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    Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Still...

    Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Still on the hunt for the unicorn pack but actually reasonably pleased with the cirque 45. Just got back from a 4 night trip to the eastern Sierra. We hiked...
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    I have a jigarex plate that I believe will work...

    I have a jigarex plate that I believe will work for this gen duke. If that is useful for anyone reading this thread, Iíd be happy to make it yours for the cost of shipping or free pickup in PDX.
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    Just saw your request at the end of this post...

    Just saw your request at the end of this post Greg. Here are the side views 371420371421
  4. These skins are worth a premium. Have you ever...

    These skins are worth a premium. Have you ever tried to pull apart new black diamond skins? Impossible. These clearly have the right ratio of dog fur and lint to stick to your skis but not be...
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    If youíre focusing on volcano skiing and funds...

    If youíre focusing on volcano skiing and funds are an issue, you can definitely get away with a cheaper and lighter setup than what you have proposed. You do not need a boot as stiff as a zero g or a...
  6. Evo does a pretty decent job. If your friend is...

    Evo does a pretty decent job. If your friend is buying boots, they can order whatever they think theyre interested in advance and bring them in for fitting. Return what doesnít work in store. Saves...
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    Love my camox free birds. Hold an edge well...

    Love my camox free birds. Hold an edge well without feeling locked into a turn. Are surprisingly good in deeper snow given their width. Really nice in hot pow/mashed potatoes/overcooked corn. They...
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    I have a dirt roamer. It definitely has a cycling...

    I have a dirt roamer. It definitely has a cycling cut so not great for casual wear. That said, it is an incredible shoulder season/winter MTB jacket. I can pedal up hill for hours in. 50+ degree...
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    368000368001 This app seems quite accurate for...

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    This app seems quite accurate for my feet in terms of size, relative length and volume (L>R) and overall instep height (thatís usually where Iíve had a problem with boots.
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    What region are you in? That makes a difference. ...

    What region are you in? That makes a difference.

    But as others have said, about a week of clear skies and regular freeze/thaw makes for the best corn snow...somewhere. But to hit it right you...
  11. Around 28 days entirely in Oregon. Mostly Mt....

    Around 28 days entirely in Oregon. Mostly Mt. Hood region, Three Sisters Region, and Elkhorns.


    - Black Crows Anima FB 10x
    - Black Crows Camox FB (and more in store as we get more into spring...
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    Damn. The descensionist pack was definitely...

    Damn. The descensionist pack was definitely checking boxes on paper.

    I might have to take a look at one anyway. Seems like it wouldnít carry worse than the Cirque 45.
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    Thanks tgapp. Does the HMG have load lifter...

    Thanks tgapp. Does the HMG have load lifter straps? The photos on their website didnít look like it. That was the main reason HMG wasnít in the running (and new theyíre a little out of the current...
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    Resurrecting this thread now that longer days and...

    Resurrecting this thread now that longer days and multi day spring trips are on the horizon. Anyone have a multi day ski pack theyíre stoked on? Iím in the same vein as OP but not quite as picky.
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    My buddy just got some K2 boots with a walk mode....

    My buddy just got some K2 boots with a walk mode. Not sure the model but heís pretty stoked on them, and he rips.

    I think the advice for first touring setup is the same no matter if you ski or...
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    Lots of good questions. And youíll learn more by...

    Lots of good questions. And youíll learn more by getting out with more experienced partners than you ever will on the internet. But Iíll try to answer the questions you posed:

    Re: Laps

    I think...
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    If size and price are not an significant factor,...

    If size and price are not an significant factor, itís hard to beat snow peak for looks, comfort, and durability. They donít pack up super small and theyíre not cheap, but they are awesome and really...
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    Itís a fair question if you havenít been touring...

    Itís a fair question if you havenít been touring with skiers much. I think there are a few ways to think about it. The most significant are transitions. To transition skis, you buckle your boots,...
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    I am a skier but some of my close touring...

    I am a skier but some of my close touring partners are split-boarders. By their accounts the technology has improved tremendously over the past few years in terms of ride quality and transitions. At...
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    WTB Patagonia Descensionist M jacket

    On the hunt for a menís medium Patagonia Descensionist in Viking blue or fluid green (yellow). Looking for the solid colors, not with different colored shoulders. Iíd probably pay too much for one in...
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    Iím just waiting for the mountain bike industry...

    Iím just waiting for the mountain bike industry to get in on ski boots. I want air chambers, hydraulics, and rebound settings in mine. Plus, I donít think ski boots cost enough.
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    In my mind thereís repair kits for day tours and...

    In my mind thereís repair kits for day tours and repair kits for multi day trips/huts/ yurts etc. For day trips, if a binding explodes the focus is getting out safely with minimal fuss. Youíre...
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    Supposedly longer liner life. Not wanting to sit...

    Supposedly longer liner life. Not wanting to sit around a shop during COVID. Nothing against it. I usually do bake liners. But the combo of Lupo AX HD and tour wraps is the closest to an out of the...
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    Intuition Tour Wrap?

    Iím using a 26 tour wrap in a 25.5 Lupo Ax HD with positive effects. I measure a 26.5 on a brannock. Historically skied a 26/.5. Recently downsized both dedicated touring boots (zero g tp) and Lupos...
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    I have some of the green/yellow F1s BSL 292mm....

    I have some of the green/yellow F1s BSL 292mm. Not sure if that is 26/25.5 or 25.5/27 for that model. If thatís the right size PM for photos and what youíre looking to spend.
  26. Go with the pack that fits you comfortably and...

    Go with the pack that fits you comfortably and has the features you want. If the BCA checks those boxes, go for it. Personally I have preferred the design of Mammut packs (fit, pocket location, size,...
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    Iím on the Atris and love them. Very intuitive...

    Iím on the Atris and love them. Very intuitive ski and can handle just about any conditions. Theyíre not my favorite ski on hard pack, but given how well they do everywhere else, I happily tolerate...
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    PM sent to Joey on that Ferox offer. Thanks for...

    PM sent to Joey on that Ferox offer. Thanks for all the great advice. Ferox seems like a close cousin to the Atris. For posterity Iíll post a comparison once I get a chance to ski both.
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    Thanks everyone! Wildcat tour 108 is floating to...

    Thanks everyone! Wildcat tour 108 is floating to the the top of the list. Weight looks good. Glad to hear of folks who went from atris to wildcat and like it better.
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    This is great advice. On the Navis FB, what...

    This is great advice. On the Navis FB, what didnít you like about it?
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    Adding the Ferox but damn...$1K for a ski!?That...

    Adding the Ferox but damn...$1K for a ski!?That might be more than I spent on the rest of my quiver combined! Might consider if they go on sale.

    What are some of the similarities between the...
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    Touring Ski that Skis like the BC Atris?

    So I love my Atris in 184 for pretty much all skiing. I like how it is fairly stable at speed in soft snow, and can handle a whole range of turn types. I am considering getting a second pair as a...
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    Price?
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    Seems like identifying region would be helpful to...

    Seems like identifying region would be helpful to the conversation. Here in the PNW, I find an 80-90mm waist ski indispensable for the tail end of the ski season (April - July; itís a long tail). We...
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    Whatís the fit like in the Patagonia pants?...

    Whatís the fit like in the Patagonia pants? Baggier like pow slayer or slimmer? Very interested if on the looser end.
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    WTB Black Crows Navis Freebird 179

    Let me know if youíre holding. As long as the edges and sidewalls are in decent shape and thereís no more than one mount, Iíll be very interested.

    Also have some Corvus Freebird 183cms with 4...
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    Whatís your shell fit like? I just got fitted for...

    Whatís your shell fit like? I just got fitted for the ZGTPs yesterday and felt a similar experience in the shop to what youíre describing. I had 2+ finger fit in the 26.5 and barely a finger in the...
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    Still available?

    Still available?
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    I recently remounted with kingpins at + 1cm. I...

    I recently remounted with kingpins at + 1cm. I usually prefer a more traditional mount point, but I notice no discernible loss in tip float, and the tails feel much more supportive on drops and...
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    I might have some 12s soon. I ordered from...

    I might have some 12s soon. I ordered from alpinstore in France. The bindings got as close as my local post office (in Oregon). But the street number was smudged on the address. So USPS decided to...
  41. D-Roc - if someone wants the bag with just the...

    D-Roc - if someone wants the bag with just the minimalist hip belt Iíll sell the pocketed hip belt separately. I donít think I will split until the bag sells.
  42. Dynafit, Mountain Hardwear, Blizzard, Mystery Ranch

    Prices include shipping via USPS, to go out after Christmas. If you want sooner, I can ship UPS and buyer splits shipping.

    Dynafit Mezzalama Mensís Medium $110. Wind layer with primaloft alpha....
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    Anyone skiing the anima freebird at +1 from...

    Anyone skiing the anima freebird at +1 from recommended? Considering remounting with a kingpin and have to go a little forward with the mount. Curious to hear any opinions. I know the blister guys...
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    Spyderjon - thanks for the info! I donít have the...

    Spyderjon - thanks for the info! I donít have the alpinists in hand yet so the info on the hole patterns is helpful. I agree with having to remove the heel tower of the kingpin being a bit of a pia....
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    Alpinist/M-Werks combo

    Marker bindings suck and always pre-release or break. Or pre-release because theyíre broken.

    Cool. Got that out of the way. Now on to my question.

    About to mount some alpinist 12s on some BC...
  46. Thread: WTB xcd skis

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    WTB xcd skis

    I have some atomic rainiers. Theyíre a 170cm though. Drilled twice. One for three screw xc bindings (3 pins). Once for Dynafit (old 5 screw toe piece). Pm if you think these can work for you.

    Also...
  47. Thanks for the stoke and support, everyone. You...

    Thanks for the stoke and support, everyone. You know times are bad when we have to make these sorts of decisions.
  48. Fairy Meadows (Bill Putnam Hut) Permit up for Transfer

    Cross listing for more eyes:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/337920-Fairy-Meadows-(Bill-Putnam-Hut)-Permit-up-for-Transfer

    If this breaks any rules, sorry. I'd hate for some...
  49. 348426 This is from last March (literally as...

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    This is from last March (literally as the pandemic was getting into full swing in North America). Photo taken from the back porch of the hut.
  50. Fairy Meadows (Bill Putnam Hut) Permit up for Transfer

    So we thought we got lucky and pulled a Fairy Meadows permit for February. But the border is still closed and we're a bunch of statesiders. The Alpine Club of Canada still plans to run the trips. So...
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