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    Gaijin! Always have loved your Renegade Japow...

    Gaijin! Always have loved your Renegade Japow stoke.

    Not sure if those comments were directed at my ski build or not. For clarification: my buddy built these skis for me for nothing. He and his...
  2. Ok, I hate to be the voice of non-stoke. But...

    Ok, I hate to be the voice of non-stoke. But negative feedback may be more valuable than gushing positive feedback in the end.

    I owned OG 186 Renegades and Carbon Kusalas with extra rubber over...
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    Ha!! Not so much. ...

    Ha!! Not so much.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwT_nzg9yKw
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    Like I said... softest ski I’ve ever hand flexed...

    Like I said... softest ski I’ve ever hand flexed personally ;)
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    Took the skis out today... so fun! Hard to...

    Took the skis out today... so fun!
    Hard to separate the joy of getting a ski day in vs. the individual attributes of this particular pair of skis.

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    Whatever... it was a...
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    Maybe the new WNDR Intention 110 in a 185cm? It’s...

    Maybe the new WNDR Intention 110 in a 185cm? It’s expensive, but the dimensions and profile look great for a quiver-of-one touring ski for snowy locales. And I bet it skis long radius turns well...
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    Too soft. They are a bit softer than the 185...

    Too soft. They are a bit softer than the 185 Blends at the tip/tail, especially the tip. The NoPros are the softest ski I have ever personally hand flexed.

    I ended up basically making a 1cm...
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    Imagine and build your dream ski

    Ok, warning. More mental masturbation forthcoming. Not a lot of work and lots of time on my hands, sorry!

    But here’s the question: if you could build your own custom dream ski, what would you...
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    Totally agree. We could run the percentage off of...

    Totally agree. We could run the percentage off of ideal body weight for your height, but it takes more work. And people hate more work in general :(
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    Spoken like a skier who dabbles in SkiMo and...

    Spoken like a skier who dabbles in SkiMo and tours a helluva lot more than I do per season!! ;)
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    Interesting data points! Did you feel the...

    Interesting data points! Did you feel the heaviest setup weighed enough that it was less fun overall to tour on?

    I remember hauling a heavy setup on a four day hut trip in the Sawtooths a few...
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    Those Helio 145s look awesome! Sort of wish I had...

    Those Helio 145s look awesome! Sort of wish I had put those on my light setup instead of Xenics. Oh well.

    My larger point from a few posts ago was that listing the grams of your touring setup...
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    Thanks MW!! Care to expand at all? Is the main...

    Thanks MW!! Care to expand at all? Is the main concern that the 110 is just less durable than the 145? She doesn’t need anything higher than a RV of 8, so that part is a non-issue.

    Also, does the...
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    Would one of you ATK binding experts mind...

    Would one of you ATK binding experts mind schooling me on the BD Helio equivalents? I was thinking about getting a pair of Helio 110s for someone as a gift. The skier is 5’ 5” and 125lbs and looking...
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    I canít compare the Ravens to the WCT 108s...

    I canít compare the Ravens to the WCT 108s directly (I donít have WCT 108s). But I own 184 Ravens and I own a shitload of other more tail rockered skis like the 108s.

    The 184 cm Ravens have a...
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    Thanks eskido! Glad to hear you are on the...

    Thanks eskido!

    Glad to hear you are on the tramp. It is a great tool for air awareness. Not all the tricks translate well to on skis/on snow, but lots do.

    So bored I was looking through the...
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    Yeah dmcd!! I bet you get that 360 next year. ...

    Yeah dmcd!! I bet you get that 360 next year.

    And I love the Warren Miller reference above.
  18. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    One more post, and then I promise I will stop...

    One more post, and then I promise I will stop clogging this thread with my crap...

    Took the 179cm Vision 98s + Travers CS combo out on some of the most consequential terrain I’ve tried them in...
  19. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    Took the BC 120s out touring today on my second...

    Took the BC 120s out touring today on my second COVID closure lap at PCMR. Not their intended conditions as the fat touring ski in my quiver. But damn, they were still really fun, even on blown out...
  20. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    Been out on the Vision 98s quite a bit of late....

    Been out on the Vision 98s quite a bit of late. Still a big fan.

    Maybe even more fun than skiing them: watching your buddy ski them. Did some COVID closure touring at PCMR today. The upper park...
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    MoFro: love the Tom Petty reference! TheK12:...

    MoFro: love the Tom Petty reference!

    TheK12: you are totally correct. Iím in a weird line of work where I think in grams per kg a lot. But maybe itís better to think of this as a percentage.
    ...
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    Interesting to hear everyone’s take on pole...

    Interesting to hear everyone’s take on pole lengths and weights. At 5’ 9” with my 125cm Helios, I do what mall walker said: just choke up a little on the downhill. I’m not super sensitive to pole...
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    The light poles? No, not at all. If you are...

    The light poles? No, not at all.

    If you are doing a touring day that truly requires using your hands outside of normal pole plants (ice axes or whippets on a steep couloir or exposed face) then...
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    One more thought... ski tour fanatics will often...

    One more thought... ski tour fanatics will often obsess about the dynamic weight attached to their feet to the gram. But not much attention is paid to the dynamic weight in your hands.

    I’m not a...
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    Still pretty psyched on this setup for my low...

    Still pretty psyched on this setup for my low tide/go light go far touring equipment.

    Line Vision 98 179cm + Xenics brakeless + Pomoca Climb-Pro S Glide skins + Fischer Travers CS 27.5 + Intuition...
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    I know many are bored from COVID inertia... ...

    I know many are bored from COVID inertia...

    Lord knows I am.

    Here's another repost. If you are terminally bored, give it a spin.

    The skiing and videography is still as amateur as ever. But...
  27. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    I had TLT6Ps a long time ago. The heel hold of...

    I had TLT6Ps a long time ago. The heel hold of the TLTs was probably better than the Travers. TLT6P plus Expert Booster plus stiff tongue skied downhill about like the Travers plus Tour Wrap. And the...
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    Gave the Travers their biggest test so far today....

    Gave the Travers their biggest test so far today. Dawn patrolled the south face of Mt. Superior in LCC.

    Spooky quiet out there, just me and my touring buddy. 6ft apart at all times, of course ;)
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  29. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    5’ 9” and 145lbs. I’m not a big guy by any means.

    5’ 9” and 145lbs. I’m not a big guy by any means.
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    For me, a fellow skinny calf sufferer, a booster...

    For me, a fellow skinny calf sufferer, a booster strap as a fifth buckle (riveted as high as possible on the back of the shell, and wrapped around the boot liner only as high as possible in the...
  31. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Got out touring at PC in the AM and Alta...

    Got out touring at PC in the AM and Alta sidecountry in the PM today. I moved my Xenics brakeless to my 184cm BC 120s, ski/binding weight of approx 2130gm per foot. Paired with the Travers in a 27.5...
  32. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Saw the COVID-19 tsunami approaching two weeks...

    Saw the COVID-19 tsunami approaching two weeks ago and thought the resorts might close. Freaked out and ordered some 2018 Fischer Travers in a 27.5 (one size up from alpine boots) on sale.

    Uphill:...
  33. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    Not too stiff. Totally functional so far for me...

    Not too stiff. Totally functional so far for me when changing modes.
  34. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    Got out this AM again in some funky post-closure...

    Got out this AM again in some funky post-closure resort snow. With the lighter, softer boot, this ski requires precise balance and a centered stance in uneven chop/irregular firm snow. More so than...
  35. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    Sorry yíall... COVID-19 craziness here. Havenít...

    Sorry yíall... COVID-19 craziness here. Havenít had anytime to ski or post. Trying to prep my hospital to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

    But I did some retail therapy as this shit...
  36. Thread: Line Vision 98

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    Line Vision 98

    I know this ski has been discussed in other threads, but Iíve had a few of you PM me about it. So Iíll try to consolidate my thoughts here.

    Me: 145 lbs, 5í 9Ē tall, 40-something yo dad who lives...
  37. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    I know this isnít a sock thread, but Iíll put in...

    I know this isnít a sock thread, but Iíll put in one more vote for Dissent Pro Fit Thin Nano Tour socks. Significant improvement for me over the SmartWool and Darn Tough options Iíve tried in the...
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    Atomic BC 120 184cm with toe inserts for Tectons...

    Atomic BC 120 184cm with toe inserts for Tectons and Xenic brakeless: 2500 gm vs 2250 gm

    Line Vision 98 179cm with Xenic brakeless: 1750 gm

    Atomic Hawx XTD 130 26.5 with 27 Tour Wraps, Booster...
  39. I like your style, still have a pair of 186 cm...

    I like your style, still have a pair of 186 cm Sickles with blue STH 14s myself. By chance do you have any Scimitars too? I loved my 185 cm Scimitars to death, and they have delaminated twice now...
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    Xenic and Tecton toe mounts with inserts......

    Xenic and Tecton toe mounts with inserts... additional holes but pin position is exactly the same for the two bindings. Heel tracks left mounted with wood screws in the ski, should be able the use...
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    I think the question to size up or down will...

    I think the question to size up or down will depend in part on your shell fit. For my 26.5 Hawx XTD 130s with a one finger shell fit (and big toe punches), the stock liner was a little too short...
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    Resurrection of a dead thread... I want my two...

    Resurrection of a dead thread... I want my two dollars!! ;)

    Having blown my thumb on the bike this summer, I’m going to repeat what’s been said already. If you are an old man trying to progress...
  43. Thread: Shift V2?

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    Thread drift away from Shift V2, sorry.... But...

    Thread drift away from Shift V2, sorry....

    But the JTT clip on ripping skins without taking your skis off still stands the test of time:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yzVWrdWKLt4
  44. ACL reconstructions, mostly hamstring (semi-t)...

    ACL reconstructions, mostly hamstring (semi-t) autograft. Some cadaver allografts too, and a rare BTB patellar tendon now and again.

    If the ACL is only partially torn, sometimes the surgeon will...
  45. Thread: New ACL

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    Just saw this thread.... a few comments about ACL...

    Just saw this thread.... a few comments about ACL repair in general.
    1) Choice of graft is still mostly surgeon dependent. It seems possible that the strength of repair options may be patellar...
  46. As a doctor and a park rat, I am doubly amused by...

    As a doctor and a park rat, I am doubly amused by the above comment :)

    As someone who was torn his own ACL (albeit not on skis), I would love to see the original study redone with the modern...
  47. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    One more data point: Finally got some days on...

    One more data point:

    Finally got some days on these in deep pow. Touring days in Big and Little Cottonwood last week, and some Canyons sidecountry. Set up with Tectons and Hawx 130 XTDs, mounted...
  48. Another vote for light merino, I really like the...

    Another vote for light merino, I really like the Smartwool PhD Ultralight shirt with 1/4 zipper. I don’t think they make it anymore though.

    Bottoms are harder for me, on warmer days touring I...
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    I think that is another ďknow thyselfĒ question...

    I think that is another ďknow thyselfĒ question and answer. I chose the Vision 98 as my lightest, narrowest touring ski as part of a three ski touring quiver. I like it because Iím used to skis with...
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    You are a big boy! Seems like the 189cm Vision...

    You are a big boy! Seems like the 189cm Vision 108 might be the better call if you are looking for float. Would it be part of a bigger touring quiver or your only touring ski?

    I toured my 179cm...
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