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    Do they typically have 16DIN demo bindings on...

    Do they typically have 16DIN demo bindings on there? My two concerns with using provided skis would be not knowing how they perform in variable conditions (good snow makes any ski great fun) and...
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    Looks more like a chunder bowl now.

    Looks more like a chunder bowl now.
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    Donated. Awful to hear, but hope you and the...

    Donated. Awful to hear, but hope you and the family can pull together and recover quickly.
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    my $0.02, be the squeaky wheel if you want timely...

    my $0.02, be the squeaky wheel if you want timely service from medical professionals. this is coming from experience as well as being told to do this by various doctors over the years. Give it a...
  5. Washington. Its in a very urban area that sees a...

    Washington. Its in a very urban area that sees a ton of hiker traffic so i can understand why it would be near impossible to get "fun" mtb trails approved. Plenty of other opportunities for me to...
  6. Is staffing the reason for no Cinco this year? ...

    Is staffing the reason for no Cinco this year? Plenty of coverage.

    Alpy park and Cinco were two of the coolest ways to wrap up the lift served season. Bit of a bummer, hopefully its not a new...
  7. I could not disagree more with the first part,...

    I could not disagree more with the first part, but heartily agree with the second haha.


    I miss digging. Wish the trails i moved next to allowed anything more than basic maintenance like drain...
  8. The scanners have been training for alpental all...

    The scanners have been training for alpental all summer.


    Easier access and more folks going out the gates. What could go wrong? I wonder if the E-gate policy and designation will change to...
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    How quickly everyone forgets that Crystal has...

    How quickly everyone forgets that Crystal has backtracked on policies, after announcement or implementation, more than a handful of times the past few years. What they set now as policy has little...
  10. The hidden valley chair is news. Seems like...

    The hidden valley chair is news.

    Seems like the other announcements are just rehashing old plans to stay in the news. Without dates for construction it isnt really real.

    the international...
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    Regarding the pain, im pretty good with acute...

    Regarding the pain, im pretty good with acute pain (history of playing/skiing/mtbing through fractures and tears) and the first week after my shoulder surgery was absolute misery. But then again, my...
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    Youll want to get to your safe, comfy lazyboy...

    Youll want to get to your safe, comfy lazyboy chair ASAP after surgery and not leave for at least 5 days postop. multihour roadtrips or flights in the days following a shoulder reconstruction sound...
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    I played baseball/football (SS/QB) and want/need...

    I played baseball/football (SS/QB) and want/need to throw with my baby boy when he's older, so my needs for physical ability are different than if I just skied and rode bikes. I'm actually pretty...
  14. https://youtu.be/1LlhAuql0mI

    https://youtu.be/1LlhAuql0mI
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    FWIW, MLB pitchers almost exclusively rehab...

    FWIW, MLB pitchers almost exclusively rehab rotator cuff tears because recovery rate from surgery is so low. And damn near anyone who played significant overhead sports has some level of labrum...
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    Just had 2 separate orthos refuse to do surgery...

    Just had 2 separate orthos refuse to do surgery due to how badly shredded my labrum is, and the advanced arthritis stemming from the associated instability and subluxations. I'm a PT only candidate...
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    Vail resorts: The most fun you can have with your...

    Vail resorts: The most fun you can have with your pants on.... Or off.
  18. First time I tried to hook up with the lot 4...

    First time I tried to hook up with the lot 4 mags, it was BBI16. I walked up to a group of grungy dentist types and announced "hey everyone I'm Californiagrown". It wasn't mags, and they told me "...
  19. Yep, we did similar sleep training but started it...

    Yep, we did similar sleep training but started it at 4 months per consultation with our pediatrician. little guy is pretty laid back like his dad so he pretty much nailed it first try- wailed for 15...
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    I like vyvanse. For me, less unwanted side...

    I like vyvanse. For me, less unwanted side effects than adderal or ritaline. YMMV. Also, doctors are more likely to prescribe it because its harder to abuse (marketed as such too)- it has to...
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    We didn't have total assets equal to our house...

    We didn't have total assets equal to our house purchase price, but ours was a "all cash offer" too. It seems like it's a term where the lender trusted us enough to vouch for our ability to close the...
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    Drugs (one in particular), and becoming OCD about...

    Drugs (one in particular), and becoming OCD about organization and routines has helped me quite a bit. Also learning through trial and error ways to function better... everyone is different and...
  23. Why fix what doesnt get used?

    Why fix what doesnt get used?
  24. My old man used to work in Sunnyvale. Him and a...

    My old man used to work in Sunnyvale. Him and a work buddy took the buddys cessna to day trip to mammoth a couple times. Was a much faster day trip than driving (or flying) to tahoe.
  25. Buy a sweet place on the central coast of CA. ...

    Buy a sweet place on the central coast of CA. Cambria or SLO. Own a beater cessna. Take the quick 40 min flight to mammoth on your days off.

    Commute by car 2.5 hours into Sunnyvale once a week,...
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    Yep. The Ikonic vibe was loud and proud at...

    Yep. The Ikonic vibe was loud and proud at Alpental. Glad you were able to get the goods down south while we took one for the team a few miles north lol.
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    With patrol, is there a hierarchy with the...

    With patrol, is there a hierarchy with the decision making? On a tour, theoretically everybody gets an equal say which should theoretically lead to more conservative safer decision making as the...
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    I have no experience in the world you thrived in....

    I have no experience in the world you thrived in. The reason i brought up that point is that i see similarities in the heuristic traps super experienced BC skier fall into and the possible traps...
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    I think the point of an "outside expert" would be...

    I think the point of an "outside expert" would be to have it be a nuetral 3rd party who wouldnt be affected by outside pressures. Maybe its a 4 year tour of duty at that particular resort to try and...
  30. Snow was great, crowds were not. Managed one Ch2...

    Snow was great, crowds were not. Managed one Ch2 lap, then hung out waiting for international for a bit but had to bail at 11 to take over the afternoon baby shift from my wife.

    ...
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    Insurance wont cover damage even if it was...

    Insurance wont cover damage even if it was installed correctly. Can be a hold up selling the place. Renters (if you go that route) can sue you for property damage, etc.

    Nothing bad happens if...
  32. Thats one helluva hot take. That said, i...

    Thats one helluva hot take.


    That said, i really wish we still had my grandparents hobby farm in Ashland still in the family. Great memories spending summers and TG there as a little kid and...
  33. Was i not clear when i said i would like to shut...

    Was i not clear when i said i would like to shut the door behind me? lol Everyone who came after me is a goddamn transplant ruining the place!



    many are worth more than just one.

    And...
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    I had to pay $1200 material+labor in my condo. ...

    I had to pay $1200 material+labor in my condo. Needed to be installed by a licensed pro, and required City inspection and sign off (certificate attached to the tank). things are obviously different...
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    Looks like you built yourself an excellent...

    Looks like you built yourself an excellent wind-down spot to kick your feet up with a beer/doobie in hand, and pup beside you. Nice job matching the paver to the concrete color too. It all looks...
  36. At what point is google going to make moffet...

    At what point is google going to make moffet field into a commuter airline hub? Based on the value of my parents postage stamp property nearby (home is a teardown), that land is worth trillions haha.
  37. folks living not on the coast or in SF are used...

    folks living not on the coast or in SF are used to an average high temp in the 60s at the coldest... and that is with the sun shining 29/30 days. 58 and sunny is very different than 48 and drizzly. ...
  38. Just live in SLC. SLC to SJC is like 20 mins...

    Just live in SLC. SLC to SJC is like 20 mins more than reno to SJC and probably a cheaper flight.


    You should live in CA. Washington in general, but especially the ski areas are full. No...
  39. Or near the bottom in the bar?

    Or near the bottom in the bar?
  40. reminder to current passholders that you have...

    reminder to current passholders that you have until the 12th to renew before sales are opened to the general public.

    Maybe next year they will offer a year round pass for bike park access too. ...
  41. Seems to be a bit of snow has fallen up there. ...

    Seems to be a bit of snow has fallen up there. NWAC telemetry says its a full-on reset. Hoping the warmup consolidates the pack and covers holes in preparation for this weekends storm, instead of...
  42. #vanlife #onewithnature

    #vanlife
    #onewithnature
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    He's no spring chicken, right? I think i used to...

    He's no spring chicken, right? I think i used to see him on the NS forums back in the day.
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    No foolin', you been fooled by a fool.

    No foolin', you been fooled by a fool.
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    Recently went on an informal company ski day with...

    Recently went on an informal company ski day with coworkers (about 10 total). Everyone except for myself and another lady were in either brand new Arcteryx or Burton AK. Only 3 of us had been on...
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    the answer to your problem is VERY different if...

    the answer to your problem is VERY different if this is happening at a place you are renting to OTHER PEOPLE (who can and will sue the pants off you and your family), vs a place YOU are living at...
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    Mid 30s, no kids, just bought houses in Seattle...

    Mid 30s, no kids, just bought houses in Seattle metro. Unclear what their partners did for a living.

    I'm not mad about it, just a little amazed that people feel so financially comfortable living...
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    I would estimate around 20% of the folks we have...

    I would estimate around 20% of the folks we have interviewed for a technical professional position in the last year have stipulated they want to only work between 24 and 32 hours per week. Enough to...
  49. I ski at a mountain with steep, super playful...

    I ski at a mountain with steep, super playful terrain, and few opportunities to really open'er up and charge. Additionally, ive become a pussy and going mach chicken on groomers scares the pants off...
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    Sooo thats what they mean by "pipe bursting"....

    Sooo thats what they mean by "pipe bursting"....
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