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    ^^ That is definitely wack. And not the first...

    ^^ That is definitely wack. And not the first time. I am holding off until quality control improves.
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    No they are just freezing their asses off because...

    No they are just freezing their asses off because their clients are so fucking slow.
  3. I've also gone the tape method on various...

    I've also gone the tape method on various radicals. It works (sort of). Also adding a ATK spacer improved the skiability of speed radicals significantly. But I think the brakes on an FT do more or...
  4. It is too bad they didnt manage to get to the...

    It is too bad they didnt manage to get to the market ~2 years ago, that would've given them a better start. Now they have to compete (catch up) with the shift and second gen Cast. I dig the whole...
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    1) I think you mean the year before when they...

    1) I think you mean the year before when they switched from Guide pro (basically a cochise in lighter plastic) to the Tour Pro
    2) I think slightly narrower and a lot less volume in the cuff? The old...
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    Only have experience with the 184 VW Katana, but...

    Only have experience with the 184 VW Katana, but it is nails. I use it for touring with a lightweight binding, but I've considered buying a second one and mounting with a shift. Definitely capable...
  7. Did you also find the same machine screws for the...

    Did you also find the same machine screws for the toe piece didnt work with the 914? front two too long, rear two too short? only about a mm or so but still....
  8. Does the liner have laces? done up? Just leave...

    Does the liner have laces? done up? Just leave the liner on your foot when taking the shell off? That's the way I go with most boots.
  9. Cool. Was a bit worried it might be less stable...

    Cool. Was a bit worried it might be less stable because it is not solid plastic, but seems like you didnt experience any issues there?
    Goin to be a sweet MNC compatible CAST setup!
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    Any overlap boot with a walk mode will ski a bit...

    Any overlap boot with a walk mode will ski a bit different than a rigid spine boot. But to say therefore they arent 130 is false.
    Plenty of overlap boots ski super well and the difference with rigid...
  11. has anybody mounted a solly 914 on an STH cast...

    has anybody mounted a solly 914 on an STH cast plate?
    I wanted to switch my STH16 toe for the 914 toe, because the latter has a sliding AFD, so it will be a bit safer to use with touring soles....
  12. I would go: spoiler(s) in the rear, booster on...

    I would go:
    spoiler(s) in the rear,
    booster on the liner (below cuff)
    but a boot with smaller cuff will probably be more snug?
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    Sticky: Damn, that is a lot of CAST.

    Damn, that is a lot of CAST.
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    Sticky: How do you like that 2020 freeraider with the...

    How do you like that 2020 freeraider with the brakes at the back vs the previous ones?
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    I think the trick is a good bootfitter. my feet...

    I think the trick is a good bootfitter.
    my feet are 26.0 and 26.5 cm and ive been very happy in various iterations of cochise and zero G in a 25.5. I once had a 26.5 and it was horrible. I tour a...
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    You should add this to your sig. Best bootfitting...

    You should add this to your sig. Best bootfitting analogy i've heard so far.
  17. Granted, I never skied the metal katana, but own...

    Granted, I never skied the metal katana, but own OG cochise and Bodacious. I think the vwerks katana is an awesome ski. Not the burliest baddest ski, but a very capable ski.
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    seems to echo the sentiments in the blister...

    seems to echo the sentiments in the blister review. Rather meh. Ok, but nothing exceptional.

    One thing to remember when looking at pro athletes on a certain model is that they are very very good...
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    Ok, expected more of a shift like device. This...

    Ok, expected more of a shift like device. This is... interesting for sure. Just hope they tested for snow clearing, cause reassembling that toe piece looks like a nightmare, but I hope to be wrong. ...
  20. I Infer that there is a lot of speculation going...

    I Infer that there is a lot of speculation going on here. To add to that: Who's to say the exact same wouldn't have happened with an sth?
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    Thanks for the input guys. I clamped the ski down...

    Thanks for the input guys. I clamped the ski down and put it in a room with the heating on max, will see how it comes out after a few days. May give it a few strokes with a heatgun or hairdryer.
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    No metal so probably not gonna bother... Maybe I...

    No metal so probably not gonna bother... Maybe I should just learn to ski centered like all the cool kids these days.


    this made me laugh


    Yes I was assuming he'd chime in. Must be out...
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    Reducing tail rocker?

    There are a number of (older) threads about bending rocker into ski's, but none about removing rocker. Is there anyone who has experimented with flattening out the tail of ski's? If so how, and what...
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    Thank you both dear gents, I will try and see if...

    Thank you both dear gents, I will try and see if I can find her one locally to try on.
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    High volume Touring boot in 22.5?

    Looking for a new pair of boots for the missus. She has a relatively wide, high volume foot, and high volume calves. Currently on a Atomic waymaker in 22.5. Previously on a scarpa gea (22.5/23?) that...
  26. @stuntmanbo I dont think (solely from reading)...

    @stuntmanbo I dont think (solely from reading) that the confession is an improvement over the katana. Sounds like a way more cumbersome, locked in the turn kinda ski. I personally really like the OG...
  27. Damn, VWKatana w shift sounds like a dream to...

    Damn, VWKatana w shift sounds like a dream to me... I have the VW Katana w Raiders and love them, but not in the resort. Would love an additional one with shifts for resort-based touring. If you put...
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    Sticky: Impressive, to say the least. I am also...

    Impressive, to say the least.

    I am also positively surprised by the weight of those katanas. Thought they'd be a lot heavier.
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    Very well, I stand corrected. Just figured since...

    Very well, I stand corrected. Just figured since it was the same toe as the beast 14 it would ski similar.
    Carry on.
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    From skiing dynafit beasts for years. I dont care...

    From skiing dynafit beasts for years. I dont care what the design philosophy was, it skies a lot less harsh than any other pin binding.
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    Just to echo a different sentiment here: I fully...

    Just to echo a different sentiment here: I fully agree that the MTN is a great binding. However if you plan to use the same setup in the resort, the rotating toe of the radical 2.0 (that one has the...
  32. I think you vastly overestimate the size of that...

    I think you vastly overestimate the size of that niche market segment compared to the huge race/alpine market.



    This. A boot with a rigid spine skis way better. Whether or not everyone needs...
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    Yes the one and only OG. I think that one year...

    Yes the one and only OG. I think that one year they spurred the Bode can go into the history books as a minor mishap. I never skied it, and my buddy likes the Spur, but you don't mess with something...
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    Thanks for the replies. I feel kinda nuts...

    Thanks for the replies.
    I feel kinda nuts getting more skies when I should slim down. And it is really hard to let go of those Bodacious and cochise's. Plus if Big sky eats my ski's (why is that...
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    MT quiver ponderings

    The first bit of snow has fallen here in the alps so i am thinking about skiing again. Considering a quiver overhaul and looking for input. This will be my last winter in the Swiss Alps before moving...
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    Sticky: Cool thnx. For those who were on the (OG) cochise...

    Cool thnx. For those who were on the (OG) cochise 185, did you go 188 or 180 R11? Im kinda in between.
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    Sticky: How much top end do you give up compared to the...

    How much top end do you give up compared to the cochise? For how much increase in float?
  38. 2 skis is way too few.... but if you'd put a...

    2 skis is way too few....

    but if you'd put a gun to my head:
    Volkl Katana V-Werks w shifts
    Volkl BMT 109 w ATK freeraiders
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    Jeez the athlete channeled propaganda on this...

    Jeez the athlete channeled propaganda on this stuff is clogging my instagram feed. Fuckin anoying. If this is the future of advertising I'm out.
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    The beginning of the end I tell you!

    The beginning of the end I tell you!
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    Sticky: Damn. Are you a dentist?

    Damn. Are you a dentist?
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    I am always lost with all the lupo models. Is...

    I am always lost with all the lupo models. Is this the sucessor to the white carbon/pro Lupo? Or something different?
  43. Cochise will be pretty similar to the katana. New...

    Cochise will be pretty similar to the katana. New Cochise a bit 'edgier', but poorer pow performance.
  44. And once you do buy some new skis, sell me your...

    And once you do buy some new skis, sell me your katanas.
  45. BC are the absolute kings of marketing. They...

    BC are the absolute kings of marketing.
    They even have you talking about millimeters of ski,


    and now me too :(
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    Sticky: Nice quiver. So what is the not-so-low-snow...

    Nice quiver.

    So what is the not-so-low-snow touring rig? Shiros w cast? Or do you only tour w low snow ;)
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    Sticky: Love the Tyrolia setup! As someone living in...

    Love the Tyrolia setup!

    As someone living in Switzerland, I'd urge you to bring the katana's. Such a versatile ski. And if you're moving shit anyway, why not throw another one in. Or a dedicated...
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    Damn, all the best Greg. You need roughly...

    Damn, all the best Greg.
    You need roughly 100-120 degrees of flexion for riding a bike. But if your PT has a stationary bike where you can shorten the pedals you can get on that earlier. (W shorten...
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    I rock climb a lot (or currently just train due...

    I rock climb a lot (or currently just train due to ACL surgery). Elbow is flaring up and I am doing planche progressions, wrist curls and handstands to cure it. Has worked in the past so i am hopeful...
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    Good luck! I am 7 weeks out of ACL repair and had...

    Good luck! I am 7 weeks out of ACL repair and had my first (cautious) moves on the climbing wall this week. Physio is the key, even more with reconstruction than with repair. Hit the PT hard, but not...
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