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    My S.O. is an independent business person for...

    My S.O. is an independent business person for 30+ yrs has paid for all her own shit, has her own car/house/money, seems to spend a lot of money on plants, books and yoga pants ... can't complain...
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    I've used both and brakes are just more...

    I've used both and brakes are just more convenient ...YMMV
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    how ever the guy or gal at Intuition does it ...

    how ever the guy or gal at Intuition does it

    we also tape the footbed to the foot ... always perfect
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    I always use square & Tick method and I use the...

    I always use square & Tick method and I use the ski edge
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    back in the day we had an austrailian shepard go...

    back in the day we had an austrailian shepard go compeltely blind literaly overnight, the vet was again puzzled did some homework , put the dog on steroids and she regained eye sight I think within a...
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    I've used pogies paddling & riding motorcycles,...

    I've used pogies paddling & riding motorcycles, IME you want something that is easy to get your hands into while on the move, IME the shelter they will give is more imprtant than depending on them...
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    feet that are flatter than piss on a plate have...

    feet that are flatter than piss on a plate have probably done all the deforming they are going to do so the podiatrist will attempt to support them, but ask yerself if you want to believe a guy who...
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    IME any of the above ^^ is still cheaper than...

    IME any of the above ^^ is still cheaper than divorce, perhaps just not as satisfying ... just saying
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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5048-286/PRS-4-W-1-D...

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5048-286/PRS-4-W-1-Deluxe-Wall-Mount-Repair-Stand?colour=NOC02&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5Y2Tsq765QIVQh6tBh14QArpEAQYBSABEgJA4PD_BwE

    yeah they are not essential but you use...
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    that means YOU did 35 years with them A lot of...

    that means YOU did 35 years with them

    A lot of them died <3 yrs after retirement

    I hope he is still kicking
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    yeah it was 1982 so old school for sure footbeds...

    yeah it was 1982 so old school for sure footbeds were not really a thing yet, that pict is some history, sure there were other footbed types out there that were marketed as more ski boot specific but...
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    and for the OP's question about different soles,...

    and for the OP's question about different soles, they come in different thicknesses and there have been different offerings over the years

    the original red are the medium thick which i have...
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    I don't think one brand is better than the other,...

    I don't think one brand is better than the other, either they work or they don't

    I just tried the Sole and found they work FOR ME

    If you got flat feet I wouldn't heat mold them and so i...
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    ok so on saturday doggy was "this far" from the...

    ok so on saturday doggy was "this far" from the big needle but after about 5 days of prednisone altho doggy is still not able to eat or drink she appears brighter, is responding to stimulation of...
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    I just told him there was no money so be really...

    I just told him there was no money so be really smart & get scholarships
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    https://www.gogglesnmore.com/blog/snowmobiling-gog...

    https://www.gogglesnmore.com/blog/snowmobiling-goggles-with-prescription-goggle-inserts/?fbclid=IwAR1q67WGArm-qFjRAX_WhefjXmil-iqpk91M7cjpgZeZ6Vit8PTRNA-_uhE

    actualy a sledding site
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    yeah I seen those ^^ in a FB link or something...

    yeah I seen those ^^ in a FB link or something and I wondered ?
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    It just means they aren't making the types of...

    It just means they aren't making the types of skis the average TGR reader uses but you see them in ski racing or on on-piste, also I think you might be suprised how many skis they make for other...
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    this ^^

    this ^^
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    Before about 1992 everybody at IBM HAD to wear...

    Before about 1992 everybody at IBM HAD to wear the suits, then head office proclaimed we were adopting business casual to fit in better with our clients, you know those PC guys with the laptops...
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    the old quill style or aheadset type ? I have...

    the old quill style or aheadset type ?

    I have an old cinelli quill type
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    one that always comes to mind is mrs XXX-er had...

    one that always comes to mind is mrs XXX-er had to have a new BBQ

    and then goes vegan right after I buy it

    Fortunately its been a long time since she cost me any money,

    she always cost me...
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    be happy the amount is so low I wonder how she...

    be happy the amount is so low

    I wonder how she would answer the same question ?
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    same here, I have some customs but the sole work...

    same here, I have some customs but the sole work for me

    if a foot bed works for your feet you don 't need custom
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    ranger actualy

    ranger actualy
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    they ^^ will keep your shoes dry all day IME,...

    they ^^ will keep your shoes dry all day IME, there is just a web strap under the sole to keep the upper in place which you might want to slather with AQS before they wear too much

    also IME don't...
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    explain that ^^ statement so it doesn't look like...

    explain that ^^ statement so it doesn't look like you are contradicting yourself
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    I would buy skins with an adjustable tail...

    I would buy skins with an adjustable tail attachment and a simple tip loop you attach by folding the skin over to stick to itself

    the reason is then you get SO much adjustment

    with the extra...
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    you don't have a bar end plug on a ski pole so...

    you don't have a bar end plug on a ski pole so you gotta tape it or something,

    that tape in the picture is re-purposed from my C-dale, just use whatever tape is on your bike that you wana...
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    I went with the lowest payment variable rate 30yr...

    I went with the lowest payment variable rate 30yr amortisation mortgage I could get at the time because mom was 86, not taking trips to vegas and computer illiterate (it runs in the family eh) SO...
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    no, zero problems or maintenance, one of the...

    no, zero problems or maintenance, one of the poles has a small nick in the tape as you can see but otherwise fine, I would do it again
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    https://www.taigaworks.ca/cart.php?m=product_detai...

    https://www.taigaworks.ca/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=65

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5042-260/Cloudburst-Shoe-Covers?colour=BK000&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1P2ek-L25QIVxB-tBh0cOA_vEAQYASABEgIMsvD_BwE
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    yeah post# 14 you can see ^^ a large ball of...

    yeah post# 14 you can see ^^ a large ball of electric tape over a couple layers of the handebar tape, i think the 3M mastic would work well also, the ball shaped wad is good cuz your hand doesn't...
  34. they ^^are on nordic blades, way easier/more...

    they ^^are on nordic blades, way easier/more stable than hockey skates but kind of expensive unless you already own XC ski boots/bindings

    IME when the skiiing is good usually the skating sucks and...
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    IME photochromic or transition lenses don't work...

    IME photochromic or transition lenses don't work well with snow
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    so there are no steel edges ?

    so there are no steel edges ?
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    road bike bar tape is still working fine, the key...

    road bike bar tape is still working fine, the key is to wrap bottom to top so you don't pull down on the exposed edge and rip it all to shit
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    No way to tell now but I am willing to bet it was...

    No way to tell now but I am willing to bet it was a great power meter until it tore itself apart because the fasteners were loose
  39. even if you are not a clutz, a clutz might run...

    even if you are not a clutz, a clutz might run into you

    it happened to a small tele babe when a large redneck/clutz ran into her goging the rong way on a track at the lake and she broke her wrist...
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    No problem with Homosexuals but those snow...

    No problem with Homosexuals but those snow borders eh
  41. Thread: ski skin fix ?

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    Probably a good " your mom " joke in that post ^^...

    Probably a good " your mom " joke in that post ^^

    The thing with a sewing repair IS you have to know how to sew,

    I have done literaly hundreds of permanent fixes to out door gear for money
    ...
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    looks like Marquette has inserts for a Voile 3...

    looks like Marquette has inserts for a Voile 3 pin, I'm betting the 140mm under foot makes it pretty stable
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    Hold the bike up in the air by its cranks, tap on...

    Hold the bike up in the air by its cranks, tap on spindle end with a hammer & drift they came lose pretty easy
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    Time to bust out the old Tele Yupi vid, crank the...

    Time to bust out the old Tele Yupi vid, crank the music in your cubicle, Ja Wobble !


    https://youtu.be/eTIPN0DAqwY
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    Heat and pressure are what put the curvy bits in...

    Heat and pressure are what put the curvy bits in a ski so more heat and pressure are the most likey way to alter that.


    light bulbs in an insulated foil lined suitcase/like enclosure big enough...
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    Aeffect

    Aeffect
  47. Thread: Ask the experts

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    If you let Squirt freeze in the shed over the...

    If you let Squirt freeze in the shed over the winter it will thicken up to where it doesn't penetrate so well but its possible to thin out with water
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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4015-422/ProLink-Cha...

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4015-422/ProLink-Chain-Lube---4-oz-118ml

    I used prolink ^^ for a lot of years and it works well,
    ...
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    IME not all prescriptions fit in all shapes of...

    IME not all prescriptions fit in all shapes of frames and not all frames fit all faces

    IME even if I take the lenses out and just use the frame Rayban wayfarer are reasonable priced/ good quality...
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    I wonder what amount of heat? You could probably...

    I wonder what amount of heat? You could probably make something out of incandessant light bulbs like they do for a XC ski hotbox

    Back in the day when modifying WW kayaks was a thing there was the...
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