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    Mine (the 3450g ones) are the current top...

    Mine (the 3450g ones) are the current top sheet...mostly grey/black with a small green bar and white tails.

    I stuck trofeo+'s on them to keep the weight down. Fun skis, I haven't got as much time...
  2. Yeah spending a day in there working is going to...

    Yeah spending a day in there working is going to suck. Might be fine if you are somewhere in nice weather when you can just hop out to stretch but not ideal.

    (We have a passenger van with a bed in...
  3. From what i've seen older used camper vans are...

    From what i've seen older used camper vans are pretty cheap and often have lower millage then that since they were only used for camping. For the use you describe I'd try to find one thats more of a...
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    I think i read on here a few years ago about a...

    I think i read on here a few years ago about a stiff ski being better with dynafits since it reduced the need for heel elasticity. Maybe in the thread about someone reporting second hand info from a...
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    STP briefly had the 116s and snagged a pair in...

    STP briefly had the 116s and snagged a pair in 186. Was planing on using them with atk trofeos as ultralight powder skis but they weight in at 7 lbs 10 oz/ 3450g in the plastic or a few ounces...
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    The high riser on the trofeo is only 5 mm higher...

    The high riser on the trofeo is only 5 mm higher then the medium which is pretty much useless. For the haute route it is 13 according to https://skimo.co/binding-riser-heights

    Someone should...
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    I've got the trofeo+/180 on some light skis and...

    I've got the trofeo+/180 on some light skis and just ordered a second pair for powder skis. They come with a crampon mount (145/non plus does not but you can buy one). Paper jig mounting was easy,...
  8. Persistent (green?) threadlocker on scarpa ski walk levers?

    I'm trying to swap out the ski walk levers on some scarpa f1s for some shorter ones to reduce the forward lean.

    The screws appear to have been installed with a very liberal amounts of green thread...
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    Showa Atlas 282 TEMRES is a far superior version...

    Showa Atlas 282 TEMRES is a far superior version of the standard vinyl snow blower glove. They a lighter more flexible and slightly breathable polyurethane coating instead of a heavy vinyl one and...
  10. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I picked up Tectons for my wife and I this fall...

    I picked up Tectons for my wife and I this fall and have been noticing similar toe play issues. I've noticed some vagueness on groomers and my wife commented on a "loose boot" feel sunday despite...
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    Just picked up some trofeo pluses (helios 180s)....

    Just picked up some trofeo pluses (helios 180s). Getting ready to mount them i noticed that the heal track/baseplate are shown in opposite directions on the BD site and and the ATK one.

    It looks...
  12. I wore out a westcomb (polartech alpha) coat and...

    I wore out a westcomb (polartech alpha) coat and now have a Nano Air. (Of those two I'd give the edge to the nano air based on useful chest pockets and a better cut/feel).

    Its really too warm for...
  13. Thread: Massage Rollers

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    The Rolfflex is pretty amazing for targeting...

    The Rolfflex is pretty amazing for targeting small areas around your elbows, knees, and claves and you can use it on the go without finding a place to lie down. I got it for climbers elbow originally...
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    I sized up in the cho oyu to XL (normally a L)...

    I sized up in the cho oyu to XL (normally a L) and love it for belay coat usage. Room for layers and a bit of extra length.

    Face fabric isn't as ultralight but is pretty light. Mine has developed...
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    That big vertical pin in the heal piece must be...

    That big vertical pin in the heal piece must be what keeps the heal in laterally? And require a hole drilled or socket installed in the bottom of the boot heal?

    Interesting and simple approach but...
  16. Thread: VANS for skiing

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    They did sell the AWD express/savanna's in...

    They did sell the AWD express/savanna's in Canada. I know because we bought na ex canadian rental that was reimported to the us when the Canadian dollar went down.

    Ours is pretty much unstoppable...
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    If you're pricing out sprinters seriously...

    If you're pricing out sprinters seriously consider the AWD GM Van like doebedoe mentioned. It was available on GMC Savanna and Chevy Express 1500's made up to 2014 and it's still possible to find a...
  18. Thread: Baby backpacks

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    Check out the phil and ted's escape: ...

    Check out the phil and ted's escape:

    http://www.babygearlab.com/Baby-Backpack-Reviews/Phil-And-Teds-Escape

    Smaller company from new Zealand, cheaper then the others, clean easy to adjust design...
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    Maestrale RS2 looks nice: ...

    Maestrale RS2 looks nice:

    https://gearjunkie.com/roundup/outdoor-retailer-show-winter-2017-18-gear-preview#ScarpaMaestraleUpdate
  20. The Cap 4 hoody is my favorite layer ever as...

    The Cap 4 hoody is my favorite layer ever as well. The new capilene thermal weight looks to be the same thing though i'd miss the chest pocket. The matching pants are great too.

    The fabric they...
  21. I've had some 175 synapse 109s with the first...

    I've had some 175 synapse 109s with the first year black top sheet for a month or so with 5 tours and one day inbounds on them. This is shorter than I normally like (191 voile chargers being the...
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    Follow the pre season order link from the...

    Follow the pre season order link from the supercharger page and there is a link to their dropbox with more info:
    ...
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    Good photos and run down of the mechanism here: ...

    Good photos and run down of the mechanism here:

    https://hikinginfinland.com/2015/12/arcteryx-procline-carbon-lite-ski-boot.html

    The cuff lock actually looks somewhat field repairable.
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    I live in MT and use the westcomb tango for this...

    I live in MT and use the westcomb tango for this and it is great but has a hood.

    Great under a shell, great without a shell on sunny cold days and great as an uphill layer when its really really...
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    Haven't had any issues. I used thin wire (like a...

    Haven't had any issues. I used thin wire (like a bit of guitar string or similar) and it probably rubs less then the original H clip. The only bulky bit is where I ran it around the front but that is...
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    I lost one of these on a vertical and wired the...

    I lost one of these on a vertical and wired the brake to the post. Still going strong after 5 years.

    Or you could replace the whole baseplate as the later baseplates had the brake preeminently...
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    The Patagonia cap4 hoodie is, for me, more useful...

    The Patagonia cap4 hoodie is, for me, more useful then the r1.

    It's a bit lighter and has a more open grid pattern (polartech power dry high efficiency) that moves moisture really well. I can use...
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    U.S. Order List: MTBCAT - Dreamliner LV 28.0...

    U.S. Order List:
    MTBCAT - Dreamliner LV 28.0
    GMERZ - Pro Tongue 29.0
    ANDEH - Dreamliner MV 27.0
    J_PAIZ - Powerwrap 27.0
    SchralphMacchio - ProTour HV 27.0
    brettAK - powerwrap 26.0
    Eskido -...
  29. Thanks guys! Still seems doable though I may hold...

    Thanks guys! Still seems doable though I may hold off on the full bake till I have a chance to ski them a bit more and/or take a trip to somewhere with an experienced bootfitter.

    Does anyone ever...
  30. Baking Grilamid Shells in a Home Convection Oven?

    Has anyone tried this yet? Any advice? Or warnings?

    I picked up a pair of tlt6p's on sale last spring and after a few days on them i'm convinced I need a bit more volume over the arch and in the...
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    I've been wondering about this as well. I also...

    I've been wondering about this as well. I also see intuition now lists LV versions of the Dreamliner and Luxury Liner on the site which might work well with the tlt6. Any one tried them?
  32. I ended up mounting my used 191 non bc versions a...

    I ended up mounting my used 191 non bc versions a cm or so forward due to preexisting holes and love them. I haven't skied a pair mounted any other way to compare though.
  33. Might be overkill but our local microwave isp...

    Might be overkill but our local microwave isp uses stuff from these guys:

    http://www.ubnt.com/products/

    We get our signal from a tower 6+ miles away and it is solid and not overly effected by...
  34. The polartech stuff breathes really well but...

    The polartech stuff breathes really well but doesn't offer a big jump up in wind protection if that is what you are after.

    I have the rab stretch neo pant. Not sure how the new guide version...
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    Jonathan, I've lost track of all the different...

    Jonathan, I've lost track of all the different iterations of the c-lite/cross-lite/x-lite/cross-leather/anaconda but one of the differences between the models is the ramp angle. At the moment I think...
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    La sportiva shoes vary a lot in their design and...

    La sportiva shoes vary a lot in their design and abilities from model to model. I love my vertical k's for a light shoe that can handle dirt miles on trail but they have a cushy soft midsole with no...
  37. Thread: Garmin 62CS

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    Re: differences in battery usage and location fix...

    Re: differences in battery usage and location fix per app, android apps can define how often they want to listen to what sources:

    http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/location/strategies.html...
  38. Thread: Garmin 62CS

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    I have a 62. It works great. Could be lighter,...

    I have a 62. It works great. Could be lighter, batteries could last longer and I think it has some built in smoothing that makes it hard to use for open-street-map grade mapping.

    I find the maps a...
  39. Thread: Tenkara

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    A "tenkara" rod is well worth $10: ...

    A "tenkara" rod is well worth $10:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sections-Portable-Telescopic-Fishing-Retractable/dp/B009IO3OR0/...
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    I couldn't find anywhere that still has 110 mm...

    I couldn't find anywhere that still has 110 mm vertical brakes in stock so I have 130's on my 191 charger (114 under foot). They pull in a bit when not deployed so I haven't snagged them on anything...
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    Would it be easier and lighter to add a stop to...

    Would it be easier and lighter to add a stop to the lower shell to prevent the problem area from being flexed?
  42. Thread: Polartec Alpha?

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    XXX-er, no we are talking alpha not neoshell. I'm...

    XXX-er, no we are talking alpha not neoshell. I'm wondering about the weather resistance of the shell on the tango which is a looser weave Pertex Equilibrium over the Polartech Alpha Insulation which...
  43. Thread: Polartec Alpha?

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    I got the Westcomb Tango from my wife for xmas...

    I got the Westcomb Tango from my wife for xmas and am really liking it after some 15-30 F days. Good amount of warmth and I haven't sweated it out yet like I often do in my nano.

    It is fit to fit...
  44. Thread: Renew DWR

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    A non detergent cleaner like tech wash or woolite...

    A non detergent cleaner like tech wash or woolite or the grangers stuff in the fabric care kit is worth it. Pretty much all of the manufactures recommend it. Detergent works by helping water get into...
  45. Bump. I'm mounting a pair of used 191...

    Bump.

    I'm mounting a pair of used 191 chargers with dynafits and trying to avoid some existing holes. Anyone have any more input on how they ski with the mount a bit forward or back?

    Emailed...
  46. Thread: Renew DWR

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    I've had good luck with the Grangers fabric care...

    I've had good luck with the Grangers fabric care kits. You wash it with the wash and then spray the DWR on while the jacket is still wet and "set" it with 30 minutes in a warm dryer.

    When we lived...
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    Not sure if if it could cause this issue but I...

    Not sure if if it could cause this issue but I recall the wiring harness that runs into the tailgate for the lights tends to wear through on these. You may need to replace it anyways and it could be...
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    I haven't tried them or seen any reviews but I...

    I haven't tried them or seen any reviews but I just saw that golite has come out with some relatively cheap Power Shield softshells and NeoShell jackets and pants:

    http://www.golite.com/polartec
  49. Thread: Hi-Res Monitors

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    I bought one of the 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitors...

    I bought one of the 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitors off monoprice and it is great. They have decent customer service from what i've heard but I haven't needed it. I wanted a little more of a warranty then...
  50. I haven't been on enough other skis this fat to...

    I haven't been on enough other skis this fat to have a good basis for comparison and tend to avoid icy steeps. I'm also on the 175's, pretty much exclusively tour and have a less aggressive skiing...
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