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    Every time the MFree 108 gets mentioned on this...

    Every time the MFree 108 gets mentioned on this forum I try to find a way to sell my Mantra102.

    The Cochise talk has never made me hate my ski. But I have grown to hate the MF108 mainly because I...
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    Looks/feels like my world in JP. Thanks for the...

    Looks/feels like my world in JP. Thanks for the perspective.


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    This should have ended all replies to my bitchy...

    This should have ended all replies to my bitchy voice. I don't know why I over-think things.


    This was brutal to read. But I believe you.



    Kid-Kapow, you are a legend. The rocker...
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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    Wordó the new tail rocker pics are invitingÖ being as I have been so critical. But I will add that I think the profile line could be smoother.

    I havenít skied it.

    But abrupt lines turn me off...
  5. Thread: Truck Tire Time

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    Those are really popular here in JP. Anyone...

    Those are really popular here in JP.

    Anyone have any experience with rain tires? Iím thinking my next set of summer tires might as well be rain tires.


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    That proof-of-concept looks dope. Thanks for...

    That proof-of-concept looks dope. Thanks for that!


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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    Pick it. Harlaut or Gold? CAST will happenÖbecause why wouldnít it?

    Itíll get skied a lot in the forest locally with a few trips to Hakuba for prime season side country.
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    Dude, kid-kapow, awesome data points! Thanks for...

    Dude, kid-kapow, awesome data points! Thanks for all of that.



    Yeah, six years on the Owl Rens has had me eyeing the BGs for a while now. Looking for that drifter with suspension.

    Cheers!
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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    Thanks North, sf, and jackattack.

    All of your comments cleared my head a lot.

    Yes, the Rens are awesome in new snowÖ but isnít everything awesome in new snow? Iíd like to designate it as my...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    You donít need a long tail when itís powerful with minimal rocker.

    A longer tail, that is usually softer with more rocker, while moving the center of the side-cut forward in order to keep the ski...
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    Anyone care to throw in a quick comparison...

    Anyone care to throw in a quick comparison between a ~2014ish Renegade and a BG?

    I love my Ren in JP but am contemplating a new 50/50 ski with cast. Am considering a Hoji but the BG is super...
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    Ö..
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    Yeah, and the real world donít generally pop in here. Iím guessing most of the market just suck up any weaknesses to user error and thatís it.

    Not to exude the fact that Iím an arrogant asshole,...
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    Awesome news. Anyone else notice the new Hoji...

    Awesome news.

    Anyone else notice the new Hoji has 4-lock? Doesnít look to be an option on the Ren, though. /shrug.


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    Yo. Iím not really looking to accomplish...

    Yo. Iím not really looking to accomplish anything. Not trying to stir the pot. Just trying to iterate why I havenít pulled the trigger on a Billy Goat yet.

    I ski a Ď14 Renegade (Owl) in Japanís...
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    Just gonna say what I think a lot of us are...

    Just gonna say what I think a lot of us are sayingó

    Iím always intrigued by ON3Ps designs but will probably never pull the trigger because every ski looks like way too much tail rocker in real...
  17. Thread: Flylow sizing

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    By golly, youíre right. I AM a moron. It is only...

    By golly, youíre right. I AM a moron. It is only my phone that winter doesnít populate. Desktop is fine.

    Hmmm. I think Flylow owes me a beer for identifying their code failures. Or maybe a...
  18. Thread: Flylow sizing

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    I guess Iím a moron. I canít find their winter...

    I guess Iím a moron. I canít find their winter section anywhere in the menu of menís or womenís in either my phone or computer. I see Trail, Water, Habitat.

    Hmmm. Too bad for them. Between this...
  19. Thread: Flylow sizing

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    Does Flylow even make ski gear anymore. My visit...

    Does Flylow even make ski gear anymore. My visit to their site is all MTB and random clothes. Not a drop of anything skiing.

    Iím honestly confused as to why you all are even talking about it.
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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    Well, thatís a painfully beautiful reply from Iggy.

    Painful in that now I have to prepare funds for a ski that I didnít need.

    Beautiful because WOULD YOU FUCKING LOOK AT IT?

    You heathens....
  21. Ski Trip Quivers: 1, 2, 3 pairs of skis, what are you bringing

    Technology has come a long way since the Pon2oon. And in dry northern Japanese snow almost anything will work.

    But the ultimate rule to live by isóstiff reverse camber holds up at high speeds and...
  22. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Thanks, guys that clears a lot up. I have an...

    Thanks, guys that clears a lot up.

    I have an intuition pro tongue but itís a bit burly in my RS 130. Kinda wanna try stock first before going custom.

    One way to find out.


    Sent from my...
  23. Ski Trip Quivers: 1, 2, 3 pairs of skis, what are you bringing

    Renegade CAST
    Raven Kingpin

    That would be my advice for two skis for JP.

    Any old snow days and just rent something if you must ski.
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    Rave reviews for the MFree 108. The M102 also got...

    Rave reviews for the MFree 108. The M102 also got lots of love around here for being both easy and capable.

    Go with your gut and whatís most available.

    The M102 releases quite easily. Tail...
  25. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    So whatís the consensus? Is the 130 and the 140...

    So whatís the consensus? Is the 130 and the 140 sharing the same liner with different colors? Or- is the Lange website accurate in calling the 130 a ďFull LinerĒ and the 140 a ďRace LinerĒ?

    Pretty...
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    My ACL surgery was in 2018 and currently love the...

    My ACL surgery was in 2018 and currently love the M102. Super easy but also shreds. I wouldnít call it playful, nor do I ďplayĒ post-op. Honestly asking for a playful ski post-op kind of shocked me,...
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    Thanks, Kid. And thanks everyone. I read the...

    Thanks, Kid. And thanks everyone. I read the above thread and it helped a lot. Iíll let this one die as the other thread is so much more informative. No need to even ask in there as theyíve already...
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    Lange XT3 130/140 vs XT3 Tour Pro

    School me, riders.

    I love my RS130 and assume Iíll be buying the XT130 as my 50/50 boot to accompany my CAST rig.

    Any reason I should be considering the XT3 Tour Pro as my JP side-country...
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    Damn that was a battle. Thank You for helping me...

    Damn that was a battle. Thank You for helping me get my shit together!!!

    This is not the foundation to my love affair with Better Off Dead... but it is clearly a spin-off, that I now clearly...
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    Are we there yet?

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    Pivot/CAST overlap with Baron or STH 16

    Iím looking to get rid of these Barons on my M102ís. Pivot/CAST makes the most sense.

    But I also have a Renegade with STH16ís on them.

    The Rens are actually lighter, and could also be a rad...
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    If I can pull it together these next six months I...

    If I can pull it together these next six months I wonder if I can pull off a trip to JH.

    Part of the prerequisite will be Mags cooking on camera.


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    Age 40-50 can get vaccines from July 1st in my...

    Age 40-50 can get vaccines from July 1st in my region. Donít know the details nationally.


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  34. Custom Praxis sale: Rec for super fatty floatastic deep pow only ski?

    Squaw is the opposite of a functional mom/pop resort in Japan that is bankrupt and surviving off of government subsidies.

    rodó my daily driver is a Renegade. But peeps on this board are always...
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    Nokian Rotiiva AT tires - anyone here used?

    The older one. The tread looks the same on the newer one. Is the sidewall thread the only improvement?

    I canít win this argument with my dad. He still buys them for his trucks in Reno and has...
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    Nokian Rotiiva AT tires - anyone here used?

    BFG ATs are the most over-rated tire in existence.

    Theyíre expensive as fuck.
    They suck at both extremes.

    Maybe itís an okay dry land tire on gravel. Jack of all trades, master of none. And...
  37. Another What Car Thread: Big-ish SUV's (or Minivan?)

    Waitó whatís ghey again? Is it Minivans or SUVs that equate to tiny penises? I have a tiny penis and a minivan and three gorgeous kids.

    Regardlessó Iím so happy to no longer be muscling a big rig...
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    Whateveró you didnít miss anything. You prepared...

    Whateveró you didnít miss anything. You prepared for the opportunity to buy the next version.

    MB108s, Katanas, and MF108s are all lingering in Version 1 territory.

    They will either evolve and...
  39. Another What Car Thread: Big-ish SUV's (or Minivan?)

    Itís only been one winter and six months of duty but this Honda AWD Turbo is pulling me away from SUVs.

    Clearance. Thatís the only deciding factor in 2021 as far as I can tell. Maybe towing heavy...
  40. The springs are probably fine. Iíd be worried...

    The springs are probably fine. Iíd be worried about the degradation of the plastics.

    I have a pair of Ď04 Fritsche freerides that terrify me to the point of no longer skiing them. I feel like the...
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    That new black pro rider just looks dope as fuck....

    That new black pro rider just looks dope as fuck.


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  42. IDK, after an entire life on skis it seems I most...

    IDK, after an entire life on skis it seems I most regret being such a pussy-ass cheapskate when it comes to bindings.

    There is no way I would mount a 22yo binding. But Iím an idiot. Never really...
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    I'm 45 living in Japan with a rad life-- family...

    I'm 45 living in Japan with a rad life-- family of five, one of them mortgages. Things have sucked, but things have been alright, too. Things are good now.

    I can't tell you how often I reflect on...
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    Obsethed, Pon2oon, Hellbent

    Hoard them all to your pleasure, as well as Gold Gotamas. Keep your swallow tails, too.

    But I'm going to go ahead and say it-- There is one ski for Japan and it's a Renegade. (I've never been on...
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    Not available in the US, but my Honda StepWGN AWD Minivan is the shit. The Sienna is the US rival, not available here in JP.

    SUVs really only win in the clearance world in 2021. AWD vans with...
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    When I was a teen venturing into the BC I didnít...

    When I was a teen venturing into the BC I didnít have gear. I sidestepped from Kirkwood to Round Top.

    Another trip I fell off a cliff.

    OP is fine. Get some friends. All your gear will suck....
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    What are you even taking about? Sent from...

    What are you even taking about?


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    Poll: PRAXIS CUSTOM RUN, VOTES, COMMITMENTS!

    And this is why losers like me just buy whatever the industry is selling... and why I get a wet jaw when you freaks start talking one-off design shit.

    Iím broke this year.

    In the mean time,...
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    Poll: I donít know, dude. I donít think these drawings...

    I donít know, dude. I donít think these drawings are going to gain any support. Those tips and tails look really hooky- like fish hooks.

    Speaking on dims aloneó the 39r and 114 waist in a stiff...
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    Are you not aware of the oil pipeline supplying...

    Are you not aware of the oil pipeline supplying 45% of the airlines with fuel recently getting hacked?

    How is this possibly a surprise?


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