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  1. Whoah, I hadn't noticed that increase, getting...

    Whoah, I hadn't noticed that increase, getting pricey!
    I have some pairs of Pomoca Race Pro 2.0 55cm from rolls bought in Europe. Aside from the narrower width, nothing about them seems special.
  2. Skimo Co has hot pink Pomoca by the cm for about...

    Skimo Co has hot pink Pomoca by the cm for about the same price.
  3. Heh, we had a big discussion about exactly that...

    Heh, we had a big discussion about exactly that same topic at the finish of the A-Basin race last month!
    (Yeah, I know, something only that a bunch of race organizers would find worthy of a...
  4. The initial generation(s?) of this model...

    The initial generation(s?) of this model definitely had a durability problem:
    https://skimo.co/fischer-alpattack
    I think Fischer eventually improved the durability.
    (Or maybe just anyone wasn't a...
  5. I've skied the SW Chutes in the spring on race...

    I've skied the SW Chutes in the spring on race skis.
    Winter rime, no way!
    As for durability, I've been organizing skimo races out here since the 2008-09 season. Skiing conditions range from easy...
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    Hmmm, could sworn that wasn't there previously....

    Hmmm, could sworn that wasn't there previously.
    And one race model still doesn't have it.
    Oh well, can't blame then for doing so, and thanks for the heads-up.
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    I'm not seeing it in the listings for the...

    I'm not seeing it in the listings for the Raceborg and Alien RS?
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    I remember seeing that previously -- either at...

    I remember seeing that previously -- either at STP or perhaps somewhere else -- but I'm not seeing that disclaimer on the website snow?
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    The big benefit of a local store is that you can...

    The big benefit of a local store is that you can return ski boots ordered from the website, so no worries about return shipping costs for deals that end up not fitting.
  10. The current version of the SL Lightweight has the...

    The current version of the SL Lightweight has the rolling-in springs. Aside from the graphics and the lower-release/retention heel springs, exactly the same as the regular SL World Cup.

    Agreed on...
  11. WRONG: In the entire history of the race, since...

    WRONG: In the entire history of the race, since the 2008-09 season, that happened exactly once, and only once, after the January 6, 2018 race, during the polar vortex, when a Magic employee told me...
  12. We still called the triple / Chair V the "new...

    We still called the triple / Chair V the "new chair" for about three decades before we finally realized that by then it was ... old.
    (And my brother might still have a wooden T that snapped off the...
  13. Whatever the situation might be (especially for a...

    Whatever the situation might be (especially for a lift that old that is more prone to all sorts of problems), as I wrote, I'm willing to forgive that.

    Plus either way, pales in comparison to...
  14. Everything that can be said has already been said...

    Everything that can be said has already been said -- see below, from the 2015-16 discussion thread, which still applies today, even with new ownership and management.
    (Except unfortunately for...
  15. Does Blue Mtn not have any nearby nordic ski...

    Does Blue Mtn not have any nearby nordic ski areas whose trail fees could be suggested to management to be used as a proxy?
    (I'm asking this sincerely.)
  16. Although uphill access is definitely going...

    Although uphill access is definitely going through some growing pains, I wouldn't be so pessimistic ... when were a novelty, uphill access was don't-ask/don't-tell, and you never knew when you might...
  17. I used to be involved with the updates to this:...

    I used to be involved with the updates to this:
    https://www.usaskimo.org/resort-uphill-policies/
    ... but somewhat of a hopeless cause, since policies change so often, and internet searching on...
  18. Email from a friend Saturday evening: "We...

    Email from a friend Saturday evening:

    "We spent the last couple days skinning at Mt Ellen. The uptrack is reminiscent of the Beast [Berkshire East] uptrack [abandoned grown-in snowmobile trail...
  19. The complete spare parts list is far more...

    The complete spare parts list is far more extensive than any order forms.
  20. Did you try Black Diamond?

    Did you try Black Diamond?
  21. Agreed -- I had the same reaction on reading the...

    Agreed -- I had the same reaction on reading the original post.

    I also agree that many boot factors are at play besides the relative position of the toe vs heel interface. But I still think...
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    I'll be third in line for the Microtraxion...

    I'll be third in line for the Microtraxion sellers. I decided to swap out my new one for a Nano, given my limited needs, and gram-counting tendencies.
  23. The blue color scheme option for that La Sportiva...

    The blue color scheme option for that La Sportiva pant always puzzled me -- the brand is just all about black & yellow!

    Here's a fine spring weather mid-April outing on Mt Washington from 2019....
  24. Skin width, yes, I've stuffed skis for my La...

    Skin width, yes, I've stuffed skis for my La Sportiva Vapor Nano in race suits.
    Also essentially the same as stuffing two pairs of race skins inside a suit.
    Just be forewarned that you'll look like...
  25. ^ Ooh, fun stuff, many thanks! So I took the...

    ^ Ooh, fun stuff, many thanks!

    So I took the A-Basin winner's rate, divided by 74.8 and multiplied by 95.9, then applied three 5% reductions for Stratton's longer duration, worse pitch, and worse...
  26. Improvement for acclimated athlete going from 13ík to 4ík elevation?

    I realize that I am asking the opposite of the usual question, but...

    Any quantifiable estimate of how much faster a fully acclimated skimo racer would be at merely ~4,000' elevation than she was...
  27. Ditto. I used to wear race lycra only for racing...

    Ditto.
    I used to wear race lycra only for racing and resort training.
    Now, unless the wx fx calls for nasty precip, I always wear race lycra for all my skinning. The stowage is just so practical!
  28. Shameless commercial plug:...

    Shameless commercial plug:
    https://www.haganskimountaineering.com/collections/clothing/products/new-hagan-race-suit

    And remember to review the list of "invalid reasons for not ordering":...
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    I'm waiting to buy (and test, alongside my Diract...

    I'm waiting to buy (and test, alongside my Diract loaner) one for when it's available for direct purchase on the BD website.
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    This has to be one of the most embarrassing TGR...

    This has to be one of the most embarrassing TGR threads ever.



    I just placed an order -- thanks ... I think?

    (Maybe I'll buy yet another pair of carbon fiber skimo race boots to be feel...
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481122478829758/p...

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481122478829758/posts/3127585504183439/
    (And agreed in general on the pricing.)
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    Thread bump! Receive the picture below from a...

    Thread bump!

    Receive the picture below from a friend of a friend:
    "I had a pair of skis delaminate at both toe pieces during the second day I took them out, and I'm now looking to mount a new...
  33. Ah, now I get it: the Bag Check location that...

    Ah, now I get it: the Bag Check location that reopened in September is convenient only if you already plan to be there on foot, e.g., taking the train, or parking your own car there.

    The drive-up...
  34. That's exactly what I was wondering about --...

    That's exactly what I was wondering about -- although in the promotional video (which is not specific to Denver), you just roll up to the bag drop (with your milfy wife behind the wheel), then the...
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    If anyone is interested in just those, I can sell...

    If anyone is interested in just those, I can sell the brand-new tibloc and microtraxion from my kit, since I already those (and for my simple rescue needs, I can think of any reason to have two each...
  36. Experience with "Bags Inc" airport drop-off (especially Denver)?

    Saw this in an email from Southwest for my Sunday return flight from Denver:
    "Denver departures: Skip the ticket counterócheck your bags and get your boarding pass from the comfort of your car with...
  37. I was thinking the same thing -- although that's...

    I was thinking the same thing -- although that's the micro traxion that's currently included (i.e,. not the mini traxion).

    Speaking of which, anyone want to buy my brand new micro traxion that's...
  38. Here's are public obs from the prior day in the...

    Here's are public obs from the prior day in the adjacent line:
    https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/all-observations/entry/5473/...
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    Hah, that would be great if you could change the...

    Hah, that would be great if you could change the voice not just among different languages but also among different voices and personality types within the same language!
    (Fond memories of when my...
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    I've been intentionally holding off on any formal...

    I've been intentionally holding off on any formal testing since I was hoping to combine that with formal testing of this beacon:...
  41. Here's the executive summary at the very end...

    Here's the executive summary at the very end (after finishing almost exactly 100% off from the winning time):

    "I can't really say I recommend the race. There's almost nothing that you could...
  42. Lightness inspiration:...

    Lightness inspiration:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/posts/6745137945527395
  43. I was definitely in a positive place yesterday...

    I was definitely in a positive place yesterday:

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    Here's a setup I have for sale that may -- or may...

    Here's a setup I have for sale that may -- or may not! -- be relevant:
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223986123013100
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    Remember that a beacon is sending out a signal...

    Remember that a beacon is sending out a signal only once a second (+/- 0.3 seconds).
    With the exception of multi-burial searches, any beacon is spending most of its time just waiting for the next...
  46. Wish I'd had a real camera yesterday to capture...

    Wish I'd had a real camera yesterday to capture this fully:


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    Yep, raging snowstorm (in the summer, but...

    Yep, raging snowstorm (in the summer, but predicted), was actually at Pikers Peak false summit (i.e., lower point on the blown-out crater rim), fell and tumbled down that really steep (and typically...
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    Perhaps, but it's not a fun story:...

    Perhaps, but it's not a fun story:
    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/coroner-confirms-body-found-on-mount-adams-is-missing-hiker/article_0eff42e6-59a5-11e6-8948-73ecaeac0745.html
    I'm the...
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    You do realize that this thread is all just one...

    You do realize that this thread is all just one big long prelude to a dead body?

    (Although the dead body I really did find was not in the woods but on an wide-open snowfield ... which I suppose...
  50. Wow, that's been sitting around for something...

    Wow, that's been sitting around for something like half-a-decade after being discontinued!
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