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    Any of those seem fine. One caveat to the "light...

    Any of those seem fine. One caveat to the "light and narrow" emphasized above: consider if you'll be doing some lift-served before and/or after the HR. I did a couple extra days in both Cham and...
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    If you have a 240V socket available, just do one...

    If you have a 240V socket available, just do one of the electric options proposed above. Easy and cheap setup.

    Really not that expensive to run either. ~4000W (or 13800 btu/hr) * $.10/kWh typical...
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    Pending sale. No cracks.

    Pending sale. No cracks.
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    FS: 3/4 Dynafit Speed Superlites

    SOLD

    1 heel, 2 toes. Great mechanical shape, just some of the red anodize coating is coming off.
    Original 1.0 version. Nice and light but still with proper vertical and horizontal release...
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    Glad to hear it - I'll reinstall. I certainly...

    Glad to hear it - I'll reinstall. I certainly wasn't checking in here near as often with the app down. My surfing is 95% via phone, where the full web browser interface sucks.
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    No advice on gear obsession, but as you may know,...

    No advice on gear obsession, but as you may know, it tends to vary quite a bit on AJ. If you can wait a few days-weeks, it will likely go back up to 6% or so.
  7. Approx 12-1230 arrival here too. Any particular...

    Approx 12-1230 arrival here too. Any particular food/bevs lacking in lot 4 today?
  8. I'd probably try and re-bend it. Unless that's...

    I'd probably try and re-bend it. Unless that's already a crack starting on the right side (just below the reflection).

    Like you said, it's somewhat supported once assembled. Also seems like there...
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    Was touring across the boulevard today and it was...

    Was touring across the boulevard today and it was at least as good if not exceeding expectations. Nice boot top pow, only felt the lurking raincrust on half the turns or so. Parking was a zoo but...
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    Intuition used to (and maybe still does) suggest...

    Intuition used to (and maybe still does) suggest using their liners without footbeds. I never bought into that unless maybe you were trying to gain more volume in the forefoot.

    I don't know how...
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    Not complaining about the power outage, but that...

    Not complaining about the power outage, but that the outage map online wasn't working.
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    Back in college, the general rule with the guys I...

    Back in college, the general rule with the guys I lived with was that we wouldn't turn the gas furnace on until we could see our breath inside.

    One guy then semi-secretly cranked a 1500W electric...
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    I can now say from first hand experience that the...

    I can now say from first hand experience that the Super Z chains are pretty nice. No need to roll onto them, and no need to re-tension. For a long while they've just sat in the subie's trunk, but...
  14. Mandatory paid parking at ski areas makes no...

    Mandatory paid parking at ski areas makes no sense because there is no reasonable alternative to getting to the mountain. What am I supposed to do, ride my bike there or take a bus that doesn't...
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    Nice shots. I need to check out the new stuff at...

    Nice shots. I need to check out the new stuff at Tokul. Happy to help dig too. No Service was running primo today. Kinda bittersweet though. Shit should be buried in snow.
  16. True, the bright side of this is to think about...

    True, the bright side of this is to think about the other side. You can score some secondhand nice furniture on the cheap. My kitchen table/chairs, dining room table, coffee table, and barstools were...
  17. How about the one basinbeater posted that looks...

    How about the one basinbeater posted that looks remarkably similar?
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    Looks nice. Love my Cloudburst 3. It's pretty...

    Looks nice. Love my Cloudburst 3. It's pretty darn robust with the third/middle pole, but still a touch short of a true 4 season.
  19. It's only worth what someone will actually pay...

    It's only worth what someone will actually pay for it, and nobody is going to give you very much for it. The sooner you can admit that, the sooner you can move on. I would have said that before...
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    Not meaning this to be instead of the Athenian...

    Not meaning this to be instead of the Athenian HH, but anyone catching Ode to Muir this weekend? Tomorrow (Friday) 8:45pm Seattle or Sunday 5pm North Bend.
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    I guess there's the new "basic economy" fares...

    I guess there's the new "basic economy" fares that don't include the bag. But the "standard economy" fares (not econ plus), which I believe is still what shows up in most flight search aggregates, do...
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    I agree the system sucks, but it's on you to...

    I agree the system sucks, but it's on you to learn the rules and subsequently how to game them.

    Every major US carrier includes one bag per person for trips across the pond. If you're on a...
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    Not here, other than for maybe half a dozen M's...

    Not here, other than for maybe half a dozen M's games per year. Fortunately that's positioned for a quick entry and exit.
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    Agreed no rope needed for Breithorn. A whippet is...

    Agreed no rope needed for Breithorn. A whippet is nice for the fairly steep and exposed skinning (often icy). Certainly bring ski pons.

    We continued around the backside and descended the...
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    There's a lot of overlap in there but VTI + QQQ...

    There's a lot of overlap in there but VTI + QQQ might be reasonably close.
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    I'm not exactly an expert from one trip there but...

    I'm not exactly an expert from one trip there but my 2 cents:

    Lodging in St Anton was super expensive mid winter so we stayed down in Landeck. Nice little town with good cheap eats. Then you can...
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    Sick. I was trying to get up there last weekend...

    Sick. I was trying to get up there last weekend but my ankle wasn't cooperating and we needed to spend the extra day drying off gear from last Saturday evening's thunderstorms anyways, so just did...
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    No problems with foamies here. Silicone is still...

    No problems with foamies here. Silicone is still grippy when wet. Get good quality ones (ESI or similar) and put them on with isopropyl. Of course they're going to slip if you put them on with soap.
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    It goes faster if you aren't posting on TGR.

    It goes faster if you aren't posting on TGR.
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    Wonderland, Keystone, Kaiser, Cheech n Chong, U...

    Wonderland, Keystone, Kaiser, Cheech n Chong, U Line, Atomic Dog, and some other random xc stuff near the bottom. Cheech and Atomic Dog were pretty rad.
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    Done Ollalie yet? Sounds right up your alley and...

    Done Ollalie yet? Sounds right up your alley and nice easy drive. It's an out-and-back, but a damn good one. High speed roller coaster.


    First bham trip for me this weekend. I was mostly meh on...
  32. Absolutely. You'd think if their goal was really...

    Absolutely. You'd think if their goal was really to get the Seattle visitors, they wouldn't have done away with the 3 day edge card. I probably used that 15 years in a row, but now find the 5 day to...
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    I was looking for one (or a Boundary) earlier...

    I was looking for one (or a Boundary) earlier this spring and gave up. Fortunately some folks pointed me toward the Evo roller bag, which is more or less the same thing. Same factory.

    edit: I...
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    I just returned and was very satisfied with the...

    I just returned and was very satisfied with the Evo roller bag. It's based on the Dakine design but is less expensive and more readily available. One of the airports managed to put a hole in it, but...
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    Interesting tidbit... I was there on 3/21 and...

    Interesting tidbit... I was there on 3/21 and Verb had someone posted up for the day at the col below the venue ensuring that nobody hiked up there. I never did figure out if it was really to...
  36. This may not be all that relevant, but I've blown...

    This may not be all that relevant, but I've blown up a SSL 1.0 heel, sheared the entire structural plastic part in half, on 90 mm skis. No issue with the toes.
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    It's about damn time, though too little and too...

    It's about damn time, though too little and too late to save that dying site. We were hoping you wouldn't find this place too. Fuck off with your endless ranting.
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    Perfect, thanks. Going to try that one out. I...

    Perfect, thanks. Going to try that one out. I didn't realize they were making their own. From talking to the guys, sounds like it's made in the Dakine factory. Plus it's cheaper, it's actually...
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    Helluva nice weekend in the mountains. We had to...

    Helluva nice weekend in the mountains. We had to adjust plans today after not being able to see shit in the alpine this morning and ended up finding some nice fluff in spots that weren't tree bombed....
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    I was in that area today. Stability felt okay in...

    I was in that area today. Stability felt okay in the trees but I didn't venture higher.

    Snowmobiles put a large stress on deep, fresh storm snow. From the picture I've seen, this didn't break on...
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    Talenti Gelato is pretty good too. Anyone that...

    Talenti Gelato is pretty good too. Anyone that brings Halo Top into this discussion can get fucked. That stuff is awful.
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    That Tillamook mountain huckleberry stuff would...

    That Tillamook mountain huckleberry stuff would be better with 3x the huckleberry swirl. Maybe 4x. I might be a sucker for the mix ins (Cold Stone FTW), but IMO, Ben & Jerry's >> Haagen Dazs.
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    Lift lines often aren't that bad presidents...

    Lift lines often aren't that bad presidents weekend. Most lessons are off, folks are on vacation, and bobby will be at the pool.

    Shaping up to be a nice one. But it was definitely starting to get...
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    These are my current daily drivers. Absolutely...

    These are my current daily drivers. Absolutely love them.
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    How bad were the lift lines today? I opted for a...

    How bad were the lift lines today? I opted for a tour and found deep blower goodness on semi-open slopes above 4k but the crust below was much more prominent in heavier forest. Catherine could use a...
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    Should be fine. No spinners when you installed...

    Should be fine. No spinners when you installed them? Ski away.

    Maybe the threads are slightly weaker, but it's not like you're actually going to pull the bindings off and helicoil them all now,...
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    Anybody have experience with putting 3 pairs of...

    Anybody have experience with putting 3 pairs of skis in any of these "doubles"? The dakine boundary seems like it would be big enough? I'm flying to yurp with a couple buddies this spring and extra...
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    I appreciate the banter but let's see some more...

    I appreciate the banter but let's see some more pics from the sunny weekend. I know the snow wasn't the greatest, but it really wasn't too bad. I think we encountered just about everything other than...
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    Moist west to northwest flow. My favorite words.

    Moist west to northwest flow. My favorite words.
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    Agreed, I think nearly everyone I know has gotten...

    Agreed, I think nearly everyone I know has gotten cliffed out their first time on Catherine. Plenty of terrain traps too.

    For "learner friendly" I'd probably point more toward Kendall Stump and...
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