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  1. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Exact same setup! Although I do have the RS...

    Exact same setup! Although I do have the RS 140's and of course there is the "cool factor" of having the number 140 stamped on he boot even though it's still just a 130. Pfft.
  2. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    I tried to buy a pair of the 140's and was told...

    I tried to buy a pair of the 140's and was told there were only 2 in the country so I pulled the trigger on the 130. I also went round and round on the grilamid versus PU discussion, and it's clear...
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    Yeah that changes with time!

    Yeah that changes with time!
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    I had a few of the pro version of that binding...

    I had a few of the pro version of that binding and they wouldn't work because unlike the that one the pro didn't have the floating AFD pad. I was told by the Marker rep that it wouldn't work...
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    I thought about keeping the M102 when I got the...

    I thought about keeping the M102 when I got the new K108, but couldn't justify - they're so similar (caveat - I have yet to ski the K108 but same construction, same sidecut, same ski but 6mm wider...
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    Sticky: Last three on right have been retired but I like...

    Last three on right have been retired but I like them so much that I included them (except the Nanuq ... not a fan) Really excited to try the new one in the wrapper though. 347061

    Holy shite with...
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    From my earlier post - "... They also plow...

    From my earlier post - "... They also plow through chop & chunder with aplomb similar to old Katanas (haven't been on a Confession) - again more so than any other Mantra I've been on."

    They're...
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    Volklpowdermaniac - I wrote this way back on page...

    Volklpowdermaniac - I wrote this way back on page 2 as my comparison of older versions. The M102 does what you're looking for better than any version before it.

    For background my Mantra...
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    I would look into your own specific insurance...

    I would look into your own specific insurance policy because it wasn't at all true for me - insurance didn't change at all. I had heard the same thing for years before I bought one so was very...
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    Kid, Without knowing anything else about you...

    Kid,

    Without knowing anything else about you take this for what it's worth (nada).

    Maybe think about how ski length plays into this equation? "Mach loony" and 177cm are incongruous unless you...
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    Agreed that view is outdated. Carbon hoops have...

    Agreed that view is outdated. Carbon hoops have been exhaustively tested (by UCI and a host of others) and in general are stiffer and stronger than aluminum. Take that for what it worth )nothing)...
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    Echoing others input that the biggest difference...

    Echoing others input that the biggest difference for me wasn't so much weight (rotational or static) but the stiffness and resulting improvements in cornering & handling. For me it's perhaps a bit...
  13. Funny story - I mounted mine with the first year...

    Funny story - I mounted mine with the first year KP too. I had two pairs of them ...

    One pair I lost one of the pins and they replaced everything with the new orange one. The other pair on the...
  14. Agreed - swapping AFD's is no BFD unless of...

    Agreed - swapping AFD's is no BFD unless of course you're Imelda Marcos and have multiple pairs of boots. Even so it's not that much of a PITA, and i really like the Cast, but just not as 'easy' as...
  15. Yeah, same background and I have to admit I like...

    Yeah, same background and I have to admit I like a tall stack height on everything except not so much on wider skis ... especially when using race boots canted to 1.5. That's a recipe for disaster...
  16. I have both VWerks Katana and Mantra both with...

    I have both VWerks Katana and Mantra both with Kingpin. No issues whatsoever, but I like the idea of a DIN toe so will probably look at swapping with a shift or the new Marker Duke PT.

    I put a...
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    Good question that made me rethink my original...

    Good question that made me rethink my original knee-jerk response. Being in the industry I'm painfully familiar with current arguments about the new mmW frequencies and how harmful they can be, and...
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    I would add to DTM's post that your consultant...

    I would add to DTM's post that your consultant apparently used the FCC averaging time of 6 minutes for MPE. Of course there are a lot of variables to consider like will they be standing/working in...
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    What, 5G? Technically it's already here, but...

    What, 5G?

    Technically it's already here, but only sort of no matter what those lying-fuck commercials tell you. T-Mo and Sprint both claim to have "the widest 5G network in the US", but it's...
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    Good article. The the policy cluster-fuck is...

    Good article. The the policy cluster-fuck is more about the monetization and use of new spectrum (i.e. the 'scary' millimeter waves), and as with anything money-related the chaos and lack of...
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    As an RF Engineer I can unequivocally state the...

    As an RF Engineer I can unequivocally state the answer is definitely maybe. As with climate change there are so many variables involved that anyone could pitch a case quite convincingly either for...
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    Again, I started this thread with that very...

    Again, I started this thread with that very question given my similar experience with both versions of Katanas and multiple Mantras. If I had to do it all over again I would mount it right where I...
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    Sadly I hear that it's a bigger version of the...

    Sadly I hear that it's a bigger version of the M5. I hope this is bad beta, but I fear not.
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    Actually I do. I have the green dragon full...

    Actually I do. I have the green dragon full metal 198cm Katana, a 191cm V-Werks Katana, and as stated a slew of previous Mantras and now the 102.

    As a benchmark nothing touches the full metal...
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    Which is why I stated in an earlier post "to...

    Which is why I stated in an earlier post "to oversimplify ... ". Catch up will ya.

    BTW I just spent 4 days at Big Sky which was my first time there. What an awesome mountain. The Big is just,...
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    It's why I started this thread, and definitely...

    It's why I started this thread, and definitely ski specific, but I can tell you that -11 on this thing is not like on other Volkl's that were similarly far back.



    Yes (haha). Consider my last...
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    Yeah, difficult decision to make there if you...

    Yeah, difficult decision to make there if you can't ski them before you buy. There are a lot of factors to consider, but to oversimplify - if you're comfortable pushing the longest size made of the...
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    Who are you gonna believe? Me or your lying...

    Who are you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes? :)

    The differences are certainly subtle, but consider the M5 has one sidecut and the 102 has three. I'm not saying that in and of itself is...
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    I thought I waxed poetically on this subject, but...

    I thought I waxed poetically on this subject, but after re-reading my comments apparently I didn't provide much at all. Keep in mind I started this thread to ask where folks were mounting this thing...
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    Absolutely. It skis nothing like the M5 or...

    Absolutely. It skis nothing like the M5 or previous versions.
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    I've obviously been thinking about this too much,...

    I've obviously been thinking about this too much, but back to the misnaming - they should have resurrected the Explosiv moniker for this thing. It is that good.
  32. How much did the +1 on the vwerks move them...

    How much did the +1 on the vwerks move them towards the feel of the hoji's? Close to, or just sort of in that direction? Seems that the vwerks can only get so playful?
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    heh heh , Yeah the skiing at Solitude these past...

    heh heh , Yeah the skiing at Solitude these past several days has been great with ~30" over 3-4 days, but there was definitely a bottom. That said i hit just about every rock on the mountain and...
  34. FWIW i ended-up mounting +2 forward on Kingpins...

    FWIW i ended-up mounting +2 forward on Kingpins and very much like the results - no going back. I would describe the effect as not so much turnier, but more playful and less directional. At +0 they...
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    In retrospect I guess there were really two parts...

    In retrospect I guess there were really two parts to my question. One was to confirm that the bottom line was in fact the factory recommend line as it's not entirely clear. The second was to ask...
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    Gaijin - totally agreed on all points. I went...

    Gaijin - totally agreed on all points. I went through the same exact comparison (and even mounted a Duke as well) except I have the old Gold Buddha Gotamas. The new 191 Mantra 102 is at least 4-5cm...
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    Ha, yeah ... Forward mounting the Katana is a...

    Ha, yeah ...

    Forward mounting the Katana is a fairly well known practice with similarly well-known good results, and you don't need to know how much I weigh, what binding, how hard I do or do not...
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    Do you have a Mantra 102? If so where did you...

    Do you have a Mantra 102? If so where did you mount it and why - that was the basic premise of my question. "Split the difference" isn't exactly what I was looking for, but hey if that's your...
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    Who has the 102 and what line did you use to mount it? As I understand it the first line (bottom) is the factory recommended line, and then +1cm and +2cm.

    I Moved my VWerks Katanas forward +2cm...
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    That's a bingo! My problem with the XT (all...

    That's a bingo! My problem with the XT (all variants) is that "leaning too far back in a chair" feeling when trying to use the rear cuff. Just nothing there, and it felt like they just collapsed. ...
  41. Well the travel is art of the adventure! Thanks...

    Well the travel is art of the adventure! Thanks for the detailed information guys - much appreciated.
  42. Thanks - it looks like taking a mix of trains,...

    Thanks - it looks like taking a mix of trains, buses and taxis is the only way to get there. I saw that Rome2Rio site and it looked sketchy but after checking it out in detail it's great!

    Hmm,...
  43. La Grave beta - need a transfer from GVA to La Grave?

    Hey Maggots,

    I'm flying into GVA in March and need to find a relatively inexpensive transfer (bus, taxi, rickshaw ... ) from GVA to La Grave. I know it's better to fly into Grenoble, but Delta...
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    I got the chance to check out the 'beta' Alpinist...

    I got the chance to check out the 'beta' Alpinist before it was released, liked the looks of it and could purchase at a great price. I'm not one of those people that swears off of a brand because a...
  45. Or the Minivan = two in the front and 5 in the...

    Or the Minivan = two in the front and 5 in the rear.
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    Thanks for calling Customer Service - How can we help extricate you?

    So I have 3 pairs of Kingpins and 1 pair of Alpinists. I don't have a lot of time on the Alpinists yet, but of the 3 KP's;



    I bought the first pair in 2014 which was the first year they were...
  47. So I have yet to remount my Katana V-Werks, but I...

    So I have yet to remount my Katana V-Werks, but I just noticed that my full metal 198cm Katanas are similarly mounted comparatively far back as well so apparently it's a "Katana thing"? My 198cm...
  48. Thanks BC - interesting contrast as I've always...

    Thanks BC - interesting contrast as I've always mounted all of my Volkls on the line (metal Katanas, Mantras, BMT90, and going way back to Gotamas and Explosivs). The V-Werk Katanas just seem to be...
  49. Anyone forward mount a Volkl V-Werk Katana at +1 or +1.5?

    Looking for beta from anyone that mounted their V-Werk Katana forward of the factory line. I searched and found plenty of discussions of what binding to mount (mine are Kingpin), but not where to...
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    I just pondered this same question 2 nights ago. ...

    I just pondered this same question 2 nights ago. I don't typically tip on takeout/carryout/takeaway because I figure that everyone is doing their 'base job function' without providing a specific...
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