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  1. Thread: Maggot down

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    Sticky: Following Brittany on FB. Vibes continuous and...

    Following Brittany on FB. Vibes continuous and donation sent. Know we are thinking about you and inspired by your tenacity and spirit.
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    "Where'd you go skiin'?" See that line up...

    "Where'd you go skiin'?"

    See that line up there?

    "That ain't snow. That's salt!"
  3. Eleven years ago inline speed skating in the road...

    Eleven years ago inline speed skating in the road I hit a drain cover that I didn't see and supermaned through an intersection, landing on both hands (with wrist guards) outstretched in front of me....
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    Not as big a difference as you might think. LAX...

    Not as big a difference as you might think. LAX to Narita 11:20. Denver to Narita 11:50. O'hare to Narita 13:00. Boston to Narita 13:45. Newark to Narita 13:55. Do it!
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    I read somewhere there are three different types...

    I read somewhere there are three different types of TKR; with existing cruciate ligaments, with no existing cruciate ligaments and the acl function is integral to the TKR, and partial cruciate...
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    I also thought the 182 skied shorter than I would...

    I also thought the 182 skied shorter than I would have expected. I have found that when sizing down to get more maneuverability powder performance suffers and I sometimes have felt like I was on the...
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    Having decades of intermittent boot fitting...

    Having decades of intermittent boot fitting experience I tend to guide people toward the smaller of two sizes as long as their foot is not too wide or high volume. Historically, I have always...
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    A somewhat different perspective here. Most...

    A somewhat different perspective here. Most people's mileage will vary. I first tore my left ACL in 1981 playing flag football (actually warming up before a game). Surgeon then said ACL is funny....
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    I too am in Hokkaido. Retired and moved back to...

    I too am in Hokkaido. Retired and moved back to Sapporo last fall. My first winter here in 25 years and I found myself lacking for backcountry partners. My friends from back in the day are very old...
  10. With the Kevin Durant achilles rupture in his...

    With the Kevin Durant achilles rupture in his first game back following a month out with a calf strain I'm thinking about my history with achilles tendonitis. I have had it since 2010 when I ran my...
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    Thanks MM. Posted what I know over there with a...

    Thanks MM. Posted what I know over there with a link to Dostie's description of setting the preload on the springs, which was a problem for me when I skied them in the Backcountry Magazine gear test....
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    I skied the Lynx in a pre-production test with...

    I skied the Lynx in a pre-production test with Backcountry Magazine last year. At the time we didn't know how to adjust the preload on the springs and while the binding skied great, I had trouble...
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    Been a while. I forgot my password and was too...

    Been a while. I forgot my password and was too lazy to reset it for the longest time. Then I stumbled across a thread here searching for something related to skin repair and decided I need to be...
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    I skied them last year during the Backcountry...

    I skied them last year during the Backcountry Magazine gear test as one of the techs. They were my favorite ski of the test but I thought the 182 skied short. I am 6', 180 pounds. Skied them with AT...
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    I've ridden in that van.

    I've ridden in that van.
  16. Never been charged myself on JAL or ANA.

    Never been charged myself on JAL or ANA.
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    From Boulder. We both lost our jobs in February...

    From Boulder. We both lost our jobs in February and being over 60 it didn't take long to decide that we had a better option than trying to find another job in the US. It took us until the end of...
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    First post here in years. Since downsizing,...

    First post here in years.

    Since downsizing, retiring, and moving to Sapporo permanently, I don't have a shop or a bench anymore. I brought some of my mounting gear and when I picked up a pair of...
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    After all these years I finally tried the rice...

    After all these years I finally tried the rice method. It worked great. Now my whole house smells like rice.
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    Thank you so much @~mikey b, @adrenalated,...

    Thank you so much @~mikey b, @adrenalated, @MakersTeleMark, @Danno, and @BFD for your kind words and others for lending their moral support. I'm starting to replace some items slowly and I hope I...
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    Another vote for BA Big House 4. Solid...

    Another vote for BA Big House 4. Solid construction, plenty of room, can stand up to change clothes, easy to set up, good fly coverage. That last one is a big difference over cheap tents where the...
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    D'oh!:yourock:

    D'oh!:yourock:
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    I'm out of the biz as of this week. Guess I...

    I'm out of the biz as of this week. Guess I already forgot about that.
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    Brand X = Columbia :tongue: I vote Voile as...

    Brand X = Columbia :tongue:

    I vote Voile as well for most underrated.

    Can't disagree that ON3P has a hudge fanboi following on TGR, myself included but that was teh funneh. :fmicon:

    Every...
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    Can nobody see the first picture I posted? If you...

    Can nobody see the first picture I posted? If you look at both pictures that should be abundantly clear.
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    The BD bail that attaches the tip doesn't stay in...

    The BD bail that attaches the tip doesn't stay in place too well on skis with a blunt tip like Bomb Squads and other skis. The G3 alpinist tip is wider than the tail, but you can't buy them...
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    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/18/article-...

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/18/article-2583807-1C655E2D00000578-616_634x402.jpg

    That's a 737.
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    I have zero trouble with snow getting between the...

    I have zero trouble with snow getting between the skin and the ski.

    This is the full length of the running surface, nothing like a kicker skin. And there is plenty of skin behind me. Where the...
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    Jeff Buckley's father Tim Buckley can go on the...

    Jeff Buckley's father Tim Buckley can go on the OP list.
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    I like edge to edge coverage only on the cambered...

    I like edge to edge coverage only on the cambered part of the ski. The rest is dead weight that causes drag.

    I Speedy Stitchered a G3 tail and flat webbing to the skin for the tip. Tapered the STS...
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    The glue on every brand of skins varies from...

    The glue on every brand of skins varies from batch to batch. The worst just need to be stripped and replaced with Gold Label. Two thin coats a day apart works best.

    When glue gets gooey it is, as...
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    Oh, and just to show that you can have a blast in...

    Oh, and just to show that you can have a blast in Hokkaido on anything, here are some grainy scans of slides I shot of a friend skiing on floppy leathers and misery sticks in the 80s...
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    While I love big skis, and wouldn't take anything...

    While I love big skis, and wouldn't take anything but my 122mm 188cm Bomb Squads to ski in Niseko, people still learning how to ski learn better if they are on 80 - 90 mm skis. If they go to 100mm +...
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    I've demoed it tele and didn't like it. It wants...

    I've demoed it tele and didn't like it. It wants to go across the hill when I would rather go down. Short radius so that is not surprising. And those light tips just flap around unless you are in...
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    Tabehodai -- or Viking style. We used to go to...

    Tabehodai -- or Viking style. We used to go to this place called Cowboy that was all you can eat in an hour after skiing the backcountry around Sapporo Kokusai and environs. It was a feeding frenzy....
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    Fuck... I had both of these a few years ago. The...

    Fuck... I had both of these a few years ago. The reflux kept happening until I stopped drinking red wine and having any food or alcohol less than 4 hours before lying down. Beer is ok. Whiskey not as...
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    Bring it, Mir!!!

    Bring it, Mir!!!
  38. Thread: Japan 13/14

    by telepariah
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    Chisenupuri closed? Shit, I want investors to...

    Chisenupuri closed? Shit, I want investors to help me buy it lock stock and barrel. What would it cost to get that rickety old single chair and one of the lodges opened? The lodges weren't in the...
  39. Thread: "The Turn"

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    No turn yet in the Front Range. 98 in Denver...

    No turn yet in the Front Range. 98 in Denver today and more of the same looking forward. NWS does say it will get cooler toward the end of the week forecast, but all it ever does is move out to the...
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    My money is on they took your feet out of them...

    My money is on they took your feet out of them too soon and the weren't set.

    Also, did they use toe caps?

    What socks did you cook them in and what socks did you ski them in? As others have...
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    I would stick to the nightlife. :fmicon:

    I would stick to the nightlife. :fmicon:
  42. Thread: Skiing RMNP

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    Yeah, I skied it in July and there was a 50...

    Yeah, I skied it in July and there was a 50 degree entrance with a cliff of ice at about your third turn down. Had to go right of that. Rough is a good way to describe it. Lumpy works too. I skied it...
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    ^^^ these ^^^ I would say Otaru is worth...

    ^^^ these ^^^

    I would say Otaru is worth spending a day. You can train out from Sapporo in half hour or so. There are old Russian buildings, glass blowing factories where you can watch the artists...
  44. Thread: Skiing RMNP

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    FWIW, I think Andrews is as good a bet as we have...

    FWIW, I think Andrews is as good a bet as we have right now. I flew in over the park the other day and it looked alright. Isabelle ends up pretty flat after Queen's Way melts out. The other great...
  45. Like this?...

    Like this?
    http://telekichigai.com/images/4dad/radiobeacon_cz_05.jpg

    OP's desires are pretty well in line with mine. I am now on a pair of ON3P Vicik Tours, 176. They are reasonably light, long...
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    Sticky: I have a lot of other skis but most don't have...

    I have a lot of other skis but most don't have bindings on them. This is my current kit.
    http://telekichigai.com/images/DSC01417.jpg

    Left to right, top to bottom...

    Swix boot bag
    ON3P Vicik...
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    ^^^this^^^

    ^^^this^^^
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    Quadrant is pretty soft for a 4 buckle boot. Not...

    Quadrant is pretty soft for a 4 buckle boot. Not a bad choice for a widish foot but I don't find it fits as wide as some other 103mm boots. The Rush, if I'm not mistaken, is not as narrow and low...
  49. Love running... been a runner all my life....

    Love running... been a runner all my life. Farthest I've gone is 50k, which ended up hurting like a motherfucker because I had a torn peroneal tendon and didn't know it. Couldn't run for two years...
  50. Chinese Downhill -- all competitors have to ride...

    Chinese Downhill -- all competitors have to ride switch.

    Dodgeball --
    1. 6 balls in play at all times
    2. Overlapping lines with 80% of the court being free range and the only line you could not...
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