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    There were a couple that stayed open. Not saying...

    There were a couple that stayed open. Not saying I broke lockdown and skied them... Not saying I didn't.
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    Speed is the best bug repellent.

    Speed is the best bug repellent.
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    Yeah. It's definitely pretty cool. Some of the...

    Yeah. It's definitely pretty cool. Some of the scenery reminds me of Western MA, where I grew up - cow frams, rolling fields, etc. It's a different side to the Metro area that I rarely experience...
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    My ride yesterday was an eye opener. I rode, for...

    My ride yesterday was an eye opener. I rode, for the first time, right out of the garage of my new house here in NE Mass. Rode 30 miles of mostly dirt through 5 or 6 different towns. There is a...
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    Chameleon is a good suggestion... Their base...

    Chameleon is a good suggestion... Their base model has some solid geometry, and the price is good. The weight is a tad heavier than what I'm looking for, but it's probably workable.
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    I am looking for a hardtail like Honzo, but...

    I am looking for a hardtail like Honzo, but lighter. I want a bike built like the Specialized Chisel or Scott Scale (light and efficient, and built for going far fast), but with more relaxed...
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    Hey - I can use your words too! Crepitus. ...

    Hey - I can use your words too!

    Crepitus.

    Idiopathic cardiopulmonary encephalitis.

    Doppler effect.

    See?
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    Groinage pain while skinning

    I've been experiencing pain in approximately this area, in particular when raising my right knee upward. So, skinning uphill causes lots of discomfort. So does hiking and even MTB after about 12...
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    Nice. 2nd one of those shots in this thread this...

    Nice. 2nd one of those shots in this thread this winter. That one's really good.
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    Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest has some...

    Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest has some good DH trails. Jumps, Berms, etc. The "big" hill is about 190' vertical, according to Caltopo. The XC trails are worth a ride, too; some of the best in...
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    President's day? I know we already talked...

    President's day?

    I know we already talked about this several pages back, but I was up there that day, too. It was fun watching you ski, and dodging your slough on the boot ladder!
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    How many until the 2nd wave of Rona?

    How many until the 2nd wave of Rona?
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    This is an awesome video. I try to ski the...

    This is an awesome video. I try to ski the Tunderbolt every year, but it seems I only succeed every other... I missed it this season, sadly.

    I loved the segments from 2000!
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    I trained at Blandford with my high school's race...

    I trained at Blandford with my high school's race team. Bummed to see it go, though I haven't been back since those days, either...
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    It blows my mind how many people I see skinning...

    It blows my mind how many people I see skinning resorts, and how many ONLY skin resorts.

    Ski Monster here in Boston seems to have gone from a solid selection of lightweight touring gear in the...
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    This story made to Drudge 321919

    This story made to Drudge

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    It's great for sliding... just not safely! JH...

    It's great for sliding... just not safely!

    JH - hit me up if the conditions improve. I'm itching to get out.
  18. +1 to anything with "send" in it. Stoke. I...

    +1 to anything with "send" in it.

    Stoke. I hate this word. It's deeply ingrained around here, but still... they're photos. pics. whatever. Stoke is a verb, and if you are "stoked," you are in...
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    Brutal... you must have lost a ton of snow. I'm...

    Brutal... you must have lost a ton of snow. I'm glad I made it up when I did, then.
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    Had a solid spring day at Magic yesterday....

    Had a solid spring day at Magic yesterday. Breakfast sandwiches at West Townshend Country Store were a great way to start off, and slushy/corny turns in the afternoon sunshine were a great way to end...
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    Damn that looks good.

    Damn that looks good.
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    Thanks, Rob. It is a great tour, if a very long...

    Thanks, Rob. It is a great tour, if a very long approach. Though, if you're used to the Zone, Baldface shouldn't be a problem.

    Let's ski before this "winter" is over. I'm still hoping to explore...
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    Man. All of these pics out of NoVT are making my...

    Man. All of these pics out of NoVT are making my best-of-the-season day on South Baldface look rather lame by comparison. Nevertheless...

    The skin started off as absolute shit. The forecast from...
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    Awesome shots, and awesome turns!

    Awesome shots, and awesome turns!
  25. Thread: Skintrack stoke

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    Belated crosspost from the East MF Coast thread:...

    Belated crosspost from the East MF Coast thread:

    Found this squirrel-sized skin track. Looked pretty well traveled...
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    But where does it go? We continued onward to find out.
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    A little late in posting this, but I hit Gulf of...

    A little late in posting this, but I hit Gulf of Slides with some friends on President's day. One of the group (not me) put together a video of the tour. Normally I wouldn't post gopro footage here...
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    I thought that was in VT??? Tuckerman's Ravine is...

    I thought that was in VT??? Tuckerman's Ravine is in Maine.
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    I have it on reasonably good, local authority...

    I have it on reasonably good, local authority that they Skied chute. Would be surprised if that was their only lap, though.
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    Rob - I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk. I will be...

    Rob - I'm sorry. I feel like a jerk.

    I will be staying away from the Zone for the next couple of storms to make sure you get your well deserved first tracks. I need to explore some new spots,...
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    Have fun, Rob. BCG was NOT in, though we did...

    Have fun, Rob.

    BCG was NOT in, though we did manage to get down alive. Down low it was actually pretty fun. Up higher there are a lot of evergreen saplings that made it tricky.

    GF skied better,...
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    Have fun, Rob. BCG was NOT in, though we did...

    Have fun, Rob.

    BCG was NOT in, though we did manage to get down alive. Down low it was actually pretty fun. Up higher there are a lot of evergreen saplings that made it tricky.

    GF skied better,...
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    Vermont pics from this weekend look awesome....

    Vermont pics from this weekend look awesome. Western NH did not get the snow that was forecasted, but we had fun anyway. Crust was horrendous on all but the lowest of low angle terrain. No action...
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    Did my AIARE 1 this weekend. An incident...

    Did my AIARE 1 this weekend.

    An incident featuring Rog (remember Rog?) was a cautionary case study in one of the classroom sessions. The thing read like one of his TGR posts. I chuckled... then...
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    I take that as a compliment! That description...

    I take that as a compliment!

    That description is spot on, especially in NH. I've been in that situation many a time.

    Here's a pic of one of those spots that looks just so enticing, but in all...
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    I have heard that the summit snowfields are nice...

    I have heard that the summit snowfields are nice when they are in.

    There *appear* to be lots of glade glade shots visible from the various skin tracks and ski trails. One was even sufficiently...
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    Not many pics from this weekend. I was solo and...

    Not many pics from this weekend. I was solo and sick on Monday, so I didn't want bite off a serious BC tour. Settled for sloppy seconds on Cardigan. Snow was choppy and thin, but soft, and the views...
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    Everyone knows the Earth is not flat. It is...

    Everyone knows the Earth is not flat.

    It is hollow.

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    For all the shit you get around here, Dave,...

    For all the shit you get around here, Dave, you've been posting some nuggets of wisdom around here lately. IMO.

    New England doesn't have the best of anything - mountains, rivers, trails, beaches,...
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    What I'm really trying to get at - is there going...

    What I'm really trying to get at - is there going to be any natural base left in the region after this? I'm more concerned about the BC than the lift served.
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    So what's up? Just extremely windy or did all the...

    So what's up? Just extremely windy or did all the snow burn off too?
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    Jhyatt - great skiing with you, and great shot....

    Jhyatt - great skiing with you, and great shot. Thanks for showing us around. I wish I'd taken more photos, but the only ones I've got are of the uptrack. Let's tour again soon.
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    I still owe you a work day. My travel schedule...

    I still owe you a work day. My travel schedule for work can be a challenge, but I'd like to come help out, if you have any use for me.
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    My boss convinced me to take a PTO day today to...

    My boss convinced me to take a PTO day today to meet him at Cannon. We were both very discouraged to see approx 0" new snow in the notch. So much for the "cannon effect." We caught first tram,...
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    I drive through there frequently, but that wasn't...

    I drive through there frequently, but that wasn't me.
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    Skinned the crotch for a few laps yesterday...

    Skinned the crotch for a few laps yesterday afternoon. Arrived just in time for the springlike conditions to refreeze into typical post-rain granular. Yay. But hey - I made some turns.

    Sunset was...
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    This is the kind of answer I was expecting. Idk...

    This is the kind of answer I was expecting. Idk how so many people got fixated purely on float - I tried to zero in on the idea of "skiing well" in powder. You've answered that question, and I...
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    Apparently if I take a screen shot of a photo...

    Apparently if I take a screen shot of a photo using the phone that took the original, they orient right-side-up. What the hell, tgr?
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    We were pretty close to each other today, Rob. I...

    We were pretty close to each other today, Rob. I hope we cross paths again this season!

    I had been hoping to get over to Greylock or the Hoosac range this weekend, but it just wasn't in the cards....
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    This is a great way to simplify my original...

    This is a great way to simplify my original question. I'd probably go with the 90mm rockered ski...

    I understand that waist width and rocker are just 2 variables in ski construction. If you...
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    Waist Width vs Rocker

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but my 20s of TGR search function and Google have not satisfied my curiosity, so-

    Which aspect of ski design/geometry makes a bigger contribution to a ski's...
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