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    LOL Do I get a govt sponsored ski pass if I...

    LOL

    Do I get a govt sponsored ski pass if I move to Seattle? Let us in on this secret.
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    Hey a thread for my people. I've spent the last...

    Hey a thread for my people. I've spent the last 10+ years kind of cycling down busters vinferno here before jumping out of the industry a couple years back. I still wear the "wine technologist" hat...
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    I do like the way the Kryptons ski. Seems the new...

    I do like the way the Kryptons ski. Seems the new version has what I'm looking for.

    My gripes with the krypton have been the aforementioned cuff fit. Basically the radius of the tongues narrow and...
  4. I really like my mx98. However they really suck...

    I really like my mx98. However they really suck when you find yourself bushwacking in crusty or manky snow on runouts and lower mountain traverses. Keeping turns fluid when you run out of space takes...
  5. What are you like a retired lifelong skier with...

    What are you like a retired lifelong skier with 11,000 posts on tgr? And your weighing your options between getting core shots in Montana or coming to a TGR ski week with a bunch of homies in a...
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    My current Kryptons (29.5) are getting tiered and...

    My current Kryptons (29.5) are getting tiered and I'll be getting new boots in the coming weeks. Not sure if I should stay in kryptons or move to something else, the cuff always fit weird for me but...
  7. Saas Fee has crazy views and really stellar piste...

    Saas Fee has crazy views and really stellar piste skiing. Freeride options are limited by glaciers but there are plenty of secure options on unglaciated slopes. Good starting and or finishing point...
  8. Tossed in a few bucks last week. Cool to see the...

    Tossed in a few bucks last week. Cool to see the pool filling up.
  9. As Buster says not that hard. GVA to Sedrun is...

    As Buster says not that hard. GVA to Sedrun is 6.5 hours going along the lake and then through the Valais region and under the Fukrapass. Easy to make a couple stops and day trips on your way to...
  10. For reference on conditions in western suisse...

    For reference on conditions in western suisse here is some mid-december stoke from the last 4 or so seasons. Areas include Chandolin, Glacier 3000, Les Marecots,  Arolla,  Verbier (monoboard), Leysin...
  11. Push your trip back a month month, or two, or...

    Push your trip back a month month, or two, or three.

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  12. Augment 98? They might be even more coin than the...

    Augment 98? They might be even more coin than the kastles though.

    Blossom might be making something that fits the bill as well.

    Otherwise older stormriders or super bros aren’t far off.
  13. Did you happen to have a similar tool for hockey...

    Did you happen to have a similar tool for hockey sticks?

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    Lol, someone complained about that? What a dweeb....

    Lol, someone complained about that? What a dweeb.

    GLWS
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    Effectively 200 cheaper! Glacier 3000 is now...

    Effectively 200 cheaper! Glacier 3000 is now included in the main magic pass and no long an add on.

    Possibly bad for crowds. Saves me some coin.
  16. Travel to the US from Switzerland is currently...

    Travel to the US from Switzerland is currently blocked. It wasn't a few weeks back and likely won't be for too much longer. Hard to keep track of the always changing rules. Proof of vacation starting...
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    Sticky: A shame you didn't list the mx here, I'd love a...

    A shame you didn't list the mx here, I'd love a second pair. In France do you use mostly leboncoin, ski pass, FB groups?

    If you ever want to get rid of the pro+ let me know or post in the euros...
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    Sticky: How do the dp pro+ compare to the mx98? Want...

    How do the dp pro+ compare to the mx98?

    Want to sell either of them to me [emoji846]?

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    Pow and sun to close out the season!...

    Pow and sun to close out the season!...
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    Wind and snow doing its thing keeping things more...

    Wind and snow doing its thing keeping things more or less filled...
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    April has been surprisingly wintery. Yesterday...

    April has been surprisingly wintery. Yesterday was kind of a sleeper pow day. Nothing much was forecasted and the stations didn't pick anything up, yet everything filled in and was actually deep on...
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    Headed to engleberg for the long weekend-first...

    Headed to engleberg for the long weekend-first time. Anybody around? Any beta?

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    Nice plan B!

    Nice plan B!
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    The last week has been phenomenal. Sun and wind...

    The last week has been phenomenal. Sun and wind are doing work at the moment and the conditions are deteriorating fast, so making the avy situation more complicated. Saw quite a bit of spooky...
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    ^^Eddy, guardian of the Bec, in this morning's...

    ^^Eddy, guardian of the Bec, in this morning's paper.

    https://www.letemps.ch/sport/pied-bec-rosses-ecouter-une-fable-rebrousser-chemin

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    196 med flex w/ carbon = giant trampolines for...

    196 med flex w/ carbon = giant trampolines for mobbing through tress and playing mini golf on storm days. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210316/30075b1d3a663f2f72950445ce95d5fe.jpg
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    Crazy good out here in the west. Glad to hear...

    Crazy good out here in the west. Glad to hear everyone scored some....
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    Today was fantastic! A bit of powder panic in the...

    Today was fantastic! A bit of powder panic in the morning that died down before noon and by 2 everything had filled in again.

    Stay safe and enjoy!

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    Sticky: I've been on them a fair bit this year and last....

    I've been on them a fair bit this year and last. Really like the shape and "smoothness" of the ski. Wish the tips were stiffer, but I think that they combine with the more stout body and tail to give...
  30. The MX and some years & models of SR have...

    The MX and some years & models of SR have squaretails, the others do not. That alone will change quite dramatically the feel and personality of the skis. Also note that the radius on SRs is all over...
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    ^^[emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji1696] ...

    ^^[emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji1696]

    Snowed non stop in some pockets today while being full sun in others. The dust on crust is appreciated and made for pretty fun bump and tree lines.
  32. The 201 they are talking about is a recent...

    The 201 they are talking about is a recent “stormrider pro 106”model. Guessing this one:

    https://www.skipass.com/guide-matos/stockli/stormrider-pro.html
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    Maximum dust on crust! I'm counting it as a pow...

    Maximum dust on crust! I'm counting it as a pow day....
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    Sticky: Dude, please stop eye fucking my kastles. ...

    Dude, please stop eye fucking my kastles.

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    Sticky: Jealous of everyone with a garage. I present the...

    Jealous of everyone with a garage. I present the ski closet.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/03d4760c185423b03aa013f52e1e68d5.jpg
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    Yosemite is a long drive from mammoth until the...

    Yosemite is a long drive from mammoth until the pass opens, typically in June.

    Eastern Sierra has some of the best spring and summer skiing as anywhere. Mammoth being known for quite regularly...
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    The melt off has indeed been sad. WROD is in full...

    The melt off has indeed been sad. WROD is in full effect at low elevations and south facing slopes.

    The corn cycle has been alright but the snow is still super dirty from the sand and weeks...
  38. For what it's worth, I've found both black top...

    For what it's worth, I've found both black top sheet dps and the tt stormriders to be very fragile.

    Both skis have very soft, but fast, bases and delicate sidewalls /edges.

    Maybe I'm just...
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    What size are the legend pros? Sent from my...

    What size are the legend pros?

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    Snow for the Euros.

    Packed powder skiing really good until below the freeze/thaw line. High pressure and high temps for the for the foreseeable future. Some stoke from last weekend and mid-week.

    Check out the major...
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    Temps have been very mild the last week(s) with...

    Temps have been very mild the last week(s) with rain over 2k.

    Sand blowing off the Sahara today has got the sky looking like California in wildfire season. Also the snow, and everything else is...
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    Had some good skiing this week. The last systems...

    Had some good skiing this week. The last systems have given us a good base so hopefully we can get some consolidation and stability followed by refreshes!
    ...
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    358531 Re slide at verbier ...

    358531
    Re slide at verbier

    [emoji102][emoji51]

    Pretty sure something similar happened in 14 or 15
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    Heavy slop today in lower elevation trees....

    Heavy slop today in lower elevation trees. Hopefully things stabilize and we can get into the alpine soon. Stay safe everyone!


    Also totally in for a meet-up at Vendul's (corona depending) ! In...
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    Cool app!...

    Cool app!
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210112/1546c45e73efa49adc6967206e165b91.jpg

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    I'll add in that superbros are sick sick sick....

    I'll add in that superbros are sick sick sick. Don't know what a modern replacement would be. If someone has suggestions I'm all ears.

    I spent today on my pair running top to bottom laps at Saas...
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    Conditions the last week's have been terrible,...

    Conditions the last week's have been terrible, haven't seemed to find anything but highly variable punchy snow. Line was nice however...

    val...
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    Attempted to ski last weekend. Still need a bit...

    Attempted to ski last weekend. Still need a bit more coverage, I opted to hike down but others were more motivated...

    ...
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    Fancy covid ski masks for us in Switzerland...

    Fancy covid ski masks for us in Switzerland https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201009/5fc848a2570f1ad088ea499ce38e5b76.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201009/856527198cf9e3d6b7624f5bc068d71e.jpg
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    On the subject of long term effects, two studies...

    On the subject of long term effects, two studies out of Germany suggesting that COVID infection is leading to serious heart damage in the majority of cases irrespective of symptoms, age, or...
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