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    Wait 'till you get to be my age :eek: I...

    Wait 'till you get to be my age :eek:

    I looked at my quiver today and being down by 1 pair of skis (sold 2, bought 1), I actually felt better.

    ... Thom
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    If only a 184 shows up, but I know I'm dreaming. ...

    If only a 184 shows up, but I know I'm dreaming.

    Sent from my LM-G710VM using Tapatalk
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    Clearly I'm missing something. Having learned...

    Clearly I'm missing something. Having learned how to ski powder on 60mm, 207 slalom skis in the late '60's / early 70's, I thought the idea of fatties is to float. This might be a plot by the...
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    I'm ok with the slow poke thing. So much time...

    I'm ok with the slow poke thing. So much time spent in tight trees ;-)

    ... Thom
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    The idea of taking note of the stance pros use...

    The idea of taking note of the stance pros use with respect to skis they've had design input to has been a recent revelation.

    In retrosoect, this should have been obvious in the context of modern...
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    I think I just blew a fuse in my neural circuits...

    I think I just blew a fuse in my neural circuits (I should megadose some B-vitamins), but this may explain why I didn't connect with my -1 mounted 187s.

    Intuitively, it made no sense that the tips...
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    This a helpful reference point as far as folks'...

    This a helpful reference point as far as folks' comments about nimble behavior in trees.

    This looks a LOT more wide open than the tight stashes I encounter in Colorado.

    If i had a Go Pro, I'd...
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    187s mounted at -1.5 (102 straight-pull from the...

    187s mounted at -1.5 (102 straight-pull from the tip).

    Lange XT-130s - my first boot with a "flat" stance and I've been loving it for the past two seasons. I do run the internal spoiler in it...
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    Thanks. Just to be clear, by tight turns, I mean...

    Thanks. Just to be clear, by tight turns, I mean pivot-ability in Colorado (dense) trees ... something I find intuitive with my Qs, easy with my GPOs and to a slightly lesser extent, my dearly...
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    That's good info. Thanks! What's interesting...

    That's good info. Thanks!

    What's interesting is that the ski is totally intuitive on hardpack - to the point where I can drive the tips in my sleep.

    It's when skiing in its intended...
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    So many R's, so little time ;-)

    So many R's, so little time ;-)
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    My pair has roughly the same camber as my GPOs...

    My pair has roughly the same camber as my GPOs (about 5mm base to base). They have similar camber contact length (97 vs. 100) and the early, gradual tip rise is similar as well. Tip & tail rocker...
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    I always get confused with this acronym. RR =...

    I always get confused with this acronym.

    RR = rocker / reverse camber (or CCR in Praxis lingo)?
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    rocker / reverse sidecut?

    Protests are rocker / camber / rocker with normal sidecut.

    What...
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    You're welcome. Your last sentence is the story...

    You're welcome. Your last sentence is the story of my past decade. I'm doing it all wrong :-(

    ... Thom
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    You've no doubt read my whining in this thread. ...

    You've no doubt read my whining in this thread. I know I'm in the minority and I might regret this, as I've been letting my ad sit until next Fall, but if these work for you, let me know.
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    Definitely not trying to bang the drum about...

    Definitely not trying to bang the drum about asym. If anything, I see it as a minor negative on hard snow and I can't see any advantages in the soft stuff. I wonder how much of what I like about...
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    After writing this, I realized that this is the...

    After writing this, I realized that this is the direction that ON3P is taking with the Cease and Desist - a fat Billy Goat, with both BG & C&D being asym. as I understand it.

    ... Thom
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    I'm sure you smiled when proposing "fat Wootest",...

    I'm sure you smiled when proposing "fat Wootest", given the ski's origin. I get the Goldilocks length considerations however. A fat Quixote could be the ticket as well.

    ... Thom
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    Thanks Grinch! I'll read a description like...

    Thanks Grinch!

    I'll read a description like this and my mind gets twisted into knots - trying to connect with my body while at a keyboard :eek:

    It gives me some general concepts to fiddle with,...
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    Fairly slow, say 20-25. At the same speed, the...

    Fairly slow, say 20-25. At the same speed, the Q's tips float a slight bit better.

    I was expecting an on top of, rather than in the snow experience - especially in fairly dense snow.

    I've...
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    Thanks guys. I'm definitely going to stretch...

    Thanks guys. I'm definitely going to stretch this experiment into next year.

    The tune is good (I checked and freshened it up). Boots/bindings are a familiar combo: Lange XT 130 Freetours/Wardens....
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    The above is from the current, main Praxis...

    The above is from the current, main Praxis thread, but it has relevance to the whining I've been doing about my first day on Protests.

    Your description is exactly what won me over with the Q's.
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    Goes to show ya ... I'm not bonding with my...

    Goes to show ya ...

    I'm not bonding with my 187 (2014?) Protests. These bad boys weigh 10.0 Lbs. and like to go straighter than I do.

    They do some nice things, but having the Qs, I can't see...
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    The damping effect of veneer is like adding...

    The damping effect of veneer is like adding another pound or so to the ski, while actually removing weight. Call me a believer.

    I doubt I'll ever veer from Enduro/Carbon/Veneer on any builds -...
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    Yup :):):)

    Yup :):):)
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    Thanks guys, I e-mailed the seller. Of...

    Thanks guys,

    I e-mailed the seller. Of course, he's the second owner but he thinks they're 12/13's. The good news whether they're 12/13 of a year or two later, they located the dimple very...
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    Yeah, given that I have no choice (hole...

    Yeah, given that I have no choice (hole conflict), I'm totally OK with treating the line as the one everyone is talking about and going back 1.25 to 1.5 (depending on hole avoidance requirements). ...
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    In a weak moment, I picked up a pair of 187's. ...

    In a weak moment, I picked up a pair of 187's. I'm thinking that these are a couple years old, in spite of them hardly having a nick on them.

    Straight pull - 186cm (maybe a touch shorter, like...
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    The line blurs between these two great builders. ...

    The line blurs between these two great builders. And besides ... Muggy started it (oops ... he started it in the main Praxis thread and not here ... another blurring line) ;-)

    ... Thom
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    I'm not sweating the 182 decision in the least. ...

    I'm not sweating the 182 decision in the least. This place has a way of getting us out on the ledge instead of talking us down from it ;-)

    I look at it this way ... we ski the Front Range ski...
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