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  1. 184 4FRNT Ravens with Skins (2017/2018 model)

    $420 + ship, prefer to sell locally in Tahoe/NorCal.

    Mounted once for Vipecs at -1.5 for 322. Very good condition.

    Comes with the worst-named, but best all-around skins I've used, the Black...
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    go get it gimpy & hankey! 285760 not as...

    go get it gimpy & hankey!

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    not as steep as 'Tina, but always worthy to drop direct from 14k. We'll call it the gimpy-hankey headwall
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    Yeah man, we were ogling that thing hard. We...

    Yeah man, we were ogling that thing hard. We couldn't believe it, but there was a chute that went all the way through, except for a chockstone about 150 (??) feet down. Hard to judge relative scale,...
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    LL, shoulda heeded your earlier post (and my...

    LL, shoulda heeded your earlier post (and my gut). Oh well.

    telep, I would love to hear your impressions of the Lynx! There's a thread with a whole lotta nothing if you can provide some actual...
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    Whitney was cruiser. All snowbridges were still...

    Whitney was cruiser. All snowbridges were still covered with winter snowpack, but the big one/two at the top were starting to open. It looked like at least 2-4 weeks before things would start to open...
  6. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Guessing, but I'd wager that mikeyb was just glad...

    Guessing, but I'd wager that mikeyb was just glad that Cody emphasized going through the proper permitting process before filming and (maybe mostly) NOT flying drones where you are not supposed to.
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    Friend skied there this weekend - skied E and N...

    Friend skied there this weekend - skied E and N aspects on University and reported great corn. Bottom pitch to TH is almost melted out.

    Sick TRs from the W Ridge of Conness (yeah!!) and V Notch -...
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    Convict Lake. Easy lakeside trail, should be...

    Convict Lake. Easy lakeside trail, should be fully melted out and quiet. Unreal views. Top-shelf restaurant if that's your thing.

    Or drive up Tioga Pass, and do a "hike" along the road up at the...
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    On mount point - I mounted at recommended, and...

    On mount point - I mounted at recommended, and did not like how far out and vague the tip felt. Remounted at +1.5 cm - perfecto! They seem way more balanced there, but have not had them out yet in...
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    Nice work! How was booting up third pillar?...

    Nice work! How was booting up third pillar? Steep af???
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    Shasta is skiing as good as it gets. Snowpack is...

    Shasta is skiing as good as it gets. Snowpack is unreal, and we got a nice solid freeze to below Bunny on Sunday. Get some!
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    I will be in 'dita July 10-13. See ya there? 5...

    I will be in 'dita July 10-13. See ya there? 5 years ago, the access road was dirt but easily passable with any 2WD. We're staying where we stayed 5 years ago - Chuparosa - in one of the beachfront...
  13. I took OG's pole. It was glorious! Thanks for...

    I took OG's pole. It was glorious!

    Thanks for the pole, enjoy the beer, and here's some stoke from December.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/4e05a8fe4eafa437b312945394b75239.jpg
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    That first hit Balls? Nice vid. Skiing is meh,...

    That first hit Balls? Nice vid. Skiing is meh, but keep trying, you'll get it slugger! ;)
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    All of these things are true --- Lots of boomers...

    All of these things are true --- Lots of boomers don't have shit for savings, but eh, that's an American problem. At the same time, collectively, viewed as a generation, they are exceptionally...
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    Aight - done - thanks!

    Aight - done - thanks!
  17. Really fascinating CHP vid on the December Tallac...

    Really fascinating CHP vid on the December Tallac incident where John Morrison was injured on the front chutes.
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    Wow, this thread just continues to deliver and...

    Wow, this thread just continues to deliver and deliver and deliver...way to go humans!

    Here's some pro Eastern Sierra stoke: https://youtu.be/ED9ck8_9r9k "oh! that wasn't mayo?!" lol Looks like...
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    Searched high and low to no avail....is there a...

    Searched high and low to no avail....is there a publicly available non-CAAD-expert program to figure out whether a binding will fit on an already mounted pair of skis??

    I know I could pull the...
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  21. Thread: Open Summit

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    That's not what BA does for Tahoe area snowfall...

    That's not what BA does for Tahoe area snowfall forecasting on OpenSnow, but you're probably right about this site... It IS pretty though.
  22. Thread: Open Summit

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    Open Summit

    Anyone use this thing yet, or know how they are generating the forecasts from the tops of 13,000 foot mountains??

    https://opensummit.com/

    Could be useful for backcountry objectives in...
  23. Skied KT this morning. Rain soaked mank to the...

    Skied KT this morning. Rain soaked mank to the top. Might be better tomorrow if it snowed this afternoon or cools off tonight... Maybe...
  24. In my very limited experience, Spot does not work...

    In my very limited experience, Spot does not work more than 50% of the time. I'd rather not be waiting at the base of a couloir with a broken-legged-friend thinking that help was on the way...
  25. Having been on a number of trips with Spot...

    Having been on a number of trips with Spot devices, I highly recommend NOT buying a Spot or any other PLB that only allows one-way communication. You have no way of confirming whether the messages...
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    Pretty amazing rescue by Mono SAR from the...

    Pretty amazing rescue by Mono SAR from the Hulk/Little Slide area. Lots to ponder in this one. Great pics too: https://www.monosar.org/missions/2019/5/20/may-18-19-2019-19-253-7
  27. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Jesucristo... Mtn Lab boot mod: see post 15 of...

    Jesucristo... Mtn Lab boot mod: see post 15 of this thread. https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/307417-3rd-buckle-to-the-Mtn-Lab-mod

    Continue tech talking there :cool: and stay off...
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    Thanks for the reviews yall. Found some 189s on...

    Thanks for the reviews yall. Found some 189s on Corbetts for the disturbingly cheaply price of 479 CAD / 357 USD. So I pulled the trigger.

    And figured y'all might wanna know too.
  29. FS: Crampons, poles, Intuition, sleeping bag, MTB shock and dropper post

    Grab bag of ski and mtb gear, plus a sleeping bag

    Ski
    Dynafit ski crampons - 130mm wide. Used once. $50

    Panda poles (bamboo) - 130cm with the extra-long Katana grips. Used 20 days. Very good...
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    Secor's book is a damn goldmine. It's also almost...

    Secor's book is a damn goldmine. It's also almost absurdist in our era of data-driven and pretty-figures-laden guidebooks - the descriptions are so taciturn, and lacking in detail, it's comical. E.g....
  31. Thread: The FIFTY

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    SHOW US YER BOOT MODS!!! :cussing:

    SHOW US YER BOOT MODS!!! :cussing:
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    Day 3..... Another hard freeze - conditions were...

    Day 3.....
    Another hard freeze - conditions were perfect.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU

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    We thought we might go hit the north face of Rixford, but had found that exposed...
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    Damn, think I need two more... Day 2: after a...

    Damn, think I need two more...

    Day 2: after a hearty breakfast of grits, we had corn on the mind

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    pc telek
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    Photo TR of 3 nights in the Sierra, May 2-5, with...

    Photo TR of 3 nights in the Sierra, May 2-5, with telek and non-mag NB.

    I missed out on the best descent of the trip - which happened before any snow was touched, skis were clicked, or phasers set...
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    Fuck yeah AKB! Glad to hear you enjoyed Whitney,...

    Fuck yeah AKB! Glad to hear you enjoyed Whitney, and Irvine looks $$$

    WUD - photos are soooo good. Need a model? ;)

    sfskier, hankey, gimpy, rod & rod's wife, trogidor -- so much good stuff. I...
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    Ah, bummer! Yeah, we just drove around the "Road...

    Ah, bummer! Yeah, we just drove around the "Road Closed" signs....and brought beer for the plow guys just in case. ;)

    We had going deep on tap for a friend's last hurrah before he moves from Cali...
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    Onion Valley has a soft closure to the TH. Get...

    Onion Valley has a soft closure to the TH. Get some!

    Back last night from 3.5 days out of Onion Valley in the Rae Lakes area, 60 Lakes Basin, and Kearsarge area. Coverage is awesome.
  38. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Big Willy has the full mix of classic Eastern...

    Big Willy has the full mix of classic Eastern Sierra skiing, and Giant Steps takes all of those to the nth degree.

    Elusive. Need a big snowpack to do it. 2019, 2017, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005 - in...
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    Check this from Hoji himself:...

    Check this from Hoji himself: http://mtnguiding.com/media/2017/1/4/where-do-i-mount-my-hojis-renegadesravens-too

    I went back 1.5 cm on 184 Ravens. On 190 Bibbys on the line, and love those there. ...
  40. Speaking of, I went to Assssss$$$$sssspen this...

    Speaking of, I went to Assssss$$$$sssspen this winter for a friend's wedding, and couldn't help but notice how much uphill resort skiing ("ski-mo" without the mountaineering I guess) is promoted by...
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    Thanks Meathead. bummer...

    Thanks Meathead. bummer...
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    Can you just take over Blister and write their...

    Can you just take over Blister and write their reviews please?
  43. BUMP it up. Ski looks soooo good. Wish I could...

    BUMP it up. Ski looks soooo good. Wish I could swing it now, but can't so free bump to spchin. BUY DEEZ STICKS
  44. Thread: Ikon Pass

    by meter-man
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    279785 I had a lot of fun "acting like an IKON...

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    I had a lot of fun "acting like an IKON douche"...it was really pretty easy. No actually "acting" required. :yourock:
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    DAMN. Great post - thanks for sharing. +++++++

    DAMN. Great post - thanks for sharing. +++++++
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    pretzel, sweet review - thanks! Have you skied...

    pretzel, sweet review - thanks! Have you skied the commander 108? that's the comparo I'm looking for.
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    BFD, that line is the North Couloir on Norman...

    BFD, that line is the North Couloir on Norman Clyde Peak.
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    This is exactly what the pro boot fitter at Tahoe...

    This is exactly what the pro boot fitter at Tahoe Sports Hub told me.

    Get a 28 tour wrap for my 29 (i.e., 28.5) Scarpa Maestrale RS2
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    Fuck that's awful. May he RIP

    Fuck that's awful. May he RIP
  50. Dat wuz fun. 278753 278755 [not me]...

    Dat wuz fun.

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    Now bring on da corn!
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