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    Ive skied my LPs in 5-10 of slightly heavy...

    Ive skied my LPs in 5-10 of slightly heavy powder, and they were superb. This was wide open spaces, mind you.
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    Poll: Thanks for doing the thinking, Arild. The GFB...

    Thanks for doing the thinking, Arild.

    The GFB with a touch of camber would be a dream ski. HH core for sure.

    Will follow your project.
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    Bump from me. You'll never have skis that...

    Bump from me.

    You'll never have skis that allow you to go faster than these. Absolute missiles.
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    Epic

    Epic
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    The family is growing. Big thanks to Corbetts for...

    The family is growing. Big thanks to Corbetts for the hot deal and excellent service.

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    Great to hear, Chugach! Keep the good news...

    Great to hear, Chugach! Keep the good news coming.

    What was wrong with the tune? Anybody else experience this?
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    Makes perfect sense, Eluder. I'm on the hunt...

    Makes perfect sense, Eluder.

    I'm on the hunt for a pair to add to my Charger Library.
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    These things are pressed from oak beams and old...

    These things are pressed from oak beams and old Hilux leaf springs. Bet you could drill them 6 times without any issues.
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    Scott Pure - Jeremie Heitz

    Anyone heard more about these?

    They sound too light for my taste, but anything Jeremie Heitz gets my attention. Could be a good travel ski.
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    My local is small, and only 2000ft vert. Fast and...

    My local is small, and only 2000ft vert. Fast and rowdy 2000ft, though.

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    Middle Basin chutes:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2dqv3plKkF/
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    Just a friendly bump to say that Corbetts still...

    Just a friendly bump to say that Corbetts still have a smoking deal on LP105s.
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    Do it! Monsters and LP105s are special.

    Do it!

    Monsters and LP105s are special.
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    I can't say that all the -1.5 talk hasn't gotten...

    I can't say that all the -1.5 talk hasn't gotten my attention, so yes I'm curious.

    I've owned, skied and loved my Protests for 8 years or so. Always on the line, and never had tip dive. Two mounts...
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    Good interview with Reine Barkered in Aka Skidor....

    Good interview with Reine Barkered in Aka Skidor. Hinted in the last paragraph that he should have been on LPs. (It's in Swedish, and will probably suffer from google translate garbling.)
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    Hymen

    Hymen
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    Curious to hear who you'd bump up/down, having...

    Curious to hear who you'd bump up/down, having more than an average punter's insight.

    Sometimes it seems like freestyle moves are the big deal and required, then all of a sudden not. Given up...
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    There is nothing finer.

    There is nothing finer.
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    Totally agree on the Joel Parko comparison. When...

    Totally agree on the Joel Parko comparison. When someones technique is perfect, it can look too easy.

    Finally watched some more runs. Agree on Leo Slemett being a contender for the win had he...
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    Heartbreaking that Reine couldn't stick that...

    Heartbreaking that Reine couldn't stick that backie.

    But Navarro's double (and Reine's), and Turdell's otherworldly control and smoothness, were something else.
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    Comp moved to Petit Bec. Damn!

    Comp moved to Petit Bec. Damn!
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    So so good. Couldn't believe Reine's run....

    So so good.

    Couldn't believe Reine's run. Should have won imho.
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    Been out of the loop for ages (Covid borders, and...

    Been out of the loop for ages (Covid borders, and zero snow in NZ), so please enlighten me. Is the LP 105/ProRider/M-Pro 105 gone from next year? Better hoard a pair, then.

    Edit: my well-informed...
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    Damn, they look good. And like an easy...

    Damn, they look good. And like an easy transition for a Protest lover.

    Congratulations to all.
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    :-)

    :-)
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    I may have a line on a pair of bnib 2017-18s for...

    I may have a line on a pair of bnib 2017-18s for U$450. RRP is something retarded like U$950 for the latest iteration.

    Edit: No sniping implied from this corner. I was just procrastinating, and...
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    Dang! Will have to look elsewhere. (But...

    Dang! Will have to look elsewhere.

    (But congratulations. Life in the fast lane coming up)
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    Speaking of the seemingly insane idea of mounting...

    Speaking of the seemingly insane idea of mounting PRs with light touring bindings, what is the consensus re heavy ski/light binding vs lighter ski/heavier bindings? Will scroll through the 'how heavy...
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    Head Monster with subtle tip rocker a la LP would...

    Head Monster with subtle tip rocker a la LP would be very interesting.
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    Goon is good! And just to try to talk someone...

    Goon is good!

    And just to try to talk someone off the fence, the Pro Riders have a friendly side, too: They allow less gifted, non uber-athletes to surpass themselves. I was never a super racer,...
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    Do it! Especially if you have access to...

    Do it!

    Especially if you have access to reasonably big, alpine terrain.
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    Sticky: Any more on this? Very interested.

    Any more on this? Very interested.
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    Sticky: Gotta love how they make the Noctas look puny :-)

    Gotta love how they make the Noctas look puny :-)
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    Ok, I'll play. Apart from the already mooted...

    Ok, I'll play.

    Apart from the already mooted slightly rockered Head Monster, I wouldn't mind a modified Pro Rider for travelling: 98mm underfoot, 185cm, slightly less camber. Make it 2200-2250gr,...
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    Thanks, mate.

    Thanks, mate.
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    Very curious to hear more about the SD105 187,...

    Very curious to hear more about the SD105 187, Arild. How do you feel they compare to Pro Riders? How much do they weigh?
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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
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    Happily, but how?

    Happily, but how?
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    Powder: Protests, Radical ST, Sollyfit plates,...

    Powder: Protests, Radical ST, Sollyfit plates, Maestrale.

    Other: MVPs, Radical ST, Sollyfit, Maestrale/Cochise.

    Not weight weenie territory.
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    Quoting from The Guardian: "The restrictions,...

    Quoting from The Guardian:

    "The restrictions, which would begin on Friday and last for 30 days, would not apply to US citizens or to travelers from the UK, he said. The restrictions apply to most...
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    OR Whirlwind?

    OR Whirlwind?
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    Alagna has pretty epic terrain.

    Alagna has pretty epic terrain.
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    Very happy to hear that you're doing better,...

    Very happy to hear that you're doing better, dirty foreigner :-)

    All the best from Aotearoa.
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    Enjoy, gentlemen and ladies. Really looking...

    Enjoy, gentlemen and ladies.

    Really looking forward to following this from a great distance.

    Get well, Cat.
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    Not all ski resorts. e.g. Aosta Valley still not...

    Not all ski resorts. e.g. Aosta Valley still not in lockdown.

    Edit: I was wrong. La Thuile website just saying that they're all closed :-(
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    Judges thought the same, Atrain. You're not out...

    Judges thought the same, Atrain. You're not out on some looney fringe :-)

    It's good to see the skiers having such a different approach. Eder just goes huge, in his special relaxed freestylie way....
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    I'm a biased Kiwi, but pretty much agree. The...

    I'm a biased Kiwi, but pretty much agree.

    The top three were in a class of their own: Murray by a whisker, then Hank, then Freeland.
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    That was fcuken loose!

    That was fcuken loose!
  48. Cheers

    Cheers
  49. Always been interested in them, but never came...

    Always been interested in them, but never came across a pair in NZ. Will keep looking. (Softer tips than most 'chargers', yes?)
  50. Are 105HPs unpossible to find?

    Are 105HPs unpossible to find?
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