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    DT is my choice for solid aluminum rims as well. ...

    DT is my choice for solid aluminum rims as well.

    There are plenty of others that are fine, but the high end DT's take the cake.
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    Just to add to that discussion, I feel like the...

    Just to add to that discussion, I feel like the tail rocker on the wc108 adds a LOT to the ski's maneuverability in tight places and the ease of smearing on a dime, but it gives up surprisingly...
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    A little pancake compressor costs about the same...

    A little pancake compressor costs about the same as an aluminum rim. Just sayin.
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    I dent any aluminum rim that I ride. I have...

    I dent any aluminum rim that I ride. I have spent a lot of time on carbon rims, and I've never broken one.

    That said, I think denting aluminum rims isn't a big deal at all. Does the tire...
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    Yeah, mostly an indicator that your brakes are...

    Yeah, mostly an indicator that your brakes are getting super hot. Might be worth sizing up to a bigger rotor. Could also mean your rotor is worn down and getting a bit thin. Could just mean that...
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    You have a rotor that keeps going out of true? ...

    You have a rotor that keeps going out of true? That seems like an indicator of some other problem.
  7. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I guess you can only point at Hoji and say "look...

    I guess you can only point at Hoji and say "look at the butt on that" so many times before the joke is only just kinda funny.
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    I'd say that's about right. Especially with the...

    I'd say that's about right. Especially with the stock liner, which is a good bit thinner than most of the alpine oriented intuitions.

    I'm a low-ish volume foot and the stock liner wasn't even...
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    Not familiar with that model, but if it's...

    Not familiar with that model, but if it's anything like my Atwood furnace (that I had a similar issue with recently), this is what worked for me: smell the exhaust when it tries to light. Smells...
  10. Thread: The FIFTY

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    X2. Although the dumb and dumber costumes at...

    X2.

    Although the dumb and dumber costumes at the awards show were a missed opportunity. Cody could definitely pull off a convincing Harry.
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    ^^^ or a few of the fks models that have the same...

    ^^^ or a few of the fks models that have the same metal pedestal.
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    If you don't need the 18 DIN, you can buy Pivot...

    If you don't need the 18 DIN, you can buy Pivot 14's and save a little bit of money. You still end up with unused toes though.
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    That's the kind of retro steeze that's inevitably...

    That's the kind of retro steeze that's inevitably accompanied by a 3" gaper gap.
  14. Thread: The FIFTY

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    That looks like it's pretty deep into Type 2...

    That looks like it's pretty deep into Type 2 territory.
  15. Kinda the other way around, no? Dune came before...

    Kinda the other way around, no? Dune came before Twin Peaks.
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    A year in advance seems a little early to be...

    A year in advance seems a little early to be firing up the hype train.

    That said, I'm sure it'll be insane. Love watching those guys ski.
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    You're gonna need to take that question over to...

    You're gonna need to take that question over to MTBR.
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    Early season conditions at the local ski hill...

    Early season conditions at the local ski hill suck, so I went up with a sawzall to do a little trimming on a sidecountry line that's super brushy. Except when I got to the summit, I realized I left...
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    Are they knockoff goggles? Or did Anon pay to...

    Are they knockoff goggles? Or did Anon pay to put their brand name on a generic goggle that they picked out of a catalog without signing a contract that gave them exclusive rights to that particular...
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    You have to squint more. But a quick Google...

    You have to squint more.

    But a quick Google search says exposure to bright light on the visible spectrum can lead to premature aging of your eyes; retinal damage and macular degeneration.
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    Haven't had a ton of time yet in those...

    Haven't had a ton of time yet in those situations, but thought they were fine in some moderate moguls. I'm sure the 184's would be easier, but I certainly wouldn't call the 190's difficult.
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    Excellent, thanks for the info.

    Excellent, thanks for the info.
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    I have no doubt that cataracts are terrible, and...

    I have no doubt that cataracts are terrible, and it sucks that you're dealing with them, but quality control has nothing to do with it. Cataracts are caused by all kind of things, with UVB light...
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    5'9" 155lbs, after much waffling, went 190. Only...

    5'9" 155lbs, after much waffling, went 190. Only have a few days on them, but so far, don't regret it. They hand flex stiffer than I'd expected, but they're pretty manageable for the length. ...
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    That thing is sick. And actually seems like a...

    That thing is sick. And actually seems like a sorta good deal when viewed in the context of Sprinter vans.

    But there is no fucking way you're fitting a sled in there. Unless you mean a plastic...
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    Quick question for you roaring fork folks: does...

    Quick question for you roaring fork folks: does Snowmass operate on a Forest Service lease? Specifically the area within the bike park. Dealing with some XC trail issues here in Montana, and I'm...
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    While it's certainly possible that some of the...

    While it's certainly possible that some of the cheap goggles aren't polycarbonate lenses, I think it's unlikely that any of the ones being discussed here use a different lens material. For one, I...
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    I don't know specifics. But I'm pretty sure...

    I don't know specifics. But I'm pretty sure those $5 gas station sunglasses aren't polycarbonate lenses. It's some other plastic that may or may not block UV radiation.
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    ^^^ I'm 100% with you on the refusal to watch the...

    ^^^ I'm 100% with you on the refusal to watch the 2016 remake because it's lazy. After watching that trailer, I'm worried it's another lazy remake, but instead of replacing the main characters with...
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    Email fox?

    Email fox?
  31. Ha! I like the 1000 word versions. All kinds...

    Ha! I like the 1000 word versions. All kinds of notes on stuff that I probably missed, and references to semi obscure stuff that I should watch.
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    Frontside was indeed clapped out. Had to abort...

    Frontside was indeed clapped out. Had to abort a bit above the lake - got a little thin down there.
  33. Watched it at home. Thought it was great. ...

    Watched it at home. Thought it was great.

    Yeah, the de-aging wasn't the best. And yeah, the grocery store beating looked like an 80 year old that looked like a 30 year old trying to move like...
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    Pretty sure any polycarbonate lens blocks the UV...

    Pretty sure any polycarbonate lens blocks the UV spectrum. All of the cheap Amazon goggles I've seen are polycarbonate lenses.

    I'm 99% sure the cheap Amazon goggles are identical to some brand...
  35. Thread: STONER ROCK

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    They were all over ski and bike porn soundtracks...

    They were all over ski and bike porn soundtracks in '05-ish
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    But in all seriousness, I like your idea of...

    But in all seriousness, I like your idea of mounting to two skis layered on top of each other to increase stiffness. Obviously it costs twice as much (since you need 4 skis), but I bet that setup...
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    Pegboards suck. If you really want to hang...

    Pegboards suck. If you really want to hang stuff, do nails into plywood.

    But really, once I'm working on something, all the tools are just scattered on the bench. Storing them on the wall...
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    Go to big box home improvement store. Buy one...

    Go to big box home improvement store. Buy one that fits your personal level of OCD.
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    That's a fact. Especially since it's like 40...

    That's a fact. Especially since it's like 40 degrees here right now and not snowing. Because winter isn't really a thing anymore, apparently.

    Anyways, thanks for the notes all. Seems like...
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    That sounds expensive. Neighbor kid said he'd...

    That sounds expensive. Neighbor kid said he'd do it with a sledge and a jackhammer that he "borrowed" for $20.
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    Yeah, it'll get assessed by a professional. Like...

    Yeah, it'll get assessed by a professional. Like I said, I'm just sketching out a rough plan and I'm trying to figure out what will likely work vs. what definitely won't work. The layout works well...
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    Full basement. Can't see the sill plate in that...

    Full basement. Can't see the sill plate in that specific corner (it's behind drywall). Joists run parallel to the wall that would be cut. Cut wall is on a gable end. That part of the house is...
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    Sweet. That's what I was hoping you'd say.

    Sweet. That's what I was hoping you'd say.
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    We're looking at building a garage that's...

    We're looking at building a garage that's attached to the side of our existing house. Door from the garage would enter into the basement of the existing house, which means the 4' foundation wall...
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    Thread drift, but is there a difference between...

    Thread drift, but is there a difference between devices that are being "stored" vs. those in frequent use? So the ebike, power tools, etc. sit idle on the shelf for much of their life. So storing...
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    Went and fondled the Osprey stuff and the...

    Went and fondled the Osprey stuff and the Patagonia Descenonist tonight. Osprey Kamber 22 looks like they fixed a lot of the things that I hate about my old Kode. Unfortunately the Kamber 32...
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    Does Wookey still make packs? Doesn't seem like...

    Does Wookey still make packs? Doesn't seem like it. Wife has a Wary Avi pack that's pretty sweet. Something similar minus the airbag would be great.

    Looked at the mystery ranch stuff. Nice...
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    Good call. That looks like a good option,...

    Good call. That looks like a good option, although the new version appears to be airbag compatible. I'd need to see if the airbag fittings got in the way of the functionality of the pack for...
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    Yeah, if a 40L option fit the bill perfectly, I'd...

    Yeah, if a 40L option fit the bill perfectly, I'd be fine with it. Only reason I try to keep it a little smaller is for lift bumps - just a bit easier to wrangle a smaller pack when on a chair with...
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    What Day Pack Do I Want? (non airbag)

    I need a new pack for day tours. Don't need an airbag. Pack will be used for single day tours, and also some lift accessed side country (that often requires putting skis on the pack).

    Criteria:...
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