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    The boot/skier equation always depends on skier...

    The boot/skier equation always depends on skier mass and style, but at 5'8" and 170 lbs I found it skied fine with no power strap and top buckle medium tight. The flex is more progressive, the boot...
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    No. The stance on the Hawx Ultra XTD is right on...

    No. The stance on the Hawx Ultra XTD is right on for me, but I haven't quite found the sweet spot with the Tour Pro. I have the chip on 13 degrees and it's not quite enough, but I don't really want...
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    Durability has been great, the Grilmid used in...

    Durability has been great, the Grilmid used in the Ultra XTD is quite tough (less damage to the heel and toe than first gen Zero G Guide Pro or Lange XT Free 130 from alpine bindings, no problems...
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    There are several Lupos. The 130C and the Team...

    There are several Lupos. The 130C and the Team are on the 98 mm last, though they don't fit as tight as, say, a KR Pro. The Lupo AX 120 is supposedly a 100mm last, though it feels pretty roomy to me....
  5. Thread: New ACL

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    Exactly what I am feeling - like someone put a...

    Exactly what I am feeling - like someone put a piece of tape over my kneecap or my skinny jeans are too tight, though all I wear is shorts. Worse in the morning and after long periods on my feet,...
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    Agree. For me that's my "travel ski" that I plan...

    Agree. For me that's my "travel ski" that I plan to take out of the country for a couple weeks at a time where I won't have access to my tuning bench.
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    By the time a garment needs to have the DWR...

    By the time a garment needs to have the DWR re-applied (2-3 real washings) it is no longer in my rotation. If you live in a wet place and can afford it, this is the way to go.

    If you are...
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    That applies to DWR compounds in the pores, too....

    That applies to DWR compounds in the pores, too. Hence "spray on" DWR rather than "wash-in" . . .
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    Yes, they let me run a Gore-seam machine for a...

    Yes, they let me run a Gore-seam machine for a few minutes on the factory tour. Not that easy to do well even with the speed on "2", and this wasn't even the 8mm one. Respect for the people who do...
  10. Thread: New ACL

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    Awesome. It seems to come back pretty fast - I'm...

    Awesome. It seems to come back pretty fast - I'm 4 days into the bike, doing about 15 minutes twice a day slowly (i.e. cadence ~ 50) with very little load, and my quads have gone from being a...
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    Check to see if you can actually get the...

    Check to see if you can actually get the compressed nitrogen cylinders refilled somewhere near you (and for the foreseeable future). ABS has gone from being an industry leader to a struggling outlier...
  12. Thread: New ACL

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    My first PT session was 7 days post-op, and was...

    My first PT session was 7 days post-op, and was also pretty mellow, though it sort of blew me away they had me walk without the brace.

    For me it is more about setting guidelines at each stage: "Go...
  13. Thread: New ACL

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    Today was 14 days post surgery and I saw my PT...

    Today was 14 days post surgery and I saw my PT this morning.

    Session involved several stretching exercises for the hamstrings and various walking exercises, including balancing drills on one leg....
  14. Thread: New ACL

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    Managed to get the crank over a few times...

    Managed to get the crank over a few times yesterday - old hardtail MTB on one of my son's trainers. Not smooth or effortless by any means, but it's a start. My regular 170mm cranks but seat height is...
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    Yah, my doc insisted on getting strong enough...

    Yah, my doc insisted on getting strong enough that you start thinking "maybe I don't need surgery" before he cut. I did 3-a-days on the stationary bike right up until the morning of the surgery. He...
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    Heat stax, 8-10 minutes

    Heat stax, 8-10 minutes
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    Take a picture of the liner and let us see it,...

    Take a picture of the liner and let us see it, SIDAS makes lots of different liners.

    Some go in the oven, some on the heat stax, some are foam injected. Typically the OEM Atomic ones go on the...
  18. Sincerely doubt that a binding will be off by 2...

    Sincerely doubt that a binding will be off by 2 DIN numbers in that span of time due to "spring fatigue" if it was correctly adjusted in the first place. Normally jumps in testing values go hand in...
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    Weldwood contact cement. Put it on both side and...

    Weldwood contact cement. Put it on both side and make sure it is dry to the touch before applying.
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    He told my friend Silas, who spent quite a bit of...

    He told my friend Silas, who spent quite a bit of time with him last year, that he's strictly working on hiking boots. Who knows?
  21. Thread: New ACL

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    Joined this club on May 8th. Went with a...

    Joined this club on May 8th. Went with a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft with a bit of meniscus trim for an appetizer. My doc feels the patellar option gives the strongest connection points, most...
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    That's what I think he means by "pulling" the...

    That's what I think he means by "pulling" the file - going in the direction of the handle tang, against the angle of the file cut . . . but yeah, I both push and pull as long as the file is oriented...
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    Takes material off the edge about half as well...

    Takes material off the edge about half as well and trashes the file twice as fast?
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    Federico Sbrissa? He works for Tecnica now, but...

    Federico Sbrissa? He works for Tecnica now, but was the guy behind the Forge hiking boots, not the Zero G ski boots.
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    Yes, wish they still offered it.

    Yes, wish they still offered it.
  26. Mofro doesn't believe in sizing or slowing down.

    Mofro doesn't believe in sizing or slowing down.
  27. Assuming you want all the skiers who try a...

    Assuming you want all the skiers who try a particular model to have a similar skiing experience regardless of body size, it makes sense to try to equalize the surface area/presumed body weight ratio...
  28. There is no commonly accepted "theory" on how to...

    There is no commonly accepted "theory" on how to scale waist width/sidecut.

    Plenty of models scale both depending on length. Plenty of models keep the same waist width and alter the tip and tail...
  29. Don't bother fixing it; just cut it off and...

    Don't bother fixing it; just cut it off and forget it.

    The purpose of the strip is to seal the sewn seam, but any time it's that wet you have the hood right in back of the collar.
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    No one cares more about the quality of your...

    No one cares more about the quality of your binding mounts than you.
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    Thanks, Jon. If you get some in, would you mind...

    Thanks, Jon. If you get some in, would you mind posting a photo of the GripWalk and ISO 5355 ones side by side?
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    I measured mine at 8.5mm, but after years of...

    I measured mine at 8.5mm, but after years of various Dynafits (13-15) and Plum (18) they feel flat.
  33. Thread: MSP 107

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    No, but shoot me a PM and I will put you in touch...

    No, but shoot me a PM and I will put you in touch with the guy who did most of the design/development work.

    How about the Black Crows Atris or Armada ARV 106?
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    5'8" with relative short legs and long torso....

    5'8" with relative short legs and long torso. Love the 180 for skiing, wish it was about 177 for skinning. My alpine skis are 186 and 188.
  35. You also don't have to worry about the top plate...

    You also don't have to worry about the top plate screws loosening up, because the heel is held together by one large nut on the bottom. The MTN/Backland Tour lets you tour the majority of the time...
  36. If the boot you have is a current model Tecnica...

    If the boot you have is a current model Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro, Scout, or Tour it has an ISO 9523 sole which is not replaceable. That's not the same as a WTR sole, which has a smooth AFD contact...
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    No, boot soles were just flat on the table, so...

    No, boot soles were just flat on the table, so contact points at AFD plate and heel were not taken into account - but of course would be if the boot were in the binding.
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    Good idea, Thom. Just downloaded Bubble Level for...

    Good idea, Thom. Just downloaded Bubble Level for iPhone and checked 3 boots on a level surface - it makes a difference where you place the phone, as some of the zeppas have more curve than others,...
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    If you are really obsessed with duplicating the...

    If you are really obsessed with duplicating the ramp on your alpine setup, I'd get a digital locking protractor like this and check the angle at the zeppa with the boots in the bindings:
    ...
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    The Soul 7 and Wailer 112 had cult followings but...

    The Soul 7 and Wailer 112 had cult followings but I was never one of the worshippers . . .
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    I didn't get a pair but friends at work did under...

    I didn't get a pair but friends at work did under the shop "Proto" program and have been flogging them hard for a couple months with no problems . . . still loving the skis, both 99 and 108.
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    You think it may wear out after a few months?

    You think it may wear out after a few months?
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    Nice review, Lee. Pretty much sums up my limited...

    Nice review, Lee. Pretty much sums up my limited impressions so far.
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    The ski industry? That means you re-think your...

    The ski industry? That means you re-think your quiver every year!

    How about Black Crows Nocta, Rustler 11, Mindbender 99ti . . . ?
  45. Same with us. Look has never had an ISO...

    Same with us. Look has never had an ISO 9523-compatible binding (unless you count the re-branded Dynafit "HM") and they stopped making the Dual WTR this year. We still get plenty of people who want...
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    I can't tell you which flex you'll ski better...

    I can't tell you which flex you'll ski better with, but even a 130 flex boot isn't that stiff these days. Over the past 8-10 years, flex numbers have stayed the same and the boots have gotten softer...
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    Maybe measure the thread depth of the current...

    Maybe measure the thread depth of the current screws and add the thickness of the shim?
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    More importantly there is no way to alter the...

    More importantly there is no way to alter the angle of the tech toe fittings.

    Fortunately there is no need to rout the toe or heel of your touring boot if you put the shims under your bindings....
  49. No. Look wants to forget WTR and MNC (both...

    No. Look wants to forget WTR and MNC (both Salomon concepts) ever existed.
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    What ski is this? At my house, race skis...

    What ski is this?

    At my house, race skis usually get .5/3, "All Mountain" skis 1/2, and Powder or Touring skis 1/1.
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