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    I got the green one because I needed a bike....

    I got the green one because I needed a bike.
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    Norco Optic 1. Two rides in so far so good. Norco was never really on my radar but knew the reputation that they were trusted by lots of...
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    They are the hot of the press, BR-M8120 4-piston...

    They are the hot of the press, BR-M8120 4-piston version so the newest.
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    Shortening XT hydro brake lines? So I am doing a...

    Shortening XT hydro brake lines? So I am doing a brake upgrade to the new XT four pistons and will be doing a brake line mod. I've watched the youtube vid and it looks super easy. I googled up and...
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    371780 New wheels, tires, rotors. Nothing...

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    New wheels, tires, rotors. Nothing fancy. Easton ARC 30 rims with DT350 hubs, Maxxis Recon 2.40's, XT rotors. My hightower is now a 29er. FYI, had good luck buying wheels through Bicycle...
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    My current favorite. 371643

    My current favorite.
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    OK..Thanks very much. New 29er rims for the...

    OK..Thanks very much. New 29er rims for the hightower. Will be sort of like a new bike. Figured might's well replace the rotors too.
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    Are the new Shimano XT brake rotors I just...

    Are the new Shimano XT brake rotors I just ordered going to come with the six mounting screws? Or is that considered part of the hub. These will be going on a new set of wheels with DT 350 hubs but...
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    Got my P-15's from Corbet's super sale. Figured...

    Got my P-15's from Corbet's super sale. Figured why let them sit there in the box till next year.
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    Insert back onto already drilled for pivots Stormrider 95's. I had forget how good the...
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    I would say that the cochise 106 is a solid, no...

    I would say that the cochise 106 is a solid, no frills ski. I've got about a half dozen days on my 106's 185cm on only melt/freeze spring time snow. No dry snow yet but I'm sure they are going to...
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    Ow..That hurts! You had to mention 191's in...

    Ow..That hurts! You had to mention 191's in stock.
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    I've mentioned this before, but Blizzard ought to...

    I've mentioned this before, but Blizzard ought to make an R10 a 110mm underfoot, cross between a Cochise and R11, ala the Blank. I see the trend of people being less enthralled with super-fats. ...
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    Got to experience edge high effect(railed) on a...

    Got to experience edge high effect(railed) on a pair of Stockli Stormrider 95's, the green/black/white one from a few years ago. Fuk I thought I was going to die. I have had alot of skis and never...
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    What about those pole straps bro? I definitely...

    What about those pole straps bro?

    I definitely waisted the energy of my youth being a telemarker. I 'membah, my first time hiking into Tux. Hiked from pinkham up to Tux wearing my Asolo...
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    The ghost of Bob Ross!

    The ghost of Bob Ross!
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    P15's were $181 +/- after cdn exchange. Swiing! ...

    P15's were $181 +/- after cdn exchange. Swiing! Just say no to going clickity on any skis. Just got some cochise 106 185cm from Asogear ebay that I have two days on. Look forward to your review.
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    Thanks. Should have looked closer but found what...

    Thanks. Should have looked closer but found what I was looking for. I was looking for some markings on the hubs. Low an behold there is a sticker on one of the fork legs saying 15 x 110mm.
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    Raw 15's for me. Thanks for the heads up. ...

    Raw 15's for me. Thanks for the heads up.
    Cheers!
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    Instead of getting a new bike, considering...

    Instead of getting a new bike, considering converting my 2016 Hightower from 27.5+ to 29er. The bike has the Rockshox Pike fork. Just want to make sure of the front hub specs for that. Would it be...
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    368155 Not Moments! 368156 Pivot with 95mm...

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    Pivot with 95mm brake on the Cochise 106 worked out fine. Slightly irritated to end up with one spinner to deal with. Psyched for these skis just in time for a corn...
  20. That's pretty fukin awesome right there...right...

    That's pretty fukin awesome right there...right on dude!
  21. Thread: No poles?

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    No poles?

    Seems my hill has been overrun by mostly teenage boys, skiing backseat, with no poles. Not really a new trend. Is it snow boarder envy? I did know this one dude that did it just to be able to...
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    The Moebius Trip...That was kind of freaky!

    The Moebius Trip...That was kind of freaky!
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    Thanks all. Very interesting perspectives. Want...

    Thanks all. Very interesting perspectives. Want one more rad bike before I give it up and become a full time golfer. Global supply within the bike industry screwing this all up!!
  24. All this corn talk!! Corn don't happen till...

    All this corn talk!! Corn don't happen till multiple freeze thaws. Today was wet snow, aka pah'da'does. WTF!
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    Salsa Bikes?

    What is the overall feeling towards Salsa bikes? Quality built stuff? Sound warranty? Do they make your shorts tight? They don't seem to be as bling as some of the other high end boutiques, ie...
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    Pivot brake width?

    Seems 106mm ski is one of those tweeners for pivot brakes. Would you rather have the 95 or the 115 brake for a 106mm ski?
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    Sticky: Still my favorite thread. This years line-up. ...

    Still my favorite thread. This years line-up. I'm 59 yo been skiing for 55 of those years. 6' and 220 lbs. I keep saying that I will outgrow this ski collecting habit. The only thing that seems...
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    Wow! What a photo. Mother fukin nature!

    Wow! What a photo. Mother fukin nature!
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    I was a Krypton guy for awhile. Went through a...

    I was a Krypton guy for awhile. Went through a couple pairs. They were a 130 flex I believe but I never liked the way they skied with the stiff tongue. I would always dumb them down by using the...
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    The bandit in Utah! Inquiring minds want to know...

    The bandit in Utah! Inquiring minds want to know what else did you bring? R11's?

    Do love the K108 accolades. Putting them into the serious consideration category.
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    Thought they were the blue noodle. Funny I...

    Thought they were the blue noodle. Funny I remember when those things were the hot ski and being at Altabird to see so many 70 somethings on them. They were magic skis. Isn't that what we all want!
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    Snowmobiles with aftermarket, so call high...

    Snowmobiles with aftermarket, so call high performance exhaust systems. I live in a big snow-mo riding area. I like to take the dogs for a walk out on the frozen lake, said lake also sees a lot of...
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    Love the BB video of the day!! Always good stoke...

    Love the BB video of the day!! Always good stoke even when it's not waist deep!
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    So I picked up a pair of the 186 cm black issue...

    So I picked up a pair of the 186 cm black issue bodes from Asogear back in December mounted them up and had them ready to go, and then managed to injure myself(non skiing). Missed five weeks of...
  35. I rode the lift with that chook today. Fukin...

    I rode the lift with that chook today. Fukin right badass. Told a few good stories. He has mono-skied all over the world. About the bindings, because I asked..He said you DO NOT want to ever...
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    Question for Wasatchback. Starting to see a...

    Question for Wasatchback. Starting to see a trend towards the 110ish underfoot as becoming the ultimate allrounder. Any idea if Blizzard plans to maybe fill this niche? Thinking lovechild between...
  37. meh! posers.

    meh! posers.
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    As usual, nice review Bandit Man. They sound...

    As usual, nice review Bandit Man. They sound like fantastic skis. Now you need to try the new Cochise 106 to compare!!
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    I really have no business posting in the JH...

    I really have no business posting in the JH thread. But..

    It is all good.

    I too love free heel skiing...telemark, not so much! Glide on.
  40. I guess if the 110 lost the twin, it would cross...

    I guess if the 110 lost the twin, it would cross that line from playful charger to just plan old charger. Could be the best ski evah...for me anyways. But reality is chargers don't sell. I skied...
  41. Wow! That's some good skiing. The intro where...

    Wow! That's some good skiing. The intro where she just rolls off the peak, through the rocks and is instantly doing 60 mph was crazy.
  42. Love my Enforcer 110's. Actually sold my R11 192...

    Love my Enforcer 110's. Actually sold my R11 192 because I liked the 110's better. Stay forward and ski feels smooth and stiff, the tails not so much. I Never really got that feeling with the R11....
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    358127 What's Blizzard up to for me are these...

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    What's Blizzard up to for me are these freshly mounted Bodes in a 186cm. Greatness was recognized with this ski. I had to have another pair. I had the 196cm which I really liked. Ended up...
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    Hell yeah. A k111 makes total sense. K105 to...

    Hell yeah. A k111 makes total sense. K105 to 117 is to big of a gap. Love the Kore series. Funny every one comments on how light they are but fyi, the R11 is lighter than the K117.
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    Posted this in the Internet Radio thread. Do a...

    Posted this in the Internet Radio thread. Do a search for KMHD Jazz Radio. It is a community radio station out of Mount Hood Community Collage. Really good range of tunes. Wish I could get it in...
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    If you like jazz, check out kmhd. Really good...

    If you like jazz, check out kmhd. Really good "out of the box" type jazz from Mount Hood Community College.
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    354151 Kore 117 w/ pivots @ +1. I have the Kore...

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    Kore 117 w/ pivots @ +1. I have the Kore 105 as a touring ski which I like. Thought I'd give these a try. Maybe later this week in some good ole New England rain corn.
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    FS: Blizzard Rustler 11 192

    I've decided to part with these. They have been used maybe 10 days and are in perfect shape. Mounted once for pivots on the line at 326 bsl. $325 and I will do the shipping, US lower 48 and Paypal...
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    I did. Good the entire 20/21 season.

    I did. Good the entire 20/21 season.
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    Dinning room table being put to good use. Friend...

    Dinning room table being put to good use. Friend of mine while at college rebuilt a vw beetle engine on his kitchen table. Excuse the mess indeed!
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