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  1. Let people get out ONE last weekend (or maybe...

    Let people get out ONE last weekend (or maybe that last weekend was Mar 21, 22) and then go full lockdown to put this virus to bed. I found some of the #stayhome messaging coming from people who were...
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    Have an OR Ferrosi and the BD Alpine start, and I...

    Have an OR Ferrosi and the BD Alpine start, and I much prefer the BD Alpine Start. I find it gets less damp
  3. when does a simple day trip become a mission? are...

    when does a simple day trip become a mission? are you trying to convert the non-believers?

    add to the list:
    coulee
    pack (referring to the snowpack)
    pieps
  4. I'm curious about the process as I would...

    I'm curious about the process as I would eventually like to start a youth development club wherever I end up in a couple of years, but for skimo racing.

    I would think some necessary steps would...
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    Artist is Brent Lynch

    Artist is Brent Lynch
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    I've seen this one with a couple different below treeline destinations on it.
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    Too late, family just cashed out in Whistler and...

    Too late, family just cashed out in Whistler and Canmore and used the profits to buy up the rest of the undeveloped land in Valemount and Blue River. Snooze you loose.
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    Brogressive insurance was Powderwhore...

    Brogressive insurance was Powderwhore
    https://vimeo.com/54793604
    That was some solid carnage. Loved the parallel tomahawk tracks.
  9. https://mtnath.com/skimo-in-resort/?fbclid=IwAR3ca...

    https://mtnath.com/skimo-in-resort/?fbclid=IwAR3caWQL63L0PF2QWmhd6dU5hgca2RHcNWD_h6OKUkGpRJ-SmxubAXavMlw

    It's a thing. When I have a family, I'm going to book my ski vacations at a place that...
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    until your ashes are found in your burned out...

    until your ashes are found in your burned out camper? :eek:
  11. I think it's worth paying for if it's a good...

    I think it's worth paying for if it's a good route. Just the right steepness, no blind rolls, not a meandering cat-track, even better if it's a roped off lane.
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    bought a pair of skin skis last year, I was at...

    bought a pair of skin skis last year, I was at least 5kg under the top end of the "weight range" and found them to be much slower than the Fischer superlight crowns (which are awesome BTW!) I was...
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    at least summit at LL is only a 1 person lift but...

    at least summit at LL is only a 1 person lift but old maps say it was a t-bar back in the day? Riding a steep t-bar with another person is worse as the "inside" skis of both occupants inevitably jam...
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    I once clubbed a helmetless ski patroller being...

    I once clubbed a helmetless ski patroller being pitched forward by his backpack in the head while lowering the safety bar
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    Lake Louise for sure. Sunshine if Delirium dive...

    Lake Louise for sure. Sunshine if Delirium dive is open and you have beacons, skip Norquay.
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    you just need a bluetooth speed sensor and you...

    you just need a bluetooth speed sensor and you can use your phone to record the rides. Maybe with another app?
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    anything out east. I saw Whitefish was mentioned,...

    anything out east. I saw Whitefish was mentioned, but I think has better skiing than Kimberley, Silverstar, Sun Peaks, and Big White.
  18. Maybe there's a bunch of racers around here...

    Maybe there's a bunch of racers around here getting free skis around here (CDN rockies), but it seems the going rate for race skis with a bit of edge left at ski swaps and consignment is ~$200....
  19. kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was...

    kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was expecting more 90mm ish millennium era classic daily driver. Bandits, Dynastar 4x4/intuitiv, pre wizard/budha explosivs, etc.... Because there is a guy at...
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    this one always seems to come up as people's...

    this one always seems to come up as people's favourite films. I need to see it!
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    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the...

    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the police give the go-ahead to get back in there, what sort of lead time is there for 30 gondola cabins and a new haul rope install? Back in action next...
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    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's...

    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's to reduce our own footprints. Carpool to the hill, ski tour instead of heli/snowmobile, explore deeper into the local regions instead of flying...
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    or I feel like once Messner did it without...

    or I feel like once Messner did it without oxygen, a new standard had been set and that anything less should be given similar coverage to a high school basketball game, not the media...
  24. Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer"...

    Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer" skiing in the Purcells, MTB in Invermere, Golden, Fernie, and Kimberley.
  25. Thread: The FIFTY

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    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse...

    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse FKT, climbing up from the bottom, was set to 6:27
  26. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent...

    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent style. Original biglines.com article can be found using archive.org...
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    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close...

    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close to what the Jackson Hole guys are bitching about?
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    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...

    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...
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    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie,...

    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie, and weeks at SunPeaks/Silverstar/Bigwhite equals daytrippers from Calgary to SV and LL? I wouldn't say the hills are full, but there is a lack of...
  30. First of all to the OP, I think there is only one...

    First of all to the OP, I think there is only one person in Fernie who has "low techs" (race style bindings), but she would be skiing tele at the resort.

    I too have pointed out locked out toes to...
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    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders...

    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders even compete. Maybe the AK film star life isn't as lucrative as we think it is, but it seems interesting to not only open yourself up to being ranked...
  32. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm only really familiar with the Canadian...

    I'm only really familiar with the Canadian Rockies ones but Comstock couloir is rarely skied as well. Robson sees more summits (by other routes) so it might be easier to have conditions beta, though...
  33. Thread: IKON Hack

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    Generic skier is Asian Jerry?

    Generic skier is Asian Jerry?
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    Do you boycott any products?

    Not trying to name and shame here, but are you currently boycotting any companies or product?

    -Actions of their parent company (don't want to turn this into a political circle jerk).
    -Poor...
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    Unrelated but the demo tent is always a goldmine...

    Unrelated but the demo tent is always a goldmine for gaper quotes. Something about the gaper justifying the emotional attachment to their 15 year old skis while being blown away by new technology.
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  36. Is there a guidebook? Where I am from (Canadian...

    Is there a guidebook? Where I am from (Canadian Rockies), there was a good guidebook (Summits and Icefields) that was helpful when I was starting out. I asked my avalanche instructor what would be a...
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    Not sure what is worse. People who say "stability...

    Not sure what is worse. People who say "stability was excellent" or people who quiz you about pit results, aspect or elevation when you post simple observations. As if the snowpack or human factors...
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    I think someone asking a basic question about XC...

    I think someone asking a basic question about XC skiing isn't going to care about the finer details of waxing. Yes, waxable is better if you are a racer or if you are some crusty old guy who...
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    Classic is good if there is fresh snow or...

    Classic is good if there is fresh snow or recently groomed, shitty if the tracks get icy (from melt-freeze). Skate is good if the trails are groomed, or corn snow, shitty if there is fresh snow or if...
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    I feel like safe travel in avalanche terrain...

    I feel like safe travel in avalanche terrain starts at home with picking an objective that can reasonably be completed given the information that you have, instead of one where you are looking for...
  41. dependent on your boots and the boots for the...

    dependent on your boots and the boots for the previous mount as well. Scarpas have the toe inserts further back, effectively shortening the BSL for the mount. Whereas on a lightweight boot with...
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    I guess I'm untrustworthy. What I gathered from...

    I guess I'm untrustworthy. What I gathered from watching the olympics was that goggles under the helmet = having goggles for your toque when you take the helmet off even if they are just going to sit...
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    maybe the $180 in restitution doesn't cover the...

    maybe the $180 in restitution doesn't cover the full damages?
    $ value of lost hunting season?
    $ value on the emotional distress Skip's read through of this forum caused him.
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    For heat loss through sole, they have aerogel...

    For heat loss through sole, they have aerogel footbeds, though those would take up extra space or might not be available in more customizable options. I have also seen reflective material on the base...
  45. Observations from others are an important part of...

    Observations from others are an important part of the big picture when making decisions about terrain and conditions, so social media is a key tool. I used to really get the #FOMO or at least go back...
  46. Ok, but if you are advocating for shutting down...

    Ok, but if you are advocating for shutting down industries and putting people out of work, people whose individual footprint is less than 1/10 of a typical POW ambassador, you should look at your own...
  47. So do the hitchhikers I pick up on the way to the...

    So do the hitchhikers I pick up on the way to the hill get a cut of the $30 I save?

    I can't take POW seriously as an organization when they have ambassadors who are very fortunate to live in areas...
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    Based on eyeball engineering, wouldn't relying on...

    Based on eyeball engineering, wouldn't relying on bottoming out on the stomp pad during large compressions dramatically raise the lateral release value? Didn't Dynafit ship their Verticals with...
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    because explosive fragments can travel up to 1km....

    because explosive fragments can travel up to 1km. Pretty sure that's a question on the quiz.
  50. while you're at it, can you order me some skis?

    while you're at it, can you order me some skis?
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