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  1. #2926
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    Yes very cool. How could she not rip on those?Just look down and feel great on skis plus theyre gpo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Yes very cool. How could she not rip on those?Just look down and feel great on skis plus theyre gpo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    180 BCs arrived. Maple top sheet, Tsunami graphics.

    Any thoughts on mount point?

    I'm thinking of mounting the BCs on the line or maybe -.5 (so, -8 or -8.5 from center). I like my GPOs at -1 to -1.5.

    BC: Recommended mount point @ -8, tip/tail taper 30/17
    GPO: Recommended mount point @ -7, tip/tail taper 34/20

    ... Thom
    I've had a couple pair of 190 BC over the years, both mounted on the line with pin bindings. They are awesome. Always ski well. Predictable in everything I've skied from pow to unlikable pnw hardpack / ice.

    Anyone have an opinion on GPO vs FRS? 192/194 size. I see folks like the GPO for sure... Not much on the FRS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buildakicker View Post
    I've had a couple pair of 190 BC over the years, both mounted on the line with pin bindings. They are awesome. Always ski well. Predictable in everything I've skied from pow to unlikable pnw hardpack / ice.

    Anyone have an opinion on GPO vs FRS? 192/194 size. I see folks like the GPO for sure... Not much on the FRS?

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    I don't know if this data point helps, but working this backwards, I asked Keith what he thought of a custom, skinny (-10) GPO vs. a BC. He commented that if I like the GPO, that I'd probably have a marginal preference for the BC as opposed to a custom, skinny GPO - that sizing down doesn't translate perfectly. The two would be very close, but the extra money spent on the -10 option wouldn't have much (if any) return.

    Now, having said that, the year before, I got a +10 GPO (126mm under foot) and it skis just as I'd expect - like a wider GPO. Well, Keith endorsed that idea, which is why I took the chance.

    So, I'm thinking that you'd get what you like from the BC, out of a GPO. I have no experience with the FRS.

    Confused enough ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I don't know if this data point helps, but working this backwards, I asked Keith what he thought of a custom, skinny (-10) GPO vs. a BC. He commented that if I like the GPO, that I'd probably have a marginal preference for the BC as opposed to a custom, skinny GPO - that sizing down doesn't translate perfectly. The two would be very close, but the extra money spent on the -10 option wouldn't have much (if any) return.

    Now, having said that, the year before, I got a +10 GPO (126mm under foot) and it skis just as I'd expect - like a wider GPO. Well, Keith endorsed that idea, which is why I took the chance.

    So, I'm thinking that you'd get what you like from the BC, out of a GPO. I have no experience with the FRS.

    Confused enough ?

    ... Thom
    That makes sense. I'd add that i prefer on the dimple on the BC and -1 on the gpo. I still think the GPO is the best in class as a 1 ski westcoast quiver. Very versatile.. If i remember correctly you're -1.5 on the gpo? Have you had a chance to try your BC's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I don't know if this data point helps, but working this backwards, I asked Keith what he thought of a custom, skinny (-10) GPO vs. a BC. He commented that if I like the GPO, that I'd probably have a marginal preference for the BC as opposed to a custom, skinny GPO - that sizing down doesn't translate perfectly. The two would be very close, but the extra money spent on the -10 option wouldn't have much (if any) return.

    Now, having said that, the year before, I got a +10 GPO (126mm under foot) and it skis just as I'd expect - like a wider GPO. Well, Keith endorsed that idea, which is why I took the chance.

    So, I'm thinking that you'd get what you like from the BC, out of a GPO. I have no experience with the FRS.

    Confused enough ?

    ... Thom
    Thanks for the info.

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    Looking for confirmation here before I mount my own bindings. I'm new to the Praxis world, and just purchased some 188 MVPs on a whim during the recent stock sale. I'm 6'1" 155lbs, have skied a variety of 184-186cm skis in the past.

    I was looking for a one ski quiver, do it all travel ski since my dates and locations are usually locked in well in advance, and I'm going to ski whatever the conditions are on those days.

    I've been on 182cm MFree 108s these past few years, and I've really enjoyed how easy they are to ski in tight terrain, but I want something a bit longer and a bit harder charging out in the open, while still being playful and fun to seek out tight leftover stashes with.

    Other thoughts I had included 192cm MFree 108s, Woodsman 108s, Wildcat 108s, or the Sender Free 110s.

    Did I do a good thing? I'm a light guy (runner) who only gets about 10 days per year, will they be too stiff?

    And obligatory pics and measurements to share: 2138/2168 grams still in the plastic, 186.2cm straight tape pull.
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    Also, sweet deal on some older MVPs here:
    https://vermont.craigslist.org/spo/d...684429833.html

    The seller said they didn't want to ship when I asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    That makes sense. I'd add that i prefer on the dimple on the BC and -1 on the gpo. I still think the GPO is the best in class as a 1 ski westcoast quiver. Very versatile.. If i remember correctly you're -1.5 on the gpo? Have you had a chance to try your BC's ?

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    I finally mounted my BCs over the weekend - on the line, per your advice. It's been a slow start to the season here, and when I get out in the next week or two, I'll take some beaters out ;-)

    I've varied from -1 to -1.5 on my GPOs and they felt fine. I just converted one pair to CAST (had Vipecs), and due to a hole conflict, I mounted at -.5. So, two changes: forward slightly, but with a flatter stance. It will be interesting, but I'm confident they'll be fine ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdboatboy View Post
    Looking for confirmation here before I mount my own bindings. I'm new to the Praxis world, and just purchased some 188 MVPs on a whim during the recent stock sale. I'm 6'1" 155lbs, have skied a variety of 184-186cm skis in the past.

    I was looking for a one ski quiver, do it all travel ski since my dates and locations are usually locked in well in advance, and I'm going to ski whatever the conditions are on those days.

    I've been on 182cm MFree 108s these past few years, and I've really enjoyed how easy they are to ski in tight terrain, but I want something a bit longer and a bit harder charging out in the open, while still being playful and fun to seek out tight leftover stashes with.

    Other thoughts I had included 192cm MFree 108s, Woodsman 108s, Wildcat 108s, or the Sender Free 110s.

    Did I do a good thing? I'm a light guy (runner) who only gets about 10 days per year, will they be too stiff?

    And obligatory pics and measurements to share: 2138/2168 grams still in the plastic, 186.2cm straight tape pull.
    Based only on what Iíve read and owning some Praxis skis that I love, sounds like a perfect fit to me. New MVP 108 in my quiver now as well.

    Slow snow base here after an epic winter last year (could hop on roof from snow drifts at my house) and traveling for the holidays. But hopefully trying the MVPs out a couple days before the year ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I finally mounted my BCs over the weekend - on the line, per your advice. It's been a slow start to the season here, and when I get out in the next week or two, I'll take some beaters out ;-)

    I've varied from -1 to -1.5 on my GPOs and they felt fine. I just converted one pair to CAST (had Vipecs), and due to a hole conflict, I mounted at -.5. So, two changes: forward slightly, but with a flatter stance. It will be interesting, but I'm confident they'll be fine ;-)

    ... Thom
    Super thin in the canadian rockies so fsr as well but looks like theyre set to get a good dump in the next few days. Hopefully the same for you.
    Missing my gpo's. Theyre at a friends in canmore waiting for me.
    I was oht with a buddy on our little east coast ski hill for some preseason touring. He's on my old ul gpo's and loving them. Hooting and hollering the whole way down. Great to see. He was convinced after seeing how well they worked last year and how durable they were. He's now waiting on his custom sale yetis for the 2 ski praxis touring quiver
    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Based only on what Iíve read and owning some Praxis skis that I love, sounds like a perfect fit to me. New MVP 108 in my quiver now as well.

    Slow snow base here after an epic winter last year (could hop on roof from snow drifts at my house) and traveling for the holidays. But hopefully trying the MVPs out a couple days before the year ends.
    That new mvp is at the top of my list. They seem to be getting a lot of mentions in the thread. Can't wait to hear the results

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Super thin in the canadian rockies so fsr as well but looks like theyre set to get a good dump in the next few days. Hopefully the same for you.
    Missing my gpo's. Theyre at a friends in canmore waiting for me.
    I was oht with a buddy on our little east coast ski hill for some preseason touring. He's on my old ul gpo's and loving them. Hooting and hollering the whole way down. Great to see. He was convinced after seeing how well they worked last year and how durable they were. He's now waiting on his custom sale yetis for the 2 ski praxis touring quiverThat new mvp is at the top of my list. They seem to be getting a lot of mentions in the thread. Can't wait to hear the results

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    As requested, a shot of the BCs w/Raider 12s. I also shot a photo of my remounted GPOs - Vipec to CAST. My nylon top GPOs have Haute Routes (BD Heleo 200s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    As requested, a shot of the BCs w/Raider 12s. I also shot a photo of my remounted GPOs - Vipec to CAST. My nylon top GPOs have Haute Routes (BD Heleo 200s).

    ... Thom

    Amazing! 15 on a scale of ten. Im thinking tele, bc, tele , gpo, tele wall size pic and frame it!!
    Pow to the people should have his evo 13's mounted on his veneer bc's today as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    Amazing! 15 on a scale of ten. Im thinking tele, bc, tele , gpo, tele wall size pic and frame it!!
    Pow to the people should have his evo 13's mounted on his veneer bc's today as well

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    I've never been a fan of gold anything. My wife and my wedding rings are white gold, although out of habit from our climbing daze, we don't wear 'em.

    I picked up some gold Pivots last Spring. Now that I've mounted them, I can't imagine any other color on those GPOs. I can't wait to see how they ski at "only -5mm" (hole conflict prevented further back).

    ... Thom
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I've never been a fan of gold anything. My wife and my wedding rings are white gold, although out of habit from our climbing daze, we don't wear 'em.

    So Vitamin I had some left over gold Pivots last Spring and I snatched them up. Now that I've mounted them, I can't imagine any other color on those GPOs. I can't wait to see how they ski at "only -5mm" (hole conflict prevented further back).

    ... Thom
    I'm now wondering if im just slowly adjusting to more progresssive mounts. I have some m free 99's i use a lot here in the east and i mountdd them quite a bit farthef forward then the rec and liking them. I should crunch some numbers to relly compare

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    Let me know if any of you Vermonter wanna get those MVPs to Colorado. I'd make it worth your while one way or another.

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    Iím down in Boston but if I make it up that way I can try and help you out, gotta keep those MVPs in the mag family.

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    Finally got some time on my 190 Mind Sticks yesterday in a bit of fresh on top of man made. Exactly what I was hoping for. It's a nice damp, stable ski that could easily be pushed to daily duty. Pretty playful for a 190. I think they'll be a lot of fun to charge on when conditions are soft. I think I'm going to ride these quite a bit. They worked better on the firm/icy patches than I expected.

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    Yeah man...that's what I'm saying. I'm hand me down Praxis for life. I'll finance the transaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch View Post
    I'm now wondering if im just slowly adjusting to more progresssive mounts. I have some m free 99's i use a lot here in the east and i mountdd them quite a bit farthef forward then the rec and liking them. I should crunch some numbers to relly compare

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    I've been wondering if the same thing has been going on with me the past several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I've been wondering if the same thing has been going on with me the past several years.

    ... Thom
    Not a bad thing unless the tips dive. Gpo and protest can still break loose easily at -1/-1.5. Curious to see how they float for you. I'm going to put another binding on my gpo's when i get them

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    As requested, a shot of the BCs w/Raider 12s. I also shot a photo of my remounted GPOs - Vipec to CAST. My nylon top GPOs have Haute Routes (BD Heleo 200s).

    ... Thom


    Those sure look good. Will get my BCs remounted with ATKs back from the shop sometime next week hopefully. Yeah, I know, I don't mount my own skisĖĖnever been a DIY person, and I won't risk fucking my skis up unless I have someone who knows exactly what they're doing next to me to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    As requested, a shot of the BCs w/Raider 12s. I also shot a photo of my remounted GPOs - Vipec to CAST. My nylon top GPOs have Haute Routes (BD Heleo 200s).

    ... Thom
    Sweet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder_to_the_people View Post
    Those sure look good. Will get my BCs remounted with ATKs back from the shop sometime next week hopefully. Yeah, I know, I don't mount my own skis––never been a DIY person, and I won't risk fucking my skis up unless I have someone who knows exactly what they're doing next to me to help.
    Well, why let a shop screw it up when you can do it yourself ;-) I had my first serious mounting accident when mounting the Pivots. Hint - it involved the drill bit collar slipping. The good news is, that I developed a strategy so this never happens again. I'll post in the MYOFS thread.

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