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  1. #576
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    Thom - now Iíve fucked up my share of skis working on them myself. But come on man. Have you considered just drinking the polyurethane til youíve found the courage to make small decisions about skis?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sruffian View Post
    Thom - now Iíve fucked up my share of skis working on them myself. But come on man. Have you considered just drinking the polyurethane til youíve found the courage to make small decisions about skis?


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    Have you ever seen the effects of mildew rot on wood (admittedly, we're not talking about core rot)?

    Did you read the part about my wife's chemical sensitivities?

    Maybe you fucked shit up because you didn't ask questions.

    Take a lap.
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  3. #578
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    Just giving you a hard time thom. I think I was reading the Quixote thread the other day and itís like helpful review helpful review 600 word question from thom helpful review

    Anyway it was a good lap I needed one


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    I would say, shoot Keith an email and ask what he recommends.

    And don't drink the poly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sruffian View Post
    Just giving you a hard time thom. I think I was reading the Quixote thread the other day and itís like helpful review helpful review 600 word question from thom helpful review

    Anyway it was a good lap I needed one


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    What's that quote attributed to Mark Twain?

    "I would have written you a shorter letter, but I didn't have the time".

    Looking back at some old posts ... yeah, a bit wordy.

    Back to our originally scheduled programming ... I foresee a continuing quest for various flavors of GPOs.

    Before @I've seen black diamonds! 187 GPOs swam by, I was having Summer wet dreams about a 182 / UL / Veneer GPO for touring. Right now, I'm running a MAP/ Carbon / Nylon pair in 182 & love them.

    All the new cool stuff Keith is coming out with, and we tend to forget the classics. Praxis Rx, anyone?

    ... Thom

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    Iíve got map/carbon/nylon in a 192, Iím thinking touring bindings for these since I have the be Lhasa fats


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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    Iíve got map/carbon/nylon in a 192, Iím thinking touring bindings for these since I have the be Lhasa fats


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    I'm loving my 182s with Vipecs. I'm thinking that with Colorado snow I can go to UL, switch to Plum Guides (or something similar) and knock about 2.5 Lbs. off the rig.

    I could also just get in better shape ;-)

    Any "negatives" about the GPOs inbounds (i.e. could be better in chopped up pow) are irrelevant to me in BC ski.

    My two faves to date for all around goodness are the Down CD 114s and the GPOs.

    If you could ski on a desert island, they'd be my desert island skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    What's that quote attributed to Mark Twain?

    "I would have written you a shorter letter, but I didn't have the time".
    Sorry for the derail - but that quote is attributed to a metric shit ton of different fellows, from ancient Greece to 20th century politicians https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/0...horter-letter/

    and yes - as one that can drone on for a bit - being precise and concise is hard, especially if one tries to explain ones reasoning.

    To prevent further derail - EXP tips
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    Anyone been on a pair of "The Ski" . An RX in a 100 waist package and 184 length sounds like an awesome daily driver for us low-snow people in CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Anyone been on a pair of "The Ski" . An RX in a 100 waist package and 184 length sounds like an awesome daily driver for us low-snow people in CO.
    I've got a pair of standard width waiting to mount. Shape/profile looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Maybe you fucked shit up because you didn't ask questions.
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    So Keith wrote back and commented that exposed veneer wasn't as big of a deal as he thought it might be.

    On occasion, he's used spar varnish to good effect. I didn't ask what he uses to finish new skis with.

    For the record, I dug this thread up (and sent it along to Keith) where Iggy comments about clear coats: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...dations-needed

    And yes (regarding the above tips), the EXPs are real sleepers. Almost got out on them last week, but with 60mph gusts on a boulder field, we decided that risking a sprained ankle wasn't worth it for 300' of vert. We turned back.

    ... Thom
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    UL 187 GPO with veneer remains one of my all time favorite shapes and flavors. Couldnít help chiming in on the gpo talk above.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    I've got a pair of standard width waiting to mount. Shape/profile looks good.
    Excited to hear thoughts. You at Loveland this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Excited to hear thoughts. You at Loveland this year?
    Yep!

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    I'm going to Japan and so it's time to buy my first praxis and it will be a protest, I remember that they do some discounted sales, quite sure I've missed the best ones, but when is generally the next one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    So Keith wrote back and commented that exposed veneer wasn't as big of a deal as he thought it might be.

    On occasion, he's used spar varnish to good effect. I didn't ask what he uses to finish new skis with.

    For the record, I dug this thread up (and sent it along to Keith) where Iggy comments about clear coats: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...dations-needed

    And yes (regarding the above tips), the EXPs are real sleepers. Almost got out on them last week, but with 60mph gusts on a boulder field, we decided that risking a sprained ankle wasn't worth it for 300' of vert. We turned back.

    ... Thom
    The clear epoxy will be a more durable finish, requiring less maintenance down the road. Which also mean less exposure to solvents/chemicals. It will also remain clear, specifically, the ones mentioned by Iggy in linked thread. Spar varnish will be amber(and probably yellow during storage), softer, slower to dry(the epoxy catalyzes).
    Somewhere there is a thread where Iggy goes through his sealing process.

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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Somewhere there is a thread where Iggy goes through his sealing process.
    Post #8, etc, on this thread:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/.../322240-Veneer

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    Thanks for the link @lucknau. I knew there was another thread on the topic. Damn search function.


    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    The clear epoxy will be a more durable finish, requiring less maintenance down the road. Which also mean less exposure to solvents/chemicals. It will also remain clear, specifically, the ones mentioned by Iggy in linked thread. Spar varnish will be amber(and probably yellow during storage), softer, slower to dry(the epoxy catalyzes).
    Somewhere there is a thread where Iggy goes through his sealing process.
    Yeah, I should just bite the bullet, and find a friend's place to use rhe epoxy so there's no risk om my wife being exposed to it.

    Good point the the epoxy will cure and not outgas as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lucknau View Post
    That's the one
    On another note, mohair type skin trimmins make an excellent application tool

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    Does Kieth offer the sale on customs at any other time of year (other than the end of the season)? I cannot get the protest out of my thoughts and Iím curious to know before diving any deeper. Cheers maggs.


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    PSA: stock BC blem in a 180 for $630 https://www.praxisskis.com/discount-...ckcountry-180/

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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Long shot... but if anyone has a pair of 163 Protests in a somewhat light layup that are gathering dust, PM me. Wife needs new powskis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tharmor View Post
    Does Kieth offer the sale on customs at any other time of year (other than the end of the season)? I cannot get the protest out of my thoughts and Iím curious to know before diving any deeper. Cheers maggs.


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    you should email him

    he had a sign out at the corner this weekend for a 'factory sale'. Stopped by and he's try to move some skis asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Long shot... but if anyone has a pair of 163 Protests in a somewhat light layup that are gathering dust, PM me. Wife needs new powskis.

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