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  1. #51
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    [QUOTE=Ottime]

    Dude, do you need this place to hold your hand for everything?[/QUOTE}

    No doubt there will be separate threads for every single item of his groomer skinning set up.

    I guess that us a step forward.
    That happens after he gets his skins unstuck from his face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    . I'd find me a pair of Full Tilt First Chairs, like the really incurably stinky pair I have now with a toe piece I can't replace,
    Sounds like you need skitrax. Having to toss a pair of boots because the soles are warn sucks. I realize skitrax will mess with your hard core image but you're old enough to not worry about that.

    I get boots at Olympic Bootworks at Squaw because they have free beer while you wait. I might switch shops though--lately they seem to be trying to upsell a little too aggressively.

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    People also hate to have to manage SkiTrax when they're not walking around in boots. I hang mine on the railing/rack outside the base lodge with my cable lock and grab it all on the way back to the car at the end of the day.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    People also hate to have to manage SkiTrax when they're not walking around in boots. I hang mine on the railing/rack outside the base lodge with my cable lock and grab it all on the way back to the car at the end of the day.
    Nice try but even Bunny isn't going to be that much of a gaper.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    El Chupacabra's guide to boots:

    1) Buy Garmont Shamans in the right size for your foot. (Or Scott G1/G2, same thing. The Scott boots are/were available in red, so they're probably faster than the brown or blue Shamans.)
    2) Install Booster straps.
    3) Visit competent bootfitter for any adjustments you may need, or DIY bootfitting.
    4) Use Cat Trax. Suck up the gaperitude and rejoice in your boot meeting DIN release requirements.
    5) Profit. (?)
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post


    That happens after he gets his skins unstuck from his face.
    Coffee on the keyboard.... Brought a great visual to my mind.

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    Pro Ski and Ride right by Hunter might be able to help. Good bootfitter. Call to make sure they carry some me AT boots you're interested in. More of a race shop, but everybody want to look like a BC skier these days.

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  8. #58
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    The Tecnica Cochise should be on your radar...been skiing that sucker all summer, alternating with the Tecnica Zero G Pro.

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    People also hate to have to manage SkiTrax when they're not walking around in boots. I hang mine on the railing/rack outside the base lodge with my cable lock and grab it all on the way back to the car at the end of the day.
    I put mine on a ski rack or a convenient ledge. No one has ever touched them. Correction--one time an older host at Alpine took them and stashed them in his little kiosk because he thought they might get stolen. I assured him they wouldn't. I don't care who thinks I'm a gaper--in the first place that's a silly reason to wear out heel and toe lugs and in the second place I am a gaper and there's no hiding it.

    Chup--what color should I get if I want to go slower. My orange Tecnicas are too fast.

  10. #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    People also hate to have to manage SkiTrax when they're not walking around in boots. I hang mine on the railing/rack outside the base lodge with my cable lock and grab it all on the way back to the car at the end of the day.
    That reminds me: next time I'm at my parents, I'll have to grab my SkiTote!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    No thanks. I'll stick with porn. - Benny

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    I need me some new kicks too. Last couple times I've gone to eBay and buy 3-5 year old race boots from East cost ski shops having fire sales. Last ones were crazy blue 150 world cup, and I can't flex them unless it's over 35* out...

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    Celsius?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Why do you need to ask ?

    if the rest of the world can't get with farenheit fuck em

    maybe Trump will order an airstrike
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I think you need to start a separate thread. We are trying to work on Benny’s issues here. We will be busy for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Age is only a state of mined. Looks like a deal.

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    Vocabulary is not a state of mined.


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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Age is only a state of mined. Looks like a deal.
    Not really, those are about 10 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    If you go to Masterfit -- they'll flat out tell you that 85% of skiers have normal enough feet that all the need is the right shell size, a reasonable boot choice to fit their foot (i.e. low volume, high volume, etc), a decent trim-to-fit insole that matches their arch, and a check of your ankle mobility to determine necessary lifts/forward lean adjustments.

    If you can do all this at home by measuring your feet accurately, checking your mobility, you have relatively "normal" feet and can research boots well online, by all means buy online/gear swap. Maybe all you need is a small punch or stretch beyond that.

    If you've got less than normal proportions, limited mobility, odd bumps/shapes, etc -- a bootfitter is certainly worth your time.
    I have fairly normal feet, but I seem to be in that 15%. Maybe I just like em too tight from the sides.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I saw these on the floor at Targhee at the end of the day two seasons ago. They were brand new, and the guy who took them off looked maybe 35. Time warp.

    Attachment 293473
    I have told this story before but a good friend who had new skis, clothes everything refused to part with his SX 91’s. Gave him enough shit about it he got testy so we dropped it. He gets sick, couple of years go by and Chuck passes away. We go to the wake, tons of ski pictures, his helmet on the casket etc. I ask his daughter about the boots, “he’s wearing them”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdude2468 View Post
    I have told this story before but a good friend who had new skis, clothes everything refused to part with his SX 91’s. Gave him enough shit about it he got testy so we dropped it. He gets sick, couple of years go by and Chuck passes away. We go to the wake, tons of ski pictures, his helmet on the casket etc. I ask his daughter about the boots, “he’s wearing them”.
    worth hearing that story again (which is what I say to my son at least once a week).

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    Fast Fred's girlfriend sounds like she might have some she'll sell?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Benny, if you’re still paying attention to this shitshow of a thread, try looking at these guys......

    https://mountainsideski.com/


    You got that boomer pass, right? Going to be there anyways, might as well check ‘em out. These guys do good work.

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    I have a boot fitter. I need boots.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Those are definitely pre-2009...maybe even older.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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