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  1. #76
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    I was a bit fat at 117 underfoot. Would do a 105 - 108 underfoot 190ish length ski, preferably something not too heavy with some kind of beefy touring binding

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    I think 10X and a binding that skis well but can tour. Shifts/tectons/cast were popular.

    I have to say I felt a bit undergunned on short 104 touring skis and vipecs.
    Agreed. Though if I was going this year I was bringing two pair. 106 underfoot for the tours and a beefy 117 underfoot for resort crushing days. My X106 were fine for the most part but I really wanted something *longer/stiffer/ heavier for the lift access days.
    *soft ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    I think 10X and a binding that skis well but can tour. Shifts/tectons were popular.

    I have to say I felt a bit undergunned on short 104 touring skis and vipecs.
    so billy goats with touring ....good choice? how much tight couly skiing is going on vs open buv treeline

    ^^ oops see more weighed in on this thanks
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  4. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    so billy goats with touring ....good choice? how much tight couly skiing is going on vs open buv treeline

    ^^ oops see more weighed in on this thanks
    Iíd want something a bit more enjoyable on firm snow and narrower and not quite as heavy.

    Black Crows Corvus comes to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I was a bit fat at 117 underfoot.
    Heresy!

    ;-)

    If you're going Chamonixing with your best carabiners, harness and gauloises, you might need the shorter, skinnier skis for the first coolwars.

    But Andermatt and Disentis are for the most part about big honking railing around wild snow in big vistas, wide bowls and the occasional chute, moistly above treeline.

    If groimers are on ze menu, of which there are aplenty, then yeah, maybe thin it down a bit. Me? I'm on the 200cm 120s doing lots of the n00dly st0ner turns.
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  6. #81
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    Pro Riders with P18s and Day Trekkers :-)

  7. #82
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    106 to 110 underfoot for a one Ski travel ski would be fine. My x106 did just fine but a few of the days I really long for my 191 Lhasa Fats.
    Lots of big open steep lines to be had.

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    damn ....im gettin the itch...
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  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    damn ....im gettin the itch...
    You won't regret it. Easy to do the whole thing from well south of $3k even if you're livin' large eating the best food on the mountain and apresing hard.

    If you're getting close to booking and have a good flight lined up, PM me.

  10. #85
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    Well I'm an east coast guy. Not that gnar. Lots of n00dly stoner turns myself. My daily drivers are either 98mm or 104mm underfoot. I JUST got started touring last year but my touring rig was given to me and is old and heavy and also not that fat underfoot (101mm) .

    So... bring my daily drivers cause I'm used to em? Or borrow/rent?

    My brother in law might be doing this trip too, he'd be in the same boat. Pretty ripping skiier (and all around great d00d) but he works for State Street 9-5 M-F and has 3 kids. So he defines weekend warrior, and has never been touring. (Some of you guys might have met him at the last Fenway maggot summit)
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    Bring your 104ís and rent phatter if ya want.

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    There is not that much touring for most of us.
    Dobedoebedoesbedo went on a big tour elsewhere, but some of us did the big day in St. Moritz without touring gear and only skinned a little bit in Disentis for Val Strem (which is bootable) and didn't skin at all at Andermatt.

    That said, there's just supertankers full of awesome skins all around to get the virgin d33pn3ss.

    Fat skis, however, are really useful for dealing with the ungroimed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Bring your 104’s and rent phatter if ya want.
    These are sagacious bone moes.
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    EuroBBI 2020, March 12-20 @mtlodge-sedrun

    I went there with the expectation to skin more and ended up that I didnít at all. There were opportunities and if I go again Iíll make it more of a priority.
    But you can get about all you can handle from this bus bucket
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    And itís like $45 fuking US a day. Mind blowing!

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    ive got a bunch of airmiles built up burning a hole....wanna check out japow options, cant do both in one season, leaning toward eurp, cause i dont like flying ovr the ocean

    plus im liking that cable car ^and a tub of skins is hard to beat
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  15. #90
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    So maybe Pro Riders with trekkers aren't such a dumb idea!

    It looks so good, and I wish I could make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    I do need more of this guy in my life.

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    Ah yes, aligning my chakras with some trackside morning yoga and working on proper hand position for stem christie turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeLuke View Post
    I went there with the expectation to skin more and ended up that I didnít at all. Mind blowing!
    Yeah, me neither. When I go back Iíll definitely be skinning Piz Mahler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island Bay View Post
    So maybe Pro Riders with trekkers aren't such a dumb idea!

    It looks so good, and I wish I could make it.
    I would have been very happy on my pro riders, itís the terrain that ski was designed for. Probably what Iíll bring next trip, unless something similar with a little more float is available from the French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I would have been very happy on my pro riders, it’s the terrain that ski was designed for. Probably what I’ll bring next trip, unless something similar with a little more float is available from the French.
    Yep, those lines, and that snow, and lots of fall line. You have me thinking about CAST and booking flights to Schwiz! What would you do binding wise?

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    P18 with cast. Or just run p18, thereís an unbelievable amount of skiing with no skinning required. Maybe bring a boot like the Lange XT that is beefy but can tourish so walking is less annoying. Expect to walk in your ski boots ALOT.

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    I am trying to convince my best friend that we need to do this. I know we couldn't keep up with guys, but it sounds like it would be a lot of fun. As much as I enjoy JH, a change of scenery would be nice too. We would probably provide a significant amount of material for mocking our endless gaperness...

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    Last year we had all sorts of skiers and I think all had the same amount of fun... trust me


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  23. #98
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    Don't worry about not keeping up. Fact is, there are some really exceptional skiers on this forum. But lots of variation in how hard various people want to go all day. If you can ski most of Jackson's tram with some confidence, you'll have a great time.

    I don't see it worth it just to cruise groomers, but I could be wrong on that front to. Afterall, the food, drink, and scenery are $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Don't Surf View Post
    I'm in from the 14th to the 20th. Had a great time last year and regretted not coming for the full week.

    Andermatt and sedrun had their first snow last week down to 1400m

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    I'm in. Can do longer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I was a bit fat at 117 underfoot. Would do a 105 - 108 underfoot 190ish length ski, preferably something not too heavy with some kind of beefy touring binding
    Unpopular opinion warning... I skied my showdown 95s the entire trip. I could have enjoyed more at times but they were super fun. Mostly appreciated them on the runouts that turned into mr toads wild ride.

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