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  1. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Don't do this if you have heat-moldable liners... don't ask me how I know this.
     
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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    If the RAV4 EV doesn’t sell I’ll revisit this idea. Mmm toasty insurance fraud…
     
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    Westy the teste

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    LOL

    was the liner not in place?

    Warm water in a bottle, put bottle into a sock. Or remove liner from shell, keep liner warm.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Over time the continuous re-heating of the moldable foam causes it to become hard as a rock. Well, maybe "rock" is a bit dramatic... but you get the idea.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    The idea isn't heating the liners for comfort although it's a benefit. The bag warms the shells more than anything and since starting ski days with toasty shells I've not had to readjust my boots but once through a day. I thought it was ridiculous until I tried it and now I'll always prefer preheated boots.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No - that's wind-blown horseshit.

    Here's some pow: :drool:

     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    :rolleyes:
    Umm, yea. Awful. Just awful.
    And how did YOU spend the morning again??
     
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  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Shuddup. I had to work. :rant:
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    now THAT, good sir, sounds like 'horseshit'.


    (light pow in the shade, slightly heavier in the sun. 10/10 would bang again.)
     
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  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Bastid!! :mad:
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    I got to ask though - why did you guy do those wide traverse turns and didn't send it down the mountain? :D
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    bad skiers?

    also obligatory STIL.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Just went down a veritable rabbit hole of reviews after mentally deciding that getting powder skis is necessary, because that monacle isn’t going to face-shot itself (with snow, you kinky bastards).

    At the end of the rabbit hole I think the answer is:

    A) Buy a blistergearreview membership. This is the same outfit that kidwoo writes for, and my med school buddy Paul Forward similarly is on staff.
    B) Said membership gets one 10% off and free shipping at Moment.
    C) Use this to get the Blister Pro named version of their redone Bibby Pro, which is important because the graphics on the latter are revolting. (Plus this is a small net discount.)

    They ski short so I’ll go 190 cm for flotation, because that’s the point. I’m sure I could resell them (to Stoney?) if they do ski too big somehow. I haven’t looked at all into whether they are available at this point in the season, etc.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    have you skied the Bibby?
    you have access to quite a few pow skis to try, and even more to demo from local shops. Try as much as you can before you buy.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    The voice of prudence. I want to act on impulse!
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Just buy something - you will get used to, and enjoy, whatever it is. Face it - it'll be WAY better than what you're on now. :D
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Evo Denver has a pair left in stock! But it’s the Bibby, not the Blister. The only difference is the top sheet, but this actually matters since the Bibby’s is amazingly hideous.

     
  20. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Dude - that's Grizzly Adams' cabin! Get teh powder skis... can of flat black Rustoleum. BOOM!
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    Acting on impulse is how I filled my rafters with too many skis.
    Pro tip: ALL Moment skis are hideous.

    You should try my Protests and Billy Goats, arguably two of the very best pow skis out there. FT has Atomic Bentchetlers I bet you'd fit into if he'd loan them to you. Three very different designs, all totally capable in deep snow.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Turns out my bsl is 306 mm, not 315 or whatever I said. I’m doing it—headed out to Evo in a bit.
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Pulled the trigger on the last pair in stock at Evo. Look Pivot 14 bindings. It’ll be mounted up Monday afternoon, so I’ll be likely on it Wednesday and Thursday unless there’s absolutely no new snow from now until then.
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's rumored the snow is coming tomorrow... so you've got that going for you.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Indeed things look like they will work out just fine.

    For Wednesday the question is whether I should ski Breckenridge or Beaver Creek. Reported base at the former > the latter, 48" vs 32" but are resorts honest?
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No.

    That said - ALWAYS Beaver Creek over Breckenridge. Unless Breck has 2 feet of fresh and the Beav has none.

    Pro-tip: Take your Mantras along with your pow skis - if things are just soft packed powder, you'll probably want those at the Beav.
     
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  28. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Did you watch past 15 seconds into the video? Because i turned down the fall line then.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    I think stihacka prefers 12m turns and lots of 'em.
    I like big turns, I cannot lie.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    And ice. I think he likes ice skating, basically.
     
  31. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Those Eastern Euro fuckers are WEIRD, I tell ya.
     
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    You should try it, you might like it. :D
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No fucking way. The only real ice I've ever seen was a frozen spring at WinterPark. Just put the skis flat and prayed to get over it as quickly as possible.

    It's sorta like sand...nobody wanna ride in that shit.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I think he was suggesting you try an eastern European, not ice

    NTTAWWT
     
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    For the record, I am CENTRAL european. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe

    But no, being a central european cannot be tried, it is a privilege you need to be born into. :D Skiing fast down an icy slope, on the other hand... :busted:
     
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    You should come visit! :D
    (I need to do that, too. :()

     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    As long as the Monday-Tuesday storm dumps a bit it’ll be a good day indeed.

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    No new snow. Meh.

    Thoughts:

    - I like the layout of Breckenridge better than Beaver Creek: shuttles are annoying. There’s just too much development around the Beaver Creek base in the way.
    - new powder skis were indeed not put to good use today
    - they can hold an edge on groomers but actually like to rotate further and smear unless one really tucks in the knees to get them angled over
    - bumps with them are not too fun
    - $26 burger and fries mid-mountain, oof
    - the minivan continues to be a stellar ski transit vehicle. See today’s gas vs electric miles below.
    - I injured my back at a trampoline place last weekend and it was not happy today. I cut my day short, won’t ski tomorrow, and will take it easy until a week from today

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  39. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    If only someone would have had the sense to warn you...

    :homer:

    Snow is now rumored to all be coming down tonight and tomorrow. Up to 2 feet in places. Keep your fingers crossed. Steamboat should be a complete shitshow on Saturday and Sunday... which will be nice. :mad:
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Project RAV4 EV Exodus is officially underway: I paid off the RAV4 EV's lovely 1.24% loan just now--recall that I bought it used, so that was a great rate indeed.

    The lien release letter and title should be in my hands in a few weeks. I'll have an ad ready to go by that time.

    Plan is Craigslist, Facebook (including my (big) neighborhood's swap page), and myrav4ev.com, posting these pre-title-in-hand and then once title in hand then right to eBay Motors with a 7 day auction.

    I renewed its registration just a day or two ago. If I can present the unused tabs + completed bill of sale to the DMV by March 31 then I get the registration fee back, so that's a good goal.