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    can't wait to see an Adirondack chair made from...

    can't wait to see an Adirondack chair made from them....
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    You guys rock. Ok, Full-Tilt has 2 series - the...

    You guys rock. Ok, Full-Tilt has 2 series - the "Original" and the "Influence". The Original shells are all out of the original Raichle Flexon molds, but the liners are different - they're all...
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    Here's a good one - A rag called Skipress did a...

    Here's a good one - A rag called Skipress did a "Gear Test" last fall. Out of "258 Winning Skis for Men and Women", not ONE was a K2. This after the Apache Xplorer was shown on the front cover of...
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    Two Models, 18-DIN and 14-DIN. The 18 is $525...

    Two Models, 18-DIN and 14-DIN. The 18 is $525 SRP, $439 MAP (minimum advertised price), and the 14 is $375 SRP, $339 MAP. I can probably find them cheaper. skidone@hotmail.com
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    Talisman, I remember the type of skis you're...

    Talisman, I remember the type of skis you're talking about (like the Rossi 4S), and I've generally not been a fan of "French" skis for that reason. But, I'm old-school enough to also remember the...
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    The Look Pivot Returns

    Just got the word, officially, that the Look Pivot binding (aka Rossi FKS, etc) is being "reissued". Seems the mogul skiers in particular wouldn't let it die. Good news, eh?
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    My mate (SkiDeb) sez check out next year's...

    My mate (SkiDeb) sez check out next year's "Little Black Skirt" by Blizzard. She skied it at Cannon a few weeks back and was impressed....and she doesn't impress easily (at least when it comes to...
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    Original Look Pivot or Rossi FKS (same heel)...

    Original Look Pivot or Rossi FKS (same heel) can't be beat. For current models, the bumpers I know also like the Salomon Z-Series - nice 'n light with great "roll" stiffness in the toepiece and a...
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    Word is, Rossi and K2 are bagging it...

    Word is, Rossi and K2 are bagging it...
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    YO Mondeo - I think it was Mike Hattrup in "The...

    YO Mondeo - I think it was Mike Hattrup in "The Blizzard of Aaahs" talkin' about riding up the lift with Plake at a mogul comp, noticing the lo-profile tips on his skis, then seeing on the tails that...
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    It sure CAN matter. If you buy skis from an...

    It sure CAN matter. If you buy skis from an authorized dealer and have a problem, you can return the skis to any other authorized dealer (IF YOU KEEP YOUR RECEIPT). Say you buy Volkls in New...
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    It's hard to produce a perfect 0-degree base...

    It's hard to produce a perfect 0-degree base bevel along with a flat base. Most skis come off the stone grinder with a slightly recessed edge, and any amount of flat-filing will bring that edge down...
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    Regerlar files will work, but you'll go through...

    Regerlar files will work, but you'll go through 'em faster. Most of the files you see on those skitool websites are chrome-plated. They are worth the extra $, 'cuz they last longer and cut cleaner....
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    Duck-Footed Boots

    I can tell you with 100% confidence that they're not for everyone. A girl I know (expert skier - racer - went to the Jr. Olympics this past winter) got a pair of the Nordica Dobermann Aggressors,...
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    OK, this year's Scratch Mogul came in 167 and...

    OK, this year's Scratch Mogul came in 167 and 175. Those are true sizes. The 'Brawler was made in 169 and 179, but those are NOT true sizes. The actual size of this year's and last year's...
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    That Look binding is good, and along with its...

    That Look binding is good, and along with its Rossi counterpart last year might even have been the best for bumps. This year, though, Salomon came out with their Z Series bindings. The Z12 Ti is...
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    Volkl's current mogul ski is the Rebellion. None...

    Volkl's current mogul ski is the Rebellion. None of the Sallys are narrow enough to be considered true mogul skis, although many kids DO use them. Of the 5 brands you mentioned, the K2 and Rossi...
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    Wait, and get a pair of next-year's Volkl...

    Wait, and get a pair of next-year's Volkl Tigersharks. Ten-foot or 12, Powerswitch or not - those skis ROCK. Take that to da bank...
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    I get 'em at Ski Fanatics in Campton, NH for...

    I get 'em at Ski Fanatics in Campton, NH for about $1.39 a pair if I buy them by the box (40 pair). It's not the cheapest price, but I've found that the brand and expiration date are very important....
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    I have a set. I keep them right next to my Allsop...

    I have a set. I keep them right next to my Allsop Boot Tree and my Ski Tote.
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    Is Beer gear or equipment?

    Okay, which is better, Woodstock Inn's Pig's Ear or Trinity Brewpub's Russian Stout? I HAVE to get the two together for a taste-off...
  22. Thread: Help With Skis

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    (Sorry for not replying sooner...I just got back...

    (Sorry for not replying sooner...I just got back from Vegas, and now my head REALLY hurts...) Anyway, that model in a 175 was designed to be raced on by elite-level female racers. Your average...
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    Yo Serge, I've had a few beers and your question...

    Yo Serge, I've had a few beers and your question is a bit confusing. Fischer makes a Worldcup RC ("Beer League" GS - ~16m radius) and a Race SC (Combi ski - 13m, softer). There's no Race RC that I...
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    I tune mine at 1 base, 2 side. This works well...

    I tune mine at 1 base, 2 side. This works well for general-purpose Eastern skiing and is what the factory angles are. If I'm retuning and know it's gonna be icy, I'll go with slalom race angles -...
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    If you have a chance, take them through a timed...

    If you have a chance, take them through a timed race course. Many mountains have NASTAR courses set up that anybody can run. Get the pair you're fastest on. (duh) The GS11 and Racetiger are both...
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