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Sept. 7, 2016, 9:24 p.m.
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MEC = WTF?!?!?!

Go into MEC and ask for a transcript of the pay scales. you will than understand why there are no longer any Coop prices to be found.

Aug. 17, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
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The Surfing Thread

I am sure we have better ways to spend that kind of money. We have at least 7 surf spots less than 6 hours away. most are surfable all year round. Add a couple more hours drive and you can add a shit ton more spots. I guess it would be good for the non surfer surfer.

Jan. 7, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
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Arcteryx Lithic glove ?

Just got a new Rush as a warranty replacement. Pretty sweet.

I think I am starting to figure it out. They price there product high to cover the cost of there quality control issues.

Jan. 7, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
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Arcteryx Lithic glove ?

I've been using the Guide since the start of 14/15 ski season. Previous glove was the Hestra Heli (also a gauntlet glove with removable liner). So far I'm impressed with the Guide, I've treated the leather and it doesn't wet out unless it's a very wet day which has happened once or twice.

Have only had them down to -10ish as I ski in the Sea to Sky, they've been fine at that temp. I'll be in Banff this weekend so might get em to -20 but it's a dry cold there.

Thanks for the info. My cold days are all up rogers pass so I would be curious to how they work for you in Banff.

Jan. 6, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
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Arcteryx Lithic glove ?

Its really to bad Arcteryx turned into what they did. I guess greed always wins in time. I still have my first Harness(I believe from around 1992) And Bora 60 pack I bought a couple of years later. Good things can not last for ever.It is hard to stomach 280 dollar gloves or someone praising a 190 US duffle bag from the same company my first items were purchased from.

Anyone spent time in either the OR Luminary or the BD Guide? Looking for a glove that will work between -7ish and -20ish.

Jan. 4, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
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Arcteryx Lithic glove ?

So i was out glove shopping the other day and decided to try on a pair of Arcteryx Lithic gloves. I shy away from arcteryx because I generally find the gear over priced. I was willing to pay a bit extra if they fit the bill as I was over shopping for gloves. The gloves felt good and the fit was ok so I was stoked. Than I looked at the price. What the fuck $280 for a pair of gloves? Are people really OK with that?

Please come back to earth Arcteryx so real people can at least almost afford your gear.

Nov. 25, 2015, 5:48 p.m.
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Skins

Funny how body position does not matter when it is the most important part of classic skiing and essentially that is what you are doing when you are walking up a track, kind of like saying when you smear on a rock while climbing that body position does not matter. If fact it is the most important part and why many people slip and those with good body position do not. But yeah I gues body position does not matter in any sport, just blame the equipment. I have used G3 skins and many others for over 15 years and never had to reglue or work on my skins, never store them inside my jacket, always in my pack, dry them out at the end of the day and store them through the summer with the red carpet between them, pretty simple, I usually run new pairs every year but have several pairs that are going on 4-5 years and work fine. The way I see many treat their equipment I am not surprised by problems

G3 skins work well and the guys at G3 are great. But They Do have Glue issues on at least Some of there split board skins at least. Myself and a few of my friends have experienced it. Body position is important but it won't help if your skin is pealing off on your second lap.

Glad your GS skins have worked great for you Dave. Some of there skins have had glue issues and that is good to know if you are someone who actually has to shell out 200 bucks for your next skins.

Nov. 5, 2015, 5:09 p.m.
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Arcteryx

This. I had a theta AR that I bought at their warehouse store about 12 years ago. It finally died last year. I was shopping for a new shell in their factory store and when I told the guy working there about my jacket, he suggested I bring it in to see if they could repair it. A week later I get a call and they said it was beyond repair and offered a replacement. I got a brand new beta AR. Thats incredible customer service.

I hope so. When you pay 600+ bucks for a shell made in China you should get a new one free every 5 years for life.

Dec. 21, 2014, 5 p.m.
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your frame is crap

here is the bike most of you seem to want. you can still ride this just like you did in 1990.

actually my riding has come a long way since 1990 so I bet I could rip on that bike now.

ps cool bike. A lot nicer than a yuppie 650b carbon fiber full travel one by eleven.

Oct. 19, 2014, 7:08 p.m.
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NSMB - need input on my next bike

The only piece of carbon I know will for sure be on the bike you'll be getting is a carbon brace in the linkage:

Even if you crack it, doing so shouldn't result in a crash.

The cranks on the 167 might be carbon, but SRAM's naming conventions confuse me too much to say for certain.

Considering you mentioned you mostly want to ride this bike in the Bike Park, and Whistler will be closed until after February, you can probably survive with what you have at the moment.

How do you know so much about mountain bikes? I heard you were a cross racer.

Feb. 4, 2014, 4:54 p.m.
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Great new BCA BC LINK Radios for the Backcountry!

k thanks again. JD too. thought that was the case. make sure before I pull the trigger

you should compare it to the wouxun KG-UVD1P first. They are cheap a good size and have great range. Either would work but the Wouxun has worked great for me.

Feb. 3, 2014, 5:09 p.m.
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Great new BCA BC LINK Radios for the Backcountry!

Seriously do NOT waste your money on these. I had some but returned them because they were pretty much crap. If you want best bang for your buck order a Wouxun dual band radio. They are so much better you can not even compare them. Technically you need a License(which would still be cheaper than the BCA units) but I just make sure I stay off any live channel. they cost 99.00 and you can get a clip on mic for 12.00.

Jan. 8, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
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Splitboard or snowshoes?

Sometimes I do slack country on snowshoes so I can ride my solid. But every time I do I get a little grumpy going up because snowshoes strait up suck in deep snow. Find a used split and you will be much happier.

Dec. 30, 2013, 6:05 p.m.
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Arc'teryx stinger bib pant.

Pretty surprised they would handle it that way. Still try and email.

Ya I was pretty surprised as well. I am going to try the e-mail now and see what happens.

Dec. 27, 2013, 8:28 p.m.
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Arc'teryx stinger bib pant.

As someone that deals with this kinda customer service stuff daily I'd recommend emailing their info@arcteryx email and explaining your situation.

If the store is gone out of business then head office should be stepping up to service the product.

I phoned them direct with the number on there website and they strait out told me they would not help me even after I explained the situation. Does the E-mail go to a different department?

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