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April 2, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
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Walk mode ski binders.

after one of my barons broke in december I picked up a used set of skis with sth/cast and transferred it to my lib techs, such a rad setup. I normally ski a lot of fairly aggressive inbounds before a bit of slack country, so tech was a non-starter for me. been out a few times on the cast and love it for what I need. will likely get tech bindings for my other pair of skis for full on touring however…the stride is a hell of a lot better than frame bindings for sure, but yeah, not interested in ever skiing them in bounds semi-regularly.

right on! ya just an alpine binding function until you want to tour. using them with my scarpa freedom sl's all last yr(on hill and those few days of slackcountry) with Solomon sth's. bought some full tilts for this year and i'll probably send those boots to cast in the summer for the toe fittings but more than a few boots next year that skistiff enough for on hill and release appropriately from an alpine clamp and have tech fittings(lupo ti, langes next yr offering etc)
for daily ripping around the hill all the pin techs have their widely publicised flaws olus alpine boots and clamps are cheap. I'm going to get another cast/sth setup for my 99underfoot piste jibs when I send my boots in. why not? they're there when I need them

I just bought that stuff yesterday from Escape Route in Whistler.

I just buy a box of safety candles from the dollar store. gone thru a few boxes over the years. dirt cheap. work fine rubbing them on skins when they ball up in the spring pow. used them on dry bases in a pinch. last week a friends snowboard was so dry she couldn't slide down a steep slope. safety candles worked like a charm. also the obvious, for heat in a snow cave/shelter

March 27, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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Walk mode ski binders.

been on dynafits for close to 20yrs. I just can't imagine touring on frame bindings now. tried og guardians. so heavy and pivot placement makes them much worse. the ski I use most(praxis gpo) I have mounted with Solomon sth14(rebadged atomic ffg) alpine clamps mounted on cast touring system. I've toured on them only about 10 days in the 2 yrs ive had them(I have dedicated touring skis w dynafits). cast works really well and I've had no issues(probably 60+ days on the hill). looks like tyrolia attack toepieces are good for thicker soles as well. they usually have summer sales too
http://casttouring.com/collections/si-i-systems/products/si-i-for-tyrolia-attack

Dec. 15, 2014, 5:14 p.m.
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^ m0ar

haaaa quoted stealing it

Dec. 15, 2014, 5:12 p.m.
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surprising only one of those made the cut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eFJkTF7iYw

Dec. 13, 2014, 4:01 p.m.
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At first I thought you were gotham with the heavy claim.

I'm going to claim that my claim was more full of shit

Used to know her when I worked out in Langley. Looked good back then too.

emphasis on the "good back"

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:51 p.m.
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Parking overnight Rogers Pass

right on. sounds fair

Dec. 12, 2014, 4:23 p.m.
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Imagine you're in a wheelchair …

grind "up" the railing of course

Dec. 12, 2014, 1:39 p.m.
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puter must be broked. waited 5 for the bmx punk to bust out sumpin

Dec. 12, 2014, 1:36 p.m.
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^^want some cartel's for a play ski even though our version of "play" would be drastically different. I'd go HUUUDGE!!

Dec. 11, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
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Parking overnight Rogers Pass

people use the shit bike method as well. leave your stuff at trail head and one person drives to the centre and park/leave the vehicle then coast down to asulkan on shit bike. stash the shit bike with shoes in a plastic bag in the trees. here's the # though to be sure 250-837-7536

Dec. 11, 2014, 12:08 a.m.
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Parking overnight Rogers Pass

after the hotel/gas station closed they allowed overnight camping in the asulkan parking lot because there was no 24hr washroom at the centre. they now have chateau atco shitters up at the centre so overnight camping is up there now. I think its still free. if you were tenting in the asulkan/illi backcountry area I'd think you could just get an overnight camping permit much the same as bostock. that way they'd have your license plate # like people staying at wheeler or asulkan. they do check plates daily but if you're not in a camper or have a trailer I think itd be hard to distinguish whether your just skiing or camping I guess

Nov. 21, 2014, 4:01 a.m.
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26" wheelset decisions

not sure if they're any good but hey "50% off"
http://canfieldbrothers.com/store/index.php/closeouts/canfield-brothers-26-all-mountain-wheelset.html

Nov. 17, 2014, 6:43 p.m.
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Binding mounting

ha cool product. we used to tell parents they might consider just renting depending on how much the kids will go skiing. probably a good idea to have their own boots though. lots of hand me downs in ski towns if that's a possibility

Nov. 9, 2014, 7:58 p.m.
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backcountry.com

has to be a good bargain now with the can$ in the crapper then shipping and possible courier gouge. try and buy local but sometimes there is ridiculous deals. sold a fair bit of gear stateside this yr that I had priced to sell in can$ and got paid in usd then upgraded a couple things from sales at a minimal investment

Nov. 7, 2014, 8:34 p.m.
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backcountry.com

cheap lids on steep and cheap still I think. do the usps for cheapest. ordered a bern baker eps camo for 45 usd. bridgedale socks for 7/pair. can't do merino socks for touring and bridgedale have been awesome for me

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