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    Evidently, this sale included Hidden Valley, our...

    Evidently, this sale included Hidden Valley, our modest little resort here in Missouri which is just down the road from me:
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    Unless you have a Fastenal or Grainger store...

    Unless you have a Fastenal or Grainger store nearby, it's not likely you'll find these screws locally. They're not the cheapest, but you can't beat McMaster-Carr for fast shipping and having...
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    It's unlikely you would notice much if any...

    It's unlikely you would notice much if any difference. There's nothing wrong with the old composite risers, they might even be a bit lighter weight than the newer aluminum models. Some have...
  4. Yes, exactly. RC's are definitely softer than...

    Yes, exactly. RC's are definitely softer than XL's and -despite the additional length- have significantly less support fore and aft. In return, they're super nimble like a 90 but with the float of...
  5. It's hard to say, everyone's a little different,...

    It's hard to say, everyone's a little different, but the whole cat-skiing thing sounds a little intimidating, at least to me. Personally, I'd have to reach for the RC's. The XL's are great, but in...
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    What bindings are you using? If you have Spruce...

    What bindings are you using? If you have Spruce Risers, then any of the longboards (Sherpas, etc.) are a great option. If you have only nonrelease, then personally I would pick a pair of Blunt XL's...
  7. I agree with Fun Machine here...it looks like the...

    I agree with Fun Machine here...it looks like the shape, and not necessarily the height of your boot toes might be the issue. For a frame of reference, I snapped my own boots into a pair of...
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    Certain boots have an adjustable lean feature...

    Certain boots have an adjustable lean feature and/or a "walk mode". Fans of an upright stance simply ski in these while in "walk mode". Full tilt boots have a little shim in the upper heel that you...
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    Like Dave, I don't (and won't) participate in...

    Like Dave, I don't (and won't) participate in Facebook.

    Re: photo-posting. Years ago, I used a photo-posting service (I forget the name) which went defunct. Then I signed up with Photobucket. ...
  10. Thread: Bomber Elite 2's

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    Tim's step-in nonrelease setup is so cool, it's...

    Tim's step-in nonrelease setup is so cool, it's great to see others giving it a try. I've thought for a long time it would be wildly popular if more folks would just give it a chance, especially...
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    You'd think Mac or Snap-on would make such a...

    You'd think Mac or Snap-on would make such a thing, but apparently no one in the world makes a stubby #3 phillips driver. Using a common #2 phillips driver on #3 screws will booger the heads every...
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    Hey Chad--- Your softboot set-up is a deal and...

    Hey Chad---

    Your softboot set-up is a deal and a half for someone, those should go quick.

    Which rear-entry boots did you get? The Alpinas from Level Nine, or something else?
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    There are many things I'm fond of about our...

    There are many things I'm fond of about our state, but ski conditions are not among them. When folks to come to visit, "bottomless powder" isn't usually one of the reasons. But this gives me an...
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    Jack, as you know I really like the BXL ridden...

    Jack, as you know I really like the BXL ridden with a nonrelease softboot set up. But on our chunky glaze ice here at home I don't like them at all when set back, they get unstable and weird. Maybe...
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    Everything Macro states about the Crossbows is...

    Everything Macro states about the Crossbows is true. Your Blunts are fine boards, but by comparison you'll get a welcome stability boost with the Crossbows which are an easy, smooth and intuitive...
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    Re: the two boards you're considering, the DLP is...

    Re: the two boards you're considering, the DLP is a more conventional design and might be a safer choice. Folks who have ridden a lot of different boards tend to go hard one way or another on the...
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    Welcome to the forum, Morgan. Please don't fret...

    Welcome to the forum, Morgan. Please don't fret if you don't get many (or any) replies right now, most forum members are busy mowing their lawns or---in certain cases---frolicking on the beach....
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    You're welcome, Everest. You're smart to get...

    You're welcome, Everest. You're smart to get Jack's input. He is the Man With the Plan ;-)
  19. Thread: Armada Triple J

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    It will be interesting to see how you get along...

    It will be interesting to see how you get along with the 3J's Toro. I rode my pair several times this past season including a day at shredfest and have a bit of a (tardy) update. They're darn sure...
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    Slow, is this one of the designated seasons when...

    Slow, is this one of the designated seasons when you and Maria will be attending?
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    It took a trip to the vault---there were cobwebs...

    It took a trip to the vault---there were cobwebs to clear and the hinge needed a little oil---but here are the different locations of the factory recommended boot center mark, measured from the notch...
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    Not all Hagan 130's have the "factory recommended...

    Not all Hagan 130's have the "factory recommended boot center" mark in the same place. A few years ago, they moved it significantly forward, so indexing from this mark will not be consistent for...
  23. Thread: Introduction

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    Glad to have you on the forum, Jim. As Bad Wolf...

    Glad to have you on the forum, Jim. As Bad Wolf mentioned, things get fairly quiet here in the off-season.

    Do you already skiboard, thinking of getting into it , or just curious? What part of...
  24. Personally, I do care about interchangeable...

    Personally, I do care about interchangeable bindings but apparently skiers at large (and binding manufacturers) do not, although the Head rail system is a step in that direction.

    I think their...
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    mvh, it you're making custom risers and concerned...

    mvh, it you're making custom risers and concerned with setback, here's something to think about, although it's sort of the reverse approach compared to a flat riser drilled with multiple setback...
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