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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby RobRox » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:59 pm

he hates meeces to peeces....
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:01 pm

Need to catch meeces and bring them to other side of river. Drop them off with small suitcases and vaya con dios.

Out last night in the wimnif. Still not enough fluffy to hit even moderate bc slopes. Especially on big boards which I stubbornly refuse to swap out for the vectors. Streams are freezing, but trails still suffer from rain sluices which are waiting to eat a tip.
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Skied up about 500' vert over a mile. Fed the bears a snack, turned off headlamp and just hung out in falling snow. Bliss. Ruby gets silence. Tunes in. Coops not so much. Finds something to chew on so we get silence punctuated by wood gnawing. Hopefully there's a few inches more out there now and this evening's foray will include turns.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby telehubby » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:13 pm

I'm hoping this works...
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Alright! Thanks Bob I'm back. My favorite photo from last year....
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby telehubby » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Sorry to hear about your bout with the flu Bob.
Christmas Day the family got outside for a little exercise.
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Also skinned up across the street at dusk the night winter storm Grayson blew in.
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And lastly, got the pup out when it finally warmed up to -8! :D
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Think I'm all caught up now...
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:24 pm

Glad your photos are back in action, TH. Love the dog in pursuit pic! :)

Wonderful fluffy out there this evening. Hit some sweet turns. Need about a foot more to bridge streams and open up steep terrain.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:01 pm

XCD, sort of. Leathers on Vectors.
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Got a chance to torture my buddy who had an AT setup. 6 mile tour. Plenty of near flat, which is not fun on Dynafiddles.
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He didn't complain. Too much. Nice day to be out.
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Had fun goofing around in this field. Crust was melted just enough to turn in.
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Schlafen pup.
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Bonus zoom of Moosi from the super market parking lot in Bradford.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby MikeK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Bob T wrote:XCD, sort of. Leathers on Vectors.
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Whoa, nice boots!

I think they'd be a little outmatched for a Vector, but I find them perfectly suited to something a little narrower and lighter. They'd probably be pretty kickass on an Objective BC if you had the inclination to ski them more.

I've skied them with my Tua Heliums, which are a little heavier and wider than my S Bound 98s, and they were OK. Much better with my T2s but this was also hardpack.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 pm

It was a trip trying to get the Cripsi's to turn the Vectors. Delicate maneuver! Nice to have a like zero degree slope to experiment on. :)

The Objective BC has one major problem: max length 178cm. Need more ski, especially for knocking off miles.

Fischer S-Bound 112 max length: 189cm. Looking for something more like that.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby MikeK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:03 pm

Bob T wrote:
Fischer S-Bound 112 max length: 189cm. Looking for something more like that.


My plug would be for the 98 in 189. It's what I use. Those boots have the perfect stiffness for that ski in that I can handle most anything but icy and steep.

The 98 has some camber and some glide and I've absolutely loved its trail breaking ability and climbing. IMO the 112 won't buy you much but more weight and more ski to drive with those boots. I've skied them with smaller, lighter skis too... they aren't as nicely matched as with the 98 though, who has very easy turn-in.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Thoughts about putting the Voile 3-pin cable on the 98 S-Bound?
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby MikeK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:18 pm

Should be perfect. I have plain mountaineers but if you have longer descents where it's worth throwing the cable on, then I can't see why not. You can always ski without it and add as needed.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby MikeK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:34 pm

What are your initial impressions with those Bob?

I find them to be soft enough for really good K+G and climbing without any free pivot (actually I think the 3 pin version K+G a little better) but have enough duckbill thickness and ankle support to confidently make turns (with smaller skis of course). They are much, much more supportive than the Alaska.

I think you'll have little need for something like a SB with them and you should be able to make some really nice turns with them on low angle type stuff.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby RobRox » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm

Bob T wrote:Thoughts about putting the Voile 3-pin cable CRB on the 98 S-Bound?
I have 3-pin cable CRB on my Outtabounds (88-68-78 @189).

I frequently don't use the cable, especially in powder snow on moderate terrain. Cable is nice when it's wet snow or firm.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:28 am

MikeK wrote:What are your initial impressions with those Bob?

The Crispi toe box is too small, but I really enjoyed making turns with them. Looking forward to putting them to work on lighter skis.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby lowangle al » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:05 am

I enjoyed my Vectors with merril Ultras in the powder, but would have prefered my T2s for the ski in on a packed trail.
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