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  1. Are you in Mammaries yet? Or still in Bendover? Do childish jokes about boobs or buttholes ever really get old? (Now there's a couple questions for you Cobra!) Hello from CO you crazy cascade peeps! I do miss OR and Cascade corn season, but all is generally well over here, if a bit more crowded. Hope all is well...KIR dooods and dudettes.
  2. ha! Just found this. Thanks timmay, what a pal!
  3. Please read!

    Sorry to crosspost, and sorry I haven't been around much lately after my move out of the PacNW, but I'll be back to spray in the not too distant future. For now, please read here Thanks, Cletus
  4. Orizaba, Ixta

    we did Orizaba pretty quickly, I guess day 6 of the trip, but it's only only a 2 day climb. Was living at 5k at the time. Flew in and slept one night in D.F. at 8k or so, then traveled to Malinche as well for a day hike. Then to Reyes, and had one night there (10k?). Up to the hut and pitched a tent nearby, 14k. Half day to 16k, bit of a nap, then summit and back down to town the next day. Didn't hurt at all. Nice peak.
  5. Atomic TeleDaddy's

    I ride these with alpine binders on em, and I absolutely love them. They're so light, I am thinking of throwing some Freerides on em and making em my next AT setup when I slay the current rig. Do it, you won;t be sorry. FYI: 5'10" 175-180lbs -> 183cm
  6. do you consider Bachelor big mountian?

    what a funny little thread boy, haven't been around here in a while personal preference ok, but I grew up in Boulder, and lived in Bend for the last odd years, and I gotta say, I love Boulder, always will, but dood, you're delusional. Bend - better snowpack, better backcountry, ZERO traffic and lines at the mountain, and more bottomless days. Yeah, sure, it don't have the CU hotties around, but 6 inches at Bachy is thick enough to float ya; 6 inches of dust on crust in CO isn't shit. And facking forget the 3 hour drive on I-70 on a weekend afternoon. When I lived in Bend, I used to go ski before work because Bachy was only 25 mins up the road. Sure as shit can't do that in Boulder. Admittedly, the climbing is a lot better. But even then, smiffytufftuff has a special place in my heart. Oh and steepy (whassup A!), Bachy aint big mountain in the slightest. Now, go across the street to BT, and you can scare yourself all you want! peace yo, OBC (original bend crew?) reprasent!
  7. [TR] Middle Sister- Hayden Glacier 5/23/2004

    Sweet report too Timmay!
  8. [TR] Middle Sister- Hayden Glacier 5/23/2004

    haaaaaaaaaaaaa, those shots were so not nasty. Yummmmmmmm, jager!!!! Mmmmmmm
  9. Smith Rawks (and so does the weather) TR

    haa, that was some fun shite! Good drinking team that night!
  10. [TR] NE Oregon- Spring Corn Luv 3/20/2004

  11. Clueless in Oregon

    Okay, I'll throw the bone a dog. Try South Sister, more South Sister, Broken Top, and not to be missed, the Bunny Col.
  12. Clueless in Oregon

    Bunny Col, Bunny Col!!
  13. 01-02 Atomic 10.EXs 184cm, puchased March 02 Fritchi Freerides size Medium, boots up to 330mm or so Ascension Clipfix Skins trimmed for skis Put two seasons of PacNW volcano corn skiing on these, awesome setup. Used, but NOT AT ALL used up. Camber on these skis is still AS good as the day they arrived, bases are pristine with only one repair (not at the edge), done so well that I now have a hard time finding it. Topsheets are plenty scuffed from touring and carrying on packs, etc, but the bases are in great shape. Freerides are forward mounted 1.5 cms for a 310mm boot, in order to make the ride a bit more manageable in AT boots. Slap a larger boot in there, say 320-325mm and they'll effectively be mounted just a smidge ahead of the line, perfecto. Put an alpine boot in there and they rip. The Freerides are scuffed up a bit as well, and the heel elevators are dinged up from pole usage in switching from touring to skiing, but its all still totally good to go. I am only getting rid of them because I have a wider/softer backcountry pow setup now, the corn/mountaineering season is 5 months away, and I could use the money in the meantime. I'm willing to sell skis and binders seperately, but I wouldn't recommend it. The current mounting is the second drilling (I started with them mounted on the line before moving them up), and it's a foam core ski, so a third set of holes wouldn't be so great. These make a perfect setup for a skier looking for a wide-but-not-superfat, in and out of bounds, one-ski-can-do-almost-everything ride. It's light for touring, stiff for hardpack, crud, and groomers, fast, and has some good float for all but the super deep. And you can ride them in alpine boots or AT. Make me an offer, I want to sell these! Shipping from Oregon in the next couple days, or I can deliver to SLC and possibly CO within the next two weeks. Post replies here. Thanks! -cletus-
  14. No, I love the setup. Love it. But I now have a fatter softer setup for pow days, which means these get used only in variable b/c days, for longer tours, and while climbing volcanos in the spring...and if that's their new purpose for me, I'd rather have slightly less ski. Actually, what I'd really like to do is sell these off and put together the exact same setup again, only at the 177cm length. I would keep the Freerides and just work on getting the 177cm R.EXs, but then someone has to drill another set of holes in these 10.EXs, and I'd just as soon try to find someone who wants the setup as a package, for their own good. But yeah, rockin setup. I just want it a little smaller. Anyway, re: boot size: I'm a 10 street shoe, about 27.0 in AT boots, 310 mm Denalis. Alpine boots are Nordicas, 27.5 shell, 315mm. Euro that's like 42.5 or so, I think. So yeah, that conversion above is a bit off. Somebody buy my skis!
  15. One more big storm before the next warm spell and Timm@y and I will send the most extremo line in the Chosscades, no doubt about it. TR to follow, OF COURSE. Pray for snow!
  16. ...you fukking fuks! I need trip reports of freshies to get me through my work day. What? Why don't I go myself? Hey, eff you buddy. Blow me. Goddamn it, sack up already and go attack the bunny col or something, its the least you could do. Seriously, I'm too much of a pussy to get out there myself, so how's about some of you start posting some fukking reports of epics around here, seeing as how the Spraycades are SO much better than everyone else's mountains, particularly Colorados. Oh yeah, and about this Silverton business. Why don't you all quit your bitching and go there and see for yourself. What? Too early in the season? Sorry wanker, they've been skiing 7% water content powder since OCTOBER. What were you doing in October? Freezing your ass off at Exit 38yourmom probably. . . . . . . . . . . . Bwaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Just checking in really, figured this was as good a way to say hey to the ccers as any. Sorry I haven't been around much, but there's only so much spraying a guy can do in a day, and I'm always over at those "hard core" ski sites, like doitwhileskiingXXX.com and wegodownfaster.com. Anyway, timmay and I will post some TRs eventually, just as soon as we start producing some Ts to back them up.
  17. B.C. Interior

    You've already nailed the top of the list. Whitewater, 10k from Nelson Red Mountain, just up from Rossland Kicking Horse + Fernie, by Golden and of course, Banff/Lake Louise, which is big and touristy. WH20 is small, but gets great snow and has amazing b/c. Local vibe is big. Relatively high elevation. Older lifts, good feeling, great town (Nelson). I love this place, and have been back each of the past two seasons. Red is a bit bigger, steeper, has great trees, little cliffs, everywhere. One fantastic hike-to venue with great steeps and pow. However, Red is a little lower, and can get foggy. I've never been to Golden, but it's supposed to be the best of the bunch from a terrain perspective. A little more of a real town, and famous for fresh meat mondays at the local peeler bar (strip club), and 4k vert or something ridonkulous. Looks bitchin. But like you said, it's way up there if you're coming from Skiattle. go git em tiger, spray on!
  18. TGR - "High Life"

    I love it, I bought it, and yes, there is some Timberline, Bachy, and even some Three Sisters backcountry footage in it.
  19. Ski Lengths?

  20. Ski Lengths?

    If you actually read the above posters comments, you'll see that they are basically the same as yours, and actually give a ballpark answer instead of a vague calculation. More often than not, "modern shapes" have sidecuts that result in longer running lengths, which in turn mean shorter skis, by around 10-15cms. This really isn't that hard. If you ski a straight stick in 190, you should be on a wider curvier stick in about 175-180, unless you want to make slalom turns (go shorter) or rip deep pow and turn a lot less (go longer), are particularly light (go shorter), or heavy (go longer), the ski is super stiff (go shorter), or a wet noodle (go longer), etc, etc. No, wait, it is that complicated after all - what about twin tips? Oh shit, the turned up tail is going to change the effective running length, so I'm going to have to do all my calculations over!!!! I take it all back. Disregard everything I said!
  21. Ski Lengths?

    P.S. 5'10" 180-185lbs. Tele setup is 180cm, 84 underfoot (Fischer Big Stix 84). AT skis are 184cm, 84 underfoot, and I want to downsize to 177cm (Atomic 10.EX). All around alpine skis are 181cm, 80mm underfoot. My only pair of skis at the 190cm mark are reserved for epic POW days in bounds and for when I go to Utah, Tahoe, and other places where you can point em and let them run. My 2 cents.
  22. Ski Lengths?

    How much should you dial back the length of a ski as the waist width increases? From old school skinnys to modern mid-fats with shape? About 10-15cm, depending on aggressiveness, intended usage, weight, etc, etc, etc. From relatively modern skinnys (like the Supers) to fatter boards, maybe a little less, but still a pretty significant decrease. 10cms or so. I'm currently on 188cm Super Stinx (70mm), and am considering Crossbows (82mm). Should I be looking at the 179 or the 187cm? I'm planning to use them in the backcountry, and probably some off-piste at the lifts. Almost certainly the 179. The combination of b/c usage and your height/weight makes a 180cm by 82mm ski just about right, unless you are SUPER aggressive or haul ass solely in open bowls, etc. The shorter length is better for touring (weight), and better for varied conditions, which I assume you'll be hitting in the PacNW b/c (trees, bowls, chutes, etc). What are the consequences of choosing too short or too long? Too short = loss of float, loss of stability at speed, less platform for landing burly hucks Too long = loss of control/manueverability, more weight, etc. The real question is what type of terrain and snow conditions you plan to use this setup for. If the answer is "whatever's out there," then the 179 Crossbow is a great choice. Light, stable, not too fat, and the shorter length allows short hop turns for dicey sitchmos, easier kick turns while skinning, etc, etc. If the answer is POW POW POW, and nothing but POW, then you've got the length right, about 180cm, but why not go fatter underfoot? Today's fatties are remarkably responsive. In that case, if you like Black Diamond, look into the Crossbow's new big brother, the Havoc, at 88mm underfoot. Be warned, however: once you go fat, you'll never go back. Or so they say.