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About backclipped

  • Birthday 12/04/1976


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    Ski shop manager
  • Location
    Bend, OR

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  1. I have the pleasure of righting the wrongs done by metro area ski shops. Jump the snow cones and get your boards done right.
  2. Jubleale is now out...25 years of perfection...not that I've been drinking it that long. Shipyard (Portland, ME) puts out a pumpkin ale called "Pumpkin Head". If you mix it with a Guiness you get a concoction called "The Headless Horseman". This would be worth trying with the Uinta offering. Now I don't think this beer qualifies as a seasonal, but the Firestone Walker "Wookie Jack" is off-the-hook. Go get some. Whole Foods sells it in 22 oz. bottles.
  3. Trend? How long have you been climbing for, three months?
  4. I'm looking to get $700 obo on my slightly used Rocker 2, Marker Jester Pro set-up. Slightly used? Yeah. I got on them a half a dozen times last winter. They're pretty damn close to being new. If you're interested please shoot me a PM. Thank, Chris
  5. Hey all, I know most of you on this sight are only moved by AT set-up that weigh less than a roll of Reynolds Wrap, but I thought I would post my boards just in case. So I'm asking $600 for the set-up. I do have an ill fitting pair of skins (originally cut for a pair of Salomon X-Wing Labs) that I'll kick down. The El Dictators have some tip rocker, a 14mm waist and a 40-something turning radius. They're not the most nimble of boards, but they are uber stable at speed. If you're interested you can PM me. Thanks
  6. What's your take on Richard Duncan's perspective in "The New Depression". By his account less spending will only bring out the spiked shoulder pads and mohawked plunderers....which, or course, is a hard pill to swallow for conservative stalwarts.
  7. It's a toe height, proper plastic type of thang.
  8. I'm going to spend the morning renting wide platformed skis to people that wished they owned them.
  9. Dalbello's three piece boots are quite nice. What do you mean by wide? Are you, like, 100-105 in the last. I have ridiculously skinny ankles and a relatively skinny last (about 98) and I've had great luck with the Dalbello Krypton Rampage (with the 110 tongue). If this style of boot fits your foot the Dalbello Kypton Cross could be a responsive boot. Whatever you decide you should give serious consideration to throwing down on an Intuition liners and a custom footbed.
  10. I know. I still haven't choked down the Dynafit Kool-aid, and it isn't likely that I ever will; but those Manaslu boards review quite well. Good luck, and of course, have fun.
  11. ...looks pretty flat. How many passes over the grinder did it take? The last time I worked over a pair of Never Summer's skis it took about 30 passes +/- a few. Just mounted up a friend's Nomads. I didn't take a true bar to the bases, but I did throw a coat of wax on them, and they definitely seemed flatter than earlier generations. Like Never Summer boards, these planks are indeed built tough.....
  12. I just mounted up some MFD plates for some guy yesterday....has anyone given these things a spin?
  13. I've toured a bit with the Duke and they're adequate. Your assessment of the Dynafit gives validation to my intuition: Not For Me.
  14. Avoid the F-series. It's pretty much a Squire binding with a touring option. What does this mean? Well, lets just say I wouldn't put anyone but my 110 lb. wife or a "tweener" on them.
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