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About Deuxdiesel

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    SE MI
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Powder Mountain
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  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    6 race boards, 3 softies
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  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Flow NX 38/30
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  • Hardbooting since

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  1. Even at 1,000 EU that's still 1,100 USD. 1,500 EU would be over 1,600 USD. Ouch.
  2. An "engineered ski area" is my favorite term for these built-up hills. There used to be an actual landfill hill in SE MI called Riverview Highlands, and they struggled to keep snow on the hill even in good snow years because of the rising heat from the decomposition process.
  3. Any idea what the waist width is?
  4. Is there a published (by F2) upper weight limit on these bindings?
  5. I have one of these with Bomber B1's on it, and it does not need anything to be fantastic, other than a younger, more fit rider. There are some limits to ancient equipment though....
  6. I patrolled for almost 20 years at a local area that later became part of the Vail conglomerate. After that we were highly discouraged from curtailing reckless behavior on the hill because it might turn away customers.
  7. I still have my RT 168 GS as well. Don't be surprised how much softer the Concept is than the Volkl. I'm not sure how it will ride with plates, but i would like to hear your experiences with it. Right now these are available at a pretty good discount online.
  8. If it is for use on a heel piece, for sure use something like Super Lube (silicone based, not petroleum).
  9. Permatex anti-seize does the same thing. It prevents galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals (aluminium and stainless steel).
  10. Never used, black tongues. Sized for 25-27.5 shells. Shipping extra.
  11. Updated with lower price- shells only.
  12. Does you friend have ski experience? If so, higher angles (30/20) aren't going to necessarily hinder him while he is learning. You might be able rotate the front high back a little, but he will most likely initiate heel side turns by projecting his hips a little more and a little less squatting.
  13. I've had a few hard slams over the years, but other than breaking my wrist in 1984 riding my Burton Performer (slamming on ice because the metal side fins wouldn't let you turn on hard snow), nothing else serious. It's not the years, but the mileage- 10+ years racing, 13 years instructing, 17 years patrolling. Long term the worst thing is how messed up my knees and feet are, having had multiple knee surgeries to keep them going, and how my arches and toes are all funky from years of cramming size 10 1/2 feet into size 9 shells. My feet have retaliated and grown (flattened) out to almost 11 1/2, prompting me to buy larger soft and hard boots, tele boots and maybe even ski boots.
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