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  • in reply to: 161CM VOILE MOJO RX – SOLD #827858
    SchralphMacchio
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    SOLD

    in reply to: 161CM VOILE MOJO RX – SOLD #827777
    SchralphMacchio
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    Hey B, still available, will email you offline.

    in reply to: Venture Euphoria 162- Sold #827662
    SchralphMacchio
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    Hey Jeff, got nothing but a free bump for you.

    But also replying to say I saw your post on CL and I live in Eugene. I’m out of commission this season due to surgery, kid, and moving houses, but hit me up if you pedal singletrack or like getting your midsummer hike on to go ski a driveway-sized patch!

    in reply to: Crampons for soft boots #785940
    SchralphMacchio
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    Does anyone know which of the options discussed above in this thread have more flexible center bars? Looking at either changing the center bars in my older BD Contacts or possibly the entire crampon (with something that has a higher engagement point on the heel strap as discussed above).

    in reply to: Crampons For Malamutes #785887
    SchralphMacchio
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    I have BD contact straps and they are quite bad on 2012 size 26 Malamutes. They do however fit well on my older 2006 Malamutes, same size. The difference is actually quite big, I could do easy ice-climbing with the old boots (proper near vertical with tech axes and rope), but on the newer boots they slip off in moderate snow. Maybe the sole is a bit softer on the newer ones or something ?

    <span style=”font-size:75%”>I know ice-climbing is not suggested to be done with flat front points..</span>

    I’ve got the same issue w/ BD Contact Straps and my 2013 Size 27 Malamutes. I had each boot pop off while toe-ing up a 40 degree steep chute that hadn’t yet transitioned to corn. It was pretty terrifying.

    Folks who have used the Petzl or Camp crampons, can you confirm that the rear does not pop off when going up a steep chute? I like the fit on Malamutes so much that I’m hesitant to switch to another boot, and would rather switch crampons.

    in reply to: SOLD: LASPORTIVA SPANTIK SZ 43, USED ONCE #782676
    SchralphMacchio
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    bump it up! I bought a bike and now I have to pay for it!

    in reply to: (postponed) 2014 Tahoe SplitFest and Splitboard Games #674256
    SchralphMacchio
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    any updates on the weekend? Won’t be free for the 2/22 weekend but hopefully we have it on the following weekend. It’ll be good to catch up with a lot of folks.

    in reply to: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort #674478
    SchralphMacchio
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    @Powder_Rider wrote:

    lawsuit claims Alta dislikes snowboarders for their allegedly reckless skiing, inconsiderate attitude, baggy clothes and their overuse of such words as “gnarly” and “radical”

    I feel discriminated by Alta’s policy by a stereotype of snowboarder counter-culture that in my case is not true!

    I KNOW!!!

    Totally not true for me either.

    I mean, I don’t have 2 Go Pros, but I am a very safe and conscientious snowboarder. I make sure to always use a compass, avalanche transceiver, extending shovel, headlamp, safety harness, map, and self arrest tool anywhere I go snowboarding.

    I made a very deliberate point last weekend (1/25) to demonstrate to the Alta community just how safe snowboarders can be these days. We snowboarders LOVE to ride on flat groomers!

    The ski patrol was really skeptical though, so I had to show them that snowboarders can also ski when asked to fit in with the rest of the conservatives.

    At the end of the day, the resort patrollers agreed. Snowboarders are safe, conscientious people who do not say such things as “gnarly” or “radical.” Indeed, “GIVETH US FREE!!!!”

    Thanks to Tarbs/Oceanman for the photos 😀 😆

    in reply to: If you are planning trip to Northern Norway check this #673755
    SchralphMacchio
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    Yeah Juha! Nice article.

    But way to ruin the secret and let the cat out of the bag 🙂

    I want to come back, so that nedrapier and I can properly get drunk on Constitution day and miss his flight back home to England, again. That would be nice, 2 years in a row, haha.

    in reply to: UTAH 2013/2014 Conditions #670749
    SchralphMacchio
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    @wasatch surf wrote:

    @SchralphMacchio wrote:

    Anyone care to show a California splitter and an Austrian East Coast skier around on NYE or NYD? If things are touchy, we’ll probably end up at the Bird, but would love to skin if anyone feels like being magnanimous and showing us about.

    Hey Schrap, if i’m not working those days i’ll be touring and happy to show you guys around. we are finally getting some snow so hopefully some of our rocks and bushes will get covered by then.

    Right on man, I’ll send you a PM with info.

    @JRoh wrote:

    A buddy and I are having a nye party in the avenues and everyone is welcome. He and I are heading north to alaska this winter so this will also be a going away party. There will be plenty of other backcountry splitters and skiers if you’re still looking for some partners in the area.

    Also, if anyone has connections in wyoming, montana, Bc, washington or Ak, I’d love to get out for some laps. Just figured I’d put it out there. Thanks!

    For directions, hit me (james) up at 614.425.1240

    Right on dude, that sounds cool! I think we might be staying in Sandy (not sure yet) so it might be a bit far out, but thanks for the invite. I’ll send you a PM with info.

    Also, I will be in Jackson from 12/25 through 12/30. Splitting time (literally!) between the resort and touring, assuming I can get beta and conditions info from some friends. Anyways, if you decide to get out there, we can join up.

    Everyone else- thanks for the beta and stoke! Even if I only get some low angle touring, I’ll be stoked. There is literally no snow on the ground in the mountains around Tahoe right now!

    in reply to: UTAH 2013/2014 Conditions #670736
    SchralphMacchio
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    Anyone care to show a California splitter and an Austrian East Coast skier around on NYE or NYD? If things are touchy, we’ll probably end up at the Bird, but would love to skin if anyone feels like being magnanimous and showing us about.

    I’ve done AIARE 2 and can write in complete sentences, the Austrian likes to poke fun at East Coast types, while living the academic’s dream of East Coast Ivy League life. We can both ski and board okay … consult my Innocence Lost TR from last year for credibility. We’d be most grateful … all I have to offer is a pledge to share the same if anyone is visiting Tahoe, or shit, Oakland for that matter. And maybe I’ll shoot a new facebook photo for you.

    (I also posted this in “that other forum”)

    in reply to: Spark Dynafit adapter plates #668348
    SchralphMacchio
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    Are these still for sale?

    “These are great if you … want to use the same set of Dynafit toes on several boards.”

    So does this mean that the adapter plates threaded? I already have BindingFreedom inserts on my skis w/ Radical toe pieces. Sounds like an easy way to dip my toes into hardbooting …

    in reply to: 2014 Snow Films – what are we looking forward to? #669409
    SchralphMacchio
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    I haven’t seen a real trailer for Absinthe Dopamine yet.

    I think PowderWhore Elevation is looking to be a lot better than last year’s compilation … the Provo brothers are involved! The trailer looks solid:
    [youtube:2s0y6fpx]do7ZTO8_GnE[/youtube:2s0y6fpx]

    SchralphMacchio
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    BUMP

    I got one ride on bumpy spring snow in these boots in June, and I did NOT feel safely dialed at all. I had such little feel for the board and the stiff outsoles felt so much different than what I was used to in my Sparks. Of course, booting up the snow was glorious, and skinning was just okay though I did get toe interference from the boots being so much larger and hanging off the top of my Sparks more than my Malamutes.

    They also cramped my feet – like I had to stop riding for 5 minutes to let the cramps settle down. This was due to lots of things -the insoles I was using, the insole lifters I was using, the fact that I had my binding straps on my Sparks cranked all the way.

    So I’m on the fence about sending them back for credit vs. trying to double down and get an Intuition liner and better fitting insoles. I feel like my only real options are trying to get the Spantiks dialed or getting something like a Sideral boot and trying to dial that.

    Big hmmm. What were you Spantik users using for your soft boots? Any specific model of Intuition recommended for the Spantiks?

    Ended up with size 43 Spantiks. These things definitely fit different than Trangos!

    in reply to: Not stoked on my Malamutes #663339
    SchralphMacchio
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    Funny, I used to use F24s and loved them. And now I like my Malamutes a lot – don’t *love* them, but they are just a few minor changes away from being perfect for me. Mainly, because they’ve been so dependable for me in all kinds of crazy snow and long ass hikes. I’ve tromped for miles over volcanic rocks and till, glacial riverbeds full of downed trees, hiked along the ocean and in saltwater – and whether booting skinning or riding the Mutes have done what’s been asked of them. I prolly have close to 100 days on my pair and they are holding up.

    But I seem to remember F22s being softer and more jibby than the F24s. So, different strokes for different folks.

    My favorite backcountry gaper experience ever was finding out 7 miles from the trailhead on a cold night (10F, cold by CA standards) that “F” stands for “FUSION” non-removable liner. So much for getting those liners into my bag with me. Those fuckers froze solid that night, took me 5 minutes to contort my feet into them the next day, and when I did my feet instantly went numb for the rest of the tour. Doh. I’m never buying a boot with a non-removable liner ever again!

    in reply to: Fountain of Youth 2013 #666501
    SchralphMacchio
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    24-105 f/4L?

    This was the one year I actually had time off work to make the trip!

    in reply to: Cali/PNW Cascades splitters #668455
    SchralphMacchio
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    Whoops, just catching up with the forecast … Maybe just MTB the next couple of days then …

    in reply to: Cali/PNW Cascades splitters #668454
    SchralphMacchio
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    ^ Joey, wish I could but I have to cut my PNW trip short to be in SF for some meetings on Thursday.

    I’m in PDX right now … Prolly a down day tomorrow with some mellow MTB around town, but if anyone wants to hit Hood on Tuesday, I’m more than game! Had a SOLID refreeze last night from cold winds and clear skies … It could be pretty solid conditions if the winds let up but nights stay cold!

    Jefe, thanks for the fun times on Adams! Great crew, fun turns … Awesome times!

    in reply to: Cali/PNW Cascades splitters #668451
    SchralphMacchio
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    Please tell me that SOMEONE is interested in hitting Hood with me this coming Monday and/or Tuesday????

    SchralphMacchio
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    Radness guys. I am so lame that I’ve missed eastside in the Spring 2 seasons in a row now. WTF? Need to get the sand out of my you-know-what.

    shoestring, keep hope alive! I’m heading up to Mt. Adams this weekend to keep the dream going longer!

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