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  • Greg Sievers: I have the good fortune to have 2 new pair of skis. but can only afford to...
  • Dave Field: Hmm... Maybe this could be modified to perform as a defibrillator? More ba...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Allan, not up yet, I'll try to get something up soon, probably just a si...
  • Allan: Lou- Is your Ultimate Quiver 2017-2018 article up on the site yet? I search...
  • Allan: See- Yes the SG88 has a much bigger shovel than the FR10 (which your MA had...
  • See: Thanks Allan. Re. skinny skis: SG 88’s look to have a lot more sidecut than...
  • Joe John: The sales were likely included in the Iran Nuclear Deal....
  • Allan: See- I really don’t see the tapered (waterski) tip profiles as having a red...
  • Allan: Lou- Yeah the SG95 and SG88 came out 3 years ago. The SG95 is on v3 cosmeti...
  • See: Thanks for the explanation of tip taper, Allan. If it works, that’s great, ...
  • Richard H: Well, this thread has cost me over the last 18 months. Following feedback a...
  • SeanS: Michael Papenfus and Bob: I know this response comes long after the init...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Yeah, hasn't it been out for a few years? I don't remember when they first ...
  • biggb: 2014 Sochi Olympics?...
  • Allan: Lou- After reading the Skialper review of them (and selling off my Dynafit ...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Superguide 88 is in our Ultimate Quiver 2017-2018. Such a fine plank. Lou...
  • Allan: Rob and Lou- Rob, I'm with you on the Kreuzspitze bindings. I have some SCT...
  • Rudi: It has just come to my attention that the Ski Trab Gara Titan Release bindi...
  • Herb Jones: A note on sizing. I have measured the inside length dimension s of a few bo...
  • See: Also fwiw, I’d really like to see some disinterested but technically compet...
  • See: For what it’s worth, I’m not knocking tip taper. Like I said, I don’t under...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Anyone using our comment notification system, Microsoft (Hotmail) is blocki...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Chris, I'm glad Fritschi was able to reduce your stress level (smile). Esse...
  • Dorothy Cooper: what an enjoyable read - thank you!!...
  • Robert V Coppolillo: Ack, as usual...pilot error on my end! I'll buy the Skialper guide today! W...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Guys, thanks for supporting SkiAlper, they're the right place for comprehen...
  • Lisa Dawson: Mac, thanks for sharing the tragic history of the Three Johns Hut. NZ is a...
  • Allan: Hey Rob, See- The skialper 2017 guide is on their site. I meant 200g lighte...
  • Mac: The hut blown off the ridge was Three Johns Hut, 1977: Four members of the ...
  • Louis Dawson: It was cool to see they use different planes than the standard Dehaviland b...

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