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  • Ryana: I've never had the heel lifters flip up inadvertently. The brakes work for ...
  • Ryan: Those heel lifters seem to be the only real negative. I wonder if they can...
  • Joe John: Gringo, thanks for sharing the video link. That was special....
  • Rudi: Were the weld nuts epoxied in? I am wondering how you torqued the 4-40s? ...
  • gringo: Here is a video of Herve (in the red pants) doing what he did best, enjoyin...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Gringo, yes, he was a real light for us during industry work such as ISP...
  • gringo: Herve was such a good guy. So passionate about life, his family and his wor...
  • jasper: Thanks Lou. Do you know how to disconect the battery? It looks like there a...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Jasper, I've not heard of any problems. When we receive Jetforce and Voltai...
  • Lou Dawson 2: 10 grams for 8 Quiver Killer inserts, so after subtracting somewhat negligi...
  • jasper: Has anybody sent their jetforce through the mail or fedex? Any issues with ...
  • dan kasha: I just skied Miller Softs in deep spring snow at Crystal Mountaib, Wa. 205...
  • Jim Milstein: Lou, I was referring to the threaded thingies glued into the skis into whic...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Jim, I just count the boot inserts as part of the boot weight, since most b...
  • Jim Milstein: My black Vipecs (from last year) weigh about 500g each, brakeless, screwles...
  • See: Aside from being an ounce lighter per binding(?), being easier to click int...
  • See: Tecton claimed weight is 550g per pair, no brakes? I’m guessing that’s supp...
  • Tom Gos: So, I purchased the new Mirage walk mode kit to replace the older style one...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Thanks Jim, yeah, I noticed on the Vipec we've got here that you can "cheat...
  • Jim Milstein: Actually, you can adjust further if you don't mind going past the "stop" ma...
  • Jim Milstein: My Black Vipecs have 25mm adjustment for bsl....
  • Lou Dawson 2: I'm working hard on the FAQs, but yeah, some of this info is hard to find. ...
  • Jeff: I am sure I am missing it somewhere do to poor search skills....does anyone...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed Aaron's post. There ar...
  • Atfred: Was in the valley Blanche two days ago, skied up to point heilbrunner, then...
  • Shane: I just read that this was previously covered . Thanks...
  • Katie: It was epic, I was there. Craving more.......
  • Julia Dubinina: Hey Kyle, Just found your comment - it is April, so not sure if you hav...
  • Jim: thanks, subscribed...
  • Eli: Just a last width point, I find the "98mm" of the Atomic Backland to be ple...

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