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  1. Quiver theory

    For sure. I could ski my Steadfasts every day and be mostly happy. They see about a 75% usage rate anyways. Last year I probably put 30ish days on my Steadfasts, 10ish on my Motives and 5 on my Vagabonds. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. Bretton Woods early season vouchers

    I picked up 1. Seems my routine in recent years is to hit BW on opening day for can drive, then do a second day on the cheap ticket. After that my legs are reasonably good for tackling Lynx at Wildcat. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  3. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Cheetah was definitely great much of last season as an all natural trail. I think one of the benefits of having it as a snowmaking groomer trail is that it forces people looking for natural snow on that side of the hill all onto Lower Wildcat. More traffic = better bumps. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. Best Brewery in Burlington?

    If people are into distilleries, Green Mountain Distellers in Morrisville is worth a visit when in Northern VT. http://greendistillers.com I think their vodka is phenomenal. Blows away garbage like Tito's. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  5. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Look forward to Bobcat opening every year for that reason. I just think Polecat is a huge priority for them being perhaps their signature trail. It's good for marketing early season when they can stake claim to a 2.75 mile novice run covering 2100 vertical feet. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  6. Quiver theory

    In a world where my wife didn't care, I'd go with an EC quiver of 4. Powder, Daily, Hardpack and Bump. I have all except for bump skis, though my hardpack skis are older now and don't really thrill me. If you have not skied them, the performance advantage of a modern bump ski over anything else in moguls is comparable to going from an old skinny ski to 105mm+ in powder. I enjoyed skiing Bumpout's so much last year that I may add a bump ski instead of getting a replacement hardpack ski. The Steadfasts perform well enough on ice when tuned. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  7. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Maybe, but I doubt it. The Catapult down to Bobcat might require a bit more snow than Lynx blowing edge to edge. Having Lynx enables them to open Polecat in sections as well. Early season when bored out of your mind skiing Lynx, having them quickly bring Upper Polecat online is nice for a bit of variety. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  8. 2018 Winter Gathering poll

    Poll doesn't show up on Android app for me Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. Wildcat 17-18 Season Thread

    Wildcat just released video of Cheetah getting new snowmaking pipe. Doesn't appear they are doing the regrading project of the entrance as Mountain ops had hoped for. I imagine that project probably would take years to get the USFS to agree to Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  10. Bootfitter Recommendations

    Definitely interested in hearing about your experience. Get any work done and if so at what cost? I'm heading to Plymouth on Tuesday. Hoping for much happier feet this season. Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  11. Please make it stop

    Will love that Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  12. Powder ski width

    Haha Maybe I'll buy them from you next Tuesday on my anniversary. See what my wife's reaction is and how solid our relationship truly is!
  13. Bootfitter Recommendations

    Looks like waiting might end up being a good call. This week Richelson sent out an email that they are doing a 25th anniversary sale. If you can make it in before October 21st, they are offering a full ski boot evaluation for $25. Their normal price is $75. I've got a message into them to schedule an appointment. The hope is I'm able to work with my current boot for a workable solution. I don't see these shells as being the 700 day solution that a properly fit shell should get according to them, but if I can spend a minimal amount of $$ and get another 2-3 seasons out of the boots with less pain, I'll be happy.
  14. Please make it stop

    I'll deal with the heat just as long as it doesn't have the insane humidity we had for six days prior to today. If Maria brings humidity hell to New England like Jose did, I might turn a little racist.
  15. Winter 2017-18 gathering planning

    I'd lump Loon in with those two. Usually they target a similar opening as Wildcat of around Veterans day Sent from my XT1565 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app

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