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Re: Gear Basket

Postby fisheater » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:50 pm

I'm just going to tell myself it was better to pay full retail and break them into my feet and my feet only. After all, I had a wise man once answered a post of mine with, " It is not hygienic to ski in somebody else's tracks".

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Re: Gear Basket

Postby bgregoire » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm

fisheater wrote: " It is not hygienic to ski in somebody else's tracks".


Fortunately, that only applies to snow! And those boots on ebay still have the tags on em!
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Re: Gear Basket

Postby Johnny » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:35 pm

Better trust your instinct. These so-called wise men could actually be smoking crack, or most likely innocent clowns with very complex reversed nonsense of humor...

From Neptune:

Return & Exchanges
If you find that you need to return a purchase that you’ve made from Neptune Mountaineering, we’ll be happy to refund your money or exchange the item subject to the following criteria:
-Items must be returned within 30 days & accompanied by the original receipt
-All returned items must be in new & unused condition (including footwear)
-All original tags should be attached
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Re: Gear Basket

Postby fisheater » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:10 pm

Mine come Saturday, I will be north, sliding on rental snow with my son. I will try on my new 45's Sunday when I get home. If they fit, they may be going back to Colorado. Well, if they don't fit they will going back to Colorado too!
I guess I will see what happens on Sunday.
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Re: Gear Basket

Postby bgregoire » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Johnny wrote:innocent clowns with very complex reversed nonsense of humor...


Humm... sounds vaguely familiar.

Hey Fisheater, whatever you do, just make sure you end up with at least one pair of boots! That wise-crack actually taught me a thing or two about ehbay purchases: its NOW or never!

8-)
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Re: Gear Basket

Postby Johnny » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:58 am

fisheater wrote:If they fit, they may be going back to Colorado. Well, if they don't fit they will going back to Colorado too!

Ahahaha! In my native tongue, that would translate into "Buy it NOW!"
I have read somewhere that some freaks own like 5-6 pairs of Alaskas...

bgregoire wrote:That wise-crack actually taught me a thing or two about ehbay purchases: its NOW or never!

I can't believe it's still available. That wise BenGreg also reminded me of an important lesson lately: Sharing is cool. Destiny might have a few bad surprises for you if you don't share your leads or killer deals... ;)

Just read earlier this morning: (in The life of St Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure)
"I should be accounted a thief by the great Almsgiver were I to withhold that which I wear from him who has greater need of it than I."
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Re: Gear Basket

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Re: Gear Basket

Postby bgregoire » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:41 pm

Anyone still using SNS X-Adventure bindings and interested in trying out comfy and well-constructed Alfa boots? There are a bunch of Alfa Montanas on sale here:

https://www.skitrucks.com/adult-cross-c ... AFncx9Ki71

Obviously, these are older boots, just can't say how old though.
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Re: Gear Basket

Postby Smitty » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:40 am

bgregoire wrote:Anyone still using SNS X-Adventure bindings and interested in trying out comfy and well-constructed Alfa boots? There are a bunch of Alfa Montanas on sale here:


Thanks for the tip Ben! My in-laws are still using SNS-XA and don't want to switch out bindings. I will definitely pass this along.

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Re: Gear Basket

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