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and you can help me deciede.

the metolius el cap looks cool, and has been definitly proven worthy.

but is the yates fat sac bitchin enough to justify spending more than a hundred bucks over the metolius?


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goto the local bar and stay there closing....you can pick up any pig you want...big, small.short,tall the pig choice is yours


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Yo Tim,

You guys got plans?

Kim


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i wouldn't say i have any real plans yet, but they are bigging to hatch and will certainly involve yos. :D

common you guys know me, i'll definitly spill the beans on here well in advance!

but one things for sure, the bd touchstone bags that worked great on the diamond are definitly not grade 6 adiquate.


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Get a fish. Not the world's best suspension, but plenty functional. Bag is every bit as bomber as anyone elses. Spend the extra money on beer, a econoledge, or whatever.

Fish: $149 (goes toward's killing Russ' liver)
Metolious: $240 (goes to an ego stroking company)
Yates: $375 (goes to a good guy who makes good stuff)


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Russ has been tweaking his suspension system on his bags. i was going to test one of em on the column, but it fell through, so i didn't get to take it out for long, but i had over a hundred pounds in it and it was pretty nice. its not as beefy as the metolious i was able to get cheap, but it does the job and not painful. if i was going to buy brand new, i would get a fish


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you mean something like that:
http://i.timeinc.net/...s_large/hogzilla.jpg


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Tim,

You just missed two EBAY auctions each for a fatsack for $79.95. They got no bids and so didn't sell. If it was Russ selling, I'm sure you could still get one or both of them. Do a search on completed items and track them down.

Best, Kim

Edit: Opps sorry, not the fatsack, but whatever Fish's big sack is.


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Want to buy my lightly used Metolius El Cap? It's so big I can't carry it.


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You can have my ex-gf. Thats one big bitch.


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I have an El Cap and like it. Ecept for one thing, the damn straps are way too thin. They are the same straps that come with thier smaller bags like the Quarter Dome. They cut through your shoulders like butterknives.

I also have an older Half Dome, that has thicker and more comfortable straps. I think the Half Dome is plenty big enough for most walls. it carries better because it doesn't stand up so high, and you can reach the bottom.


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El cap all the way man. That thing is huge. Use the money you'll save from not buying the Yates and buy some good beer, sausage, and advocodos to fill the extra space you will have.

Live like a king!!!


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valygrl, check yer pms.

so i guess the consensus is, the yates is probobly not worth it, unless you can score one on ebay?

(i'll have to keep an eye out!)


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Try to score an older Met Half Dome on ebay. 100 clams would be a good buy.

That would be my first choice. Trust me the new suspension hurts.

We carried ~80lbs of the PO this spring and I had bruises for weeks.
:shock: maybe the most miserable descent yet....for me at least.


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yeah i had bruises from the bd bags getting off the diamond. i'm definitly trying to avoid a repeat on that!


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Ebay has an A5 one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/North-Face-A5-Haul-bag-Grade-VII-Model-Aid-Climbing_W0QQitemZ230023092278QQihZ013QQcategoryZ1299QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I've got the same model as my big bag, no complaints. Mine wa also an Ebay special (sorry Russ).


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http://www.underbelly.com/...tent/19hogkilled.jpg
Now THAT'S a big pig!


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son of a gun, I look back at p1 and overlord already beat me to it!

...but that's still one huge freakin' pig.


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... you can have my ex-wife, she's really big, and well, a pig.

The only drawback is this one will only ever want to sit on the couch and watch TV eating junk food and yelling at you.

Still, it's free! Can't complain about that huh?

Cheers

Adam


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Tim,

Did you ever score a bag? There is a new Fish Grade VI on Ebay.

Best, Kim


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yeah i spotted that and am keeping an eye on it. i've been keeping an eye out on ebay for a good score, otherwise i'll drop bucks on a new metolius unit.

but damnit, i just -had- to deciede to build another mountain bike, so my wall spending has been momentarily distracted. i need to refocus, i need a bag, and a ledge, and godknows what else. spring will come up on me faster than i expect i'm sure.


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but damnit, i just -had- to deciede to build another mountain bike, so my wall spending has been momentarily distracted.

A man's gotta set priorities!

Kim

PS: I was out in your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago. Damn it's flat. How do you stand it? :?


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its just so hard to buy all these toys! sometimes i really wish i could just park myself in front of the tube and be content, wait, nevermind no i don't!



what makes you think i CAN stand it? anybody need an architectural facade consultant in a mountainous region?? i'm yer man!


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Oct 1, 2006, 10:34 AM
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dude, quit your job and get the f'k out of Chicago. Moving away from chicago was the best decision I ever made in my entire life.


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I second Lambone.

I moved out of Chicago, it was the best decision I ever made. Consider moving your consulting business to a city in the west, such as San Fran, San Diego or Denver.

Your weekend and three day weekend trip opportunities would be awesome.

:)

-Kate.

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