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Summer sessions: How to test skis at Mt. Hood this year

By C.J. Feehan - Former editor in chief

Armed with this information and our interactive map, navigating the Mt. Hood testing scene will be a piece of cake even for novices.

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Backshop: How to put your skis away for the summer

By SR Staff

An ounce of prevention, as they say, is often worth a pound of cure.

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Backshop: Flex of gold

By C.J. Feehan - Former editor in chief

Everything you need to know about selecting the best boots for an optimal season.

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Backshop: The Bevel’s in the Details

By Eric Williams

Initial assessment: Scrape and brush factory wax, clean with wax remover, check base for fl atness with truebar, check base and side bevels, check sidewall for trouble spots.  Sidewall and top sheets: On traditional, sandwich- constructed skis, fi le the tip and tails back with a cross cut file or panzer; 15 to 20 degrees […]

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