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tyler's Passions

Nordic Skiing
Backpacking
Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling
Sport Climbing

tyler's Bio

I used to write stuff for the Backcountry Blog:

http://backcountryblog.blogspot.com/

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tyler boucher wrote an answer about on November 12, 2009

The R4 will provide more insulation - the pile is much heavier and the wind barrier is heavier weight. The Hercules has a shell, however, so it is more weather-resistant and will be more breathable. The Delta SV (http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Arcteryx-Delta-SV-Fleece-Jacket-Mens/ARC0138M.html) is a heavier Arcteryx piece which will be more comparable to the R4, minus the wind-proof barrier.

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tyler boucher wrote an answer about on April 11, 2009

Basically the wool and cap perform similarly. The wool can go much longer without getting smelly, which is convenient for longer trips. It won't dry nearly as quickly, but I find it's more comfortable against my skin and it keeps me warmer. It also lasts longer. Probably not worth it for double the price, but if you can find it cheaper its definitely an upgrade.

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tyler boucher wrote an answer about on March 22, 2009

To add to the other response: Yes you're right, 2004 was the first year the Coiler was out. And..it came stock with a Marzocchi fork, so the 1 1/8 steerer tube is correct.

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tyler boucher wrote an answer about on March 17, 2009

You iron it in to the base of your skis with a wax iron. The proper technique to doing this is a bit complicated, but basically you're going to be crayoning it into the base and then ironing it in (gently, so as not to burn your bases). So you'd be putting it on as a base to protect your skis, and then applying more specific waxes on top of it.

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