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post #91 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Yep, some days!
You have some serious issues that you need to work out with yourself! I brought three pairs of skis on a trip to the Alps for two months... and skied on only two of them! :
post #92 of 178
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
I am very happy to hear that. I was worried about going to CO and skiing in the thin air at an altitude 3 times the height of the highest ski area in New York, and riding a chair with no safety bar. Dizziness might be a factor
Loveland, Colorado is the only place in Colorado that I've been to (not that I've been to all of the Colorado resorts) that doesn't have safety bars on any lifts. There are a few other chairs that don't have them, but really -- they're pretty wide-spread.
post #93 of 178
So I'm probably going to go skiing tomorrow and I'm probably going to take a big dump in the handicapp stall and I'm probably going to eat a hunk of cheese that I bring to the hill at the bar. I want to make sure it's o.k. with Atomicman first though.
post #94 of 178
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Trivial? I've got 1" cut clear through my $250 ski pants. Trivial?

I'd say thats a perfect example of trivial.

Get some seam seal and duct tape, cover two pieces of tape with seam seal on both sides, and put one covering the cut on the inside, and one on the outside. Your pants are functionally good as new, and if you're the type of person that is concerned with appearances and the opinions of strangers, no one will even notice that little patch all the way down on your ankle.

A similar patch has covered a foot long tear on my pants and held strong through a washing, and about 100 days of skiing, a lot of which were spring backcountry and involved plenty of bushwacking through trees.
post #95 of 178
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
You have some serious issues that you need to work out with yourself! I brought three pairs of skis on a trip to the Alps for two months... and skied on only two of them! :
Seems to me your quiver envy is showing!

I like skiing on different skis Sue me:
post #96 of 178
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Originally Posted by PBR View Post
So I'm probably going to go skiing tomorrow and I'm probably going to take a big dump in the handicapp stall and I'm probably going to eat a hunk of cheese that I bring to the hill at the bar. I want to make sure it's o.k. with Atomicman first though.
I give you permission to make a fool of yourself tomorrow, just as you've done today!
post #97 of 178
I have now finished reading through this entire very important thread. I guess I have never noticed these "boarders banging into my skis" on the lift issues, but then again, I'm fairly tall. Perhaps my skis just hang below everybody else's equipment?

As for Max and Atomicman... I have the perfect solution for your "problems". It's called Mad River Glen. It's in Vermont. They have a single. I guarantee that you can position your skis however you want on that chair and nobody is gonna scratch 'em, kick you, or anything else.
post #98 of 178
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
I don't care what you have on your feet. Just DON'T YANK THE BAR DOWN ONTO ME!!!!!!
I ask people that do this if they would like to be hit in the head. When they say no and act bewildered I tell them hit me with the bar in the head again, and I'll punch you in the face. Never done it, but it usually elicits an apology and hopefully an increased awareness.

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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
What really pisses me off are boarders who sit in the middle of the trail.
(Well, that and the baggy clothes. I mean, isn't it retarded ?)

Anyone had this issue too ?
I really just hate the french.

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
LOUD NOISES!


Wow, I mean wow. Skiing is an expensive sport. Not everyone can afford to pay for $15 lunches 100 days a year. Thats two pairs of skis, easy, each season. Even when I'm making good money and can afford to pay for lunch, I try not to, it just seems like such a waste.

People that bring brown bag lunches are often the heart, soul, and sometimes backbone of your ski area. I'm sure all the patrollers, when skiing on their off days, either bring brown bag lunches or just skip lunch. If you think patrollers don't have a RIGHT to eat wherever they damn well please maybe you need a wake up call.

Oh, you should add some more rules to your litttle list such as

- Don't stop in possible slide paths, takeoffs or landings
- Don't make pointless little traverse paths to nowhere in the landings or runouts of cliffs.
-Don't make turns across the entire run when you're skiing slowly on groomed runs searching for that perfect turn. Other people might want to pass you

Ever broken any of those? If not, I bet you're the type of person that drives 20mph under the limit and gets mad when people pass you. If not that, then something else. No one is perfect. Most peopel do things because they don't know any better. Maybe a polite word would increase their awareness without increasing tension. Maybe all the clueless gapers could teach you a thing or two about relaxing and enjoying your life.
post #99 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I give you permission to make a fool of yourself tomorrow, just as you've done today!
Irony.
post #100 of 178
Max, I ride with boarders almost every lift ride. Some are even mountain safety or paramedics. Never have that problem. Ahead of time I check out which way they ride, if needed I'll ask if they want to switch spots before we head in to load. I've been told by boarders it's easier to add a skier on a quad than a 4th boarder due to room constraints. Been told, don't know if true. But no problems. Skiers who like to spread out though......

I'm with MilesB,,,, she was flirting w/ya ! You just may be a generation too old to have figured it out though.
post #101 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Seems to me your quiver envy is showing!

I like skiing on different skis Sue me:
I have no quiver envy from you or anyone else... I have consistently skied for several companies over the past 12 years and currently can design and build my own custom skis at any time. I literally give away my surplus skis to needy people every year when the pile gets too large.
Bringing six pairs of skis on a day trip is still excessive if you ask me.
post #102 of 178
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
I ask people that do this if they would like to be hit in the head. When they say no and act bewildered I tell them hit me with the bar in the head again, and I'll punch you in the face. Never done it, but it usually elicits an apology and hopefully an increased awareness.



I really just hate the french.




Wow, I mean wow. Skiing is an expensive sport. Not everyone can afford to pay for $15 lunches 100 days a year. Thats two pairs of skis, easy, each season. Even when I'm making good money and can afford to pay for lunch, I try not to, it just seems like such a waste.

People that bring brown bag lunches are often the heart, soul, and sometimes backbone of your ski area. I'm sure all the patrollers, when skiing on their off days, either bring brown bag lunches or just skip lunch. If you think patrollers don't have a RIGHT to eat wherever they damn well please maybe you need a wake up call.

Oh, you should add some more rules to your litttle list such as

- Don't stop in possible slide paths, takeoffs or landings
- Don't make pointless little traverse paths to nowhere in the landings or runouts of cliffs.
-Don't make turns across the entire run when you're skiing slowly on groomed runs searching for that perfect turn. Other people might want to pass you

Ever broken any of those? If not, I bet you're the type of person that drives 20mph under the limit and gets mad when people pass you. If not that, then something else. No one is perfect. Most peopel do things because they don't know any better. Maybe a polite word would increase their awareness without increasing tension. Maybe all the clueless gapers could teach you a thing or two about relaxing and enjoying your life.

Dear Maggot,

Per usual you have misquoted and misinterperted wat i said, so let's set the record straight!

I never said folks should not bring nor eat a Brown Bag lunch, I said they need to do so in the areas so designated by the resort i ski at! Apparantly too much to ask for you.

How did you construe this to have anything to do with patrollers??? They never hang out with the public at lunch and have their own area where they hang out and eat! I am sure if they did decide to brown bag it with the public they would follow the rules and do it in the Brown bag designated area!

If you are going to ski and patronize a ski area it is your responsiblity to know better. Ignorance is no excuse! And listen to yourself, people need to be educated on simple things like don't walk all over other folks skis or bang 'em up on the chair and walk up and down the stairs in a manner that makes it easy for others. come on, man, this is simple stuff that when not adhered to negatively affects everyone's existence! What happened to the golden rule. Everyone knows that one don't they???

But as can be seen on all highways and byways, stairways, entrances, exits and charilifts and slopes we have disintegrated to a mannerless, rude society that is self absorbed and oblivious to common courtesy and their suroundings! Sad isn't it!

No I have not broken any of your listed rules.

And no I don't drive my elitist prick V-8 340 HP S4 Avant at 20 MPH below the speed limit. On the contrary you can't catch my elitist prick ass!!!!

And Maggot, I am relaxed you should see me when I get wrapped around the axle!!!!
post #103 of 178
Who skis at resorts where gaper families can actually brown-bag lunch? I am above all that riff-raff! Ha, ha, ..
post #104 of 178
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Who skis at resorts where gaper families can actually brown-bag lunch? I am above all that riff-raff! Ha, ha, ..
Yeah, I know where I ski is a pitiful place!:
post #105 of 178
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
Get some seam seal and duct tape...
I've found that duct tape and dryers are not a good combination.
post #106 of 178
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
A similar patch has covered a foot long tear on my pants and held strong through a washing, and about 100 days of skiing, a lot of which were spring backcountry and involved plenty of bushwacking through trees.
Okay, this just reads scary. A washing & 100 days of skiing ? As much as I try to ignore laundry during ski season, I won't let my kid get past 2 weeks, okay, maybe even a month of skiing without his ski britches getting washed. But, 100 days ? I'm adding the numbers up & come up with,,,,
1. 1 wash in 100 days could = Alone, on the lift. Max, there's your ticket ! Just do the numbers, just how many years with no washings = how many solo lift rides can you get out of that 1" tear to those expensive pants ? Priceless ! No worries though , you can pay me later.
post #107 of 178
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
I have now finished reading through this entire very important thread. I guess I have never noticed these "boarders banging into my skis" on the lift issues, but then again, I'm fairly tall. Perhaps my skis just hang below everybody else's equipment?

As for Max and Atomicman... I have the perfect solution for your "problems". It's called Mad River Glen. It's in Vermont. They have a single. I guarantee that you can position your skis however you want on that chair and nobody is gonna scratch 'em, kick you, or anything else.
You didn't understand, I solved it, I don't ride with them!
post #108 of 178
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
You didn't understand, I solved it, I don't ride with them!
Ever had a situation where there is absolutely no lift line, you push out to the chair, and just as you are about to sit down you have boarder buddies on both sides of you!
post #109 of 178
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
I have no quiver envy from you or anyone else... I have consistently skied for several companies over the past 12 years and currently can design and build my own custom skis at any time. I literally give away my surplus skis to needy people every year when the pile gets too large.
Bringing six pairs of skis on a day trip is still excessive if you ask me.
That is really neat-o you can design and build your own skis. Tell someone who cares! Thanks for your opinion: I think I'll bring 8 pair tomorrow!
post #110 of 178
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Ever had a situation where there is absolutely no lift line, you push out to the chair, and just as you are about to sit down you have boarder buddies on both sides of you!
I'd jump!!!
post #111 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
That is really neat-o you can design and build your own skis. Tell someone who cares! Thanks for your opinion: I think I'll bring 8 pair tomorrow!
You don't really SKI do you?
post #112 of 178

sudden realization...

OK... After mulling over some of this stuff in the last hour I was at work, and chuckling to myself over the futility of negativity in general, I revisited this thread after I got home out of perhaps morbid curiosity. I read some of this stuff and came to the sudden realization... Atomicman may be the ultimate closet gaper. Who brings six pairs of skis for HIMSELF for a single day? Two words: weather report : The same guy who goes to the lodge *gasp* at the same time as everyone else (the 12:00-1:00 rush! AARGH!) and still doesn't think to pack a lunch & eat on the hill or have a few snacks & go in at 2:00 when the lodge is dead for a quick in & out. : The same guy who's pissed he's stuck behind John Q Public and his whole family at the ticket line practicing their wood piling with their equipment when if he was as GNAR as the shirt he overpaid for says he is he would have been waiting for the first chair when John Q was cooking eggs for little Johnny and Sally Q Public. : I don't think anyone's quiver envy is showing, I think your GAPE is showing so how about some humility to your fellow skiers, pro and d-bag alike?!?! Dude if you really want to get mad, be mad at yourself for missing the boat, seriously. If you're mad because you have to drag your family to the hill too, that's really nobody else's fault either. Skiing is supposed to alleviate stress, not cause it, and if crowds and dealing with family responsibilities are what piss you off then maybe you should look into backcountry skiing. Maybe have a dad's day out without the family. Nobody loves everything they see, but if you let stuff like that get you fired up then you end up making yourself crazy and its not worth it and it's definately not healthy. Being peeved because somebody whacked you in the shins with a snowboard is understandable. Wanting to set everyone in the cafeteria on fire with a stare because they thought the same thing you did- just five minutes sooner- is not. Deep breaths... WOO-SAH!
post #113 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Dear Maggot,

Per usual you have misquoted and misinterperted wat i said, so let's set the record straight!

I never said folks should not bring nor eat a Brown Bag lunch, I said they need to do so in the areas so designated by the resort i ski at! Apparantly too much to ask for you.

How did you construe this to have anything to do with patrollers??? They never hang out with the public at lunch and have their own area where they hang out and eat! I am sure if they did decide to brown bag it with the public they would follow the rules and do it in the Brown bag designated area!

If you are going to ski and patronize a ski area it is your responsiblity to know better. Ignorance is no excuse! And listen to yourself, people need to be educated on simple things like don't walk all over other folks skis or bang 'em up on the chair and walk up and down the stairs in a manner that makes it easy for others. come on, man, this is simple stuff that when not adhered to negatively affects everyone's existence! What happened to the golden rule. Everyone knows that one don't they???

But as can be seen on all highways and byways, stairways, entrances, exits and charilifts and slopes we have disintegrated to a mannerless, rude society that is self absorbed and oblivious to common courtesy and their suroundings! Sad isn't it!

No I have not broken any of your listed rules.

And no I don't drive my elitist prick V-8 340 HP S4 Avant at 20 MPH below the speed limit. On the contrary you can't catch my elitist prick ass!!!!
Ok, first from a logical perspective.

You appear to think its ok for you to break the rules (speed limits) but its not ok for people to eat their brown bag lunch at a table.

Second, the comment about elitism was referring to your condescending comments towards "cheap" people just because they don't have as much money as you. I mentioned patrollers on their off days, because those are the kinds of people that bring brown bag lunches. It had nothing to do with common courtesy at all.

I just can't understand people that look down at others because they aren't rich. It sickens me.

I am also of the opinion that having to deal with all of the rich people's overbuilt base villages at otherwise perfectly good ski areas is far worse than a few gapers. One is just a minor inconvenience, the other is a blight on the landscape.

I would much rather lose all the elitists than all the dirtbags.

Lastly, you can expect all the common courtesy you want, but you aren't going to get it. I've found you get more when you smile and are nice to people rather than scowling all the time as I'm sure you do.
post #114 of 178
P.S. Dropcliffs... You can count on me being needy, and if you'd like to get rid of ANYTHING I'd appreciate a PM... I'm down to my Mojo 90s now that I sold my carvers to my lil bro who I got hooked on skiing... So let a brotha know when the quiver is too much to bear!
post #115 of 178
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
Ok, first from a logical perspective.

You appear to think its ok for you to break the rules (speed limits) but its not ok for people to eat their brown bag lunch at a table.

Second, the comment about elitism was referring to your condescending comments towards "cheap" people just because they don't have as much money as you. I mentioned patrollers on their off days, because those are the kinds of people that bring brown bag lunches. It had nothing to do with common courtesy at all.

I just can't understand people that look down at others because they aren't rich. It sickens me.

I am also of the opinion that having to deal with all of the rich people's overbuilt base villages at otherwise perfectly good ski areas is far worse than a few gapers. One is just a minor inconvenience, the other is a blight on the landscape.

I would much rather lose all the elitists than all the dirtbags.

Lastly, you can expect all the common courtesy you want, but you aren't going to get it. I've found you get more when you smile and are nice to people rather than scowling all the time as I'm sure you do.
So now I speed?? never said that and I don't most of the time! My comments had absolutly nothing to do with money! you brought that up with the comment you had to delete when you crossed the line!

I don't look down on anyone or up for that matter from a financial prospective. that all came from you, maybe some kind a chip on your shoulder their maggot?

I expect courteous enlightened behavior from everyone, certainly not based on financial position! Wow!
post #116 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Dear Maggot,

Per usual you have misquoted and misinterperted wat i said, so let's set the record straight!

Expecting common courtesy form folks qualifies one as an elitist prick does it?

I never said folks should not bring nor eat a Brown Bag lunch, I said they need to do so in the areas so designated by the resort i ski at!

How did you construe this to have anything to do with patrollers??? They never hang out with the public at lunch and have their own area where they hang out and eat! I am sure if they did decide to brown bag it with the public they would follow the rules and do it in the Brown bag designated area!

If you are going to ski and patronize a ski area it is your responsiblity to know better. Ignorance is no excuse!

No I have not broken any of your listed rules.
You mean there are ski resorts that segregate brown baggers ?????
Is there a sign ? Is it in English ? Are they gonna jerk my entire family's season passes 'cause we didn't see the non-existent sign ? Your tellin' me I'm not an elitist now ?!!! I'm totally at odds with this new situation.

Well, in all reality I've only seen 1 such sign. It is a "tiny" alcove of a deck at Heavenly. The couple of tables are actually set with cloth tableclothes, napkins, and there is actually a waiter ! He will refill water glasses in that alcove also & take your order & bring your food ! But then, I'm the only member of my family that has a pass there & I'd probably have to eat there alone, considering who I ski with. And that is why that lil alcove is "empty".

I'm thinkin it's time to start a new thread. List the ski areas that exlcude and or segregate brown baggers. I'd really like to know. Which areas DO NOT ALLOW any food to be brought in to the general eating area. Alcoholic beverages not to be included in the thread as each state has it's own laws pertaining to that.
post #117 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I expect courteous enlightened behavior from everyone, certainly not based on financial position! Wow!
This whole thing comes down to lack of common courtesy. I know others want to point out that a lack of common courtesy is evident everywhere we go, and to some extent that is true, but I see more of it at the mountains. Don't know why, but its certainly the case.
post #118 of 178
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
P.S. Dropcliffs... You can count on me being needy, and if you'd like to get rid of ANYTHING I'd appreciate a PM... I'm down to my Mojo 90s now that I sold my old carvers to my lil bro who I got hooked on skiing... So let a brotha know when the quiver is too much to bear!
You indeed do sound like a noble cause. Way to get your bro into skiing! You just changed his life.

Atomicman, on the other hand, sounds very un-needy and apparently gets pissed-off whenever he goes skiing.
post #119 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
So now I speed?? never said that and I don't most of the time! My comments had absolutly nothing to do with money!
I saw it as being the one undercurrent theme in almost all your comments. You said a lot of things akin to "I paid money so I have more right to everything". I don't just mean the lunch thing either.


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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I expect courteous enlightened behavior from everyone, certainly not based on financial position! Wow!
I expect everyone to be idiots, because we all are. Everyday I am pleasantly surprised at how good people can be too. I'm sure you've made your share of mistakes, because EVERYONE has.


Try to take a deep breath and enjoy your skiing days. This argument is getting old to me, and I'm sick of looking at a computer screen. Have a good night.
post #120 of 178
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
OK... After mulling over some of this stuff in the last hour I was at work, and chuckling to myself over the futility of negativity in general, I revisited this thread after I got home out of perhaps morbid curiosity. I read some of this stuff and came to the sudden realization... Atomicman may be the ultimate closet gaper. Who brings six pairs of skis for HIMSELF for a single day? Two words: weather report : The same guy who goes to the lodge *gasp* at the same time as everyone else (the 12:00-1:00 rush! AARGH!) and still doesn't think to pack a lunch & eat on the hill or have a few snacks & go in at 2:00 when the lodge is dead for a quick in & out. : The same guy who's pissed he's stuck behind John Q Public and his whole family at the ticket line practicing their wood piling with their equipment when if he was as GNAR as the shirt he overpaid for says he is he would have been waiting for the first chair when John Q was cooking eggs for little Johnny and Sally Q Public. : I don't think anyone's quiver envy is showing, I think your GAPE is showing so how about some humility to your fellow skiers, pro and d-bag alike?!?! Dude if you really want to get mad, be mad at yourself for missing the boat, seriously. If you're mad because you have to drag your family to the hill too, that's really nobody else's fault either. Skiing is supposed to alleviate stress, not cause it, and if crowds and dealing with family responsibilities are what piss you off then maybe you should look into backcountry skiing. Maybe have a dad's day out without the family. Nobody loves everything they see, but if you let stuff like that get you fired up then you end up making yourself crazy and its not worth it and it's definately not healthy. Being peeved because somebody whacked you in the shins with a snowboard is understandable. Wanting to set everyone in the cafeteria on fire with a stare because they thought the same thing you did- just five minutes sooner- is not. Deep breaths... WOO-SAH!
Well dude, you are so off base and weird!

I never complained about tkaing my family to the hill or even mentioned my family, where did you get that.

i had nmo choice for many years but to be in the thick of things on the hill and the lodge because both my boys raced for over 10 years. Lunch time is lunch time between training sessions (and I was training masters) this all is on the weekends and you really had no choice.

I don't wait in the ticket line, i have a season's pass! Wow! I am almost always at the hill 1 1/2 hours before the lift opens, ha, ha My Gape is showing becuase i like to ski on different skis during the day? What an idiotic statement. I like changing skis! Variety is the spice of life, Try it you'll like it!

Where i ski the weather report is meaningless. And if you believe any ski areas reports, i feel sorry for you! I never criticised folks for sitting and eating their purchased lunch. Where I ski brown baggers are not allowed in the lunch area except in the brown bag room. more power to them just don't sit where the paying customers sit!

all those woodpiling of skis happens on the way to and from the car not in the ticket line which I am never in. You have a vivid imagination and keep making things up that i never said or did!

Yeah, I am a closet gaper, that's it!:
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