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    5/9/06: Dakine Nomad Pack at Steep & Cheap $26.56

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    Cool deal. Do you know if it comes with the water reservoir? ie, is it just a backpack that you can put your own camelback reservoir in, or does it come with it?


    *Edit* I bought 3 of them! Keep'em until they wear out, i've been killing camelbacks lately.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    sounds like it comes with the reservoir from the description. I'd be surprised if it doesn't.
    This is the pack I'd been looking at to haul up my full face & pads.
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    According to the Dakine site it comes with a 100 oz bladder.

    That's a good price...
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    I got my wife a Dakine pack from Steep and Cheap last fall. It did come with the baldder and a nice one at that. They ship quickly too.

    Sign up for the Daily Dose while you are there.
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    Thanks for the heads up. Picked up a couple.


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    thanks. bought one too,

    well needed replacment for my hawg

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    They just added a black camo one too.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Just grabbed the black and camo one.

    I'm so trendy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    They just added a black camo one too.
    And just sold out of them.

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    Thanks Squeaky. I just ordered one. Man they're giving them away.
    Too bad they SOMBODY scooped the last black and camo one.
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    They do this daily.
    For those who don't know, Steep & Cheap posts one item daily and when it's gone, it's gone.
    Every deal is smoking. It's worth getting on their email list for daily alerts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    They do this daily.
    For those who don't know, Steep & Cheap posts one item daily and when it's gone, it's gone.
    Every deal is smoking. It's worth getting on their email list for daily alerts.
    www.woot.com is another good one... not just sporting goods. New deal everyday. They both have widgets if that is your thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    They do this daily.
    For those who don't know, Steep & Cheap posts one item daily and when it's gone, it's gone.
    Every deal is smoking. It's worth getting on their email list for daily alerts.
    Watch it on skis and boards. This winter they showed current year product pictures, and sent out the previous year merchandise. It upset some people.

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    That's understandable. I probably wouldn't be too happy getting last year's stuff if it was advertised as new. Particularly with ski gear where big changes sometimes occur.
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    Thanks, I got one in red. I'd been looking for a Nomad too-smoking deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Thanks Squeaky. I just ordered one. Man they're giving them away.
    Too bad they SOMBODY scooped the last black and camo one.
    Red is your color, isn't it?
    Nothing to see here.

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    I'm such a sheep. I took a look and couldn't help myself. Thanks for the heads up Squeak.

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    "Thanks Squeaky. I just ordered one. Man they're giving them away.
    Too bad they SOMBODY scooped the last black and camo one"


    'Zilla, Don't worry, the red is faster...

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    Sweet, thanks Squeak. Too bad I missed out on black camo, but I'll take the red. Was looking for something to haul protection, also.

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    Red is faster...Don't I know it.
    I've got two other red packs in almost new condition.
    No worries though. Can never have enough red.
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    Shame the shipping costs to the UK are over $45!!
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    Sold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Sold out.
    Contact SoulflyNYC. Maybe he'll sell you one of his three for $50
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    niiiiiice......... I'm a loser....

    There I was. Sitting on my couch eating oatmeal, listening to the radio and reading this post at 7am-ish PST. I figured, I'll just log on at work for a minute and order one when I get there.... Well, a jacknifed big-rig on the 15north and 1.5hours later I make it the 12 miles to my office and they are ALL GONE.... crap....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Contact SoulflyNYC. Maybe he'll sell you one of his three for $50
    Its a blessing in disguise. I've got 4 Camelbaks, 3 hiking backpacks and a couple other random ones I've picked up over the years. I certainly didn't need it, but need rarely comes into question with me.

    I guess I should always read the Turner forum first, not sure what I was thinking...

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    See, red is fast!

    Soulfly's made a smooth move!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Thanks Squeaky. I just ordered one. Man they're giving them away.
    Too bad they SOMBODY scooped the last black and camo one.
    Sorry man. Wouldn't have matched the "Money-Shot Green" ride anyway
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    Wow! The UPS ship notification already came in.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Wouldn't it be cool if there was a site like Steep that only did MTB gear?
    I'd prolly have to burn my cc'ds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Wouldn't it be cool if there was a site like Steep that only did MTB gear?
    I'd prolly have to burn my cc'ds
    That would be great...









    ....if I wanted to get a divorce
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    Got mine in the mail today. Defective bladder. Leaked all over the floor. Junk bladder. Wet socks...

    The mouthpiece will not seal... it comes right off in my hand. Shot water in my eye when I filled the crappy bladder.

    Dakine failed the test. To the pile of worthless gear it goes.

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    [QUOTE=DamoNNomaD]Got mine in the mail today. Defective bladder. Leaked all over the floor. Junk bladder. Wet socks...
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    Maybe you should go see a good urologist?

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    No I don't feel so bad.....

    I wasn't able to take advantage of that Dakine Nomad deal so I ended up looking elsewhere. The bladder inside my hydration Pack is a newer Camelback 100oz, so it is still good. Though the pack itself is older and in need of retirement. I looked around for respectable pricing and came up with a great bag. I was shopping at Costco for their MULE and they were out. At $59.99 for the 2006 C.B. MULE, I thought it was a respectable deal. I didn't find it, but they had a really good pack for only $19.99 I know what you are thinking... It is a P.O.S. Actually, it has tons of organizer pockets and compartments. Even has a roll out helmet net. I took out the bladder and put in my Camelback 100oz and it works out great. It's called the Soak-2. (It was specifically made for Costco by High Sierra. Yes, I called High Sierra. http://www.hssc.com/index.jsp) If you live near a Costco, I suggest you check it out. I have owned several diferent packs and this one is great. Unfortunately there are no pictures on the High Sierra or Costco websites to show you all. Maybe tonight when I get home I'll post a couple of my own. Definitely a pretty slick pack, especially when it is only $19.99.... I haven't even tried the bladder, but will have it as a backup. That being said, I still have dry socks, a working mouthpiece and an extra $10.00 to $15.00 even after the $1.50 spent on a soda and kosher hotdog Costco lunch...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamoNNomaD
    Got mine in the mail today. Defective bladder. Leaked all over the floor. Junk bladder. Wet socks...

    The mouthpiece will not seal... it comes right off in my hand. Shot water in my eye when I filled the crappy bladder.

    Dakine failed the test. To the pile of worthless gear it goes.
    I'll take the pack off your hands then. PM me if you don't want it and I'll buy it sans bladder.

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    What a deal...

    Just took delivery of that Dakine Nomad pack...Wow... for $34.99 shipping and tax included you cannot beat it. I should have picked up second one for myself, cause this one's gonna make a fine gift...


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    I did the impulse thing and ordered one too. It hasn't come yet but I don't really need it so if anyone wants a red one for what I paid plus shipping you can PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamoNNomaD
    Got mine in the mail today. Defective bladder. Leaked all over the floor. Junk bladder. Wet socks...

    The mouthpiece will not seal... it comes right off in my hand. Shot water in my eye when I filled the crappy bladder.

    Dakine failed the test. To the pile of worthless gear it goes.
    I didn't get my Nomad via Steep&Cheap - but bought one late last year and the bladder that came with mine has been SOLID!

    I know for a fact Dakine had pretty crappy bladders in their pack 2 years ago, but decided to use different ones for 2005 (mine is a Nalgeen). Maybe you got one of the old ones?

    the pack is killer tho...I have both the Apex and nomad and love em' both!!

    sorry to hear about your bad experience.

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    i picked one up. surprised how quickly it shipped out. supposed to be here tomorrow. can't say i need it, but that price was too good to pass. i'll be replacing my Camelbak Rim Runner.

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    Bargan Packs...Beware...

    Quote Originally Posted by jonsocal
    I wasn't able to take advantage of that Dakine Nomad deal so I ended up looking elsewhere. ... I didn't find it, but they had a really good pack for only $19.99 I know what you are thinking... It is a P.O.S. Actually, it has tons of organizer pockets and compartments. Even has a roll out helmet net. I took out the bladder and put in my Camelback 100oz and it works out great. It's called the Soak-2. (It was specifically made for Costco by High Sierra.
    I was wandering through Wallmart and found this pack and thought it was a super bargan. $29 bucks lots of pockets slick design single adjustable strap yoke all kinds of very useful features The bladders were excellent in that the hose was threaded on both ends. The mfgr Outdoor has a good website and seems like a good well established company.

    The problem turned out that the straps all pulled out of their stitching. I went through three of them in three days. (returned each one). Also Too bad the bite valves all leaked...non stop. Fortunately WM takes everything back no problems. Perhaps they were unloading a bunch of defectives I don't know.

    So anyway check your new packs carefully before you take it out on a good long ride.
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    Put my CamelBak MULE bladder in the Nomad. I'm not to happy about that, but I am happy with it. The pack is nice, but it will take several rides before I know if it is better than the MULE. That will be a hard task to pull off as I like this years MULE. I can carry my Canon 350xt digital SLR in my MULE with all my gear. I don't know if I can do it with the Nomad.... We will see in the days to come. I can fix the Dakine bladder as well if I put my mind to it.

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    Did you contact Steep & Cheap?
    They're run by Backcountryoutlet.com and I bet they'd take care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Did you contact Steep & Cheap?
    They're run by Backcountryoutlet.com and I bet they'd take care of you.
    I know they would. I don't hold anything against them and modding the mouthpiece almost seems like a nice challenge at this point.

    This is just a blem mouthpiece. I am over it. AND! It will be BETTER when I am done teching it!


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    My Wingnut pack uses the same bladder system as the Dakine. I don't particularly care for the mouthpiece either and replaced it with a standard camelback piece. It just took a bit of persuasion to stretch the tubing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsocal
    they had a really good pack for only $19.99 I know what you are thinking... It is a P.O.S. Actually, it has tons of organizer pockets and compartments. Even has a roll out helmet net. I took out the bladder and put in my Camelback 100oz and it works out great. It's called the Soak-2. (It was specifically made for Costco by High Sierra. Yes, I called High Sierra.

    I picked one up too and fitted it with a camelback bladder. Other then that its better designed then any camelback I had. looks solid for 19.99!
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    Marzz,

    You actually posted the exact pictures that I was going to post. I had that little cardboard deal ready to go into my home scanner... I have taken mine on two rides so far and it has worked out great. I even filled my Camelback bladder to the full 100oz to see if it would still fit all of my gear and it did without any issues. What a steal! Enjoy yours bro!

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    BZ,

    Maybe you should make a trip to Costco too...

    Off of the subject, your bike looks CRAZY-SICK!! I am jealous of all that custom painted Bling!! DAMN.... (Even though it's a Turner....) ;-) , Those were some sweet ride pics too. If you're ever make it to So-cal I'd be stoked to ride with you.... (Or if I ever make it to NY)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsocal
    Marzz,

    You actually posted the exact pictures that I was going to post. I had that little cardboard deal ready to go into my home scanner... I have taken mine on two rides so far and it has worked out great. I even filled my Camelback bladder to the full 100oz to see if it would still fit all of my gear and it did without any issues. What a steal! Enjoy yours bro!

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    I dig all the pockets and compartments. Never been so organized
    Heres where I got the pics from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artnshel
    I did the impulse thing and ordered one too. It hasn't come yet but I don't really need it so if anyone wants a red one for what I paid plus shipping you can PM me.
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    jsocal, Yeah I hear raves about Costco from coworkers all the time, I gotta check them out. The HS pack looks sweet! Esp for only $19 bucks. It's cheaper and looks better made than that Outdoor crap I took back to Wally-world.

    I also paid thorugh the nose for a Deuter Race Backpack. Nicely designed externally but absolutely no seperations inside...just one big arsed bag where all my stuff just moshed around. Impossible to find things trailside w/o setting up a yardsale. It's in my spares bin now. I'm running a HAWG.

    Tnx on the bike comments. I'm always up for a ride with good peeps...brand rivalry only matters on-line.

    Is it just me or aren't the Camelbak bladders nearly impossible to focking open???
    I wish I could find somekind of lug wrench for this thing.
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    Is it just me or aren't the Camelbak bladders nearly impossible to focking open???
    I wish I could find somekind of lug wrench for this thing.
    I use a large spanner wrench to open mine. I just open it up to fit the little "handle" spot and twist. I leave it next to my filling area. I don't care if you are Superman, the bladder opening is a real pain. Even with the 12" wrench I am surprised at the force needed to open it. I try not to make it so tight, but that just makes me nervous. Sometimes my CamelBak has a lot of money in electronics in it.

    The wrench works great though. It is nice to own the CamelBak now instead of it owning me.


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    I used ONE DROP of Wesson.....

    Getting my Camelback open while on the trail sometimes could be tough. I decided a while back to try one drop of Wesson Oil and put it on my index finger. I would then take out that rubber O-ring out of the cap for the bladder and lightly cover the O-Ring with the one drop of oil. From there replace the ring and you are good. It isn't perfect all of the time, but I have never had to resort to a spanner since doing this. I have never tasted any oil in my water, but it is important to use a very, very small amount of oil. I also do not use dish soap to clean out the bladder. I rinse it out with warm water and clean sponge. From there I place it in the freezer over night while leaving it open. (no water) The next day, it is good to go. The freezing kills the bacteria.
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    I tried using olive oil on the seal and filler lip. It did not help me a bit.
    When cleaning the pack I usually fill it with water then add some antibacterial dish soap and mix it up w/o an air pocket to avoid foaming it. Then I force a fair bit out the hose to ensure the soapy mixture is in the hose. I let it sit overnight and then rinse thoruroughly. I'm not sure but don't think freezing kills all or even most bacteria. I do keep the filled bladder in the veggie drawer in the fridge to keep it chilled and slow the buggy growth between the infrequent washings. If it's empty I stuff it with 3 paper-towel balls to help it air dry.

    I'll try the adjustable spanner...shame it's needed.
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    Freezing won't kill the germs.

    I've found that rinsing & drying the bladder after every use keeps things nice & fresh. On rare occassion rinse the bladder with water and a capful of bleach. Rinse that out thoroughly. To remove the bleach taste then rinse with water & baking soda.
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    Good suggestions Squeak. I figured that I'd better start doing some routine bladder cleaning when I found some mold growing in my bite valve on the last ride.

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    If I've only been drinking water I will rinse and reuse. But once every two weeks I drop a couple of denture tablets in there and leave it over night then rinse reel good and I'm fine .Every so often I do the bleach thing like is said above just to be sure, especially after using any power drink mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    i picked one up. surprised how quickly it shipped out. supposed to be here tomorrow. can't say i need it, but that price was too good to pass. i'll be replacing my Camelbak Rim Runner.
    shouldn't have opened my mouth. UPS never attempted to deliver today. re-scheduled for Monday. must be hard delivering in a town of 9000 people.

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    Mine came in yesterday. Looks really good. I can't wait to go to Mammoth this Summer. I'm gonna' look like a real freerider now.

    I love being a Turner poseur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    I know for a fact Dakine had pretty crappy bladders in their pack 2 years ago, but decided to use different ones for 2005 (mine is a Nalgeen). Maybe you got one of the old ones?
    We got ours from Steep and Cheap yesterday. Looks like the old bladder. I recently bought a Nomad and it came with a Nalgene bladder. I have the old style bladder in my Apex pack. Never had any problems with it. The Nalgene bladder has a removable hose, which the older one doesn't.

    I've been using the Nalgene cleaning tablets about once a month. Keeps it nice and fresh. No nasty taste.
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    This just in...

    Desk delivery:


    First observations compared to my HAWG:
    -It's heavy. My first thought when I picked it up.
    -The bladder looks like crap and smells like an innertube. Even the wallmart pack had a better bladder.
    -The internal cap-keeper does not look like it will last.
    -The bladder opening is too small.
    -Vertical seperators in the small items pockets???
    I'm thinking the raised neopreme backing wont flow air as well as the meshed kind on other packs.
    -The bite valve seems like all the other ever-leak valves I've had.(we'll see)
    -Padded waste belt sides a unnessary heat generator. Mesh would have been fine.
    -Not enough external pockets.
    -There is no bladder hanger inside to keep the it from sliding down. I also like the HAWG's rear access to the bladder.(yikes, there's a joke in there somewhere)
    -The sides compression straps have no take-up other than a rubber band....Now I know why El Chingon always seems to be riding with streamers.
    -The key keeper is way too deep inside.

    I do like
    -The external minipocket (key keeper solution)
    -The hose guides
    -The hinged hose base.
    -The hose insulator.
    -The helmet holder...won't do a FF? That's sort of the purpose no?
    -The price

    At a glance I prefer my C'back for a variety of reasons, but for $35 shipped it's a decent deal, and a decent backup.
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    [quote=Bikezilla]Desk delivery:



    I have that same Calendar at my desk. oh..and a red and camo version of that bag too.
    Nothing to see here.

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    I'm selling mine. Bought it for CBHarping, but she's happy with the Jansport she has.

    It's the black/camo. Unopened and unused, just as it arrived. $30 (includes shipping in the US) via PayPal and its yours. PM if interested.
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    I'll Trade ya for my red one
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    Here's a link to my ad in the classifieds: LINK

    Here's a pic of the black/camo:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    -The helmet holder...won't do a FF? That's sort of the purpose no?
    It does hold a FF:
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    kewl. I think the litature said it would only hold an XC helmet. I see creativity solves that nicely.

    Judging from that picture you really Need my red pack.
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    Yup. It holds my Giro Remedy full face just fine.
    Although the model Nomad I received doesn't have the two loops at the bottom to hold armor so I carry mine with the side compression straps. Sounds like we got last year's model which is still A-OK.
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