Start early - Did you ever detune (after Y2K that is)?Did you ever covet a pair of Metrons? Did you ever ski Pocket Rockets as an all-mountain ski?Did you ever hoard Reliable Racing cinch-top boot warmers?Did you ever ski >50mm lift? And like it?Did you ever read a David Macphail article and have it make sense? On the first try?
Eh, the Wa is not so bad ... on rainish weekdays before the school kiddies show up. But, yeh, I used to believe they were all mountain, allatime - right up to the day @bklyn brought out her new Praxis and kicked my ass, hard, in the trees under John Paul lift.
Really was different - that GS feel was no joke- and we skied them longer. The rolly laugh emoticon was, strictly speaking, a response to my memory of the threads of screaming b*tthurt that were posted and festooned with "OMG HOW COULD VOLKL DO THIS TO US". Your post was so awesomely ironic, and having it come up during the week all those threads will disappear forever rather tripled the irony.