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Gathering Gear Check
Naw im going to be on SC cut with my fatties in case we get snow. knee is GTG no wheels needed this year
I think LS will do her 3s next fall
she just wants to get home then go ski with us hahaha
Brother D1, bring the MX78's and the Harts. (Not that I think those are the "best" choices, but we've got the same BSL, and I want to try 'em both.)
I'll bring along the Mythics and old Gotamas, non-rockered "Tokyo Nights."
I'm bringin' them all so I can be thoroughly confused each morning.
If I had to choose two I'd go for something skinny and slicy (K2 Cabrawlers) and something fat and turny (Bluehouse Maestros).
If I had to choose one, I'd buy Phil coffee and donuts every morning =)
Phil, you are bringing a bunch of new Blizzards, right?
Blizzard The Ones (98mm). Everyday driver for out West. Handle pretty much anything, and if they don't, it's more the driver than the ski.
First week of April could be anything in CO. Sorry, I know that doesn't do much for anyone trying to plan. If it were me and I was only bringing one pair of skis it would be the pair I felt like I ski the best on no matter what conditions. This season that would be my Scott Crusade (179cm, 92mm underfoot with a 15m sidecut). However, if we don't have any fresh snow and it's really warm (corn, slush, etc.) I'll probably pull out the Stockli Rotor 76 since it's a bit softer and turnier.
I think i'll bring my johnny 94's and debating if i bring a second pair and Old Boot is right about the courses. Most the courses are going on while we do the gathering or I could hit one in may, so I'll probably wait till next year and teach at a resort offering the course or pick one near by to save on costs. But skiing this year was great. The resort I taught at used me for pretty much all the advanced lessons. I still find it ironic that the easterner taught all of the how to ski powder lessons this year and how to be more comfortable in the chutes. Shush..... no jokes, made for a great year. I still taught a lot of school kids too..Can't wait to see you in CO Deliberate1. And the rest, ofcourse. Bring your widest ski since we'll either have snow or soft slush, probably not so much ice in the spring. We can check the weather before we leave.
Oh and I did get an extreme powder year.... See the new helm...
And this one too....
I'll be bringing the Mantras . . . and make a game-time decision about the second pair. Maybe some carvers for hard-packed (like the RX12s . . . if MikeC will let me) or something PHAT for spring dumps (like the Icelantic Nomads . . . if MikeC will let me).
Don't forget your retro set ups! I am not sure what I am bringing for myself, I will say there is a very good chance the box will be packed. Oh, and everyone..bring checkbooks...we would refer to leave with less skis than w arrived with.
Ah .......... Now if they were 98's...........that would catch my attention.
What were you skiing on at Blue Knob?
The first morning I skied MikeC's Kastle FX84s. That afternoon I switched to the Volkl Mantras and then stuck to those for the rest of the weekend. They're my go-tos.
I'll be on my Auras. I haven't yet found a day here when I would have rather had my Rossing Attraxion V's out and doubt I will. In fact, I haven't even adjusted the binding since I got my boots in December. Maybe I should think about selling them soon.
I was planning on the Blizzard 8.7s (new to me) and Watea 94s (new). I also have Fischer Progressor 9s... but I'm thinking that unless there are giant swaths of ice, I can probably handle most anything out there on the 8.7s.
You are free to choose whichever of my quiver arrows you would like D. FYI, there will be an addition to the quiver by then. Finn's 178cm MX88s!
You're safe, they're sold
You think UL's busted? PP sold MY MX98's!!!!!
With or without your permission? I seem to remember him commenting that he would never.......
Head SS Speeds, 170 cm. This way it will be sure to snow ever day since I don't have a "fat" ski. Actually I do. I can go from one extreme to the other, and if it does dump, I have a pair of Bluehouse Mavens down in my buddy's condo locker in Avon. I need to give these ski one more try before I confirm that maybe I maybe I was out of my mind thinking I would get any skiing utility out of these "canoes"
Hopefully next year I will be setup with a mid 80"s- 90's all mountain something or another. Unfortunately , "real life" has intervened and taken most of my discretionary "fun" money leaving precious little to fuel my gear lust. Plus when I get home, I need to shell out money for next years season ticket and locker at the home hill and another Epic Pass. New driveway; painting it goes on and on.
I look forward to seeing all of you and seeing your new gear and getting some ideas for next year and hopefully you can teach me how I can purchase more of what I want and less of what I need!
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