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post #91 of 187
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You don't buy skis next season, that's when they cost too much. You should have already done your shoppingsmile.gif

 


Steve,  you obviously are unaware of my superior shopping skilz.. Scored my 2012 TST's for $500 shippedbiggrin.gif

 

post #92 of 187

Photobucket Getting some 56 customs made by Brazen Snowboards. I like rollerskating on snow. These are 2nd gen boards. Just got them last week. If they ride as good as my goofy Bigfeet will order 8 pair. If not will be on 3 gen boards.

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Photobucket Getting some 56 customs made by Brazen Snowboards. I like rollerskating on snow. These are 2nd gen boards. Just got them last week. If they ride as good as my goofy Bigfeet will order 8 pair. If not will be on 3 gen boards.


/thread.  So awesome.

 

post #94 of 187

The good news is I am buying 4 pairs of skis for next season--and 4 pairs of boots. The bad news is they are for my wife and 3 sons, who have been on rentals for a few years and are ready to have their own. After that (2012) I'd like to spring for the Bonafides, which will give me a 2-ski quiver with the Volkl AC30 at 80mm and Bonafides at 98.

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The good news is I am buying 4 pairs of skis for next season--and 4 pairs of boots. The bad news is they are for my wife and 3 sons, who have been on rentals for a few years and are ready to have their own. After that (2012) I'd like to spring for the Bonafides, which will give me a 2-ski quiver with the Volkl AC30 at 80mm and Bonafides at 98.



Jeff, that is sooooo awesome!  I love to see a whole family skiing together.  But.....just wait until your 3 sons blow by you on their new gear.  I'm not sure who'll be smiling more, you or them!

 

post #96 of 187

Will be looking for a pair of 100-105cm skis for my 5 y/o daughter.  She has 93cm skis, but is growing like a weed and will be moving onto more challenging slopes.

 

Did a "quiver shift" and picked up some 180 Bonafides from PhilPug and some Mojo 15s from consignment sale.  Why?  Wanted something more exciting on groomers when skiing with my wife/kid that was also versatile in tracked out/low snow.  I also sold my Stocklis and CRJs (had a buddy who wanted them badly), so had the dough to pull the trigger on the Bonafides.

 

Will also look at a 115-125mm soft snow ski and demo stuff like 186 EHPs, 184 Rocker2s, 186 ON3P Billy Goats or 191 Caylors, 183 Benchetler, DPS Lotus 120.  Why? Cuz it's fun to try stuff out!

 

 

post #97 of 187
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Will be looking for a pair of 100-105cm skis for my 5 y/o daughter.  She has 93cm skis, but is growing like a weed and will be moving onto more challenging slopes.

 

Did a "quiver shift" and picked up some 180 Bonafides from PhilPug and some Mojo 15s from consignment sale.  Why?  Wanted something more exciting on groomers when skiing with my wife/kid that was also versatile in tracked out/low snow.  I also sold my Stocklis and CRJs (had a buddy who wanted them badly), so had the dough to pull the trigger on the Bonafides.

 

Will also look at a 115-125mm soft snow ski and demo stuff like 186 EHPs, 184 Rocker2s, 186 ON3P Billy Goats or 191 Caylors, 183 Benchetler, DPS Lotus 120.  Why? Cuz it's fun to try stuff out!

 

 


We have sone "New" packages at the shop for about 125-150 w/ bindings & mounting. 

 

post #98 of 187

There is a good chance I won't get out of PA this year or if I do it will be just up to NY so I am continuing my "de-quivering" that I will be doing for the 3rd season now. I am down to 3 pairs of skis and will be at 2 pairs this year. Planning on selling off my powder skis since they won't see any use again this season and my Fischer Cool Heats are getting skied out. Keeping my Blizzard Magnum 8.7s. If by some miracle I can make the Gathering I will just take the 8.7s and just be happy to be there.

 

I want to add a "carver" that is really good in the bumps. Since I will be here I want to focus on bump skiing all season. The Cool Heats are just too stiff to ski bumps all day. Any suggestions on what to get? I'm not seeing many bump friendly skis out there these days between being either really wide or really stiff (or too soft to perform like I want). What to do?

 

 

post #99 of 187

Just threw down on some PM Gear Lhasa Pow 186's.  Clear tops.

Lhasa Carbons.jpg

 

and picked up some 154 Kiku's for the lil lady.  What made me spend my hard earned cash?  My grandmother in law died on monday, and I said, F it.  Life's too short to not ski what I want to ski on.

post #100 of 187

I guess I need a new pair of 165 SLs, cos my edges are way too thin now - I'll see if I can find a FIS racer's 2010 or 2011 cast-offs for cheap.

 

And the boy needs some 175-ish SGs.

post #101 of 187

Just ordered a pair of these (2011 model).

 

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Edited by MidwestPete - 8/26/11 at 1:20pm
post #102 of 187
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Just threw down on some PM Gear Lhasa Pow 186's.  Clear tops.

 

and picked up some 154 Kiku's for the lil lady.  What made me spend my hard earned cash?  My grandmother in law died on monday, and I said, F it.  Life's too short to not ski what I want to ski on.


Sorry about your families loss and life is to short, so I am glad you went for those damn sexy Lhasa's. I have the older 196's and love them on a deep day.  If the 186's aren't for you, send me a pmwink.gif

post #103 of 187

Thanks.  And I'll do that.  Can't wait to get them out this year.  

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Jeff, that is sooooo awesome!  I love to see a whole family skiing together.  But.....just wait until your 3 sons blow by you on their new gear.  I'm not sure who'll be smiling more, you or them!

 

 

The middle boy (12) is a daredevil and will blow past me one of these days, but the others are unusually cautious -- both have had fear of heights and the youngest is still somewhat in the grip of it :( . However, some intense hiking near Chamonix this summer along steep trails (while holding my hand) has shown him what real mountains are like (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57999076), so he is realizing the minuscule hills around here are merely that.

 

 


 

 

post #105 of 187

Rather than "planning" I decided to go for the 178cm Rossi S7's given that these puppies seem to go fast.  Was implored by many to go for the DPS Wailer 112's instead but I didn't...not sure why...maybe I'll get a chance to try 'em vs. the DPS's and hopefully not be proven wrong....

 

Now back to bikingsmile.gif

post #106 of 187

I'm going to keep my Contact 4X4 for the 2011-12 season as my all purpose ski when I only want to bring 1 pair of skis.  These are the best all-purpose eastern skis I've ever used.  Can't figure out why D-Star wouold drop them from their lineup.

 

For those trips when I'm taking 2 pairs of skis, I picked up a pair of Sultan 85s and a pair of Omeglass Ti skis. Been looking at adding either a pair of GS skis or twin-tips to round out my quiver.  That should get me through this season.

 

 

 

 

post #107 of 187

I don't have any kids yet, but an old friend of mine whom I recently got back in touch with, and that has a 7 year old has enlightened me as to one of the biggest benefits to having a kid is.  It gives you an excuse to buy toys!  This is an outlook that never crossed my mind before, and I thank him for it.  If I can buy more skis, R/C Cars, Bikes etc. etc., it makes kids seem way less terrifying. :)

post #108 of 187

Not only that, you can satisfy your cravings with $50 boots and $100 skis!

post #109 of 187

I got tired of lugging both my slalom skis and Gotamas up to the mid station at the end of the season; conditions are rock hard in morning and soft in the afternoon. So I treated myself to a tweener ski, a Fischer Watea 94, good deal at sportconrad.de.

post #110 of 187

On that same note, I'm looking forward to getting my daughter on skis, so instead of heading to the mountains for a "me" day, it'll be classified as a father / daughter day instead.  Win-win right there.
 

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I don't have any kids yet, but an old friend of mine whom I recently got back in touch with, and that has a 7 year old has enlightened me as to one of the biggest benefits to having a kid is.  It gives you an excuse to buy toys!  This is an outlook that never crossed my mind before, and I thank him for it.  If I can buy more skis, R/C Cars, Bikes etc. etc., it makes kids seem way less terrifying. :)



 

post #111 of 187

Just threw down on some PM Gear Lhasa Pow 186's.  Clear tops.

Lhasa Carbons.jpg

 

 

 

Guroo..these are gorgeous!  I got some last year...191s.  I have yet to be out on them but I'm psyched.  I do love the clear topsheets though!

post #112 of 187

K2 Crossfires

Elan Apex (thanks to Dawgcatching)

Volkl Gotama (the older pre rockered ones)

DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid (bought these at the end of last season and only spent two days on them up at Stowe and had a blast on them.  So easy to ski in the fresh stuff and so very quick turning in the trees).

post #113 of 187

Must get a slalom ski for Masters. I'd love a pair of D2s but I'll take whatever race stock ski I can find that's cheap.

 

A pair of SG boards. Again, whatever I can find.

 

And if I find a big wad of dollars in an old coat I'll have to get a cheater GS ski of some kind cause my GS12s kick my ass on a tight course.

post #114 of 187

I ordered Atomic D2 GS 169cm, 17M TR.  These are the non FIS ones. Should be here early October. For the first time ever, I'll have current year skis! yahoo.gif

 

I also bought my daughter new skis - 2012 135cm Fischer SL WC and a 2011 150cm Fischer GS WC

 

I'd like to get a cheap 165 SL race ski but it would probably have to be used.  I'll try one of the swaps coming up.  Should probably get a cheater in that too.

 

Ken

post #115 of 187
I'm still liking my three year old AC50's, as uncool as they are in the flipcore world... will probably try the Cochise if I'm lucky enough to catch a big powder day, but I have a pretty good time on my AC50's in powder... what am I doing wrong? wink.gif
post #116 of 187
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I am debating what I want for a hard snow ski..Sooo many choices. I am set already with my Bonafides & DPS 112RP Pures at that end. 


Same boat.  I'm set with the other stuff, but the demise of my much-beloved 186 Fischer Big Stix 84s leaves a gap in the quiver. 

 

Well, Phil and the Start Haus consignment sale took care of filling that gap.  188 Kästle MX88s with Jesters ($599) and 180 Fischer Big Stix 8.6s with 17-DIN Tyrolia Freeflexes ($100) purchased.  Quiver is set.

 

 

post #117 of 187
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Just threw down on some PM Gear Lhasa Pow 186's.  Clear tops.

Lhasa Carbons.jpg

 

 

 

Guroo..these are gorgeous!  I got some last year...191s.  I have yet to be out on them but I'm psyched.  I do love the clear topsheets though!



Thanks.  I had them shipped to my office and have been out of the office for a solid week and they've just been waiting for me.  Busted em out this morning and they are AWESOME.  The carbon fiber is a bigger(?) weave than I thought, but they definitely rock the house.  Can't beat the "made in the U.S. of FKNA" either.  Can't wait to ski them.  I'm hoping i don't have to buy new skis for a few years to come.

 

post #118 of 187

Hellbents !!!

In order to look so rad. That is all.

 

Seriously though, just to complement the quiver of skis from 80 up to a 150 mm waist.

 

 

post #119 of 187

Not much of a wish list cause i bought them already this summer but the quiver is:

 

Atomic Crimson Nomad

Atomic Bent Chetler

 

What more could you want for Jay Peak?

post #120 of 187
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I guess I need a new pair of 165 SLs, cos my edges are way too thin now - I'll see if I can find a FIS racer's 2010 or 2011 cast-offs for cheap.

 

And the boy needs some 175-ish SGs.



And my luck came in. '10 Head SL RD 165cm with great bases and plenty of edge left. Perfick.

 

New SL skis

 

10-20 DIN FF Pro binding with loads of metal is bomber, if a bit overkill for my skiing.

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