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post #61 of 178

Fischer Watea 120 - Deep Days!

Fischer Watea 98 for majority of the rest other than maybe a progressor 900 for early season.

post #62 of 178
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

It seems that this will be the season where thinking about and talking about a certain ski will turn into skiing on it. reality will occur in that interface where the p-tex meets the pow.



For me - The P-tex hit the pow with great results, which is why I have these skis.  

Just sayin' biggrin.gif

 

Hey Dave, maybe next time I yell "hi Dave!" you'll recognize me and actually allow me to take a run with you.  

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post #63 of 178

Rock skis -

Head Monster i. m85s from a few years ago. 

 

General one ski quiver - 

Atomic Nomad Savage Ti, my loves. 

 

Fischer RX-8 when I want to swerve around like bat out of hell. 

 

On deep powder days I generally demo something from a shop with which I have a connection, but I can't seem to commit to a pow ski enough to buy. Probably because I can just keep demoing for free! The Fischer Watea 120 nearly stole my heart. 

 

 

post #64 of 178


did someone just yell my name? nah, hearing things again. Dave, you're so vain...redface.gif

 

I'm sure I didn't hear or process what you said. damn.th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Next time I'm loosening buckles, changing goggles for sunglasses, un-zipping the jacket, and otherwise preparing to boot, and you say "you'll catch up" and I say "no I won't" let's resolve to hike together. As my friends say now days: "If I hike with Dave, I won't be tired at the top!" a real change, but I'll live with it, and I often have pleasant company hiking easy.

 

so, long story short, lookin' forward to it this season.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post




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Hey Dave, maybe next time I yell "hi Dave!" you'll recognize me and actually allow me to take a run with you.  

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post #65 of 178
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

I have not bought most of this yet but plan to.

 

183 Dynstar WC GS skis - GS racing

180cm Blizzard Bushwacker/Dukes narrower everyday ski

177cm Blizzard "the ones' /Duke Rock/rock touring skis

 

want to sale

 

174cm Blizzard 8.7 hardsnow skis will sale for 300 shipped who wants them? With the bushwacker these will not see much use.

 

to be bought

190cm DPS Lotus RP112/Dukes everyday off trail ski

 

possible 4th skis

 

185cm Rossi Schimitar - basically a full rockered S3 with better all- mountain manners.

 

 




Having a real problem not picking up a pair of Bushwackers for Juneuary on Hood.

post #66 of 178

191 cm Hart Javelin GS w/Head Freeflex 17 for racing and going fast

 

190 cm Elan Boomerang w/Rossignol Axial2 140 XXL for Powder and going fast

 

188 cm Hart BarHopper w/Dynastar PX14 Legend for less Powder but still going fast

 

183 cm Kneissl Fly Star w/Salomon S914 for Park and going fast

 

 

Retiring

 

179 cm K2 Public Enemy w/Tyrolia Mojo 15

 

 

Already purchased for 2012 / 2013

 

185 cm Dynastar 6th Sense Distorter

 

 

 

 

post #67 of 178

On Behalf of Skiergirl777 whom is slacking on her forum posting....

 

 

165 cm 4frnt Madonna w/Head Mojo 15

 

166 cm Roxy Helter Skelter w/Look PX12 Jib

 

169 cm K2 Missdemeanor w/Salomon STH 12

 

 

 

post #68 of 178

These three skis will go with me every day I ski..(with other test skis as they appear)...

 

General Groomer Carving:

Anton Dynamics UFOria XA

127-78-116 r=11.2m @ 162cm

EU ski construction, USA suspension hardware.

 

Eastern Boilerplate GS Weapon:

IDOne  TTR GS - 103.5-68-90  r=27.16m @ 190cm

Japanese

Vertical laminate core of Japanese Maple and Beech, Seamless stainless steel edge. FIS (old) regulation GS geometry.

 

Any 3-dimensional snow (shallow or deep), or groomers when everyone else is on caving skis and I want to shake things up with a railing fat ski:

DPS Wailer 112 RP Hybrid  (in Yvette Glacier Blue)
141-112-128 r=16m @ 178cm (eastern tree noodler)

 

 

 

post #69 of 178

Rossi Smash,

What are the Volkls above the Rossis? Was that thier slalom ski circa 1996 or so?

post #70 of 178



 

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Originally Posted by brn2skifst View PostRossi Smash,

What are the Volkls above the Rossis? Was that thier slalom ski circa 1996 or so?



There are 3 pair above the Rossi if I see where you are looking....a late  60's Zebra, the infamous Renntiger R circa 1983 and the P9 SLC from '91-93ish

 

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post #71 of 178

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.

post #72 of 178
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View PostThis is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.



Not around here  biggrin.gif

 

 

Nobody ever mentioned ANYTHING about normal.... wink.gif

 

 

post #73 of 178
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.



 



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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post





Not around here  biggrin.gif

 

 

Nobody ever mentioned ANYTHING about normal.... wink.gif

 

 



Rossi is correct, we are dealing with the Lunatic Fringe here (and on the internet in general). Skiingaround, I am sure there is something in your life that you are outside the norm be it bikes, baskets, knives, thimbles, food, beer, photography or whatever that you have an unusual passion for. 

post #74 of 178
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.

 

I don't know anyone who buys a new quiver of even two or three skis at the beginning of each season and then throws them away at the end.  Even the shop-affiliated people I know, who seem to have the newest quivers, will sell the older skis at what I presume is very close to what they paid.  For most of us, building a quiver is something you do over a period of years, and you typically don't swap it out wholesale.

 

I have skied 50-60 days per season for the last six years, and am hoping to increase that now that I've bought a house two miles from the Alpine Meadows base lodge.  If I were skiing one pair of skis, I'd probably use up a pair a year.  So a quiver makes sense for me, not just to have specialized skis for particular conditions, but also to keep from destroying their value.

 

I have seven pairs of skis in my current quiver.  Two of them -- 190 DPS Wailer 112RP and 188 Kästle MX88 -- make up the lion's share of cost.  The other five pairs cost me $900 total, including bindings -- and one of them is mounted with a $400 pair of Marker Dukes.  I look for deals, often buy used (I am the first owner of only two of my seven pairs), make trades, look for prior years' models, and buy in the off-season.  

 

For this coming season, I spent $700 on new-to-me skis (the Kästles and a pair of Fischer Big Stix 8.6, both barely used) and sold two pairs for $575.  A net investment of $125 in skis, broken out over the course of my season, works out to about $2 per day.  I can live with that.

 

It is a commitment, no question.  And it's definitely not something that makes sense for a casual skier.  But we're a self-selecting sample -- casual skiers don't tend to spend much time on a ski website unless they're looking for something particular.

post #75 of 178

Atomic Nomad Crimson

Atomic Bent Chetler 

 

'nough said!

post #76 of 178
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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

 I look for deals, often buy used



I'm right there with you.  My Fischer Progressor 10+ were a slightly used ebay deal, as were my volkls and the snowshark.  The K2's were new in the wrap but were 2006 models I bought in 2009 for the princely sum of $100.

 

post #77 of 178

Everyday - plenty of snow - Blizzard THE ONE 177 - 75% at Big Sky

Not quite so much snow, early season, snow drought, - Salomon Custom 172

Groomer Zoomer, carving, and bumps - Dynastar 4x4 172

Rocky, likely to be damaged - Dynastar 4800 174

 

Wish I could make most of these one size longer for 2012.

Hope to ski enough this year to wear out or just ditch two of these old paints.

 

post #78 of 178
Thread Starter 

Deep days: 186 Moment Night Train with Dukes

Hard snow/ all mountain: 178 Rossignol Phantom sc80 with Barons

Early/ Late season/ rock skis: 175 Fischer AMC cruise with salomon sth14

Park: 178 Rossignol Scract Sprayer with Rossignol Axium 110

Backcountry Jib: Night Trains

post #79 of 178

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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.

The difference between yourself and us, we are decadent Americans.  It is our duty to support the economy one way or another.wink.gif  Me, I choose to blow most of my free cash on skiing 

 

post #80 of 178
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post





 





Rossi is correct, we are dealing with the Lunatic Fringe here (and on the internet in general). Skiingaround, I am sure there is something in your life that you are outside the norm be it bikes, baskets, knives, thimbles, food, beer, photography or whatever that you have an unusual passion for. 

 

I want to see skiingaround's thimble quiver!

 

One day I think I will pull out all my Adidas Climacool Feather II's and photograph them ... I have more than a quiver. I never got either of these, though, so a finder's fee is in effect (men's 8 or 8.5 would do):

 

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post #81 of 178

all i got is my ancient dynastar racers that i picked up used at replay sports, wich i will use for work, icy days, and general crap skiing, (if i can find some one who will futs with the bindings because no one knows how to deal with them anymore) then my 09' apache recons for better stuff and fun out east, then my ullr's chariots for when i need a does of happiness or i find myself in heaven for the weekend.

post #82 of 178
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.



You're right, that is most people's limit. But this is a biased sample. You're at a website for people whose idea of a good time when they can't ski is to talk about ski gear. Or skiing. Or where to ski. Or how to get ready to ski. Or how to ski better. Or how to recover from a ski injury so they can ski some more. Do you detect a pattern? You spend your deposable income on food and shelter and transportation. We spend it on gear and skiing. To us, this makes perfect sense. Now excuse me, I have to go adjust the doorway on my cardboard box. wink.gif

post #83 of 178

Beer League - Dynastar Course 66 Speed 182cm bought from another Bear

Woods Ski when the snow is old - 05-06 Dynamic VR17 Slalom 173cm bought new 5 years ago for $65

Daily Magic Mountain Driver - 09-10 Dynastar Sultan 84 178cm bought from another Bear last year...virtually new

First new ski in years - Armada JJ 185cm for woods when the snow flies here and for when we go to Utah/Tahoe.  Bought from a local shop whose price was better than online.

 

Retiring/Passing on:

Nordica HR Afterburners 178cm - I can't try to sell these with a clean conscience - my hatred of the system binding on them is well documented here

Scott Punisher 191cm - these are on the Gear Swap page...they're hardly used and a great deal.

post #84 of 178

OMG! People on a ski forum own more than one pair of skis???  I'm totally shocked.  I bet if you go to a mountain-biking forum, everyone there will own just one bike.  We must be insane and extravagantly wealthy.

post #85 of 178

I will be starting the 11-12 season with:

 

Blizzard SLR Race IQ 160 for my Slalom races and for free skiing after races.

 

Volkl Racetiger RC 173 for my GS races and for free skiing after races.

 

Volkl AC30 170 for just about everything else including my western trips.

 

I hope to add this season a wider ski to take out west.  I have been eyeing the Blizzard Bonafied 180 or the Rossi Experience 98 180.  I may or may not get rid of the AC30's.  I am leaning towards keeping them so I won't be tempted to narrow down a bit for my western ski and just ski the AC30's here in the east where it really shines anyway.

post #86 of 178
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

OMG! People on a ski forum own more than one pair of skis???  I'm totally shocked.  I bet if you go to a mountain-biking forum, everyone there will own just one bike.  We must be insane and extravagantly wealthy.



QFT.  Skis are a great way to deal with gear whoredom as you can have a bunch of skis for the cost of 1 "entry level" DH Bike.  MTB and skiing is a horrible combination financially speaking.

post #87 of 178


So all this time that you have been constructing arguments against current ski designs, it's really been your self-limiting practice of owning just one pair of skis.

 

For skiing out west, your assumption is in-accurate. most people are not limited to one pair. because they only ski on one pair at a time, it is difficult to see that they actually own several pair.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

This is crazy. Who can afford a 'quiver' of skis. Skiing is expensive enough without us lot adding more expense by making it seem normal to have more than one pair of skis. Maybe if you buy a new pair, you'd have a pair of rock skis for early season, but that's about most peoples' limit.


 

 

post #88 of 178
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Originally Posted by SuboptimusPrime View Post
 MTB and skiing is a horrible combination financially speaking.

This brings up nice contest: Which is the worst "other" sport to combine with skiing? (Criteria must include, but not be limited to, financial hardship.) MTB is inspired, since besides being expensive, with luck you'll break something in your upper body that will limit your ability to plant poles. A case could be made for climbing, since the travel can be $$ and there are those irritating toes to lose that we use to initiate turns. But I'll go with owning a horse. Huh? Well, first, it's appropriately expensive; think of a horse as a gold-plated food processing machine that periodically requires a few dozen benjamins for the vet and another pile to the insurance co. Then add in someplace to keep and provision said horse. Municipalities frown on keeping a horse in your kitchen. Finally, again with luck, you'll get thrown off a few times, often while jumping over something unyielding, and sufficiently scramble your brains, ribs, and back that the first day of the ski season you'll get on the lift backwards, fall off and break a leg. 

 

Other candidates?hijack.gif Anything from the car racers here?

 

Oh yeah, quiver: Coupla elderly Rossi WC's for racing. Blizzard G-power, Stocki Rotor 84, Mojo 90 ( but it's 6,500 miles away), MX88, S7, The One, 112RP, Olympus Mons. Will probably sell the S7's and Olympus Mons upon receipt of the 112's, perhaps insert something in the 98-102 area as a most-days western/travel ski. (Current candidates MX98, Bonafide, PB&J.) Hard to say about the Rotor. Don't use it very much anymore but it's fun. 

 

 

post #89 of 178
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

OMG! People on a ski forum own more than one pair of skis???  I'm totally shocked.  I bet if you go to a mountain-biking forum, everyone there will own just one bike.  We must be insane and extravagantly wealthy.



Six pairs of skis, three mountain bikes, one road bike, four surf boards, fishing gear (fly and beach), an addiction to travel, sane and otherwise broke.

 

Dollars per piece of equipment, I think my road bike wins; constant repairs, always replacing something to shave weight or gain performance. Just spent $400 to save 212 grams per pair of shoes (well they do have stiffer carbon soles).

 

post #90 of 178

^^^^^I think you won the most cash spent on toys unless there is a Bear here with a serious auto racing car/habit.wink.gif  For me, just four pairs of skis, four surfboards and a pretty cheap mountain bike.

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