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post #91 of 178

well, i doubt he has the most gear. just finished school myself -- all 10 years of it and still making a meager budget. However i have 5 pairs of skis 3 mtn bikes and 1 road bike.

 

i think his story is the norm.. if i had more cash and more space i'd be in that neighborhood but wouldn't be buying things to make my bike lighter. still running on collegiate road bike -- its light at 17.5lbs and 10 years old to boot.

 

post #92 of 178

I'll be mostly at Mammoth and June and the surrounding backcountry. I'm 5'11" and ~145lbs.

 

Looks like I'll probably be on a whole bunch of 186cm skis:

 

186 Stockli Scot Schmidt Pro w/FKS: Firm groomers and early season

186 PM Gear Lhasa Pow w/Dukes: Everyday resort and touring

186 4FRNT Renegades w/FKS: Powder days

 

I might be going to Whistler for a week around New Year's. Should I take Lhasas and Renegades or Lhasas and Scot Schmidts? Unfortunately, I'll have to decide long before any forecasts are available.

 

The Renegades will likely be replacing 185 Praxis Pows as my powder skis. I wanted something that wouldn't lose much quickness in the trees while gaining some edge hold on windblown entrances and traverses. Plus the Praxis are really slow on flats and groomers, causing me to lose a few Chinese downhills...

post #93 of 178
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post^^^^^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.


You simply have no idea!!!  wink.gif

post #94 of 178
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

^^^^^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.


I use to have 4 cars......

 

now that was a quiver!

 

post #95 of 178

No one's mentioned owning a boat? Want to hemorrhage cash, that's the way to do it, so I'm told. 

post #96 of 178
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

No one's mentioned owning a boat? Want to hemorrhage cash, that's the way to do it, so I'm told. 



I believe the saying goes, "The two happiest days in a boat owner's life are they day they buy the boat and the day they sell the boat."

 

I have lots of gear for lots of hobbies.  At one point I had 7 pairs of skis but I have since trimmed the quiver down to 3 pairs and with a little luck I will have just 2 pairs when the snow starts flying around here.  Its not that I don't want more its that I have more hobbies that require my extra money.  I have a race car I am building which eats up a lot of cash.  I am also in to scuba diving, firearms, and photography, none of which are cheap hobbies.

post #97 of 178

I dropped all my other hobbies in order to afford the skiing one.

 

That includes selling my $1600 Mtn Bike.  seizing to operate R/C Cars (though I still have them all).  No more Car Stereos.  Don't own a boat.  Only own 1 car.

 

But got 6 pairs of skis and went to 18 mountains two years ago and 13 last year.  46 days and 33 days skied.

post #98 of 178

Dynastar contact Ltd for no new snow...

Nordica Radict for when new is more than 3"+

 

post #99 of 178
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post

Dynastar contact Ltd for no new snow...

Nordica Radict for when new is more than 3"+

 



Have you skied the Radict yet?  How is it?  I was considering those vs. my new Boomerangs...but Nordica never made a longer one.

post #100 of 178

+1 on photo equipment being a money-suck.  Once you start getting into quality high-end lenses, it can be painful.

post #101 of 178

I demoed the Radicts last year...

Very first day for the season...wound up in shin deep snow...was skiing my dynastars...but wondered if the demo shop at loveland had any fatties to try...

I wanted to try out the JJ's, but they were already out being used...the guy hands me the Radicts...I was like WHOA...he looked at me and said they are awesome....trust me...

Boy was he on the money...they are nimble, playfull, in my opinion very easy to ski...gave me no trouble at all getting to and from one lift to the other...

I tried many other fat skis throughout the year ...none matched the radicts...i tried the S7, Gotamas, Keeper, obsethed, none were as fun as the radicts...

I skied them through anything i could find, ruts, chopped up powder, on the sides of the runs..never ever had any issues, they went right through it all...

I never felt the need for a longer ski...

I wished that i had them many many times last season...so when i found a pair this summer i snagged them..no more wishing...

 

 

 

post #102 of 178
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post

I demoed the Radicts last year...

Very first day for the season...wound up in shin deep snow...was skiing my dynastars...but wondered if the demo shop at loveland had any fatties to try...

I wanted to try out the JJ's, but they were already out being used...the guy hands me the Radicts...I was like WHOA...he looked at me and said they are awesome....trust me...

Boy was he on the money...they are nimble, playfull, in my opinion very easy to ski...gave me no trouble at all getting to and from one lift to the other...

I tried many other fat skis throughout the year ...none matched the radicts...i tried the S7, Gotamas, Keeper, obsethed, none were as fun as the radicts...

I skied them through anything i could find, ruts, chopped up powder, on the sides of the runs..never ever had any issues, they went right through it all...

I never felt the need for a longer ski...

I wished that i had them many many times last season...so when i found a pair this summer i snagged them..no more wishing...

 

 

 


Last year the Nordica Rep told me they were going to make a 195 version.  I'm 6'5" and for a rockered ski 185 is too short.

 

post #103 of 178
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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

Snowing currently, or within the last day:  190 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid

 

Icy, hasn't snowed for a week or more:  194 Stöckli Stormrider XL

 

In between:  188 Kästle MX88

 

Rock:  176 Fischer AMC 79

 

Rock midfat:  180 Fischer Big Stix 8.0

 

Touring:  188 PM Gear Bro Model

 

Weaponry:  195 PM Gear Super Bro


Quiver requires thinking before having coffee and I'm getting lazier

Plan for this year: 196 Lhasa Pow all the time. Sharp under foot in case hard snow is encountered.


Although the 188 Kastle MX might be worth the extra mental effort. smile.gif


(look for some long skis in tgr gear swap soon..)
post #104 of 178

Nice.

 

To clarify my quiver, I expect the DPS and Kästles to live in the locker, and the rest to live most of the time at home.

 

Feel free to borrow either when the season is upon us....

post #105 of 178

Only addition to my quiver is the Fischer Watea 94, still unmounted, though I have a new pair of Barons ready. Didn't hit enough rocks to thin things out much last season, so the Coombas, Gotamas, Elan and Dynastar race boards and the old B2s mounted for touring are all still with me. 

post #106 of 178

Just finished the quiver this evening:

 

Sultan 85, 178 demo bindings

Blizzard Atlas 180, PX12ti from the much loved now retired MR's

Dynastar  6th Sense Huge Rocker 185, PX12 demo

 

Overlap with the Sultans and Atlas but given the summer prices no problem either keeping both or selling one.

 


 

 

 

post #107 of 178
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Originally Posted by Kuma View Post

Just finished the quiver this evening:

 

Sultan 85, 178 demo bindings

Blizzard Atlas 180, PX12ti from the much loved now retired MR's

Dynastar  6th Sense Huge Rocker 185, PX12 demo

 

Overlap with the Sultans and Atlas but given the summer prices no problem either keeping both or selling one.

 

 

 

 



Big mistake dude. You can't finish a quiver this early. It is like saying you finished your Christmas shopping in August...you will ALWAYS buy something else. Don't say I didn't warn you. 

post #108 of 178

Well, i've got ten ski seasons work under my belt, plus all those other seasons just skiing for my own benefit, and I only ever had one quality pair of all mountain skis. I remember when those Volkl supersports with the six or more starts came out, black skis with yellow stars, great for ice and really cranking a high speed turn, but rubbish in the bumps. But you know what, using that sort of ski in the bumps really was good for my skiing. You learn to adapt and learn to ski better.

One, maybe two pairs at most, is all the ski you need.

 

post #109 of 178
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Big mistake dude. You can't finish a quiver this early. It is like saying you finished your Christmas shopping in August...you will ALWAYS buy something else. Don't say I didn't warn you. 



I wish it were true. Have had a OSQ with the MR's for three years, 150 days total. Did have Gots for a short while but did not think that much of them and sold them. Took a lot to buy the Huge Rockers. Anyway, number of days skied is more important to me then the number of skis smile.gif

post #110 of 178
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

Well, i've got ten ski seasons work under my belt, plus all those other seasons just skiing for my own benefit, and I only ever had one quality pair of all mountain skis. I remember when those Volkl supersports with the six or more starts came out, black skis with yellow stars, great for ice and really cranking a high speed turn, but rubbish in the bumps. But you know what, using that sort of ski in the bumps really was good for my skiing. You learn to adapt and learn to ski better.

One, maybe two pairs at most, is all the ski you need.

 

Sorry...but I just cannot resist!

 

I agree with you 100%. In fact, I think that because you really never need more than one ski you should sell your Volkls and buy a pair of Super G skis for the bumps. Now those will really teach you to adapt and make you ski better. Furthermore, they should be long enough to give you added float in powder again obviating the need for 2 pair of skis.

 

I am also going to recomend to my buddy that owns a ski shop that he return all the skis he ordered for this year other than race carvers and true race skis. It will help make sure that he is not left with any poor sellers at the end of the year and all of his customers would be so thankful and LOYAL for making them into better skiers. A great business model if you think about it.

 

Of course  he will have to figure out how to simplify his selection of boots to match!

 

 


 

 

post #111 of 178

I'm a shopaholic. And it's not limited to skis.

 

Elan Speedwave 10 160 cm

Stöckli Spirit Globe 164 cm

Stöckli Laser SX 170 cm

K2 Lotta Luv 170 cm

Völkl Polar Bear 170 cm

Völkl AC-T 170 cmk

 

I also have a horse. With countless blankets she doesn't need.

 

Shell clothes. Don't even no how many jackets and pairs of trousers.

 

Sleeping bags. At least 6.

 

Hiking shoes. 7-8 pairs.

 

Yarn. Boxes and boxes of yarn. Some plastic bags too. I love knitting but I love buying yarn even more. Plus this runs in the family and I've inherited my grandmother's collection now when her eyesight is too poor for knitting. And mom also loves buying yarn and because I knit more she gives most of the yarn to me...

 

Cats. I'm a crazy catlady. And I'm not even a cat person, I'm definitely a dog person.

post #112 of 178

So far in our house we've added/swapped out the following gear in the expensive hobby category:

180 Blizzard Bonafides & 191 ON3P Caylors 

(replace 178 Stockli XXXL & 180 4FRNT CRJs)

Patagonia jacket (warranty replacement) + Nano Puff vest

Nikon 18-105 lens + 35mm lens (replace 18-55 & 55-200, and Panasonic LX3)

110 Roxy Sweetheart skis (replace 93 Rossi Fun Girl skis)

Sold Look KG461 and went back to Guerciotti steel roadie

Added Mizuno F50 5 wood; selling Tour Edge XCG 18 deg hybrid w/stiff graphite shaft

 

 

post #113 of 178

It looks like I am going to end up with 3 pairs of skis this season....

 

2012 DPS Wailer 112RP w/ Marker Jesters

2011 Icelantic Pilgrims w/ Marker Griffons

2012 Ramp Frenzy w/ Bindings TBD.

 

post #114 of 178


 

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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

Snowing currently, or within the last day:  190 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid

 

Icy, hasn't snowed for a week or more:  194 Stöckli Stormrider XL

 

In between:  188 Kästle MX88

 

Rock:  176 Fischer AMC 79

 

Rock midfat:  180 Fischer Big Stix 8.0

 

Touring:  188 PM Gear Bro Model

 

Weaponry:  195 PM Gear Super Bro


Just added a pair of used 175 Fischer Progressors.  Not sure what vintage they are, except that they don't have a number and have a 70mm waist.  At $160 including Z13 bindings on the Flowflex plate, and in pristine condition, I couldn't resist.

 

SuperBros have been loaned to a friend, and may not return.

 

post #115 of 178

post #116 of 178

ancient bandit xxx still pop-rock

dynastar myhic-cruisers early season

line p 100

bonafide- fave

prophet 115-sucky

post #117 of 178

Daily Driver     Prophet 98 in 179cm

Hard snow      Elan Amphibio WF 12 at 176cm

post #118 of 178

I added a pair of DPS Cassiear 80's with Marker Griffons to the quiver for this season.

post #119 of 178

Here's my current quiver

Tele DD: Rossignol Sickbirds 171cm with NTN bindings

Tele Hard Snow Carver: Black Diamond Machine 182cm with NTN

Tele Powder:  DPS Wailer 112 RPcm Hybrid (soon to be remounted alpine

 

Alpine Hard Snow Carver:  Blizzard Supersonic 174

Next in line for Western DD:  Blizzard Bonafides 180cm or Nordica Hell and Back 177cm or other depending on demo's this yearsmile.gif

 

Just re-started alpine skiing again after 17 years of tele only.  Had fun last year with the Bones in 18" of powder at Alta.

I would have liked a wider ski for the next day which was bottomless at 38+"

The Hell and Backs were awesome in soft snow to mashed potatoes at  Snowbasin.  I would like to try them in drier colder conditions.

post #120 of 178

 dynastar legend 85------front side

dynastar 94                 some snow

rossi     S7                  powder days
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