Congrats Lonewolf210! Your catastrophic ski gear season has landed you $250 bucks to Sierra Trading Post. Keep us posted on what new equipment you pick up.
This season was a very catastrophic one for my gear. Second day out on my new (to me) Salomon shoguns and I decide to ski vail pass with some friends. We had a great day leading up about 2:30. I decided to drop a rock adn as these skis were bought used they still had the crappy rental bindings on them. I drop the rock land slightly back seat and off pops my left ski... never to be found again. We looked for almost 2 hours and never found the ski. I was forced to ride back on the snow mobile carrying one ski .
Next in line was my High Societies. They are a faithful ski I have had for four seasons and already had one traumatic event where the binding blew off of one, landing a jump. Well we were having a great park day when I landed a simple 360 and stopped to wait for my friends to jump. One of them crashes and loses some gear so I skate over to pick it up but have on odd feeling in one of my skis. I look down to see that one of them had snap clean in half. 2 ski fatalities so far.
Next weekend I am at winter park for a ski cross race I am riding a pair of atomic sx7 and we finish racing so I head over to the park to get a little jump practice in. After finishing up I get on the lift and look down to see I had busted off the end cap on my left ski. 3 casualties with 2 fatalities now.
Not to longer after I head to USCSA Nationals and having no complete pairs of freestyle/free ride skis I am forced to borrow a pair skis from my brother. Nationals start Monday and the week goes well until the slope style competition Friday. During my first run I land off the second jump where yet another pair of skis is added to the count. The heel piece on the binding breaks and while I attempt to fix it the brake fails to deploy and the ski runs into the pond at the bottom of the course. Not being my ski I am forced to go swimming for it. That water was freaking cold!
swimming for the ski
I manage to fix the binding well enough to compete in the pipe event where the ski lasts just long enough for me to complete my runs before breaking once and for all bringing the toll to 4 casualties with 3 pairs done for.
unfortunately the video of me swimming for my ski wouldn't upload so I was forced to use screen shots