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Hoarding your favorite ski gear

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Sitting in my house, brand new in the box I currently have a set of Look ZR18 circa 2001, Rossi FKS120 circa 2005 and Dalbello Kryprons (which I picked up crazy cheap) and I am right now trying to justify to myself (and my wife) that I really need another identical set of my favourite (no longer manufactured) skis at a decent price for when my current pair finally reach the end of their lives. In order to help me feel less like a freak and rationalize my unnecessary spending, how many of you have multiple sets of the same gear, and in particular skis (racers don't count)?

post #2 of 21

I happen to be a glove freak, I have 3 pair of Grandoe Hurricanes. not to mention the gear bag full of gloves. I have 3 pair of spring gloves, countess pair of different Grandoe gloves form the past 20 years of skiing that I still use for snow blowing and other things during the winter.

 

I have enough base layers that I could ski for over 2 weeks straight and not do laundry and never wear the same thing twice.

 

Hey I'll bet if I used all my gloves I could do the same with them.

 

I have 4 pair of the Salomon snow clogs. These things wear like iron, can't kill them.

 

I have 7 pair of ski pants.

 

Want to talk goggles...

post #3 of 21

13 pairs of skis, you know the rest of the story.................rolleyes.gif

post #4 of 21

In addition to the usual stash of Salomon 800 and 900 series bindings that all have the same hole pattern and bulletproof housing... In addition to the skis I have that don't get used even every other season.... In addition to the poles I'll never use until my old 1980s aluminum poles with thick leather break away straps are totally useless..  I have hoarded a bunch of the old style FULL turtlenecks.  I HATE the new mock turtlenecks, really hate them but it seems that is all anybody sells these days.

post #5 of 21

I have lotsa long undergotchees...

 

I hoard poles with real baskets... I can haz all your old 48s iz mine ?

post #6 of 21

If I had known that my much loved, so comfy I could do them up in the morning and forget them all day, but with good control even on the 215 planks I used to ski on, Salomon SX 90 Equipes were going to break in half after 27 years I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A SECOND PAIR!

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by kiwiski View Post

Sitting in my house, brand new in the box I currently have a set of Look ZR18 circa 2001, Rossi FKS120 circa 2005 ...


What is this hoarding you speak of.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post



What is this hoarding you speak of.


Wow. Just wow. 

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

I happen to be a glove freak, I have 3 pair of Grandoe Hurricanes. not to mention the gear bag full of gloves. I have 3 pair of spring gloves, countess pair of different Grandoe gloves form the past 20 years of skiing that I still use for snow blowing and other things during the winter.

 

I have enough base layers that I could ski for over 2 weeks straight and not do laundry and never wear the same thing twice.

 

Hey I'll bet if I used all my gloves I could do the same with them.

 

I have 4 pair of the Salomon snow clogs. These things wear like iron, can't kill them.

 

I have 7 pair of ski pants.

 

Want to talk goggles...

Hey, sounds like your ski closet is at......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Capacity

=)

 

 

Yeah, just couldn't leave that one hidden.

post #10 of 21

I think that neither Phil or I hoard equipment but that doesn't mean we don't have entirely too much of it =)

 

 

I have a friend that's been skiing Fischer Big Stix 106 since they were introduced...Porohetes before that.  He's got a couple of pair in the wrappers as well.  He's got multiple new pair of boots waiting for his current AT and resort slippers to wear out.

 

I'm more of the mind that better stuff is always being developed.  So far I've resisted a whole bunch of urges to get a back up pair of Bluehouse Maestros...... yeah, I should probably snap up a few pair of those....wait....whattheheck is this credit card doing in my hand!?!?!?

post #11 of 21

I think you should go ahead and get them. Unless you decide that you can afford upwards of $2000 for a ski company (like Folsom) to make a new custom pair for you when the old ones go. Here is my favorite bump ski. My problem is that no one bothers to sell these any more which makes them hard to find. Since the snow is so crappy right now, I'm not using them. Didn't use them last season either. At this rate (in Colorado), these may never touch snow again. I'd hate to use them for a day and ruin them on the rocks when I know they will last at least 5 seasons each (on good snow). 203 cm, 2 x 200 cm and 195. Plus, I have an older pair of P10 SLs, size 205 (buried somewhere in the stack). Anyone need an unmounted pair of Knissel White Star DH boards, length 212 cm? Wonder when I'll ever use them since my 218 cm Spalding Squadra Corse DH are in great shape (almost 30 years old).

 

Best wishes to all,

WR

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

I think that neither Phil or I hoard equipment 

Well, shoot!

 

Eight hours after I wrote this I purchased my fourth pair of Leki Trigger 1 poles.  I really love this system and they don't make 'em any more.  Can't hurt to have a second spare pair, right?

post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I have hoarded a bunch of the old style FULL turtlenecks.  I HATE the new mock turtlenecks, really hate them but it seems that is all anybody sells these days.

 

!!! eek.gif  I'm not the only one! What's with that?

 

Actually I just (in November) scored several nice near-full non-zippered technical t-necks for really cheap ($10 - $20) at Marshall's. One is Head-branded and the other is a Hine. Whoda thunk?

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

Well, shoot!

 

Eight hours after I wrote this I purchased my fourth pair of Leki Trigger 1 poles.  I really love this system and they don't make 'em any more.  Can't hurt to have a second spare pair, right?


I bet it's hard to find them in child sizesspit.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

  eek.gifOh no he deehin!!!

post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post


I bet it's hard to find them in child sizesspit.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

  eek.gifOh no he deehin!!!

Ha!  Still grinnin' from this one =)

 

Yeah, four sets of Leki trigger grips:  bump poles, short bump poles, shorter bump poles and the new ones.  Truth is, the shorter bump poles are too short!  Just like racing a car, ya gotta exceed the limit before you know where it is.

post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post



What is this hoarding you speak of.

 

...although that collection does seem to be missing the silver / blue ZR18s:

 

 

Now that the turntables are back in production I am not so worried about giving these up for a fair trade or price...

 

PM me if interested.

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by kiwiski View Post

...although that collection does seem to be missing the silver / blue ZR18s:




Now that the turntables are back in production I am not so worried about giving these up for a fair trade or price...

PM me if interested.

I am interested, but if you are indeed down under, the shipping will cost more than the binding is worth.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post


I am interested, but if you are indeed down under, the shipping will cost more than the binding is worth.

 

I noticed the bare piece of wall in the picture (right corner over the garage door).  So glad you're looking to remedy that deficiency.  Phew!

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by WhiteRaven View Post
 

I think you should go ahead and get them. Unless you decide that you can afford upwards of $2000 for a ski company (like Folsom) to make a new custom pair for you when the old ones go. Here is my favorite bump ski. My problem is that no one bothers to sell these any more which makes them hard to find. Since the snow is so crappy right now, I'm not using them. Didn't use them last season either. At this rate (in Colorado), these may never touch snow again. I'd hate to use them for a day and ruin them on the rocks when I know they will last at least 5 seasons each (on good snow). 203 cm, 2 x 200 cm and 195. Plus, I have an older pair of P10 SLs, size 205 (buried somewhere in the stack). Anyone need an unmounted pair of Knissel White Star DH boards, length 212 cm? Wonder when I'll ever use them since my 218 cm Spalding Squadra Corse DH are in great shape (almost 30 years old).

 

Best wishes to all,

WR


 White Raven.
 
The Volkl P20s can be found here a dime a dozen. Looking at 2 195cm pairs now.
 1 for 11EUR and the other for 28 EUR. They are all over the place here.
 It can be nice to be stationed in Europe.
 
Just let me know.
 

 

 

 
 


 


 

post #20 of 21

seeing as how epicski exists for the sole purpose of being a place where skiing enthusiasts can come together and enable each other into feeding the habit of buying moar moar moar skiing stuff;  you go for it! 

 

Do I really need a new set of skis? YES

 

Should I buy- YES YOU SHOULD

 

But i can't affo- TAKE OUT A LOAN

 

:D


Edited by herbiebug - 11/24/13 at 9:41pm
post #21 of 21
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I'm more of the mind that better stuff is always being developed.  

This is my general mindset, particularly with skis.  BUT the Head gloves (Gore-tex and Outlast) sold at Costco each fall for ~$16 are so ridiculously cheap.   Unfortunately they don't sell them in SoCal anymore, so when I last saw them on a trip I bought 3 pair.  Then I got another 2 pair for Liz in NYC before she moved out here.

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