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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 

 

 Most quivers on these board represent people buying new skis and just not retiring the old sets.

 

 

Same here.  Each pair has been fatter, I have all of three sets in "active" use.  But, may retire the "middle" set, that I formerly used for "I have no clue what I want" days.  I think they may be shot and not good for either end of the spectrum at this point.  Might rely on my locker to just change out more often if I guess wrong.  On the other hand, it might be reflective of a more "feast or famine" season.  Last year I used that set most of the time.  th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #32 of 33

I went through a buying spree a few years ago and now have settled down and thinned out the quiver through selling off older and unnecessary skis.  A good quiver owner creates and spawns new quiver owners by selling gear to his/her friends just building heir own.  smile.gif  I've settled on 3 pairs: some carvers, my Bonafides as my "mid-fats" (whatever that means anymore) and my Lhasa Pows for the deeper days.  I still have a pair of dedicated mogul skis that don't get much use, so they are not really in the "active" quiver.  I also have a pair of decent skis that I'm going to convert to a touring setup..but they aren't active either at the moment.  I will say that managing a quiver IMHO is a pain in the arse and after awhile, simplifying and streamlining makes a lot of sense.  To each their own however. 

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Originally Posted by rickg View Post

The size of a quiver is dependent on the type of skiing you do and where.

 

If you race in a league, you may need 2 pairs of skis just for racing, an SL and a GS ski.  If after the races you like to explore the rest of the mountain, you probably need an all mountain ski.  Where you live could determine the width and type of all mountain skis you would want.  If you travel a lot to different areas of the country or out of the country, the all mountain ski you would want there might be different than the all mountain ski you want for your home hill.

 

Then there is the park factor and the mogul factor which would require a different type of ski.  If you like touring or skinning, another type of ski might be required. 

 

As you can see this is a complicated question with different answers for different skiers in different situations.

 

My own experience is this.  For most of my ski career I had at most 2 pairs of skis.  The newer all mountain ski, and my previous pair used as a rock ski.  I did not have an interest in racing so race skis weren't necessary and my all mountains took care of mogul and exploratory needs quite well for where I lived in the Mid Atlantic region.  Even my occasional trips out west were take care of by my all mountain skis that I had chosen for back home. 

 

Fast forward a couple of years, and I moved to OH and got involved in a race league for the first time in my life.  All of a sudden I needed race skis to be competitive.  I also started taking more trips out west which justified  my purchase of a wider big mountain ski for exploring out west.

 

So my current quiver remains at 4 skis:

Blizzard SLR Race Mag IQ 160 for my slalom race ski

Volkl Racetiger Speedwall GS 175 for my GS race ski

Volkl AC30 Wide Ride IPT 170 for my all mountain skiig around home.

Rossignol Experience 98 180 for my all mountain ski vacation ski.

 

Those skis work well for me.

 

Rick G

 

Fast forward a couple of years, and I moved to OH and got involved in a race league for the first time in my life. All of a sudden I needed race skis to be competitive. 

 

Great looking assembly.  IMO that's a collection that makes an east coast skier green with envy.  I'm also in a beer league and have been running the Volkl Racetiger SL as a SL & GS ski.  Course is not long and that SL ski just moves and tracks in the medium turns.  I'm competitive in the GS but never place (blame that on the skier not the ski.)  How do you like the Racetiger GS?

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