I've searched here and found nothing that answers my question, so forgive me if this has been asked before and I didn't manage to find the thread...
The thing is, I have a pair of skis which I bought when in France in 2011/2012, intending to leave them there and use them on subsequent trips. Then my French 'contact' had the temerity to die suddenly, and I had to go over and bring all my ski gear home.
So now I have three pairs of skis -- and they're all the same sort of ski. I have a 10-year old pair which are my rock hoppers, a pair which have done 3 seasons, and the "French" pair which have only done 1 season.
Back when I only had two pairs, my policy was to upgrade skis when the newer pair were 5 seasons old. They then became my rock hoppers.
But with three pairs, I am wondering what is best to do. I would like to leave the "French" pair in my basement until the current "good" skis become my rock hoppers. But that could be several years away, since some seasons I don't even get off my rock hoppers!
But I'm worried that if I do this, the bindings might, I dunno, 'seize up' or degrade in some way and skiing on them would be dangerous or risky.
So, the question is: am I best to 'rotate' my two younger pairs of skis, use one pair one year and the other pair the next, until the 3-year old pair have done 5 seasons? (at which point they would become the rock hoppers and I would only have two pairs again)
Or can I leave the "French" pair in the basement for several years?
Note: I am only concerned about the binding life. The skis have a summer coat of wax on them and vaseline on the edges. Also, the screws in the bindings are wound down.