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Holy son of VA!

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Well, Sunday morning I woke to the telephone; a friend of mine was alerting me to something of the utmost importance!  What could that be? Only a pair of the most awesomest skis ever made, in a size which should suit my son next season! Yes, the mythically legendary Volant Gravity Chubb in a 178!

 

Of course I flew into action, still bleary eyed and yawning, and scrolled through the Missoula Craigslist. Sure enough they were there, two pair, and one of them in great condition. I called immediately, and upon being disappointed by reaching an answering machine, left a message. I was sweating bullets at the thought of the innumerable hordes which surely were seeking to buy them out from under me.

 

That night, after returning from work my son informed me that the guy with the skis had returned my call, but being late at night, I couldn't call until the following day. Which I did of course, and wonder of wonders, somehow the vast multitudes, which surely were competing with me, hadn't noticed the add for them, and he agreed to meet with me today. With great pride and joy I returned home with the trophies of triumph, to my son, who exhibited a flash of mild interest for a millisecond before retuning to his Pokemon game.

 

I forced him to smile for a photo, to document this momentous occasion:

 

 

PS: sorry Lars (if you're reading this) if my boy wasn't ready to follow in my shussmarks, I would have secured them for you.

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Steel the Thunder!

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I am shocked!  Volant addiction runs in the family? :popcorn

 

Glad you were able to score these in spite of the obvious competition from the hordes of Volant lovers in Montana.  I'm sure it was a close call, and the best man won!  Thanks for the picture of the victorious and happy son.  It might be time to go hike for some turns.

 

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Next you should hide his razor hahahaha. That's great about the gear.  I actually have panic attacks at the notion that my kids' gear is somehow not adequate for their needs and frantically shop a year ahead of what really fits them to ensure never not having what they need to ski.

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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
 

I am shocked!  Volant addiction runs in the family? :popcorn

 

He hasn't experienced the silky smooth bliss of riding the steel yet, but I have no doubt he will share my love for it, seeing as he is highly intelligent. ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

Next you should hide his razor hahahaha. That's great about the gear.  I actually have panic attacks at the notion that my kids' gear is somehow not adequate for their needs and frantically shop a year ahead of what really fits them to ensure never not having what they need to ski.

 

I really wasn't looking, but the great steel spirit compelled a friend to do so on my son's behalf.  Who am I to resist the ethers coalescing into manifest form, for the benefit of my boy?  :D

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I actually scored a pair of K2 Juvis that have the exact same p-tex base graphics as the PEs that are still my daily drivers.  However the Juvis are still a step up from the kids' skill level in length.  He may be able to handle them by the end of next season though.

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