Since my season has ended I need a fix of ski gear talk. What was your best ski related buy/bargain this year? Adding or removal of categories is encouraged.
I guess that this year I followed the forum general wisdom with boots and lessons.
Best buy: New boots again. I replaced my Dalbello Panterra 120 with a pair of Scarpa Freedom SL. Beside that the price was a bargain these solved my cuff angle alignment issue. As a bonus I got tighter fit, better heel grip, lighter boots for touring and a superb walk mode.
Best buy (runner up): Not a thing but signing up for group lessons every Monday evening at the local ski club did wonders for the general ski stance and alignment.
Best bargain: A pair of Black crows Nocta 188. Used and beat up. But after some love in good shape again.
Most unneccesary buy: The pair of Black crows Nocta. Seriously I dont need a second powder ski with these dimensions where I ski but I wanted them. I should have prioritized good groomer skis since I have a hole in the quiver.