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Where is the most unlikely place you've come across a ski related treasure?

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Probably a bit wordy for a title but what the heck.  What is the strangest/most unlikely place you've ever come across something ski related?   I'm starting the thread because yesterday I was camping about an hour from home in Nova Scotia, a long way from anywhere to ski and I came across this....

 

A coffee table book copyright 1995 in the middle of a store called Guy's Frenchys (no that's how it is spelled)  Which basically buys clothing by the pound from sellouts, some used and then sorts it into bins for people to dive through.  It had a used book section so I browsed and was shocked someone else hadn't snapped it up.  It's the best $4 I've ever spent.

 

So what strange places have you found ski related treasures in?

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Not the most unusual but pawn shops here in Reno...

 

K2 810 COMPS

Fritzmeier Duos

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I found the subject for my avatar in my local pharmacy.

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Probably a bit wordy for a title but what the heck.  What is the strangest/most unlikely place you've ever come across something ski related?   I'm starting the thread because yesterday I was camping about an hour from home in Nova Scotia, a long way from anywhere to ski and I came across this....

 

A coffee table book copyright 1995 in the middle of a store called Guy's Frenchys (no that's how it is spelled)  Which basically buys clothing by the pound from sellouts, some used and then sorts it into bins for people to dive through.  It had a used book section so I browsed and was shocked someone else hadn't snapped it up.  It's the best $4 I've ever spent.

 

So what strange places have you found ski related treasures in?

 

My wife found this book about a year ago as well. Epic. I believe it was hanging out in a secondhand bookstore.

 

She also found his book, Lurching from One Near Disaster to the Next, which is a series of short stories about his days as director and his subsequent retirement- She gave it to me as a present, and didn't realize that he had actually signed the book!

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Other scores...

 

A set of ski tuning clamps, acquired from the local thrift store for $12.

 

A skiers edge machine in perfect shape, found a few months later from the same store, for $10.

 

Several pairs of cheap rock skis (under $20) from the local ski swap, but that is not really unexpected. I kept buying stuff up until I found a pair I actually liked- a set of Volant T2 Powers for $10.

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My wife found this book about a year ago as well. Epic. I believe it was hanging out in a secondhand bookstore.

 

She also found his book, Lurching from One Near Disaster to the Next, which is a series of short stories about his days as director and his subsequent retirement- She gave it to me as a present, and didn't realize that he had actually signed the book!


I'm gonna have look around for the Disaster book, doubt if I'll win the lottery with a signed copy tho'.  The title could describe my lessons in the moguls.

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I'm gonna have look around for the Disaster book, doubt if I'll win the lottery with a signed copy tho'.  The title could describe my lessons in the moguls.

 

I'm going to be honest- the book isn't great. It has some good stories from his life on the road showing his movies- back when he did the soundtrack in person, and some good stories about him living on an island in the PNW, but it also is peppered with a lot of casual politically charged statements and other jokes about certain other groups that may have played a little better 15+ years ago. I forget the specifics on both, aside that most of the political stuff was leveled at then-president Clinton and his wife, but they were enough to make the book feel very 1998. 

post #8 of 10

Multi angle variable edge tuner with a brand new file at a Flea Market.  $1

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I scored a pair of Spyder bibs at a Nashville TN mall across from the Grand Ole Opry in 2007.  Not such a surprise other than the fact that none of the stores in REAL ski towns carried that size or model.

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I found some 100% polypro underwear at a Schottenstein store in Columbus Ohio in 1979.  This was an overstock clothing warehouse that had high tech gear years before you would see them in ski shops.

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