No, I'm not talking about girls, of course, but skis...
Old love for GS (consumer kind) skis it is what I meant.
In this thread (Is Blizzard out of WC)
Tog and Scotskiers were talking about the Blizzard 188/30 FIS.
At the end of last season I had the opportunity to talk to a shop owner who deals only with Blizzard skis and Tecnica boots (a ver ygood on the mountain technical shop, I must say)
and the opportunity to get one of those, one of the last few pairs remained unsold from the 2014-2015 season was in sight.
Alas I thought too long about it and the 188/30 went...
I couldn't go there for a long time and when I was finally able to go,well all left pairs had been sold.
But the shop owner had left three 186/21 WRC still to sell and grabbed one of those (Yes the shop had already the 2015-2016 lineup and was full of 188/30, brand new, but I couldn't afford the price) and gave me a very good deal for those. A deal which, being forever money short (a condition worsened by the multi-ski quiver addiction I got from here) couldn't pass.
So, now I'm again back on GS skis (even if not the FIS spec ones) . My tendency to buy stuff that no one wants because it is perceived "too much" worries me, though. The shop ordered 5 186/21 WRC in 2014 and sold only two during the season, I contributed to reduce the amount to only 1 pair because a guy who entered the shop after me, listened carefully to our discussion and when I left said "that deal you gave the guy before me on the Blizzard WRC? I want the same!" The shop owner told me that the next week when Iwent there with my boots to mount the bindingd on "my" skis, adding that the guy is a ski instructor that came from far away to add to his quiver a dayly ski for teaching. So, if it is good enough for an instructor, I guess is good enough for me.
But..will I be good enough for the skis?