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post #31 of 59

Good 10 year throwback thread... it highlights why just don't get buying expensive skis.  

 

Ten year old skis are pretty much worthless, both in terms of resale value and on the snow performance relative to new skis.  That's true even if they are brand new and in the wrapper (I know, I've got a bunch in the basement!).

 

Ten year old cars and bicycles, on the other hand, can still be pretty awesome.  With low mileage, both are much closer to the current technology and fun factor.   

post #32 of 59
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Those are pretty:drool


@Trekchick -- they may be pretty but they're ridiculously expensive. $7k dollars of retail-priced skis and binders for 4 pair of sticks. 

 

CRAY CRAY I tell ya.

post #33 of 59
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Those are pretty:drool


@Trekchick -- they may be pretty but they're ridiculously expensive. $7k dollars of retail-priced skis and binders for 4 pair of sticks. 

 

Yeh, if it wasn't for all the 10000 mm  droolproofing those babies would be a lot cheaper

post #34 of 59
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Bump for Throwback Thursday. :D

 

Maybe I should get matching Bogner skis and Jacket this season:dunno

 

Oooooooooooooooooo!  @Trekchick!  Blue skis!  Must...  Resist...

 

:D:cool

 

:duck:

post #35 of 59
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Oooooooooooooooooo!  @Trekchick
!  Blue skis!  Must...  Resist...

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The gal encased in the cool blue would cost you a lot more than many, many, many pairs of skis. You can't afford her!
post #36 of 59
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Oooooooooooooooooo!  @Trekchick
!  Blue skis!  Must...  Resist...

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The gal encased in the cool blue would cost you a lot more than many, many, many pairs of skis. You can't afford her!

 

If you have to ask about the mpg on those babies, you can't afford them. 

post #37 of 59
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Originally Posted by Jed Peters View Post
 


@Trekchick -- they may be pretty but they're ridiculously expensive. $7k dollars of retail-priced skis and binders for 4 pair of sticks. 

 

CRAY CRAY I tell ya.


I know people with "habits" (or hobbies) that are more expensive and waaaaaaaay more destructive.   I think you chose wisely 

post #38 of 59
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I know people with "habits" (or hobbies) that are more expensive and waaaaaaaay more destructive.   I think you chose wisely 
Skiing was once cheap if you did it the right way. Brown bag ski resorts, second hand equipment, early season pass deals. Today this is still the cheap way to go. But yeah some hobbies are more cash, especially some of the illegal ones.
post #39 of 59
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Please DO NOT give Mrs. Grump anymore ideas. Things are bad enough as is. :cool

 

If Mrs. Grump looks like that, why would you complain?

post #40 of 59
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If Mrs. Grump looks like that, why would you complain?

 

Actually, yes. :cool

 

I hate punching above my weight and I rather be the bunny in the family. :D 

post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by tball View Post
 

Good 10 year throwback thread... it highlights why just don't get buying expensive skis.

 

Ten year old skis are pretty much worthless, both in terms of resale value and on the snow performance relative to new skis.  That's true even if they are brand new and in the wrapper (I know, I've got a bunch in the basement!).

 

Ten year old cars and bicycles, on the other hand, can still be pretty awesome.  With low mileage, both are much closer to the current technology and fun factor.  

i'd say 5 year old skis unless they are race skis (if you're Joe Schmoe)

10 year old car, true

10 year old road bike maybe, but a 10 year old MTB? nope

post #42 of 59

What???? Nor Carradan skis at a value priced $20,000? 

 

post #43 of 59
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What???? Nor Carradan skis at a value priced $20,000?

 

If you have to demo it, you can't afford it.

post #44 of 59
Like cars or bikes the most spendy skis are very seldom at the top tier. Think Bogner. No thanky!
post #45 of 59
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Like cars or bikes the most spendy skis are very seldom at the top tier. Think Bogner. No thanky!

 

You talking about skis? What skis? Oops. sorry. my bad. :D

post #46 of 59

Yep..Phil is right...the vaporware Carradan Lust and Mamba went for around $19,000 usd...no one ever really saw a pair I know of...No one is admitting who actually pressed them...

 

 

 

 

Second vote for a currently available ski is the Zai Nezza at $7,900 CHF (about $8,203 as of today's exchange rate),

or Lacroix Ultime at 8,500 Euros

 

http://www.lacroix-skis.com/site/en/gamme-ski-homme/189-ultime-black.html

 

 

 

http://www.zai.us/ski/nezza/

 

 

 

 

 

post #47 of 59

^^^ someone came into True North to get a pair of LaCroix's mounted last year.  She was also wearing a limited edition Bogner Jacket. 

 

 

(I think this was a good Throwback Thursday bump)

post #48 of 59

So is there a connection between these skis' cost and some kind of excellence?  Or is it all, like, Bogner.

post #49 of 59
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So is there a connection between these skis' cost and some kind of excellence?  Or is it all, like, Bogner.

 

You don't get it do you. Those puppies are not for skiing. They are to be placed on the rack for other to admire. Just like the color coordinated high maintenance arm candy that goes with it.:D

post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

Oooooooooooooooooo!  @Trekchick
!  Blue skis!  Must...  Resist...

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I see women of with this look frequently. No thanks; I'll take the less expensive but much better hard skiing local gal, you know the one with pretty eyes bustin' through the crud!
post #51 of 59

As I mentioned in another thread. I like car shows as much as the next guy but I also like not having car payments. :D  

post #52 of 59

Surely you've not forgotten the 2008 Lacroix "Courchevel Exclusive" ski set, produced in a limited edition of ten units, and selling for $67,000 each?  Of course, this included bindings, poles, goggles, gloves, a Trois Vallees season pass, and a custom leather trunk by Pinel & Pinel:

 

http://www.luxury-insider.com/luxury-news/2008/10/limited-edition-lacroix-courchevel-exclusive-skiing-kit

 

... though even after subtracting an appropriately outlandish $30k for all those other tchotchkes, we're still left with ~$40k for the skis.

 

And in the same price range are the Lacroix gold and diamond-encrusted Ultime skis, offered in 2009 for $46,600:   

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/diamond-and-gold-skis-on-the-alps/story-fn6bn4mv-1225973668550?nk=aae51254378b971a3f9d164d93199ead

 

http://www.sybarites.com/2009/02/lacroix-ultime-skis/

 

 

If someone were to auction a single pair of skis from a famous movie (Downhill Racer) or race (Klammer's DH win at the '76 Olympics in Innsbruck), I could imagine them going for even more.


Edited by chemist - 11/2/14 at 10:20pm
post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

 

You don't get it do you. Those puppies are not for skiing. They are to be placed on the rack for other to admire. Just like the color coordinated high maintenance arm candy that goes with it.:D

You don't wanna actually ski on them, some snowboarder might run over them in the lift line. It's just a way of displaying to the whole world that you have more money than you have sense.

post #54 of 59

lift line?   that's heliski-grade arm candy right there.

post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

 

You don't wanna actually ski on them, some snowboarder might run over them in the lift line. It's just a way of displaying to the whole world that you have more money than you have sense.

 

I had a member of the the Stratton Mountain Club confided to me that the best part of his ski day is when he pulls up to the club building entrance and the valet comes out and greets him by name and inquires which pair of ski he would like to be on for the day. 

 

I much rather just go skiing. As to someones else carrying my skis - Do I look like an invalid to you? You would have to pry those puppies from my cold dead fingers. :D  

 

To me, whatever floats your boat is OK with me.  

 

Full disclosure: I am NOT a member of the Stratton Mountain Club.  

post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by checkracer View Post

Reading those "best graphics" or "best names" threads it just occurred to me which ski the most expensive of all time was/is.

There´s a current favorite I have but I´ll let you come with your suggestions first.

Unlike the highly subjective "best" the winner is clearly recognizable

OK, @checkracer, time to tell us the winner! 

post #57 of 59

A friend passed along a copy of Aspen Sojourner magazine. Heavy on real estate ads for multi-million dollar estates, etc, but actually has some good articles on skiing, and a very nice cover model...

 

 

( Hey, where are Teej and Dex? ;-)

 

Also a full page ad for "Foil Skis" on page 79...

 

 

 

I thought perhaps these might be the most expensive of all time, but perusing this thread I guess not. Still ... they're right up there!

 

http://www.foilskis.com/products_gallery


Edited by jc-ski - 4/2/15 at 10:31am
post #58 of 59
That there is what ya might call the ultimate Texas Suitcase.
post #59 of 59
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That there is what ya might call the ultimate Texas Suitcase.

 

Anyone remember the brown pleather San Marco bootbags from around '76?   That's what ^that ski bag reminds me of :o

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