Originally Posted by checkracer
Judging by what I see around, there are very few skiers interested in new gear earlier than late September. Some - basically not many - are eager to get some info in April when they still ski but it would be a mistake to promote new gear that early if you want to get rid of what is left of the old.
The shop I work in has seen an influx of customers this month buying gear. They are wising up that shops do not order so much anymore and that waiting for the year end sales to get preferred gear is not the best strategy.
Maybe this is only an anecdotal experience but this shop has been around for 53 years and this is definitely not usual to see this much early buying. I would suspect we might have to order more gear soon if this keeps up.
However, you are generally right. Even I have a hard time turning my thoughts to skiing when it is summer.....74 and sunny and dry today and the first tee is waiting.