EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Packed up 36 pairs today
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Packed up 36 pairs today

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Getting ready to move, I waxed and taped up the skis. Dad's antique skis, rock skis, skis with nostalgic value, racing skis, skis of optimism for powder dumps, skis from garage sales for skating on roads with an inch of snow. Theres a pair which pre-released in a coulior, almost killing me, a pair I won races on, a pair a skier I could only dream of emulating used in the Olympics. Skis for ice, skis for slush, a "one ski quiver" Metron, which isn't bad as long as you have all the others. All the wife's skis too. Some she liked, some she just pretended to, knowing I did my best in picking them out.

A few pair didn't make the cut. Some will go to the dump, some to charity stores.

Theres still some skis I'd like to have, some I wish I'd never gotten rid of.

What the heck is wrong with me???? anyone else have this many skis???
post #2 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog
What the heck is wrong with me???? anyone else have this many skis???
Nope. Nobody else has that many skis. You're one of a kind, Newfydog,
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
There's a lot of nordic skis in the collection, waxable,waxless,skating, different binding/boot systems etc. Still, it seems like they have sort of piled up.
post #4 of 21
Newfydog, what did I miss...Where are you moving? I'm really impressed (as I'm sure Mrs. newfydog is) that you have time to tune old skis as you prepare to pack and move. BTW, dump the pairs from garage sales used for skating on roads with 1-inch of snow and the ones that tried to kill you by pre-releasing in the couloir. You can do it.

Does it snow where you are moving?
post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog
anyone else have this many skis???
Not yet.
post #6 of 21
Moving from Fernie : but why...
post #7 of 21
I have close to 30 pair hanging from the joists in my crawl space dating back to 1972. Some were used at Mt. Bachelor back when Bend was a logging town with less than 10,000 people and only one golf course in the area.
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog
Getting ready to move, I waxed and taped up the skis. Dad's antique skis, rock skis, skis with nostalgic value, racing skis, skis of optimism for powder dumps, skis from garage sales for skating on roads with an inch of snow. Theres a pair which pre-released in a coulior, almost killing me, a pair I won races on, a pair a skier I could only dream of emulating used in the Olympics. Skis for ice, skis for slush, a "one ski quiver" Metron, which isn't bad as long as you have all the others. All the wife's skis too. Some she liked, some she just pretended to, knowing I did my best in picking them out.

A few pair didn't make the cut. Some will go to the dump, some to charity stores.

Theres still some skis I'd like to have, some I wish I'd never gotten rid of.

What the heck is wrong with me???? anyone else have this many skis???
Newfydog;

Before heading to the dump, put them up here. There may be some people interested in paying shipping to keep these skis out of the trash.
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashski
Moving from Fernie : but why...
Actually moving to Fernie from Bend. I changed my profile a couple weeks ago when we were up there getting the house ready.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic_918
Newfydog;

Before heading to the dump, put them up here. There may be some people interested in paying shipping to keep these skis out of the trash.
Going to dump: Head cr x-10 Radial with Salomon 727 (historic bindings with the first good brake) 210cm nice shape
Rossignol Nepals which nearly killed me (though I'm keeping the dynafit bindings) 195cm

Old beat up rossignol gs skis 190

Giving away Atomic tm-20 190 cm
Atomic tm-26 170 cm both good shape. drilled for dynafits

Anybody want 'em?

Also some wooden xc skis for decoration.
post #11 of 21
Don't worry about newfydog, I'm the same with watches! At least theyr'e a lot smaller.
post #12 of 21
Everyone must know that Nordic skis are closely related to closet hangers. They multiply in the dark and become hopelessly tangled in the effort. ;-)

CalG
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider
. BTW, dump the pairs from garage sales used for skating on roads with 1-inch of snow You can do it.

Does it snow where you are moving?
Good thing I kept those. We got enough snow to turn the lawn white so those got to be the first pair on snow this season. I think I'll head for the golf course later in the day.
post #14 of 21
Well, I have second thoughts all the time. I have an older pair of Dynastar 4X4 I am thinking of putting some Fritschi FR bindings on so I can go BC on the rocks here. Always useful to have something to drag on the road, or rocks.

So, eh You skiing on the golf course? Sounds fun, eh?
post #15 of 21
We packed up about 70 pair when my in-laws moved to Vermont. They will be making furniture with a good amount. My father in law wants to make a couple of beds. We have 8 pair of matching X8's that will be one bed and at least 12 pair of Salomons that will be another. I will get pics when he finishes them.
post #16 of 21
Sorry to see you go newfydog. Enjoyed making turns w/ your crew. Bachy should open soon and I'll make a few for ya. Fernie's a great hill.
post #17 of 21
You remind me of a friend in Hawaii. Bill has to have at least 100 Surfboards hanging around and in, under his house. The best, the real collectors items are in the house. Once he owns a board he just can't bring himself to sell it. He and his wife have been talking about moving to Costa Rica. He wants to take all his collection with him.
post #18 of 21
have any K2 Mambas? I'll buy them from you.
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic_918
Newfydog;

Before heading to the dump, put them up here. There may be some people interested in paying shipping to keep these skis out of the trash.
Or offer them to a ski museum.
post #20 of 21
Good luck on your move. It sounds like a great adventure. Bend certainly has become increasingly congested over the years although I like the high desert country in Central Oregon.
post #21 of 21
Welcome to Canada newfydog - you're going to absolutely HATE the skiing and biking there. Good thing that Fernie is now civilized and has a McDonalds.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Packed up 36 pairs today