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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by Craig W
But what if the person you are married to or dating is also a gear whore who buys too much?

-Craig
Yeah it's not that hard to convince my wife that she needs new gear.

We need to have an even amount of skis or equipment added each time.
post #32 of 52
In my case, wife and I are both gear whores. Now we both part time in a ski shop and EVERY CENT earned there goes right back into equipment, clothing and ski trips. It never stops. Hell, we've recently won clothing and gear and that didn't even begin to satisfy "the urge".
post #33 of 52
I have what is called. G.A.S. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Not only in skiing but for my electric guitar as well. In fact. I have realized I am a much better skier than guitar player and have begun to unload all the different effects pedals I've bought over the years on ebay so that I can feed my other GAS related malady.

I need to come up with the money for some adrenalines, tornadoes or denali tt's to complete my at set up.

So far one pedal is sold and three to go.

Aack.

G.A.S. It can really stink.
post #34 of 52
Ski nose...did you get the 20% coupon from Backcountry? I bought new Freerides and a Barryvox beacon last night. These AT items almost never go on sale. HELP
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Are there any other sports that make people this crazy to buy more and more?

Have you visited a Gander Mountain or big-name gunshop?
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Ski nose...did you get the 20% coupon from Backcountry? I bought new Freerides and a Barryvox beacon last night. These AT items almost never go on sale. HELP

No, actually, here in the PNW we have a non profit called "The Chinook Book." Its a big book of coupons whos proceeds go towards water conservation, salmon, rivers, and forest ecosystem restoration. From that, I've been able to glean a bunch of ten fifteen and twenty percent off coupons that I've been using to purchase my AT gear. The book was free with a subscription to an organic produce subscription service.

So far I've saved:

30 bucks on my bca tracker
10 bucks on my dakine helipro pack
20 bucks on my skins
66 bucks on my mantras


And,

in the summer I got my fritschi's for 275 bucks. (the white and red ones.)

I don't think I'd buy anything but the most basic gear online. Just me. But when I do sell all my guitar effects pedals, I am going into the city's best bootfitters (for at gear) called Mountain Shop to purchase the boots at 10 percent off. which is at least 64 bucks off.
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by tetsuma
Since everyone's jonesing in one way or another, someone please talk me out of buying a pair of hottronics boot warmers.... they're expensive, but my feet are always cold...

Wonder: is this gear ho-ing just a guy thing?
Get the Hotronics. They'll be worth every penny.
post #38 of 52
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Originally Posted by ski nose popsicle

I don't think I'd buy anything but the most basic gear online. Just me. But when I do sell all my guitar effects pedals, I am going into the city's best bootfitters (for at gear) called Mountain Shop to purchase the boots at 10 percent off. which is at least 64 bucks off.
Hmmm.... are you selling a compression pedal? No wait, ski season's coming, must...buy...ski gear. The skis I just bought on eBay were from a guy who works at The Mountain Shop.
post #39 of 52
1. This stuff is a lot cheaper than my old Ferrari.

2. I think skis, binding, and boots are pretty cheap consider what they do, the joy they provide, and that your life is riding on them.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Hmmm.... are you selling a compression pedal?


Why.... yes I am!

post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by ski nose popsicle
Why.... yes I am!

Well guess that I have much greater control when it comes to effects pedals than when it comes to skis, because I don't feel moved to make an offer.
post #42 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Well guess that I have much greater control when it comes to effects pedals than when it comes to skis, because I don't feel moved to make an offer.
What if he put a Volant sticker on it?
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Noodler
I wish ski gear was my only insanity. I'm a "gear whore" with guitar ...
Only a loser would succumb to that!!!!!!!!!!!










post #44 of 52
scuba diving (note my handle) is another gear-tempting sport.

and in that case, you can justify it as a life-saving measure. "I just have to get that new fancy regulator. It's a matter of life and death!"

(somehow, I've been able to resist the diving gear temptation more than the skiing so far, probably b/c I do it fewer times a year.)

thank god I don't golf.
post #45 of 52
Jim S.
You've got G.A.S. Big time. but that soldano head. that's cool.

In order for me to pass on the G.A.S. somewhat I am unloading everything except my mutron, ts-808, rmc picture wah, my les paul with 57 PAF's and vintage Fender Super Reverb.

I am unloading my compressor, phase shifter,octave divider, and delay pedal.

the only ones I may replace are the delay and compressor later down the line.

But first I've got a pair of A.T. Boots to purchase.

Ski equipment isn't expensive when you're a successful m.d.

Volantaddict, I can easily put a volant sticker over the guyatone label.
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by ski nose popsicle
Jim S.
You've got G.A.S. Big time. but that soldano head. that's cool.
Jim S. - nice rig, nice guitars. You definitely attend the "he who dies with the most toys wins" school. Note the jealous sarcasm in my tone.

That guitar picture is scary though - nothing like stacking up your guitars on the coach like some "dominoes" for the shot. One false move and you're out thousands in condition value.:
post #47 of 52
3 pedals sold today. One to go and I have almost the full cost of a pair of AT boots!!!!!!!!

Woohoo.... Don't stop the insanity!!!!!!
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by skidiver
scuba diving (note my handle) is another gear-tempting sport.

and in that case, you can justify it as a life-saving measure. "I just have to get that new fancy regulator. It's a matter of life and death!"

(somehow, I've been able to resist the diving gear temptation more than the skiing so far, probably b/c I do it fewer times a year.)

thank god I don't golf.
Not at all.

I bought my first set of scuba gear from an old geezer who must have saved it from WWII. Instead of a reserve (J or k I can't remember) valve (forget about remaining air pressure guages or octopi) I had to open and close the valves on the two 38 cf tanks. The regulator quit on my first check out dive. Well, free ascent was part of the test anyway.

You should have no problem buying new travel packs; just send me your old ones. In fact if you feel like buying any new equipment.....

I went to a ski show and bought NOTHING! It helped that prices at the show were higher than they were in the stores last spring. Had I found a super deal on a Giro Fuse or some gloves or mitts I might have been tempted.

Remember! You are your own ski equipment control board.
post #49 of 52
wait a minute jim S. are you calling yourself a loser?

I'd say you've got some disposable income.

lucky.

I'd be happy to take that script distortion plus off your hands. Oh nevermind, I've got a ts-808.
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by Scalce
What if he put a Volant sticker on it?
I have Volant stickers if you need.
post #51 of 52
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I have Volant stickers if you need.
Ooh, can I have one for my van?
post #52 of 52
Amen about golf equipment. But, I have not bought a new golf ball in 5 years. I just use the ones I find in the weeds, saving the Pro V1s, Callaway Hex, etc. for my use and giving the rest away.

Golf gear evolves just slightly slower than ski gear in IMO. But golf clothes definitely goes slower than ski gear. You wear the same shit year to year. Red pants, wide white belt, pork pie hat, you know.
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