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(Dr) Phil let me down

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yep, its all his fault. I'm talking about Phil Pugliese. First he starts the following thread about not buying any equipment this season:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=28728

I was inspired that a gearaholic like Phil could resist new equipment. I figured if Phil has the will-power to hold out then I could. I was doing great resisting many temptations then Phil has to start this thread.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=31080

In it he confesses to breaking down and buying more gear. The timing was horrid because the last major temptation for me, the Bozeman Ski Swap, was coming up & I got in early because I worked check-in. Anyway, with Phil's lack of resolve mine faultered to. Damn you Phil. Now I have a pair of brand new 175cm Superspeeds with Marker Piston Race bindings and a new pair of 168cm Gotamas sitting in my family room.
post #2 of 19
(Dr.) Phil: Son, we live in a world that has hills, and those hills have to be skied by men with skis. Whose gonna buy those skis? You? You, Rio? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Volantaddict, and you curse Ebay. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I buy. That Atomicman's purchases, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at apre-parties, you want me on that hill, you need me on that hill. We use words like skis, bindings, boots. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent skiing east and west. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very powder that I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a pair of skis, and ski. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.


**A play on Col. Jessup "A Few Good Men". Since there were people who thought I was mad.
post #3 of 19
Wow.... we need bodygards
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by tdk6
Wow.... we need bodygards
Bodyguards or credit cards. Pick one. :
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by ssh
Bodyguards or credit cards. Pick one. :
I take both.
post #6 of 19
Dr. Phil, I appreciate your sensitivity on this issue. Someone has to buy the gear, and ski the hill. People laugh me to scorn saying, why do you need nine pair of skis? They'll never know the sacrifices I make to ski the hill on many different pair of skis. If I didn't, what sort of lives would they have? I'll tell you what sort, the sort with too many steel skis sitting idle with no hope of ever being set to the purpose for which they were created! Now that would be a crying shame.

P.S. Got my Flexon Comps today.:
post #7 of 19
Phil - you seem to be the 'Master' see below - my wife will be calling you, too(/paste)...

Vicarious Liability

Vicarious liability is the liability you may assume, purposely or not, for the actions of another person. Based on the legal principal of Respondeat Superior, the premise is that the professional (the "Master") is responsible for the damages created by the employee (the "Servant"). If the omission or commission occurred within the employee's scope of duty, the employer is likely to be liable for damages. Even in a case where the employee hid his or her actions from the employer, the employer may be liable if due care was not taken in establishing and implementing administrative safeguards for client care.
post #8 of 19
Should I retain council? Do I smell a class action suit coming up?
post #9 of 19
Confess like Col. Jessup - that's the only way we'll feel good about ourselves here in the relative safety of Camp Lust-Denial.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Unfortunately, my Missoula based lawyer is missing in action. I then tried to retain Oboe but he requires a fee of 30% of my equipment which would leave me with only 4 or 5 pair of skis for the season. I'm still searching.

I did worry about bring suit since one of you disciples (Volantaddict) lives within 200 miles then I realized that after his recent buying spree he probably can't afford gas to drive that far.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rio
Now I have a pair of brand new 175cm Superspeeds with Marker Piston Race bindings and a new pair of 168cm Gotamas sitting in my family room.
VA,

You left out the best part...

Did you get a killer deal :

Cheers,

Barrettscv
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by barrettscv
VA,

You left out the best part...

Did you get a killer deal :

Cheers,

Barrettscv
Yep. Got both skis & the bindings for the Superspeeds for $520. I really wanted the Superspeeds but don't really need them for where I live. I haven't seen any Superspeeds for under what I paid for everything & those had a lower model binding.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rio
Yep. Got both skis & the bindings for the Superspeeds for $520. I really wanted the Superspeeds but don't really need them for where I live. I haven't seen any Superspeeds for under what I paid for everything & those had a lower model binding.
Congratulations! Every great skier needs a high speed carving ski; a ski with the stability needed for Super G racing speeds. A ski that provides unlimited grip.

There is no greater thrill in skiing than dropping 1000 vertical feet in the matter of a minute or two.

Have fun!

Barrettscv
post #14 of 19
You can't handle the truth! (just noticed Rio's signature and couldn't resist...)
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lifer
You can't handle the truth! (just noticed Rio's signature and couldn't resist...)
All addict are masters of denial.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rio
I did worry about bring suit since one of you disciples (Volantaddict) lives within 200 miles then I realized that after his recent buying spree he probably can't afford gas to drive that far.
I don't know about disciple, I already had six pair of Volants before I ever heard of Phil, and buying Flexons, well, that was just good sense (barely used for $75 shipped, with extra stiff tongue). You might be right about gas though,: I've been lining up riders to help me fuel my daily trips to the mountain.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rio
All addict are masters of deNial.
I ain't no Pharoh! I've never even been to Egypt!
post #18 of 19
So Phil is the one to blame for my recent ski jacket purchase? That explains it now! His sudden stop from purchasing skiing equipment sent the manufactorers into an advertising frenzy in a vain attempt at off-setting expected lost revenues. Realizing the economic impact of Phils' decision, I set out to help in some small way and purchased a new ski jacket and various tuning tools. I for one am glad Phil is back to purchasing ski equipment again because it takes the pressure off the rest of us. Now I can get back to looking for new ski pants, which is all I wanted in the first place. Thanks Phil!
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by hercules
So Phil is the one to blame for my recent ski jacket purchase? That explains it now! His sudden stop from purchasing skiing equipment sent the manufactorers into an advertising frenzy in a vain attempt at off-setting expected lost revenues. Realizing the economic impact of Phils' decision, I set out to help in some small way and purchased a new ski jacket and various tuning tools. I for one am glad Phil is back to purchasing ski equipment again because it takes the pressure off the rest of us. Now I can get back to looking for new ski pants, which is all I wanted in the first place. Thanks Phil!
It's what I do..anything to help.
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