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I probably need an intervention

post #1 of 33
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So, this Sunday I closed the deal on a pair of 185 V2 Chubbs, which was a superfluous purchase, but I've really wanted a pair of these for quite a while now, so I when a fellow bear made me an offer I couldn't refuse, I pulled the trigger. They became the ninth pair of Volants in my quiver, and the third pair of Chubbs (all of different dimensions).

I had hoped this would stop me for a good long while, as I'm getting burried in debt, and I have some plans for next summer that I'll need the resources to achieve. BUT NO, the pesky ski gear addiction demon placed temptation in my path, and I caved. I just won an ebay auction for a pair of 190 Ti Chubbs (with bindings).

I was quite surprised that I won, my bid was none too high, especially considering what Chubbs of all sizes and vintages have been going for, I'm actually astounded! I had expected to be far outbid in the last minutes, as has been the pattern of the savy Volant ebayers over the past few months.

This all might sound like I'm unhappy with the outcome, but I actually felt somewhat gleeful about winning. No buyers remorse, just a little concern as to how I'll pay down my creditcards before the end of the century.
post #2 of 33
You can only ski one pair at a time. I don't understand people with more than 2 pair of skis, 3 tops unless you are a pro skier who doesn't pay for their skis.
I mean a nice 66mm-71mm waisted ski for groomer and moguls and a pair of 80mm-90mm wasited skis for powder days. And if you can't ski pow on a 80mm waisted ski then stick to the groomers and leave the goods to those of us who can.
post #3 of 33
The first step to fighting an addiction is admitting you have a problem. The next step is ridding your life of the addictive substance. As an aid I'll gladly help by driving over to Missoula and taking a pair or two of the Chubbs off your hands. I won't even charge you for my gas.
post #4 of 33
I sent a PM, hang in there!

Michael
post #5 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
So, this Sunday I closed the deal on a pair of 185 V2 Chubbs, which was a superfluous purchase, but I've really wanted a pair of these for quite a while now, so I when a fellow bear made me an offer I couldn't refuse, I pulled the trigger. They became the ninth pair of Volants in my quiver, and the third pair of Chubbs (all of different dimensions).

I had hoped this would stop me for a good long while, as I'm getting burried in debt, and I have some plans for next summer that I'll need the resources to achieve. BUT NO, the pesky ski gear addiction demon placed temptation in my path, and I caved. I just won an ebay auction for a pair of 190 Ti Chubbs (with bindings).

I was quite surprised that I won, my bid was none too high, especially considering what Chubbs of all sizes and vintages have been going for, I'm actually astounded! I had expected to be far outbid in the last minutes, as has been the pattern of the savy Volant ebayers over the past few months.

This all might sound like I'm unhappy with the outcome, but I actually felt somewhat gleeful about winning. No buyers remorse, just a little concern as to how I'll pay down my creditcards before the end of the century.
As your self-appointed sponsor, I suggest you put your 185 Chubbs up for sale immediately; you'll need the dough to pay for your 21-day stay at the Bucky Kashiwa Clinic. (Oh yes: I've got dibs on the Chubbs).
post #6 of 33
Boy...do you have a lot to learn about interventions.

Rule #1: You can't get one from other addicts.

Rule #2: If you're aware of the need...you don't really need one.

Enjoy the skis, and revel in the luxury of having a pair that you don't need.
post #7 of 33
Well, the handle says it all. It is pretty bad when I say someome has a gear buying problem.
post #8 of 33
Save some money to actually go skiing. It would be a shame if you couldn't afford gas to get to the hill with all of those skis.
post #9 of 33
Your troubles are just starting. Now you are going to want to do a trip to Utah to try out the Chubbs and that'll just cost more money. On the other hand, at least you are buying used stuff. I can't remember the last time I bought new skis. For the same price you can get 2 or 3 good used pairs.

I am also having a problem with my gear, I can't get enough.


P.S. I just talked to a friend from Missoula who has been skiing the Bowl. It sounds like the snow is getting pretty good. Maybe you won't have to go to Utah to try those Chubbs after all.
post #10 of 33
Should I save you the trouble and ship the V2s to Gnarlito?!?
post #11 of 33
I thought it was just me...

I just bought a set of Rossi Z9s (pre-skied a few times), which I demo'd on Saturday and loved.

Thing is, this doesn't seem to have diminished my lust for a set of Atomic B5s.

There a few e-bay auctions for them too. Sigh.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by X-EastCoaster
Should I save you the trouble and ship the V2s to Gnarlito?!?
Better not. It's a slippery slope, my friend.
post #13 of 33
Just scored a pair of Atomics on Ebay for a friend. Really it's for a friend.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
No buyers remorse, just a little concern as to how I'll pay down my creditcards before the end of the century.
Welcome to America
post #15 of 33
Keep the confessions coming guys. I need to show them to my fiance to prove that I'm not the only lunatic with a room full of skis.
You have to admit that even if we can't use them all, there is a pride of ownership thing that goes on.
The first step to solving a problem is admitting it? Oh well
post #16 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rio
The first step to fighting an addiction is admitting you have a problem. The next step is ridding your life of the addictive substance. As an aid I'll gladly help by driving over to Missoula and taking a pair or two of the Chubbs off your hands. I won't even charge you for my gas.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can have my Chubbs when you pry them from my cold dead hands!

On a more serious note, I'm planning on erasing my saved Volant search on Ebay, and really want to quit looking at it entirely, for now at least.
post #17 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Toadman
You can only ski one pair at a time.
Now what we have here is a real rocket scientist.: Dood, you are no fun at all!
post #18 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MattL
Save some money to actually go skiing. It would be a shame if you couldn't afford gas to get to the hill with all of those skis.
I've got my pass, and I live twelve miles from the lift, if money got really tight, I could drive three miles and hitch from the bottom of the hill.
post #19 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mudfoot
Your troubles are just starting. Now you are going to want to do a trip to Utah to try out the Chubbs and that'll just cost more money. On the other hand, at least you are buying used stuff. I can't remember the last time I bought new skis. For the same price you can get 2 or 3 good used pairs.

I am also having a problem with my gear, I can't get enough.


P.S. I just talked to a friend from Missoula who has been skiing the Bowl. It sounds like the snow is getting pretty good. Maybe you won't have to go to Utah to try those Chubbs after all.
You know, we've had a couple days so far, that were so good, that it convinced me that I didn't ever want to be without an adequate supply of Chubbs.:
post #20 of 33

No....Really.....I NEED all of these skis!

As it happens..
One year ago (december 2004) my husband was still skiing on his Fischer 210cm Vacuum Tech skis. He was emphatic...I'll never need any other ski.
Then he tried a friends Volkl AX3.....Hello Ebay! Good bye 1988 Fischer skis.
Now he has a ski for powder, a ski for crud, a ski for groomed, a ski for ice, a ski for speed, a ski for when he's fatigued.....you get the picture.

One year ago I was happy with my Volkl VErtigo G3's(only need one). My husband sold it out from under me and got me a 724 motion, then a 5* and a P50. Now I also have an Atomic Metron B5(I call them the mothership)

Really....I do need all of these! It's almost orgasmic!!
post #21 of 33
You think it's expensive now...wait till you change brands (experience talking ).
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
You think it's expensive now...wait till you change brands (experience talking ).
I'll just have to stay ignorant of the non-steel ski paradigm, then I'll be safe.
post #23 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick
Really....I do need all of these! It's almost orgasmic!!
Seeing as I don't have a girlfriend these days, it's about as close as I get.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Now I also have an Atomic Metron B5(I call them the mothership)

Really....I do need all of these! It's almost orgasmic!!
Argh. It's comments like that that could force me into a 4 ski quiver this year. Although I doubt I'd ever ski my Axis Xs on anything but rocks (which might be quite often up here) if I had 3 other skis.

I got find something around here to sell on ebay so my excessive possession level stays roughly stable.
post #25 of 33
Try monogamy, I've skied on the same pair of Chubbs for 13 years.
post #26 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MilesB
Try monogamy, I've skied on the same pair of Chubbs for 13 years.
Sweet, they must be beautifully decambered by now. Shane McConkey partially got the idea for the Spatula by noticing how well decambered Chubbs skied powder.
post #27 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
Argh. It's comments like that that could force me into a 4 ski quiver this year. Although I doubt I'd ever ski my Axis Xs on anything but rocks (which might be quite often up here) if I had 3 other skis.

I got find something around here to sell on ebay so my excessive possession level stays roughly stable.
Dood! You haven't reached a true excessive possession level until you have at least one pair of skis for each day of the week.
post #28 of 33

Brands?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
You think it's expensive now...wait till you change brands (experience talking ).
You noticed my inventory:
Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Volkl,Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Volkl, Atomic!

(my husband says "We're NOT switching Brands!!!")
post #29 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
Dood! You haven't reached a true excessive possession level until you have at least one pair of skis for each day of the week.
Finally - a diagnosis... I must have "excessive possession" disease.
post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 

Oops I did it again!

In all fairness, I must say that I only paid $81.71, and I actually sold off a pair of skis which I wasn't planning on using a couple weeks back, so I feel a little less ridiculous in admitting I just bought a pair of 190 Volant Machete Hucksters on eBay. They'll be my high speed crud bombers.:
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