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post #31 of 54
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post


Plus a pair of Volant PowerKarve 173 for my rock skis.
The red toe/silver heel & silver toe/red heel is a nice touch on the K2's

Cheers,

Michael
post #32 of 54
180 AK No Ka Oi - current hardpack ski
175 Blizzard Titan 8 - not quite sure, but I loved how they skied and got 'em cheap
177 Volkl Karma - every day/light powder (heel deep)
177 Volkl Mantra - Powder ski and corn/crud ski, although it's the pair I rode the most last season

Still looking for a hardpack/ice ski and a wider powder ski.
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
The red toe/silver heel & silver toe/red heel is a nice touch on the K2's

Cheers,

Michael
I was wondering if someone would notice that.

Funny story behind them too...a guy had a "lot" of miss matched bindings on Ebay, those and another pair of 912's (pilots), all were new, just differnt colors..I for 2 pr of 912's for less than $50.00 shipped.
post #34 of 54

Only 4???

Yeah, I'm sick...

04-05 Atomic Metron B5
04-05 Atomic M:EX
04-05 Atomic SX:B5
05-06 Fischer RC4 WC SC
05-06 Volkl 4 Star (don't ask...)
06-07 Volkl Allstar (or whatever we are calling 'em this week)

Just sold/gave away 01-02 Solomon skis... Wife wants to me clear out two more pair. I don't know if I can do it. Of course, she wants the space for new skis for her!
post #35 of 54
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Actually, I wish my Sanouks ... were 10 cm longer.
me too.
post #36 of 54


What I have here. I think I might have a couple other pair in VT, not sure though.
post #37 of 54
Here's my active roster:

06/07 185 Salomon GS Lab - Long radius turns
06/07 165 Salomon SL Lab - Short radius turns
06/07 184 Volkl Mantra - Powder
02/03? 205 Salomon equipe DH - for the times when I want to go mach 5
03/04 170 Head i.GS RD - Long radius turns
and possibly 05/06 192 Salomon skierX lab
also looking for a rock ski too...

Boots:
Salomon Falcon Race

I just bought all these and haven't skied them yet (or received them!!), except the Heads. I use all my skis equally, sometimes all of them in the same day!
post #38 of 54
Thread Starter 
Well, the Contact 11's arrived and I couldn't be more happy.

My 5 ski quiver is more than anyone needs, but there is some logic behind the selection and my average cost per ski & binding is still less than $325.

My 5 ski quiver logic (madness) is as follows;

175cm Fischer WC RC; Demanding hardsnow race-carver, Superlative on hard snow, not much fun on anything else.
178cm Dynastar Contact 11; Great hardsnow and not-to-deep-crud ski. Versatile, easy-to-use, even good in moguls.
180cm Fischer Sceneo S500; High speed hardsnow, crud & rock ski. demanding but smooth.
188cm Dynastar Inspired By Nobis; Mixed conditions deep powder, deep crud & hardpack ski. Easy-to-use and smooth.
186cm Volant Spatula; Powder only, even Shane McConkey can't use-em on hardpack!

So my Christmas gift to my wife included a promise of NO-NEW-GEAR in 2007!

Cheers,

Michael
post #39 of 54
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So my Christmas gift to my wife included a promise of NO-NEW-GEAR in 2007!
So you'll be buying used gear in 2007?
post #40 of 54
I am down to a 3 ski quiver. The M11 B5's are gone. The Volants will prolly not see snow..that drops me to a 2 ski quiver...the Blizzards and Seths. Oh, I have some Goode's on the way,,back to 3...the Seths and the Goodes are basicly the same widths..one Pr. must go..back to 2...Hmmmm a 78-82 waist would be nice...3 again? New Elans will be hitting..possibly back to 4 pr....what a vicious cycle.
post #41 of 54
Fischer RC4 WC SL 166 (race stock)--the "mind-readers": I think, and they go there

Fischer RC4 WC GS 188 (race stock)--when speed is the order of the day

Rossignol 9x ti WC 181 (race stock)--I ski them a little short, which makes them a fun, go-anywhere ski, like an SUV with sports car handling

Völkl Racetiger GS 185 (race stock)--I want to like these skis more; they're just not Fischer GS skis, will probably give them to a friend who is rediscovering his "GS roots"

Völkl Unlimited AC3 184--a waste of money, but it's good to have skis you hate so that you don't ski timid on "rock ski days" (I also use these as my "tuning trainers" when I teach friends how to tune their skis, fix core shots, etc.) I'm so done with "all mountain" skis now.

Völkl 7 24 Pro 184--these have become my "recovery skis" (when the knees feel a little weak (had both ACLs done), these are nice, soft, and damp)

Völkl Gotama 183--I should probably ski these more, but I've never felt the need to go that wide, really, especially since I got my AT skis. I've never been a situation where I felt "underski'd" underfoot...but they're OK in the right conditions.

BD Crossbows 187--a surprisingly good all-around ski, and I mean *all around* (AT skis that are really not out of place on-piste)

The wife has put a moratorium on alpine ski procurement....which is probably a good thing. I'm "updating" the XC quiver now
post #42 of 54
I just wish I was cool enough and rich enough to have 4 pairs of skis with bindings so that I could come onto websites and ask such questions in order to be able to show my purchasing power.
post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
Would someone please help me translate this into english?
All you need to know is that a maggot and a Maggot are two different things and that some people are one and some are the other and some are neither and some are both. A good guess is that if you have 4 or more pairs of skis with bindings then you are probably at least a maggot and you might be a Maggot too depending on the skis and on how you ski and on how much you use your different pairs.

What I cant figure out is do those maggots and Maggots and maggot/Maggots who have 4 or more pairs of skis hire a person to travel with them as a caddy or ghillie who handles the gear carrying and gear use advice duties?
post #44 of 54
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I just wish I was cool enough and rich enough to have 4 pairs of skis with bindings so that I could come onto websites and ask such questions in order to be able to show my purchasing power.
I'm not cool or rich, yet I've managed to aquire quite a few skis. Guess my priorities are in the wrong place.
post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I am down to a 3 ski quiver. The M11 B5's are gone. The Volants will prolly not see snow..that drops me to a 2 ski quiver...the Blizzards and Seths. Oh, I have some Goode's on the way,,back to 3...the Seths and the Goodes are basicly the same widths..one Pr. must go..back to 2...Hmmmm a 78-82 waist would be nice...3 again? New Elans will be hitting..possibly back to 4 pr....what a vicious cycle.
Absolutely classic - you and I were definitely cut from some of the same cloth.
post #46 of 54
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I just wish I was cool enough and rich enough to have 4 pairs of skis with bindings so that I could come onto websites and ask such questions in order to be able to show my purchasing power.
It is not what you make, but who you know.
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by ramshackle View Post
I just wish I was cool enough and rich enough to have 4 pairs of skis with bindings so that I could come onto websites and ask such questions in order to be able to show my purchasing power.
Try a ski swap. If you don't want to buy new, you could easily get three or four pairs of skis w/bindings, less than two years old, for the price of one pair new.

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Originally Posted by ramshackle View Post
What I cant figure out is do those maggots and Maggots and maggot/Maggots who have 4 or more pairs of skis hire a person to travel with them as a caddy or ghillie who handles the gear carrying and gear use advice duties?
That's a good idea. Accessing the BC is such a hassle, man. A ghillie would so make things easier, especially if he could cook. Or maybe I should just mail-order a Sherpa, you know, just to force feed my middle class white-guilt a little food for thought. Skiing...what a total bourgeois thing, you know.

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I'm not cool or rich, yet I've managed to aquire quite a few skis. Guess my priorities are in the wrong place.
You and me both, Jer. I guess it's time to move to the flatlands and get myself straightened out.
post #48 of 54
Fischer RX-8 -- hard snow / groomer carver
Elan M666 -- all mountain mid-fat, crud buster. Seem to do everything well.
Atomic Sweet Daddy -- light, energetic bump/powder/all-mtn for soft snow
Volkl Karma -- fun twin tip, great in spring snow, decent all-mtn for bombing varied terrain
post #49 of 54
Volkl 5 stars 175 ice
K2 mod x 167 bumps
Line mothership flite 182 rock skis
Fischer Atua 186/garage... sold
Scott Mission 183/garage
Rossignol Scratch BC WRS 185 everyday
Scott P4 181 powder/crud
Volkl Gotama 183 powder
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by ramshackle View Post
I just wish I was cool enough and rich enough to have 4 pairs of skis with bindings so that I could come onto websites and ask such questions in order to be able to show my purchasing power.
Um, I am very cool, and am very rich compared to you I'm sure, seeing as I make a staggering $8.45 an hour.

I do have a ridiculous huge quiver, and have skied seven out of my nine mounted pair two or more times this season. I like my conspicuously, grossly, large assortment of skis, and if it is a token of the tremendous wealth I've accumulated by wiping people's butts (not a metaphor), I'm good with that.

I lived with just the contents of a backpack for a few years, and ate primarily out of dumpsters, so when I look at my insane collection of skis, I really don't go into a fit of guilt at my excess, I look at it as the logical counterbalance to my previous deprivation. Perhaps others have other forms of deprivation they are seeking to counterbalance in by such displays.

Further, I see anyone who flaunts their quiver as someone else who likes drawing attention to their hobby (as in, an aspect of their life they feel good about). Is scorn an appropriate response to this? If one was truely superior to those who exhibit such displays, would they feel the need to chide those with such a weakness?
post #51 of 54
186 Head iM 88- everyday I don't really need anything else, but...
182 Vist XFree- firm snow all mt. carving
185 Head GS RD
161 Head SL RD
194 Stockli Scot Schmidt- ludicrous speed
188 Stockli SS Pro-semi permanent loan to a friend
215 Salomon DH- DuH
186 iM 85 w/ Fritschi FR- early season ski lift
185 Volkl Karma P14- For Sale BRO.
180 Rossi Axium custom swallow tail-experiment
210 Dynastar Coup De Monde GS- old school
post #52 of 54
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185 Volkl Karma P14- For Sale BRO.
Really? How much??
post #53 of 54
Volantaddict nailed it, most of the people who talk about 'not being rich enough to afford skiing' usually have a $50,000 vehicle a McMansion and a golf club membership. it's a matter of priorities, I have a mountain bike thats worth twice as much as my car.
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Volantaddict nailed it, most of the people who talk about 'not being rich enough to afford skiing' usually have a $50,000 vehicle a McMansion and a golf club membership.
So true. Even here in Bozeman, there are plenty of people who don't ski, complaining about the cost. It's nice to hang out with them once in a while and watch some just-released DVDs on their 72" plasma, though.

Ski bums who make the least around here typically ski the most.


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it's a matter of priorities, I have a mountain bike thats worth twice as much as my car.
LOVE THAT! ditto! And my bike has a far better suspension system, too.

I will say, though: thank goodness for early-season season pass prices.
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