Now I know not everyone can afford new gear on a regular basis, but whats with some people skiing with vintage crap that has already delaminated, and even broken apart then screwing it together with sheet rock screws? And how about the people who go around with duct taped gloves and jackets???? I mean you can go on ebay or even to any store and get stuff on clearance that is only a season or two old that costs less than some lift tickets and is better than the 80's circa stuff these people are running...I just dont get it, is this a cool thing to do? Man if my stuff fell apart like that there is only one place where it would be seen...the trash can. This past week in Stowe I saw some kid racers with taped up Reusch gloves, I saw a guy with screws all around the edges of his straight k2 skis, and a kid with duct tape all over the front of his Lange boots. I almost felt like donating some money to help them get some new gear! Ive even seen instructors and patrol with gear in various states of disarray...is this some medal of honor to go around with used-beyond-life-span gear?
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1/4/07 at 9:54pm