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post #31 of 111
XJguy - I keep a roll of duct tape in the back of my old XJ in case I need it to hold the engine hoses together, and avoid getting stuck on the highway. I can afford new hoses, but in an emergency it's worked great. And my fender trim was held on by a sheet rock screw or two in a pinch as well. When your jeep gets old, you'll understand!
post #32 of 111
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
Using duct tape = less money spent on gear = more money for lift tickets =
I can relate to that.
What I don't get is how come people need to buy $200 dollar pants to go skiing. We are not talking about an attempt on Everest here! I remember skiing in thermal underwear, jeans, and an ordinary winter coat.
Duck tape? I do seem to recall something about hockey tape to cover the vents on goggles so your eyes didn't tear up at speed, I guess duck tape is more stylish:.
post #33 of 111
just remember, the silver kind is faster!!
post #34 of 111
let me see if I got this right: it is wrong for a person, whom happens to LOVE the activity (skiing), but unfortunately can not afford to purchase new gear, to use their old and still functioning gear?

your attitude and intolerance towards others whom are in a lesser tax bracket requires some kinda fastner 'cause it's falling apart @ the seams!
Question for yah: you buy yer gear with your hard earned $, or did yer mommy & daddy?

Keep your eyes on the prize not the others guys!
(loosely translates to: Lighten up and mind yer own affairs/business. If it bothers you maybe you should quite gawking!)
post #35 of 111
/hijack

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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
Dude...get a life. Why not vent about things that really matter, like why so many people lower the bar on the chair lift. Now that really gets me going....

Powdr


I can answer why I lower the bar. I blew out my PCL years ago. For those that don't know, the PCL crosses the ACL at the back of your knee making an X. The PCL is twice as strong as your ACL and holds your upper and lower leg together. If you have no PCL and your leg is hanging off a chair with a ski and boot connected to it, you will be in serious agony in a short time. And I always give warning.

/stop hijack
post #36 of 111
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Originally Posted by marta View Post
XJguy - I keep a roll of duct tape in the back of my old XJ in case I need it to hold the engine hoses together, and avoid getting stuck on the highway. I can afford new hoses, but in an emergency it's worked great. And my fender trim was held on by a sheet rock screw or two in a pinch as well. When your jeep gets old, you'll understand!

Heh heh, duct tape, or speed tape as we call it in the automotive world. Its Jeep thing and beleive me I understand!

The XJs are old! 86 and 92..but I'm a bit of the anal Jeeper, need it all fixed or replaced to 100%. Course the tape can mean the difference between getting stranded on the trail and getting home.

But my ski gear is not my Jeep gear.
post #37 of 111
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Originally Posted by Freeheelin View Post
let me see if I got this right: it is wrong for a person, whom happens to LOVE the activity (skiing), but unfortunately can not afford to purchase new gear, to use their old and still functioning gear?

your attitude and intolerance towards others whom are in a lesser tax bracket requires some kinda fastner 'cause it's falling apart @ the seams!
Question for yah: you buy yer gear with your hard earned $, or did yer mommy & daddy?

Keep your eyes on the prize not the others guys!
(loosely translates to: Lighten up and mind yer own affairs/business. If it bothers you maybe you should quite gawking!)
If this is directed at me...I dont have intolerance, I feel that eveyone is entitled to do what they please with whatever they have. I am just wondering why I see this that is all. What they ski and do is of no consequence to me, unless of course their sheet rock screwed skis break apart and have them land in front of me so that we collide into each other.

Yes I bought all my own gear, at times I have spent every last dollar to my name, yes depleted the bank account, to pay for my skiing addiction. So perhaps this is why I am finding it peculiar for someone to ski with gear that should have been discarded when the first Bush was in office, especially in light of the fact that for about $200 you can outfit yourself head to toe with better gear and skis as well. There are skis given away for free all over the internet that are better than what some of these people are using. When I say better I mean, safer, better design, better construction, and easier to use. While at Hunter last season they had a basket with skis, boots helmets etc., I am not kidding you, one could have bought a whole getup for less than $100, helmet included. This stuff was all under 5yrs old. If you dont have $100 to ensure your comfort and safety while skiing then perhaps you should take up a more wallet freindly activity like maybe a game of marbles.
post #38 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
What they ski and do is of no consequence to me, unless of course their sheet rock screwed skis break apart and have them land in front of me so that we collide into each other.

only thing that matters is: did that happen actually happen to you?

While yer at it you may as well bitch about snowboarders 'cause I seeing snowboard binding parts and their carcasses littered all over the slopes, not screws and duct tape.
post #39 of 111
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Originally Posted by Freeheelin View Post
only thing that matters is: did that happen actually happen to you?

While yer at it you may as well bitch about snowboarders 'cause I seeing snowboard binding parts and their carcasses littered all over the slopes, not screws and duct tape.

Dont even get me started on that issue.......
post #40 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
...activity like maybe a game of marbles.
Now that's an idea. I wonder how I could rig some marbles on the bottom of my rock skis so I can use them in the summer. Any ideas anyone?, Duct tape? Would that work? Oh, and if you come up with an idea, it was actually my idea and I will patent it. I'll share though. : Well, maybe not.
post #41 of 111
So would duct tape and goretex count as real steeze or fake steeze? i jsut don't know!!!! I can't tell the difference.
post #42 of 111
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
post #43 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
Heh heh, duct tape, or speed tape as we call it in the automotive world. Its Jeep thing and beleive me I understand!

The XJs are old! 86 and 92..but I'm a bit of the anal Jeeper, need it all fixed or replaced to 100%. Course the tape can mean the difference between getting stranded on the trail and getting home.

But my ski gear is not my Jeep gear.
So what's the difference between clinging to an old trail-beaten vehicle b/c you like it, where nothing to you in this world can replace it (and with XJ's that rings loud and clear), and old trail-beaten ski gear, that to some folks, nothing can replace either?
post #44 of 111
Maybe we should use duct tape to hold up the bar on the chairlift???
post #45 of 111
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Originally Posted by marta View Post
So what's the difference between clinging to an old trail-beaten vehicle b/c you like it, where nothing to you in this world can replace it (and with XJ's that rings loud and clear), and old trail-beaten ski gear, that to some folks, nothing can replace either?
You know the answer to that one....I mean were talking about an XJ here! The second most successful vehicle made in history, one which has not been replaced by anything to date (though new Rubicon Unlimited 4door is damn sweet).

Ski gear is mostly comprised of clothing, the same reason I dont wear a suit to work that has holes in it and is duct taped I would not do it on the mountain..unless I was really strapped, even then I would stitch and patch it rather than tape it!

As far as skis, they are not like the XJ which is as good as a vehicle of that type has gotten, skis keep getting better and the Jeep can be repaired to better than new, the skis with the cracks and screws is not better than one that is intact nor can it ever be made to be.

BTW for those who are wondering what the hell me and Marta are talking about: XJ is the factory designation for the Jeep Cherokee produced from 1984-2001, the vehicle that began the SUV market and is considered to be the most successful car ever produced next to the VW beetle.
post #46 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
Ski gear is mostly comprised of clothing, the same reason I dont wear a suit to work that has holes in it and is duct taped I would not do it on the mountain..unless I was really strapped, even then I would stitch and patch it rather than tape it!
Oh, man! You gotta relax!! How can you equate work and skiing unless you're working while skiing? This is for FUN, not money. You're so uptight you're not only worrying about your own image, but everyone elses's as well. Wow.
post #47 of 111
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
Oh, man! You gotta relax!! How can you equate work and skiing unless you're working while skiing? This is for FUN, not money. You're so uptight you're not only worrying about your own image, but everyone elses's as well. Wow.

He needs to create a reality based TV program where he confronts certain individuals and challenges them to improve their personal steeze.
post #48 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
.......Ski gear is mostly comprised of clothing,..........
Wow, I don't even know what to say. My concept of skiing and ski gear and yours are just not even in the same universe. Give me Carhartts and a well tuned ski any day.

It takes all kinds I guess.
post #49 of 111
Duct tape makes you look like a local dood.
post #50 of 111
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Duct Tape Forever

If the women don't find ya handsom, they should at least find you handy
I am a man
I can change
If I have to...I guess
post #51 of 111
Two separate issues here -- people with good gear, who ski well, who fix it/prevent leaks/decorate it with duct tape (the racers and others who ski a lot). The other issue is the people with very old gear -- the long straight skis on the older people who only ski a few times a year (or maybe just every few years). I know they feel they don't ski enough to justify new gear and some don't have the money -- but I just wish they could experience skiing on the new gear. Many would benifit tremendously from it. Especially the older folks -- the new skis are so much easier muscularly than long straight boards.
post #52 of 111
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Originally Posted by Utah49 View Post
Telerod You need a secret password to get into the places that the Duct tape and gortex crowd use at Deer Valley.
The only day I skied there, I took two snowcat rides into Empire Canyon for $5 each on top of the lift ticket price. That was very nice. When we round-tripped it, they took us to a steeper line. There was less than a foot of new snow, but untracked and very fun. After that we regrouped with my uncle and we skied icy steeps because he is not into off-piste. One of the best days of my limited skiing life though for those two runs. Good times!
post #53 of 111
I just got my brandy new $pyder jacket. It came in the mail.

Had I known it had a chrome $pyder on the back that would rival the front grille of a Dodge Ram pick-em-up I probably would have never ordered it.

It is gonna' get a layer of duct tape till I can figure out the final "disposition" of that .... that .... chrome "thing".

BTW .... I may have misunderstood, but the last person I would take any advice on anything from is someone who is "into XJ's". Talk about having a few loose screws!

That is the "auto-erotic" equivalent of "being into" submissive sex with some dominatrix who has to take a regular dose of antibiotics.

Jus' ... my HO.

PS ..... my racer kid with duct tape will ski rings around you ....
post #54 of 111
Gaperism number 1,732: ask "what's up with all the duct tape".
post #55 of 111
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
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?
Well, now we indeed know that the end of the world is near! The horror!! : : :

Seriously, why does it matter to you, are they such a detriment to your precious illusions of ski gear purity that you need to decry such deviant behavior?

Some people would rather ski more than buy newer gear, and yes, it IS one or the other for some. Oh, and check this: new cheapo gloves $15, roll of duck tape $2.50, look on the snooty guy's face when he sees the duct tape on the gloves, priceless.
post #56 of 111
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
I just got my brandy new $pyder jacket. It came in the mail.

Had I known it had a chrome $pyder on the back that would rival the front grille of a Dodge Ram pick-em-up I probably would have never ordered it.

It is gonna' get a layer of duct tape till I can figure out the final "disposition" of that .... that .... chrome "thing".

BTW .... I may have misunderstood, but the last person I would take any advice on anything from is someone who is "into XJ's". Talk about having a few loose screws!

That is the "auto-erotic" equivalent of "being into" submissive sex with some dominatrix who has to take a regular dose of antibiotics.

Jus' ... my HO.

PS ..... my racer kid with duct tape will ski rings around you ....
Uh oh looks like we found a Ford Exploder driver
post #57 of 111
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
Well, now we indeed know that the end of the world is near! The horror!! : : :

Seriously, why does it matter to you, are they such a detriment to your precious illusions of ski gear purity that you need to decry such deviant behavior?

Some people would rather ski more than buy newer gear, and yes, it IS one or the other for some. Oh, and check this: new cheapo gloves $15, roll of duck tape $2.50, look on the snooty guy's face when he sees the duct tape on the gloves, priceless.

Actually it doesnt matter, Im just a curious type of fellow
post #58 of 111
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
Wow, I don't even know what to say. My concept of skiing and ski gear and yours are just not even in the same universe. Give me Carhartts and a well tuned ski any day.

It takes all kinds I guess.

Hmm lets see,

Skis + boots + poles = naked skier (total of 6 items)

Jacket + gloves + hat + goggles + socks + lower base layer + top base layer + top mid layer + pants + camel back = everything else you need to realistically ski and live to ski another day (total of 12 items)

Yep like I said, ski gear is mostly clothes.
post #59 of 111
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
He needs to create a reality based TV program where he confronts certain individuals and challenges them to improve their personal steeze.
Thats a hella good idea, but I think they have like 10 shows on TV like that already...but not about skiing!
post #60 of 111
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
Oh, man! You gotta relax!! How can you equate work and skiing unless you're working while skiing? This is for FUN, not money. You're so uptight you're not only worrying about your own image, but everyone elses's as well. Wow.
Its not really about image....its about performance levels. I am a firm beleiver that if youre going to do something then do it right or dont do it at all. Duct tape, is a temporary "field" fix, not to be replaced with a good suture and patch job...but I am not even talking about the little field repair that you taped because your jacket snagged the door lock as you were exiting to the slopes, I am talking about stuff that is laughably destroyed and being held together largly by duct tape for years.

But in the case of the screwed together 1986 skis...just throw them away....youll be happy you did.
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