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My New Quiver?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
So I think I may be updating my quiver after only a year.

Last Year's Quiver:
180 AK No Ka Oi
176 Armada AR5
175 Blizzard Titan 9 (still unmounted)
177 Volkl Karma
177 Volkl Mantra

This year I ditched the Armadas (still trying to sell them) and added the 185 Volant Spatula to the quiver.

This past weekend I rode the AK King Salmon and bought a pair. 180 and similar dimensions to the Mantra. The added 3cm and a bit more flexibility made them much more versatile in my opinion. So I think my Mantras will be going up on the block.

I also demoed the old piss green Blizzard Titan 9 in a 181. While it's only 82 underfoot, I think it may be replacing my Karma (provided I can still find a pair...found one set of new ones from a shop back East but their asking price is the same as what the new '07 T9's are going for. Crazy!)

So, if all goes as planned my new quiver will be:
180 AK No Ka Oi (designated as my Spring ski)
189 AK King Salmon (designated as l5 days+ leftovers powder ski)
181 Blizzard Titan 9 (designated as everyday/mildly hard snow ski)
185 Volant Spatula (designated for fresh and 2-3 day leftover powder ski)
post #2 of 27
Thread Starter 
i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
Check with Phil P, I think sometimes he doesn't make it through November without ditching and rebuilding...
post #4 of 27
Pity bump

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i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
Dookster you're thinking too much. Buy...sell...trade...mix it up....that's what makes it fun.

I generally have an idea of what I want to try from reading reviews on tgr...then if I spot a deal on one of my "finalists" I grab it. If I like it I keep it, if I don't I sell it. By using the "only when I get a good deal" method I don't lose much, if any $$ in the process. If I have overlap and I stop skiing a ski, I sell it. I also lean more toward skis from 3-5 years ago that are super cheap (like my 10:exs that I got for $70 WITH axial 140s at a ski swap).

I bought Blowers this year and sold my big daddys...turns out I think I like my Big Daddys better...oh well....now if you know where I can get 190 DP Lotus 120, flex 2 then I'm all ears :
post #5 of 27
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i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
The answer to the above question; Yes.

But as X-EC said, that's part of the fun. I turn over skis primarily because my goals have changed, and because it keeps things interesting.

Cheers,

Michael
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
Haven't found myself in that position, but I can see why you would wish to rebuild. There's nothing in that quiver that's narrow enough to really have fun when there's no new snow.

Get thyself a pair of Head SuperShapes and thy quest will be over.

Hey... you asked.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
^thanks Bob!

I know I am lacking a serious "narrow" ski.

Keep eyeing the Machete McG, which I believe is between a 62-69mm waist. Just need to decide between the 178 or 183 and then talk the shop down from their ridiculous $699 price that's trapped in their 'puter.

On the Head tip, I have only ridden the iM88, which didn't cotton to me at all.

I'm not averse to trying one of their carvers, though...
post #8 of 27
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Keep eyeing the Machete McG, which I believe is between a 62-69mm waist. Just need to decide between the 178 or 183 and then talk the shop down from their ridiculous $699 price that's trapped in their 'puter.
Dookey67,

For a nice hard snow carver, I really think you should be able to do the ski & binding (assume its a system) for much less than $700, probably closer to $500. Prices will really drop in a couple weeks.


or less

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=53294
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Monster 72 w/RFD11 Railflex: $399
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post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
yeah, i haven't even started looking for a narrow carver. still tryining to track down a set of unmounted, new Blizzard Titan 9's from last season (the lovely piss green uns).

i also have to get my Karmas and Mantras tuned and then set about putting them up on the block.
post #10 of 27
not sure why you're looking for last yearrs T9 : , this years blue is so much nicer than piss green - especially at the price Christy sports were doing them for!.

I skied mine for the first time last week when we got the new snow at Heavenly and was inpressed. OK, i will get round to writing up a review soon
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
i'm vain.

the piss green is more to my liking than the steel blue.

what was Christy unloading them for?
post #12 of 27
Dookey - i see a big gap in your quiver. A gap that could be filled with a pair of early 90's vintage 212 GS race skis.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
I actually have Piss Yellow Rossi 7S circa 1987ish (whenever Alberto Tomba was rockin' them and actually winning medals) in a 198.

Just trying to find some new binders to slap on 'em since the 797's are ancient (and about 3 boot sizes too big).

post #14 of 27
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i'm vain.

the piss green is more to my liking than the steel blue.

what was Christy unloading them for?
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Originally Posted by howell3
So too lazy to start a new thread but christy Sports is giving away Blizzard Titan Nines.

http://store.christysports.com/catal...itan_nine_0607

Today they're $269, price has moved up and down last few days. So far this is the lowest. Plus freee shipping
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
I actually have Piss Yellow Rossi 7S circa 1987ish (whenever Alberto Tomba was rockin' them and actually winning medals) in a 198.

Just trying to find some new binders to slap on 'em since the 797's are ancient (and about 3 boot sizes too big).

Might I suggest some 1991 Marker MRRs with a 32 DIN?
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
now here's my dilemma:

found some 2005 piss green 181 T9's (82mm waist) for a "firm" $510 plus shipping from a shop on the EC.

the Christy 2006 Blue 181 T9's are $364!

the newish ones are an 86mm waist, correct? (they say 92mm, but I thought that was for the 188)

i am a vain mofo and really dig the piss green...but the price on the newer ones is kinda hard to ignore...
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
now here's my dilemma:

found some 2005 piss green 181 T9's (82mm waist) for a "firm" $510 plus shipping from a shop on the EC.

the Christy 2006 Blue 181 T9's are $364!

the newish ones are an 86mm waist, correct? (they say 92mm, but I thought that was for the 188)

i am a vain mofo and really dig the piss green...but the price on the newer ones is kinda hard to ignore...
Yes, the new ones are 120/86/109 in the 181. The 188 is 92 i think. I noticed the price had gone back up, means the original deal was pretty good . Your call but to me it is a no-brainer...
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
anybody skied both the '05 82mm waisted T9 AND the '06 86mm waisted T9?

what's the difference, if any (is 4mm really that noticeable)?

i know the 86 would probably make it a bit more akin to my 87mm waisted Karma, which i was planning to unload if I bite the bullet on the T9's...
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
as if trying to decide between buying a pair of 2005 Titan 9's or 2007 Titan 9's wasn't hard enough:

http://shop.ski-bilek.de/

now the 2008's are out!!!

The Chronus looks like the successor to the T9...
post #20 of 27
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as if trying to decide between buying a pair of 2005 Titan 9's or 2007 Titan 9's wasn't hard enough:

http://shop.ski-bilek.de/

now the 2008's are out!!!

The Chronus looks like the successor to the T9...
I see the problem, you used to be indecisive, now you're just not sure!
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
yup!

gonna demo the 2006/07 blues this weekend at Heavenly.

prolly not gonna wait for the 2008's, but we shall see (not even sure who will be carrying them next season as the shops in SLT seem to be purging their leftovers from this season)
post #22 of 27
Man dookey do you admit your skis are so short when your on TGR see over there if your skis are under 190 your considered a little girl and hey how do you ski 7 pair of skis at once I mean your quiver has a lot of overlap and hey why did you stop at 7 pair I mean if you have that many you may as well have one of every single kind and just quit doing everything else besides buying skis especially since all your skis are soft snow girlie skis and none of them shows what a big he man you are I mean come on do you want to get laughed off TGR or what.
post #23 of 27
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Might I suggest some 1991 Marker MRRs with a 32 DIN?
Yeah on a pair of Atomic Bill Johnson Red Sled 223s that would be a real he man ski setup no doubt about manhood there.
post #24 of 27
ramshackle - I know you can still buy that stuff legally in most states, but that doesn't mean it's not good for you. That stuff can and will rot your brain eventually.

PS - Bill Johnson was a nose picker.
post #25 of 27
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ramshackle - I know you can still buy that stuff legally in most states, but that doesn't mean it's not good for you. That stuff can and will rot your brain eventually.

PS - Bill Johnson was a nose picker.
Look man I hear theres a few states out there where you can still get sudafed to cook up into that sweet rock candy that smokes so good and rots your teeth right I mean that cat piss smell isnt always from cats sometimes they dont even have cats in that rundown trailer but hey anyway lets get back to the topic of dookeys quiver I mean why doesnt he have anything longer than 180 I mean is he a midget who weighs 85 pounds or what.
post #26 of 27
ramshackle - you wouldn't by any chance hail from Tooele, Utah would you?

As long as I'm cluttering up this thread, I may as well contribute something.
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
i guess i should really have posed this as a question in the form of:

has anybody else built a quiver, used it for a season and then found that they were disatisfied with it and wished to re-build it?
Not me. I usually buy skis I already know I'll like and then after I get really used to them I end up liking them even more. They kinda become part of me and I get sentimental about them. As a result, I usually end up skiing them for multiple seasons (plus, the kind of skiing I do doesn't require perfect bases/edges). I also have a pretty small quiver:

-Sanouk - powder gun
-Head Monster 103 - crud blaster
-Explosiv - touring ski

Really, it'll be a sad day when I've gotta replace any of them.
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
why am i thinking we need to start a Ramshackle Vs. Jer thread somewhere?
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