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post #1 of 18
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I've spent the last few years trying to convince my now "former" significant other that each pair of skis that I bought was to fill a "missing category" in my quiver.
So how many different categories of skis are there? "All Mountain" is not an option here.
So far, I've come up with:
Slalom (ie Fischer SL)
Detuned Slalom (ie Fischer SC)
Hyper-carver (ie Palmer P02)
GS (ie Fischer GS)
Detuned GS (ie Fischer RC)
Supercross (ie Atomic SX-11)
mid-fat (ie K2 PE)
park (ie anything with a skull on it)
powder (ie Gotama)
boutique ski (ie Sterling)
skis with a machine gun somewhere on the topskin (ie where do I begin?)

Any others?

Any others?
post #2 of 18
I think you nailed them all. I can't believe your "Former" did not understand your needs. I tend to be more into skiwear these days>
post #3 of 18
You forgot Super-G, Downhill and Big Mountain (eg. LPs)
post #4 of 18
You are home now..you don't have to convince us. Ler her go...let her go.
post #5 of 18
sounds more like you came up with creative sub and sub-sub categories!

but you forgot:

Reverse Camber Powder Specific

Powder Slalom (for those who like to carve the fluff)

Powder GS

and...

Rock Skis

Billy Goat Skis

Spring Corn Specific Skis

AT/Side-Country/Slack Country/BC set-up

and...the list goes on and on til the break of dawn...


oh yeah, for the record skulls on park skis is so several seasons ago.

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by steelman View Post
I think you nailed them all.
I'm confused. Are we talking about my ex girlfriends or ski categories?

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Originally Posted by steelman View Post
I can't believe your "Former" did not understand your needs.
Well, she didn't, but I don't think that a ski forum is the right place to discuss "my needs".


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I tend to be more into skiwear these days>
Good for you, but that's a little more info than I needed!
post #7 of 18
quikk9: I've spent the last few years trying to convince my now "former" significant other that each pair of skis that I bought was to fill a "missing category" in my quiver.

I can see why your SO is now your former SO.
post #8 of 18
Mogul Skis, Park Air, Park Rail, and Park Pipe.
post #9 of 18
You forgot the giant carver category filled by the Nordica Hellcat and Fischer RX Big Heat.

Here is the list in my mind:
DH
SG
GS
SL
Competition Bump Skis
Retail GS
Retail SL
SkiCross
All-Mountain Short Turn Carver
All-Mountain Long Turn Carver
All-Mountain Skinny Mid-Fat
All-Mountain Wide Mid-Fat
Twin Tipped Park Skis
Giant All-Mountain Carver
Traditional Fat Skis
Twin Tipped Fat Skis
Enormously Wide Powder Skis
New School Powder Skis (reverse camber, etc.)

You can also add divisions for Telemark and AT skis...

Later

GREG
post #10 of 18
Mono skis, Tandem skis (two pilots), water skis, grass skis, snowblades...
post #11 of 18
My new category...

Race Stock Recreational Skis
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
I've spent the last few years trying to convince my now "former" significant other that each pair of skis that I bought was to fill a "missing category" in my quiver.
So how many different categories of skis are there? "All Mountain" is not an option here.
I think the midfat is the new "all mountain".

As for your Former SO, WTF is wrong with her?
That's all I really wanted to say........I'll go wax all my skis now, and make that call on the new pair I'm anticipating.
post #13 of 18
What you need to cheer you up is a good break-up ski. Maybe the "Troublemaker" or the
"Monster".
post #14 of 18
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What you need to cheer you up is a good break-up ski. Maybe the "Troublemaker" or the
"Monster".
Now you're thinking!
Something for "off piste"!
post #15 of 18
oh noez, is this the one you bought the jacket(s) for?
post #16 of 18
yeah that and mount it with some "freeride" bindings ... umm this conversation could go down hill quick (oh man can't believe I just made that pun
post #17 of 18
Doesn't Atomic make the "Pimp" :

It sounds like there is room in your quiver for at least two or three SO's to take the place of the last one. They do say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.
post #18 of 18
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They do say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.
I'm not sure who "they" are, but "they" may be right!
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