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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by PowHog View Post
That one's easy: tell her you got nailed by s.o. who was dazzled by your sexy a** and that your wife should be proud of having married that a** along with yourself.
PowHog, was that you behind me trying to cop a feel? Come clean, you're among friends.
post #32 of 49
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Tog, you remain my hero. Getting hurt on a pair of skis that did not belong to you - and that actually fit - well, there is a God, and he has a wry sense of humor.
And as for what my wife did or did not buy, if it gives her as much pleasure as I will get from the Blizzards, I am very cool with that.

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Bravo...
"...and that was it" ?
Dude, that was only last night...
The question is what did she purchase before that conversation?
I mean have you looked at her shoe collection recently?
They can get real expensive and can be hard to detect.
Just know that anything ending in "Blahnik" or "Choo" can be worth -a lot- of ski gear.


That's pretty rad. I wonder if he can identify your shoe, jewelry, clothes, whatever purchases as readily. I bet not.

I'll tell a little more to that story:
On the run I got injured I come out of the lodge grab the bright yellow Volkls click in and head to the lift. When I'm getting off at the top I look down at the skis and something is different. There's no sticker from the shop on the ski. Suddenly I realize that these aren't my demo skis ! I've got someone else's skis on!

Now I've got to get back to the lodge. I mean these were expensive skis at the time, I think they were $750 retail. You know wood core made from trees grown in the Volkl forest (this is what they claimed). Some shops even displayed the wood core on the wall.

Going down the trail and making a turn my knee just basically gave out because I had no acl. (I had this condition for almost 3 years unbeknowngst to me and two doctors). Now I'm injured on the trail with stolen skis.

When the toboggan arrived I told the ski patrol guy that these weren't my skis so could he radio down...He thought I was crazy.
" No, really you've got to tell someone"
Of course I'd come to a stop on the steepest part of the trail so getting into the toboggan was very difficult.
"I can make it over there where it's easier..."
"No, don't move"
In the meantime the guy whose skis I'd taken had reported them stolen. When we got down to first aid in the toboggan I insisted again that they call security. (lesson learned the hard way-wear your googles when traveling in a sled. The snow flies all over you). Well security knew all about the situation and had the guy with them who'd been freaking out over his new skis. They sent him over (with security guy) to collect them and bring my demos over.
Fortunately he didn't make a fuss he was just glad to get them back. (I mean what's he going to say I'm lying on the table surrounded by all these first aid people)

Of course after all that brouhaha I felt like I was being detained from my purchase vector. ("damnit I need to buy these things- stop holding me up!") I then had to go directly to the shop and buy them.
Well ok., to save time we went back to the house, girlfriend got the clothes etc., (I had no crutches so I'm in the back seat) and then went to the store. Really, she was sweet - I don't know how I would have bought them without her.

I insisted I take them home. "I need something to look at while I get better"
They don't fit in the trunk since they're long (205cm) so they have to ride in the car with us. I got to pet them (just the skis) for 3 1/2 hours on the ride back.

Two days later I had the arthroscopic surgery and the doctor told me. "You don't have an acl and haven't for some time because there's scar tissue on it"
Yeah, don't you remember 3 years ago? You said it was fine after that -pull on the lower leg- test.

I will say that having those brand new skis in the wrapper (well I peeled one back a little so I could feel the base...) gave me inspiration for the two rehabs -arthro and acl reconstruction.

Ok the sick part is that the next year when I came back I purchased the exact same ski in a size 5cm less so I'd have both 205 and 200cm. (well that one was used so maybe not so bad)
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post
If your wife is worth keeping, she'll say, "Hey, cool Blizzards".
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All you guys are just weenies. Last night we were wathching the primary results and I looked over at my bride and said "I bought a new pair of skis last night." And she said,"What are they." And I said, "A pair of Blizzard fatties." And that was it. No oriental rug or sibling ski tribute.
So, she's a keeper.
post #34 of 49
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So, she's a keeper.
In Maine we'd say she's a "keepah." And has been, going on 26 years.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post


That's pretty rad. I wonder if he can identify your shoe, jewelry, clothes, whatever purchases as readily. I bet not.
Hmmmmm, well since I don't have a ton of shoes, jewelry(watch and wedding ring only), and most of my clothes are activity related(ski, golf, biking) with a couple dresses for church or night on the town thrown in, I'd say, he's pretty safe.
Now, my quiver of skis is something he has a hard time keeping up with. The changes this year are a tad................hmmmmmmmmm, over the top.
Now, when are my bros going to be mounted so I can give them a test drive?

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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
I'll tell a little more to that story:
On the run I got injured I come out of the lodge grab the bright yellow Volkls click in and head to the lift. When I'm getting off at the top I look down at the skis and something is different. There's no sticker from the shop on the ski. Suddenly I realize that these aren't my demo skis ! I've got someone else's skis on!

Now I've got to get back to the lodge. I mean these were expensive skis at the time, I think they were $750 retail. You know wood core made from trees grown in the Volkl forest (this is what they claimed). Some shops even displayed the wood core on the wall.

Going down the trail and making a turn my knee just basically gave out because I had no acl. (I had this condition for almost 3 years unbeknowngst to me and two doctors). Now I'm injured on the trail with stolen skis.

When the toboggan arrived I told the ski patrol guy that these weren't my skis so could he radio down...He thought I was crazy.
" No, really you've got to tell someone"
Of course I'd come to a stop on the steepest part of the trail so getting into the toboggan was very difficult.
"I can make it over there where it's easier..."
"No, don't move"
In the meantime the guy whose skis I'd taken had reported them stolen. When we got down to first aid in the toboggan I insisted again that they call security. (lesson learned the hard way-wear your googles when traveling in a sled. The snow flies all over you). Well security knew all about the situation and had the guy with them who'd been freaking out over his new skis. They sent him over (with security guy) to collect them and bring my demos over.
Fortunately he didn't make a fuss he was just glad to get them back. (I mean what's he going to say I'm lying on the table surrounded by all these first aid people)

Of course after all that brouhaha I felt like I was being detained from my purchase vector. ("damnit I need to buy these things- stop holding me up!") I then had to go directly to the shop and buy them.
Well ok., to save time we went back to the house, girlfriend got the clothes etc., (I had no crutches so I'm in the back seat) and then went to the store. Really, she was sweet - I don't know how I would have bought them without her.

I insisted I take them home. "I need something to look at while I get better"
They don't fit in the trunk since they're long (205cm) so they have to ride in the car with us. I got to pet them (just the skis) for 3 1/2 hours on the ride back.

Two days later I had the arthroscopic surgery and the doctor told me. "You don't have an acl and haven't for some time because there's scar tissue on it"
Yeah, don't you remember 3 years ago? You said it was fine after that -pull on the lower leg- test.

I will say that having those brand new skis in the wrapper (well I peeled one back a little so I could feel the base...) gave me inspiration for the two rehabs -arthro and acl reconstruction.

Ok the sick part is that the next year when I came back I purchased the exact same ski in a size 5cm less so I'd have both 205 and 200cm. (well that one was used so maybe not so bad)
Now, that's a story!!!
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by deliberate1 View Post
PowHog, was that you behind me trying to cop a feel? Come clean, you're among friends.
You'd still be squeaking if it would have ben me.....
post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by deliberate1 View Post
So I got taken out the weekend before last by a skier who pulled up behind me because, she later told me, she really liked my style. To her I owe some internal damage to my right knee. So I am start rehab tomorrow for it - and last night I bought a new pair of Blizzard Chronus Titans. Some (like my dear wife) might see somewhat of a disconnect here. I was was just going to tell her that the purchase was just a cry for help. Or that I thought I was buying a heating pad and must have hit the wrong button. Ladies, would you buy that? A little help....
For your sake, I'm assuming the woman who complimented you...was quite good looking and then, being of the masculine religion, you went ahead thinking all sorts of things...except about where you were skiing...and caused you to damage your knee?
post #38 of 49
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Marcski, in point of fact, the sequence of events was not fueled by testosterone-induced distraction. I was flat on my back trying to figure out what the hell happened when my nemesis came over and told me how this all unfolded. I will say, however, that she was an utterly charming British woman. And a danger to those around her.
post #39 of 49
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You'd still be squeaking if it would have ben me.....
Well, now that you mention it.....
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by deliberate1 View Post
...though, as you say, it will "mean something very different to her."
Yeah---in my house it would mean "jewelry item!"

Just remember, it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission!
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
Stop encouraging me.... there's a pair of 177cm i.M 78s going for half price, and yes, I could easily sneak them downstairs. Hey she just got a pair of '05/'06 Foils to play with (but they were really, really, silly cheap - one sixth price rather than half).
Me no weenie I just emerged from the workshop with skis in hand and presented them as a done deal. Then I wowed her with how cheap I got the bindings. No pain. She even commented on how great they look. Mind you, I think she's humouring me and putting it down to mid-life crisis
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by deliberate1 View Post
So I got taken out the weekend before last by a skier who pulled up behind me because, she later told me, she really liked my style. To her I owe some internal damage to my right knee. So I am start rehab tomorrow for it - and last night I bought a new pair of Blizzard Chronus Titans. Some (like my dear wife) might see somewhat of a disconnect here. I was was just going to tell her that the purchase was just a cry for help. Or that I thought I was buying a heating pad and must have hit the wrong button...
I think you are on the right track. I usually say something completely ridiculous. Like... well this PT recommended these as a knee brace. Keep a straight face and nod. It also helps if you are worth more alive than dead.
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
It also helps if you are worth more alive than dead.
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have a winner.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
It also helps if you are worth more alive than dead.
Oh, crap! My wife just upped my life insurance policy limit...:
post #45 of 49
He gets his nice stuff...I get mine without any whining. You guys are getting off easy with skis...they're cheap compared to $5k mountain/road bikes.
post #46 of 49
Well since you posted another thread saying the new boards are here I'll give this one a bump. How does she like them?
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post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Well since you posted another thread saying the new boards are here I'll give this one a bump. How does she like them?
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Bro, they have not yet been introduced (all illicit toys are delivered to my office in the dead of night by UPS Black Ops).
post #48 of 49
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Bro, they have not yet been introduced (all illicit toys are delivered to my office in the dead of night by UPS Black Ops).
You got Bro's too!!!
You dooooo have some splainin' ta do!!!!!
post #49 of 49
Originally Posted by crgildart
Well since you posted another thread saying the new boards are here I'll give this one a bump. How does she like them?


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Bro, they have not yet been introduced (all illicit toys are delivered to my office in the dead of night by UPS Black Ops).
OIC, I guess you'd better call them and have them put a BIG rush delivery on that new helmet. I think you're gonna need it
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