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post #31 of 155
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
...my feet.... man they're good
I’m jealous of those perfect feet...

...my prized possession:

Footbeds
post #32 of 155
My Dachstein V4's. Pitty they went belly up when Kneissl absorbed them when they tried to build their Gross Kneisslischen Reich. (and failed to do so)
post #33 of 155
My dad's old climbing skins......from real seals, brown with speckles.
post #34 of 155
My poles

K2 6 Speeds. 137 CM.

As my friend stan once remarked "man these are dainty poles". What can I say I'm a dainty skier.
post #35 of 155
The Race of My life... Auf Deutsch given to me by the author himself, authographed and all.
post #36 of 155
I guess I would have to say the Snowbowl patch on my hat. It was given to me by someone who has worked and skied there for many years. He told me that I had earned it, which made me feel like I had become part of the family. I suppose being relentlessly fanatical has it's perks, beyond living the dream and all.
post #37 of 155
The most difficult item to replace would be my Head WC boots with custom footbeds made and fitted by HH. By far and away the warmest, most comfortable and efficient boots I have ever owned. Don't know if it would be possible to duplicate these again. My most prized possession would be my jacket, LL Bean Mountain Pro GoreTex. Never too hot, never too cold, light weight, excellent breathability, all the bells and whistles. LL Bean discontinued making them when ASC went out of business. Should have bought a spare when I had the chance.
post #38 of 155
My ZipFit Liners. I was in constant pain from a lump on my ankle (which developed after I broke my ankle the winter before this one) until I got the ZipFit liners. Now I can ski all day (and all night!) without any pain. :
post #39 of 155
I guess my most prized possession isn't in my possession. That would be the old carved in wood Lift Ticket sign that hung above the outside ticket window on the old lodge at Laurel Mountain. That sign now hangs above the bar in the Wildcat Lounge in the new Laurel Lodge. All the more reason to get that hill open again.
post #40 of 155
A few things. My first all wooden skis that I learned on and the ski school bell from the first area I taught at (saved it from the dumpster).

RW
post #41 of 155
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the ski school bell from the first area I taught at (saved it from the dumpster).
That's a good one.

Aside from whatever the latest addition to my quiver is (this season it was a pair of Head Supershape Magnums), I'd have to go with my '04 Head 1100SW's. Awesome skis, they served me well for 3 seasons, been around the world and back, and passed my Level 3 on them. Retired after last season, they now have a place of honour as wall decoration.
post #42 of 155
Richie-Dick, Instead of starting threads about big wasteful SUV's and favorite inanimate possessions, why not grow some soul and go have some real experiences for yourself. You seem to be very distracted by all the material things in your life. Remember, you are not your things.
Peace!
post #43 of 155
Probably my frame of lift passes. When I have enough I want to have them under the glass of a coffee table

I have a pass from every resort I have ever skied (that didn't have those sticker type ones). A couple from '89 in Norway when was as 4 years old and first went skiing. The coolest one is from Soviet era Bulgaria which is hand written.
post #44 of 155
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Probably my frame of lift passes. When I have enough I want to have them under the glass of a coffee table

I have a pass from every resort I have ever skied (that didn't have those sticker type ones). A couple from '89 in Norway when was as 4 years old and first went skiing. The coolest one is from Soviet era Bulgaria which is hand written.
I keep all of mine still attached to the front zipper pull of my teal and purple Columbia Whirlybird ski jacket. I'd say that I have about 130 or more on there so it has gotten really hard to actually see while skiing lately or to use the zipper. The wire wickets alone must weigh about a pound and a half! I wear a neoprene face mask every day to avoid the black eyes and papercuts on my cheeks that I used to get from the wind beating them against my face while I was skiing. People always stare at me, but I'm sure that they are all just envious of my massive lift ticket collection.
post #45 of 155
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Richie-Dick, Instead of starting threads about big wasteful SUV's and favorite inanimate possessions, why not grow some soul and go have some real experiences for yourself. You seem to be very distracted by all the material things in your life. Remember, you are not your things.
Peace!
Umm not this time :.......You call me a Dick and then say Peace!? F.U. Worry about yourself.....some people, I tell you.:

A person can't even post a friendly fun thread without someone coming along and having sh!t to say.....no one else seems to have a problem with this thread. If these things, my materialism, bother you so much you will do yourself well to ignore all of my threads.

Allow me to suggest that you leave all your worldy possessions behind and go live in a nudist, minimalist colony were you need nothing but what you were born with. Keep your negativity to yourself I don't want it. Oh yeah, Peace!
post #46 of 155
DropCliffsNotBombs... yeah leave old Double R alone on this one... He's right this time....might be the first time... but he is right
post #47 of 155
My most precious memory is the places I have been because of skiing and the people whom I met along the way. These are things that the Dow Jones and chapter 11 will never take from me, well dementia is a possibilty.
post #48 of 155
Most beneficial possession: Footbeds.
No one mentioned a helmet. I would bet a few of you are still writing because you wear one. Consider even a mouthguard for alignment strength and safety as well. Plus, they keep your teeth warm.
Here is my quote in response to the Abbey quote: "A man can be a fool and not know it. But not if he's married."
EJ
post #49 of 155
My hand made Rossi Downhills 218 cm. made for Cindy Nelson.
Serial number 000000001
post #50 of 155
My Hell Bents or the lack of any serious injuries, knock knock.
post #51 of 155
well, its kind of a possession, it's the accumulated experiences on the mountain. Seriously, all the gear and crap really is meaningless (and I am a gear whore) its the laughs, spills, thrills and chills baby! I took my niece and nephew 18 & 22 to the boat, that was such a lifetime memory. Can't sell or buy it. (although you should see my Visa bill)
post #52 of 155
I'll have to agree with Finndog overwhelmingly. My most prized ski possession is the accumulated experience/memory of great ski days, fun times with friends, crashes, bruises, skiing w/my husband and all of the various feelings that go with skiing!!!! Very expensive hobby but priceless experiences!
post #53 of 155
The car and the gear and all the other material trinkets are really just necessary evils required to allow you (the skier) to experience the sensations that skiing in the mountains gives you. Isn't that the point? For some, it seems that the whole point of skiing is to play with and dork-out on all the gadgets associated with skiing.
I enjoy skiing for the overall experience, not as an excuse to dork-out constantly on the gear, as if the whole point of the sport was to find and buy the ultimate gadget!!!! I think that those folks suffer from "just not getting it" syndrome.
Dare to free yourself from your things!!
Having said that, I am quite fond of my 80's vintage neon yellow Scott racing poles!
post #54 of 155
My most prized ski possessions are ... my kids (at least for a few more years). We started both of them on skis when they were 2 and they have never looked back. They have provided me more pleasure than any piece of equipment or material item or latest gadget ever could.

All I have to do is ask and they are dressed and waiting for the short trip up the mountain. To have built in ski-buddies is priceless
post #55 of 155
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
For some, it seems that the whole point of skiing is to play with and dork-out on all the gadgets associated with skiing.
I enjoy skiing for the overall experience, not as an excuse to dork-out constantly on the gear, as if the whole point of the sport was to find and buy the ultimate gadget!!!! I think that those folks suffer from "just not getting it" syndrome.
Dare to free yourself from your things!!
Having said that, I am quite fond of my 80's vintage neon yellow Scott racing poles!
DOOOH! Guilty as charged! "hi my name is finndog and I am a geara-holic" but hey think of all the great gear I have sold to my fellow bears!

I dare not! I choose not to dare.....
post #56 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
The car and the gear and all the other material trinkets are really just necessary evils required to allow you (the skier) to experience the sensations that skiing in the mountains gives you. Isn't that the point? For some, it seems that the whole point of skiing is to play with and dork-out on all the gadgets associated with skiing.
I enjoy skiing for the overall experience, not as an excuse to dork-out constantly on the gear, as if the whole point of the sport was to find and buy the ultimate gadget!!!! I think that those folks suffer from "just not getting it" syndrome.
Dare to free yourself from your things!!
Having said that, I am quite fond of my 80's vintage neon yellow Scott racing poles!
I think maybe you're also "not getting it".

Is it really your place to tell someone else what they should or shouldn't enjoy about the overall skiing experience?

That seems painfully judgemental coming from someone who wants to talk about the esthetics and esoterics of skiing rather than the gadgets.
post #57 of 155
OK, maybe Dropcliffs was trying to say that we shouldn't depend on the thrill coming from the gadgets and latest gear, we should look to the essense of the sport; the snow, the mountains, etc... ?
post #58 of 155
For me, "prized posessions" are the physical objects that evolke memories of the intangeiable inanimate things-memories, friends, and experiences. Looking at them (prized posessions) and holding them helps me remember things I have forgotten, probably because I didn't take as good care of my brain and body as others. There is something to be said of the auro objects carry in addition to photos and old movies/videos. That is why true fans collect memorabilia, not for investment purposes, but for pleasure and pure nostiangia.
post #59 of 155
my most prized possession is my drivers license and car, with out them i wouldn't have gotten 100+ days this season, after that my mondo pile of skis
post #60 of 155
My Wigwam ski socks, seven or eight pairs of them all identical, just the right thickness. My Nordica K9.1 boot shells, three pairs variously used (one pretty mint), which are stiff enough but don't hurt (replacement liners). My EMS Gore Tex ski pants. Bought a pair on sale in like 1992 for fifty bucks. EMS has replaced them TWICE for nothing, love having the pants just to tell the story. North Face Windstopper fleece vest. Best single garment I own. And finally, my season pass photo, just out of bed face with a 2-month beard. Used it for every season I've bought a pass here (since '95 I think). Oh yeah, of course, my 215 cm veteran ski bag. Still has the address of the house I grew up in written down the side in magic marker. Has hosted skis from my first pair of VR 17's all the way up to my Pocket Rockets, which now live inside.

And if we want to add something a little more intangible, knowledge of my home hill and all its great lines, friendships with its skiers and locals, and the good fortune to have a wife who owns a place there.
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