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post #61 of 83
RR's key list is amazing. I've been there- city life, whatever... Nowadays I only lock the car if there's equipment inside, otherwise i put the one key in my shoe in the back of the car and leave it unlocked. THe Hillary sticker on the back keeps most Utahans at least ten feet away. Never lock the house, just leave the German Shepherd at large. Keep a spare key under the budha...
post #62 of 83
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
RR's key list is amazing. I've been there- city life, whatever... Nowadays I only lock the car if there's equipment inside, otherwise i put the one key in my shoe in the back of the car and leave it unlocked. THe Hillary sticker on the back keeps most Utahans at least ten feet away. Never lock the house, just leave the German Shepherd at large. Keep a spare key under the budha...
except you live in the part of utah where everyone is a democrat...
post #63 of 83
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
except you live in the part of utah where everyone is a democrat...
post #64 of 83
Dude, I can't believe you actually spent $600 on a watch...!
post #65 of 83
Thread Starter 
Really?

I dont own one of these (and never will) but just to give you an idea how little that is for a decent watch:


Caliber 89 (1989)

Patek Philippe
$5,002,500
Sold at Antiquorum in 2004
This 18-karat white-gold "clockwatch" is considered the most complicated watch in the world, with a total of 33 functions, including dials for a second time zone and time of sunrise and sunset.
post #66 of 83
Crab lives in Sugarhouse? I thought he lived in PC?
post #67 of 83
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
Skis: $12,000
Bogner one peice: $2,000
Fur Hat: $200
Heated Gloves: $400
Goggles: $200
Custom Boots: $900
Powder Cords: $20
Cat Tracks: $20
Latest Greatest Cellular Gadget: $300
Watch: $10,000
Poles: $200
Still not knowing how to ski: Priceless.
Only $200 for the fur hat? Commoner (said snootily)!
post #68 of 83
This should be interesting. I've tried to reboot and update my gear through ebay and rei outlet sales, etc...let's see if that helped keep the cost down!

audio helmet: $60
goggles: $60
long underwear: $100 (what can I say? I'm a sucker for the CR-X stuff!)
socks: $6/pair
boots: $100
skis w/ bindings: $415 (that'll probably go up to $465 after I fix up these demo-ed out babies...still better than $1000!)
hydration system: $40
jacket: $30 (gotta love ebay for the Phenix gear)
pants: $150
poles: $25
gloves: $60 (god, Burton makes amazing gloves...these things are like tanks)
contacts: $1/day
MP3 player: $200, but it was a present, so $0!
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$1046

Meh, not too bad! Now if all that new equipment lasts for another 10 years like my previous equipment did, that'll be a nice bargain!
post #69 of 83
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
Only $200 for the fur hat? Commoner (said snootily)!
It's Nutria.
post #70 of 83
what i paid................. if i had to replace in a hurry
helmet: $150...........................................150
goggles: $130..........................................150
underwear: $130......................................175
socks: $20..............................................2 0
boots: $750.............................................9 00
skis w/ bindings: $800................................1200
jacket: $350............................................47 5
pants: $180.............................................3 00
fleece jacket: $125....................................240
poles: $65............................................... .65
gloves: $120.............................................1 20
lift ticket: $6 (average from season pass).......6
cell phone: $20..........................................100
contacts: $20............................................100
blistex: $2................................................ 2

Totals $2900...........................................$4 000
post #71 of 83
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Originally Posted by jamesgig View Post
what i paid................. if i had to replace in a hurry
helmet: $150...........................................150
goggles: $130..........................................150
underwear: $130......................................175
socks: $20..............................................2 0
boots: $750.............................................9 00
skis w/ bindings: $800................................1200
jacket: $350............................................47 5
pants: $180.............................................3 00
fleece jacket: $125....................................240
poles: $65............................................... .65
gloves: $120.............................................1 20
lift ticket: $6 (average from season pass).......6
cell phone: $20..........................................100
contacts: $20............................................100
blistex: $2................................................ 2

Totals $2900...........................................$4 000
Good list.
post #72 of 83
i am just surprised how many people here wear helmets.
post #73 of 83
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Originally Posted by LLB9977 View Post
i am just surprised how many people here wear $150.00 helmets.
Me too
post #74 of 83
At every mountain I have been to in the north east, I would say more people than not are wearing helmets and I notice that out of the people who I have talked to, the ones who are more serious about their sport are more likely to wear a helmet. Maybe out west it is different?
post #75 of 83
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Originally Posted by jamesgig View Post
At every mountain I have been to in the north east, I would say more people than not are wearing helmets and I notice that out of the people who I have talked to, the ones who are more serious about their sport are more likely to wear a helmet. Maybe out west it is different?
Very interesting observation. Maybe you should start a new thread on this topic.
post #76 of 83
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Yeah its great, it even has a dikfore.

Wow, I hope somebody bites on this one... Damn I miss kindergarten!
post #77 of 83
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Really?

I dont own one of these (and never will) but just to give you an idea how little that is for a decent watch:


Caliber 89 (1989)

Patek Philippe
$5,002,500
Sold at Antiquorum in 2004
This 18-karat white-gold "clockwatch" is considered the most complicated watch in the world, with a total of 33 functions, including dials for a second time zone and time of sunrise and sunset.
$5 mil for a watch that looks like something the Monopoly Guy has? I just threw up in my mouth a little. I'll bet the dude who bought it has 3 sets of Carridan Mambas he never even used.

I can't afford a nice watch, I have something far too costly... It's called a gf. And instead of telling you the time, it just tells you you're wrong.
post #78 of 83
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
$5 mil for a watch that looks like something the Monopoly Guy has? I just threw up in my mouth a little. I'll bet the dude who bought it has 3 sets of Carridan Mambas he never even used.

I can't afford a nice watch, I have something far too costly... It's called a gf. And instead of telling you the time, it just tells you you're wrong.
My nicest watch (Swiss Army) came from amassing two years worth of ..cough cough.. Marlboro Miles Cigarettes haven't worked for me in 5 years, but the watch is on it's 3rd battery and working fine although I'd hesitate to dive in the pool or surf with it on
post #79 of 83
I'll play. Sample day:

Skis/bindings. Probably averaging about 300 euros
Boots: Think I paid 175 euros back in 2002.
Poles: Xmas gift
Mitt shell: 40 euros
Windstopper glove liner: 40 euros
Glove liner: 20 bucks about 20 years ago
Neck gator: Foundling
Helmet: 75 euros
Goggles: Foundlings
Sunglasses: 50 euros
Base bottoms: 20 bucks at REI
Base top: Gift from my son
Windstopper vest: 54 bucks on sale last week on the web somewhere
Jacket: Somewhere between 300 and 350 euros, depending on day
Pants: Gore Tex at 50 bucks like 15 years ago, replaced by EMS TWICE!!!
Socks: Around 15 bucks. I'd pay 10x as much if I had to.
Cellphone: Why this counts I don't know, not like I only use it on the slopes, but about 200 euros
Avy gear including avalung pack: Around 400 euros
Swatch (which also holds season pass chip): Xmas gift
Hydration: Freebie bottle, tap water

KEYS UNDER MAT (if you can get in without waking up the dog she won't bite you).

That's about 2500 in dollar terms, more than I would have thought, so Richie has a point.

The only thing I stress about, though, is what I pay for skis, since they don't last very long. I wouldn't even look at the price tag on a pair of boots if I were sure they'd be "right" for me out of the box; I've been using the same model since 2002 (have three shells in various states of repair. Got one free and another for around 75 euros). My last Gore Tex hardshell, at over $400, lasted almost seven seasons, so I don't see that as a big expenditure.
post #80 of 83
Another classic Richie-Rich post. Thanks man!

My ski's, boots and bindings are well over $1,000.00.

I'm stopping there!!
post #81 of 83
For instructors:

Benzathine injection .... $130

Lindane Shampoo .... $12.95

Urologist ..... $150

For those "little gifts" that were given to you by your favorite "apres ski" student.

post #82 of 83
Thread Starter 
LOL...Yuki you're on a roll man
post #83 of 83
I think you can write them off on your taxes too since they are job related expenses.

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