Originally Posted by mudfoot
I think the original two skis (plus an old pair for rocks) is all anybody really needs to rip it up on 95% of the lift skiing on the planet. Quivers are an unnecessary indulgence, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up mine.
Quiver history: During my first stint of skiing (age 11-17) I felt oh so lucky to have my own skis. No way I'd have the audacity to ask the 'rents to buy me a second pair.... get a job and buy my own? The thought never occured to me
When I got back into skiing several years later, I went through three pair one at a time before I started to build a quiver of two or three. I have a ski bag built for two and I could manage to squeeze three pair in there.
The real quiver building period came when I started driving to the Rockies instead of taking the train. I got a Thule box and used it with the same mentality that I had with the bag. I could still lock it up with five or six pair so that was my limit. It was after a few years of that when I was turned on to EpicSki.
You guys haven't played much of a role in my level of gear whoring, but the education I have received here has done quite a bit to refine my quiver.
For the most part, even with five or six pair on hand, I've had two or three 'go to' pair and two or three once in a while pair.
My first quiver was i during my Salomon era when I went from the original XScreams to Crossmax/race room 2v/1080/Pocket Rockets.