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post #31 of 45
My first pair of skis became my rock skis for my second pair. When I got the third pair, I unloaded the first pair and used the second pair for rock skis. I had one GS and one SL at that point. Then I got interested in free-dogging, and picked up a pair for that, which I traded for another better-suited one the following year. Two years later I picked up another SL ski, but didn't unload any old ones, leaving me with four pair, plus my wife's one pair when I had to quit for 18 years.

Meanwhile, one daughter and her fiance bought two pairs at a garage sale, intending to learn to ski. Then another pair just showed up in the garage, but nobody knows where they came from.

When I started skiing again, there were eight pairs of skis in my garage. I donated one pair of the garage-sale acquisitions to the local scout troop to build a sled, and chucked the other pair when the plastic bindings exploded while I was fiddling with them.

This spring I bought two new pair, the first new skis in 30 years, and now I have eight pair again, but it's unlikely I'll ever use more than four of them.
post #32 of 45
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Ummm..somewhere around 1990 I think.



Rossi 4S - Rossi 3G.
Mine was about the same time but Salomon 1S and 3S
post #33 of 45
The quiver started as a way to justify my stinginess. I probably blew out a sidewall or something at one point and realized I'd be at a shop's mercy if I "had" to buy skis on a certain day. So I started stocking up, "buying on weakness" I called it, whenever I saw good skis cheap. Now with the proliferation of categories, I've just plain become a sucker for marketing.
post #34 of 45
When I started skiing USSA Freestyle it became apparant that I needed skis for bumps/air and skis for ballet. Then I got longer/better bump skis but kept the shorter ones for air. When I started teaching I had exposure to running gates and picked up a pair of SL skis. Then I git a killer deal on a pair of GS boards from the diector cause he was a K2 and Salomon rep. Mid 90s it dwindled down to just the GS boards that I still have. 10 years off then getting back in touch with skiing I learned of the radical changes in technology. When I got a better job I started shopping for deals and re-traced the 10 years of gear I missed out on. I'm now up to early 2007 with about 10 pairs. Wive won't let me buy any more until I thin some out. Seeing that I have 4 pair mounted and waxed that I have never used I have toa gree with her. I'm planning my quiver photo updates but won't post it until the site traffic is peaking in November.

I sometimes just stand in the back room and stare at my skis. Anybody else do that?
post #35 of 45
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I sometimes just stand in the back room and stare at my skis. Anybody else do that?
At least once a week.
post #36 of 45

As a friend of mine used to say...

..."you can never have too many pairs of skis"...or bikes, or tennis rackets, either. I've had multiple pairs of skis ever since I was a kid, which is longer ago than I want to think. Also, since I became a Masters racer, Big Quivers have been de rigeur. I think I've owned well over 100 pairs of skis in my life, currently have...let me do a quick count...ah, hell, let's just enumerate them:

- 2 pairs 205 Atomic SG.
- 2 pairs 201 Atomic SG.
- 195 Atomic SG.
- 2 pairs 186 Atomic GS 12.
- 2 pairs 165 Atomic SL 12.
- 165 Volkl Racetiger SL.
- 165 Dynamic VR17 SL.
- 168 Atomic R:Ex.
- 175 Head Monster 88.

13 pairs, an unlucky number...rats, have to get another pair...any suggestions?
post #37 of 45
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I sometimes just stand in the back room and stare at my skis. Anybody else do that?
I can say, with 100% conviction, I have never stood back and stared at your skis.
post #38 of 45
I've had multiple skis since I was 15 years old. Back then it was a 200cm SL ski & a 210cm GS ski. How things have changed.

Now its a matter of how wide. My current quiver is 75mm, 101mm, 125mm.

The last 10 years have provided a surge in new materials & shapes. Why not try 'em all?

Michael
post #39 of 45
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I need to fill the gap in the upper 80s for a ski.
post #40 of 45
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I need to fill the gap in the upper 80s for a ski.
Trade ya my custom painted PEs for some F17s
post #41 of 45
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November.

I sometimes just stand in the back room and stare at my skis. Anybody else do that?
Careful with that drool. It is prone to rust edges.
post #42 of 45
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Careful with that drool. It is prone to rust edges.
It's OK. That's why I have storage wax on them
post #43 of 45
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Trade ya my custom painted PEs for some F17s
How bout CS Formula 180 cm? It's the same ski (dimensions) as an old F17 with a foam core It even has the Freestyle Team logo on it Only problem is they're drilled twice at the toe-and they're Markers. Heck, I'd give them to you since I also have the old F17s. I'll bring them to Bumphest for ya.
post #44 of 45
I really con't afford it but I'm trying to build a quiver currently. When I get my preorders in, I'll have a pair of Mojo 90s and BRO 183s. After that, I will be looking to pick up some carvers, probably progressors, 5 stars or soemthing like that for the ice days. To me, that is a great quiver. Someday I may expand to a 120+ waisted ski like the thug or Praxis boards but it's just unrealistic for me right now to invest my sparse funds into somethig like that. Yes, Epic has playeed a huge role in my gear whoredom- I feel like it's okay whereas before I felt almost guilty for wanting more and more and more... After seeing pics of Rossi Smash and A-Man's stashes, I feel like I'm slacking not taking part in overkill!
post #45 of 45
I am sort of back to the point where I think that a good every day ski that I am dialed in on is better than switching all the time to be on the perfect ski for that trail / conditions. But I still have 5 pair in the quiver.
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