Skiing with friends at Okemo on the recent below zero friday, after an hour or half or so we took a break to warm up at the summit lodge. My wife and I always sepearate our skis but because there was nobody there, being a Friday and about 14 below zero, I put my ac 40's in the rack. Upon going out, my skis were gone, but a pair of ac 40's the same size with different poles were close by. Those who know me understand I happen to be a tuning geek and my skis are tuned every time we ski. The skis that were there were bought, used as many times as the fellow skied with doing nothing done to the skis. Hence the edges looked like something you put on a drill to take paint off with. Our friend, is looking up at the northstar lift and spys a fellow with a pair of ac 40's. He turns our way, I see the marking I use to switch edges and volla, the ski exchange is made. The other guy was really thankful for getting his skis back and certainly this was an honest mistake. His comment was that he thought his skis were faster and had better edge grip after his break. The moral of this story is always seperate your skis to avoid this from happening to you. If it were a crowded day, I never would have my equipment returned.
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1/18/09 at 5:37pm