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Quiver/Ski Day Ratio

post #1 of 38
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So I've got more or less seven pairs of skis. Sure, one's for sale, another has max two more tunes left in it and one's strictly for touring.

Still, it has been suggested (mostly by Mrs Prickly) that this might somehow be "too many" skis. That's painful to hear. Anathema to many of us on this forum.

But. How many days do I have to ski to justify a quiver of this size? Anyone?
post #2 of 38
Well let's see.....I've got 96 pair mounted up...I may get 20-25 day skiing in this season. So that gives me a 4/1 ratio.

Prickly....your ratio is at least better than mine...or worse depending on how you look at it
post #3 of 38
I can ski three pair of skis on one day pretty easily.
post #4 of 38
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yeah, i hardly ever do that...
post #5 of 38
I used to bring two pair to the mountain and switch at lunch.
But these days I tend to give them a full days workout
post #6 of 38
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Not really workable for me, since I don't generally ski back down to base level until the end of play.
post #7 of 38
My quiver never gets enough use. I'm down to 5 pair plus 2 pair of rock skis. One pair, The Dynastar Contact 4x4 will see about 20 days this year. The other, more specialized skis will see less than 5 days each, I would guess.

Michael
post #8 of 38
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I always feel bad for my skis that don't get out of the house enough. In fact, I'm trying to find a nice home for my Sweet Daddies. Nothing against them, I just don't use them anymore.
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
So I've got more or less seven pairs of skis. Sure, one's for sale, another has max two more tunes left in it and one's strictly for touring.

Still, it has been suggested (mostly by Mrs Prickly) that this might somehow be "too many" skis. That's painful to hear. Anathema to many of us on this forum.

But. How many days do I have to ski to justify a quiver of this size? Anyone?
Seems right to me, one ski pair per day of the week. You could have completley different conditions each day, and if you run any gates then you can add to that.

IMHO, Ideally One needs 7 skis +4 (DH, SG, GS, SL) , 11 total....so you need to make a few more purchases; all you have to do is ski 11 days and youre good.
post #10 of 38
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No, I've thought about this. I think each ski needs to get at least a full week of action per year.
post #11 of 38
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Not really workable for me, since I don't generally ski back down to base level until the end of play.
If I can't make it down I just call my ski techs and have them bring me what I desire for the afternoon conditions
post #12 of 38
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Oh right, why didn't I think of that? They usually ride with me in the heli anyway...
post #13 of 38
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No, I've thought about this. I think each ski needs to get at least a full week of action per year.

Self sabotage....selling yourself short, she has already won
post #14 of 38
Thread Starter 
No, it's just the reverse. I own the skis. Now I have to use them.
post #15 of 38
I usually have 3 pairs of skis that see regular rotation throughout a ~60 day season, plus a half dozen more that see a few days per season.

This year, I've got roughly 3-4 pairs overlaping in one spot (fast skis) in the quiver, which is odd. My true powder skis haven't seen much use, one day on one pair and 3 on another....though I have skied pow on my rock skis a bunch. I've been on.....9 pairs so far this season in 30+ days.
post #16 of 38
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Let's see, I've been on four pairs (including touring skis) over 19 days; at least one day on two pairs.
post #17 of 38
Pre-accident - I would regularly bring at least 3 pairs to the hill for every trip.

I hate flying to go ski somewhere cause that forces the inevitable decisions, decisions on what to take. My ski bag only holds 2 pairs. It's one of the reasons why I usually drive to Utah instead of fly so that I can take more stuff!
post #18 of 38
I generally try to only bring 1 pair to the hill on any given day. I have 3 pairs in regular used so far this season and I have between 15 and 20 days on snow so far.

The powder boards Praxis
The every day skis Scott P4
The bump / groomer / parkjong skis K2 PE

I have used a few other pair but those mostly just been used for a day or two here and there. I just got a pair of SL race skis which I will get on as soon as we get some more high pressure.
post #19 of 38
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Still, it has been suggested (mostly by Mrs Prickly) that this might somehow be "too many" skis. That's painful to hear. Anathema to many of us on this forum.
Surprised you haven't used the "I can't commit to anyone or anything but you, baby. You know that. With you it's true love but with these things..." card yet.
post #20 of 38
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...I just got a pair of SL race skis which I will get on as soon as we get some more high pressure.
I thought those were for the wife?
post #21 of 38
I have 6 pairs of skis, 4 snowboards, and one Teleboard. Plastic ski boots, leather ski boots, hard shell and soft snowboard boots, 4 kinds of bindings; plate, step-in, Flow and Telemark. I go skiing and/or snowboarding less than ten days/year. So, I would say you need at least one set of gear for every day spent on the hill. If you can't afford to own a different set up for each day, you should probably be renting.

I have only used three of the six pairs of skis I own.
post #22 of 38
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I have only used three of the six pairs of skis I own.
How did the Kustoms go?
post #23 of 38
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I thought those were for the wife?
I got a pair for her... and now a second pair for me.
post #24 of 38
You don't have too many skis. If you love skiing, you're going to accumulate skis. Pick your hobby and you'll have too much gear for that hobby after awhile.

That's why I have way too many skis, way too many boots but they all get used. Every single pair gets used. I have skis for comps and only comps, I have training skis that don't last that long, backcountry skis, tele ski, and all the required boots and I WANT MORE
post #25 of 38
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How did the Kustoms go?
Good question.
post #26 of 38
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I got a pair for her... and now a second pair for me.
Sweet! Mount them tele.
post #27 of 38

Four Pairs in use sounds good to me

some firm snow skis in great condition

your fat skis for powder

some mid fat for slashed up with chalk and shit

some overlap ski, like having a porsche and an alpha romeo, no real overlap, just different styles.

plus a rock ski for each category.

so, yeah, you're good.

I'm sure you know to make sure your wife's quiver is complete.
post #28 of 38
Gotta have at least one pair for wild & zany experimentation.
post #29 of 38
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Gotta have at least one pair for wild & zany experimentation.
That would be my "everyday" ski
post #30 of 38
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That would be my "everyday" ski
I know what you mean
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