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post #31 of 38
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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.
You're a f***ing genius! No wonder you have so many posts.
post #32 of 38
I subscribe to the "pick one ski and make it your bitch" mentality. That and a pair for very deep days and a pair for XC.
post #33 of 38
I'm a combination deal/gear whore. If I see a great deal on a pair of skis and I don't have that type of ski, I buy it. For the deals I've been getting, I rarely demo. I try to keep my "reportable" collection at 3 pairs which Mrs. bjohansson still finds to be "way too many."

3 years ago at a ski swap, I found Dynamic VR17 Slaloms. They were 173 and deemed "too long" so they had a price tag of $69.99. I had just bought a season pass at the swap which entitled me to a $50 voucher. $20 for a 65mm ice scalpel. I liked 'em better than the Fischer RC4 WC RCs I had so I sold those to another Bear.

2 years ago I demo'ed a pair of Nordica Hot Rod AfterBurners from SierraJim on a 2-day trip to Tahoe. Found a pair online for $295. Bam! Mid fat (84mm waist) in the house. Gave my BetaRide 11.20's to my brother in law.

This year, saw the Scott Punisher in 191cm on TramDock for $195. Bam! 90mm waisted twin tip joins the family. I had a pair of Rossignol turntable bindings lying around and fat brakes from my son's old twin tips so this was a cheap setup. So far this year, injuries kept me sidelined until 2 weeks ago. I've now got 1 day on the Dynamics and 3 (today will be 4) on the Scott's. I gave a pair of Dynastar Intuitiv 69's to my brother (they cost me $79 delivered from Cupolo's a couple of years ago - they had exactly 750 vertical feet on them).

If I see a killer deal on a 100mm+ ski I'll have to make some hard decisions. Can't justify them here with the great performance and versatility the Scott's provide. But for the occassional business trip to Utah or Tahoe...
post #34 of 38
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I subscribe to the "pick one ski and make it your bitch" mentality. That and a pair for very deep days and a pair for XC.
The dirty little secret is that, despite my fair-sized quiver, I usually have my go-to ski that I grab against all counter-indications in terms of conditions. Sometimes, you just want that bitch.

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I'm a combination deal/gear whore. If I see a great deal on a pair of skis and I don't have that type of ski, I buy it.
I don't even care if I've already got one in the category. If I see a deal on skis, I pull the trigger. Learned this lesson the hard way during a couple of thin-cover seasons in which I went through all my skis: don't ever want to be in a position where I have to buy a pair of skis. On the other hand, this year with thick, thick cover, I have maybe even too maybe.
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
3 years ago at a ski swap, I found Dynamic VR17 Slaloms. They were 173 and deemed "too long" so they had a price tag of $69.99. I had just bought a season pass at the swap which entitled me to a $50 voucher. $20 for a 65mm ice scalpel. I liked 'em better than the Fischer RC4 WC RCs I had so I sold those to another Bear.


I've got Dynamic spares in plastic for when I wear the ones I use out.


It's not like I can swap them for money or anything. Krazy.
post #36 of 38
Last season 4 skis in use, ~55 days.

This year I've used 5 so far, not really feeling overlapping problems: Stiff skinny ski (89mm waist) for days with mostly groomers, Stiff midfats (101) for everyday, soft skis for small pow turns (110), stiff rockered chargers for big turns (128) - the new addition, and a rando setup.
post #37 of 38
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Last season 4 skis in use, ~55 days.

This year I've used 5 so far, not really feeling overlapping problems: Stiff skinny ski (89mm waist) for days with mostly groomers, Stiff midfats (101) for everyday, soft skis for small pow turns (110), stiff rockered chargers for big turns (128) - the new addition, and a rando setup.

You consider 89mm skinny

I'd call 60-66mm skinny

I skied 15+" of powder yesterday on my 'fat' 77mm skis
post #38 of 38
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I always feel bad for my skis that don't get out of the house enough.
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I think each ski needs to get at least a full week of action per year.
I'd have a hard time subscribing to this line of thought.

I think I'll get about 50 days this year and I hauled a quiver of seven half way across the country. I've got three pair that will see way more than a week's use: my bump/all mountain skis (Cabrawlers), my all mountain/bump skis (Public Enemy's) my ski for short, flat, firm little Michigan hills (MagSLs).

The remainder are are a pair of rock skis, back up bump skis and special condition skis (pow and firm big mountain groomers).

My wife is rarely vocal about her objections but once she told me that two pair really should be the max

I justify my ski indulgences by getting screaming deals on each and every pair in my quiver.

Oh! Gotta go, I think I hear a deal screaming at me
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