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post #1 of 27
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At least twice a day, winter or summer, when passing through the studio at home where my skis hang I stop and just stare them-longing for the next occasion to use them..  Sometimes I just got there with the intention of looking at the skis.

 

Do you?

post #2 of 27

I put mine in a less conspicuous location so I can avoid the pain of separation. I do have a room with all my  and my families  ski/snowboard gear .  Sometimes I'll sit in there and pretend to be organizing it only to be truthfully reliving last season  and setting goals for the next .

 

If they were in the open I would be caught talking to them and occasionally petting them .  Before I mount a new ski they stand in the hall of eternal goodness ( doorway to garage) for all to bless and admire. I know they love the attention.

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

At least twice a day, winter or summer, when passing through the studio at home where my skis hang I stop and just stare them-longing for the next occasion to use them..  Sometimes I just got there with the intention of looking at the skis.

 

Do you?

 

My father-in-law gave me a hard time over this point a few years ago. We were on a summer trip in Vail, and there was a ski sale too good to ignore. My in-laws were out there at the same time, and my father-in-law kept teasing me that I was caressing my new skis. I do love the feel of new, unblemished edges!

 



 

post #4 of 27

 

At least I'm not as bad as this guy!

 

SNOW COUNTRY October 1997

post #5 of 27

A couple days ago rechecked summer vax :)

Looks good...

Damn... Did I release binding springs?

I'll check it today ...

post #6 of 27

Yes, I do.

post #7 of 27

Hang some power cords over tips of the rock skis.  It is amazing how often you need an extension cord if you try.

 

Such a good excuse to visit them on a regular basis. 

post #8 of 27

When I shut the door at my mountain house the last week of April or first week of May, I know I won't be seeing my babies at least until well into the summer, perhaps not even until the wheels start turning in November or December. It's hard to take. I, personally, miss the apparel more than the skis, as I tend to have longer-term "relationships" with jackets, goggles, etc. than with skis, which never seem to last very long. Still, if I do get up to the hill in the summer, I spend some quality time with whatever boards survived the season.

post #9 of 27

My ski's are out west at our condo.  I do check the webcam usually daily, our unit is visible on the image.  I can picture where they are standing and think of them fondly.  The other day I was on a outdoor gear exchange board and saw someone was selling the identical ones, I must admit, I did get a bit misty...

 

 

post #10 of 27

Yes I do. You folks who are hanging extension cords, leaving them behind at the ski house, hiding them in the closet and GarryZ you are the worst going out of the way to ignore them i must tell you that skis have feelings too. You're bummed that you cannot ski, how do you think you skies feel, they cannot even go out in the yard or boat or bike or build stuff or play golf. No they just sit quietly in the corner waiting for you to pay some attention to them.

 

You all should be ashamed  . Mine are in the corner of the cave right next to the TV, i spend some quality time with them every day i'm home, they don't like to travel unless it's the ski season though. You be good to them they'll be good to you. Next time your tips cross, think back about how you treated you skies in the unseason, those crossed tips might just be your skis getting back at you.

post #11 of 27

I haven't seen my current skis in 2 months. 

post #12 of 27

 

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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

Yes I do. You folks who are hanging extension cords, leaving them behind at the ski house, hiding them in the closet and GarryZ you are the worst going out of the way to ignore them i must tell you that skis have feelings too. You're bummed that you cannot ski, how do you think you skies feel, they cannot even go out in the yard or boat or bike or build stuff or play golf. No they just sit quietly in the corner waiting for you to pay some attention to them.

 

You all should be ashamed  . Mine are in the corner of the cave right next to the TV, i spend some quality time with them every day i'm home, they don't like to travel unless it's the ski season though. You be good to them they'll be good to you. Next time your tips cross, think back about how you treated you skies in the unseason, those crossed tips might just be your skis getting back at you.


Now I'm sad. Ok skis. Group hug and base wax all around...on me.  Thanks for your thoughtful words.

post #13 of 27

At least 4 or 5 times a week, I'm in the basement for something or other. Gotta walk past the sticks to get to whatever I'm doing. I stop and have a short rush of longing for snow. Then my wife asks, "How come you were down there so long?" Then I make up some fib about looking for the laundry soap or something.

 

 

post #14 of 27

Yes I do....

All of my ski gear gets some attention throughout the off season but at the moment, my new Kiku's are in the corner of my dining room, close enough to fondle and caress on a regular basis.  I think I'll wax them so I can get the arousal that a nice smelling ski wax can bring on.........

 

post #15 of 27

My new (warrantied at end of the season) pair is currently in a corner of my bedroom, able to be admired with a quick glance. They're fresh and new, mounted and ready to go with a quick trip to the shop to set the edges properly, and a few personally applied coats of wax. Luckily (for them and me) we'll be heading off for some southern hemisphere fun soon enough!

 

I haven't had the urge to try on my jackets yet, but I do confess to having slipped on my favourite pair of Hestra gloves (in the summer when I'm not using them every other day, I actually appreciate their perfect fit that much more), as well as the matching mitts that I picked up at the end of the season for half price, but haven't had a chance to use yet.

 

Boots are also in my room, keeping my skis company. I haven't tried them on yet this summer, but I will sooner or later before I go on my trip so my feet know what's coming up.

post #16 of 27
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Sometime around late October I'll get out my boots and wear them a couple of times for an hour or so til opening day to pack out anything that may have settled over the summer.  Late November or early December I'll let the kids boot up, step in, and walk around the yard in their skis.

post #17 of 27

Yes I do...a lot. I have all of mine hanging in my bedroom. Last thing i see when I go to bed, first thing when I wake up.   Also I end up scrapping and putting on new storage wax about once a week on my k2's... I don't know why..It just happens

post #18 of 27

We have a venerated ski shrine here in Tacoma called Harmans Brewery.  Think it was started by local gravity gurus. 

 

They offer a wonderful and spiritually fulfilling opportunity commune in the other months.  Using ski tips of about 2' they have bored out holes that amazingly are the exact size of their sampler glasses. 

 

I try to worship there several times a year during the hard times (June thru Oct).  If the spirits move people it can become a very long service.  Wife thinks I am nuts,but that's okay to, it lifts my spirits.  Carry a trail map in my pocket for this communion.  I am ashamed to say I am not proud enough or devoted enough practitioner to wear my Nordicas in during August services.  I am so embarrassed to admit this fact

 

One other note, no skis were killed to make the sampler boards, they all died naturally.  What a wonderful 2nd life for a well loved ski.  On the other hand some cows went down real hard to make the burgers!

post #19 of 27

 

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You all should be ashamed  .



 

Jimmy's right, though in my defense, I've left all my skis indoors, in a nice cosy, dry setting. And, most importantly, I would never leave them alone. I always make sure they have several other pairs around to keep them company.

post #20 of 27

Mine are hanging in the garage and I see them every time I get into my car.  

post #21 of 27
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Mine are hanging in the garage and I see them every time I get into my car.  


Hey, you even surrounded yours with their ancestral bindings in sort of a hall of fame to show them that even in retirement they will be loved and well cared for.

 

post #22 of 27

I just got to the point where I took them out of the car, as there won't be any after-work trips anytime soon and I can now say it without following it up with a quick look in the rear-view and a "LIAR!  YOU SHUT THE HELL UP!" to myself.  (skier's denial can be particularly painful to watch)  

 

They are currently at the end of the upstairs hall right outside the door to my room, where I see them 15X a day, maybe more.  I don't get so much sucked into "Wow, that time last season was so great", I'm more of an "Oh my God, the next time it snows, I'm gonna be all over these babies like a drunk Prom date!"  I'll sit and think about 'sploding pow pillows, droipping into steep woods with them, etc. etc...  Until someone snaps me out of it.  That and I've been putting my new gear next to them to get me fired up to use it all. 

 

So yes.  I daydream.  Alot.  I'm doing it right now. 

post #23 of 27

i scored a crazy cheap pair of liberty's on tramdock about three months ago. They have been in my front hall ever since, where i pass them at least 10 times a day....i just cant seem to put them into summer storage yet.....wife looks strangely when i touch them....lol

post #24 of 27

My skis are stored on a wall rack around my bedroom.

I will wax each pair about once a week. 

Sometimes I sleep with my boots on!

Oh yea, some call me crazzzzy.

My favorite skis have their own pillow!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! 

post #25 of 27

Screw golf, TV or extension cords. What do you think glaciers are made for?

post #26 of 27
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Screw golf, TV or extension cords. What do you think glaciers are made for?


For people that can't afford to go to South America or New Zealand?

 

post #27 of 27

I get bummed looking at my Red Heats because they got so beat up in less than one season, but I do get a charge out of looking at my daughter's almost new Fischer Competitions.

Those mothers look SLICK!

They're all up at the condo, so I only see them every few weeks.

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