I hope Phil has something for you to wear. Maybe his mother in law's old outfits. He could probably recite what they were.
Which brings me to my slight beef (ok, it's really Beef Satay), with a Ms. Robin Barnes, esa Big Sky coach. Our group was having dinner. I think we were having a discussion of past gear? Not sure, as Robin is not a big gear talker - "Hey Robin what are you skiing on?!" she'll say something like, "Uh...gee...(looks down at skis)...Nordica!...uh...you know...something or others!" Obviously the gear has little effect on her skiing.(Really, we should have her be first tester on Bob Barnes's 'Kramelet' binding)
Anyway, Philpug somehow lets out that he knows every single ski that his mother in law has ever skied on. Well of course I couldn't let that opportunity go by after being at the Retro Day at Okemo so I immediately quizzed him to hear the list. Well Robin wasn't interested! I attempted to get the list again a few minutes later but received the ol' 'look of death' promise if I continued on such a course. I suppose she figured it would be like watching paint peel off the walls and would stifle all conversation. She probably had a good point. However, if you are into hearing such bizarre gear tales, and Rossi's (frankly even more bizarre) tale of all the models of his mom's bindings, somehow flash ROMed in his brain by age 13, then Retro Day is for you!
If we do have Retro Gear Jeopardy and I'm the host I'll have to have a live connection to MidwestPete for the correct answers. If he comes, then we'll have to reconsider. There's only so many people who know about this stuff.
Now, here's the thing. Isn't Esa Stowe this year including Friday the 11th? In other words, it's a three day affair instead of two like last year. Is this true?
btw, I have a pair of Volkl P20's. Actually, (and this might score me points yeah ok, a decimal point anyway), I have two pairs. The original 205cm's I bought and then a pair of 200's I got a couple years later off a friend. My only other pair probably doesn't qualify since it's first gen shaped. Rossi 9x 9.9 in a 191cm.