Originally Posted by crgildart
No developmental issues for those of us that have been skiing for over 30 years. My skiing is pretty well developed. If anything, having several different types of skis to play with keeps the experience fresh and new every year-heck new after a trip to the car to grab a different set up. And, with a ski box that holds 6 pairs I'll never risk showing up without something tha is ideal for the conditions. My biggest problem is finding time to ski them all.
I have to agree with crgildart
. I have a lot of skis and I enjoy the variety. I won't argue that for some more than a powder ski and an all around cruiser is not needed.
I buy used, rarely spend more than $100 with bindings for a pair. I'm not on any 2010s or eveen 2009s for this season, but I have a quiver of over 20 pair that cost no more than a few hundred a year to develop over 15 years, excepting the 4 pair of new race skis (along with boots, poles, speed suit, helmet, googles, etc.) that I bought with the proceeds from selling a house. All of them are mounted, quality, performance skis and can be used whenever the conditions are right for them or when the whim suits me. I loan skis to my friends when they visit. I retire some (not often) into classic ski collection when they are toast, or not safe to use anymore.
The list of ten reasons that a quiver slows your development could also be titled: 10 reasons that a large quiver keeps skiing challenging.
Its not right or wrong to have a big quiver or only one pair. Its a matter of choice.