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1. We admitted we were powerless over skiing - that our lives had become unmanageable.

2.
Came to believe that a powder day greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the ski shop manager as we understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our quiver.

5. Queried to search engines, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our skiing needs.

6. Were entirely ready to have eBay remove all these defects of quiver gaps.

7. Humbly asked Craigslist to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to buys skis for them all and take them skiing.

9. Took such people skiing wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take quiver inventory and when we were missing something promptly added it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with The Ski God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the quiver to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to Bears and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 

Well there you go. Now we have the program. lol  The Gear Pimp is not going to like this. The most difficult part will be not to fall off the wagon before the season begins. Am I a....Gearholic then? Oh my Buddha! I hope they don't put it on my driver's license.

post #33 of 42

any interest in selling the sweater?  

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any interest in selling the sweater?  

A fine first post.
post #35 of 42
Thread Starter 

What size do you need?

post #36 of 42

Does anyone know where I can buy a Demetre "The Ski" sweater?  Prefer a mens large in yellow, but willing to consider anything close.

thanks!  It was my favorite in college and I left it with an old girlfriend, never to be returned.

post #37 of 42

Yes! People who can understand me! Understand the mix of joy, excitment and pain as I struggle to think of something else than the good skis I still don't have in my quiver!

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/122172/need-help-to-reduce-my-quiver

post #38 of 42
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Does anyone know where I can buy a Demetre "The Ski" sweater?  Prefer a mens large in yellow, but willing to consider anything close.

thanks!  It was my favorite in college and I left it with an old girlfriend, never to be returned.


In short NO. You have a big goal and search ahead of you. Larger sizes of vintage Demetre sweaters are rare today.

 

Now that "The Ski" is back in production. Accessories should be the next thing to be addressed in supporting the line IMHO. Merchandising high quality well designed items was something Bobbie Burns did well back then. I would guess that the only change from old would be the use of tech materials and fabrics now.

 

But just because something seems logical doesn't mean it will go forward though. Things have changed quite a bit since the 70s.

post #39 of 42

Men's large if possible, and yellow if I am picking a color while I am at it.

Fingers crossed! 

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post #41 of 42

Is any of this for sale or are you just trying to make me jealous?

Orange sweater, orange hat, Hexcel hat?:)

thanks and congrats on the collection!

post #42 of 42


I was feeling nostalgic and thought I would search for some of my old equipment online. While perusing "Vintage Rossignol" I came across your photos and it immediately took me back to the 70s and 80s. I always wanted some Rossi Stratos but never had them.  I had the ROC 550 and loved them until they were stolen and then replaced them with the ST650s which were great for GS and cruising. I also still have my Dynastar GS Course with the red vibration dampeners mounted with Salomon 747s. I then bought some Rossignol Freestyles and loved those for the bumps. I still have my ST650s (no bindings) and my Freestyles with Salomon 647s in the garage. I'm sure I still have my Look N17s in a box somewhere.  Maybe I'll try skiing on them again someday! 

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