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11-12-2012, 11:18 AM #1Registered User
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A gift for Christmas
Good morning -
I need your help with a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. He is a backcountry skier and is preparing to travel around the country in Feb skiing. I am not an experienced skier, and don't do any backcountry, so I thought I would reach out to see what would be a good addition to his gear for his trip. He has the basics, beacon, shovel, ice pick, prob... so any ideas would be much appreciated.
11-12-2012, 11:46 AM #2Registered User
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Naked pics of you would be a fantastic christmas present. Post them up here and we'll help you decide which ones to give him.
11-12-2012, 12:58 PM #3
Ski crampons maybe? But that's a hard gift to purchase without input. I'd stay away from complicated gifts given your lack of knowledge and maybe go the route of ski movies and some other gear he might need. Or book a guided/unguided day of skiing at Silverton if he'll be in that area. An avy 1 or 2 class if he hasn't already had one. A day of cat skiing somewhere? These are kind of dependent on where you live, where he's going and when his journey starts. Or just visit him mid journey for a weekend and booty call he may really appreciate that.
Good luck and just ignore some of the replies you may get from the guys on here. They're harmless really."Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality." -Dolores LaChapelle
11-12-2012, 01:02 PM #4
SPOT might give you and others he cares about some piece of mind
11-12-2012, 02:39 PM #5... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
11-12-2012, 02:45 PM #6
knit him a hat and hope he remembers you.
11-12-2012, 02:56 PM #7
Being that his trip is in feb, are you looking to give him something on Xmas?
A trip like scarlet said sounds like a good idea. Im trying to think what I would like if a gf was to do this for me. Oh wait I have terrible taste in women and have yet to experience something like this. I like what you're up to, you're onto something.
You can pry into his mind a lil. Ask about some gear, have him show how and what they are. Then you can see if he says something: this (blank) bothers me, I really want to get a new (), this () is broken. Then get him new stuff and / or go crazy and get him some top of the line gear. If he wears any specific base layers, there is never enough under armour and smart wool.
If I was going away on a ski trip and my gf happened to surprise me during the trip. That would make my trip much more memorable. I would even consider taking a day or two off.
11-12-2012, 03:07 PM #8
snow saw, jet boil, & snow study kit, come to mind for backcountry skiers who already have most shit.
new gloves/goggles are always welcome. a voucher for a ticket somewhere he is going. a day of cat skiing somewhere he is headed....
11-12-2012, 05:51 PM #9
Not cheap but an Avy Airbag comes to mind. Coincidentally there's a group buy going on... If you make with the requested pics I'm sure some mag would hook it up for ya.
Seriously though, an Airbag would be an awesome gift.
Hopefully the pics are too."Those 1%ers are not an avaricious "them" but in reality the most entrepreneurial of "us". If we had more of them and fewer grandstanding politicians, we would all be better off."
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11-12-2012, 06:05 PM #10
Get him a PLB, good for 5 years and if things go south its a life saver. Also SOL bag, a light down puffy (OR, raab, featherd freinds are nice), and asking is always great, that way I know I will get something I can useI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
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11-13-2012, 07:31 PM #11
My wifey and kids are getting me one for Christmas (ok I suggested it.. but they all thought it was a great idea) and the group buy is an awesome deal for an awesome avy airbag... It might be a bit more than you were thinking of.. but he'd prolly propose on the spot as your ubber coolness and his undying love for you would be instantly confirmed...
Mystery Ranch Group Buy linky
oh.. and pics would be nice'To quote my bro
"We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08
11-13-2012, 08:02 PM #12
Dynafit setup? Just kidding.
I always appreciate getting some nice gear in the form of a puffy or R1 zip up or tech outerwear. It keeps you warm on cold days and I definitely appreciate things like that when it's negative 10 outside.
Just my two cents. But I'm a chic...so mid trip surprise visit might be the way to go.
11-13-2012, 08:16 PM #13Hugh Conway is my moral compass.
11-13-2012, 08:16 PM #14
mid-weight and light-weight merino wool layers, like ice breaker. ibex etc.
11-13-2012, 08:29 PM #15Registered User
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Hookers and blow.
In mass quantities.
11-13-2012, 09:07 PM #16
Just give him the poopenhausen and leave the ski preparations to him.
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11-14-2012, 11:02 AM #17tee fucking hee jongs
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11-14-2012, 11:27 AM #18
What is your budget? Suggestions here range from a few bucks (base layers as 40-100), to some bucks (crampons at 70), to expensive at cat skiing (250 - ish).
Great list here, but could be more useful if we knew what you'd like to spend.I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011
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