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11-28-2006, 02:57 PM #1
How Many Skis Have You Bought This Season?
I see a lot of folks shelling out for multiple pairs of new skis on the TGR boards.
I swear I've read posts by folks who have bought EHPs, DP Lotus', ARGs, and Praxis.
So, how many skis have you bought this year (models, lengths), why and what are they're intended use (i.e. how much will you really ride them in comparison to the rest of your quiver...or are you selling off old skis to make room for the new)?
1 pair Spats
may buy a pair of older M:EXs, a pair of older Titan 9's, and a pair of Sick Birds. And still eying the Bros.
11-28-2006, 03:02 PM #2
i bought a pair of used super stiff bros, sanouks, and Big troubles. Im buying skis for the future when I graduate and can ski more than 40days a yr"...but I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road, my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages".-Leo Africanus
11-28-2006, 03:17 PM #3
188 stiff Bro's with nx21's intend as an almost daily patrol ski and of course touring, they should see some good use this season.Go Sharks.
11-28-2006, 03:19 PM #4
sanouk, W105, nx21 and 916
11-28-2006, 03:27 PM #5
176 orange Line Skogens (thanks Squatch) with px12s as park/Idontgiveashitwhathappenstoit ski
182 Scratch BC with s912s as ski everything else ski
I live in Iowa, gimme a breakWe're sorta like 7-Eleven. We're not always doing business, but we're always open.
11-28-2006, 03:35 PM #6
190 Powder Rides because thay were cheap and I wanted something fatter & stiffer than my Sugar Daddies, likely won't see a lot of use due to purchase #2 - 190 EHP's.
After last weeks demolition of my 777's, I'll be picking up another pair of them pretty soon. So it'll be three pairs for this year.
Expect 8 or 10 days on my skinny skis, 20 +/- on the EHP's (incl a couple of cat trips) and the other 30 or 40 days on the Elans.
I know my priorities must have been screwed up, because when I was in a position to ski 100+ days there's no way I could have afforded to collect as many pairs of the new fatties as some.
11-28-2006, 03:36 PM #7
190 w105s (thanks poacher)
193 db surreals (thanks AKturnandburn)
180 exploders (thanks mntlion)
188 Super stiff bros (sold to kidsarealright)
193 supermojos (sold to blurredelevens)
before you say anything, no, i'm not a spolied brat, i just worked my ass off in the summer and spend most of my extra money on skiing, the rest of it goes to beer....Three fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy
11-28-2006, 03:38 PM #8
0 as in zeroYou see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
11-28-2006, 03:41 PM #9pura vida
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- The bottom of LCC
2 pairs. both were insanely good deals
1 pair of 188 stiff Bros for less than the cost of a meal at a nice restaurant. Mounted with NX21s from UAN's group buy.
1 pair of 184 Scott P3's from SAC. Mounted with PX12s from SAC.
11-28-2006, 03:41 PM #10
^nor am I a spoiled brat.
i more or less gave up drinking and collecting comic books. don't have a girlfriend, and thankfully don't have student loans or car payments to pay off. thus extra dinero goes to skiing.
i figure if I purchase 4 pairs this year, I'm done for a good while.
i was more intrigued by posts from some TGR faithful who had purchased EHPs, DPs, ARGs AND Praxis skis, which seemed a bit excessive.
then again if you're skiing 50+ and charging, I'm sure you're burning through a pair or two.
me, I got in 39 days last season and i'm a rather conservative skier, so i don't imagine I'll burn through any of my current quiver all that quickly.
11-28-2006, 03:47 PM #11
193 Bandit XXX as a rock ski (so cheap it was almost not fair)The educational benefit most receive outweighs those that will be lost in the process
11-28-2006, 03:56 PM #12
170 something mad trixx w/bindings for cheaper than some of my bar tabs (sherpastyle woot)
186 legend pros at the end of last season
Thinking about getting some line elizabeths......seems like a real sleeper skiSTRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
11-28-2006, 04:03 PM #13
used Titan 9s for touring
P18s (no ski allocated yet)
still to buy:
dynafit compatible boots
skis for the p18s (toying with Lotus 120s but not sure I can justify them)fur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob
11-28-2006, 04:05 PM #14
And I am all done...
11-28-2006, 04:11 PM #15
liquidated last years skis for g41s, axioms, lps, mojo103s, and dynafits to go on 179 softs
11-28-2006, 04:14 PM #16
Liquidated most everything for:
183 Sugar Daddies + NX21
190 Powder Plus
most likely 182 Sallyman Foils for park.
Only thing I kept was an older pair of Spats. Quiver is done for now.
11-28-2006, 04:21 PM #17
This year I got:
Spatulae (thanks to Natty Dread)
old Piste Stinx from the ski swap
My everyday #1s will remain my 179 SVs that I picked up halfway through last year. I have some beater skis as well for days that require beater skis. I figure the Spats are going to be great for days when it is soft/deep. When the snow is really bad or I'm bored, I can go drop a knee and lose a little bit of respect for myself on the tele gear that I got at the ski swap.
11-28-2006, 04:32 PM #18
I did a huge quiver re-shuffle (thanks to those who bought my old stuff). I bought:
186.5 Spats (w/P12)
180 BD Verdicts (w/Dynafit)
190 Big Stix 106 (w/ Dynafit from UAN)
190 '05-'06 Gotamas (w/Axial 140)
25.5 Scarpa Spirit 3
25.0 Krypton Pro with ID Liner
Looking down the road at a pair of 184 Mantras for everyday Tele (w/HH or BD 01).
11-28-2006, 04:35 PM #19
^funny...i was trying to track down some 184 Mantras to demo and have been SOL...seems they're selling faster'n hotcakes here in Cali and several of the shops I hollered at aren't even mounting them up for demo!
11-28-2006, 04:38 PM #20
190 Igneous FFF
180 Atomic Pow Plus (now with woodgrain topsheet! awaiting bindings...)
184 Scott P3 from SACCCC
190 Volkl Snow Ranger (ski swap find)
I think that's all.
Sold off Head im103 and Volkl G4.
11-28-2006, 05:04 PM #21Registered User
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- San Fran
Just picked up some of last years Armada 185 ARV's to mess around with. Got a great deal on them.
Haven't put any bindings on them yet though...any suggestions? I'm thinking some 912's will do the trick.
11-28-2006, 05:10 PM #22
173cm Volant Power Karve - bought at end of last season due to breaking my Neox bindings on my M:11s which I then sold with the warranty bindings
178cm Noridica Speedmachine 14s - groomed ice ski
181cm Elan HCX (had to try a parabolic shape)
175cm Elan M02 (but already traded for...)
188cm Volkl G41
188cm Volkl G4 irresistable bargain skis
180cm Volkl Explosiv (dayglo model) My new favorite!
190cm Volkl Explosiv (dayglo model)
201cm Stockli Stormrider DP - definitely too much for me, but I have to try them
185cm Kingswood Fats extra flex - just received, getting mounted now
186cm Volant Spatulas NIP from ebay, getting mounted now
195cm Salomon AK Rocket Swallowtails from SAC
183cm Olin Outer Limits (pretty much redundant with the 180cm Exploders)
186cm Monster Im85 - HATED 'EM! - will be gone soon
190cm K2 Jerry Launchers - CL bargain
165cm Atomic PowPlus NIP from ebay - bought for wife but she doesn't want them so I mounted them for me to try out
I'm trying to stop there for now, but seriously want Lotus 138s. We'll see...undies...
bunched...so tight...the pain...
11-28-2006, 05:13 PM #23
step away from the credit card.
11-28-2006, 05:19 PM #24Registered User
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
- Lotus 138's flex 2 + black 916's
- Scratch BC wrs (185)
- 05/06 Public Enemy (174)
- 189 Seth Vicious
- 182 Dynastar Troublemakers
11-28-2006, 05:35 PM #25
last season closed out with
179 SV /914
190 FFL w/s900
175 volkl allstars
SV's went to bloodsweatsteel
traded the FFLs with marshal
allstars went to DJmingus
twins went to jibij
boots to marshal
also acquired atuas from bakerbunny, those went to my dad.
kingswood middy w.916(new addy) from marshal
titan 9 188/mojo 15 from bloodsweat
181 pipecleaners w/s90014 from my shop
krypton pro id from dalbello
184 racestock rossi from last year, courtsey of the rep (YAAAAY beer league)
I try and keep around the same number of skis and overlap down. got my fun in superpipe here in MI twins, crud demolition team w.blizzys and everything good on the kingswoods.
so far I've got two skis that blew my mind when I rode em. I do *like* the titans, but they might go in favor of a more versatile for me 180 tanker, oh how you dodge me, my black sweeties. Ever since I spent a day on FF105s I said that I would get a pair too. those skis were stooopid ahead of their time. so ya. i dream about the ninja quiver. black kwoods,black tankers,black105 all with ninja 9'ers on them OOOOOH. it seems like neither ski ever pops up though, so I'll rock the key limes proudly
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