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  1. #5026
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    I was sad when I couldnít get into those Pillow Fights


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  2. #5027
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    The Quiver Pic Rerun Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pfluffenmeister View Post
    Damn!
    A deluge of killer quivers.
    Yep. Covid effect. Either from government handouts or reduced spending....means lots of us have more money for quiver spending.

    Iím in Canada. Saw in the news last week that ďlost wages in Canada due to CovidĒ was estimated at $100billion.

    Thatís....$100,000,000,000.

    Cdn Government gave out $225 billion.

    Thereís an extra $125,000,000,000 ďout thereĒ.

    Idiots. Trudeauís a moron. When he talks about Covid he sounds like he is giving us his money. Itís our tax money!!

    Anyways.....I know people who have companies with $2mil in the bank and they applied for an Covid emergency business loan of which $10,000 is forgivable. $10,000 free.

    If you were over 15 years old and made just a few $ the year before you qualified for $2000 per month for 4 months. $8,000 free.

    I didnít collect any $ from the government. Didnít need it (and mainly did not qualify ha).

    But Iíve saved lots due to Covid changing my spending and my costs.

    Iím pretty lucky as Iím a university prof and my job went to online. No pay cut and no commute. I live an hour from campus. I saved about $500 per month in gas and $100 in insurance as we could take a vehicle off the road (and change the other vehicle to pleasure use only for the last 6 months). Savings of $3,600.

    Our yoga bill even saves me money. Now we pay $10/month for online yoga classes. Used to pay for approx 16 classes a month at $20 per class = $300/month savings for 6 months. Savings $1,800.

    Thatís just two examples.

    People have changed/reduced their spending on shit due to Covid.

    eg. My Starbucks bill was running $100 per month. Now itís $5/month. $600 savings.

    Same kind of stories everywhere. x 10.

    People also didnít spend that $5,000 going to Disneyland in the summer. $5,000 more in their bank.

    And a lot lot of people also deferred their mortgage for 4-5 months. Thatís $20,000.

    So ya peopleís savings are way up as a result.

    Itís governments trying but not understanding. They are attempting to buy a way out of the pandemic. Cause they (and me) really have NO idea. This is a big experiment in printing money and then giving it away.

    Doesnt work. It will come home to roost one day.....but not for a bit.

    In the meantime, skis shops are going crazy. A local shop here said that last weekend was busier than any Boxing Day sale in the last 20 years.

    People are not blinking an eye at spending $1000 on new skis due to their higher savings.

    Itís why my quiver has bloated to 8 pair (3 now for BC). Last year I had 4 pair (1 for BC).

    Cause we all feel like heroes...weíve ďsurvivedĒ a pandemic and WTF there is money in my account? Time to reward myself.

    Iíve rationalized all the money given out by our government as just a huge liquidity push...not as money that was given out based on need. Cause it was just given out without assessing bc need.

    It was simply a way to dump $ into the system. For liquidity. Kind of like a free lottery that you didnít know you entered. They did it as they had no clue....and were scared shitless of how things abruptly stopped in March.

    Anyways....Iím really glad some of that extra liquidity is ending up in ski quivers. Fun to see.

    Gonna be a ton of skis and bikes up for sale in 2-3 years. Haha

    My prediction....the big crash comes when the vaccine is here, widely used....and the governments stop handing out money, and finally realize how fucked they are (massive debt, recession, interest rates moving up a bit from 0%).....real estate and stocks will finally crash.

    Thatís when Iím buying my house in a ski town....sorry for the ranty thread drift. Haha.

    Time to go buy pair number 9....I need some more another rocker pair I think...
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    Anyway.....

    Binding quiver anyone?



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  4. #5029
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Anyway.....

    Binding quiver anyone?



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    Haha I get the anyways. Sorry for the rant.

    Binding quiver....why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Haha I get the anyways. Sorry for the rant.

    Binding quiver....why?
    Ha. Fair question. I guess itís more of a parts bin than a quiver - but it also makes snagging cheap skis easier/cheaper if you already have cheap clamps ready to roll.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Ha. Fair question. I guess itís more of a parts bin than a quiver - but it also makes snagging cheap skis easier/cheaper if you already have cheap clamps ready to roll.


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    Agreed...itís why I like having some metal pivots....they last forever and I can keep moving them from ski to ski.

    In my previous house I had a large garage. Used to bolt old bindings to the roof studs and hang my boots in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sf View Post
    Attachment 348930

    188 Rustler 11 - P18 - Resort soft snow, but more hard snow-capable. New this year, replaced Volkl Ones as soft snow everyday ski
    193 EHP - FKS140 - Classics. Ski them once in a while. Will probably end up on the wall at some point
    186 EHP - FKS140 - Same. More versatile than the 193s, so I take them out for shark season pow
    186 BG - CAST - Resort and sidecountry soft snow - had these for years. Probably top 3 all time favourite ski
    191 C&D - P18 - Resort lots of soft snow - Skied them twice last year. Fun ski, nimble, handle soft chop well. Switching to something else by lunch
    .
    Did you put the BG topsheet on your C&D? How do your actual BGs feel about that?

  8. #5033
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Anyway.....

    Binding quiver anyone?



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    You and I have similar tastes in bindings.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  9. #5034
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    You and I have similar tastes in bindings.
    You too must be a man of wealth and taste.


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  10. #5035
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    Quote Originally Posted by eSock View Post
    Did you put the BG topsheet on your C&D? How do your actual BGs feel about that?
    Yeah, I did.
    I think they are fine with it. They are a getting at bit old themselves, so I think they enjoy the feeling of teaching a new generation

  11. #5036
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    184 Praxis FRDs Still need to mount bindings
    194 Praxis Ullr, My most favorite pow ski,
    194 Atomic Automatic 117. I liked these until I attached boat anchors for bindings on them.. but not a bad set up for easy resort accessed side county
    185 Nordica Enforcer 100s.. Honestly a great daily driver ski... liked it more than I thought..
    Short Line Step Ups,, I'm too old to ride park, I use this with my youngest (3.5yo) whilst ripping magic carpets runs.
    168W Jones Flagship with Burton step-ins.. Because some pow needs to be surfed...
    163 Burton Floater Wide and K2 Klickers,, probably had a good 6 or 7 years of Montana's finest cold smoke pow on top of this old work horse....
    156 Burton Bryan Iguchi... memories of functioning knees..

    I should probably open up some storage space in the garage and sell the atomics and Nordicas one of these days..

  12. #5037
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Used to bolt old bindings to the roof studs and hang my boots in them.
    great idea, first round on me if we cross paths

  13. #5038
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Yep. Covid effect. Either from government handouts or reduced spending....means lots of us have more money for quiver spending.

    Iím in Canada. Saw in the news last week that ďlost wages in Canada due to CovidĒ was estimated at $100billion.

    Thatís....$100,000,000,000.

    Cdn Government gave out $225 billion.

    Thereís an extra $125,000,000,000 ďout thereĒ.

    Idiots. Trudeauís a moron. When he talks about Covid he sounds like he is giving us his money. Itís our tax money!!

    Anyways.....I know people who have companies with $2mil in the bank and they applied for an Covid emergency business loan of which $10,000 is forgivable. $10,000 free.

    If you were over 15 years old and made just a few $ the year before you qualified for $2000 per month for 4 months. $8,000 free.

    I didnít collect any $ from the government. Didnít need it (and mainly did not qualify ha).

    But Iíve saved lots due to Covid changing my spending and my costs.

    Iím pretty lucky as Iím a university prof and my job went to online. No pay cut and no commute. I live an hour from campus. I saved about $500 per month in gas and $100 in insurance as we could take a vehicle off the road (and change the other vehicle to pleasure use only for the last 6 months). Savings of $3,600.

    Our yoga bill even saves me money. Now we pay $10/month for online yoga classes. Used to pay for approx 16 classes a month at $20 per class = $300/month savings for 6 months. Savings $1,800.

    Thatís just two examples.

    People have changed/reduced their spending on shit due to Covid.

    eg. My Starbucks bill was running $100 per month. Now itís $5/month. $600 savings.

    Same kind of stories everywhere. x 10.

    People also didnít spend that $5,000 going to Disneyland in the summer. $5,000 more in their bank.

    And a lot lot of people also deferred their mortgage for 4-5 months. Thatís $20,000.

    So ya peopleís savings are way up as a result.

    Itís governments trying but not understanding. They are attempting to buy a way out of the pandemic. Cause they (and me) really have NO idea. This is a big experiment in printing money and then giving it away.

    Doesnt work. It will come home to roost one day.....but not for a bit.

    In the meantime, skis shops are going crazy. A local shop here said that last weekend was busier than any Boxing Day sale in the last 20 years.

    People are not blinking an eye at spending $1000 on new skis due to their higher savings.

    Itís why my quiver has bloated to 8 pair (3 now for BC). Last year I had 4 pair (1 for BC).

    Cause we all feel like heroes...weíve ďsurvivedĒ a pandemic and WTF there is money in my account? Time to reward myself.

    Iíve rationalized all the money given out by our government as just a huge liquidity push...not as money that was given out based on need. Cause it was just given out without assessing bc need.

    It was simply a way to dump $ into the system. For liquidity. Kind of like a free lottery that you didnít know you entered. They did it as they had no clue....and were scared shitless of how things abruptly stopped in March.

    Anyways....Iím really glad some of that extra liquidity is ending up in ski quivers. Fun to see.

    Gonna be a ton of skis and bikes up for sale in 2-3 years. Haha

    My prediction....the big crash comes when the vaccine is here, widely used....and the governments stop handing out money, and finally realize how fucked they are (massive debt, recession, interest rates moving up a bit from 0%).....real estate and stocks will finally crash.

    Thatís when Iím buying my house in a ski town....sorry for the ranty thread drift. Haha.

    Time to go buy pair number 9....I need some more another rocker pair I think...
    Hilarious. Love all the thought out reasons as means to acquire new skis. I know your a smart guy being a college professor. I would have never thought to use no yoga class savings as a justification. F'n crona..good for something.

  14. #5039
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    Hear, hear!

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  15. #5040
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    It's not too often that they're all together at the same time. So nice to have the kids home for the holidays.

    R -> L

    >189 BG - Pow basher and crud smasher.

    >193 Cochise - Daily driver.

    >191 Enforcer 104 w/ CAST - New this year. Bought them after I broke the MB116. Gotten a few days on them and so far I dig em.

    >187 Menace 98 - For when everything hurts and my legs feel like noodles. And the occasional rail.

    >193 Cochise - backup for my daily driver.

    >192 Supernatural 115 - Former daily, currently a house decoration. On the DL with a crunched sidewall.

    >186 Wrenegade 112 - ripped two Shift toes out of these so they're toast with Swiss cheese on top. Claim to fame: Mentioned by Iggy and Cody on the Blister pod.

    >186 Mindbender 116 - Started the season mounted with CAST and a bright future as a touring rig. Unfortunately they quickly found their way out of the starting lineup and onto the DL with dual blown edges and a compound fracture to the core. Not the kind of injury you want to see a rookie take in October.


    + 2 pairs of blades because nobody should blade alone.
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  16. #5041
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    My modest quiver for this season - not sure the alpine skis will get much use this year

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