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    Timeless Skis - What is the oldest ski in your quiver that you still use?

    There have obviously been a lot of changes in ski technology over the past several seasons. But even if it doesn't have rocker/elliptical sidecut/flipcore/whatever... a good ski is still a good ski, right? What skis have you used for years and still love or would like to be using if you didn't destroy them? Are there older designs that you still consider relevant or do you think anything with traditional camber/sidecut is obsolete? (Talkin' mainly big mountain/freeride here)
    Last edited by Talking Monkey; 04-08-2014 at 04:42 PM.

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    Voile Mountain Surf/G3 Targas for sand skiing.

    Besides that on snow, ONPPP Viciks first generation.

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    About 50% of my inbounds time is still on old XXL's.

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    Not exactly "big mountain or freeride", but my go-to inbounds ski is the 2006 G3 Rapid Transit. I have a back-up, unskied pair in the basement for the inevitable day that I have to put these down.

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    '04 Stockli SS Pro: daily driver. Inbounds with no recent snow, I have absolutely no use for rocker whatsoever.

    Still riding Blizz Titan Pros from the same era, Elan 777s.

    Actually having a bit of a crisis right now, as no one makes skis like this anymore, and 'round here, it doesn't snow every day. Or every month for that matter.

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    Blue Megawatt, crushes and floats, so easy for a big ski
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

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    I don't buy/sell a lot of skis so I still have og Pipe Cleaners and 08 Enforcers with the Hellboy graphic. Don't use them much though.
    Had to get some 190 Exploders because the price was right and most of the coin went to Gripen Recovery Fund. It's a blue topsheet squaretail real 190 with a boot toe mark so it also doesn't come out much. Might be interested in selling them if there's a current maggot charity.

    I guess I'm more of a one ski quiver guy and hold on to stuff for a while. I think it's more a money (or lack thereof) thing.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    OG Volkl Snow Rangers FTW!!!

    SERIOUSLY rad ski. I have several pair.
    "I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."- Alan Greenspan

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    About 50% of my inbounds time is still on old XXL's.
    That's still the only ski I've ever sold that I truly regretted.

    The surfboard LPs I still ski in spring ain't goin nowhere though.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    That's still the only ski I've ever sold that I truly regretted.

    The surfboard LPs I still ski in spring ain't goin nowhere though.
    These were actually the inspiration for this thread. I've got a pair of '06 race room 186cm LPs and '09 187cm XXLs that I still think are great all these years later and if any skis could be called "timeless" it's these.
    Last edited by Talking Monkey; 04-08-2014 at 07:16 PM.

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    I still have sploders and seths in the rotation, but have been seriously tilting toward a quiver of one the last couple of years. I was actually lamenting not being on my volkls a couple days ago.

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    Turn of the millennium AK Launchers. Probably more than half of my inbound days are still on these. Perhaps not timeless, but definitely the oldest in the rack and they just won't die (or I am just cheap - take your pick).

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    194 LP's & 188 Blizzard Titan 9.

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    2008 praxis mtn jibs
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    '03 first generation Gotama still comes out with the kids as it's an ideal teaching ski. It opens the season in low tide as well, but am surprised every November at how well it still skis. I've even considered pulling my fritsche and putting a real binding on it, but might as well just get a new ski at that point.

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    '03 Explosiv's. Made in Germany.

    Just had them out last weekend.
    Fat fuck bubbas are not erosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking Monkey View Post
    These were actually the inspiration for this thread. I've got a pair of '06 race room LPs and '09 XXLs that I still think are great all these years later and if any skis could be called "timeless" it's these.
    fo realz


    Dynastar made some kickass skis for a while. I wish they still did. Those chams ain't it.
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    192 Elan m777s. Although they don't come out very often anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking Monkey View Post
    These were actually the inspiration for this thread. I've got a pair of '06 race room LPs and '09 XXLs that I still think are great all these years later and if any skis could be called "timeless" it's these.
    I've got a circa 2006 186 Legend Pro that is my go to early season and hardpack annihilator.

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    Pair of Volkl Superspeeds for when it's icy and I'm bored. Maybe once a year
    Flying the Bluehouse colors in Western Canada! Let me know if you want some rad skis!!

    "He is god of snow; the one called Ullr. Son of Sif, step son of Thor. He is so fierce a bowman and ski-runner that none may contend! He is quite beautiful to look upon and has all the characteristics of a warrior. It is wise to invoke the name of Ullr in duels!"

    -The Gylfaginning

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    Head xp100 177cm with a 11m turn radius.

    Just silly fun on a groomer only day.

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    My absolutely bonerlicious gold 190 Volkl Gotamas...

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    10ish year old Scott P4s and some 2006 Fatypus Alottas cover most of my skiing just fine.

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    Volkl P50 GS race skis from about 2001. Great night skiing ski. Once or twice a year.
    Last edited by cat in january; 04-08-2014 at 11:19 PM.

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    Asnes woodies that may be older than I am.(50yrs)

    Got some Atomic superlights(Hagans) that see occasional duty for low snow conditions.
    watch out for snakes

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