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  1. #101
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    Would love to see a pic of that quiver

  2. #102
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    No doubt.

    My season got curtailed by a ruptured Achilles in late March so I only got in 23 days.
    Most to least:

    191 PMGear Lhasa Pow Pure 7 days
    184 Kastle MX98 5 days
    186 Stockli Stormrider Scot Schmidt Pro 3 days (sold)
    189 Praxis Kusala Pow 3 days (4 feet of snow)
    186 PMGear Kusala Pow Pure stiff 2 days
    191 Praxis Lhasa Pow Fat 2 days
    189 DPS Koala 119 1 day (lost ski)

    Not skied:

    202 DPS Lotus 138 Rocker 2
    192 Praxis Protest MAA core + Bubinga veneer
    191 PMGear Lhasa Pow Fat
    186 PMgear Kusala Pow Pure medium
    184 PMGear Bya (undrilled)
    191 Volkl Katana (cherry but needs tail delam repair)
    186 Renoun Citadel 114 (undrilled)


    Bonus, big travel year for me; where I skied:

    8 Monarch
    3 Jackson Hole
    2 Grand Targhee
    2 Big Sky
    2 Snow King
    2 Aspen (Highlands and Snowmass)
    2 Arapahoe Basin
    2 Wolf Creek

  3. #103
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    All of it. Since I only have two Sets. ( well three but two are the same ski with different bibdings.)

    22 to 25 days I guess.
    12-15ish on my down 110s when I had more vertical touring.
    And 10-12 on my Rocker 122s with my beast 16 or sth2 on lift served or sub 800m vertical touring.
    I toured a lot because getting in and out of switzerland was complicated due to corona.

    I only have two setups because I don't ski when it's not 25cm /10inches of fresh or more.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  4. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    Would love to see a pic of that quiver
    It’s in the quiver thread.


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  5. #105
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    Jan 2008
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    livin the dream
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    Skied:

    Protest
    GPOs
    LP105s
    Corvus
    Ravens

    Not Skied:
    Bonafides


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  6. #106
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    With no fresh snow for me Jan thru March the trusty Kastle mx84's did the heavy lifting. A couple of days on the Lhasa Pows and Atomic Vantage 100's in Dec. Never got to use the new Praxis. Hoefully next season.

  7. #107
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    Dec 2007
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    Good season in the central Sierra CA even with record dry winter. Guessing I got at least 80 days in this year, mostly bc. Was on Volkl Nunataqs for nearly all of those bc days, with maybe 3 days on G3 Zenoxide C93s and four days on Black Crows Anima Freebirds. Oh, I pulled the old G3 Rapid Transits out for a couple of days when my Nunataqs and C93s came up lame. Bought the Nunataqs a few years ago for winter bc, but like them so much I rarely ski anything else. Looked around for more modern reverse camber bc skis to replace them, but couldn't find a good price point, so bought an unmounted pair of Nunataqs (thanks, Harry!). Skied maybe fifteen days at the resort, some powder days, some bluebird groomers with my wife. Nordica Enforcer 110s got most of those days. They ski groomers so well that my G3 Tickets didn't see the snow this year. Volkl Confessions saw some powder day action. Praxis Powderboards, Praxis Concepts, and G3 Manhattans didn't see any action because of so few resort days. Bluehouse Mavens are reserved for early season lowtide bc rock skis, but we got a big dump early so they slept all season.

  8. #108
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    Mar 2005
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    Kilpisjärvi, Finland
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    4 pair out of 17 Broke my ankle in march and missed resort skiing in spring.

    Lähetetty minun LYA-L29 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

  9. #109
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    This century I went from the 2 pairs (SL/rocks and GS/Bumps/Powder)I had been skiing since 1982 to like a quiver of 20 pairs around 2012. I tried to ski them all at least a couple hours to justify buying them. I'm now back to just skiing a daily driver 90% of the time unless something really unusual is going on, big dump, NASTAR, gonna stay in the bumps, etc.. I'm thinking a quiver of more than 4 pairs has jumped the shark for me.. Probably really only need 2 pairs.

    I'll show myself out now.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  10. #110
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    Mar 2012
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    Skied all 5 pairs this year, just under 100 days.

    55% of days on my Sickles
    25% on my two touring sticks
    15% on my pow sticks
    5% on my old favorites

    Pretty good. I think I'll buy more skis for next season

  11. #111
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    Dec 2007
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    Hell Track
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    Did ski:
    -Moment Deathwish rock skis
    -Moment Deathwish Tours
    -Dynastar LP105
    -Whitedot Director
    -Rossignol Blackops 118 (sold half way through season)
    -Dynastar Proto 118 (bought half way through season)

    Didn't ski:
    -Moment Belafonte
    -Dynastar cheater GS skis
    -Fischer FIS GS skis
    -Volkl Kuros
    -Stockli Scot Schmidt Pros
    -An assortment of older skis that are lying around my garage

  12. #112
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    Aug 2021
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    Tough season in VT

    Skied:
    184 Ranger 102 FR daily driver - 20ish days before the rear binding tore out and a few more before the inserts started pulling out
    184 M5 Mantra rock skis - 1
    184 Katana 108 - 7
    186 Enforcer 88 - 2

    Not skied:
    188 Ranger 115 FR
    191 SFB 2015

  13. #113
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    Dec 2011
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    North Vancouver, BC
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    How much of your quiver have you skied in 20/21?

    Skied this season:

    Pow days:
    Dynastar Proto 118,
    4FRNT Renegade (love having rocker again),
    Icelantic Nomad 115 (good in pow and groomers too),
    Rustler 11,
    Salomon Blank,

    Few days after it snowed:

    Nordica Enforcer Free 104 (I have a ton of days on these and they look new),
    Fischer Ranger 102 (had the pink ones, the hype is a bit overdone...they're good, but not life-changing),

    Low-tide (lots of these days after mid Jan):
    4FRNT Raven (loved these inbounds),
    Line Blade (had to own em, loved them but they like low aspect groomers, which we hardly ski),
    Dynastar M-Free 99 (a great ski, but the Aero is as good and maybe more fun),
    Season Eqpt Aero (so fun @-3.75cm),

    The Nomads, Ravens and E104s got most of the duty.

    Didn’t ski these this season but am looking forward to (I bought them too late in season):

    180cm Bentchetler 110 - my bc ski with Tectons,
    184cm Bentchetler 120 - sidecountry ski with Shifts,
    184cm Volkl Revolt 121 - excited to ski these at -3.75cm with Pivots,


    Sold b4 end of season:

    Salomon Blank (great fun ski, 178cm just felt too short),
    Line Blade (fun but too specific for a big mtn like Whistler),
    Fischer Ranger 102 (close to E104 and not as durable),
    Rustler 11 (my 2nd pair of R11s, such a great ski, just seemed to always get left behind as the 112mm waist seemed either too wide or too narrow most days. Ie it was deep or icy….would probably be a contender for my one-ski quiver ski).


    Bought and then sold —- without skiing:

    Volkl K108 (lost $50 on this deal), decided no on the -11 rec mount,

    K2 Mindbender 116C (made $100 on these). Replaced with BC 110 and 120.


    Considering for next year’s quiver:

    Selling the 180cm Proto 118 and 181cm Nomad 115, which are both great skis, but too many pow skis >115mm with the addition of the 184cm Revolt 121 and 184cm BC 120. Didn't need the BC 120s, but got a smokin' deal on this years with new Shifts when I bought the 180 cm BC 110s (which got my Tectons from the Mindbenders). Kinda liking longer ~184cm pow skis.

    Next fall may pick up a ~180cm, 108mm chargier type ski….eg a 179cm MB108Ti (cheap right now!) Though I’m sure once I see the new 180cm Nordica Unleashed 108 I’ll want one. Or maybe a 4FRNT Devastator if the top sheets improve (ie not made for a 12 yr old boy) or I may try a Moment Deathwish again (last skied Moments in 2014).

    Best day of the year was Jan 3/2022….62cm overnight at Whitewater!

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  14. #114
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    Oct 2003
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    Lapping the pow with the GSA in the PNW
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    Skied my Mantra M102’s the most followed by MFree108 and Katana K108. Only skied my Billy Goats once. Didn’t get on anything over 116-mm this year. Weird.
    In constant pursuit of the perfect slarve...

  15. #115
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    Dragon Mantra rock skis to open.
    M102 daily driver if I'm not playing with the new toys. They've held that spot since early 2019 and I don't see that changing any time soon, its versatility is just so dialed in.
    Moment Wildcat for powder and post-powder. As you would expect for the Banff area this year they rested after January.
    Paradise Red had several days to see if I liked them. Did not, too short and light for inbounds. Still has some potential if/when I swap for casts and skins. Swapped midday to the M102 more than once.
    Paradise Vice 113 was trialed as a mainstay to the end of the season. I bought on a demo day to fill that 110mm gap in my quiver. Turns out it's 115mm on the size I bought, and it's so similar to the wildcat that logically I should ditch one of them.

    Did not ski the 2018 Kendo at all, or had half a day on them early season to eat rocks until I was confident the base was deep enough. Can't recall. Still need to find the ideal ~110mm all-conditions ski, and other than a future touring setup or cheater, my quiver is locked in. 120+mm doesn't have much to do in a place that just dusts consistently and sees true dumps maybe once a year.
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  16. #116
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    Alot of powder and some groomers
    Utah rocks
    Protest a lot
    Rustler 11
    Pontoon
    Spur
    Cease and desist
    Billy goat
    Mindbender 116C
    Bmx 108
    Corvus


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    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

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32, 35

    2021/2022 (13/15)

  17. #117
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    Jan 2020
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    Finished the season with a Corvus 188, Corvus FB 183, Atris 184, Nocta 190, and a Ferox 181.

    I bought and sold a Serpo 180, Justis 189, bodacious 186 to bandit man that is my biggest regret ever, a Atris 184 I ended up replacing with another, a Corvus 183 that I should of kept as well, a Corvus FB 188 that I don’t miss and was a handful for my size. I also bought and sold a Corvus FB 176 that was too short for what I wanted. Oh and I sold a nocta 185.

    I am happy with the 5 I have. I want a 183 Corvus again but can’t justify it as my Atris is more playful and my Corvus 188 is a mean machine. I would like to probably grab a k108 and a revolt 121 just because. The heritage labs 113 is tempting but the top sheet is the most god awful color ever.

  18. #118
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    Feb 2012
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    J Skis Vacation 186 - 35 days
    J Skis The Metal 186 - 4 days
    Line Vision 98 179 - 3 days touring
    Line TW Pro 178 - 3 days water ramps UOP

    And although they didn’t get used the most, the two skis with most memorable runs of the year were definitely:

    Rossignol BlackOps 118, 186. NYE day, inbounds Park City. Just lucky to be in the right place at the right time with the right ski.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WvMVwi7h2rQ

    And then my 10 or so days touring on my Atomic Bentchetler 120s, 184. About half of which was in Canada at the Blanket Glacier.

    Don’t bother to watch unless you’re truly bored and want to waste time seeing old dudes schnoodling low angle BC pow.

    https://vimeo.com/708880309/description

    Sorry for the shameless forwards… just snow hungry at the beginning of summer and wondering when I get to ski again

  19. #119
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    Dec 2004
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    SoCal
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    Didn't score any real pow days this season sadly, so M102 and Monster88 were about all that left the stable.

  20. #120
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    Oct 2007
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    192 Cochise, 3 days, they're dead now.
    191 Mantra, most days. It was a very firm year punctuated by short, big storms, a little too few and far between.
    202 Fischer Ranger 108, 6 days. Just a blast.
    189 Atomic Vantage 107 Ti. 6-8 days.
    188 Stockli Scot Schmidt Pro. ~10 days. Preferred groomer-zoomer, but it was boney and I'm not ready to abuse them yet.
    186 Rossi SC97. 1 day. Rock ski.
    185 Armada Invictus 95 TI, 15-20 nights lapping the rope tow with the kids.
    194 Kastle MX98. 10-12 days. Now retired. Tips were blowing up even after pinning them, tuned out and tired. Sad face emoji.
    190 Kneissl Tanker: 3 days. Busted them out for our local freeride comp, just such a damn good ski.
    Obligatory handful of runs on the 222 Elan RC DH boards, and a bit of skiing on some Ricky Race skis.

    Didn't ski:
    192 Movement Super Turbo. I missed all the real deep days due to work, but Purg just isn't great with >30" of snow sometimes so oh well I guess.
    192 LP 105. I'm a little too heavy in the 105-110 department right now, but these will be back in the line up next year.

  21. #121
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    Sep 2006
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    North Van
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    Used:
    192 Dynastar M-Free 108 - used a bunch of days. Love these.
    187 Dynastar Menace 98 - used a few days during our mid-winter dry spell. Currently for sale.
    182 Rossignol Black Ops 98 (Holyshred) - end of season purchase, used a couple days. Pretty happy with them so far.
    182 Salomon QST 99 - used one day and sold. Unexciting to ski on.

    Not used:
    184 Dynafit Meteorite (touring setup) - never made it out touring this year
    165 Volkl SL
    185 Volkl GS

  22. #122
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    Dec 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Skied this season:

    Pow days:
    Dynastar Proto 118,
    4FRNT Renegade (love having rocker again),
    Icelantic Nomad 115 (good in pow and groomers too),
    Rustler 11,
    Salomon Blank,

    Few days after it snowed:

    Nordica Enforcer Free 104 (I have a ton of days on these and they look new),
    Fischer Ranger 102 (had the pink ones, the hype is a bit overdone...they're good, but not life-changing),

    Low-tide (lots of these days after mid Jan):
    4FRNT Raven (loved these inbounds),
    Line Blade (had to own em, loved them but they like low aspect groomers, which we hardly ski),
    Dynastar M-Free 99 (a great ski, but the Aero is as good and maybe more fun),
    Season Eqpt Aero (so fun @-3.75cm),

    The Nomads, Ravens and E104s got most of the duty.

    Didn’t ski these this season but am looking forward to (I bought them too late in season):

    180cm Bentchetler 110 - my bc ski with Tectons,
    184cm Bentchetler 120 - sidecountry ski with Shifts,
    184cm Volkl Revolt 121 - excited to ski these at -3.75cm with Pivots,


    Sold b4 end of season:

    Salomon Blank (great fun ski, 178cm just felt too short),
    Line Blade (fun but too specific for a big mtn like Whistler),
    Fischer Ranger 102 (close to E104 and not as durable),
    Rustler 11 (my 2nd pair of R11s, such a great ski, just seemed to always get left behind as the 112mm waist seemed either too wide or too narrow most days. Ie it was deep or icy….would probably be a contender for my one-ski quiver ski).


    Bought and then sold —- without skiing:

    Volkl K108 (lost $50 on this deal),
    K2 Mindbender 116C (made $100 on these).


    Considering for next year’s quiver:

    Selling the 180cm Proto 118 and 181cm Nomad 115, which are both great skis, but too many pow skis >115mm with the addition of the 184cm Revolt 121 and 184cm BC 120. Didn't need the BC 120s, but got a smokin' deal on this years with new Shifts when I bought the 180 cm BC 110s (which got my Tectons from the Mindbenders). Kinda liking longer ~184cm pow skis.

    Then may pick up a ~179-180cm, 108mm chargier type ski….eg a 179cm MB108Ti (they are cheap right now!) or a 177cm K108 (they're cheaper locally than I sold my un-skied K108s for haha!). Though I’m sure once I see the new 180cm Nordica Unleashed 108 I’ll want one. Or maybe a 4FRNT Devastator if the top sheets improve (ie not made for a 12 yr old boy) or may try a Moment Deathwish (last skied Moments in 2014).

    Best day of the year was Jan 3…62cm overnight at Whitewater!
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    shit, I missed you selling the blank. Was kind of waiting for that one to get cut loose

  23. #123
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    Nov 2017
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    Maybe 110-20 days split between resort skiing at La Grave and touring.

    Most used to least used:
    Kastle MX 98 184cm, cherry tipped version. Got these for a bargain to be used as rock skis, but ended up using them pretty much everyday. The suspension and dampening is just amazing. They reward good technique but never feel like hard work.
    Blizzard Cochise 106 185cm. Used these a lot at the start of the season, and liked them, but grew increasingly ambivalent towards them as the season progressed. To my mind they are too 'easy' and sit in a middle ground between a charger and playful ski, fulfilling neither task perfectly. The suspension isn't great for a ski of its weight, nor the float for a ski of its width. Going to get rid of them. M-Free 108 and Sender Squads at the top of the list.
    Black Crows Atris 184. My go to touring ski. Manoeuvrable and easy, with solid edge grip. I didn't often regret carrying the extra weight. Sadly now up for replacement as I lost one of them two weeks ago in Chamonix. Thinking maybe Faction Agents or Majesty Havocs.
    Scott Scrapper Pro Model 189cm. Absolute beasts that whipped my ass at the start of the season. Now we're good friends and I love them. Never been on something so stable and confidence inspiring, they still pivot well with good speed. Straight-lining has never been easier. I enjoy their demanding character, no place to hide. It's a shame that the build quality on what is meant to be one of the most badass skis in history is terrible, I spent maybe 200 euros getting them repaired this year.
    Salomon MTN 95. Good skis, I like them in steeps especially, but I want a bit of extra weight in my touring skis for most conditions.

  24. #124
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    Dec 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    shit, I missed you selling the blank. Was kind of waiting for that one to get cut loose
    Ya I loved them....but I needed them to be longer than 178cm with their profile (so much tip/tail rocker). Replaced with a 184cm Volkl Revolt 121 for my fun pow ski, which will ski pretty short too at -3.8cm.

    Sold the Blanks locally via FB marketplace which seems easier than the tax schmozzle selling on ebay now?? Seems ebay is taking tax off the seller proceeds and you don't get as much as you used to.
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  25. #125
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    Mar 2008
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    CO
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    MVP 108 - prolly 35+ days - these things rule in all conditions and surprisingly excellent in spring snow. New go to skis for sure

    Bibby Pro - pow days, probably got 7-9 days on them. Skiing these is always a treat

    PB&J - early season and a decent number of days during high pressure. My previous favorites last season but I think the MVP wins out now since they’re less hooky

    Hojis - pow touring, probably 5-7 days (and good ones at that)

    Bentchetler 100 - bigger touring days and hut trips, probably 8-10 days. Don’t know how much I actually like these but they do the job just fine

    My general rule is I sell a ski if I didn’t ski it at least 5 days in a season so I think I’m keeping my quiver at least until I start obsessively buying skis again in the fall
    Quote Originally Posted by other grskier View Post
    well, in the three years i've been skiing i bet i can ski most anything those 'pro's' i listed can, probably

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