When do you replace your ski equipment?

When do you replace your ski equipment?
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Mar-2012
Ian Wickham
Tony_H wrote:
Snapzzz wrote:I always have and always will buy on 'want' and not 'need'. There was nothing wrong with my red ski jacket, i just wanted a green one.


Me too. And now you've gone blue/green as well

To ski you only need waterproof/windproof outer layers, inner layers, some gloves, a hat, goggles and ski boots. Its amazing how you can flower that list up and get yourself a shed load of gear.

I'll be interested to see how long I manage to keep my green jacket before getting bored with it. Its done 2 seasons already. Soooooo 2011.


Mr H you are the J2ski fashionista
Mar-2012
Tony_H
Ian Wickham wrote:
Tony_H wrote:
Snapzzz wrote:I always have and always will buy on 'want' and not 'need'. There was nothing wrong with my red ski jacket, i just wanted a green one.


Me too. And now you've gone blue/green as well

To ski you only need waterproof/windproof outer layers, inner layers, some gloves, a hat, goggles and ski boots. Its amazing how you can flower that list up and get yourself a shed load of gear.

I'll be interested to see how long I manage to keep my green jacket before getting bored with it. Its done 2 seasons already. Soooooo 2011.


Mr H you are the J2ski fashionista


Well if its good enough for Snapzz......
Apr-2012
Billip1
AllyG wrote: And what are 'cat tracks'? Are they cheaper than replacement heels? I didn't ask how much the shop charges to replace them.

Ally


Well after reading here how the heels of your ski boots can wear out easily walking on roads I have just bought a pair mail order (£15). They are, in short Ally, sort of plastic boot-toe and boot-heel covers, which fit onto the soles of your boots. Seemed a good idea to me if those expensive boots can really be worn down so easily. Thought I would try and avoid the risk. No doubt I'll lose them next time I take them off the boots to go skiing !
Apr-2012
Iceman
Just dont forget to take them off when you put your skis on

Cant say I have ever had a problem with it. But is a good excuse to purchase items.

This season I bought something from a company that advertises on this site. It was a piste map of the 3V on a glasses cloth! Totally not needed, but was a great stocking filler for my dad. Problem is I will have to get him a new one every time we go to a new resort
Apr-2012
Billip1
Iceman wrote:...a piste map of the 3V on a glasses cloth! totally not needed, ...


Not needed ? Sounds absolutely essential. A must have !
Apr-2012
Iceman
billip1 wrote:
Iceman wrote:...a piste map of the 3V on a glasses cloth! totally not needed, ...


Not needed ? Sounds absolutely essential. A must have !


http://www.wipeoutstore.eu/les_Trois_Vallees_Wipeout/p494374_1777089.aspx

I can vouch for them. Great for glasses and goggles
Apr-2012
Dave Mac
pavelski wrote:Yes buy on on need or else you "follow the crowd" on the latest looks !!!!

I always "measure" my new skis and check at end of every year the camber and flex range of my skis! ! Most of my skis stay with me 4-6 years since I wax them every ski day and tune them every ski day by hand!

I also check my clothing at end of year! I noticed my 5 year old Spyder Spring gloves are all worn at finger tips! Leather just worn !!! Too much Spring skiing!

I sit down and make a list of material I missed during year !

My advise,,,,select quality material and get classic designs,,,,not latest looks which die after 2 years !

Boots,,,never never change once they fit you
Skis,,,,why change once you have the best! Just add to inventory !
Jackets,,,,,well if great deals come etc,,,,,,,,

This is closest to my own views, Pavel.

I now have a range of skis to suit varying conditions, size from 165 to 200, and including carvers and straights. Straights are the fastest, carvers are the easiest, Stiff, long covers give me best grip on ice. I also am happy to hire, this is a good way to learn ~ I don't get test skis as much as I used to.

Jackets ~ I buy normally in Austria.

Boots, I agree, if they fit, don't change. We celebrate 26 years of happiness next winter.

Gloves ~ the word got around, and I now have lots of Christmas present gloves. All of my gloves wear on the thumb of the right glove.

I keep a packing list, and delete items that I last took, but did not wear. Merino has changed my packing weight completely. On my last trip to Austria, my gear checked in at 11.5 kgm, including ski boots and painting gear.

Fashion is for chavs, not for skiers.
Apr-2012
Felthorpe
Fashion is for chavs, not for skiers.


But it's so important to look stylish on the slopes

does my bum look big in these crash pants??

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