Said me never - "I don't think I'm going to buy new gear this year"

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  1. Annabuzzy

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    Whaaaaat? Wassup? So I don't think I'll be buying new gear this year (whaaaat?). Just saying it feels odd. But having bought the wife new wide skis and AT bindings, me new skis and AT bindings, a couple of new jackets for me, a new jacket for the wife, new skis for my daughter, new boots for my wife, goggles for me and my wife, plus a new helmet last season I think there's not much left to buy. I'm done. Dusted. Finito.

    Ok, maybe, maaayyyyybeee, some skins.
     
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  2. Legs Akimbo

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    Just say no.

    Nothing to see here move along folks.
     
  3. climberman

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    I see nothing unreasonable in that list buzz! It's basically only covering the needs, let alone any wants!
     
  4. tele-whippet

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    Big deficiency!
    No Tele gear!
    Not moving with the trendy peeps, just staying with the ugly ones!
    So yesteryear.
     
  5. telecrag

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    Ive got my eye on some goggles.
     
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    They don't, but they fit.
     
  8. Billy_Buttons

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    I got some new gear from US direct from retailer that obviously is breaking the supplier rules. Nope not saying who! :evil:
     
  9. telecrag

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    Milto had a demo pair last year

    [​IMG]

    I went in and saw my mate at Mont and tried some on, bit tight with my glasses, but pretty good.
     
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  10. scottski

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    There's always the Sale at the Jindy Hall on the long weekend. That's not really classed as buying 'New' gear, rather more like adding to the quiver in an opportunistic manner
     
  11. Sandy

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    What's the total spend on that, or are you a bit afraid to work it out? ;)
     
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    Small world. A climbing buddy works there as well.
     
  13. Annabuzzy

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    It's been too long to remember precisely how much I paid for a lot of that stuff, but...yeah, no point thinking about it!

    Given my now three ski quiver philosophy I should be able to justify a new pair for myself around once a year. For my carvers though I'm happy tooling around on 8 year old skis, as underlying tech doesn't seem to have moved much.

    So I may be up for some new Oz all mountain skis next year. If not, the year after.
     
  14. telecrag

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    Andy?
     
  15. Kletterer

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    Yeah. The Bullster. He is keen for a bit of M Range fun this year.
     
  16. telecrag

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    So I gather, had a bit of a gear chat with him this morning when I visited my mate, Ive known Monty and Dave for years.
     
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    Thinking about some skins for my A/T setup. And just in case I can't get out the back as much as I'd like, am contemplating some Nordica Dobermann's. Oh, and I got a tiny tear on my jacket on a chairlift just recently, so I better get a new one. And some pants to go with it.

    What am I missing?
     
  18. Kletterer

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    Its an endless pit of indulgence. Embrace it.
     
  19. DPS Driver

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    Undies?
     
  20. Undies

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    Actually, I bought a pair of fluro yellow ones in Japan last year that say "Yukizaru" in hot pink across the bum. I regularly wear them on the outside while skiing. Gives me super powers.
     
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    I'm getting nothing this year !!! Oh wait ...my Black Diamond flip locks are due soon . And why do 11 yr old gals grow so fast .
     
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  22. Heinz

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    Can't think of anything I have bought in the way of gear in recent years, apart from that a new pair of gloves and ski bag to replace ones that were well past there best days.

    Well at least not directly bought - I have received a few jackets from HMH including a nice new storm shell that got good use in Japan, but they needed a few heliski days.
     
  23. tele-whippet

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    Ski crampons
    Boot crampons
    Ice Axe
    Whippet
    Shovel
    Epirb
    Beacon
    Probe
    Avi airbag
    Avalung
    GPS
    Poo tube
    Oh and a whistle and GoPro and Drone
     
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  24. Kletterer

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    You're going senile. Where was the titanium spork in that list?!?
     
  26. DPS Driver

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    Bought a new pair of Smith IO7 goggles.

    and a truck load of skis.
     
  27. Undies

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    I'm seeing more and more around. Must have been some solid growth in the market for you guys.
     
  28. DPS Driver

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    Yes it's been good. Globally we've gone exceptionally well. In Aust / NZ our numbers have increased nicely. We're trying to temper that growth to help sell through for our retail partners, so steady as she goes. Buying a Pure construction ski is a considerable investment and our small market struggles to support that. In saying that our spread in Oz is heavily skewed to Pures.

    The revamp of our Hybrid construction now known as Foundation has really amped up our lower cost point ski sales. This season will be the first in Aust for the Foundation range, so we'll see what happens there. The Tour1's have gone gangbusters OS and are increasing steadily here.

    All in all we're happy with our progress. Some exciting things in our future.
     
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  29. Undies

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    I reckon Pure's are being bought by the kinda person who buys expensive road bicycles. The cost is less important than having the best possible tool on the market.

    * Am in no way suggesting that chubby middle-aged bankers are the only people skiing pures!
     
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  30. DPS Driver

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    http://companyweek.com/company-profile/dps-skis/utah

    This article gives a clue to some of the exciting things ahead. New boots coming my way. I saw the lasts in SLC this year. Quite special.
     
  31. Rimey

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    "*" Good.
    Pures and Tours. The thing for getting above resorts.
    [​IMG]
     
  32. telecrag

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    Looks horrible, why would anyone want to go there? I cant see a cafe anywhere, you would die!
     
  33. Rimey

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    's OK. One's just down there ...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Apart from skis and boots I am anti gear hoar

    My jackets pants and gloves are now near twenty years old! I haven't been able to buckle my pants for three years now and I have a rip near the ankle that is ten years old. My gloves are taped up with electric tape from all the rips . Been is rain, blizzards no wuckers. Now over 150 days use.

    I love my gear so much, memories.
     
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    ^. Are we related?
     
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  36. nrcd

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    Just a fat middle aged guy on DPS Pures (Lotus 138).

    [​IMG]
     
  37. tele-whippet

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    A banker?
     
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    ROFL
     
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  39. nrcd

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    Even better, a lawyer.
     
  40. telecrag

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    Cant see skis, probably a snowboarder!
     
  41. Chester

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    Snowblader for sure.
     
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  42. piolet

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    duct tape obv
     
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    so core!
    love it
    my shell pants are about 10 years now, look pretty new still somehow and have seen summer use too. luckily I bought them a little loose so they still fit LOL
     
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    Having old gear is a good incentive not to stack

    Snow down the bum crack......well I'm sure they pay for that stuff in the reiperbahn
     
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    Is 6 rucksacks too much ?
     
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    :D

    So you've bought:
    - 3 pairs of skis & bindings
    - 3 Jackets
    - Ski Boots
    - Goggles
    - Helmet


    I've spent an excessive amount of money this past Japanese season!!! ;)
    - 3 pairs of skis & bindings
    - 1 Jacket
    - 1 pair pants
    - Ski Boots
    - Goggles
    - Gloves
    - Mittens (with one finger free)
    - Merino wool socks x 2
    - Merino undershirt
    Only the merino stuff was not discounted.

    :D
     
  47. piolet

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    5 here.
    found my big one last night going through the attic. tried to pick it up - found my rack.
     
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    I need one of those Chequered black and white hats
     
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    I have just sold off most of my 12 year old sons stuff. Good-bye cheaper kids stuff hello men's stuff. He has had a massive growth spurt. Gone are the size 12 Jacket, 22.5-25.5 Roces Boots, 135cm skis and 40" poles. Proceeds of which went towards the purchase of the following:-
    size 18 youth Jacket, 27.5 size boots, 157 cm skis and 48" poles. Pants/gloves will be OK, bought last year, and amazingly his child's helmet still fits fine, and still has a bit of adjustment. I don't know how long the boots and skis will last but I got such a good deal and should do ok to on sell next year if I have too.
     
  50. climberman

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    should get you through this week!