Ever just misplace some gear?

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by Philpug, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    saw a pair of really expensive looking nordic poles stuck in a snow bank of the parking area once. I left them where I found them due to karma implications, hope the person got them back.
     
  2. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Well hopefully in Reno and not anywhere between Denver and Reno.
     
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    Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Sadly, I don't recall putting them in the car to go to Denver....not saying I did or I didn't I just don't remember...I don't recall...I got no memory of anything at all.

    @AmyPJ no, not the PINK ones....
     
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  4. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    You can now start hiding your own easter eggs now. :)
     
  5. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    Welcome to the club - I spend 1/2 my life looking for things.
    Usually takes my wife :30 ..... you mean these?
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    They do that on purpose...they hide it...you look for it...they say...these? It's just to $&^* with your mind. ;)
     
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  7. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Much like some of the anedotes above, I left my boots in the parking space on only the second day I owned them. Luckily, (in a way) I left them just behind the car, and felt something weird as I started to back out.

    The boots were just fine, but the asphalt scraped a hole in the bottom of my brand new boot bag. :doh:
     
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  8. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    How's your boot skiing?
     
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  9. kayco53

    kayco53 Putting on skis Skier

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    Don't worry as soon as soon as you buy a new pair the old ones will turn up. Works that way with everything else I Iose.
     
  10. Noodler

    Noodler Coming out of hibernation... Skier

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    P.S. This version is actually much better, but less interesting to watch.
     
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  11. firebanex

    firebanex Getting off the lift Skier

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    Never misplaced ski gear.. however, I am notorious for leaving cups of liquid, bike helmets, and bike light on the top of my car, sometimes at the same time. Saved the cups of liquid most of the time, and the bike helmet just rattled around between the ski racks for 20 miles, but the bike lights were never heard from again.
     
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  12. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald Last weekend's tasty terrain Skier

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    I once misplaced my rental car in a crowded parking lot at Alpine Meadows,.
    Wandered around looking for it for 30 mins or so before i realized there was a horn button on the key fob:doh:
     
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  13. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting on the lift Skier

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    Not boots (yet)
    In the past few weeks I’ve left my mid layer and shell at home and remembered 20 minutes from the house.
    I love the warmers I added to my boots. They require batteries to work and have been more than 20 away from home when I remember.
    Under helmet beanies are a problem for me this season. Overheating leads to them getting stuffed in a pocket and while they may or may not be “lost”. I havent seen a couple of them for weeks.
    At the end of day I have asked mrsjmills to look back as I pull away to spot skis or poles left behind. It’s working so far.
    My hands have been as cold as my feet so with an upgrade to the FTP polar mitt from the baldy, removing the leki trigger s strap on the mitts sitting home is the first step to remembering to add them to the other mitt. It felt much more strange than I figured it would not having them on Wednesday.

    The highlight of the season-Keys in pocket of ski pants-keys not in pocket of ski pants.
    I am slower than mrsjmills in the morning and after breaks in getting layers back on, mitts on wrists, helmet, etc
    To keep her from getting frustrated she sits in the front seat as I scramble. I Iimit the pressure by asking her to stay comfortable in car until I’m ready, then to open door, get out, I lock doors, shut door, drop keys in same pocket, zip 63% of the time, put mitts on, and go ski.
    We take lunch and I follow the process. End of day we get to the Tahoe and the keys are not in the zipped pocket or in and other pocket in mid or shell.
    I check where we put skis on, anywhere close by, am ready to pop the back window but knew I dropped keys in pocket and she got out.
    I am scrambling and reach into the pocket that also had debit card and ID which are still there and notice a hole. More running around (in ski boots) until I realize the internal gaiters are tight and maybe I should check.
    Keys at cuff of boot, but aren’t dropping out. They are in between an insulated layer and outer layer. 1” hole in pocket became the size of my hand but I had keys.
    Mrsjmills asked what I do for a living and why I have 7lbs of keys anywhy and why in pocket skiing. Her sarcasm is always appreciated and I now have the car key, mailbox key, and key fob on a small lanyard.
    Keys are moving to a different pocket and I won’t have punctures in my hip with a future crash since I removed 10+ keys.
    I will now make sure all pants have a clip in the pocket, as well as them being lined or insulated pants. And not black
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @Tricia just asked...Where are my reading glasses? Guess where they were...and they were NOT on the top of her head. Maybe time for a new prescription?
     
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    jmills115 Getting on the lift Skier

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    Mrsjmills had similar glasses when she met me and it wasn’t until after the wedding, and new glasses, that she realized I don’t look like Brad Pitt after all
     
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  16. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    First, it's boots. Then MindBenders. All in one week. This is an ugly trend.
     
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  17. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Umm... was she wearing them?
     
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  18. SSSdave

    SSSdave life is short precious ...don't waste it Skier

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    Best of luck finding your boots.

    A month ago suspect I drove off after leaving one of my 3 current use mid price goggles atop the car. Then a week ago left a modest cost 6500 ma-hour lithium storage battery on a wall charger plugged into a motel wall socket that was out of view down behind furniture, the only outlet available at that time. Fortunately the honest maid found it and I'll pick it up when back in SLT next mid week. Live and learn.
     

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