The "I need to brag about a gear purchase" thread

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by jmeb, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    We're bound to have one, so I'll go first.

    My SO (5'9") started her second season this year on beginner skis (Volkl Attiva Oceana 162s.) She demo'd a lot at an early season demo day which gave me a good idea of what she likes in a ski. In order of importance: lightweight!, ~168-173 was the sweet spot, 80-90mm waist, medium flex and turn radius, directional). She's improving quickly and gaining confidence this year in her first 5 days on the mountain. I knew it was only a matter of time before an upgrade was necessary, and didn't want her to start on gear that might hinder learning the basics and building confidence.

    Money is tight as I'm saving for a house, and she's in grad school. But tomorrow I'll take delivery of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201468361653 for her early Xmas gift. $200 for new 2014 Nordica Wild Belles with integrated bindings, shipped. I have the week to tune, wax, and setup the clamps before she returns this weekend. A quick torque test at the hill in the morning and we'll be ready to go.

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    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    With the binding?
     
  3. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    @Philpug -- yep.

    Not sure exactly what they are. Some sort of system binding labeled as "N ADV P.R. EVO" . Re-branded markers? Decent system? They have the right DIN range for her, and--importantly--are green.

    I'm hoping when listed as "unmounted" that the system is installed and just need the heel/toe pieces put into place and adjusted -- not rails / etc mounted. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Actually it is a good system. What I like most about the EVO is that it has a zero ramp angle uncommon in todays systems.
     
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    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    I assume they ship from Nordica with the base plates / rails already installed?
     


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    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yep.
     
  7. Stephen

    Stephen AKA Steven Skier

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    Just ordered a pair of head i.Supershape Rally Skis w/PR Bindings. I'm a little bit excited. Thank you @Philpug for the help! :daffy:
     
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  8. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    Demo'd some i.Supershape Rally's for the first time this year. Beautiful mix of power and not-overly-demanding as a carver. If I was living on the east coast they'd certainly be in my quiver.
     
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    Drahtguy Kevin Apr├Ęs aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    You're gonna love 'em. I have a pair in my garage that the owner may have a tough time getting back...
     
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    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    When the Rallys arrive, I think it is best that I take them out and make sure they are skiing up to snuff. ;)
     
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    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    Free safety check service? Wow. Dude owes you at least a beer, if not a dinner, for that.
     
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    Stephen AKA Steven Skier

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    If you could that would be great. That way they will already be trained to ski correctly when I get on them.:)
     
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    Tracking says they will be there on Thursday. :yahoo:
     
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    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    First year I've had a tree in my own home (always gone at xmas) so no decorations to speak of. But I put the tree up nonetheless, and 'mounted' the recent purchase.
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    Mounted is in quotes because these were by far the easiest system binding I've dealt with. Super intuitive and quick.
     
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    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    4 OEM Chevy Silverado 265/79 R17 rims for $150 this last weekend! These will get some snows or ATs to get me to and fro the local (but small) slopes when the weather looks promising. at 50 and 60 miles, money well spent to help me and family on the road.
     
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    Wild Belle...I think I love you...but I want to know for sure....
     
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    Pat AKA mustski Out on the slopes Skier

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    My Christmas present from DH! Purchased for $323 including bindings!
    http://www.skiessentials.com/outlet...volkl-women-s-one-skis-w-salomon-sth2-13.html

    AND, thanks to a new Columbia outlet store across the street from my school (YIKES!) I bought my man 2 new ski jackets and a fleece for $200.00. They even had an educator's discount. I can walk there and back and spend copious amounts of money in under an hour. I am in serious trouble!


     
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    @Stephen
    Odd way to ship skis and bindings....
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    I don't think this would cut it at @SkiEssentials but they were safe and sound. Getting waxed now.
     
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    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    My Enforcers are set for tomorrow delivery. Joel says we will get 10-20" between Friday and Tuesday. But I promised my wife that they would be going under the tree for Christmas.

    But I didn't say which trees :crossfingers:
     
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