Thanks...I was wondering if it had to do with seeing the folks going to the mountains, taking 5 runs the whole weekend and telling everyone how they "killed it this weekend" while standing at the water cooler monday morning.
I think it is a state of mind more than anything. We all can respect someone that is out there giving it their all trying to improve and progress regardless of it being 5 days or 150 days.
You are so correct about the equipment end of things. I bought my first board in 1989 and road that same Sims Fakie 163 for 20 years before branching out. Now, I try to buy 2 new boards each year and at least one new set of bindings to discover my own preferences. I keep finding things that I like better so I guess I'll just keep doing that