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Old 02-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gear - how much is too much?

I tend to over do most things I get into, but then again like most people I tend to pick and focus on one or two things and make them my main hobbies. When I was into home theater i spent and spent on speakers, upgrading this and that etc. Golf...to much on gear not enough on leasons.

Currently for me its snowboarding. I do it a lot (averaging 2-3 days per week), and I seem to keeping wanting to acquire more gear, and constantly hunt for the best i can find. in some areas i think I have gone over board i.e. i now have 4 pairs of pants less then 1 season old. Really there is not use for 4 pairs of pants...when would I ever use then? 2 is enough IMO, but im curious to know what you have and if you think im over board.

Here is what I have accumulated in the last year:
1 pair googles with 4 lenses (sunny day x2 , overcast, clear for night boarding)
1 Jacket
4 pairs of pants (2 AK, and 2 Oakley)
2 snowboards, and im dying to upgrade already to the best I can find for a 3rd.
2 pairs of gloves (one for cold days, 1 for warm days)
2 pairs of boots (granted one was for learning and my current pair are intermediate)
6 Mid layer shirts (overboard)
4 baselayer shirts


My problem is as soon as next season comes out and I see new stuff ill want to replace. In my deffense when you first start something you end up buying and deciding what you do and dont like.

Is this normal, or do you buy only what you need and make the stuff last as long as possible?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive bought 3 pairs of gloves in the past 2 months. Also, 2 boards, 1 jacket, 3 sweaters, 2 goggles, and a lot of random stuff. I mostly buy because I cant resist a good sale.
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ok cool...im starting to feel better already. Hopefully this thread fuels my want to buy and reduces any guilt or regret at the same time.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Lets see...
3 boards selling one to a friend
2 pairs of gloves
had 2 pair of bindings sold one looking for another pair
2 pairs of pants(one volcom, one spyder)
2 jackets one new one from 2 season's ago(both volcom)
4 beanies
1 pair of boots looking for a set with shrinktech
2 baselayer shirts
2 baselayer pants
3 pairs of snowboard socks
1 set of goggles with 2 lenses
1 helmet

I think what you have is pretty normal

and then what the wife has...

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I tend to over do most things I get into, but then again like most people I tend to pick and focus on one or two things and make them my main hobbies. When I was into home theater i spent and spent on speakers, upgrading this and that etc. Golf...to much on gear not enough on leasons.
I hear ya, dude. Except my problem is that I like TOO many hobbies.If I like something, I'll usually stick to it and be reallyyy passionate about it. Firearms are really greedy and take up most of my money which bums me out cause I couldn't focus on starting or maintaining other ones. Have my snowboard setup+waxing tools so that's semi-set. Four more hobbies to go

Hmm...just realized I spent $70 on car washing/detailing products.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I guess you're pretty normal

I have 3 goggles (Oakley Stockholm, Smith IO, VZ Skylab), 8 lenses, 3 pants, 2 jackets, 2 gloves, 2 snowboards, 3 bindings, 4 different facemasks...

I swear, I could clone myself and snowboard with my twin. Of course, I think I'm overdoing it too....
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Boys and their toys.

I have:
3 boards (just sold one)
3 pair of skis
3 shell jackets (just sold one)
7 pair of pants (just donated three to Goodwill)
6 pair of outer gloves
5 pair of liner gloves
3 goggles
1 pair of snowboard boots
1 pair of ski boots
Countless midlayers (seriously, my closet is half full with midlayers)

And that's just for winter sports. In warmer months I run and mountain bike. I'm like Imelda Marcos with running shoes and bike shoes. It's a disease.
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Boards - 6, three of them just hang on the wall.
Bindings - 4, finally tossed a couple old sets
Jackets - 3
Pants - 4
Helmets - 2
Gloves - 3 pair
2 snowboard bags
Couple of backpacks and some bc gear.
2 pairs of boots

Most of my shit is wrecked though, I keep it around for friends to burrow.

I have about 4000 dollars worth of clubs/golf shoes etc too..
And I'm not very good... I can shoot 80 consistantly.

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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3 boards (and I live in Atlanta!)
2 sets of bindings
2 jacket shells
3 pant shells
2 base layer pants
5 base layer shirts
4 ski socks
5 pairs of goggles
1 pair of gloves
2 sets of body armor
2 helmets
4 balaclavas
2 pairs of boots (don't wear the old ones anymore, though)
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ill chime in, cause I LOVE gear too

3 Boards
2 Sets Bindings
4 Jackets
3 Mid Layer Jackets
3 Base layer Shirts
4 Pants
3 Base Layer Pants
12 Hoodies (not just for riding, i just love hoodies)
7 Pair Snow Socks
2 Pair Boots
2 Goggles
6 Beanies
4 Neck Warmers
2 Helmets
2 Season Passes (CO and local hill)
1 Wax Kit with everything

think thats everything.....

then I wakeboard in summer, sooo, got lots of nice vests, board shorts, ropes, handles, and of course a couple comp setup wakeboards/boots
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