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Old 08-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have 6. That sounds like a lot but I've bought most of mine off craigslist in the off season for dirt cheap (bought my atomic hatchet with bindings, oakley jacket, goggles for $100 all mint condition).

I think now that I'm older and can afford to buy what I want...I do. I figure my time is limited so I'll get what I want...use it and if I dont like it sell it.

I have two older kids and we all have boards that we share, and boards we don't share. It's fun to have options.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I could easily just roll with the Heritage with no problem, but having some other options is just fun.
said just right! Not quite necessary but just more fun
It's no different than if your into biking, or cars. I know people with a few bikes depending on what they are riding (mountain bike, road bike, road bike with wider tires for smooth dirt trails...). And different cars for different fun (fast sports car, big truck for off-roading, and a nice car for cruising).

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Ride kink 155
Academy propaganda 156 (very similar to the link but a touch stiffer)
Ride society 157 (probably getting replaced this year tho for something more up to date)
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My quiver last season:
-Ride DH2 157 (whatever board)
-Salomon Sick Stick 163 (everything board)
-Ride Slackcountry 164 (splitboard)

I rode the Sick Stick most days, I really didn't have a huge need for a quiver. Most people don't, but it is nice to have options.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm a bit of a gear whore, love buying new stuff all the time. I have 7 boards*, down from 8 since I just gave one to my nephew (Ride Kink). That said, the reality is I ride one board all season long. (Last year it was my NS Proto)

I have the other boards for collection/nostalgia (some vintage Burtons from late 80s and early 90s), other boards to loan out to friends who are interested in trying snowboarding, and because there is nothing wrong with them and I'm not going to sell them for small change - I'd rather keep them around.

I do occasionally justify it to myself "Well, I'm keeping the NS Premier around because you know... big mountain riding!" even though my local resort is a staggering 400 vertical feet of midwest machine-made ice-crunchies and I've never taken it with me when I go out west.

The truth is, I'm 43 and have been boarding for 20+ years. I love it still and have the disposable income to indulge myself. :-)


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I'm still searching for a 1988 Burton Free 6 to add to my collection and the vintage bindings for the Cruzer/Cruise if anyone knows of anything out there.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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As you progress, you want tools to match the job.
playing around, bomber, poo and a splitty
Bingo, not sure why I didn't word it this way but that is exactly what it is. It's like multiple pairs of shoes. One pair doesn't do everything, just like one board can't cover everything at the level an experienced rider needs it too. There is a very noticeable difference in my free riding performance with my dedicated pow board vs my park stick. Just like my pow board is so much bigger and more stiff using it in the park is very unforgiving. At a certain point it's almost a necessity to have specific tools for the job so you can perform at your best for that specific activity.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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A quiver is a blessing and a curse. Having the right board out on the right day is fantastic fun. Having the wrong board out for the conditions is kinda poopy.

So obviously if you have a choice you have a bit more chance of having that ridiculously awesome day when everything fits right.

But heres the curse: Unless you live near the mountain or are happy sticking all your decks in your car just in case, chances are youre going to cock it up. Either the weather reports didnt materialise, or the conditions on your specific mountain kinda suck, or you just find that after 8 hours driving youd rather just be on your crusing deck than your bomber.

So after a few screw ups what you end up doing is pulling out your main go to deck 90% of the time, and rarely bringing out your powder deck or your jib deck just because you want to kinda enjoy it. And you pretty much will anyway.

I often wish my slasher was a 158. The 164 is epic fun when it drops, but its way too big when i just want to muck around. And theres the rub. The reason i bought it, is precisely the reason i never seem to bring it out. I just cant guarantee the conditions are going to be that awesome on that specific mountain by the time i get there after deciding the night before to pack it and go. Its a kinda farce. So unless you have easy access to all your rides at the mountain so you can switch out pretty quick, id say quivers are often more of a headache than they are worth.

I didnt even mention the niggling feeling you get no matter what deck youre on and no matter how awesome it is, that maybe itd be better on one of your other rides (extreme powder outliers excepted). If you have just the one deck, you just rip and enjoy yourself.

I like it, its absurd.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I always bring two boards with me. On normal days, I bring the Heritage and the Evo. On powder days, I bring the Heritage and the Charlie Slasher.

On normal days, if I get tired of bombing and want to play around, I'll swap out the Heritage for the Evo. On powder days, if everything starts getting tracked out and beat up, I'll swap out the Charlie Slasher for the Heritage.

I pretty much stick to riding Loveland, so it's easy to keep the extra board in the truck and swap mid-day.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #18 (permalink)
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As a shop my response: Consume!! Buy more boards!

Personal response: I love my quiver! Every board in it is there for a reason. Do I miss the days of having one board and having to make do, yes. Do I count my blessings that I am in a position to have a deep quiver that can handle whatever mood I am in, of course. Having that "right" board under your feet can enhance your confidence to push your limits a little further.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I've bought 8 but currently own 7. Only bought when my old gear becomes totally obsolete or need a compliment.

???? Burton 165 Cruiser (given to me, now hanging on wall)
1997 Nitro 157 Storm VX (now used only for slushy spring days)
1998 Morrow 162 Dominion (replaced by NS SL, now only used for jumping rocks or as a loaner for beginners)
2001 Morrow 162 Blaze (replaced by my heritage or if I need to keep up with skier friends)
Sold 2008 NS 155 SL (sold to purchase Heritage and Proto)
2011 NS 158 Heritage (Steeps of New England and Back bowls)
2011 NS 157 Proto (Replace my SL as everyday ride)
2012 NS 158 Cobra (going out west this year for pow, not sure if necessary)

Reason for holding onto old gear, with the exception of the NS SL, all my old gear became worthless after a couple of years. I have $$$, so I can afford to keep old gear.
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I've bought 8 but currently own 7. Only bought when my old gear becomes totally obsolete or need a compliment.

???? Burton 165 Cruiser (given to me, now hanging on wall)
1997 Nitro 157 Storm VX (now used only for slushy spring days)
1998 Morrow 162 Dominion (replaced by NS SL, now only used for jumping rocks or as a loaner for beginners)
2001 Morrow 162 Blaze (replaced by my heritage or if I need to keep up with skier friends)
Sold 2008 NS 155 SL (sold to purchase Heritage and Proto)
2011 NS 158 Heritage (Steeps of New England and Back bowls)
2011 NS 157 Proto (Replace my SL as everyday ride)
2012 NS 158 Cobra (going out west this year for pow, not sure if necessary)

Reason for holding onto old gear, with the exception of the NS SL, all my old gear became worthless after a couple of years. I have $$$, so I can afford to keep old gear.
I have come to the conclusion that "front bowls" simply do not exist.
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