Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Skis or Not?

Tips Down the Hill - Colorado!
It was the perfect day of skiing - blue skies, no wind, no lines. Sounds like a perfect day - right? But not before JHW found he had left the car key in the ignition all night and the battery was very dead. 

We had to call "Jeff" the only garage/gas station guy in this little town to come up and give our car a jump start. (will make front page of tomorrow's paper in this small town)
Then ... we finally get almost to the lift to find JHW's boots had busted wide open. (See third photo) Next, he had to be fitted for new boots, which meant new skis for him too. He is a "tips down the hill skier" and NEVER falls. With this new stuff - he fell three times today. Not fun getting up and putting yourself back together again.

But, with his new shiny boots and skis, it made me start thinking, maybe I want new boots and skis too! I have had my boots and skis since my early twenties. Ohmygoodness - lots has changed since then - I have managed to keep my cell phone # and my ski equipment (two of the few things consistent in my life:) 

As for skiing - I am in control, tips down the hill (wahoo!) with my old stuff. Apparently my boots and skis are now vintage (I think they're cute) and can't be rented or bought anywhere. Very old - how distressing!  

So, here's the question...I can see people in the ski line pointing and snickering at my ohso old ski equipment. Should I attempt to change and learn with new improved skis and boots, or should I keep ignoring the snickers of others and keep my old, but easy and comfortable boots and skis?    



Rochelle said...

I need to see a picture of the vintage ones first! :0)

...All Things Refined said...

Okay - I'll try to get you a photo ...Love you Roch - Merry Christmas!

Beth Dunn said...

I love the new shaped ski-I just demo the ski but always have my own boots.

...All Things Refined said...

Excellent idea Beth. Will do!

Sue Giannotta said...

Congrats on having over 100 followers!
My family shamed me into getting rid of my old ski equipment and I have yet to replace it. The rental equipment that I tried was hard to get used to so I am reluctant to invest in new. Pictures of you and your husband skiing are inspiring though.

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