I have been amazingly blessed to have been working at a small, locally owned for 37 years ski shop that has allowed me to ride an immense amount of product throughout the years at little to no cost to me. I feel each year that I get to try something different or new, it has helped the progression of my personal skiing. Sometimes in small ways, and sometimes in a much more substantial way. Maybe its just me, maybe its just I'm getting better as the years go on. But I personally feel that the products I'm riding are helping me take my skiing to the next level.
So what do you think? Has the gear you ride helped you become a better skier? If so, how? I would love to hear your stories of progression in your own ski-life. I love talking about how someone made something that bettered us as riders. Call me a gear-junkie, but I love it. So let's hear your stories!
Please no hate here, I'll try and keep my passionate dislike for full tilt to a minimum ;-)