*DUMBCAN*I often think about how much money I'd have if I didn't ski. This last year I've spent about £1000 on ski gear, then at least another £1k on going skiing. I'm really struggling for money to survive the last 5 weeks of term haha
Here's a tip. If money's tight don't by new stuff every year. Actually even better don't buy new stuff unless you're old stuff no longer works. Also buy stuff from friends. I still use this 4 square coat I bought for $40 from a friend I worked with 5 ish years ago. On the same boards since around then.
Also even if you do break your skis there are always people selling used skis that are in decent shape for cheap. They get new stuff and no longer need the old stuff.
If you're growing out of your old gear then you have to buy new stuff but other than that, if it ain't broke keep using it.
As far as the cheap gear thing I bought a pair of K2 public enemies in very good shape with bindings for $31 this season.
"When I win the lottery I'm gonna buy a mansion and name it "theabortionators estate" you can come an go as you please. Ill have a motorcycle in the garage you can run into a tree" -Kevtron