I got my AR7s 2 years ago at the house (TERRIBLE idea). Otherwise, I will be buying Filthy Riches off of evo this summer, or if I decide on another pair I will go to my local shop. I buy basically all of my outerwear and other softgoods from evo.
This. I just look at all of the new gear coming out that year. Pick out a bunch of things that I would like. Then jump on the deals whenever i see them.No point in paying retail for something you can get half price in a few months.
I mainly buy from Backcountry due to their great service and fast shipping. Ns is also a great place. Geartrade also has tons of great deals. Just have to be patient.
Come to think of it I've never bought skis there actually. On3p's cane straight from the factory, k2's were factory skis that had been used for like a day of testing at hood, and troublemakers were from some tent sale in Seattle