Yeah but how can you make that assumption. Say you're working a job for 3 years without buying new ski gear meanwhile. And then on your 4th year you buy new skis, and bindings. So then you see this person and jump to this assumption. Is it really fair to say this stuff about people riding new gear? What job are you working that you wouldn't be able to allocate $650 to put towards equipment that you use regularly during the winter season?
This site is contradictory in that a lot of people say you need to have the right gear, etc. But then backtrack and gang up on people for having a new setup. Plus, every gear thread I see people claim how they go so "hard" on their skis they only last 1 or 2 seasons, but then those same people post here and say they never buy new skis. It's just people trying to be with the "in" crowd. I swear a lot of members on the site are a lot older than teenagers and have a decent job to where they can afford new ski gear every few years.