By comparison Liposuction might be cheaper! I' bet there would never be as much satisfaction though!
Race parts for the Porsche or the Cervelo ( or just the frames of either to get started) are light in weight and expensive. Also known to have a short life span when used as intended.
My first dedicated "lwt" ski system was a BD Prime, Dynafit Speed bindings and a pair of Fisher Asymmetrical ski in a "stiff" version and 178cms. Even what I don't own now of that kit I'd bet is still going strong.
My favorite system recently as a "lwt" ski system was a TLT Mtn (shell is lighter than the P version) with the lighter foam TF liner, Dynafit Low Tech Race bindings with a steel spring (no Ti) and a 167cm Broad Peak ski.
Which is a really fun all mountain rig. Anything I can ski with in reason, I can ski on that set up.
Likely pushing my skills this winter I have recently dropped another 20.35 oz PER foot with new gear!
All Dynafit. Same Low Tech Race bindings. All 115g of them
New EVO PDG boots and the shortest ski but not the skinniest ski I have been on.....are these Snow Blades?
The Dynafit PDG ski, selected over some other -800g skiis for the added durability I hope. A drop of 8oz per boot from a stripped TLT5 Mtn and no tongue. The skis drop 12.25oz. A full 1.25 # per foot. 2.5# (1134g) total weight drop off the feet. Or like dropping 17.5# off my back.
A tough diet and more exercise would be cheaper yet! Just no serious weight to be lost from my feet short of beginning to chop off my toes :)
More on why the weight on your feet is important.
Short version of Eric's research?
"At a vertical speed of 16m/min for example, with the TLTs my HR would be around 180. With the Evos at the same speed, HR is around 145."
That HR drop is is huge.
Really interested in seeing just what I can ski year around on our maritime snow pack with these kind of dimensions:
It is a rig I have wanted for a while now but could never justify the expense. Really looking forward to skiing them and then writing about the experience. And not getting rid of the TLT and Broad Peak combo just yet. Although I would really like a new pair of the Nanga Parbat ski @ 1000g. per pair. That would be a set up I would really like to try for longer mid winter tours.
Back to the Weight? I could have gone lighter and spent more money. But at some point a 13# Cervelo is wasted on me. Same deal here.....couple of grams isn't going to matter too much for me. And if it is does? I'll just pass on, or pass, something :)
Spagetti or gallstone?? What do you think a gallstone might weight?