Things That LastBefore there was carbon fiber, there was fiberglass. And before there was fiberglass, there was wood. I learned to slalom on a friend's wooden O'Brien ski with bright green bindings. But the first ski I ever purchased was an EP fiberglass ski in bright orange. Before the internet, there were catalogs that arrived in the mail. I bought my first ski from the Overton's catalog and used it for over 20 years, then passed it on to my son, Michael, who used it throughout his teenage years. We still have it, and Overtons.com is still one of my favorite places to gear up for the season.  Cheers to things that last.  (PS - Now we don't need skis anymore.  2:05 in this Lake Hartwell video.)