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The Gypsy, $739

The Gypsy, $739

 

Icelantic Skis
www.icelanticboards.com
http://icelanticboards.com/dealers/
Scott VerMerris - Ski Team Manager/Sales Rep/Athlete

The Gypsy
Ski Dimensions: 152mm, 125mm, 147mm
Available lengths of skis: 170cm, 180cm, 190cm
Target market with the featured skis: Freeride
Two sentence description of featured skis: The Gypsy’s nearly symmetrical dimensions and reverse camber enables you to bounce playfully through deep pow, instantly responding to your every action, while the soft flex encourages buttering like you’ve never experienced, ultimately transforming the mountain into your personal playground.  On hard-pack, the Gypsy grips and performs like it’s on rails - allowing for true, multi-dimensional skiing.

What’s on the horizon for next year’s skis?
New artwork from Travis Parr.

What are three of the biggest forces shaping the changes and developments you’ve made?
Floatation capability & athlete input. New graphical/artistic theme.

Any completely new models (including pro models)?
Gypsy (fully rockered/reverse camber fat ski).

Any disappearing?
No

What will be your best selling ski? Why?
Keeper & Shaman. Very unique and versatile skis that make skiing more fun and easier than before.

Any new materials or construction technologies?
Fly Weight core in Oracle, Nollie Flex core in Da’Nollie.

What themes are you seeing for colors/graphics?
Darker colors and a power animal theme. Original oil paintings by Travis Parr.

What are price points doing?
Maintaining low price points for very high end construction and 2 year warranty.

What market segment are you focusing on? How and why?
Everywhere from passionate freeriders to the intermediate destination skier.

What types of skiing do you see leading sales next year (racing, all-mountain, park, etc) and why? How are you planning ahead for that?
All mountain, freeride and park. We build extremely versatile skis that can handle all terrain.

Source" Ski Business/Alexis Overbye
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....rails on hard-pack at 125mm under foot ?

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symetrical dimensions are for what exactly? riding switch mostly, I'd imagine, cause it gives up something going forward.

That's just an odd product description.

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

symetrical dimensions are for what exactly? riding switch mostly, I'd imagine, cause it gives up something going forward.

That's just an odd product description.



Yeah, I think thats the point of these. Directional pow boards like the Pontoon are not sym.

 

Fear the mighty walrus roflmao.gif

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.....bring 'em out to Stevens Pass, WA for a demo day... I'd love to try them !

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I saw these at Whistler, and they look gorgeous.  The young guy that was on them looked about 3,237% better a skier than me, so what he was able to do with them does not mean they will be magic for me, but I really want to try a pair.

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power animals?

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Best looking Icelantics EVER... but that wasn't too hard to do. They do look good for next year. The Gypsy dimensions/design is a work in progress, the athletes are still tweaking it, they are trying to achieve a sort of hellBent/katana hybrid. The Whistler team skier is shooting for a ski that he can land a 60' cliff on... switch, that's what they are shooting for- fun and playfull with some solid beef when needed. They may add more splay and stiffen the ski or stick with less splay and a softer flex. It's not yet decided.

 

Totally bad-ass split board snowboard, also.

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^^^^ Whiteroom's fine print. Now that they've gotten away from the Portraits-On-Acid, may have to take a closer look without being scared the skis would glare back. 

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you know, I am thinking most of the people that rip on Icelantic's have never skied on a pair. Yes they may look weird, and have some cult-esk themes, but these skies will take you down anything. Just putting that out there.

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I have two pairs (Keeprs and Pilgrims) and my only complaints are the factory tunes on both.  The bases on both pairs were pretty concave and required quite a bit of work flatten.  The graphics for next year are down right awesome.

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have long been intrigued by the Nomad in the 181 length., the dimensions, the radius...the only thing that's missing is some tip rocker.....

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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

have long been intrigued by the Nomad in the 181 length., the dimensions, the radius...the only thing that's missing is some tip rocker.....



for out west you really dont need tip rocker on the SFT. Id ski it before you make an assumption it needs tip rocker.

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post





for out west you really dont need tip rocker on the SFT. Id ski it before you make an assumption it needs tip rocker.


Tip rocker would be for summer patch skiing and AT adventures...a slight rocker in the tip does wonders for railing over sun cups. I've skied non rockered and rockerd skis on sun cups and the latter definitely offer up some advantages. I'm stoked to try out the new Moment Tahoe, to which they added slight tip rocker and which I believe will make that an even more versatile Tahoe ski, especially for an AT set-up. 

 

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