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$7000.00 skis?

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These would go great with a 1500 dollar boot, and a Bogner onesie. They would be a hit at Apres.

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I suspect there's someone here who will jump on those, that's only 3-4 nights on the town. ROTF.gif

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Upon further investigation these are meant to go in the roof box on top of your Bentley during the one week a year you pretend to be a skier.

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I suspect there's someone here who will jump on those, that's only 3-4 nights on the town. ROTF.gif

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Clearly those are made to be put into Thule's $28,000.00 roof box.  Guaranteed at speeds in excess of 200mph.

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^ How do ya chain that up?

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Good effort.    Doesn't go far enough.     Wake me up when the  overall shape, width and sidecut are adjustable.
 

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http://www.zai.ch/en/products/ski/nezza/174.html

 

Zai Nezza

 

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They look fragile.

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Yes, but then so did pencil poles and narrow-tubing CF bikes like the Exxon Graftek.   And it wasn't the parts that looked fragile that were the problem.

 

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They look fragile.



 

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Yes, but then so did pencil poles and narrow-tubing CF bikes like the Exxon Graftek.   And it wasn't the parts that looked fragile that were the problem.


I figured I'd reserve judgement until I had broken a pair. That would be an awkward and expensive return to the demo tent...

 

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They look fragile.



You think a buyer of such a ski can huck, let alone carve a turn? 

 

 

If the basic construction (not the shape or flex) isn't good enough to improve the skiing of the people who stress the ski the most (racers), no gimmic (like split tails) is going to make a ski go faster or carve better.  Yeah, the Anton Skis are unusual and some say the technology works (I haven't tried them).  Some skis use bamboo or carbon fiber for lighter cores that can improve the skiing experience for some people.  Some skis have beautiful artistic tops (Ski Logik and Icelantic) that makes their owners smile. Some skis are condition specific and some can pretty much do it all.  But no ski is better because of an additional $6,800 of  materrials or design that goes into it.  If it were, we would see it on the WC.

 

I am sure there is a Mr. or  Mrs. Trump out there that will love to take these out to one of the vacation homes in Vail or Zermatt.  If they have the $, why not?


Edited by quant2325 - 3/31/11 at 12:50pm
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I figured I'd reserve judgement until I had broken a pair. That would be an awkward and expensive return to the demo tent...

 


 

I'm still waiting for RR to post a pic of what the demo tent looks like, now that we know what the rep drives.

 

On a more serious note to quant:   the supercar business model works by making a car  droolworthy enough and rare enough for the price to be bid up beyond manufacturer asking price.   They are not required  be competitive with F1 cars, nor do we assume that the eventual owners can't drive them.      

 

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Anyone around Aspen, Avon, or Keystone?  It looks like they have retail stores/demos there but you have to apply and then be invited to demo.  

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Waiting for the first.. "GiantSportsChain messed up my binding mount" thread for these

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comprex,

 

I agree.  There are many wealthy people out there who have no issues with the super luxury price tag.  They love these innovative products because it makes them feel good.  I don't have that kind of money, so I'll wait two years and pick up my pair on eBay for $200 with the bindings, or $125 without them.

 

 

 

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I'm still waiting for RR to post a pic of what the demo tent looks like, now that we know what the rep drives.

 

On a more serious note to quant:   the supercar business model works by making a car  droolworthy enough and rare enough for the price to be bid up beyond manufacturer asking price.   They are not required  be competitive with F1 cars, nor do we assume that the eventual owners can't drive them.      

 



 

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quant, the question then becomes: should luxury also include technical innovation?    I happen to think the answer is 'Yes'.     

 

If we accept that premise, we have a further problem:  luxury doesn't devalue fast enough to drive technical innovation at a pace we might be used to when techincal innovation is driven by other factors.

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A guy on the lift told of a friend who had Kastles from 78 to 128.  They called it the "Rainbow Quiver" (the different color cutouts)

One could get change back with that quiver (from $7K).

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i just wanna know if anyone knows someone who owns a pair. it's hard to believe anyone would ever buy such a ski, but then they wouldn't make them if there wasn't a market. What do they actually do for you? Do they ski by themselves.

 

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Why not?  If someone can afford it and it makes them happy, logic dictates it should be produced and sold.  We believe in capitalism, don't we?

 

 

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quant, the question then becomes: should luxury also include technical innovation?    I happen to think the answer is 'Yes'.     

 

If we accept that premise, we have a further problem:  luxury doesn't devalue fast enough to drive technical innovation at a pace we might be used to when techincal innovation is driven by other factors.



 

post #22 of 87

this seems like a swiss company.  everything is high priced in switzerland. 


where does it have a price for the skis?  can;t seem to find it on the website.

 

 

 

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Saw this somewhere. I guess you'd need to split your skis when you go in for lunch. But wait, they're already split...

 

Zai’s Nezza skis measure 173 centimeters and weight only 3.1 pounds which means these skis are some of the lightest ski sets out there. The price is about 6,900 Swiss Francs which is about $6,934.

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that;s got to be the hyper inflated "suggested retail price". expensive to us but the swiis are in a different stratosphere economically. they do seem to put alot of "technology" into their skis though.   i was there recently and even the "cheap" swiss watches selling in the bus station were being sold for 300-400 swiss francs. even ski gloves were going for about 120 swiss francs.

 

i was browsing Stockli skis here in the US since I saw alot of them in Switzerland.  they retail for over a 1200-1500$ even on ebay.  nice looking skis but i think i will pass.

 

You want to go to the last ski place where the US dollar goes far, go to Argentina. 1 US dollar is worth almost 3.5 to 4 Pesos. So top of the line ski stuff that goes for 900-1200 pesos is really about 300$. also a steak dinner is about 17-21 pesos with wine or beer-7 bucks!

 

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Get out of town...those things are Hexcel Splittails, which were garbage 30 years ago...

 

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Lacroix makes some jewerly skis  with gold & diamonds in them. ( Diamonds in the edges I think would make a difference on ice)

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Saw this somewhere. I guess you'd need to split your skis when you go in for lunch. But wait, they're already split...

 

Zai’s Nezza skis measure 173 centimeters and weight only 3.1 pounds which means these skis are some of the lightest ski sets out there. The price is about 6,900 Swiss Francs which is about $6,934.


Dynafit Manaslus go down to 3.04 bounds...and you can use skins on them.

 

post #28 of 87

Think about sharpening a diamond edge though... haha
 

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Lacroix makes some jewerly skis  with gold & diamonds in them. ( Diamonds in the edges I think would make a difference on ice)



 

post #29 of 87
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Well that would be the beauty of it, never would need sharpening.
 

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Think about sharpening a diamond edge though... haha
 



 



 

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They sure are pretty

 

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