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post #91 of 110

Hahaha. I was just actually thinking about these earlier this past week. I like that these are in Las Vegas, looks like a pawn shop. I wonder what he actually pawned them for $$$$$? 

post #92 of 110
So which bindings would go best with these? Which mounting position? And would I be more safe on them if I bought a helmet that matches???
post #93 of 110
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So which bindings would go best with these? Which mounting position? And would I be more safe on them if I bought a helmet that matches???

Which bindings? Easy....

 

AppleMark

 

Atomic EBM @$1099.00 or wait for the upcoming Howell Binding with will come in at a bargain $950.00

 

As far as mounting I would go BOF. 

 

Helmet:

$898.00

post #94 of 110
But that helmet doesn't match the skis or my jacket!!!!
post #95 of 110
You need to buy a new jacket. You can't do the look like a tree at 100 yards thing with these skis. You'll also need someone to watch them at lunch. This is why they're really made for the Yellowstone club.
post #96 of 110

The moment I saw this zombie thread had been bumped I immediately wondered how long before we saw one of the serious retro geeks posts a picture of some Carradans found in a thrift store or dumpster. Perhaps @Mackware has a pair in "the black hole"?

post #97 of 110
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Hahaha. I was just actually thinking about these earlier this past week. I like that these are in Las Vegas, looks like a pawn shop. I wonder what he actually pawned them for $$$$$? 

Warhol's (pop art) and Basquiat's (street art) signatures don't go for 1/10 that much, and both were much better artists than Britto ever will be (Basquiat died of an overdose 1 1/2 years after Warhol kicked the bucket).  Heck, there is better "Barbie" doll art found in the Casto and "Altered Barbie" expositions than Britto produces (OK, some of the Castro stuff has an S&M theme, but at least it is funny).

 

 So, you take a commodity like skis, stick an artists signature on it (the artist doesn't even have to know, just forge it), and then sell it as being the most expensive commodity of its kind ever because there are rich idiots who will buy it just because it is expensive?  I like this business model, since idiots come in every religion, color of skin, and net worth.  The fraudsters know there is a sucker born every minute.  

 

Getting back to the OP, Zai also sells putters for 3,000 Swiss Francs (around $3350).  I don't think their putters are any better looking from those found at Louisville golf, and I can't find anyone on tour using them.  But Zai sells to the rich, and they have been in business for a while knowing that building a quality product that is different because no one else has it (like making a granite core in a ski) will automatically find its niche. This stuff may never find its way onto the World Cup or PGA Tour, but it will find its way into the homes of people who own Bentleys.


Edited by quant2325 - 5/21/14 at 8:25am
post #98 of 110
The ski when first announced had no such artist Graphic on it but wasnt listed at 65,000 either.
The original skis could be delivered by one of the more famous members of epic with a lesson. I don't know if they ever got that far though. I doubt this pair was ever sold.
post #99 of 110

post #100 of 110

There is an interesting history behind Simon Brodie, AKA Simon Carradan.  Fraudster?  It certainly appears that way, but you decide:  http://messybeast.com/asheras.htm  and

 

http://allercascam.blogspot.com/2009/04/simon-brodie-simon-carradan-faq.html and  http://consumerist.com/2009/04/04/allerca-wheres-my-4000-hypoallergenic-cat/


Edited by quant2325 - 5/21/14 at 10:20am
post #101 of 110

Here are my 'art' skis. Total investment about $400.00. Pleasure factor: priceless

 

Elan M1111, artist: unknown

K2 Big Kahunas, artist: Jerry Garcia

Atomic Ben Chettlers, artist: Chris Benchettler

 

Two of these guys are dead, so I suppose these skis must be worth thousands! :)

post #102 of 110

I like the Garcia ties too.  Used to wear one a lot in the days when I :nono: had to wear ties at work..

post #103 of 110
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I like the Garcia ties too.  Used to wear one a lot in the days when I :nono: had to wear ties at work..

I was supposed to wear ties to work, so I bought some goofy ones like a Garcia skeleton tie, or a SpongeBob SquarePants tie. After a while I just stopped wearing ties all together.

 

Yep - that's me...a rebel.

post #104 of 110

I actually did some graphics work for Simon Carradan a few years ago (some wine related thing, and some snowboards). I didn't do any of his ski designs, but I know who did.

post #105 of 110
Does that mean there's a Gaper Boy Edition Ski coming out?
post #106 of 110
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Does that mean there's a Gaper Boy Edition Ski coming out?

I wish - we could do a gaper boy ski. It could be just a collage of gaper boys. :o

 

...and I would only charge $6,000.00 a pair!

 

 


Edited by MidwestPete - 5/24/14 at 8:13am
post #107 of 110

There's one pic that kind of looks like Freddie from Nightmare on Elm Street.

post #108 of 110
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There's one pic that kind of looks like Freddie from Nightmare on Elm Street.

It is:

 

post #109 of 110

Should have said Nightmare on S Aspen Street.

post #110 of 110
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Should have said Nightmare on S Aspen Street.


There's a Movie in there...........Gaper Boy,Nightmare,Aspen.:eek

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