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post #31 of 55
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....all that being said, I still will buy my skis for the way they perform, and the way they 'feel', regardless of graphics....although it helps if they look good !

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Originally Posted by ILOJ View Post

....all that being said, I still will buy my skis for the way they perform, and the way they 'feel', regardless of graphics....although it helps if they look good !



I would pass on an otherwise good ski because of intolerable graphics. No one here is saying they would buy a ski solely on top sheets (I hope)....

 

post #33 of 55

I like the look of the atomic thug and the k2 recoil the most. 

 

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post #34 of 55

If there was a ski that made me better and I hated the top sheets, I'd buy it and paint it black before I'd buy another ski that had lesser performance for me.  At the end of the day if you're shredding through powder, no one is going to be looking at your skis buried under the snow.  And even if they could see I wouldn't care.
 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

I would pass on an otherwise good ski because of intolerable graphics. No one here is saying they would buy a ski solely on top sheets (I hope)....

 



 

post #35 of 55

I do like what Rossi did with the Experience series, simple and clean and very fine skiing skis too.

post #36 of 55

After troddling through some of the local shops yesterday and today I'd have to say absolutely the designs are better. But I was bummed to learn Line has discontinued the Mothership. A real beauty in my opinion.

post #37 of 55

I actually have to admit, I like that On3p Pillow Fight.  I think it wins.

 

Losers are Head and Dynastar.  They get uglier with each passing year.  Which is a shame because I always liked Dynastar Skis.  I think Head is the only ski company that doesn't make a single ski that looks good. 

 

Armada VJJ is cool. 

 

Kneissl is still cool for the simplicity like Kastle...but it's nearing time for an update from both.

 

Boo @ Hart for dropping the BarHopper graphic in favor of the boring black Outback 105.  The Wizard is ok.

 

Not a fan of the Blizzards.  Both the Flipcore and the Race Skis.

 

Also not a fan of late K2 graphics anymore.  I like the Public Enemy/Fujative days.

 

Rossignol S7 is an improvement.  That S6 version is gross.

 

Nordica continues to be rad.  Radict is probably second prettiest ski this year only to the aforementioned Pillow Fight.

 

 

 

 

post #38 of 55



 

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Originally Posted by jaytierney View PostIf there was a ski that made me better and I hated the top sheets, I'd buy it and paint it black before I'd buy another ski that had lesser performance for me.  At the end of the day if you're shredding through powder, no one is going to be looking at your skis buried under the snow.  And even if they could see I wouldn't care.
 

I had actually talked with Philpug about doing that very thing to a pair of flipcore skis, however in the end it shouldn't be necessary.

I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks about what the skis might look like...I'd have to see them.

 

I'd hate to see your pick of car "topsheets".....

 

post #39 of 55

Huh?  I didn't design the flipcore topsheets and like I said I picked them based solely on what they're supposed to ski like and the reviews.  There are a lot of other top sheets I like more.
 

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I'd hate to see your pick of car "topsheets".....

 



 

post #40 of 55

you are affected by the topsheet most when you are at your home ski bench working on the skis. it's a bonding process that I think has some value. If the ski grossed me out, I would enjoy working on it less. I agree, if you see it while you're skiing, you're doing a pile of things wrong.

post #41 of 55

Not sure if anyone has seen the 2012 Bro Lhasa's...  They ran off 10 pair last Feb before they shut down production for the year (I was lucky enough to grab a pair).  They are awesome looking.  100% clear topsheet that exposes the carbon fiber underneath.  You feel like Darth Vader skiing these things!  Here's a pic I grabbed off the site, I can take some better ones of mine if anyone cares to see em.  You can't see the carbon fiber in this shot, but believe me it looks sweet.  Esp in the sunlight w/ some melted snow on em!

 

MADE IN THE US OF FKNA!

 

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post #42 of 55

Most improved should go to Nordica.  Their topsheets don't look like a drunk clown's self portrait, instead they're more of a sober clown's self portrait... but hey it's an improvement! 

post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post



 

I had actually talked with Philpug about doing that very thing to a pair of flipcore skis, however in the end it shouldn't be necessary.

I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks about what the skis might look like...I'd have to see them.

 

I'd hate to see your pick of car "topsheets".....

 

HAHA, if you'd met Jtierney, you'd be pleasantly surprised.


 

 



 

 

post #44 of 55

Those look pretty slick.  Would be curious to see a close-up of the carbon-fiber showing through...
 

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Originally Posted by darkstar1974 View Post

Not sure if anyone has seen the 2012 Bro Lhasa's...  They ran off 10 pair last Feb before they shut down production for the year (I was lucky enough to grab a pair).  They are awesome looking.  100% clear topsheet that exposes the carbon fiber underneath.  You feel like Darth Vader skiing these things!  Here's a pic I grabbed off the site, I can take some better ones of mine if anyone cares to see em.  You can't see the carbon fiber in this shot, but believe me it looks sweet.  Esp in the sunlight w/ some melted snow on em!

 

MADE IN THE US OF FKNA!

 

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post #45 of 55

I'll try tp take some pics of mine tonight/tomorrow and get em posted.

 

 

post #46 of 55
Thread Starter 

 

 

 

 

Quote: davluri
you are affected by the topsheet most when you are at your home ski bench working on the skis. it's a bonding process that I think has some value. If the ski grossed me out, I would enjoy working on it less. I agree, if you see it while you're skiing, you're doing a pile of things wrong.

 

When I'm 'bonding'  rolleyes.gifwith my skis in my 'workshop',rolleyes.gif they're usually 'bottoms - up' rolleyes.gifas I'm giving then a nice 'wax job' nonono2.gif - so does it really matter what the 'topsheets 'look like?

 

Seriously though davluri - I do agree.  I really like the way my Watea 94's look, and it is a joy to work on them, and admire their good looks.

 

post #47 of 55

I'll remember that: "OK skis, bottoms up, time for your wax job"roflmao.gif

post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

I'll remember that: "OK skis, bottoms up, time for your wax job"roflmao.gif



Don't think I've seen the "bottom of the bull".......but I fear the worst.

 

You may have to wax in the dark  eek.gif

 

 

post #49 of 55

Why do you think I avoided posting photos of the bases?  It's ugly under there...

 

This thread wins the award for going in a completely different direction than I ever would have guessed...
 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post


Don't think I've seen the "bottom of the bull".......but I fear the worst.

 

You may have to wax in the dark  eek.gif

 

 



 

post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post





Don't think I've seen the "bottom of the bull".......but I fear the worst.

 

You may have to wax in the dark  eek.gif

 

 




This just made me LOL. roflmao.gif

 

Boy am I glad I waxed the bottom of my bulls long before I read this . . .

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Originally Posted by darkstar1974 View Post

Not sure if anyone has seen the 2012 Bro Lhasa's...  They ran off 10 pair last Feb before they shut down production for the year (I was lucky enough to grab a pair).  They are awesome looking.  100% clear topsheet that exposes the carbon fiber underneath.  You feel like Darth Vader skiing these things!  Here's a pic I grabbed off the site, I can take some better ones of mine if anyone cares to see em.  You can't see the carbon fiber in this shot, but believe me it looks sweet.  Esp in the sunlight w/ some melted snow on em!

 

MADE IN THE US OF FKNA!

 

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These remind me of the Hart Outback and Totally Twisted Series.  That's not a compliment.

post #52 of 55



 

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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

I guess that our tastes differ substantially. I dislike these flowery and excessive graphics just as I dislike such overly decorative designs in other consumer items. Clean lines, simplicity and functionally derived aesthetics are just as appealing in machines, ski equipment as in modern furniture, architecture, automobiles and other areas of design. The best looking skis I own are a pair of 203 cm 25 year old Kastle super g's. These are just a pair of clean white skis with simple, well executed graphics that indicate they are Kastles, Super Gs, and not much else. Some of the most beautiful skis I have ever seen were a pair of Head GS's about 40 years ago that were a lovely blend of form and function, gleaming black and polished aluminum with nicely proportioned graphics in a clean well proportioned helvetica. I think there is a pair that is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


 

 

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Just sayin'  smile.gif
 

Er ... change "thread" for "post".

 


Edited by sinbad7 - 10/7/11 at 12:40am
post #53 of 55

I must admit, I like the Vist / Kastle approach.  It must save so much hassle and money each year.  Imagine the design conversation at the Vist factory ...

 

"... the top of this ski is-a gonna be white ... what colour we gonna make-a the stripe?"

 

I like the instant recognition.  You see someone sliding the hill on a Vist ski (or a Kastle ski) and, even from 100 yards away, you know what they're on.  Also, your 2011 ski doesn't instantly become last year's ski if the topsheet design maintains a consistent theme.  I guess that means it's not going to happen.

 

Actually, add dps to that list as well.  Those bananas must stand out a mile.

 

post #54 of 55

On the brighter side of things, ugly topsheets make us all look better...

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