Originally Posted by davluri
I'm going to say that Volkl Sanouk started early rise technology. quickly followed by Rossignol B-Squad. That would be around 2004?
As I recall, there was no "early rise" technology before the Spatula, which came out in 2004.
Originally Posted by cantunamunch
Phil's little joke is that the Series 2 Volants would bend permanently if you pranged them. And you couldn't really avoid pranging them in 3D terrain. An unbent series 2 Volant is therefore a bit like a road bike that doesn't smell of horse droppings after a ride through Amish country: rare and not much ridden.
Yeah, but I also recall that Phil claimed that the foam core 2005 models did better than the wood core '03 and '04 models. Phil sold off a pair of Platinums (after first trying to sell them to me of course) that he hadn't managed to bend, after posting to this effect.
I expect it had as much to do with the way Phil skis bumps, as the design of the skis. I've never bent a pair of V2s, but I did manage to "early rise' a pair of '02 Gravity Power, and break a V2 Chubb dropping a pillow line (it wasn't all that pillowy).
This thread is fun, all I have to do is talk about my addiction, and I get clouds of enablers swarming me.
Just to stem the tide of folks trying to get me to take possession of every Volant in the world, I was simply musing over my addiction, and my attempt to low ball up a pair of a specific ski, so listen carefully.......
........no I don't want to buy your skis!