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Blister is quickly becoming one of my go to sites. And I think it goes without saying that I am an ON3P devotee. I'm always stoked to see the little guys get recognized.

 

http://blistergearreview.com/industry-profiles/on3p-skis

 

 

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How you liking those new Viciks since you've been on them awhile? I'm liking the idea of Carbon and Bamboo for my next ski for pop. The Billy goat appeals to me but the versatility of the Viciks dimensions seem more favorable in all but the deepest days? The new Blizzard 2013 Gunsmoke has my attention also at 114 underfoot. Like a narrower Opus with a stiffer flex. So many interesting skis coming out now !!!

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How you liking those new Viciks since you've been on them awhile? I'm liking the idea of Carbon and Bamboo for my next ski for pop. The Billy goat appeals to me but the versatility of the Viciks dimensions seem more favorable in all but the deepest days? The new Blizzard 2013 Gunsmoke has my attention also at 114 underfoot. Like a narrower Opus with a stiffer flex. So many interesting skis coming out now !!!



I sold my original Vicik's and ended up replacing them in a month. They just ski so good and stable. Really perfect for when the resort is skied out, but not hard.  And you just want to go fast. I also ski next years Jeffery, and the original Caylor shape that I will probably be replacing with next years Caylor as soon as I can get my hands on them.

As far as Bamboo and Carbon go. Nothing I have tried can replicate it's characteristics of being real stable, but full of energy when you're looking for it. In comparison everything else just feels dead to me.

The gunsmoke is interesting, but it seems to have quite a bit of camber. I'm not sure how they are going to sell the flipcore idea with that much or any camber. But people are more than willing to drink to koolaid. Just my opinion.

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I've been watching their progress ever since I read Scott's blog on the trials of setting up his first factory (and then setting it up all over again after some trial and error).  Can you give a quick comparison between the Jeffery and the Vicik?  I know one's a directional ski and the other has symmetrical rocker at tip and tail, but how do they ski?  Thanks.

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The Vicik more hard charging. Perfect for going fast, and destroying day old crud. Real stable going straight. Nice stiff tail. It's a perfect daily driver for where I live.

 

Jeffery is way more playful. I love it in a few inches of fresh. Anything more than 6 inches I'll probably grab my Caylor because it is there. But if I woke up tomorrow and didn't have they Caylor, the Jeffery would do just fine. In fact it's much easier to ski than the Caylor and doesn't give up much in the floatation department.

 

here's a side by side comparison.

 

Vicik on the left, Jeffery in the middle:

 

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Nice!  I'm torn between the Jeffery and the Jeronimo.  One should be a narrower version of the other, no?

 

So, when you order a ski I guess Scott has to ask "... er, and what topsheet do you want with that?"

 

Did you get your choice of Pillowfight topsheets for the Jeffery?

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Nice!  I'm torn between the Jeffery and the Jeronimo.  One should be a narrower version of the other, no?

 

So, when you order a ski I guess Scott has to ask "... er, and what topsheet do you want with that?"

 

Did you get your choice of Pillowfight topsheets for the Jeffery?



I can't say how they will be handling it in the future. My Jeffery is a proto, and there was some PF topsheets and bases that people had opted out of left over.

 

If your torn between 2 skis give them a call. I have not skied the J-mo.

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