giveaway will be the waist (82 is current vs 79 older)...and step down sidewall
...when i was in sportchek it was the current model that went on that boxing day sale,
so you got a SMOKIN' DEAL.
my 2 cents for what it's worth, bud: be happy, enjoy and don't overanalyze ...
atomic blackeye ti, even the 79 waisted model with no stepdown,
is a very good ski (as noted in earlier comment one of my ski instructors was on it ).
your current 82 mm waisted/step down sidewall model is even more highly rated by ski canada:
i still regret the breakup with me selling her, to be frank, (''wanted to try something new...'')
but my kastle mx78 and nordica steadfasts replaced her and we're hitting it off wonderfully.
lastly i highly doubt sportchek compromised on the integrity of your blackeyes due to the sale price.
the bindings i got on it, when i bought it a season or so at the end for $650ish, had some atomic 10 binding.
(so again the price you paid is fantastic)
sportchek's boxing day sale for a few brands is an awesome event for us ski lovers,
for anyone in canada with one in their neighbourhood.
few, if any, ski only retailers can match some of their boxing day sale prices
(of course they're now owned by the large cdn tire company. previously by the forzani group)
Edited by canali - 1/21/13 at 7:33pm
Originally Posted by kswiss84
I bought a pair of these blackeye ti-x skis just after christmas from sportchek kelowna on special for $399 including XTO10 bindings thinking they were the real blackeyes. Im an intermediate skier and they felt great to me but after looking them up i twigged after i notcied you cant get the real blackeyes in 157cm length.
anyway after finding this thread (only one really about ti-x) i started to worry a bit. The 2012/2013 blackeye ti-x looks just like the 2011/2012 real blackeye ti graphics wise.
i emailed the Atomic rep through the atomic website abouty differences and he replied
I have been informed that the Blackeye Ti-X ski is the same as the Blackeye Ti ski. The only differences being is the Graphics on the actual ski’s themselves are different and it comes with a different binding.
Also according to the sportchek web site http://www.sportchek.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=13029642&cp=3733354.10968095.3767837.3767842.3758120 they contain all the same features (step down/sidewall tech and woodcore).
So.. im not sure what the believe if they are pretty much legit with a downgraded binding or if they are missing a few techs and only have cap fibre core. I would like to own them for a while and worry about them packing out after a few seasons (not that there is much i can do about it now).
If they were the real deal i dont know how they could sell them so cheap but surely the atomic reps wouldnt lie outright? i'm sure the sportchek website would just claim "confusion" if they were caught out claiming the the ti-x had woodcore etc when in fact they might not.