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post #1 of 91
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I know this stuff is in production now/soon, and some of it has been seen in the wild or in the back seat of a rep's car.  Any exciting news?

 

Some things I know or wonder about?

 

K2 boots: are these made by Lange?  Are they basically Langes?

 

New Salomon skis/bindings: the Guardian heels show up in other bindings.  New Toe pieces? Rocker2 in more forms?

 

Blizzard: Yet another variation on metal/no metal 100+ skis (Cochise?)  Are they going to make a Bushwacker with metal?  (i.e. 88mm Bonafide?)

post #2 of 91
Despite the antipathy Epic readers have for the Maggots, you could save yourself a lot of time by going here:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/254872-2013-2014-Gear-Rumors-What-you-got
post #3 of 91
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Originally Posted by Skidude 007 View Post

I know this stuff is in production now/soon, and some of it has been seen in the wild or in the back seat of a rep's car.  Any exciting news?

 

Some things I know or wonder about?

 

K2 boots: are these made by Lange? NO Are they basically Langes? NO

 

New Salomon skis/bindings: the Guardian heels show up in other bindings.  YES New Toe pieces? KINDA Rocker2 in more forms? YES

 

Blizzard: Yet another variation on metal/no metal 100+ skis (Cochise?) YES  Are they going to make a Bushwacker with metal?  (i.e. 88mm Bonafide?) YES

 

NEXT year will be "The year of the binding" with significant new bindings coming from almost every manufacturer. 

post #4 of 91
One of the Nor Cal K2 guys came by the shop. He told me that besides the boots, expect some big things in skis. Most of the ski factory has been retooled for the 2014 product.

That makes sense since many of the current K2 models stayed in circulation for three seasons with only graphic changes.

D.
post #5 of 91
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One of the Nor Cal K2 guys came by the shop. He told me that besides the boots, expect some big things in skis. Most of the ski factory has been retooled for the 2014 product.
That makes sense since many of the current K2 models stayed in circulation for three seasons with only graphic changes.
D.

Not huge changes from K2's skis but some well needed ones, slimming down of the model selection and some new skis. Binding integration for the AMP/Supersticious lines are new. 

post #6 of 91

Bushwacker with metal you say? Well....guess I'll be holding off until next year, unless Blizzard does a mid season release again like last year.
 

post #7 of 91

The most exciting thing I've seen is that Blizzard metal/no metal construction for current skis! A kabookie/cochise will be great!

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The most exciting thing I've seen is that Blizzard metal/no metal construction for current skis! A kabookie/cochise will be great!

 

That'd be the Dakota... Looks like a layup in need of some 'manly' graphicness. smile.gif

post #9 of 91
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Bushwacker with metal: I wonder if that is getting pretty close to the Mag 8.5 in layup and use?

post #10 of 91
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Bushwacker with metal you say? Well....guess I'll be holding off until next year, unless Blizzard does a mid season release again like last year.
 

YEP. Mine are in the garage ready to mount up to ski tomorrow (if I can) or worse, Thursday. 

 

As far as what else is coming up....

 

New Marker Race bindings. The first change from a Logic toe in over a decade

 

Atomic redoing their Nomad series with a new ARC binding plate system

 

Volkl has some new big skis, One and Twos

 

Head is expanding their very good Rev series, along with new Magnums

 

Rossignol has redesigned the 7, Super7 and Squad7

post #11 of 91

The Brahma?  I skied a few runs on them.

 

They really carve nicely and, while similar in feel, are more "approachable" and easy to ski than the Bonafide, imho.  Seem like a really versatile ski that will be perfect for a lot of people, great for digging trenches and comfortable at speed but work without speed too.  Soft crud and mid-boot powder were easy and fun on them too.
 

post #12 of 91
Bushwacker with metal, yeah they call it a Kendo last time I looked.
post #13 of 91
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Bushwacker with metal, yeah they call it a Kendo last time I looked.

 

No................not even close.

 

SJ

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post #14 of 91
New '13-14 Gear debuts every year at the SIA ski show in denver. This years is the first week in February, but they have already been setting up Booth displays, etc. Anyways I was trying to find info, pics, details on new gear and cam across this. Its a digital program highlighting new trends in gear for the SIA '13 show. Lots of info on new K2 ski boots, new Lange Boot line called SX120 (sounds like followup to RX), the new Rossignol S series skis with honeycomb technology to lighten ski weight, and there was a mention of the Blizzard Brahma.

Anyways, here's the link:

www.snewsnet.com/snews/Trade-show-dailies/SnowShow_Daily/SNEWS_SIA_SNOWSHOWPREVIEW_2013/mobile/index.html
post #15 of 91
Oh yea, one thing I enjoyed in the above link. There is a hestra ad for their new ergo grip line, finally making a heli glove in black color option.
post #16 of 91
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

 

No................not even close.

 

SJ


weird overstatement. I wonder what it means where ski meets snow?

post #17 of 91
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weird overstatement. I wonder what it means where ski meets snow?

 

Maybe different shape, radius, construction...?

post #18 of 91

The Ski..by Scott. 

post #19 of 91

does the new Marker toe fit on the old plates?

post #20 of 91
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does the new Marker toe fit on the old plates?

No, it won't, it is a 4 hole pattern toe. 

post #21 of 91

boooooooo

post #22 of 91
Had that same Demetre sweat Trek has on. Christmas sweater I think 1975. Wished I still had it.
post #23 of 91
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The Ski..by Scott. 

 Looks like also "The Sweater ... by Scott"

post #24 of 91
Brahma and kendo will ski very different. Will come in a 187!!!

Scout = Cochise without metal (3/4-1lb lighter per pair)
Dakota - no metal next year. 163cm available
Gunsmoke - 193 for next year (ski I'm most looking forward to)
Peacemaker - 104mm Gunsmoke. For those lovers of The One! Really fun and easy but lots of grip
Samba - 152 for nxt year
New 7.7 - 7.6 replacements M&W
New Supersonic (800) and G-Powers
post #25 of 91
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The Ski..by Scott. 

Any first impressions? characteristics? specs? core material?

post #26 of 91

On THE SKIs, that is ^^^^^^^^^^biggrin.gif

post #27 of 91
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Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post

Brahma and kendo will ski very different. Will come in a 187!!!

Scout = Cochise without metal (3/4-1lb lighter per pair)
Dakota - no metal next year. 163cm available
Gunsmoke - 193 for next year (ski I'm most looking forward to)
Peacemaker - 104mm Gunsmoke. For those lovers of The One! Really fun and easy but lots of grip
Samba - 152 for nxt year
New 7.7 - 7.6 replacements M&W
New Supersonic (800) and G-Powers

 

Any chance of flip core kids' skis? I'd like to see a Bushwacker in smaller sizes.

post #28 of 91
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Originally Posted by madriversven View Post

New '13-14 Gear debuts every year at the SIA ski show in denver. This years is the first week in February, but they have already been setting up Booth displays, etc. Anyways I was trying to find info, pics, details on new gear and cam across this. Its a digital program highlighting new trends in gear for the SIA '13 show. Lots of info on new K2 ski boots, new Lange Boot line called SX120 (sounds like followup to RX), the new Rossignol S series skis with honeycomb technology to lighten ski weight, and there was a mention of the Blizzard Brahma.

Anyways, here's the link:

www.snewsnet.com/snews/Trade-show-dailies/SnowShow_Daily/SNEWS_SIA_SNOWSHOWPREVIEW_2013/mobile/index.html

The Rossi Air TIp looks cool, but does it work?  Every few years someone is always putting holes or something into the tip to make it supposedly vibrate less or to purportedly change the swingweight...  I hope someone can grab a pair and demo the thing.  They should have made the honeycomb a Hexel green in color, through.  I don't like yellow in my snow.

post #29 of 91
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

Any chance of flip core kids' skis? I'd like to see a Bushwacker in smaller sizes.
Something we have been asking for since they were introduced.
post #30 of 91
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Peacemaker - 104mm Gunsmoke. For those lovers of The One! Really fun and easy but lots of grip

 

So is the intention here to provide a more playful all mountain twin-tip?  Sounds interesting.  Much as I love the Cochise, when it's strictly groomers or stash hunting something I could play around on a bit more and hit little features with would be fun.

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