Not that I care much about FT boots, but WHY on god's green earth do they bother putting those cheese ball leather wire bail holders on? And why in the PNW did they not include any type of basic footbed, then try to tell people they didn't need one? After that, tell them to get out their bank book and redesign they're crummy buckles and join the 21st century .
Message to Head.... Fire your graphic team. Seriously. You'd get better ideas from a college communication design school. While your at it, fire your NA marketing team. You make great boots, but nobody knows unless they follow WC racing.
Message to Dynastar... what where you thinking on the Cham 107? What a piece of crap of a ski. Hire a Kastle engineer to sort your flex show out. In the meantime, lay off the meth. You've made great products in the past. We hope to see you get it together and make some more soon before your teeth fall out.
To boot manufactures... charge or offer a $50 upgrade for performance boots or do a deal with a footbed manufacturer, and include a heat moldable footbed... OEM sidas or the like and call it good. Everyone already has the gear at the store.
To K2... Please move manufacturing back to the US, or at least to a part of China where skiing is/can happen. Build the sport, not just your shareholder return. They're not mutually exclusive.
And please move your tip rocker back toward the tip and away from the binding toe piece. ( I've heard this is coming though which is good ) Stop the crummy pole graphics and people not sporting your skis will actually buy them. And congrats on figuring out that no one is going to pay $50 bucks more for a 50th anniversary graphic. You could have brought back your classic posters and sold them for $50 if you were that hard up for cash.
Thank you Rossi for the coming redesign of your fat ski tails. Please keep the Experience series around and offer the E88/98 in both metal and non-metal versions. Brush up on quality control.
Thank you Salomon for sorting out your graphic confusion and ski labeling mess for next season. Add a fourth top buckle to your Quest boots... they did it to tele boots several years ago for a reason. But thanks for the coming replacement tech soles! Well done!
Dear Tecnica, Add a fourth top buckle to your side country boots... every tele boot manufacturer did it several years ago for a reason, and a good performance one at that.
Fischer... one of these days people will figure out the silliness of SOMA. In a couple more years, everyone will be making heat moldable shells without the contraption of vacuum bagging, etc...
You do make nice skis that no one knows about though.
Lange. Please, more 'tips up' and 'soft inside'.
Now ask me what I really think.