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SIA 2013 preview

post #1 of 24
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Yes it is that time of the year, time to start discussing the upcoming 2014 gear. 2014??? Yep, how time flies. Day one at SIA was our typical...Bing. Bing . BING. Ricochet Rabbit of a day...going from here to there to everywhere tracking down an over view of what is new. Here are a few highlights and pictures from the first day. 

 

 

Head and Leki booths. Head is expanding their very good Rev line with the addition on a 98mm wide version for 2014

 

Lange's RX, RS and XT series will be adding a wider 102 last SX line for next season 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 24

Can't wait to see more!!!!

 

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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Can't wait to see more!!!!

 

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I think I found more.  Check out this link:

 

http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/SIA_Snow_Show_Preview_Alpine_skis_011113.html

post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 Day one at SIA was our typical...Bing. Bing . BING. Ricochet Rabbit of a day... 

 

 

Almost choked on my coffee. Haven't thought about that cartoon in decades. Thanks Philpug for helping me start the day with a smile.

post #5 of 24

What is that orange thing from Head?  Looks like a fat snowblade?

post #6 of 24
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What is that orange thing from Head?  Looks like a fat snowblade?

Yes it is, it made me think of the movie, "Mystery Men"...Snowblading is not dead, Snowblading is LIFE!.

 

There is a lot new at the show that we will hit on in individual threads such as the new K2 boots, The Ski from Scott, and the new generation of bindings. The rest of the show has been an evolution over the past few years. One thing that is interesting is the consolidation of manufacturers lines especially on the ski walls, I am seeing less overlap in offerings and less confusion for the buyers not only at the wholesale level, but that will mean less confusion (within a brand) for the end consumer. 

 

The back country segment, in reality a sliver in the total marketplace, is getting a lot of safely advancements such as many more offerings in airbags. There are more and more offerings in the walk/hike feature boots along with more bindings offering a WTR "walk to ride" ability, being able to use both a DIN and Tech sole combatability. 

 

Well off to day 2...will add more later as I get it. 

post #7 of 24
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Yes it is, it made me think of the movie, "Mystery Men"...Snowblading is not dead, Snowblading is LIFE!.

Damn. I was just hoping it was a mock up to show off some bindings . . .
post #8 of 24

Any chance you can get some photos of the new women's line from Trew?  Pretty please???  I love their men's stuff and I've been waiting for them to do a women's line.  I heard it's now a reality so would love to see what they came up with.

post #9 of 24

Phil,

 

as youz are breezin thru the Boot Manus, and if it comes to mind, can you find out what, if any boots, All-Mtn not plug/race, are coming in a 'narrow' width (95-ish) ?

I know that 'wide' is in, but there are lotz of us who need and like a 'narrow shell fit...  thx

post #10 of 24

just look at lange, dalbello, nordica, Technica or Head to name a few. what's in is what fits. there's no "in style" width.

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just look at lange, dalbello, nordica, Technica or Head to name a few. what's in is what fits. there's no "in style" width.

since you stepped in here with this, would be good if your response was accurate:

I asked about NON-Race boots with 95-ish width...

from their websites

Nordica - only 95 mm boots listed is the Doberman 130 WC EDT * 100 WC EDT - I guess even though a 'race' boot, the 100 WC EDT might work for all-day, all-mtn...

all others are 98+

Dabello - only 95 mm listed is the Scorpion SRWC 150 - all others are 98+

Technica - only 95 listed are the Inferno R150 & R130 - their words "our full on World Cup Race boot. A 95mm last in a plug design with a race lace liner", all others are 98+

Head - doesn't seem to show last width on any of their descriptions... although I would expect similar there, 95 = race

Atomic - the Redster WC boots are 95, Redster Pro are all 98, all other are 98-100+

 

OK, I'm done, enough...

 

yes, manus have leaned to wider boots because they're more likely to 'sell' in the shops/stores. Even though there are more real boot-fitters out there, the vast majority of boots sold still are sold because they are comfy in the store.

 

for those of us with narrow feet, a narrow boot is the start of a good fit.... 98 is not a narrow fit

 

Edit: and just so we don;t get into a whole thing about what is 'narrow' and the importance of 95 or any other number - check here:

 

"A study of the relationshsip between footsize and boot size in the Canadian Forces" ...,, goto page 5 for a study chart of barefoot Length VS Width - you'll see 95 is hardly on the low side of a general population...


Edited by moreoutdoor - 2/1/13 at 10:37am
post #12 of 24

Dawgcatching, Philpug and Whiteroom trying to decide what ski to hype for 2014. :wink:
post #13 of 24

Spinning up the Viral thread conspiracy for 2014?popcorn.gif

post #14 of 24

OOps, sorry, didn't realize a 97last is so much wider than a 95 and not consider "ish" so you want 95 or less than? , best of luck to you.  Did you look into a Vacuum boot?  why so angry?

post #15 of 24

Edit: this was completely off topic in this thread, moving to another thread.

post #16 of 24

Anything different about K2/BCA or BlackDiamond/POC/PIEPS places in the SIA? It was weird that a friend of mine bought a helmet last month at BD store in SLC and it was a smith helmet, and they own POC!

post #17 of 24

Is the Rev 98 replacing the Rock'n'Roll 94? I was interested in the latter as an eventual replacement for my much loved Mojo 90s.

 

Speaking about possible Mojo 90 replacements: Did you get to check out the ON3P Tychoon's. Any thoughs? The website gives conflicting info on how wide they are underfoot, but they seem like something I'd enjoy. Base/edge durability is much more important to me than it is to most people and my Mojo 90s and Billy Goats have both excelled in the area.

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by tam View Post

Any chance you can get some photos of the new women's line from Trew?  Pretty please???  I love their men's stuff and I've been waiting for them to do a women's line.  I heard it's now a reality so would love to see what they came up with.

 

You probably already found this too, but just in case, here's some Trew Woman line stuff:  http://www.newschoolers.com/readnews/42618/SIA---Trew?c=latest&o=2

post #19 of 24
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Dawgcatching, Philpug and Whiteroom trying to decide what ski to hype for 2014. :wink:

Hey, you aren't supposed to post proof of collusion.  There goes my "it is pretty hard to prove that" defense.  Didn't even know that picture was being snapped....

post #20 of 24
Either Whiteroom is much closer to the camera than Phil and Dawg, or I'm going to have to remember never to listen when he says a ski or boot is easy to bend.
post #21 of 24

qcanoe, the other day I asked someone at Skiers Shop how big Whiteroom was ( having never seen him) and they said he was the size of a Door.  The guy is an awsome, honest resource of info.  I've done deals with he and dawg also---working on phil right now too.  This is a great picture of some of the best of the Bears in my experience but I guess you all know that.

post #22 of 24
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Either Whiteroom is much closer to the camera than Phil and Dawg, or I'm going to have to remember never to listen when he says a ski or boot is easy to bend.

Nope, he's even bigger in person. The guy skis Girish's in tight trees. Guys, do I assume that the cryptic Head photo is, in order, the Titan (now 80mm), the REV85, 9-uh?, and 105? Do they all have the VERS tip now? (See how I'm helping the early viral coughing?) 

post #23 of 24

Okay, one more link about SIA.  Check it out:

 

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/articles/sia-preview-skis

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There was a Squatty sighting.
He's a sight for sore eyes
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