|Originally posted by Rusty Guy:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Atomicman:
You are are entitled to your opinion: But you can shove your two grains of salt comment where the sun don't shine, I didn't appreciate it. Why do want to make this personal? I didn't comment on your ability or directly about "YOU" at all.
Alaska Mike has provided a great many insightful pieces of information at this forum for a considerable period of time. You have arrived here and turned it into some kind of red neck, Chevy piss on Ford deal. We all realize you love your Atomic skis.
There are lots of good skis made. No one is knocking Atomic. They make great skis. They simply happen to have a crummy situation involving their plates and Ess Var bindings!
Alaska Mike didn't make it personal and you don't need to do so either. If you want to act like that take it to powdermag.
What kind of pickup do you drive?[/QB]</font>[/quote]Where did you come up with the Chevy piss on Ford deal. We were talking about 2 Atomic skis, so it would be an Atomic piss on Atomic deal.
I don't read Powder & I don't think an Audi Allroad or White Yukon XL Denali qualify for me your coveted Red-Neck award (maybe Rap pimp of the year).
Yes his comments were of a negative personal nature & you guys can say what you want but they were directed towards me. He said so himself in the post I was responding to.
I was simply commenting to the gentleman that started the thread, the reasons I thought he might want to consider the SL11 instead of the SL9. Pardon me, but Alaska Mike should of voiced his opinion originally with no reference to my opinion & none of this would have gone down the wrong road. All he had to do is explain why he liked the SL9. He didn't need to start by saying, I disagree with Atomicman's assessment of the SL9. Basically that is like saying I don't know what I am talking about! The rest of us were just having a civil discussion. He puts down ski reviews as not having any credibility, and then says he's never seen a bad review on the SL9. I guess this is what you consider "INCITEFUL".
The review I placed the link to, in my message, just happened to mirror my assessment of the SL11. They explained it in the review much better than I thought I could say it. But, according to AK Mike all ski reviews are suspect and I guess only his opinion counts.
Sorry, but Alaska Mike was in the minority on his opinion of the SL9 on this forum. And the issue was between two Atomic skis. I never said Atomic was the only way to go. There are many great skis out there. That subject never came up in this discussion so I am a little baffled about you thinking I am so in love with Atomic. it just happens to be what we ski on at the moment. People are welcome to ski on whatever they'd like. If your going to throw your hat in the ring get your facts straight!
I simply think the SL11 is a better all-around easier skiing ski than the SL9. Calling it an all-out slalom race ski probably scares people off, but it is nothing like the world cup ski or even Race Stock skis my son gets, which I have skied on and are more demanding due to their stiffer flex in the tail.
I Just think the SL9 is a piece, after skiing on it for a season. AK Mike is welcome to his opinion of the ski!
Additionally, There is not a thing wrong with Atomic plates & bindings.
Incidentally, I was on this forum all last winter, sold 10 pair of skis to 10 very happy folks and had some good intentioned spirited discussions with people last year!
I also skied 80 days a season the last 3 years & have skied for 41 years(yeah count 'em). I have a son who has qualified for Junior Olympics for 3 consecutive years and finished in the top ten, who is now racing at the FIS level. We belong to a USSA race club here in town that has produced 3 recent US Ski Teamers and our head coach was ranked in the top 15 in the world in downhill on the World cup in the 80's. I am around these folks and others throughout the Western US about 100% of the 80 days I ski a year. This includes other parents, coaches and technicians and equipment gurus even Phil & Steve Mahre. My boys race against their kids. Do you think maybe I've learned a thing or two about ski equipment over the years.
I am willing to be nice if everyone else will. But the reference to others remarks were not started by me!
His grain of salt comments were inappropriate. Who cares if he takes other peoples opinion with a grain of salt. Just voice your opinion on its own! Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Including you & AK Mike, but I am not obligated to agree with you either. Well, I have written more than I intended or should have, but I guess the important part is, the guy who asked the original question got some different points of view on equipment.
Isn't that what makes the world go round!
Over & out![ October 06, 2003, 11:27 PM: Message edited by: Atomicman ]