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As an "official" Praxis fan club member, I figured I should mention this. Praxis just posted up their "Virtual Tent Sale" order forms.

 

If they have your size, the remaining 2014 stock from last season looks pretty darn nice.

 

And there are some pretty crazy deals on the last bits of 2012 stock. With the Powder Boards listed at $349 before any codes, this may be the best dedicated powder ski deal around for smaller guys and women. Or, in the 200,  for clydesdales...  (if you get any of the 2012s, be sure to ask Keith for updated updated mount point instructions)

 

Overview with pics at http://www.praxisskis.com/pages/labor-day-weekend-virtual-tent-sale.html

 

Assorted 2014 remaining stock at http://www.praxisskis.com/products/2014-models-remaining-inventory.html (drop down will show models and sizes) 

 

2012 Powder Boards at http://www.praxisskis.com/products/2012-powderboards.html

 

2012 163 cm Protests http://www.praxisskis.com/products/2012-protest.html

 

I'm pretty sure the code EPIC will still get you another 10% off those prices...

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I am here to say I would have to much ski overlap if I bought the 184 Freerides and as much as I want a pair of GPO's .....well I be poor.  Keith take pity on me and give me the hook up deal on the 192's.  I will report back which ski won, the GPO's :droolor the Auto's;)

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Been casually watching the inventory on this thing over the weekend. Not buying any myself as I have a happy over-abundance of Praxis skis. But a few things puzzle me (even considering there seemed to be a site hiccup this afternoon).

 

I'd have expected the 160/170 BCs to be gone (BC might be have been a bad name choice since I'd argue the popular Soul 7 borders on a derivative work...). The remaining smaller sizes seem like they ought to appeal to smaller women in particular.  Either as an all mountain of touring ski. Especially as the BC is a light carbon hybrid by default.

 

The remaining Le Petits (about $350 when selected) and 2012 stock surprise me too.

 

And then there is that 196 Protest, and 182 GPOs...

 

Not that I think there are any bad skis in the mix - Keith designs and builds some pretty sweet boards. 

 

Just felt compelled to say that some of those remaining items honestly have me scratching my head - just sweat deals with the most expensive being about $475 to your door in the US. Maybe seeing Øystein Aasheim rocking his Praxis skis in the new Warren Miller flick will up the excitement factor? But then the tent sale will be over... 

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I would like to see some info about the skis (e.g. intended use), beyond dimensions and construction schematics, on the site (which is essentially unusable on mobile anyway). Am I just missing it?
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

I would like to see some info about the skis (e.g. intended use), beyond dimensions and construction schematics, on the site (which is essentially unusable on mobile anyway). Am I just missing it?

 

Can't argue about the mobile thing. When I want to access the site via mobile I scroll down and hit the "regular site" link. Also, I would not have put it at the bottom, but on the detail pages for each 2015 ski, the indepth descriptions are way at the bottom if you scroll past the all the ordering options...

 

As for specific  info on the skis - AFAIK,  most are fundamentally unchanged in terms of shape and camber from 2014 to 2015. So the 2015 descriptions should be useful. I think any shape or camber changes are called out in the 2015 descriptions.  As best I know, for  most models, the changes for 2015 are in the core (and layup options). So they are now lighter. Plus a bit nicer topsheet beveling. 

 

WRT to the models I have used a bunch - 

 

Powder Board - duh.... I really like it a ton. The 2012s are a bit softer than what Keith is building now. See my review. They do however have an insanely durable and IMO good looking Ptex top sheet. Most fun ever on the right day. Not surprisingly - not so much fun on hard snow.... 

 

GPO - killer big/all mountain ski. Has been on a 1st place FWT podium several times. For such a capable ski, it is very friendly to mere mortals. I skied it far more than anything else last year. Specifically because I found it so confidence inspiring across so many conditions (off and on piste) - which I really needed as I was coming off a spring ACL rebuild. I like it because it handles such a wide range of snow, but is fat enough I don't get too sad if I end up in really nice deep snow (even if I'd prefer to  be on something really fat). 

 

Protest - I love the ski for deep or soft snow. Delivers most of what a Powder Board does in soft snow, but gives more edge for use on firmer snow. That said, I can say from experience that it is not my choice for really nasty hard snow of any sort. There are a bunch of reviews out there - here, TGR, Blister... 

 

BC - Just a nice ski. The narrowest ski I use these days. I usually skin on 'em a few times a year. But really just a nice "all mountain" ski. Honestly, I had hoped to ski it head to head against the similarly waisted Soul 7 last year - just out of curiosity, but it never happened. Seems equally happy with new or old school driving.

 

Concept - different but fun. Carves and slides. Or both at once (yeah, sounds odd, but not sure how else to describe 'em). You can find an assortment of comments and reviews.  I think of it as an all mountain ski. jaobrien6 is often seen on 'em as a powder ski... 

 

I have not skied it, but we have a pair of 163 Le Petits in the house. Been used as loaners a decent number of times. Smaller people seem to find them  easy to ski. Kind of a nice do it all. For a more advanced skier, I'd swing more toward a similarly sized BC (if available).

 

Keith is usually available and happy to answer specific questions about use, size, applicability to style, mount stuff, etc. He should know since he designed them all...


Edited by spindrift - 9/1/14 at 8:49pm
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ooohhh, 182 GPO's still there....  I like my 187 Protests so i think the 182's would be too short (please say yes....) :D

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ooohhh, 182 GPO's still there....  I like my 187 Protests so i think the 182's would be too short (please say yes....) :D

 

No, I think you should buy it! You wanted a 183 Bent Chetler!

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No, I think you should buy it! You wanted a 183 Bent Chetler!

you are supposed to say no......  

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