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post #91 of 98
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

You want to sell a woman a ski based solely on her weight. Suuuuure. Put a scale in the ski room, lets see how that works out for you. :duck:

 

 

 

I was thinking more of a chart on the wall with length recommendations for  each model.. i.e. 150cm-164cm 100-135 pounds, 165 cm-174 cm 135 -150 pounds, etc..

 

You'll sell a lot of short skis and that might help compensate for your low DIN problem..

post #92 of 98
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

I was thinking more of a chart on the wall with length recommendations for  each model.. i.e. 150cm-164cm 100-135 pounds, 165 cm-174 cm 135 -150 pounds, etc..

You'll sell a lot of short skis and that might help compensate for your low DIN problem..

Yes. That will solve everything. roflmao.gif


(Many manufactures/retailers already have this on the websites... FWIW)
post #93 of 98
The skiing mags remind me to get stuff ready for ski swaps
post #94 of 98

At the bookstore got Ski, Freerider, Powder and Backcountry.   Skiing seems to come later.  

 

Skimmed them some.  

 

Like speed-drinking Cokes for half a morning, I guess.

 

 

Anyway, noticed a few first impressions (in my usual late summer haze).  Please feel free to correct any errors.

 

 The Atomic Ritual and Crimson Ti seem to have disappeared in favor of the Auto 102 and 109, and the comparable-sized Vantage series skis of ~85 and ~95.  Oh well.  I liked both the old ones.

 

The Volkl Gotama and Bridge seem to have given way to the Volkl 100eight and 90eight, whatever they're like?  Both eights got good reviews.  I liked the Gotama and Bridge.  Almost got them, annually.  Guess I'll have to demo the eights.  Maybe the Gotama and Bridge just weren't submitted to the testers but still exist?  (Both are gone from the Volkl website.)

 

Various wider Kastles and Stocklis are being offered up for testing (mostly BMX models, for the Kastles).  Now if I could just find em for demoing early on. (Not the FX 104, Finn.  :D)

 

Gotta try the Enforcers and Monsters.   (Sound like the latest street gangs.)

 

The Rosi Super 7 is back on top in several mags.  The Soul 7 not as much. 

 

The Bent Chet looks very different, but is apparently the same.  

 

The Volkl RTM 84 is back in the reviews - being pushed again, maybe  (over all the other width RTMs, I guess).  

 

Maybe I'll try the K2 i-Konic 85ti.  A favorably reviewed frontsider I've never heard of, let alone tested.  

 

The Stockli AX gets favorable reviews instead of the narrower SRs, mostly.  What is that about?   What has changed or is new with that ski?  :rolleyes 

 

The ON3P Billy Goats are unchanged!!!!

 

Oh, and the Moment Bibby Pros are changed back to the way they were 3 years ago, when BlisterGear really loved them most.  (And the horror movie graphic has changed slightly?)

 

Finally, the bluish Salomon R2 100 is mostly unchanged and still under the radar - but not to Epic readers, thanks in large part to Phil (and Naybreak summer skiing posts with "his" and "her" matching R2 100s on Breck's Peak 10).  


Edited by ski otter - 9/2/15 at 3:13pm
post #95 of 98

Note: the Atomic Ritual and Crimson Ti still appear on the Atomic website, so I guess they are not discontinued, just not submitted for this year's ski tests, apparently.  

post #96 of 98
I'm all for it! But now I don't need one until the Dec issue in mid/late Nov. That way we can still get a spring issue in March. I hate when the last issues come out in mid season!
post #97 of 98
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Originally Posted by ski otter View Post

 

The Stockli AX gets favorable reviews instead of the narrower SRs, mostly.  What is that about?   What has changed or is new with that ski?  :rolleyes 

 

 

 

I also found the AX review interesting.  Especially the quote about it being the least forgiving ski of the group.  I think they also referred to it as a race ski or something along those lines.  Glad I read it but I think I will stick with the reviews on here.  Dawgcatching, Phil, SSH, and others have posted reviews and impressions.

post #98 of 98
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

I got mine last week too and I didn't even pay for it or even subscribe.  If you drop a few bucks racing NASTAR during previous season they send it to you for free, or as part of NASTAR or whatever..

Oooh is that why I keep getting it.  I was wondering that.

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