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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.
I am working at True North at Northstar, therefore Phil had no influence on the VRR buyer. And I don't think Phil started this thread
post #152 of 168

iriponskis started it. Vermont skier, I believe.

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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.
I am working at True North at Northstar, therefore Phil had no influence on the VRR buyer. And I don't think Phil started this thread

 

 

That's a huge OOPS! on my part.  Sorry about that.

post #154 of 168
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I have not skied on this model yet, yet after seeing it at the Toronto ski expo-I'm already calling it: the most important ski of 2015 The Blizzard Latigo.

Finally a ski that is priced right at $599 and is skinny at a 77 mm waste that is not produced as a afterthought. So all you East Coast rippers playing in the trees or you fellow occasional bumps skiers, it's time to come out of your fat ski coma.
http://www.skis.com/Blizzard-Latigo-Skis-2015/362925P,default,pd.html

I think Blizzard is going to be leading the skinny revolution with this new entry.

Thoughts? Comments? Consternation?
 

 

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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.

Did you actually look who started the thread before you posted? :rolleyes

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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.
I am working at True North at Northstar, therefore Phil had no influence on the VRR buyer. And I don't think Phil started this thread


That's a huge OOPS! on my part.  Sorry about that.
No biggie I blame all sorts of stuff on Phil Just sayin
post #156 of 168
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I have not skied on this model yet, yet after seeing it at the Toronto ski expo-I'm already calling it: the most important ski of 2015 The Blizzard Latigo.

Finally a ski that is priced right at $599 and is skinny at a 77 mm waste that is not produced as a afterthought. So all you East Coast rippers playing in the trees or you fellow occasional bumps skiers, it's time to come out of your fat ski coma.
http://www.skis.com/Blizzard-Latigo-Skis-2015/362925P,default,pd.html

I think Blizzard is going to be leading the skinny revolution with this new entry.

Thoughts? Comments? Consternation?
 

 

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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.

Did you actually look who started the thread before you posted? :rolleyes

 

Obviously not.  Sorry about that chief.

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So Phil started a thread calling it the most important ski of 2015 and didn't make sure the shop carried it? lol.
I am working at True North at Northstar, therefore Phil had no influence on the VRR buyer. And I don't think Phil started this thread


That's a huge OOPS! on my part.  Sorry about that.
No biggie I blame all sorts of stuff on Phil Just sayin


But that's your job, missus.

post #158 of 168
Joining the party late, very late but that's how it is for me these days...
I demo e the Latigo in 177 with marker Jester bindings (flat mount except for the demo adjustable bindings bases) in the spring of 2014 when Tecnica Blizzard was doing an on the mountains demo tour to present the 2014-2015 Cochise boots and Blizzard skis lines.
My daily drive is and was a pair of 178 Nordica Hot Rod, similR in dimensions to the Latigo, plus the xbs plate of the times.
Since the very first turn I found and thought the Latigo to be what many have written here to be: nimble, quick enough edge to edge (at least quicker than the aging Hot Rods), yet stable enough to push it to (some) speed,very good in the (here available) light bumps and terrain uneve features that might be met. Having been contagiated by the quiver line of though, and thus having bought a pair of Goat to ski the off piste and back country sides of the mountain, found the Latigo would be the perfect replacement for the Hot Rods for those days when I would have stuck tohe groomers and possibly just ventured a few feet beside said groomed trails (in the past two season I also have detected a tendency of the HRs to go into submersion when skiing in powder, I mean that I could really feel the shovel sucking me down, I guess that the Goats spoiled me...) for the occasional pow met by accident and bumps and ruts I might run into.
Unfortunately, the 2014-2015 winter has ben a very cold and, at least for the first part of the season, void of natural snow, so much that until the end of january 2015, the snow on the groomed trails was 97% man made and rendered hard as concrete and slippery as blue ice. As unfortunately as well, very few Latigo were to be seen at shops around here (maybe a pair or two)
I guess that's due to what @trekchic said, very few shops ordered the model.
In any case, having a three ski quiver (said HotRods, the Gotamas and a pair of 165 Head i.Sl) decided that I could front the 2014-2015 season without changes and let the HRs be the workhorse for one more season.
A couple of bad tunes on a shop, a ton of core shots and a season later convinced me that the time to relegate the HR to the role of "rock skis" had come.
Unfortunately, no Latigo were on end of season sale abailable here, and anyway I had had a relight case of love for what most of us here consider "the ski", the GS ski. A sweet deal on a WRC piston from the on the mountain 100% Blizzard shop, and my new daily drivers quietely await the beginning of the season in the ski room.
Latigo no more? Not really, the idea to replace the HRs with those is still there in the back of my mind, let's just say that the plan has been sidetracked by other plans (voelkl bmts or blizzard zerog with AT bindings like kingpins and suitable boots, or to go freeride one step further and look for Atomic Bentchetlers or dps Spoons, new freeride backpack w/ airbag...lots of expensive "toys" on the wishlist, and with limited funds, a priority list has to be made...so, it seems that the "project Latigo" will have to wait and stay in the drawer a bit longer, and I will ski the 2015-2016 season with the WRCs as dayly driver, the HRs and tye other skis for "those days". IF, and that's a big IF, I will ever ski, in 2015-2016.
post #159 of 168
Latigo's Rock in NE. Our shop has one pair from last year. Reordered the Brahma's for 15/16. If you want a very quick stable at speed do anything easy to ski front side tool the Latigo will put a smile on you face. Guaranteed!!!!
post #160 of 168

I saw these in the Philpug's 2016 Steals and Deals thread and saw this discussion. I had a couple of questions about this ski.

 

I'm curious to know if it is possible to ski the Latigo without having the Garth Brooks song 'Rodeo' stuck in your head? Its not that it would be bad, but I am curious because I don't ski with headphones. "Spurs and Latigaaw!!" du-nun-nuh du-nun-nuh! Could be pretty awesome. 

 

Considering their 2016 'steal' status and my 'cash poor' status, are they a wise buy if I have E88's as my narrowest ski? My next biggest (and only other useable) skis are Gypsies at 125. I'm intrigued by the description. I'd like a bump ski but I'm so bad in the bumps I can't ski them all day though I try. I think it would just be bad form to have some fancy mogul sticks (Like K2 244s with that sweeeeet graphic) when you're only as good as I am in the bumps. It would look silly, all the while proving that the mogul skis do not a mogul skier make; which may be a valuable lesson for my fans but maybe not money well spent. 

 

Thanks!

 

~eric

post #161 of 168

Funny post, thanks for the laugh!

 

My only comment is that they are a very different ski than the E88.  I found the Experience to be much more turny, these are a little longer radius and feel a bit more that way.  They're quite playful and easy to whip around, so I think they will be good in the bumps.  All I've skied them on is early season moderate pitched groomers.  I find them more stable then the E88's.  They might just replace your E88's actually.  Not sure what they do that these don't.  I ski them in 177.

 

My other skis are Soul 7's and a pair of Fischer WC SL.


Edited by SkiMangoJazz - 12/31/15 at 12:20pm
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post #163 of 168
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Funny post, thanks for the laugh!

 

My only comment is that they are a very different ski than the E88.  I found the Experience to be much more turny, these are a little longer radius and feel a bit more that way.  They're quite playful an easy to whip around, so I think they will be good in the bumps.  All I've skied them on is early season moderate pitched groomers.  I find them more stable then the E88's.  They might just replace your E88's actually.  Not sure what they do that these don't.  I ski them in 177.

 

My other skis are Soul 7's and a pair of Fischer WC SL.


Thanks for the response! That helps; I like the part about them being a very different ski but I'm worried about the 'replacement' part of what you're saying. Sounds like they are great but I'm worried that they'd be occupying too much of the same turf of the E88's to make it a wise get if my funds are limited. Like, if they are more replace-amentary than they are complimentary then I probably should wait even if they are cooler. I guess they are both 'front-side' but Phil had them listed as 'frontside' whereas I think the E88 is more of a narrower 'all mountain.' 

 

Also, yeah, I saw them at that price, the $420 price is (using your best fancy Lexus commercial narrator voice) an attractive holiday offer. Good price but I wonder if the wiser plan, given what you're saying about the comparison is to wait to see if i can get some used (how I got my other skis) or at an even steeper discount and if I can't then oh well, them's da breaks. 

 

I keep thinking to add skinnier skis because it seems like the E88's are great except on the rare occasion that its deep enough to use the 125's, even then, they're still pretty good but the 125s obviously outperform them in the deeper stuff.    

 

Thanks again. 

 

 

~e

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iriponskis started it. Vermont skier, I believe.

Ironically - I'm about to ski the European version....
post #165 of 168
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Thanks for the response! That helps; I like the part about them being a very different ski but I'm worried about the 'replacement' part of what you're saying. Sounds like they are great but I'm worried that they'd be occupying too much of the same turf of the E88's to make it a wise get if my funds are limited. Like, if they are more replace-amentary than they are complimentary then I probably should wait even if they are cooler. I guess they are both 'front-side' but Phil had them listed as 'frontside' whereas I think the E88 is more of a narrower 'all mountain.' 

Also, yeah, I saw them at that price, the $420 price is (using your best fancy Lexus commercial narrator voice) an attractive holiday offer. Good price but I wonder if the wiser plan, given what you're saying about the comparison is to wait to see if i can get some used (how I got my other skis) or at an even steeper discount and if I can't then oh well, them's da breaks. 

I keep thinking to add skinnier skis because it seems like the E88's are great except on the rare occasion that its deep enough to use the 125's, even then, they're still pretty good but the 125s obviously outperform them in the deeper stuff.    

Thanks again. 


~e
If you are on a budget and ski the E88 buy the Bone. Still quick on groomers. More nimble in crud yes nimble blasting charger. And you can take the Bone deeper than the Latigo. My take!
post #166 of 168

Or sell the E88's and buy both the Bones and the Latigo! :D

 

 

Skied the Latigos on some steepish ice this weekend and they did great.

post #167 of 168

SkiMangoJazz has a great recommendation if you can afford the Latigo and the Bonafied. An awesome quiver you would have.

post #168 of 168

I bought the Latigo at the end of last year, but I didn't get a chance to ski it until last night.  Overall, I was pretty impressed by the ski.  It's got tons of edge grip.  The metal laminate and tip rocker make it deadly accurate.  The faster I skied it, the more I liked it.  And in shorter radius turns, it really had that nice snappy rebound feel from turn to turn.  I didn't get a chance to try it in any pow.  But I don't think going to be a good offering being skinny underfoot.  But if you are looking for true on trail performance, it's fun factor is off the chart.  Great on the groomers.  It's great in the chopped up snow too.  With the generous tip rocker, the skis won't get deflected.  I didn't get a chance to try it in the bumps yet, but I think it would be a great ski for bumps too.  

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