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Saw these at SnowBomb ski show in San Francisco yesterday...

 

 

http://www.rampsports.com/mlb-san-francisco-giants-ski-made-in-usa.html

 

Company/factory is in Park City...

 

http://www.rampsports.com/company

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I was on the 189 Woodpecker in VT for a couple of days last season.     Fun ski.

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And, of course, herself's Kumoniwannaskiyas, waiting for Railflex:

 

 

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I am sorry to have missed the show this year.  I recently saw a video on AOL about RAMP (see below), and also saw some decent reviews at exoticski.com.

 

http://jobs.aol.com/videos/advice/ramp-sports-making-snowboards-in-the-heart-of-the-usa/518337771/

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Here are some pictures of the new Ramp skis for 2016
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Still 'boo sidewalls?

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Ramp, revolutionizing the world with vaccum bag pressing "technology".

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Can someone educate me on these? Their website seems to provide some interesting constructions; US grown bamboo, Kevlar etc. The vacuum bag thing seems like a cute but non-startling idea stolen from Fischer. Who prolly stole it from three other companies. And most Ramps seem to have serious sidecuts, giant tips, and taper, from what I can see. Anyone here actually skied them? Are they BBR's with cooler top sheets? 

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They are certainly making a valiant effort. Had a stacked tent at the Sunday River demo days. Should have dipped in. Seems like the Groundhog has gotten some press as a non radical wide all-mountain ski. But can't answer your question.
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And, of course, herself's Kumoniwannaskiyas, waiting for Railflex:

 

 


Wow, I think I missed the pix the first time around. Did you add them later?

 

Regardless, that is one helluva curvy ski! Quelle dimensionees!  ;-)

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Wow, I think I missed the pix the first time around. Did you add them later?

 

Regardless, that is one helluva curvy ski! Quelle dimensionees!  ;-)

 

Yup, light too.    She loves them in just about everything, and has the rock hits to prove it.      

Well, just about everything

- they are way slow in NASTAR-type gates (in a tip hooks up quickly but takes forever to have effect way)

- they are great in porridge or oatmeal snow but don't quite work well for her in chunkier mashies as she has trouble smashing those tips either through or over. 

 

(oddly enough, they appear to be superb for freeskiing on coral reef, something quite unexpected for that light a ski) 

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. Anyone here actually skied them? 


I've been on the 189 Woodpecker.    Imagine a *very* lively Hell&Back with a dead-feeling tip. 

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Can someone educate me on these? Their website seems to provide some interesting constructions; US grown bamboo, Kevlar etc. The vacuum bag thing seems like a cute but non-startling idea stolen from Fischer. Who prolly stole it from three other companies. And most Ramps seem to have serious sidecuts, giant tips, and taper, from what I can see. Anyone here actually skied them? Are they BBR's with cooler top sheets? 

I will be getting on them at least in Copper for a run or two and they will be sending us a Shabang to play with long term. This is not a BBR shape but it IS different. 

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Anyone demo these skis recently????  Can't find much real world demo info on them.

 

Thanks!

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Anyone demo these skis recently????  Can't find much real world demo info on them.

 

Thanks!

 

How recently is 'recently' and which ski are you looking at?

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How recently is 'recently' and which ski are you looking at?


This year?

 

Woodpecker 90mm @ 179

 

or

 

any of the carving skis... Frenzy, Jailbird, Kumomiwannskiya

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How recently is 'recently' and which ski are you looking at?


This year?

 

Woodpecker 90mm @ 179

 

or

 

any of the carving skis... Frenzy, Jailbird, Kumomiwannskiya

 

Oh sure.    

The Woodpecker is a decent allrounder even on hardpack but it skis a bit short, would not recommend the 179 for anyone L7 or higher over 180lbs.    

The Frenzy is a quick to  edge, poppy carver with decent bumpability (the tail doesn't lock in very hard),  sweet hardpack manners and is stiff enough for a short crud ski, say somewhere where you can't get much speed like Timberline.

The Kummoniwannaskiya uses the Frenzy shape but quite a bit softer - OK for lightweights and slower skiers, very easy to ski on ice because the turn shape can be varied to almost anything you want,   but can get tossed around in slush or mashed potatoes. 

Never tried the Jailbird. 

 

Now if you want a western All-mountain - the Bambooski is a lot of fun. 

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Oh sure.    

The Woodpecker is a decent allrounder even on hardpack but it skis a bit short, would not recommend the 179 for anyone L7 or higher over 180lbs.    

The Frenzy is a quick to  edge, poppy carver with decent bumpability (the tail doesn't lock in very hard),  sweet hardpack manners and is stiff enough for a short crud ski, say somewhere where you can't get much speed like Timberline.

The Kummoniwannaskiya uses the Frenzy shape but quite a bit softer - OK for lightweights and slower skiers, very easy to ski on ice because the turn shape can be varied to almost anything you want,   but can get tossed around in slush or mashed potatoes. 

Never tried the Jailbird. 

 

Now if you want a western All-mountain - the Bambooski is a lot of fun. 


Appreciate the input! 

 

Any of those 3 remind you of other skis you've been on?

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Any of those 3 remind you of other skis you've been on?

 

Hmm, not sure if an answer here will be useful to you, but yes, the Woodpecker reminded me of a softer Steadfast, the K. was sort of like a lightened Kicker Filibuster, and the Frenzy was ... well if there was such a thing as an all wood no metal  Blizzard Magnum 8.0, it would have felt like that.

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