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http://bluehouseskis.com/snow-skis/big-mountain-skis.html

 

Hey, just wanted to shout out that my fave little ski company (all product developed and produced in SLC) is once again offering us some rockin' rockin' boards that won't diminish your bank roll by much.  A quick perusal of their big mountain stock reveals that the costliest skis in the quiver are less than four big bones.

 

 

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

 

 

I'll use this little space that few will ever see to state that I'm really not liking the new trend of adding clarification to lots of thread titles.  Seems kind of kindergartenish to me, so I added my own =)

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Hey, I was just coming in here to post this.

 

Since they moved all manufacturing from China to SLC last year (which almost certainly increased cost by more than a fair bit) these are the cheapest I have seen their ski line.

 

I've skied my Maestros as an every day ski for 2 years now- I love them, and they have held up really well- not even close to being skied out after ~60 days.

 

Bluehouse rocks- you get a quality new ski for used-ski prices.  I'm sure I have sold several BH skis to people I have shared chairs with, and after seeing my pair, my Aspen ski-bum brother dropped everything and ordered his own.

 

I am still trying to score a Maven or the new Yokozuna...

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@bumpfreaq @anachronism  so whats the fav' BH 110-115 ski?  

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@bumpfreaq @anachronism  so whats the fav' BH 110-115 ski?

 

They sell more Maestros than anything else.  That would be the go-to do anything soft snow ski. A very good smeary tree ski.

 

The Precinct, from what I understand, is more of a big mountain charging style ski. Less sidecut, and a long radius make it a bit less nimble.  If you go by the love at TGR in past threads on BH deals, this is the ski of choice.

 

I don't know where the District fits in. A 108 or 111 width ski with traditional camber, yet it still has a tapered tip and tail? Huh? I thought the whole point of tapering the tip and tail was to start with a rockered ski, and taper the tip and tails off at the base contact point so that the tip doesn't catch and engage in unpredictable ways.

 

It seems taper on a traditional camber ski would make sure that you never ever have a tip to drive with, where on a 5 point you have the widest part of the ski on the snow at all times and you can really push it into your turns.

 

So, I don't understand the District. Maybe it is awesome, but it definitely doesn't follow conventional wisdom when it comes to ski design. Is there anybody else that still makes a full camber ski this wide? Is there anyone else that tapers a traditional camber ski?

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@bumpfreaq @anachronism  so whats the fav' BH 110-115 ski?  

I really couldn't tell ya as I've never been on anything in that range.  My first BH was the District which iirc was 105 at the time.  It was their first production run ever and I never really liked that ski.... but I liked their business model and customer service enough to roll the dice on the first pair of Maestros (118 under foot).  I'm on my second pair and I have one in the wings but I love that ski enough that I'm having trouble not backing up my back up.  Aren't they purdy?  They'd go great with my new shell =D

Scored a used pair of Mavens (138) thinking they would only come out on really deep days but they were astounding in 6" of whipped cream cheese.  So I guess what's on my mind is whether to go with 118 or 138 for boot deep + days and whether to go with 66, 69 or 88 for not so soft days.  Right now I have no appetite for anything between 88 and 118.

 

But that's right now.  If I see a sweet pair of Cham 107 HM for a couple hundred bones tomorrow.....

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I get ya' on the Maven's. that's how I feel about the Praxis Protests (128) super fun, I do love them on deeper days.  

 

And... yep, those are sum puuurty boards ya got there.  Cheers and I hope they see plenty of action 

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