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post #31 of 51
We may need a new "threads that backfired" category in the lounge.
post #32 of 51
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We may need a new "threads that backfired" category in the lounge.

I don't think it's a bust as much as it is I did find that there's really not much of a innovation cycle as there is a demand cycle.

Just like Nordica tried several different versions of the Doberman before returning to the original moulds, Rossignol tried many different variants on a flexible heel. Ultimately Rosignol ended up re-introducing the FKS.

For 2016, Rossignol takes another attempt at the innovation cycle with a new binding while Nordica brings back an old name. It remains to be seen if Blizzard will innovate or just increased buzz....

Out of respect for the retailers, you'll get no pictures out of me yet. smile.gif
post #33 of 51
Don't get me going on the Axial 3.
post #34 of 51
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Blizzard has been teasing a few pictures of their upcoming new 2015/16 Flipcore skis, we can only speculate which colors are which skis..is it safe to say that the red is the new Bonafide? Is the green is the new Brahma or could be be the Cochise? And the yellow, Bodacious or Latigo? I saw some early graphic motifs but honestly, I forget. ;) 

 

The Freeride series has stay relatively unchanged since they stampeded onto the market four years ago and while they are still some of the class leaders, an update was due. Stay tuned over the next few hours/days/weeks, we will be seeing more teasers hopefully some early on snow reports. 

:popcorn:popcorn:popcorn:popcorn

You

 

You can see the red-tipped ski in the first picture of Phil's post in this Chamonix video..look at the 3:00 mark.

http://www.powder.com/videos/find-away-chamonix-experience/

post #35 of 51

And again..a pic of Blizzie rider Dave Rosenbarger with the new skis on his pack up in Chamonix….

 

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BvFOEoGjDCQ/UxRUjbBsuxI/AAAAAAAAl5I/L2zw4_hH6Zw/s1600/IMG_9709-6.jpg

post #36 of 51
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And again..a pic of Blizzie rider Dave Rosenbarger with the new skis on his pack up in Chamonix….

 

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BvFOEoGjDCQ/UxRUjbBsuxI/AAAAAAAAl5I/L2zw4_hH6Zw/s1600/IMG_9709-6.jpg


On closer inspection, it looks like the Scout…but with area above the bindings painted over? Too much time wasted on this…need to get to the mountains!

post #37 of 51

Bonafides getting tip and tail carbon like the Spur. Don't know exactly about the Cochise, but it might be the same.

post #38 of 51
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Bonafides getting tip and tail carbon like the Spur. Don't know exactly about the Cochise, but it might be the same.


What would be the effect of adding tip/tail carbon to Bonafides and Cochise?

post #39 of 51
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What would be the effect of adding tip/tail carbon to Bonafides and Cochise?


Swing weight and lighter overall weight. And like mentioned earlier, carbon is the current hype, they are simply following the market trend even if it won't make the skis any better because people will buy them.

post #40 of 51
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What would be the effect of adding tip/tail carbon to Bonafides and Cochise?


Swing weight and lighter overall weight. And like mentioned earlier, carbon is the current hype, they are simply following the market trend even if it won't make the skis any better because people will buy them.


Would this have the effect of making the skis less stiff?  Obviously, I have not skied the Spur (and unlikely that I will anytime soon). But the carbon idea applied to this line of skis is interesting, at least in concept. Change for the sake of change….probably should squirrel away an extra pair of the Bonafides and Cochise before they are changed so much that they lose their original concept and feel.

post #41 of 51
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What would be the effect of adding tip/tail carbon to Bonafides and Cochise?

 

I really like both skis, but a lighter swing weight on the Cochise would be nice for sure.  Not sure the Bones need it, they're already pretty quick to get around.

post #42 of 51
Let's see what volkl does with the v werks frontside collection. Better yet, what happens to the nordica firearrow 84edt. Two skis that have fallen for some reason. I guess 88 and above is the new frontside king.
post #43 of 51
FYI
post #44 of 51
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Let's see what volkl does with the v werks frontside collection. Better yet, what happens to the nordica firearrow 84edt. Two skis that have fallen for some reason. I guess 88 and above is the new frontside king.

 

RTM's are getting camber.

post #45 of 51
Will the rtm84 v werks gain any width?
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RTM's are getting camber.

Seriously? That's basically suggesting, probably incorrectly, for the last few years they have been doing it wrong, or been too different from the rest or.....

If that is true and the Volkl fans hear that I'd imagine it would be harder to sell this years model this year now? As said above, a lot of people want the latest even though they understand little about any perceived improvements, (look at cell phones, my pet bugbear). Obviously I'm not talking your typical poster here as really we are ski nerds aren't we :rolleyes

 

Maybe the guys here that are in retail could answer, what percentage of people that buy skis actually know anything about what they are buying before the purchase? I'm just guessing but I would imagine less than a quarter would have a clue even though it is easy to find information, reviews, advice now compared to 10 years ago etc.......?

post #47 of 51
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Will the rtm84 v werks gain any width?


Not without a name change.

post #48 of 51
RTM v Werks is dunzo for next year
post #49 of 51
Yikes. I figured they would sell the v werks for a few more years
post #50 of 51

   I will clarify, I was not picking on Blizzard, kind of picking on the entire ski industry!

post #51 of 51
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RTM's are getting camber.

This would be really unfortunate and I'm skeptical of this rumor.

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RTM v Werks is dunzo for next year

This however, I can understand.

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