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Same race skis and boots?

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I was wondering if its recommended to have sam brand boots and skis? Does it make a difference or is it just for looks?

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Only if they make Koflach skis:duck:

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Originally Posted by CanadianRacer99 View Post

I was wondering if its recommended to have sam brand boots and skis? Does it make a difference or is it just for looks?
Only if you are sponsored
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Right now, mixing and matching between ski makers and ski boot makers is perfectly fine.

 

There has been some talk about the future of bindings being more specialised to each boot. That is in the FAR future... hopefully.

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Right now, mixing and matching between ski makers and ski boot makers is perfectly fine.

There has been some talk about the future of bindings being more specialised to each boot. That is in the FAR future... hopefully.

This is the current focus area - the boot, binding and PLATE interactio
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post


This is the current focus area - the boot, binding and PLATE interactio

 

Noooooo! I understand how it could help with safety and also getting the most out of skis and boots but I really don't like the idea.

 

To me it feels like it could turn into the Android vs Apple. Once you buy a system and invest in it, you'll stick with it just because it's a pain to change to any other. I really hope it doesn't turn out that way. 

 

Either way, OP got his answer.

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Originally Posted by Snuckerpooks View Post
 

Right now, mixing and matching between ski makers and ski boot makers is perfectly fine.

 

There has been some talk about the future of bindings being more specialised to each boot. That is in the FAR future... hopefully.

Actually more in the past with the Nordica Look Integral System. 

 

post #8 of 12

I think Bristol used to have those in their rental fleet. Besides looking silly, they must have been hell to walk in!

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Originally Posted by CanadianRacer99 View Post
 

I was wondering if its recommended to have sam brand boots and skis? Does it make a difference or is it just for looks?

How many times has a young golfer with tons of promise playing three or four different brands (Cleveland for wedges, Titleist for driver, etc.) accepted a contract to go exclusively with ________________, only to see his game disintegrate?  Tina Maze skied Stockli/Atomic (bindings) and Lange at the same time, and skied pretty well. 

post #10 of 12

I understand that at the World Cup level, racers are limited to using equipment supplied by companies that have contractual relationships with the national organization, such as the USSA. So, WC racers are not free to pick and choose gear from all suppliers, but, are able to enter into sponsored relationships with approved equipment suppliers. The relationship between a racer and equipment supplier is very important at highest competitive, then again, so is the endorsement contract $$$$. All racers list their gear choices in the FIS website, some mix, some match. Is one best ....:dunno ???  The old saying "follow the money" may just rule. 

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Not just WC level racers. Most FIS-level athletes have some form of equipment sponsorship in the form of discounted equipment not endorsement money, which pretty much leads you into sticking with the sponsors full line to get the best deal and also to keep your sponsor happy. All depends on the relationship with the rep.

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Originally Posted by John V. View Post

I think Bristol used to have those in their rental fleet. Besides looking silly, they must have been hell to walk in!

Britstol Mountain did infact use that system in the mid-eighties. I was typically only there on Monday nights (trained at nearby Ski Valley) and weekend HS/USSA races. But they used to outfit buses of kids from local schools in that system. I remember more black and gray than red however.

Hope this thinking des not return. Would ruin the "fun" of gear shopping and planning.
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