As far as I'm concerned there are unresolved issues regarding who's selling what kind of skis.
Since there are so many SL:11's being sold by Cupolo and elsewhere, still being touted as "race stock" and rarely ever a mention of the "World Cup: skis - it would be nice for any potential buyers here to get the straight scoop on what the differences are.
It doesn't seem that Scalce got the correct info on his skis. If he had, this would have never happened in the first place. I'm not implying that Cupolo gave deliberately false info, but still, calling Scalce's skis "race stock" with no difference in construction from retail skis, just doesn't jive with the photos he posted of his skis HERE
They looked like eveyone else's "World Cup" skis, including mine, as far as most of us could tell. Right down to the helicoil inserts, which has been asserted by knowledgeable experts as never being used on anything except the much stiffer World Cup skis.
So, I'd like an explanation as to why Scalce's skis are still being called race stock by Cupolo, and if he could tell us the physical characteristics of the World Cup skis that he's talking about.
As I said before, I've bought from and spoken to Cupolos people, and always found them helpful in the past. I don't think their intentions are to shaft anybody, but it seems like they've got more business than their staff can handle competently right now, and it's apparent looking at some of the comments. I think this can end up being a positive for Cupolos in the end, given the proper attention in this forum to the hundreds of customers here, who have been largely supportive in the past.
Sort of like John Kerry just sucking it up, stop beeing a weenie, and apologizing for the stupid Mary Cheney remark, and then it all just goes away.
Sorry- couldn't resist - just too damn appropriate, IMO.