I'm not really sure what your deal is BM, but I don't think you're feeling me. I don't see posts from you too often so I don't know your background or experience, all I can tell is that you apparently have a strong hatred for Volant skis and Vanilla ice cream. So let me try to clear a few things up.
Originally Posted by Bandit Man
Ah, a sore spot has been hit.
>No it hasn't, in fact, I have no idea what you mean.
It is always so nice when someone posts, "I got a killer deal on some less-desireable (not in demand) equipment and now I want everyone to erase my buyer's remorse that being cheap was a mistake."
>I don't know what's always so nice about it, but whatever. I definitely got a
GREAT deal on some GOOD skis, and there's zero remorse, because I have 3 months to return them for what I paid, no questions asked. I just started this thread as an honest attempt to gather opinions on Volant. I will ski them this year, and if I hate them, they will adorn the walls of the ski house (they'll match the stainless appliances!) And I'm def. not cheap BTW, but I do love a bargain!
Most of your skis (SIN's excepted) are 175's! How bad of a ripper can you be? You should have asked before you sank the dough. All of us can get those same Volant deals, so it really doesn't make your bargain-quiver all that impressive.
>I'm not a bad ass ripper, nor did Shane say I was. That was like, a joke. Har har. And you don't know what kind of deal I got, so you're not qualified to comment.
I see it this way:
- You have a picture with Shane...I do not (Adv. Xdog)
- It's 2004 and you have a quiver full of Volants...I do not (Adv. Bandit Man)
...let's just call it a draw...
>I would dude, but i didn't know we were in a contest.
And jib, I don't know you either, but...
"Eh, I'm kind of inclined to agree. I'm still wondering whether to mount the Machete FB's that I have, I can still take them back. My ski from last season is the 01-02 Bandit XXX in a 178, but it has very thin bases from heavy, heavy use (140+ days) and may be on its last legs. I've said before that I like the idea of a one-ski quiver, rather than having to lug around 3+ pairs of skis. The Bandits did that for me, I don't know if the FB's will."
>I'm a 40 day a year skier. More than most, not nearly as much as some. I like the idea of a do it all ski, but I'm a gear whore. an unapologetic one at that. I really wanted to be on Mantis 666 or Apache Recon's this year, but I didn't want to lay out $600+ and be stuck with one ski that is a jack of all trades, master of none. The most I'll travel with is 2 pair anyway, no biggie. Sins for off piste, FB's for pow, and Genesis for the east and rocks.
That said - xdog, from your photo you look to be about 6' and 180-190lbs (Shane is 5'10", 150lbs). At your height and weight, skiing at an expert level, even 185cm would be too short. If you're skiing anything shorter (175! egad) you aren't skiing to a level where the need for a longer ski is apparent to you. Sorry.
>No need to be sorry hoss (though I suspect you're not really sorry, but rather attempting to be condescending). Never claimed to be an expert. I'm a level 8 skier on a good day. 175-185 is a good length for me at this point.
Excellent assessment BTW, I'm 5'11", 185. You should apply for work at a carnival or something.
So fellas, thanks for the input, but please leave the floor open for others at this juncture, and stop harshing my buzz.