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2006 skis.

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
OK, gear-aholics.

Who has skied on what for 2006 and what do you like/dislike? Anything extraordinary?
post #2 of 25
dynastar autodrive limited-if you are groomer guy/girl start saving your pennies because everything else just got obsoleted.
post #3 of 25
I'll bite...tell us more, waxman. pleeze.....whimper, grovel....
post #4 of 25
Most of the 06 gear will be at "industry demos" near the end of this month.
post #5 of 25
I just bought my '05 skis and now you want me to go into 06!?!?!?!!!!!!!!

Ill test some of 'em out for ya if you give me a little $$$
post #6 of 25

New Salomon Teneighty FOIL



What!?! No Transformer graphics?!
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
I love the new Foil.

I can see myself spending considerable time on that board next season.

Skis great, the 182 is perfect.
post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiingman
I love the new Foil.
Alright.. I'm about to breakdown and get a pair of Pocket Rockets (05), but I might have the connections to get a hold of the Foil. Any idea how the two might compare? I absolutely love the Pocket Rockets, but given how similar the Teneighty has been perhaps my $$$ are better spent on that..
post #9 of 25
This is gibberish - TELL US ABOUT THE FREAKIN' SKIS, WILL YOU?!
post #10 of 25
I think we may need to start a support group.
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinn
Alright.. I'm about to breakdown and get a pair of Pocket Rockets (05), but I might have the connections to get a hold of the Foil. Any idea how the two might compare? I absolutely love the Pocket Rockets, but given how similar the Teneighty has been perhaps my $$$ are better spent on that..
87mm waist in the 182, beefier and more solid feel than the PR, and somewhat quicker turning than a 185 PR.

Its probably the ski I'll replace my 4 year old PRs with.
post #12 of 25
I've been researching a new company called Drake Boinay's fat skis (http://www.dbskis.com ), namely the Surreal, for next year, but this new Salomon looks interesting, too

if any of you know where the FOIL can be tested in the US, or can give a more in depth review (ie. if stiffer than the PR, is it a true all mountain ski and can it handle ice/crud?), etc

thx
post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiingman
87mm waist in the 182, beefier and more solid feel than the PR, and somewhat quicker turning than a 185 PR.

Its probably the ski I'll replace my 4 year old PRs with.
But is it still a foam core-disposable ski? I busted a pair of late model 1080's, so even though I love the way they ski, I am a skeptic...
post #14 of 25
I've seen '05/06 gear from a couple of manufacturers, and I'll see the rest in Vegas in a couple weeks.

It looks like the Freeride/Park/Pipe movement has hit critical mass. The number of new, wide and/or twin-tipped models for 05/06 is truly staggering.

It also looks like the manufacturers have resisted bringing the "system" to this category of skis for at least one more season...
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by waxman
dynastar autodrive limited-if you are groomer guy/girl start saving your pennies because everything else just got obsoleted.
What the hell are you talking about??? You cant just make a statement like that without some more info! Gimme a link for christ sake!
post #16 of 25
Okay, okay, sorry i have been busy here is d-star in a readers digest format:


Race-new SL/GS sidecuts/plates
Exclusive-new skis(some)
Legend-relatively unchanged
Contact-a new family to merge the ski cross and omecarve families(although there will be ski cross hi end models)
Troublemakers-new Big Trouble(fat twin) and troubled youth (junior twin)
The new flagship groomer rocket will be the Autodrive Limited(maybe Liquid). This is the first ski from d-star/look with a true binding integration(autodrive 2 may be the name).
Unlike a lot of race based groomers which punish skiers for making mistakes this entirely new ski forgives them and lets the skier ski. I went as fast as the test slope allowed and the only thing slowing me down was common sense.
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by waxman
Okay, okay, sorry i have been busy here is d-star in a readers digest format:

The new flagship groomer rocket will be the Autodrive Limited(maybe Liquid). This is the first ski from d-star/look with a true binding integration(autodrive 2 may be the name).
Unlike a lot of race based groomers which punish skiers for making mistakes this entirely new ski forgives them and lets the skier ski. I went as fast as the test slope allowed and the only thing slowing me down was common sense.
To hell with common sense man, we need data! We need to know limits. Is it still stable past common sense? Will it hold an edge on ice past sheer stupidity? Inquiring minds want to know.
post #18 of 25
as soon as i get the dimensions i'll post them(i forgot). i'm canadian so unless there's fish under it, it ain't ice
these were tested on very condensed, groomed hardpack, common sense for me usually involves heated discussion with people in red or yellow coats you be the judge.
post #19 of 25
So is the foil stiffer then the current 1080s or something?
post #20 of 25
I saw a demo van full of '06 Rossis yesterday. The new B2 looked cool. The one that was a hit though was the Z9 dimensions were something like 126/74/109. One person bought a pair on the spot after skiing them. The Look binding has changed too.
post #21 of 25
asdfd
post #22 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by waxman
Troublemakers-new Big Trouble(fat twin) and troubled youth (junior twin)
Big Trouble!
post #23 of 25
I saw the new B2 on another forum. graphics look nice:

http://www.skipass.com/forums/sports...jet-42484.html
post #24 of 25
That is nice...I think OCC must have sent them to Justin Barnes for those flames!
post #25 of 25
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