Originally Posted by nhskier
You're telling me this is a hot deal, xdog1!!!! That's an unthinkable price for a new set of 8000s. Probably the wholesale price which is amazing for a high demand ski. I just bought them with p10s for $679 which I thought was choice! If you haven't skied the 8000 yet, you're going to love it. Fantastic in pow and great edge grip. Most fun I've ever had on a ski!!
Wow, I'm glad I jumped on it. They have a crapload of 4800's for $295 as well.
Almost went that route, but talked myself into going for the extra $50. (short conversation, went "C'mon X, don't be a cheapass!")
As for ski bags, if you value those boards, and air travel mostly with 1 pair of skis, I'd go Sportube. You wouldn't believe the things Delta has done to my poor High Sierra padded double bag. It used to have wheels, and it's not supposed to be ventilated.