or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Exotic Ski Reviews? - Page 2

post #31 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam
I got out on a pair of unlisted exotics at Breckenridge..an all Carbon ski called Wally (or even wallys)...I think they make yachting carbon fiber hulls primarily and that skis are a vanity production...they were light, easy turning and floaty at Breckenridge. any one else ever ride a Wally??/
They are product of a small factory in the east of Germany (Saxonia) a few miles off the German/Czech border.
The owner/manufacturer is Roland Voigt (www.spezialski.de) and he also made the Bogner and Indigo skis.
A few years back we (Roland, me, two friends of mine) considered establishing a new company but at he end did not. I was actively involved in the development and testing of Sliver which were a short-time project of high-end race skis made by the VR factory.
post #32 of 66
Man. I like those SnowRiders. I would love to click in to a pair of those!
post #33 of 66
Scotty Bob's did a demo at ABasin in May, strictly tele skis, handmade in Silverton, CO. rumor that they make prototype an alpine, but they vehemently deny the truth of that rumor.
post #34 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam
I got out on a pair of unlisted exotics at Breckenridge..an all Carbon ski called Wally (or even wallys)...I think they make yachting carbon fiber hulls primarily and that skis are a vanity production...they were light, easy turning and floaty at Breckenridge. any one else ever ride a Wally??/
No. I would not be seen dead on them if you paid me.

If they removed the name it would be a different matter.

On this side of the Atlantic a 'wally' means the same as a 'knobhead' or a 'berk'.
post #35 of 66
what do "knobhead" and "berk" mean on this side of the atlantic?
post #36 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJP
what do "knobhead" and "berk" mean on this side of the atlantic?
Google it and find out for yourself.

What does a 'rain cheque' mean on this side of the Atlantic ?
post #37 of 66
I'm figuring something different than rain check over here
post #38 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canyons
Man. I like those SnowRiders. I would love to click in to a pair of those!
If you really mean that try www.edelwiser.com as well. (Or directly the English version http://97442d5b00ce0fc2.edelwiser.com/en/) They are the same make but you get the possibility to choose a design of your own.
post #39 of 66
I'm not much of a teli skier....well that's an understatement, however, I have demoed the Scottybob and must say it is the best looking ski I have ever seen!
post #40 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by checkracer
If you really mean that try www.edelwiser.com as well. (Or directly the English version http://97442d5b00ce0fc2.edelwiser.com/en/) They are the same make but you get the possibility to choose a design of your own.
Interesting: might have to.

From the 162cm Allround Snowrider page:
Quote:
Empfehlungen:
50kg - max. 80kg Körpergewicht, unabhängig von der Körpergröße
Snowrider doesn't offer a 172cm Allround model? <sigh>
post #41 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex
Snowrider doesn't offer a 172cm Allround model? <sigh>
If you click (www.spezialski.de) on Alpinski on the left you find two 172 cm models (80 and 70 mm).
You´re right with the recommended weigts. I can´t speak for the manufacturer but I don´t think a less aggressive skier with 85 kg should have any problems, especially in soft snow. Heavyweights are better off on the titanal Race skis.

Just don´t hesitate to ask the Edelwiser people per email. (There used to be a slight problem with English directly at spezialski.)
post #42 of 66
Has anyone out there actually skied the Bogners? Are they noodles? They are purdy...but I wonder whether they are just for people to be seen with? Personally, I have never seen a pair on the snow.
post #43 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canyons
Has anyone out there actually skied the Bogners? Are they noodles? They are purdy...but I wonder whether they are just for people to be seen with? Personally, I have never seen a pair on the snow.
They were strictly limited (2,000 pairs - I don´t remember exactly) so that the chance of seeing them is not that big.
Of course I never skied them (although I know the manufacturer well and probably could) but, considering the construction and other Voigt´s skis, I think they are pretty good.
post #44 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam
I got out on a pair of unlisted exotics at Breckenridge..an all Carbon ski called Wally (or even wallys)...I think they make yachting carbon fiber hulls primarily and that skis are a vanity production...they were light, easy turning and floaty at Breckenridge. any one else ever ride a Wally??/
I was going to mention Wally http://www.wally.com/jumpch.asp?idCh...r=0&attivo=3-1

They make some nifty boats as well

post #45 of 66
Wally skis:
I somehow forgot to react. They are also made by the Voigt factory (www.spezialski.de).
post #46 of 66
Lord Vader, your boat is ready...
post #47 of 66
I'm still trying to figure out 'knobhead" and Berk (and rain check or is that cheque)...and which side of the atlantic am I on anyway?
post #48 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam
I'm still trying to figure out 'knobhead" and Berk (and rain check or is that cheque)...and which side of the atlantic am I on anyway?
the best damn side there is!
post #49 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam
I'm still trying to figure out 'knobhead" and Berk (and rain check or is that cheque)...and which side of the atlantic am I on anyway?
For "Knob" read "Dick"


Quote:
Originally Posted by RJP
the best damn side there is!
Iceland?
post #50 of 66
Thread Starter 
Just got a new link for a Swedish line of "all mountain" skis made by the same crew who makes the Bumtribe powder ski....anyone try these yet?

http://www.rideaskis.com/

If anyone has skied any boards listed at http://www.exoticskis.com , let us know!

3 cheers for the small, independent ski manufacturers !
post #51 of 66

Extrem - Sweet O's

I have tried out the new Extrem Sweet O and what a nice ski. They have fat tips and tails, and just enough flex to allow these puppies to go over anything....!!!! They are a wicked ski. I had Solomans as well and there is no way I would have gone down some of the Triple blacks in those. The sweet O gave me confidence to go anywhere...!...wahooo, they are awesome.
post #52 of 66
http://www.rideaskis.com/ Has some fantastic photos on their site. Just click on the "photos" button. I am unfamiliar with their skis as with the other Swedish ski/snowboard company Extrem http://www.extrem.se . However, Sweden produces a lot of well designed, quality products from fighter jets to Häglofs and Hestra.
post #53 of 66
Now that DB is dead, anyone know if either partner is going to continue making skis with the same general design, sans production problems?
post #54 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by beyond
Now that DB is dead, anyone know if either partner is going to continue making skis with the same general design, sans production problems?
Yes.

Drake is moving forward with Drake Powderworks. Their new designs looks amazing: www.dpskis.com

Boinay is also moving ahead with a separate company based somewhere in Euro...that's about all I know however.
post #55 of 66
Check, the Blossom are built in Lombardy, the town name is Chiavenna, on the road to
Madesimo or St. Moritz. That's right, they're a Spalding (formerly Persenico, then Spalding, then Prime) offspring of sort, but just because the town is the same...
www.blossomski.com
www.blossom.suinternet.com/menu/menutop.html

The interesting models IMHO are the "Canalone", a fat ski, named after Madesimo most famous run (which has now officially been classified as off-piste itinerary; but don't expect deep powder all the time since it's in-bound)
and the "Wolf and moon" , which this season is offered as a twin tip (at least the pair I saw in a shop last week were twin tips), both can be seen aunder the "Freeride" section of the catalog

Canalone
http://www.blossom.suinternet.com/se...b/canalone.gif

Wolf and Moon
http://www.blossom.suinternet.com/se...e/web/wolf.gif

The tops can be customized.
Prices of both models are 390€ w/o bindings. Quite reasonable...
post #56 of 66
Heard about the Wally ski a lot, they sent me some information on it...Demos seems to be impossible to find. Would like some extra feedback on them..They do make yachts also. Five ski models availble, no binding....
post #57 of 66
For what it's worth:
I skied a pair of Lacroix (don't remember or care what model) just for one day (thank God) back in 1985 out at Steamboat on a powder day....and boy did they SUCK. Worst skis I've ever been on and couldn't wait to get back on the Dynastar MV 5's. I heard they were a great powder ski but I wouldn't even make a chair out of them....way too soft for my liking...even in powder.
Maybe they are better now but WOW what a disaster those things were....
post #58 of 66
I second Tyrones take on the Bro model,

For people that take offense to K2 having their manufacturing moved to China, take a good look at the Bro skiis made by PMGear. Their marketing (or lack of )leaves something to be desired but if you do some research you'll see this is a company to stand behind. A group of U.S. guys wanted some great boards and used the feedback of the TGR minions and other people to R&D and put together some skiis. Skiis designed, tested and endorsed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. These ain't no Deer Valley glamour boy skiis (not that here's naything wrong w/Deer Valley).

Read the history of these on TGR forums and you may get in the groove also. My 135 pounds is waiting for the 179's to be reviewed, if they pass the muster they'll be in the mix.

A tip of the hat for the Gents at PMgear for going through hell and high water to get out and stand behind their product.
post #59 of 66
Thread Starter 

Thumbs Up for Small-Manufacturers

Good to hear positive reviews of small ski manufacturers!!!!
PMGear can be found at:

http://www.pmgearusa.com/

Find and support more independent ski makers as much as you can..!

Over 100 manufacturers listed at:
http://www.exoticskis.com
post #60 of 66
Bobbie Burns is still making "The Ski" in Sun Valley. www.theski.us
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Member Gear Reviews