Originally Posted by bsimeral
I skied several midfats that skied better than the B5s....Nordica, Volkl, and Dynastar and dealers are saying to themselve...why take the risk and have to dump the inventory.
I'm starting to realize there's no absolute "best" out there. It's all relative.
I demo'd the skis you mentioned (except Nordica), and found them "traditional" (very good, but not thrilling), while the B:5's blew my socks off.
Obviously, not everyone appreciates Metron's radical ski shape. Makes sense! We're all different and employ different styles. Point taken.
However, regarding your point: "taking the risk of dumping inventory", my question is: what inventory?
If everything is sold-out, where's the risk?
I understand that the B:5 and M:11 are advanced skis. However, from what shop owners have told me, the intermediate Metrons are also mostly gone (M:9's, M:10's).
If so, it seems "skidders" are also finding something to their liking.
My point is: dealers put their toe in the water with Metron's this year - as I would have done. The designs were radical, therefore risky.
However, if the Metron stock quickly sold-out, as you and others indicated, and the cash is in the till, what dealer isn't happy?