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post #1 of 97
Thread Starter 
The use of vehicles as a metaphor to describe particular skis is very useful when describing performance aspects to non-skiers or newbies. Your skis, like your car says a lot about you.

This was alluded to in the "de-tuning slalom skis" thread and got me thinking.

If your skis were a car, which car would they be, and why?
post #2 of 97
Thread Starter 

I'll start

My Volkl 724 Pros are like a four wheel drive pick-up: Fast on the smooth but really happier in the rough.
post #3 of 97
My Metrons are like an Infiniti FX45. A SUV that can handle like a sports car.
post #4 of 97
Thread Starter 
My best mate's Fischer RX8s are like a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T: You could drive them slowly, but why would you?
post #5 of 97
Atomic SL 9's=Audi A-8(power and style)
post #6 of 97
Skis to me are no more than tires/ The Skier is the engine and chassis.

SOOO? what are my skis like when I am on them?
Ever seem a racing truck 18 wheeler??
MTT
post #7 of 97
Well, this is interesting, because I've often heard this sort of metaphor applied to Volants. I would say they ride like a Cadillac Sedan DeVille (I'd say Rolles Royce[sp?] but I've never been in one), but they're built like a Delorean.
post #8 of 97
My old Kästle Super-Gs are a Dodge Super Bee.
I'm hoping my new Fischer WC SCs will be a Porsche 928S or 944 turbo.
post #9 of 97
This is how i regard most of my slalom skis, no frills:
http://www.supercars.net/Pics?viewPic=y&source=car&id=3185&p=2005_ultima_gt r-1.jpg&y=2005&m=Ultima&o=GTR%20640

In addition to the Ultima, a Koenigsegg CCR, and Ferrari Enzo might be good descriptions of my race skis (GS/SL).

Later

GREG
post #10 of 97
05 salomon race stock sl's = lotus elise extreamly quick and agile while still being moderatly fast

210 world cup salomon downhills = jet car need i say more
post #11 of 97

!

Stockli SC & SL's are kinda like my car, an 00' C-5 Vette.

It can corner (1.0 g's on the skid pad)

It can accelerate purty quick .. 0 to 100 in under twelve ... top of 171.

Like the skis, I'm not saying I do them or the car justice.

Top of the new C-6 is 186 .... stock "out of the box" base 6 speed, base car.
post #12 of 97
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
My Metrons are like an Infiniti FX45. A SUV that can handle like a sports car.
I was going to say that the b5s are like a Porche Cayenne for the same reason, but I've not driven one.

The RX8s are more like an Acura NSX. Not really a race car, but almost.
post #13 of 97
Thread Starter 
I think my Dynastar Omecarve 10s might be like a Mini: Corner like nothing else, and accelerate fast, but lack a little in the top end simply because they are so damn small.
post #14 of 97
This is nice but to participate I´d need as much experience with cars as I have with skis. Which, unfortunately but logically, I don´t have.

Otoh, our SNOW mag published its own small ski test last winter where ski were compared to WOMEN. A very unusual, original, and, yes, controversial idea. Probably impossible in US. Done in a very decent and intelligent way but some sexism still involved, at least according to your standards, I guess.

Sorry, didn´t want to hijack the thread.
Btw, I wasn´t involved. I just saw it when it appeared. They told me later they were afraid of what I as the mag´s ski test and gear expert would say...
post #15 of 97
Volkl AC3 & Nissan Pathfinder..... plow through anything..
post #16 of 97
A Corvette...who buys GM products anymore? Oh yeah, someone who likes visiting their dealership. I've got a buddy with a 4 cylendar Subaru that can outrun the corvettes...for 15 grand less.
post #17 of 97
1080s...
hmmm
a subaru RS rally car. not much bite, but lots of fun
post #18 of 97
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Originally Posted by Forrester
A Corvette...who buys GM products anymore? Oh yeah, someone who likes visiting their dealership. I've got a buddy with a 4 cylendar Subaru that can outrun the corvettes...for 15 grand less.
I will believe that when I see it. Maybe with $15,000 worth of mods.:

Mind you, I can think of a few 4-cylinder Suzukis that will outperform the Corvette on a road course.
post #19 of 97
The Imprezea STi will outrun a stock Corvette off the lot...and you won't be replacing your alternator and water pump after 60,000 miles. Plus you won't look like one of those guys with self-esteem issues.
post #20 of 97
My P40-platinums reminded me of my Mini Cooper. Zippy, agile, but just a notch above a 2 seater in versatility.

My SX-10 reminds me of a Beemer 330. Fast, accurate, dependable, and fairy comfy.

My aging Volkl Vertigo reminds me of my '98 Pontiac minivan. Huge yawn factor. It gets me where I want to go. No muss, no fuss, but no excitment.
post #21 of 97
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Originally Posted by checkracer
Otoh, our SNOW mag published its own small ski test last winter where ski were compared to WOMEN. A very unusual, original, and, yes, controversial idea. Probably impossible in US. Done in a very decent and intelligent way but some sexism still involved, at least according to your standards, I guess.
Are you saying that you do have sufficient experience to do this?

BTW, is it on the web (in English)? I'd love to read it!
post #22 of 97
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Originally Posted by ssh
I was going to say that the b5s are like a Porche Cayenne for the same reason, but I've not driven one.

The RX8s are more like an Acura NSX. Not really a race car, but almost.
I think I figured something out: I buy great skis because I can't afford awesome vehicles...
post #23 of 97
My Volant Platinums were like a Volvo XC90. Heavy, solid and would go through anything.

My Elan Steaths are like a Lotus Elise, nimble, tight and nervous like a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

My Father-in-laws Dynastar 64's are like my Miata. Looooves the turns.
post #24 of 97
Umm. What's the car equivalent of demo bindings?
post #25 of 97
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Originally Posted by comprex
Umm. What's the car equivalent of demo bindings?
Chevy Lumina
Ford Taurus
Chrysler Sebring?
post #26 of 97
Volkl Mantra's = F-e-r-r-a-r-i

I can prove it:

http://www.biglines.com/photos_large.php?picid=44015
post #27 of 97
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
My Metrons are like an Infiniti FX45. A SUV that can handle like a sports car.
Spoken like a true Infinity salesperson! Where were you in January I'll take that Cayenne thank you!
post #28 of 97
Head 1100 Chips. BMW 530XI. Stable, nimble, fast, Excellent handling, good road feedback and adaptive to many conditions.
post #29 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex
Umm. What's the car equivalent of demo bindings?
Test driving a car with the salesman in the passenger seat.
post #30 of 97
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Originally Posted by Finndog
Spoken like a true Infinity salesperson! Where were you in January I'll take that Cayenne thank you!
It's I N F I N I T I, Mr Smarty pants . The Cayenne is definately of the same vein though. I will take it one step further, the B5 is like the Cayenne TURBO. :
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