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eBay find - Head XP-100 / 177cm - no bids

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
FYI: http://cgi.ebay.com/Head-XP-100-177c...QQcmdZViewItem

No bids; expires in 7 hours; starting at $80 plus shipping.

I'm NOT the seller; just noticed these because I happen to have picked up an identical pair over the summer and am looking forward to the first day on snow to try them out.

This is the same ski as newer Head i.c200 and has generated strong opinions:

Pro: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ghlight=xp-100 ; http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ghlight=xp-100

Con ("evil clown shoes"; "demented carnival ride") -- http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...il+clown+shoes
post #2 of 13
When you post the review, let us know whether your boots have been ground/balanced.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex
When you post the review, let us know whether your boots have been ground/balanced.
huh?
post #4 of 13
I've a theory about those pro/con reviews: folks with less muscle-supported balance in their boots enjoyed these skis more.

So, I want to know whether you had footbeds done or boot soles planed as part of your review.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Those weren't my reviews - just prior posts here on epic. I haven't gotten out on these yet, just picked them up last summer (based on combination of good deal and these reviews). When time comes I'll post a review but for now, I just wanted to clue folks in to an eBay steal. Still no bids, 4:49 to go.
post #6 of 13
shsssh
Stop promoting these,I was going to buy them.
post #7 of 13
Hey comprex,

From what I understand of your post, you believe that a more anatomically correct fit of the boot, i.e more skeletal support from the foot bones and ankle, less from muscle stabilisation, will yield better results.
Is this not true of all skis??

Anyway I have a pair of new Fischer MX pros and custom footbeds, I expect this combination to rip with the xp100.

I'll post a review sometime in December if I'm lucky enough to win.

regards.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
sorry rotorhead, i meant to point out those look REALLY crappy. evil clown shoes, demented carnival ride, etc.
post #9 of 13
ts01,
Thanks thats more like it.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
rh - how'd it turn out?
post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex
When you post the review, let us know whether your boots have been ground/balanced.
I already posted strongly positive reviews and indeed, my boots have been ground ... in fact, by BudH, himself, a year or two b4 he joined Epic.

Its a funny thing, but a heavy, stiff ski with a 123-68-106 sidecut doesn't seem all that radical any more, does it? I know there were other skis like this occasionally on the market (Checkracer has posted on this subject) but I think I could make a fair argument that the xp100 is certainly a / the predecessor to the current spate of B5-like skis.

Tom / PM
post #12 of 13
rotorhead, more feedback is always good. I admit to being curious about Fischer boots, but I was honestly thinking more about front-to-back balance, as we'd previously jawed about in the Disadvantages of longer skis in powder thread.

It's probably a very good thing I didn't bid on those: about the second thing I'd do with a ski like that is attempt to hunt down a Nordica X-Balance plate for it . No more projects this month.
post #13 of 13
Well I won them, payed $102 all said and done. Hopefully the skis are in good shape. Looking forward to ripping up the hills on them.

As for the Fischer boots, I can not say how they ski yet, but they do seem to have a smooth flex and apart from the hideous colour and slightly weak looking buckles, they seem like a well made boot.

To fit my custom footbed , I had to remove the original footbed and the plastic insert that the liner sits on. Just to give the boot enough volume in the second buckle area.

I have found the Somatec technology to allow for a more natural forward flex.

Hopefully this will allow me to get the most out of these highly shaped carving skis.
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