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Bandit XXXX

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I've seen them, but from what I understand only people sponsored by Rossi have them - they're not for sale to the public. They look just like XXXs but much wider (and obviously with an extra X on the graphic...)
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Does anyone have access to a WC form? Or even a proform may have them on it. I bet they can be had if you know the right people, and those people have the right paperwork . As we mentioned in the Elan thread, there are loop holes. I wonder what the construction is... anyone??
Later
GREG
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Hugo Harrison has a pair. There's virtually no sidecut to them.
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The XXXX was originally developed for sponsored athletes to use in really big mountain(read heli,Alaska or backcountry). The first ones were 198s and used DH constuction. When the red and black(darth maul graphics) came out there were two versions in 186 and 195(going from memory here). The 186 used isocore (microcell on steroids)in a traditional construction. The 195 was again DH based, both had twin tips and evolved into the current XXX, with the same sidecut but construction differed from the XXXXs in that they are way easier to ski and better suited to a wider cross section of the skiig public. The current XXXX is a 195 and is very wide with about a 45m turn radius. In Canada the have the same graphic as the XXX but with Hugo Harrisson Team Rider graphic around the Xs on the tail.
Having been on them, and seen really good skiers ski them, if they haven't been offered to you, you probably don't need or want them. I only got to ski them because I mounted them and I will stick to regular XXX thanks. Even some of the cliff jumping super freaks feel the same way, they need lots of weight or lots of speed to work well.
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Bandit XXXX

I keep hearing rumers of these and I am a little curious about them. I am not very interested in getting a pair as I just ordered my Nordica Beast 92 TT's but I would like some info on them. Does anyone have any inside scoop that I don't know?
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