This is a GREAT topic. I have always been trying to remember the ski I thought was so impressive when I was a kid (early 1980's) ... I think it was LaCroix. But wasn't there a ski from Luxemborg that was supposed to be top-notch way back then?
Also, Atomic bought Dynamic, and they are test-marketing the brand in the US now. Very select distribution, but lots of European awards. And damn, when I left skiing, Olins were THE product, now ... I have never seen one live!
Again, Phil, I LOVE this topic!
Oh by the way, check out this article about Lacroix return and the bamboo-core Bogner skis (MSRP $3,000)! http://www.skimag.com/skimag/gear/ar...680622,00.html