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Top-5 mostly sold-out models 2005-2006

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
If you are a ski-shop owner then ok!
If not then give your estimation.
Give your Top-5 mostly sold-out models for the winter season 2005-2006.

For my country (Greece) is:
Atomic Metron M:9
Rossignol Zenith5
Salomon StreetRacer10
Volk ac3
Head xrc800

What’s your opinion?
post #2 of 26
Nordie Hot Rod Top Fuels are tough to find.

More so the high end womans skis..because they just don't make a lot of them.
post #3 of 26
I agree with Phil on the womens skis. K2 kind of has that segment locked up.
I got my wife a pair of Lota Luv's and they were tough to find and a little more than I would expect to pay at the end of season.
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Nordie Hot Rod Top Fuels are tough to find.

More so the high end womans skis..because they just don't make a lot of them.
Totally agree! Everybody around here sold out of the K2 Lotta Luvs, and fast. The high-end womens' only shop in Boulder was hard pressed to find any of them after Christmas, and had trouble locating the Phat Luvs shortly thereafter!
post #5 of 26
I talked to my local ski shop owner and he said he had trouble keeping any of the metrons in stock. He specifically mentioned the m:11. I had alot of trouble finding my m:9s in 164 for a reasonable price. It must be a very common size.
post #6 of 26
There are no Burnin' Luv's in the UK. Luckily I got the missus her pair right at the start of the season.
post #7 of 26
It is rumored that K2 has had some production problems over in China-they couldn't even fill our preseason order. It may not be coincidence that they are only rolling out 1 new mid to high-end ski next year: everything else will be identical to the past several. And, they won't be making current-model flat skis in the Apache stuff anymore. They would have been able to sell alot more skis this year, had they been available.
post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese

Nordie Hot Rod Top Fuels are tough to find.
Around here I have seen 3 shops with the Top Fule the last time I was out muddling about. Some with several pairs. There was even a pair with my name on it.
post #9 of 26
Legend Pro's and 8800's were pretty hard to find from reports I saw this year.

Most shops that did bring them in didn't have them very long.
post #10 of 26
Funny, I would have thought from all the post that any ski wider then 80mm would be on that list. Locally you can ot find a Volkl Gotama to save your life. Nor the Mantra. Can't find a flat K2 Outlaw or Recon but plenty of the K2 Outlaw and Recon system skis. The Atomic Metron line isn't all that popular here in Utah. However I do see a lot of Instructors on them. The Dynastar 8000 and 8800 are popular here and have near cult status at Alta. That might have something to do with Jeromy Nobis living in Sandy and skiing at Alta and Snowbird. Another weird cult ski is the Sid Vicious. Not so strange if you are 30 or younger, but this is with guys in thier 40s and 50s! As one guy said it is ugly as H*ll with a beautiful ride.
post #11 of 26
I could not find a pair of Top Fuels to demo anywhere in Summit or Eagle County. I called a ton of shops, only to be told that they carried up to the nitrous. Double Diamond in Lionshead had them, but wouldn't let me try them. I was really disappointed, as that was what I was looking forward to trying. SL sidecuts aren't as much fun to me when you have huge, wide trails like you do in Vail. (wound up with B5's)
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Utah49
Can't find a flat K2 Outlaw or Recon but plenty of the K2 Outlaw and Recon system skis.
Kind of tells you something about the skiing public's idea of being forced to buy system skis, doesn't it?

I jumped into buying the flat Recons this year, even though I probably could have eked out another season on the XP's, because I didn't want to spend the bucks for the system ski. (It's kind of a choice between a season pass and bindings for me financially.)
post #13 of 26
Skis that I have been unable to re-order after approx Jan 1st.

Nordica: Top Fuel, Nitrous.
Volkl: Mantra
K2: Luv series (except Tru Luv) Apache Series (except X, & Outlaw)
Dynastar: Legend Series
Salomon: Siam 7, 1080 Gun.
Atomic: B5
Rossi: B2, Z9
Armada: Everything
4Frnt: Everything

This is a partial list of course

SJ
post #14 of 26
For your 80mm waist + skis :
1. Karma's
2. Foils
3. Chronics

And then Sierra coved Armada and 4Frnt
post #15 of 26
Mantras and Gotamas.
post #16 of 26
Good move no point in haveing new ski and bindings if you can'y afford to have a pass.
I have never been a fan of hostage plates and ski binding systems. Might have to write K2 a letter. No sure what good it would do but at least they will know that someone who has bought thier product in the past won't be spending any hard earned money on a K2 system.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching
It is rumored that K2 has had some production problems over in China-they couldn't even fill our preseason order. It may not be coincidence that they are only rolling out 1 new mid to high-end ski next year: everything else will be identical to the past several. And, they won't be making current-model flat skis in the Apache stuff anymore. They would have been able to sell alot more skis this year, had they been available.
Ironic dawg,

Didn't K2 go to China for better production. The traded cheaper labor for inferoir production and lost sales because of no inventory. Way to sell out K2. You reap what you sow. . . . KARMA . . . sucks doesn't it.
post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by SierraJim
Skis that I have been unable to re-order after approx Jan 1st.

....
Volkl: Mantra
...

This is a partial list of course

SJ
Thats a #### SJ, my son will be in LA for 10 days from the end of next week and I was hoping he might be able to pick up either some Mantras or 06 AC4's in the run-out sales. US prices are always approximately 1/2 the retail here in Australia. The only discounted skis we get here are models that are 18 months old or older.
post #19 of 26
Taxman:

Unfortunately, I think your son may have a tough time finding those. The fact is, that the highest buzz models are seldom readily available when the spring sales start. Skiers that want something specific (especially from Volkl or K2) have learned that the first price break is the best time to shop. Waiting until the final bell and the lowest prices often leads to disappoinment. OTH, skiers that do choose to wait can often find great deals on great skis (just maybe not the ones they have their hearts set upon).

SJ
post #20 of 26
Head Monster 88 were sold out for the season as of early Jan according to my contacts. Only inventory was what was left in shops.
post #21 of 26

05 Atomic M:EX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taxman
Thats a #### SJ, my son will be in LA for 10 days from the end of next week and I was hoping he might be able to pick up either some Mantras or 06 AC4's in the run-out sales. US prices are always approximately 1/2 the retail here in Australia. The only discounted skis we get here are models that are 18 months old or older.
Judging by whats still available on ebay you may be able to find some Atomic M:EX's for excellent prices . I paid $399.00 USD for mine with bindings. Rossi B3's seem to also be out there for reasonable cost. both are similar to the skis
you mention.
post #22 of 26
Thanks xc41, I'm currently skiing an AC3 and was looking for something with slightly better crud busting capabilities for off-piste adventures. I'm familiar with the Volkls, having skied the AC3, 724EXP and Karma.... I might just have to pay retail (when they are available); although I'm playing with the idea of using a B3 in an AT setup.
post #23 of 26
.... looking over the list, here are some of the skis that have been mentioned on this thread that are available in with binding packages at:

Closeouts: http://www.skinetsports.com/html/closeoutsFrame.html
Shop Site Main Page: http://www.skinetsports.com



Volk ac3
Lota Luv's
Burnin' Luv's
Nordica: Top Fuel
Rossi: B2
Head Monster 88


I have bought two pair, phat luv and pocket rockets, over the last two years from this site. Have to phone in to place an order.

Yea, I would like to see some deals on the phat skis.
post #24 of 26
My RIPsticks were pretty hard to find at shops.
post #25 of 26
Hard to find in New England: Volkl All Stars.
post #26 of 26
[quote=Utah49] The Dynastar 8000 and 8800 are popular here and have near cult status at Alta."

Funny but those two skis are wildly popular at Mad River Glen as well, especially the 8800's. As for womens skis I could not agree more as I have been peaking around for a ski for my daughter. Almost better to go with a short park ski. BTW there are tons of womens dedicated powder skis in the 2007 ski lines.

Alfonse
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