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Here are some pics of my new skis, they are Salomon 1080 CR Johnson LAB 180's. I plan on pairing these skis with Nordica supercharger Boots. The combo is basically a 50/50 park/allmountain ski that can go anywhere. I got them from a ski swap brand new with some decent tyrolia bindings. they came in the plastic never drilled. i paid 320 for the deal! what do you think? here are the pics.




post #2 of 20
Go Blue!!!! Die Osu Scum!
post #3 of 20
Like the set...hate the Wolverines.

Besides the 1cm, what is the difference between the CRLabs and the normal Spaceframe 181 1080's? Any non-graphical difference? If so, is there a difference between the CRLabs and the Candide Labs?
post #4 of 20
The LAB 1080s have a wood core, afaik, and are significantly stiffer. They also have a different base that absorbs wax better than the one on a normal 1080.
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You oughtta post those pics here.
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not wood

I'm fairly certain that the LAB 1080's just have a denser foam monocoque core than the regular 1080's, not a wood core, so they are stiffer, but are still very light. They also have a race base to them.
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Originally Posted by SwitchSki View Post
I'm fairly certain that the LAB 1080's just have a denser foam monocoque core than the regular 1080's, not a wood core, so they are stiffer, but are still very light. They also have a race base to them.
This is from Steep and Cheap, where I got mine.
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Dimensions:
[168cm] 110/77/102mm; [180cm] 113/79/106mm

Turn Radius:
[168cm] 19.1m; [180cm] 20.5m

Top Sheet:
Spaceframe Monocoque Composite with Dynamic Power platform

Core Material:
Isocell complex

Base Material:
Graphite UHMW
post #8 of 20
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2-turn do you love them? are there any disadvantages?
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2-turn do you love them? are there any disadvantages?
I just got them last week and they're not even mounted yet. But I liked the 1080, except they were a bit flimsy, these are the same but beefier, so I suspect I will love them.
post #10 of 20
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how much?
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Originally Posted by mgoblue06 View Post
how much?
$227 with shipping, so you got a pair of bindings for $90, plus the fact you got to see what you bought. We both did well.
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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post
This is from Steep and Cheap, where I got mine.
I guess I'm wrong, must be a milled foam core vs an injected one.
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I guess I'm wrong, must be a milled foam core vs an injected one.
Only the cheapest of skis are injected foam core- i.e., junior skis and entry level package crap found at Sports Authority. The foam material that is in "isocell" skis from Salomon and Rossignol is very different from the foam material in a garbage ski. To my knowledge, the only foam injected Salomon skis are the 1080 Fish and Flyer.
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so what is the conclusion great deal?
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You oughtta post those pics here.
Or if you're a woman, you can post them HERE
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so what is the conclusion great deal?
Um, er, uh.....not terrible? Of course, I'm not a big fan of fiberglass cap skis, caps should be made of steel dammit!
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so what is the conclusion great deal?
Those SAC skis are now offered on EBAY for $350+ by scum taking advantage of SAC. You could have gotten just skis for $227 without bindings if you were lucky to watch SAC when they were offered, but still would've had to buy bindings. You got a great pair of brand new skis and bindings for $320, so yes, you got a great deal.
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There was a big debate on tgr about people who resell SAC items. I don't think taking advantage of supply and demand makes someone scum. Shortly after the cheap solly AK labs were on SAC, they were on ebay for more money. People missed the skis on SAC, so they can buy them on ebay for a more expensive, yet still good price. Where's the scumminess in that?
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There was a big debate on tgr about people who resell SAC items. I don't think taking advantage of supply and demand makes someone scum. Shortly after the cheap solly AK labs were on SAC, they were on ebay for more money. People missed the skis on SAC, so they can buy them on ebay for a more expensive, yet still good price. Where's the scumminess in that?
I know what you're saying, but when I started following SAC, it was an insider type place, sales lasted into the afternoon and I had time to call friends, or post on message boards to let them know of a good deal. I also passed on good deals that I knew I could resell, to let someone else have a chance to get it. Also, the markdowns generally AVERAGED about 75%. Now, a good deal could sell out in 10 minutes, and the markdowns are more like 50-60%, partly because of the popularity of the site, which I don't have a problem with, but a lot of it has to do with profiteers. Not only have EBAY profiteers jacked up the price, but they reduced the availability, and thats what sucks.
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I know what you're saying, but when I started following SAC, it was an insider type place, sales lasted into the afternoon and I had time to call friends, or post on message boards to let them know of a good deal. I also passed on good deals that I knew I could resell, to let someone else have a chance to get it. Also, the markdowns generally AVERAGED about 75%. Now, a good deal could sell out in 10 minutes, and the markdowns are more like 50-60%, partly because of the popularity of the site, which I don't have a problem with, but a lot of it has to do with profiteers. Not only have EBAY profiteers jacked up the price, but they reduced the availability, and thats what sucks.
For a list of what's been offered on SAC, check out this EBAYer, onefastgsr, looks like 98% of the items he sold has been on SAC a week before he sold it. There's a boon to society.
Bottom feeders, I tell Ya.
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