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post #1 of 14
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New graphics for PMG Bro Models are here. These are low-res versions and still need to be cleaned up and tightened up a bit, but you'll get the idea. Hopefully they will stand out in a crowd These graphics will span across both skis, so when viewed together, you'll get more of a complete picture.

The 192 Fat (144-115-133). Will also be available in a 179 in the same Fat dimensions.


The 179 Bro Model (125-99-114).


The 188 Bro Model (125-99-114).
post #2 of 14
I like, the fats especially.
post #3 of 14
Sounds like things are happening for PMGear to get more consistent quality and, most important, make timely deliveries. Congrats to everyone for keeping the product moving forward in design and manufacturing.
post #4 of 14
Nice work. I agree, the 192 looks good.
post #5 of 14
Nice job! I like the dims on the 179. Least favorite graphics. Still nice though. 192 is sweet.
post #6 of 14
Looks cool, but in a market where everyone has some "cool" graphics on their skis, I would think taking the opposite approach is more likely to stand out. How about a flat black (or other color of choice) ski with the name and only the name in gloss black. Missile graphics, submarine graphics with the bindings as the con tower...so many cool ideas I havent seen yet.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Looks cool, but in a market where everyone has some "cool" graphics on their skis, I would think taking the opposite approach is more likely to stand out. How about a flat black (or other color of choice) ski with the name and only the name in gloss black.
I agree. I like ski designs that are simple and elegent. I am so tired of walking into a shop and ever ski on the wall is designed to appeal to a 16 year old boy.. I guess I am getting to old and skis with a busy design just doesn't do it for me..
post #8 of 14
Looking good, I like that you guys stuck with the classic color scheme.

The black on black thing was done on the K2 Silencer, and it didn't turn out very well.
post #9 of 14
"I am so tired of walking into a shop and ever ski on the wall is designed to appeal to a 16 year old boy.. I guess I am getting to old and skis with a busy design just doesn't do it for me.."

Amen to that!

I'm actually having second thoughts about the Lib Tech NAS with the Parillo screaming monkey design I bought this summer. The skis ended up being a lot hot pinker than they looked online.

But back on topic, I like PMG's color schemes. The pale blue and the rusted orange are nice, muted colors that don't scream at you, but are taken from enough of a different spectrum than what else is out there that they stand out. The new designs are a bit busier, but hey, you gotta switch it up from time to time.

Tyrone, what I'm curious about is how you folks determine length of your skis.

The only reason I ask is because i'm sort of stuck in the 180 range (all of my skis are 180, 181, except for the powder planks which are 185, and 188). While 180 seems to be my sweet size, I also don't want an entire quiver made up of the same length. And 192 seems a bit extreme. So I was wondering how y'all came up with the sizes?

Also, who designed the topsheets this time around? Is it an in-house deal? A democratic deal (where you all submit designs and then vote on the best)?

Give us a little insight!



PS
I noticed you swapped the color scheme of the classic Bro in 179 and 188 (last season the 179 was green and the 188 was blue, now you've made the 188 green and the 179 blue!)
post #10 of 14
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But back on topic, I like PMG's color schemes. The pale blue and the rusted orange are nice, muted colors that don't scream at you, but are taken from enough of a different spectrum than what else is out there that they stand out. The new designs are a bit busier, but hey, you gotta switch it up from time to time.
Thanks Dookey (and everyone else too). They definitely do stand out more, and they definitely are busier...both of which we figured are plusses for us. Sure, not everyone is going to be in love with them...but hopefully some people will dig 'em too.

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Tyrone, what I'm curious about is how you folks determine length of your skis.
Being a small start-up, there's no real rocket science behind it. Basically, people ask us to make certain skis in certain lengths all the time...and if we get enough requests for something, then we simply make it. The 188 length was chosen 3 years ago in this fashion when we were starting up....we simply polled the maggots at TGR (which is where all of the original company founders first 'met') and 188 was the overwhelmingly most popular choice in length for a ski of it's dimensions. So we made it. Then after a year of that....we got requests for something shorter, e.g. a 179. So then we made that. And with the FAT 192, people were consistently asking us for a 110+ waisted ski that was 190+...so uh, guess what we did?

Of course we don't just make anything....although we're small, we'll still do lots of prototyping and such on the stiffness, flex, mount points, etc before we'll move forward with something officially. For instance, I was on a few different versions of the Fat 192 this season...I really didn't like the first version, but then after getting some feedback from me and and some of our big mountain competitors who had other prototypes, Splat really dialed it in until we found something that works well. It's a really fun process

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The only reason I ask is because i'm sort of stuck in the 180 range (all of my skis are 180, 181, except for the powder planks which are 185, and 188). While 180 seems to be my sweet size, I also don't want an entire quiver made up of the same length. And 192 seems a bit extreme. So I was wondering how y'all came up with the sizes?
I hear where you're coming from and quite honestly, I too think that having the Fat version available in a 192 and a 179 leaves a big gap in size choices for a lot of people.

However, down the road they're might be hope for you....there is on the drawing boards something in a 186 length (and a 196 as well), but this ski is very early and prototypes have yet to be made from the CAD files (good bet you'll see more info on these though later in the winter).

And at some point you might want to give the 179 Fat a whirl. 144-115-133 in a 179 is still a big ski.

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Also, who designed the topsheets this time around? Is it an in-house deal? A democratic deal (where you all submit designs and then vote on the best)?
Same guy as last time...TGR poster meatdrink9. He's the guy who actually designed the first generation Bro topsheets and we really like and respect his work, and thus he was a no-brainer to go back to for designs for this generation. We wanted a design that was a different enough from the last ones to stand on thier own, but still would have some relationship to the original graphics so that people would recognize them as being from the same family....as the original designer, MD9 was the logical choice to pull that off.

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Give us a little insight!


Hope that halped! More news to come soon as the unofficial stuff becomes official (I hope)
post #11 of 14
thanks Tyrone!

i'm actually still dialing all my gear in (it's only the second season that I've gotten somewhat hardcore with 40 days minimum in on the slopes and only the second season that i've been on new/shaped gear).

i'm definitely down to try a pair of the 179 fats and would give the 192s a whirl just for the heck of it (MTT got me on his XXL's, which I believe were a 195, last season...they kicked my hiney, but I was grateful for the chance to give 'em a whirl). i'm sure I'll run into you/Splat or some of the other PM crew this coming season, so I'll bug you closer to snow time.
post #12 of 14
They are pretty good looking, but I miss the bomber insignia.
post #13 of 14

Awesome!

Here are my two cents, I have a pair of 192's on order I also really liked the original graphics w/the bomber insignia.

Love the new graphics (and the old ones too!) but i am partial to the blue 179's....would luv them as an option on my 192's when they are born!
post #14 of 14
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FWIW -- The old 188 and 179 Bro Model topsheets can also still be had via special requests. Inquire within (limited quantities though I believe...there are some of these topsheets left, but I don't know how many).
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