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Districts were on my porch today. They look great! Now I'm really jonesin'.
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Awesome! until you hit the slopes, why not post your initial impressions regarding build, quality and such. Pics would be good. Congrats.
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Talk about a coincidence. I now have two pairs of Bluehouse skis in my gray house. The workmanship looks great. One interesting thing is they put on a powder mount point on both their MRs and Districts. (The MRs have three mount points: Park/Pipe, Freeride and Powder.)
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Awesome! until you hit the slopes, why not post your initial impressions
They're shiny
post #5 of 28
Next question is .........what bindings are you putting on your BlueHouse?
post #6 of 28
Rossi Axial2 Power 120s on the MRs.

Rossi Axial (not Axial2) Power 140s on the Districts.

BTW - Anyone need a pair of 185cm Nordica Blowers still in plastic?
post #7 of 28
yep - got mine too - they're biggies. Should be fun in snow, can't wait to try em some time.
post #8 of 28
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They're shiny
Yup, big and shiny, but lined up to my other boards, not as big as I was thinking.

Left to right: BH District 187, K2 PE 179, Volant V2 Chubb 175, Rossi Scratch BC Sprayer 176.

The Districts have the free ride and powder lines, they're quite light compared to the other two unmounted pair and surprisingly the tips and tail seem less turned up than any of my other skis. I've read about how the PEs really gain in deep snow ability because of the shape of the tip. I figured the District would be closer to the same.... at least on the same side of the median. I suppose I don't have a very well informed idea of exactly what the median is. But these look pretty shallow to my eye.

They're pretty soft. The flex seems similar to the Chubbs but decidedly softer.

There was a note included that said that all the initial BH skis were tuned in local shop. Sounds cool but I'm still inclined to wax 'em a few times before I break 'em out.

As far as the graphics, they're aight. I like the muted tones with the splash of red and the red sidewalls. I'm kinda partial to non-representational topsheet art though. But... I won't paint these as I want to represent for Jared and Adam. I think it's way cool that they're rolling these out at such an affordable price. Hopefully the product is good and the marketing works for them. I plan to do my part.

Bindings is an interesting question for me. I've got these three pair of skis and two pair of Axial 2 ti and a pair of FKS 12. I was thinking of putting some Fritschis on the Districts as I have a couple of buddies that want me to do some back country/side country with them... but at the moment I'm undecided.
post #9 of 28
btw - nice lava lamps

shagadelic baby yeah
post #10 of 28
got my Districts also -- they promised to ship on 20th -- surprised they came today --so was wife hmmm great way to start a company. under promise over deliver !! now waiting on snow
post #11 of 28
Anybody know what the edge and side bevels on the MR and District were set up or intended as ?
I e:mailed but got no response.

I think I'm going to send my MR's to a tuner so they are set up properly. It says they had them tuned but it may have been a quickie job. . They feel very dull .
post #12 of 28
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Anybody know what the edge and side bevels on the MR and District were set up or intended as ?
I spoke with Jared at Bluehouse and asked him the same question yesterday and he did not know the answer, but said that he would check with Justin, who tuned the skis, and e-mail me the numbers.

I received a reply later that Justin tuned the skis at 0/0. I have not received my skis yet so I can't comment on edge sharpness, but I wonder if they were "tuned" at 0/0 or just "left untouched" at 0/0. I will check the edges when I receive my skis, but I am thinking that a 1/2 edge setting would be more useful.

Did you check how flat the bases were by chance? Did they look good or do they need a grind?
post #13 of 28
They have a very nice tune, including a nice base structure. I didn't measure bevels yet, but the edges look good/sharp. Basically they're giving great service in terms of both quality of tune and shipping practices.
post #14 of 28
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They have a very nice tune, including a nice base structure. I didn't measure bevels yet, but the edges look good/sharp. Basically they're giving great service in terms of both quality of tune and shipping practices.
This sounds positive. I am looking forward to receiving the MRs I ordered.

As for bindings for my MRs, Trekchick, I'm going with Look PX12 Jibs. I have them on other skis, and I like them. More importantly, they are black with a white Look logo which will match the graphics on the ski. Plus the lime green absorber and accents should look nice with the green sidewalls. I figure that even if the skis don't perform well, they can still look good.
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I spoke with Jared at Bluehouse and asked him the same question yesterday and he did not know the answer, but said that he would check with Justin, who tuned the skis, and e-mail me the numbers.

I received a reply later that Justin tuned the skis at 0/0. I have not received my skis yet so I can't comment on edge sharpness, but I wonder if they were "tuned" at 0/0 or just "left untouched" at 0/0. I will check the edges when I receive my skis, but I am thinking that a 1/2 edge setting would be more useful.

Did you check how flat the bases were by chance? Did they look good or do they need a grind?
The bases look nice with evident structure and are flat. The 0 degree side and base would explain the way they felt. Edge tune , wax and away we go
post #16 of 28
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This sounds positive. I am looking forward to receiving the MRs I ordered.

As for bindings for my MRs, Trekchick, I'm going with Look PX12 Jibs. I have them on other skis, and I like them. More importantly, they are black with a white Look logo which will match the graphics on the ski. Plus the lime green absorber and accents should look nice with the green sidewalls. I figure that even if the skis don't perform well, they can still look good.
I have some Solly's with wide brakes I could put on mine. The looks I have available are likely going to end up on my husbands SL's.
I've got three pair of skis that are unmounted, Two of which will need midfat brakes.
Decisions, decisions.
post #17 of 28
http://www.bluehouseskis.com/blog/ read blog on mounting point, basically have the shop measure when mounting as some lines may not match if the skis are from different batches. Very good communication from these guys again.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by CTKook View Post
http://www.bluehouseskis.com/blog/ read blog on mounting point, basically have the shop measure when mounting as some lines may not match if the skis are from different batches. Very good communication from these guys again.
But non specific. If the mounting points don't relate to each other then where would the mounting point actually be ? Center of ski ? Center of narrowest point ? Some place in relation to the distance from the tip ?
post #19 of 28
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But non specific. If the mounting points don't relate to each other then where would the mounting point actually be ? Center of ski ? Center of narrowest point ? Some place in relation to the distance from the tip ?
All it means is that the topsheet was off from one batch to another very slightly. So if the pair of skis a customer receives was pulled from two separate batches, the park/pipe line on the MRs to take an example may diverge between the two skis by a 1/4 inch or so. The park/pipe line should be dead center; the fact that on one ski it's a bit off I guarantee wouldn't be noticed by just about anyone if it were a matched pair. With the mounting point NOT being matched on apair of skis, it might feel a bit funky to a FEW people who's "proprioceptive" antennae are developed enough to notice this...IF the shop didn't do their job and measure anyway like they should. The distance between the marked points -- park/piep, freeride, powder -- seems in all cases to be constant; the only difference seems to be where these points are marked along the running surface of the ski.

Let's say you do want to mount dead center but the park/pipe line on your pairs of skis don't completely align. You can 1) choose one mark on one ski and go with it, which will work fine, or 2) as a metric-driven precise type, actually measure to get the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing that your center-mount is within a mm really and truly dead center. Sorry for killing the dead horse.
post #20 of 28
I'm so bummed that I spaced and forgot about the promotional deal.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by CTKook View Post
All it means is that the topsheet was off from one batch to another very slightly. So if the pair of skis a customer receives was pulled from two separate batches, the park/pipe line on the MRs to take an example may diverge between the two skis by a 1/4 inch or so. The park/pipe line should be dead center; the fact that on one ski it's a bit off I guarantee wouldn't be noticed by just about anyone if it were a matched pair. With the mounting point NOT being matched on apair of skis, it might feel a bit funky to a FEW people who's "proprioceptive" antennae are developed enough to notice this...IF the shop didn't do their job and measure anyway like they should. The distance between the marked points -- park/piep, freeride, powder -- seems in all cases to be constant; the only difference seems to be where these points are marked along the running surface of the ski.

Let's say you do want to mount dead center but the park/pipe line on your pairs of skis don't completely align. You can 1) choose one mark on one ski and go with it, which will work fine, or 2) as a metric-driven precise type, actually measure to get the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing that your center-mount is within a mm really and truly dead center. Sorry for killing the dead horse.
The center point of the ski should be the park and pipe line ? So the freeride line would be whatever distance the lines are from each other from I would assume. Mine vary by nearly an inch so it is hard to judge which is accurate or which I could rely on.
I like the skis but mounting them is getting complicated. If the center point of the ski is the park line then I can find my location by measuring.
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btw - nice lava lamps

shagadelic baby yeah
That is the sickest quiver of lava lamps I've ever seen. :
post #23 of 28
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btw - nice lava lamps

shagadelic baby yeah
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That is the sickest quiver of lava lamps I've ever seen. :
Thanks guys. The first one was a gift, the other six were Craig's List finds. I'm looking for three more then I'll build a display of some sort.

The top sheets on my Districts are off by an eighth of an inch or so. Been wondering about mounting point too. They have a nice tune, bases are flat and edges have a bevel that looks to be about 1*. I don't have anything to measure as precisely as needed, but they're definitely not flat.
post #24 of 28
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The center point of the ski should be the park and pipe line ? So the freeride line would be whatever distance the lines are from each other from I would assume. Mine vary by nearly an inch so it is hard to judge which is accurate or which I could rely on.
I like the skis but mounting them is getting complicated. If the center point of the ski is the park line then I can find my location by measuring.
On my MRs the park/pipe line was basically dead center with about 1/4 inch variance (center mounted is the norm for 100% park/pipe skis, subject to a lot of assumptions about switch, rails, etc.). Sounds like one, or both, of your topsheet graphics are way off if they're an inch apart. You can just measure the actual center and then use the distance between marked linesto determine where to mount, as you suggested. You might want to call Bluehouse and ask them about why they chose those specific lines for freeride and powder before deciding on a specific mounting point, though. Tell them how and where you plan to ski them; ask them what mounts they tested, etc.; see what they recommend for you. They're very receptive to those discussions.
post #25 of 28
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I have some Solly's with wide brakes I could put on mine. The looks I have available are likely going to end up on my husbands SL's.
I've got three pair of skis that are unmounted, Two of which will need midfat brakes.
Decisions, decisions.
Rossi Axial2s with 100mm brakes @backcountry for $99.
post #26 of 28
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Rossi Axial2s with 100mm brakes @backcountry for $99.
AWESOME!
Now, Where are My Blue House Skis!?
Can't really use them just yet, and they are still not behind the shipping time that was promised, but after all this chatter about those who've received theirs, I am beginning to get a tad anxious.
post #27 of 28
The FedEx Truck has driven by my work toward my house twice today.
I think he's tormenting me:
post #28 of 28
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The FedEx Truck has driven by my work toward my house twice today.
I think he's tormenting me:
The FedEx truck finally stopped! YAY!!!

I am impressed with the workmanship of these skis. They definitely took some pride in what they did.

I'm hoping that my weak blonde brain can sort out the binding mount stuff, but so far, it looks pretty clear cut.
Now, where's the snow?
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