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Since there has been much discussion on the graphic mounting points, I thought I'd post a picture of my BlueHouse Skis(171) mounted up side by side with my new Blizzard Titan Eos(166) with system bindings.

I printed a lot of the posts/discussions of the possible mounting graphix issues, as well as information from the BlueHouseSki web site, and took them to the Don Orr Ski Shop. I talked to one of the techs about how I'd most likely use these.

When I picked them up, I talked to Dan, and Mason, both of which were intrigued by this ski. Dan, was the tech who actually mounted the bindings, and said, that he can't really tell how great the ski is without actually skiing it, but, with tongue in cheek, he said, "I can tell you it held a screw nicely, and that is not always the case."
When asked about the mounting points in the graphix, he said, "They were fairly accurate, but we didn't go by them, because we have tape measures and know how to use them"(again, with a tone of levity)
The one thing that Mason noticed is that the base could have used a trip through the stone grinder, and definitely a few coats of wax. He's right.


It was fun chatting with these guys about the skis, and the attention they gave to them. Good guys!
So here they are, side by side with my Blizzard Titan Eos.:
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Since there has been much discussion on the graphic mounting points, I thought I'd post a picture of my BlueHouse Skis(171) mounted up side by side with my new Blizzard Titan Eos(166) with system bindings.

I printed a lot of the posts/discussions of the possible mounting graphix issues, as well as information from the BlueHouseSki web site, and took them to the Don Orr Ski Shop. I talked to one of the techs about how I'd most likely use these.

When I picked them up, I talked to Dan, and Mason, both of which were intrigued by this ski. Dan, was the tech who actually mounted the bindings, and said, that he can't really tell how great the ski is without actually skiing it, but, with tongue in cheek, he said, "I can tell you it held a screw nicely, and that is not always the case."
When asked about the mounting points in the graphix, he said, "They were fairly accurate, but we didn't go by them, because we have tape measures and know how to use them"(again, with a tone of levity)
The one thing that Mason noticed is that the base could have used a trip through the stone grinder, and definitely a few coats of wax. He's right.


It was fun chatting with these guys about the skis, and the attention they gave to them. Good guys!
So here they are, side by side with my Blizzard Titan Eos.:
Congrats!

It sounds like a first class group of Tech's. It is interesting how much further forward the Bluehouse are mounted compared to the Blizzards. I've seen this variation from manufacturer to manufacturer on my own skis.

Now all we need is snow.

Michael
post #3 of 15
Hey, Trek, it's been wet enough, why haven't you tried them on the slick grass at the ski hill?

Those babies look like you'll be forward enough you'll be turning constantly. You'll never keep up with your hubby that way
post #4 of 15
What was with the call from the shop, I missed that.

Oh..and nice set ups!
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
Hey, Trek, it's been wet enough, why haven't you tried them on the slick grass at the ski hill?

Those babies look like you'll be forward enough you'll be turning constantly. You'll never keep up with your hubby that way
I have other skis planned for that!:

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
What was with the call from the shop, I missed that.

Oh..and nice set ups!
I'll have to update the other thread, and also start one about Terry's boots. :
And...Thanks! I'm anxious to get on 'em!
post #6 of 15
Pretty sweet looking skis. What bindings are on the titans?
post #7 of 15
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Pretty sweet looking skis. What bindings are on the titans?
Those are the Blizzard Bindings. I had been looking at the IQ bindings, as well as the dukes, which can both be put on this system. I wasn't so sure about the Blizzard bindings, but after getting a chance to check these bindings out, I'm fairly impressed with the Blizzard set up.

Still, there is the possibility to put the Dukes or IQ's, as well as play with the Tele options on them, since they're set up to accept all of them.

Being the Gear Ho that I am, you know I'll check into all options.
post #8 of 15
Nice looking skis! I can't wait to hear how you like both of these skis.
post #9 of 15
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The one thing that Mason noticed is that the base could have used a trip through the stone grinder, and definitely a few coats of wax. He's right.
Yeah, they aren't the best finish. I've seen a couple of MR171s and they could both be ground a couple of times to smooth them out. The Districts that I am currently working on for someone have a more consistent grind tip to toe but they are in need of some wax. That's the bad news.
The good news is that I have been in contact with Jared at Bluehouse about my observations since they started selling their skis. He is aware of these issues and he is working to get them resolved ASAP. Still, those who bought, including myself, got a great deal. Worst case is that if you aren't happy with the bases, you spend $30 for a grind and wax.
For those who are doing this, I would recommend requesting a 1deg base/1 deg side for strictly powder or a 1deg base/2 deg side if you expect to see some groomers.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Those are the Blizzard Bindings. I had been looking at the IQ bindings, as well as the dukes, which can both be put on this system. I wasn't so sure about the Blizzard bindings, but after getting a chance to check these bindings out, I'm fairly impressed with the Blizzard set up.

Still, there is the possibility to put the Dukes or IQ's, as well as play with the Tele options on them, since they're set up to accept all of them.

Being the Gear Ho that I am, you know I'll check into all options.
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Nice looking skis! I can't wait to hear how you like both of these skis.
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A few weeks ago I checked out some Dukes mounted on the Argos. Cool looking system Blizzard has cooked up. Looked like a nice family of skis too.
This Blizzard line up is a sweeeeet family in deed. I am very impressed with the way they are trying to be innovative with the cross over(s) from Alpine, AT, and Tele.
post #11 of 15
Should be interesting. That mount is clearly much farther forward than the Blizzard.
Also, I'm impressed with how wide people are choosing their skis in Michigan.:
post #12 of 15
Trekchick -

Where does the midsole mark on your boot line up on the skis?
post #13 of 15
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Trekchick -

Where does the midsole mark on your boot line up on the skis?
Its centered.
post #14 of 15
gonna be interested to hear how they hold up as some folks over on TGR are already reporting serious tip delam issues.

that said, it sounds like BH is being really great in the customer service area in regards to any problems with their planks.
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
gonna be interested to hear how they hold up as some folks over on TGR are already reporting serious tip delam issues.

that said, it sounds like BH is being really great in the customer service area in regards to any problems with their planks.
The good news is that they have a warranty.
Bad news is when you need to use the warranty.
I'm hoping I don't have to use the warranty dept of BlueHouse, but if I do, I'll let you know.

Another thing Dan said when I picked them up, was........"It's a noodle, but then you're a light weight"
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