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Great Deal On A Fantastic Ski - The Snoop

For those of you looking for a mid fat that can ski pow well and still handle the groomers you cannot beat this ski. I am a Volkl guy and because of all the great feedback Jim gave these ski I ended up buying a pair. Great ski that is extremely agile and you can now pick them up at a sick price. I got a great deal last year and it was no where near this price.
post #3 of 21

You're Killing Me

I'm not really in the market for a new ski at the time, but these deals are really tempting.

BTW, my wife loves her Blackeyes we picked up from you on Christmas Eve. She spent a week on them in Whistler and they were a very versatile 50/50 type ski - especially since we were there during a week of sunshine. She enjoys telling people that I gave her two blackeyes for Christmas. :
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Any chance you've got a great deal on a Mitten?
I only need the left one, and it needs to be big enough to go over Mr TC's cast.
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Any chance you've got a great deal on a Mitten?
I only need the left one, and it needs to be big enough to go over Mr TC's cast.
Would a nose mitten work?

BTW.....on the Sponsors Forum I posted a tad bit of additional info.......

SJ
post #6 of 21

Ski Deals

Jim,

Can you post links to any deals you have on Nordica and Dynastar skis?

Do you have any 2006/2007 skis left? ( Top end stuff )

Thx, Tom
post #7 of 21
This is kind of a deal of the moment type of thread. He had some other deals a few days ago on Dynastars and Nordicas.
I'm sure more will come.
PM him if you are looking for something special.
post #8 of 21
Tom, you can search on model year and brand on Jim's site.
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Originally Posted by t1henderson View Post
Jim,

Can you post links to any deals you have on Nordica and Dynastar skis?

Do you have any 2006/2007 skis left? ( Top end stuff )

Thx, Tom
Sorry Tom we dont have anything left from Nordica or Dynastar from 2006/2007...........
post #10 of 21
SierraJim,

can you give me an idea on what length I might want to get and would the Blackeye be a good choice. I'm 5' 8", 180# skiing mostly Vermont. I went out on tigershark 10's 161 length on sunday. I like to ski pretty fast and they let me but it was my first time on a shaped ski so I have nothing to compare it to. I also was skiing them as if they were a traditional shape because that's all I know. They felt pretty heavy even being on the short side, is that to help when your plowing through crud?

for reference a 170 length ski is about the middle of my forehead.

holding the camera, no poles
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Given your weight, my first suggestion for length is going to be something around 170. There are variables here that could cause to consider going up or down, but that would be my baseline for you.

Comparing the BE to the TS 10' if given equal lengths would show a different personality for each. The BE is lighter and more nimble with very good grip while the TS is stiffer and less agile, but has superior grip. The TS is more damp, while the BE is more energetic but these last are narrow differences.

Re: Your comment about the TS 161 being heavy. While the BE (IS) lighter, weight is maybe not what you were feeling on the TS. My guess is that the TS was stiffer than you need. An overly stiff ski (can) feel heavy. Volkl men's skis in short sizes are notoriously stiff.

Both skis have areas of excellence and a few drawbacks. Since nothing is perfect, you need to choose the best ski personality for you. Given a slightly old schoolish style, I think the BE with it's straighter shape would be a good call.

SJ
post #12 of 21
SJ,

What I meant was the TS's felt heavy compared to my old 200 length skis when holding them. I didn't notice them being stiff at all while skiing. They look like they're built like a tank and I was surprised when they cracked in the tips.

thank you for the very informative reply.
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holding the camera, no poles
Wow, that actually made me motion sick watching that. That's a first for me.
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Wow, that actually made me motion sick watching that. That's a first for me.
I found out it's darn near impossible to keep my arm steady so the camera doesn't shake...just trying to give SJ and idea on how I like to ski.
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I'm not faulting you, or saying I could do better, I've never tried taking video while skiing. Just that's the first time watching a video has done that to me. i think it was the tilting back and forth that was doing it.
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Time to answer a couple of questions that have been popping up in PM's.

Crimson flat vs. system........

I carried the Crimson predominantly flat this year. The theory was that many skiers of this caliber ski would prefer a flat ski. The reality was that the system sold far faster. IAC, the Atomic Neox "system" is really just a screwed on rail that is pre-installed. It is not integrated just screwed on the top. If one wants the "system", the a-la-carte Neox 4:12 will be identical after installation.

Crimson vs. Snoop.........

As in
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......"the Snoop and Crimson are practically the same width, what's the diff?"
This is a case where the shape tells part but not all of the story. The Crimson has a deeper sidecut, is stiffer in the forebody, heavier, and more damp. As a result, the Crimson has a little more bias toward edge grip and harder snow. The stiffer forebody of the Crimson lays down on rattley snow better and punches cud better. OTH, the Snoop is floatier, easier and more nimble in bumps, and generally more forgiving in mixed conditions. The Crimson has more "pull" from the tip wheras the Snoop seems to get it's feel for the snow maybe a foot or so down the length where the soft tip starts to merge into the firmer mid section.

There, I hope that's all settled now...........................

SJ
post #17 of 21
Jim,

Received the Watea 94s today. Wow, they are pretty cool looking in person.
Thanks for the great deal and fast shipping.

BTW I bought a pair of Tyrolia RF LD 12 binders for them from Level 9 and got the 95mm brakes for them. I just realized that the brakes sit behind center, and may need to be wider. Should I have gone w/ the 115mm, or will these work?

Paul
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I like those Wateas a lot myself (both flavors), Both the 84 and 94 are selling very well. In fact, I just scored some more 84's so I can run them again on another SSD deal in a few weeks.

I don't sell Tyrolia bindings so I'm speaking a little out of school but I'd say they should work OK. All brakes can be bent a little bit without damage and most are a little wider than advertised to start with.

SJ
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Getting ready to wind this one down by tonight or sometime tomorrow.
The boot blast will continue for awhile.

I wonder what I should next? Hmmmmm..............

SJ
post #20 of 21
Hmm. How about, buy one, alpinedad gets one free?
post #21 of 21
Hmmm. well. Ordered some 183 Goats yesterday, not one of the specials, but still a great price. Thanks, Jim.
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