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post #31 of 49
I prefer the "old school" stuff. All the skis by a manufacturer basically looked the same - they basically just varied in color, which was the quick way to tell which ski you were on. I like the bog company logos - I'm a little tired of the "guess what" skis out there now.

PM Gear does a good job - hard to mistake a BRO.
post #32 of 49
I still think my 710's have the coolest graphics ever.

It's real clear that ski graphics are increasingly influenced by the skateboard/snowboard culture. It's real hard now to find a twin tip that doesn't have psychotic graphics on it, and a lot of freeride/all-mountain sticks are getting the same way.

What puzzles me is the kids who pick a skateboard deck based on the graphics on the bottom, and then the first thing they do is head to the skatepark and burn it all off on the rails.:
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
What puzzles me is the kids who pick a skateboard deck based on the graphics on the bottom, and then the first thing they do is head to the skatepark and burn it all off on the rails.:
That's what stickers are for.. cover the bottom then tear them up and replace them periodically
post #34 of 49
I thought the last ski graphic picture shown on this site titled:la semelle des Trouble, looked great!

http://www.skipass.com/news/22128-sk...star-2009.html
post #35 of 49
normally i dig "quiet" top sheets.

for example, i really loved the first gen mantras that were slate black with the orange sidewalls. simple. classy. ominous. nice.

i've always kind of believed that if you are rocking garrish top sheets then you better be a damn good, 210ft cliff hucking, extremist of the Doug Coombs/Shane McConkey variety. but i also believe in the whole "real bad boys move in silence" theory, as well (i.e. really good skiers are low-key and avoid the garrish look).

that said, last summer i plunked down on some extremely garrish skis. The Lib Tech Mt. Baker Parillo Freeride. On their website the skis appeared to be a dark plum hue and came with three different top sheets. One had a blue orangutan on the top, the other had the Lib Tech logo, and the third I believe was just plain plum/purple. I actually ended up with two blue orangutans (they market them as "Narrow Ass Snowboards" and as such they are sold as singles).

Funny thing is that when i got the skis they were irridescent pink. i mean full-on neon. The orangutans are vivid blue. these skis are LOUD and garrish to the extreme.

Now I ski half-assed well, but i felt a bit of a posuer on these things, they are so loud.

After a season on 'em, I feel fine. One of the coolest things is that I have not seen another soul on these skis the entire season and I skied in Utah, Colo, Wyoming, New Mexico, Tahoe, and Mammoth.

the other thing is that the first day i took them out i was "bitching" about how loud they were to my ski partner of the day. we were at Keystone and she took one look at the skis and said "Dude, just shut up and ski. Nobody looks at them when you're on the run 'cause they're covered with snow. Who cares? Let's ride!"

Now while my friend was right in that nobody is looking at them when you're on the run, plenty of people check them out in the lift lines. Snowboarders give me props because I'm rocking a ski made by a respected snowboard company. Little kids dig the bright pink color and the crazy screaming monkeys on the topsheets.

Me, I've gotten used to them and don't find them at all garrish anymore.

Plus I like how they ski, so it really doesn't matter what the top sheet looks like at the end of the day (but i'd be a lying fool to deny that it's cool when folks oogle 'em and make comments about them).
post #36 of 49
Thread Starter 

K2 710 Fo

[quote=Morrison Claystone;910168]I still think my 710's have the coolest graphics ever.


These???
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post #37 of 49
[quote=Rossi Smash;910186]
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I still think my 710's have the coolest graphics ever.


These???
Nope. Mine are the 710 Comps. Can't find an image real fast, but they have red/red-orange/orange blocks just ahead of the toe pieces
post #38 of 49
[quote=Rossi Smash;910186]
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
I still think my 710's have the coolest graphics ever.


These???
Those are 710 FO. I had a pair of those and really loved them. Put about 200 days on them.
post #39 of 49
Thread Starter 
Closer to these????
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post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
normally i dig "quiet" top sheets.

for example, i really loved the first gen mantras that were slate black with the orange sidewalls. simple. classy. ominous. nice....
Plus I like how they ski, so it really doesn't matter what the top sheet looks like at the end of the day (but i'd be a lying fool to deny that it's cool when folks oogle 'em and make comments about them).
I was in the same wavelegnth when I ordered these, I didn't drop a lot of cash on them, I just hope they ski OK.

178 cm W80 Freeride MidFats
post #41 of 49
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I'm ready for some completely transparant skis that look completely invisible. Look down and just see your boots and bindings and the rest be clear.

That would be AWESME!

But, I guess everyone would be stepping in them in the lift line.

Aren't those the Wonder Woman edition?

I painted my PE's. Blue, with a white stipe...sort an old school surf kind of look. Except they get chewed up prety easily. But at least I don't have an urban warfare scene anymore.
post #42 of 49
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Closer to these????
I have a pair of those and have skiied on them 3 times this year!
post #43 of 49
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These will be pretty easy too......but I'm stoked 'cause I've been
looking for both these skis for some time
Those Rossi Freestyles were some of my favorite of all time.
post #44 of 49
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Closer to these????
Yep, that's the layout. 810's were shades of blue.

Early The Skis were kinda cool, too.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
Yep, that's the layout. 810's were shades of blue.

Early The Skis were kinda cool, too.
and the 910's were green.

here are some "The Ski"

post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
and the 910's were green.

here are some "The Ski"

:OOoohh The Ski TMS (The Mogul Ski)-aka "the blue ones"
How long are them puppies Phil? Those the ones you plan to Spay? (Spademann)
post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
:OOoohh The Ski TMS (The Mogul Ski)-aka "the blue ones"
How long are them puppies Phil? Those the ones you plan to Spay? (Spademann)
They were 204's. I actually sold them. I do still have the yellow/blue ones that I still ski. These are the ones that I will put the Spademans on.
post #48 of 49
i think the 2007 volkl downhill worldcups have the sickest topsheets ever
post #49 of 49

salomon suspects

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