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post #61 of 89
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Originally Posted by SkiNebraski View Post
The last time my friends went to a Colorado game was Sophomore year 2006 and two of them drove. One of them took off there license plate. The other did not. The one that didn't had a broken window and was keyed.

So saying Colorado has hookers is an understatement. What they do have is a bunch of drunken pot smokeing students that throw beer during football games and mess up peoples cars.

But good luck to Oklahoma I hope we see them in the big 12 but that damed chase d is a pretty good and we aren't.
CAN WE PLEASE NOT DISCUSS COLLEGE FOOTBAL HERE?????:
post #62 of 89
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
CAN WE PLEASE NOT DISCUSS COLLEGE FOOTBAL HERE?????:
My bad, but it actually started with discussion of family demographics that also had nothing to do with the topic. We also see a lot of other side chat so don't just single out football. Will harder to stay on topic
post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Graphics won't sell a ski, but they will stop a sale.

True for me. Some of what I see today is just plain absurd. Perhaps it's just my age showing.
post #64 of 89
What is wrong with the PE graphic? I think it looks nice. Too bad the top sheet is so prone to cuts and chips.

The hell bent is a little weird, but similar to what they have been using on their factory skis for years.

The Scratch Steeze also come with all black graphics (the raven).
post #65 of 89
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
as far as actually buying a pair, Zero. really if they are nice it's a bonus. The only tops I really hated were the scratch board a few years back with the woman's slashed throat and the PE graphics. I love the LTD's 69 camaro red tops and the one above. Very sweet. Simple is always better.
How about the Seth's with the dude puking razorblades?
post #66 of 89
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I agree, they'll be selling for $150 or less next year.
If they do, I might buy a pair, I really like the graphics!
post #67 of 89
Now I seriously want a pair of skis I hate the designs on just so I can paint them... I want to be the only guy with color changing skis.
post #68 of 89
I've always been a fan of Salomon, and this year's models definitely did a few things right...


Dumonts, not only is the topsheet far better looking than last year's model, the sidewall construction provides more edge grip than the monocoque they were using earlier.



Furies, topsheet design based on the shape of the ski, and not just some random artist's graffiti smeared onto the pair. I own the '08 model, identical to '09 save for topsheet, as seen below:

Still exemplifies design around the shape of the ski, loving it.

... The topsheet isn't the first thing I look for in a ski; dimensions, construction, flex, & weight are far more important. With that said, the topsheet can stop a buy from customers like myself, whether they be for less than savory design or offensive graphics.

As great of skis as the Armada AR6 and ARW are, I wouldn't buy my little sister the '07 ARWs...

She now skis on Salomon Temptresses. Case in point.
post #69 of 89
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
How about the Seth's with the dude puking razorblades?


That sounds cool.....
post #70 of 89
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
My bad, but it actually started with discussion of family demographics that also had nothing to do with the topic. We also see a lot of other side chat so don't just single out football. Will harder to stay on topic
Since you are a customer in good standing of "Finn's Tested and Approved Gear shop", you are forgiven.... (College FB drives me crazy, i don't get it)
post #71 of 89
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
This is a homage to the K2 Extreme of 1992(ish). I tried to find a picture to link but no luck.
Here you go...

K2 8.3 Extreme
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post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
Here you go...

K2 8.3 Extreme
Didn't Doug Coombs used to ski those?

It's amazing that we could actually ski on those long, skinny sticks.

Between 1970 and 1995, ski's didn't change a whole lot. Then, within 10 years they transformed completely, into lots of new categories.

Snowboards probably get much of the credit.
post #73 of 89
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
Didn't Doug Coombs used to ski those?

It's amazing that we could actually ski on those long, skinny sticks.

Between 1970 and 1995, ski's didn't change a whole lot. Then, within 10 years they transformed completely, into lots of new categories.

Snowboards probably get much of the credit.
Plake made them famous in the early 90's. The "Extremely Different" poster with Phil Mahre.
post #74 of 89
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
My bad, but it actually started with discussion of family demographics that also had nothing to do with the topic. We also see a lot of other side chat so don't just single out football. Will harder to stay on topic
Agreed I will try my best not to rant about other big 12 schools.

On a serious note. I picked up a pair of p4's that have probably some of the sweetest graphics and for that matter bases I have seen in a long time. The p4 graphics this year a sub par compaired to the previous...



Hopefully I can get some sweet pics of me skiing switch in powder since I am only going 1.5cm back eh crgildart?
post #75 of 89
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That sounds cool.....
Bottom of ski, I think. Here is the link you can see them better.
http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/graphi...cious_Pair.jpg
This is an older model 07?

post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
Didn't Doug Coombs used to ski those?

It's amazing that we could actually ski on those long, skinny sticks.

Between 1970 and 1995, ski's didn't change a whole lot. Then, within 10 years they transformed completely, into lots of new categories.

Snowboards probably get much of the credit.
Are you going danny cass on us?

"A thread this morning brought to my attention an interview with Danny Kass on Transworld Snowboarding. In this interview, Danny decided to bring his feelings towards skiers out:

"Are halfpipes an endangered species?

Halfpipes are not an endangered species but you do have skiers trying to take part of snowboarding’s history. I only like watching 2-3 skiers ride the pipe: Tanner and the C crew. A few years ago it was all snowboard parks and now you have a parallel competition schedule. If we don’t fight for what we started, people will take it over." "

Park related but relevant...
post #77 of 89
I'm afraid to say I'm strongly prevented from buying other than racing skis because of today's graphics.

I really hate skateboard/snowboards graphics and colors on skis; IMHO they simply can't match with so different shapes (and world..).

(Actually, after many years I still can't understand why people should spend their time skidding sideways on thin metal rails built on purpose on snowy slopes when they could simply enjoy several techniques to go downhill, on powder and groomed snow or, if they can, through gates)
post #78 of 89
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Originally Posted by Pipppetto View Post
...Actually, after many years I still can't understand why people should spend their time skidding sideways on thin metal rails built on purpose on snowy slopes when they could simply enjoy several techniques to go downhill, on powder and groomed snow or, if they can, through gates
Jibs and rails are great for testing and showing your balance. To those who can pull it off with style and ease, good for them.

I myself prefer to stay on the snow and avoid killing my skis with involuntary base grinds.

On the topic of graphic design and beating the dead horse alive, the person responsible for the '09 Gotama's topsheets should be stuffed into a cannon...


Compare that to '08, and there is a difference.


ARGH no more stupid graffiti rave party graphics please!


post #79 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tetranode View Post
Jibs and rails are great for testing and showing your balance. To those who can pull it off with style and ease, good for them.

I myself prefer to stay on the snow and avoid killing my skis with involuntary base grinds.

On the topic of graphic design and beating the dead horse alive, the person responsible for the '09 Gotama's topsheets should be stuffed into a cannon...


Compare that to '08, and there is a difference.


ARGH no more stupid graffiti rave party graphics please!


I hope you are kidding. That is a picture of neon signs from a china town/ japan strip.
post #80 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tetranode View Post
Jibs and rails are great for testing and showing your balance. To those who can pull it off with style and ease, good for them.

I myself prefer to stay on the snow and avoid killing my skis with involuntary base grinds.

On the topic of graphic design and beating the dead horse alive, the person responsible for the '09 Gotama's topsheets should be stuffed into a cannon...


Compare that to '08, and there is a difference.


ARGH no more stupid graffiti rave party graphics please!


Seen "live", the difference is actually greater.

There's a cool "gold metallic" quality to the 08 Gotama's that gives them a subtle shimmer. I love it.

The 09's look confused. I wonder if they used a focus group to select that design, or if somebody just thought "the kids will love this".
post #81 of 89
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
This is a homage to the K2 Extreme of 1992(ish). I tried to find a picture to link but no luck.
post #82 of 89
My fav pair of planks is my Line Assassin Pro MTX's with absolutely NO graphics... just a clear topsheet so you can see the different kinds of wood, the titanium, and the carbon...
post #83 of 89
I think they should call them Royale with Cheese


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Mmmm, Cheeseburger's
post #84 of 89
My new (last year's version) Fischer Cool Heats arrived and I am impressed with the graphics. I expected an 'ugly' ski and wouldn't have cared but I think they look cool. Definitely a high tech look though.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by MattL View Post
My new (last year's version) Fischer Cool Heats arrived and I am impressed with the graphics. I expected an 'ugly' ski and wouldn't have cared but I think they look cool. Definitely a high tech look though.
Fischer's new Watea graphics look bizzare to me.

Not sure what they're supposed to convey.
post #86 of 89
I am going back to basics this year.
Kastle MX 78
post #87 of 89
Graphix are very impourdant.

Burton just launched the nakeds.

Yay for shite and the year 2009.

God bless this day-and-age where one actually has to dismiss gear just to stick to non-porn graphics in a futile attempt at NOT being a victim of mainstream indecency.

F*** Y** ski/board companies for cutting off your sacks to appeal to the non-worthy.

"Soul" has recently lost its place amongst the riding community.

Shame on all of you who think it's okay. Riding mountains was here long before you thought it was okay to plaster naked women on that sanctity.

BTW- F*** Y** !!!

You ain't welcome.
post #88 of 89
Heh, this is in respect to some first page posts, but those JO Pro's are corny. That graphic is horrible. If youngins' think that is helping them pull girls, they need to get their head out of their a**.

I would be embarrassed if I rode with someone with those ski's, and if I catch anyone on the slopes with them this year I will make sure to go out of my way to rag on them.

... Unless its an old guy. Then I will laugh and BS with him.
post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by twoturn View Post
I am going back to basics this year.
Kastle MX 78

Tempted by those too. The Penn State of skiing.
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