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This might help...looks like they have dealers in
28k PDF HERE
I will give you $400 for them and pay for shipping.....
I think you will like them if you dig carving tools...if you don't like them for any reason....let me know and I would take them off your hands...!
Kinda depends on the "feel" you want underfoot. I have only skied the demo Tyrolias on last year's and this year's, but because the ski is sensitive and gives pretty detailed feedback, I wouldn't "over stack" it like a race ski. I like the feeling of this one underfoot when your sole is close to the surface. Too much plate might deaden this ski's sweet spot...kinda like driving a racing car with workboots on (if that makes any sense...). IMHO, keep your binders close to the ski for this one. If it's got already got the plate, pick a low-rise binder. If not...go with a low-rise plate/binder combo. Someone else might tell me to go jump in a lake about this, but there you have it....
Maybe something like a railflex that you can move back and forth a bit w/o adding a lot of height or weight?
We can get our hands on a pair of 171 P02 carvers for demo if anyone wants to try a pair. Currently located in Vermont. PM me if interested.....
As a sidenote...it appears Kessler licensed the design to Head for production under the Palmer name.
I met Hansjürg Kessler as ISPO this year...very dedicated and passionate snowboard and ski shaper. Serious carving snowboards and skis.
Lots of indie skis out there...just look around!
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