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The Ski, back and better then ever!

post #1 of 26
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I am sure most are aware of my lust for The Ski, it looks like Bobbie Burns has indeed been busy in the past 2 years building skis.

35th anniversary model:



A new Black Majic (I would suspect) inspired Powder Ski which is listed at a remarkably low 1.5lb per ski!:



I would like to see the dimensions and sizes that are available for these models. You can visit The The Ski site here: Bobbie Burns


Needlessly said, I am still wiping the drool off my keyboard.

Thank you 4cznskier
post #2 of 26
No prob! A beer if we ever meet!
post #3 of 26
Who will have them next? What Bear that is...
post #4 of 26
And the pow model only runs the price of four season tickets. Or a decent used car, you choose. What a deal!!
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
And the pow model only runs the price of four season tickets. Or a decent used car, you choose. What a deal!!
Could be 6 or 8 passes depending on the area, what's your point? These aren't just any ski, they are part ski, part art, part history.
post #6 of 26
I'll admit, I'm drooling

What a compliment to the vintage line!
post #7 of 26
When should we expect a TR Phil?
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Could be 6 or 8 passes depending on the area, what's your point? These aren't just any ski, they are part ski, part art, part history.
Sorry, but didn't we hear the same about Hart just a few months ago?

Whatever happened to that story?
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
Sorry, but didn't we hear the same about Hart just a few months ago?

Whatever happened to that story?
Fair question, I chose not to continue my affiliation with Hart and currently, have no connection with any manufacturer. I did have an affiliation with Hart, I do not here, I am and have been a fan of these skis.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Could be 6 or 8 passes depending on the area, what's your point? These aren't just any ski, they are part ski, part art, part history.
Well, say I agree about the art history lesson. Point is that if it's worth nearly 4K to someone for its personal symbolism, all good. But this ski also sets the table for questioning why hyper-boutique skis exist beyond being eye candy. Is its performance 4X better than any current powder ski? Or even comparable? In fact, is it even skiable at that weight? (Consider Goode's) And who will volunteer their 4K to mount 'em up and go risk scratches and dings to find out?

In another post I argued that the mildly higher price of Kastles could be justified both on economic grounds and with analogy to exotic cars. But what sealed the argument for me were the almost universal wows about their performance. Here, it's like paying a half million out front for a hand built kit car that you don't really know will handle any better than a stock Mustang GT, and certainly won't come close to outperforming a 100K Porsche GT2. OK, The Ski marque has its own brief history, which is worth something, but these are simulacra. Copies of something cool once, not the thing itself.

So its my turn to ; is just owning something no one else has worth that much?
post #11 of 26
I like yours better Phil.
post #12 of 26
Add me to the list. Not even dimensions? And a rather dated looking design. With a price tag that could buy you an entire quiver of uber-quality Praxis planks. Or a small fleet of DPs. Or all the BROs you'd want... What am I missing?
post #13 of 26
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I am not saying I am about to drop 3500 for ANY ski. Obviously there is a market for this price range ski, Sterling Matterhorn and Vist come to mind for skis in the $3-4K range. What intrigues me is a 1.5lb ski, that is way light? Too light? Maybe. For me the jury is out until I ski them (if I was ever to get to ski them). One of the things I didn't like about skiing Goodes was that they were so light and these are 2/3 their weight. I would like to get my hands on a pair to try though and post a review.
post #14 of 26
The 1.5lb per skis is intriguing, but means NOTHING without, at the very least, dimensions. I'd really like to see construction.

Personally, 1lb=16 oz seems unrealistically light for a ski...
post #15 of 26
I like it. They bring back the good ol days of youth. Now for the price. Are they art or preformance skis. I dropped a big coin for my Sterlings but they came with an unconditional return policy. So I felt it was no risk, if they didn't ski great, I would return them. They have lived up to their hype and I love them. If The Ski is just art, I am sure there is a market. As far as weight. I have skied Goode's, not a big fan. They feel light and unstable. I think the problem with them might be Carbon. Its to twichy and not damp enough. Other light skis I have tested didn't feel that way.
post #16 of 26

originals

I certainly could not justify a new pair because I have such a steezy pair of originals. Plus they have an awesome ski brake too! Best of all I found these in Telluride's Free Box and they fit my boots. Perfect for retro ski day!
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post #17 of 26
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I certainly could not justify a new pair because I have such a steezy pair of originals. Plus they have an awesome ski brake too! Best of all I found these in Telluride's Free Box and they fit my boots. Perfect for retro ski day!
Dibs if you want to sell them
post #18 of 26
Ooh, not quite yet. But I did just pay off my AMEX account so I might be talked into a bidding war. I'm just sorry I got rid of my magnesium Daleboots. They would have gone great with these!
post #19 of 26
whoa! Why all the hostility over Phils post? Cool looking boards with a legacy behind them. It's cool to drool!
post #20 of 26
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Ooh, not quite yet. But I did just pay off my AMEX account so I might be talked into a bidding war. I'm just sorry I got rid of my magnesium Daleboots. They would have gone great with these!
I'd offer you 3x what you "paid" for them

Worth every penny too
post #21 of 26
Rossi Smash
Ya just gotta play with Phil don'tcha.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
I like yours better Phil.
If you're referring to the skis he's got painted up to look like The Ski, did we ever find out what those are? I never saw it in the thread where I first spotted them, the one with the picture of the PVC ski holder in the garage.

Did we ever find out what those are?
post #23 of 26
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If you're referring to the skis he's got painted up to look like The Ski, did we ever find out what those are? I never saw it in the thread where I first spotted them, the one with the picture of the PVC ski holder in the garage.

Did we ever find out what those are?
Hart prototypes, IIRC.
post #24 of 26
From the Skis you have had over the years thread:

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Updated:


*Hart Demo Fleet for 07-08 season*

54 Hart Stage1 180, Vist Speedlock 614 sold
55 The Ski graphic'ed 102mm 182 Prototypes, Marker Jesters
56 Elan 888 177, Marker Jesters
57 Blizzard Magnum 8.7, Marker IQ514TT
58 Rossi 181 GS, Rossi FKS14
(I haven't had a Rossignol since #5 on the list, 1981!)
post #25 of 26
Cool! Thanks.
post #26 of 26
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Cool! Thanks.
Sorry for being elusive.
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