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post #31 of 42
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Ask any shop, they would love a manufacturer to commit to a 2 year cycle, let alone the 4 year ones that they used to have. There are a few out there who do, not nearly enough. 

 

I know.  

 

I reckon MN just gave shops more ammo in that argument.

post #32 of 42

DPS lotus 138s, BD megawatts, pontoons.

post #33 of 42

Moments. 

post #34 of 42

Tangent based on iconic top sheets, color. blends rossismash-retro with this thread. Iconic colors: Kneissel White Star: (white); Head Standart, Master, Competition: (black)  Rossignol Strato (red/burg),  Fisher Alu Combi: (blue), Volkl Slalom ('V'- lateral stripes) Volkl G-4, 40, 41 (Green [first green?])   more? kind of a hi-jack, so skip this if you see it that way, but I'm leaving out some challenging colors: yellow, purple, orange. retro-classic works here better than the newest stuff because I can't see iconic happening in a year or so.

post #35 of 42
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retro-classic works here better than the newest stuff because I can't see iconic happening in a year or so.

 

Yep.   Another reason I was asking about "functional" distinctions, they are less likely to change every season.

 

 

BTW the no-logo solid-color topsheets of Y2K+ Nordicas were pretty iconic.

post #36 of 42

I thought they came out unmarked  their first season because they were being skier tested publically on the hill, like the phantom Mercedes tests in Europe.

 

Well if you won't play: Dynastar: Orange 
 

and historically, I bet some iconic colors outlasted a particular construction.

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Yep.   Another reason I was asking about "functional" distinctions, they are less likely to change every season.

 

 

BTW the no-logo solid-color topsheets of Y2K+ Nordicas were pretty iconic.


 

post #37 of 42
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Well if you won't play: Dynastar: Orange 
 

Not sold on that one. Metrons had orange forever. Lindsey Vonn rocks the orange and she ain't on no schlopy Dynastars. K2's nibbling on the pumpkinny bits.

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and historically, I bet some iconic colors outlasted a particular construction.

 

Historically, sure. But within the last 4 model years?

post #38 of 42

THE SKI, Bobbie Burns 1970's creation with the sagebrush core and colored squares.  You could spot them from top or bottom  He really did ski like this.

Powder Mag

 

post #39 of 42

Not skis, but...

 

ArcTyrex.

 

You can tell an ArcTyrex jacket from across the hill. The color blocking/ tone-on-tone look is pretty distinctive. Even when they do something 'new' it still ALWAYS looks like what it is...

post #40 of 42

the line blends

and the base of the obSetheds.

they are neon green

post #41 of 42

Metrons?????Metrons???They barely exist, and not long enough to be anything forever.  they are merely a zit on a mountain. they are barely a blip on the big screen, a footnote in the history of real skis, air core, cap ski scam, mass produced techno-plop in the cosmic field of cow pies. Whatever color would be on no consequence, gold and brown, oooooo rich,???yuppie lexus synthesis of schloppy design.
 

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Not sold on that one. Metrons had orange forever. Lindsey Vonn rocks the orange and she ain't on no schlopy Dynastars. K2's nibbling on the pumpkinny bits.

 

Historically, sure. But within the last 4 model years?


 

post #42 of 42
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Not skis, but...

 

ArcTyrex.

 

You can tell an ArcTyrex jacket from across the hill. The color blocking/ tone-on-tone look is pretty distinctive. Even when they do something 'new' it still ALWAYS looks like what it is...


I must admit I never paid attention to that until last weekend when I found myself subconsciously  /using/ it at a swap.

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