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post #1 of 13
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Make these skis your very own!

You know what you want in a ski. You've logged many miles on the slopes, demoed more than a few pairs of the latest and greatest, and maybe even reviewed them here on EpicSki. Here's your opportunity to exchange your wisdom for your wallet and actually design a pair of EPIC skis for a market of one, and that's YOU! Our own krp8128 (Kyle Pilote) will build the skis to your specifications with a topsheet designed by EpicSki's art director, Peter Galletta, if our panel of experts deems yours the winning entry in our exclusive Contest for the EPIC Skis. All you have to do is write a convincing argument in 300 words or less, with whatever eye candy you choose to include at no charge against the word count, in this thread by the midnight (MST) December 21 deadline. We'll run a poll in a companion thread that will go until midnight December 28, with the winner announced December 29. Must play to win!

 
Important note: The topsheet of the skis must be as pictured, the base color must be black, and the length must be 186 cm. or less. All other specifications are determined by the contest winner. However, if you want the skis to be longer than 186 cm., or to add carbon fiber or a metal layer to the skis, the following additional costs will apply. Otherwise, the skis are completely FREE OF CHARGE!
 

  1. Length over 186cm-$25
  2. Carbon Fiber-$50: A single layer of unidirectional carbon fiber added to stiffen the ski along it’s length.
  3. 7075 Aluminum-$125: Essentially generic Titanal®, used to stiffen the ski along both its length and in torsion (twisting), providing enhanced edge grip. Price is due to raw materials and working with caustic etching solution (required for proper bonding).


All you need to do to enter is:
  • Explain why you should design the first-ever pair of EPIC Skis in 300 words or less, images not included
  • Post your entry in this thread before midnight (MST) December 21
  • We'll run a poll to determine the winner which will run until midnight (MST) December 28
  • The winner will be announced December 29

 

post #2 of 13
Contest for the Epic Skis



Be sure to post your entries IN THIS THREAD
Edited by Cirquerider - 12/9/09 at 3:01pm
post #3 of 13
 This is a really cool contest.  Actually winning a fully custom pair of skis lovingly pressed by Kyle would be flippin' dope.  The dude needs some more exposure and this should be a great way to make it happen.  Best of luck Kyle, wish you nothing but the best in your venture!    
post #4 of 13
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C'mon y'all--only another week to enter the contest!
post #5 of 13
Still looking for the vote thing.  Haven't found it yet.  Since I entered, will I get notice?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
We'll put the polls up tonight in this forum and announce it around the site. Check in after midnight tonight. 
post #7 of 13
How the hell do you "post 3 times" to get this ball rollin - Hence the "SunvalleyOLDIE" name-
post #8 of 13
Everyone get out and find new members to join so they can vote for you!  I can think of a few Facebook friends that I'd like to see on Epic.  If it looks like my design actually has a chace of winning in the final round I'll beg them to join and vote for me tee hee.  However, I don't think my actual design has any real chance against the other appeals for votes
post #9 of 13
Hey, I need some votes!  If you are from the Bend, OR area, give me a vote.  Hey, I'll let you ride them if I win! 

Let's give Uncle Louie a run for his money!    Is there anyone from Bend here?   Can you hear me now?
post #10 of 13
 There are a few lurking Bears from Bend here. You need to prove yourself worthy of our votes.
That means skiing with us. If you can survive a few hours with the crew then your good to go. What say you?
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post

Hey, I need some votes!  If you are from the Bend, OR area, give me a vote.  Hey, I'll let you ride them if I win! 

Let's give Uncle Louie a run for his money!    Is there anyone from Bend here?   Can you hear me now?
post #11 of 13
It's like this.  I'm old, and can't hang with the best off the groom.  My screwed knee likes it smooth!  I'm always hanging at pee pee parking lot.  I'll be there tomorrow.  My wife sets up a table behind the Forester.  Or look for the dork in the 15+yr. old Columbia full body suit!  We stop at the car a lot, because we are soft core!  
Yes, I'll ride with anybody that's not embarrassed to be seen with me!    So I say let's do it!  
Time to scrape, and brush!  I'll be back.
post #12 of 13
I'll have you know Sir,I am a senior citizen!  PM sent,now back to our contest.

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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post

It's like this.  I'm old, and can't hang with the best off the groom.  My screwed knee likes it smooth!  I'm always hanging at pee pee parking lot.  I'll be there tomorrow.  My wife sets up a table behind the Forester.  Or look for the dork in the 15+yr. old Columbia full body suit!  We stop at the car a lot, because we are soft core!  
Yes, I'll ride with anybody that's not embarrassed to be seen with me!    So I say let's do it!  
Time to scrape, and brush!  I'll be back.
post #13 of 13
 I love all the hardware pics Jaques!
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