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post #31 of 44

I wish they would put silk-screened pics of a nakkid Scarlett Johannsen on them...

 

Bet that would sell a bunch

Jeez, I'd buy a pair

post #32 of 44
Somebody please get out on the Keepers. I can wait about 1 week for a review, then I'm pulling the trigger on a pair of ON3P Cease & Desists or the Fat-ypus I-rock - probably the later, cuz I can't makes up my minds.

Plenty of snow out there for you Keeper hoarders, so get 'em out there and report back to this thread asap. My clock is tickin' for some rocker shizzle, but aside from the funky dude on the topsheets and rep for quality construction, I can't justify throwin it down for the Keeper without some first hand buzz. Plus, there's supposed to be some kinda "Blizzard" in the area here soon too, so that could change the action as well.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

I don't get icelantic skis. They were originally supposed to be AT skis, but their offerings seem to be very resort oriented.

 

Do they have a good bread and butter touring ski? Looking for something like 7-8lbs, 180cm, 100 under foot. Medium flex under foot, soft tip and tail maybe a bit of tip rocker.



I have a pair of 2010 Shamans set up as AT deep-powder boards.  The are not as light as some, but they are so short and radical at the tip that they just surf the steep and deep, and then let me squirt through tight trees while others have to pick they way through.  

post #34 of 44
Shaman followers >> If anyone has access to TheClymb.com, the have new 09-10 (I think) Shamans in a 184cm only for a mere $350. You can sign up for the free membership, but that takes a few days and the Icelantic deal will be over at noon (EST) on 11/25. Now I am yet further conflicted. redface.gif But, not in a bad way. This is all good.

Discuss amongst yourselves...
post #35 of 44
Thread Starter 

Damn, I hope they process things a little faster than normal because I have no problem skiing last years stuff for that price.

post #36 of 44

Not only have I skied the Keepers, I own a pair.

 

I've done 4 days on them (not counting the time demoing in the spring).  There was a slight revision to the rocker and that has made them sweeter (brought back/up a little). 

 

They are ideal for me: I love rocker for powder float/surfability without tips catching, decently stiff with camber underfoot so you can plow through crud and carve on the hardpack.  I've gone shorter with these as I enjoy the manueverability in the trees and after my broken leg last year, top speed is not my #1 consideration smile.gif.  Due to the 150-119-136 dimensions, there is plenty of surface area underfoot to work with, so I don't feel I've sacrificed by doing so.  For me, they represent as close to a 1-ski quiver as possible.  And they seriously kick butt in the spring slush at A-Basin!

post #37 of 44
Thread Starter 

I can't wait to try mine out.  They should be here any day now.  The local ski hill should be opening in the next week or so and I intend to try them out on the groomed ASAP.  I am sure I'll get to try them in spring conditions soon as well since we always seem to get one early season warm up.  It might be a while before I get to try them in powder though.

post #38 of 44
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Quote:Originally Posted by nomadpat 
Not only have I skied the Keepers, I own a pair.

I've done 4 days on them (not counting the time demoing in the spring).  There was a slight revision to the rocker and that has made them sweeter (brought back/up a little).   

They are ideal for me: I love rocker for powder float/surfability without tips catching, decently stiff with camber underfoot so you can plow through crud and carve on the hardpack.  I've gone shorter with these as I enjoy the manueverability in the trees and after my broken leg last year, top speed is not my #1 consideration .  Due to the 150-119-136 dimensions, there is plenty of surface area underfoot to work with, so I don't feel I've sacrificed by doing so.  For me, they represent as close to a 1-ski quiver as possible.  And they seriously kick butt in the spring slush at A-Basin!

Thanks for the report. I like what I'm hearing about these, but in the past week I've honed in on what appears to be the ON3P Cease & Desist to add to my quiver. Still granting myself a few more days of waffling before I pull the trigger though. I sort of enjoy the whole waffling exercise. Is that wrong?
post #39 of 44
ANNOUNCEMENT:

OK, lest anyone care or think I lead a lifetime of waffling, I have made a ski purchase. The keepers sold out in my size on Promotive.com so that helped break the stalemate. And then yesterday I stumbled on a sweet deal on some never skied 186cm. Fat-ypus I-Rocks. Handmade in Colorado just like lots of other good stuff. Bam! Done deal. I'm stoked. beercheer.gif
post #40 of 44
Thread Starter 

Those sound like pretty cool skis.  I'll be anxious to hear what you think if them.  My Keepers are suppose to be here on the 7th.  I will be sure to post up my first impressions of how they ski on the groomed next week.

post #41 of 44
I confess to being somewhat influenced by this: http://www.freeskier.com/buyersGuide/product.php?product_id=1202
Didn't have much else to go on since a lot of the skis I've been looking at are new or updated from previous years.

Good luck with the Keepers!
post #42 of 44

Icelantic demo day at Loveland on Sunday, Dec. 5th.  I'll definitely be there.

post #43 of 44

Got on a pair of the 2012 Keeper's the other day for a demo. It was definitely an interesting experience. Did a review of them over at SkiersRealm. Hope somebody can find it useful! ~float

post #44 of 44
Thread Starter 

Man I am loving the graphics for next year.  I might just have to "up grade."

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