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"expert" skis not really for "experts"?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hey folks, 

 

 

Have you found a fair bit of gear is being tagged as for "experts" this year? The skis that were recommended on our pro deal night to me are Head Peak 82s--and I'm certainly not an "expert" (nevermind that there doesn't seem to be any consensus on what an expert even is...) I'm hoping it's really more appropriate for an advanced skier. Anyway, what's with all the "expert" gear? 

post #2 of 7

Same old same old...

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/65117/intermediate-skiers-who-prefer-expert-skis

 

I guess it's a mixture of customer flattery, grade inflation, and that nobody will buy the good (and expensive) skis unless they get the expert label.

post #3 of 7

You still cannot buy a good turn or expert ability, but that does not mean they have stopped trying to sell them.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks Ghost for the old thread. What's old is new ;)

post #5 of 7

I haven't seen any experts riding Peak 82's lately...

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by FujativeOCR View Post

I haven't seen any experts riding Peak 82's lately...


Up to this season, Peak 82's were same ol' iM82's, saw/see plenty of good skiers on them, especially in southern/central Rockies. 2011's are dumbed down, so less likely sighting...

post #7 of 7

Didn't some brands also start stamping "Race Stock" on skis available to the general public?spit.gif

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