Raccoon Skis

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  1. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    graham418 Out on the slopes Skier

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    There not even Canadian..... They're Quebecois. You don't find them anywhere outside la belle province. They are made in limited quantities and sell out every year. I have not skied them but I know they are made at the Utopie factory in Gaspe, where they make Renouns , J-Skis , and others
     
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    Yeah, I see them when I'm in Quebec. They always make me curious. I know we have people here who might have tried them, even though they're not available in the US.
     
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    If they are Québécois why are the topsheets in English? Bad juju.
     


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    Tony S

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    What makes you think Raccoon is English?
     
  7. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Daniel Lachance has them for sale at Tremblant. I see a lot of them around. Never have had a chance to try some.
     
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    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    The word "raccoon" was adopted into English from the native Powhatan term, as used in the Colony of Virginia. It was recorded on John Smith's list of Powhatan words as aroughcun, and on that of William Strachey as arathkone.[10] It has also been identified as a reflex of a Proto-Algonquian root *ahrah-koon-em, meaning "[the] one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands".[11] Dunno.ogsmile
     
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    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Okay, now that was a good post.
     
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