Shaman was a small player in a niche market with one dominant player, IDone.Never heard of Shaman but to be fair they look like they were in a niche of a niche. How many competition mogullers are there out there? & How many pay full fare for their skis?
Renoun at least has a differentiated story and a product for a a target market with money to spare - wealthy boomers and Gen Xers.
Well, at the competition, it wasn't 5, it was a majority of the competitors. I'm guessing most of them didn't "buy" their skis at that level.Those five folks will buy something else?
IDOne, the Japanese brand supplying the majority you refer to, is still in business.Well, at the competition, it wasn't 5, it was a majority of the competitors. I'm guessing most of them didn't "buy" their skis at that level.
Yes, it is sad news. My heart goes out to those who put their sweat equity into this company. Not sure what happen but one thing that turn me off about the ski was that it was too wide, 100/68/90 mm. Hart made a mogul model with a wide tip (103/66/89), next season immediately introduced a skinnier ski. For the competition market, the trend is to make a narrow ski design for speed. Competitive courses have migrated to fewer bumps and spacing between jumps have change, speed has become the dominant factor again.
K2, Rossingol/Dynastar, Faction, Elan, Hart, and IDone all make mogul skis, so the market isn’t completely devoid of options.I know nothing about mogul skis... but what about Dynastar Twisters?