When you think of a brand of ski...what model comes to mind?

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Every brand wants to have a calling card ski, a ski that when someone thinks of that brand, one particular model comes to mind. Yes, this can change from generation to generation so pick a brand and what is the current model that you think of and what is the historic model. Please feel free to add why you think it is the case.
     
  2. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Brand - Volkl

    Historical - P9 RS
    Current - Mantra
     
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    Elan -

    Historical: RC 05
    Current: Amphibio 84 and 88
     
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    Why the P9 RS and not say the SL? Just curious.
     
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    Atomic

    Historical: 10.26 Beta Race
    Current: Vantage 90 CTI
     


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    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Historical: Mike Nick pro

    Current: Supernatural 100
     
  7. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    My first pair of Volkl was the red P9 RS in the mid '80s. Bought a pair of the yellow and black SL a year later. Always liked the red RS better. Skied the RS lots more. Bought another pair of RS in '89. Really good memories.

    Even though I mentioned the Mantra as the current favorite. I think the Kendo suits me better. I'm going on my 5th pair of Kendo while the Mantra number is staying at 3.
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This isn't about you favorite...it's about what model comes to mind when you think of a brand

    Me...

    Atomic:
    Current: Bent Chetler
    Past: Bionic RS (Red Sled)

    Blizzard:
    Current: Bonafide
    Past: Thermo SL

    Dynastar:
    Current: Legend 96
    Past: Course SL

    Elan:
    Current: Amphibio 12
    Past: RC05

    K2:
    Current: SuperCharger
    Past: Cheeseburger Deluxe

    Kastle
    Current: MX89
    Past: Freestyle Pro

    Salomon:
    Current: QST 106
    Past: S9000 3S

    Rossignol:
    Current: S7
    Past: ST Comp

    I noticed many of my past ski are race skis. Hmmmm.
     
  9. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Head
    Standard
    Monster 88

    Rossignol
    4S
    Hero FIS
     
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    Tough to argue with the Standard....I will go Yahoo2
     
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    graham418 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Volkl
    Old : Zebra,, Renntiger
    New : Racetiger

    Rossignol
    Old: Strato 102
    New : Hero

    Fischer
    Old: C4
    New: RC4
     
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    Fishbowl A Parallel Universe Skier

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    Love my Bugs, still have a pair in the garage somewhere.
     
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  13. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison I Ski Better on Retro Day Skier

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    For post #1000

    hart - javelin; forever and always

    (I really wanted to say ballet, but...)
     
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    Can we have a Game prefix?
     
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    In the historical category:

    I'm with @Don in Morrison: hart - javelin

    Rossi - ST

    Head - XR1

    Dynamic - VR17

    Atomic - Powder Plus, runner up - Red Sleds

    Fischer - C4

    Kneissel - White Star

    K2 - Comp, runner up - AK Launcher (and the venerable Big Kahuna)​

    In the current category:

    Rossi - E series

    Atomic - Redster

    Fischer - RC4, runner up - Ranger​
     
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    I tried to play then realised absolutely nothing came to mind for Salomon and K2 these days. I could really not be less excited about trying anything from them given the last few things I tried were just meh.
     
  17. cantunamunch

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    Did you notice that @Doug Briggs got a technical foul by a) citing a defunct company (Kneissl) and b) citing a Dynamic which may be defunct except Atomic still own the rights.

    Also note that citing old Kastle and new Kastle would have to be seriously examined by the judges.
     
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    ST COMP ( I would love to say end of discussion here but I won’t ).
     
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    Kneissl still periodically exist when they actually press some stock but granted they don't really have a retail presence anymore.
     
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    Truth be told..I had some problems with some brands...when you are trying to rebuild an identity it can take some time.
     

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