When do skis go on sale?

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Re: When do skis go on sale?

Post by RabbitEars » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:51 pm

The new s-bound 98s look like they are not going to be as durable. Brand new on the rack and the tips are already chipped. My 2 season old s-bounds are in better condition.
Brand new on the rack already chipped.
My two season old well used skis were better built.

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Re: When do skis go on sale?

Post by UtahBrian » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:02 pm

Oh. On the rack where?

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Re: When do skis go on sale?

Post by kumachan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:39 pm

fgd135 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:54 am
REI now has their 21-22 skis up on their website. Sadly, no Äsnes. Good luck.
That's interesting. The Asnes website lists REI as the only other U.S. retailer of their skis.

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Re: When do skis go on sale?

Post by jyw5 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:26 pm

I figured the fischer crown skis were going to be not as well made as previous generation...

I was initially going to replace my S112s with the S98s...

My S112 from 5 yrs ago are still working despite coreshots, worn fishscales and multiple dents/chips. My S125 is in great condition. These will be hard to replace...S125 may be one of a kind...I am saving them for big mtn expeditions. I may replace the Fischer S112 with the new Asnes Sverdrup pending real world reviews. I'm finding as I get better, I am not needing so much width for the terrain I am skiing and a lighter ski would be great for long approaches. Also, I need skis that can grip better on hard/icy surfaces...S112 (and most likely S98) has no grip at all.

I'm also looking into traditional downhill skimo/racing skis like the Plum Le Roc D'Enfer, 160cm 97-68.5-83 ...for fast and steep ascents in mixed spring conditions.

btw, skis are on sale now! vendors are stocking the new models already.

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