Thursday, January 14, 2010

Still Time for New Gear . . .

I keep waffling back and forth on what I want.  I consulted this chart, and it seems like the BD Stigma (in the 182) weighs 7 pounds 9 oz.  Also on the EMS website (for $100 more) is this nice looking ski:
 That'd be the Movement Freeheel, made in Switzerland, and asymmetrical.  It weighs 7 pounds, 5 oz. in the 176.  But that puts me up around $400, and if I'm going to spend $400 on those, shouldn't I just spend $375 for the Atomic RT 86 on (feather light 6.5 pounds in the 183)? I'm leaning towards the RT 86 at this point, especially if I can get it at that price, with the Voile Switchback bindings (which they don't have on Telemarkdown . . . I guess I'll miss out on the free mounting).  It's a good thing that nobody reads this blog.  I think the RT 86's will sell out pretty quick at this price.

1 comment:

  1. Matt - you could rock any of those boards.

    Heard good things about the Movements but know nothing about them.

    I'm thinking, for me, that the RT86 is The Gore Quiver of One Ski. Maybe a little more forgiving and maneuverable in the trees than the BDs.

    I've got a pair of RTs but haven't skied them much yet. They are new and the cover is pretty thin. My impression of the BDs is that they are pretty stiff.

    Like I said, you can handle the BDs no sweat.