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Thread: Down Skis Group Buy
03-06-2012, 05:25 PM #1
Down Skis Group Buy
After some pretty favorable reviews and growing interest from the general collective, Gregor from Down Skis has agreed to help up out with a group buy.
TGR Down Q&A Thread
Down is a reasonably young company, and after three years of prototyping and ski development, 2011/12 is their first year in full production. As with their start-up brethren here across the pond, Down is a small company founded and run by skiers who want to step away from the big-box ski industry. They make 5 different models this year with a strong bent towards the big mountain/freeride crowd/backcountry crowd, and I think you'll be stoked when you start looking at the dimensions. Construction is bomber, light (some carbon models) and all their skis are made at home in the E.U. at the same factory used by WhiteDot and Faction. Overall a pretty sweet operation, and I think akin to our ON3P, PMGear, etc. in ethos.
Retail on these guys is already pretty damn cheap at 325 Euros, so the group buy prices will definitely be right. Shipping from the Euro zone is a little bit beastly at baseline, but Gregor will split the bulk international shipping costs on these which will make it pretty close to what domestic sticks would cost to move around. I'll separate the individual pairs when they get here and get them into maggot hands. We should have them in hand about a week after the order is in, more skis = cheaper prices, and the minimum order size is pretty small.
PM me for prices/details - let's get this thing going.No, the real point is, I don't give a damn
03-06-2012, 06:28 PM #2
Damn. The Countdown 2 looks pretty nice.It doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
...sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
Kaz is my co-pilot
03-07-2012, 02:36 AM #3
Bump for the Countdown V, looks like the bee's knees. Skinny spat for the tour hungry. They would probably ride like the Wootest (with out the bit of sidecut)
03-07-2012, 03:28 AM #4
Bump for the 3 and PM sent :-)
03-07-2012, 01:22 PM #5
03-07-2012, 03:14 PM #6
countdown V is a cool idea.
03-07-2012, 03:26 PM #7
bump to support these guys, pretty optimistic about that line up. PM sent for specifics.
03-07-2012, 05:18 PM #8
03-07-2012, 05:41 PM #9
Their site says..."A narrow, reverse-sidecut ski? Yes. Why? Because reverse sidecut skis perform so well in difficult snow conditions and heavier powder, where you don't want excessive width to torque your lower body or bounce you around up top. R/R means that there is much less drag when turning and no sidecut that needs to be engaged to turn. As the tip and tail are narrower than the waist, you will never catch a tip or hook a tail. The continuous taper from underfoot into the tip and tail slices through everything without effort."
These are all the things I don't like about the spats (keep in mind I have 3 pair) I still love them regardless.
I just noticed the count 1 is a carbon layup, that is cool.
03-08-2012, 10:49 AM #10
To the top....let's do this.No, the real point is, I don't give a damn
03-09-2012, 02:07 AM #11
Shipping in Europe is included in the 325E, swedish VAT will be added by customs.
03-09-2012, 08:36 AM #12Registered User
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- Mar 2012
They would probably ride like the Wootest
03-09-2012, 09:06 AM #13
if this happens, can you PM me the info?
03-12-2012, 01:52 PM #14
Bump with stoke only - Photog: Marius Thank you everyone for the support!
03-12-2012, 04:42 PM #15
I'm "down" for a pair of CountDown V. Pm sent."... when I turn, I just hope it hits me in the face."--Shroder Baker/Under the Influence
03-12-2012, 08:43 PM #16
03-13-2012, 02:38 PM #17
03-13-2012, 09:38 PM #18
PM sent and here's a bump back to top.
03-13-2012, 10:25 PM #19
any idea on ski flex?
stiff or soft?
03-14-2012, 02:25 AM #20
Countdown 1: Medium overall, softer tip, stiffish tail.
Countdown 2: Medium+ overall, stiffish tip and tail, SFI numbers are 65457.
Countdown 3: Medium+ overall, stiffish tip and tail, SFI numbers are 65456.
Countdown 4: Medium+ overall, slightly softer tip, stiff tail.
Countdown V: Stiff overall.
Very scientific, I know...
03-14-2012, 03:37 PM #21
03-15-2012, 11:59 AM #22
03-15-2012, 08:46 PM #23Registered User
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- Mar 2009
- Aspen, Colorado
The countdown 4 would fit in my touring quiver nicely, but I need a stiff flex at my weight, and I could use ten more cm's. If they start taking special orders or offer more variation, I would be in
03-16-2012, 08:18 AM #24
http://www.freeride.se/forum/thread.php?t=84633 just scroll down the first page for a bunch of solid reviews.
03-18-2012, 11:12 PM #25
Bump for more people to get in on this deal.