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    Euro big mnt softgoods/hardgoods companies??

    Im hoping the maggot collective will help me define what are the best / most well known Euro companies involved in big mountain skiing that are relatively unknown in the USA.

    Name the unknown please. Marshalike peeps this thread is for you....

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    two semi-known:
    norrona
    sweet

    edit- I can delete this too if those are "too big name" for what you're after.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
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    thanks lemon.... keep it going guys.

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    Klättermusen.se, though they are mainly made for getting UP the mnts, not so much down.
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    You should post naked pictures of this godless heathen.

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    Norrona looks nice but really expensive...bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChowdahRidah View Post
    Norrona looks nice but really expensive...bummer.
    You obviously haven´t had a look at Klättermusen prices...

    What about Tilak? That obscure enough for you?
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    Not so unknown but....Birdos skis,Goodha skis...
    Always Fight Gravity

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    Lesser knows...not big:
    Black Crowes
    Axunn
    Spoilt (they have 200CM bomber ski)
    www.rabbitontheroof.com/index_fr.html
    I have more on the other computer..I will look tomorrow.
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    bergans of norway. picking up my jacket in a week. haven't seen anyone in the states with one of their jackets... only norway and sweden
    i shred the gnar

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    klättermusen makes imho the best fitting and most durable clothes you can get, but theyre not ski-specific, more trekking-like... and really expensive though... but i love every single piece i have

    skis:
    aluflex - kind of popular in france...
    amplid - wierd marketing^^
    birdos - teh nice
    blossom
    bohème - most beatiful looking skis ever, imho
    bumtribe
    duret - not worky atm, dunno why
    extrem
    indigo
    masurao
    mountain wave
    pale - really cheap
    pure
    radical
    titicaca
    trab - touring
    virus
    wally - yes, they make skis

    these were only the ones with any relevance for freeride or touring...
    if you need more links for clothes or stuff, i think i can post some too...

    freak~[:]

    ps. goodha skis are just rebadged pales afaik
    Last edited by freak; 11-05-2007 at 03:21 PM. Reason: link correction

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    If you´re looking for skis from less known brands, there´s only one place too look.

    www.exoticskis.com

    Should keep you entertained for weeks.
    simen@downskis.com DOWN SKIS

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    Eider is Euro, no? Outerware...
    Thrutchworthy Production Services

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    Not unknown, but certainly lesser known are Mammut and Millet.

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    The reason i ask isnt because im looking for uncommonly seen gear.
    Im looking for companies that you would commonly see in europe associated w big mountain events. Even companies that sponsor big mountain events in europe that arent in the industry and other "mainstream" european brands that like to brand themselves in youth/adventure culture.

    For example ... here in the USA, the main sponsors of the US Freeskiing series are Subaru, corona, The north face, rossignol, powder etc.

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    What about Peak Performance, they seem like the type of company you're talking about.
    Move along nothing to see here.

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    evil, I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do, but selling "extreme freeskiing" shouldn't be that hard at all. think of big $$$ companies who'd love to throw some marketing dollars at the 16-30 crowd. start with addictive mood altering substances (alchi, tobacco, caffeine), and go from there. Just think of how much money Budweiser/PhilMorris/Redbull are willing to spend to peddle their shit to the impressionable under-30 crowd.

    Or shit, simply look at the sponsors of past Euro comps. I doubt that too many of the smaller ventures have that much money to throw around.
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    Jagermeister

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil E View Post
    Marshalike
    WTF does that mean? you fucker. just go out and demo a pair of spats or something.

    and bring your damn skis/tunes/mounts over before i have to beat you with a fIREHOSE.

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    Elvis has left the building

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    mammut, haglofs, millet.... I dunno how famous they are in US

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    http://www.extrem.se/

    EDIT: Do'h..it was already on the above list. Well, another vote for the Swedes anyway...
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    "Average summit heights are around 1000m to 1200m but on the high glaciers of the main Lyngen Peninsula there are summits over 1400m with Jiehkkevarri being the highest at 1834m above sea level."

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    seconded for millet, well made stuff, and they're pretty active in that arena. movement is obv in n.a. now, but are doing a lot especially in suisse.
    'waxman is correct, and so far with 40+ days of tasting them there is no way my tongue can tell the difference between wood, and plastic made to taste like wood...but i'm a weirdo and lick my gear...' -kidwoo

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    Btw, those Bumtribe skis looked awesome when I first encountered them in Verbier 2-3 years ago, worth checking out if you have change. For thread originators purposes might be still a way too small company thou.

    In Finland we have this one guy who makes Powder Flower snowboards and also some skis. Totally handmade beautiful wooden thingies biut reasonably priced still. However his webpages have not updated in ages and are only in finnish if I recall correctly..

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    On the hard goods side, Black Crows seem to be creating quite a buzz:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=79977
    fur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jr.M View Post
    Btw, those Bumtribe skis looked awesome when I first encountered them in Verbier 2-3 years ago, worth checking out if you have change. For thread originators purposes might be still a way too small company thou.

    I've tried them (and wrote a bit about in coreshot) but to be honest they're not my cup of tea. Way too heavy and lazy

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