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    KLINT Skis - Anyone Ski Them?

    I've never heard of them but they popped up on Promotive so naturally I took a look as the deal is pretty sweet.

    Heard through a friend of a friend who rides for them that they are great but looking for some more feedback.

    The Klint Kryptos look pretty nice - 118mm under foot in the 180 sounds pretty ideal for me: http://klintsnow.com/krypto.html

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    No I haven't skied them and sure they look alright, although not interesting to me personally.
    But good luck at 780 USD...

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    KLINT doesn't really make ski's. They are owned by a branding company. So I would assume that they are a generic shape pressed in an anonymous chinese factory, with KLINT topsheets added.

    NS kids seem to be all hot on them because they have signed some well known(mostly to NS) skiers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moralkaka View Post
    No I haven't skied them and sure they look alright, although not interesting to me personally.
    But good luck at 780 USD...
    Like I said, i've got a proform so they are way cheaper than 780. Just wondering if it's worth taking a risk to try them out but yeah not sure I can trust a "ski" company based in San Diego....

    Anyone actually ride this suckas?

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    Their skis are pretty damn good. You could do a whole lot worse, that's for sure. That said, there are better skis out there. 191 Billy Goats for example

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    Raps, I had the same thought. I just saw them on promotive as well but I haven't heard much about them. Hopefully this thread generates some discussion.

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    Although the name sounds a bit like a part of the female anatomy.

    --Guy who's just happy that they didn't name it KLUNT

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    I skied the Krypno last feb at Jackson Hole. They ripped in the pow and held like crazy on the hard pack

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    I rode your mom last feb at Jackson Hole. She got ripped on the pow and held like crazy onto the hard cock.

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    ^^^ That was their new Nympho model I believe, completely different than the Krypno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
    I rode your mom last feb at Jackson Hole. She got ripped on the pow and held like crazy onto the hard cock.
    Oh this is why I love this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutishauser View Post
    I skied the Krypno last feb at Jackson Hole. They ripped in the pow and held like crazy on the hard pack
    I swear to god any time there is a question about a new ski there is someone with one post who pops in that says "it rips in pow and carves trenches!"

    I saw them too and was curious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutishauser View Post
    I skied the Krypno last feb at Jackson Hole. They ripped in the pow and held like crazy on the hard pack
    Stunning, and informative review from a 1 post Jong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps View Post
    Just wondering if it's worth taking a risk to try them out but yeah not sure I can trust a "ski" company based in San Diego....
    An awesome company (Powder Magazine) is based out of San Clamente
    ... but then again ...
    A shitty company (Armada) is based out of Costa Mesa
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    Have not skied or fondled them yet...

    Info I have so far:

    San Diego-based SnowFab licensing has announced its own "house brand" of ski under the name Klint, putting out eight ski models for the 2011-2012 season, in addition to a limited-edition (500 pairs) ski branded as "Rockstar" for the energy drink company and Paul Frank-branded skis. Led by MX and Enduro veteran Ludo Boinnard (who previously launched and sold the popular MX Inc., Braking, Inc. and One Industries in the motocross world, co-founded TAG metals, .now spends his time and hard-earned money riding the Dakar events), SnowFab / Klint launched at SIA in Colorado in 2011. The skis are claimed to be dynamically scaled in not only length and geometry for different lengths to maintain the same handling characteristics, but also in flex pattern. Construction is described as vertically-laminated birch sandwich with titanium alloy (Karver model)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rutishauser View Post
    I skied the Krypno last feb at Jackson Hole. They ripped in the pow and held like crazy on the hard pack

    It's been awhile, so why not:

    http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/5987...ut-powder-skis
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Awesome.
    not counting days 2016-17

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExoticSkis View Post
    Have not skied or fondled them yet...

    Info I have so far:
    Is that the same company that is making the "Paul Frank" skis.
    Lame-O

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    Same-O...
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    Erik Roner just announced he will be skiing them this year...
    The company is based in San Diego, is that where the skis are manufactured, or are they made in china?

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    Same. I heard of them through Promotive, but only saw them once in person at a consignment place. They're going to be demoing in the SLC area this winter, so I may give them a try just to see what they're all about. Maybe they're as lame as they sound in the thread, maybe not.

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    We are scheduling a hook-up with a collection of Klint skis at Stowe this season and put out some formal reviews and see how they handle. Stay tuned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierraskier. View Post
    Erik Roner just announced he will be skiing them this year...
    The company is based in San Diego, is that where the skis are manufactured, or are they made in china?
    definitely china or something like that. it's not a ski company, it's a marketing company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    An awesome company (Powder Magazine) is based out of San Clamente
    ... but then again ...
    A shitty company (Armada) is based out of Costa Mesa
    i'm not personally a fan of armadas, but they definitely are not a shitty ski company.

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    Just an FYI, Been trying to find any info.

    They are made in the swallow factory in Japan.

    My interests are twofold.

    Know enough about these so I can continue to make fun of kids on NS who think these are the second coming.

    And maybe pick up a pair of the karvers that they are pretty much giving away on Promotive.

    They are definitely chucking a bunch of sponsorships out there.
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