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  1. #76
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    I cant wait for my skinny Q's!

  2. #77
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    Or you could stop banging your skis together like a gaper. Just sayin'.

  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
    192 Enduro protest with birds eye Veneer - vice versa graphic (on the left). Turned out amazing. Now I'm reconsidering my choice of Jamaican lion for Quixote over Wall graphic.
    Sexy!

  4. #79
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    Those Protest's look rad!

  5. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undertow View Post
    I love the looks of my bamboo Qs, but less than impressed with the durability... They scratch and nick very easily and are seen very easily compared to the std topsheet... If and when I buy another pair of Praxis I am going non wood veneer...

    Spindrift, did Keith recommend epoxy for the scratches...?

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    No. I did it after a stupid fall (right after getting back on a groomer ) where one ski slashed the other and sliced a decent chunk of the bamboo at the edge and on top - left a bunch of the "raw" material exposed.

    I masked it off with blue tape, mixed up some five minute epoxy, & wiped it in for maybe 10-20 seconds with my finger using a zip loc as a glove. I left virtually no thickness - just enough to soak in and cure with the thinnest possible amount left on the surface. I yanked the blue tape after a minute or three - before curing/setting got too far along - so it just peeled off with no hassle. Worked like a champ. Cured down nice and tight and sealed everything up. You'd never know unless you knew.

    Keith and I talked about this afterward and he said he'd been thinking about some kind of oil to water seal that kind of stuff on the bamboo. Not sure if it ever went anywhere or if he ever settled on anything.

    As previously noted, I am not a fan of the bamboo. But the hardwood is great - I would not hesitate to get it again.
    Last edited by spindrift; 08-05-2017 at 10:28 AM.

  6. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Sexy!
    Holy heck!

  7. #82
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    Any word on shipping?

    My bud who is a first type praxis buyer was asking me - I couldn't care less when I get them between now and the ski season.

  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    Any word on shipping?

    My bud who is a first type praxis buyer was asking me - I couldn't care less when I get them between now and the ski season.
    It's stoopid hard to tell first timers to chill, but it really is that. I have some in my family that every preseason order they act like someone is tryin to fuck em when they don't get em way before due date. It is what it is and it's always worth the wait. Never understood why it's so important to get them before the snow starts to fly???
    Fear, Doubt, Disbelief, you have to let it all go. Free your mind!

  9. #84
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    Keith emailed me a few weeks ago saying he was getting ready to press my skis. So I say it's safe to assume they'll be ready to ship within the next couple of weeks.
    Last edited by Kopi_Red; 08-06-2017 at 08:32 AM.

  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayItLeo View Post
    Sexy!
    Monochrome definitely looks the best with veneer. However some whites don't "print" as true clear on the veneers.

    I have the old Pow Boards eagle topsheet on veneer. I recon that would looks great with Praxis on one ski, and the eagle on the other, And no other graphics from the OG eagle topsheet.
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  11. #86
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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    I'd bet most skis people ordered before the original deadline will ship this month.

    Depending on the graphic's design and the type of original artwork file Keith has for it, you can pick and choose to some degree which sections are and aren't printed, as well as possibly changing the color of sections that are very clearly defined (like the word Praxis on some of the designs).

    Like on the viceversa, I asked Keith to not print any of the tan or light grey sections. If he had printed those it would look different/darker in those sections. The Praxis logo on mine was printed though

  12. #87
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    Those wood veneers are damn sexy.

    I got an email from Keith -- the batch of preseason Rx orders is done and will be shipped soon. I'm out of town for 4 months, so he checked in with me about shipping. Huge tip-'o-the-hat to that guy and his customer service.

  13. #88
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    nice^^^another generation ready to crush the snow!
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  14. #89
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    Shipping...

  15. #90
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    Mine are in the mail.

  16. #91
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    So what are we getting boyz...? Jealous minds would like to know...

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    Veneer topsheet showing obvious wear from not many ski touring hours of use. Particularly top sheet edge towards the tails (the usual ski touring wear area).

    Had my RX 106 UL core out in variable spring-like higher alpine conditions. They ski firm corn really well. And they ski like any other short narrow light skis would ski on breakable crusts, chunder and punchy heavy mank. Nothing special. But I think light touring boots add to a lot of that lower performance. I really dislike AT boots more and more these days. On similar snow, my identical dimensions but heavier core RX with alpine bindings and alpine boots ski better.

    However 106 will never beat 116 on punchy heavy 3d mank. But you cant have it all in all times and places.
    Last edited by neck beard; 08-11-2017 at 06:03 PM.
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  18. #93
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    RX question, are there any RX's longer then 189? I thought I read somewhere there might be a few pairs of 194 or close to that length around.

    At 6-4 I'm hesitant to order a pair of 189cm skis when everything else I ski on is 194cm or longer. Any one in the 6-4 range on the 189 RX?

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by skibrd View Post
    RX question, are there any RX's longer then 189? I thought I read somewhere there might be a few pairs of 194 or close to that length around.

    At 6-4 I'm hesitant to order a pair of 189cm skis when everything else I ski on is 194cm or longer. Any one in the 6-4 range on the 189 RX?
    I got the 189 and im almost 6'3", about 210 lbs. I havent skied them yet though. I stiffened mine up to the MAX, and had them made with the Heavy core. They feel amazing.


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  20. #95
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    I thought about that, but it still doesn't solve my issue of liking long skis. :-/

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    You can try mine if your ever in Montana
    Last edited by aevergreene; 08-12-2017 at 11:44 AM.

  22. #97
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    We like very similar skis and I totally get where you are coming from, and that short stiff ski was originally my Gunsmokes mounted at +3, then that was my Shiros, and tbh I really want another pair of 193 Shiros, they are just next to impossible to find. I'm really hoping for something a little longer then 189, that I can mount a little forward of suggested and be my tight stuff agility ski.

    I know 189 isn't that short, but it's a mental game. I tried a few pairs of a buddies ON3P's that were around 189 and couldn't get myself to sending it. I hopped back on my 194 Kastles and was off like a bat out of hell.

    Maybe I can get Keith to write 191 on a pair of 189s haha

  23. #98
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    Q's come in a 194
    Fear, Doubt, Disbelief, you have to let it all go. Free your mind!

  24. #99
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    ^^^ seems like the solution

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    Qs are also the bastard love child of the Rx and GPO.

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