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  1. #1
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    Atomic brings back Volant as a premium brand

    I just saw that Atomic is bringing back Volant skis as a premium brand and touting the patent on steel ski tops. Have your name embossed on your skis and be part of the Bogner crowd with limited run, hand made skis...

    https://www.volantski.com/en

    It makes me sad.

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    Do they plan to charge by the pound?

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    How much for the snow bunny?

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    And no spats


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

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    Ski the steel, steal the thunder!
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Damn, I must have skied the ol' PoxerCarve for pert near ten years straight.
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    Had a lot of fun on the fat bastards back in the day, but man were they heavy.

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    This will be a very popular ski for the Austrian hip swiveling crowd. I can se it competing with the likes of Stockli and Kaestle carvers
    Last edited by schindlerpiste; 04-20-2020 at 03:05 PM.
    “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
    ― Milton Friedman

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    “Elegance on piste”

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    any time a product catalog is referred to as a "look book" you know you are in for a nice straightforward marketing free shopping experience....

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    This gives me a Chubb-y

    But if they don’t make a spatula and machete it’s a sin
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    Isn’t that what Volant was as a brand? Hip swivellers and people worried their skis looked bad (selling point of less topsheet damage with steel).

    the machete and more so Spatula didn’t sell well at the time iirc.

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    Great crud skis

    Steel the ski

    Ski the thunder
    watch out for snakes

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    Power Karve Ti was a great ski

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    Did I miss something? Volant sold to Amer Sport years ago, Atomic has been producing them as a Gucci brand for probably fifteen years.

    The spatula was the greatest idea they ever had: already bent, right out of the factory, so you don’t have to feel bad about doing it the first time you hit a bump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    Did I miss something? Volant sold to Amer Sport years ago, Atomic has been producing them as a Gucci brand for probably fifteen years.

    The spatula was the greatest idea they ever had: already bent, right out of the factory, so you don’t have to feel bad about doing it the first time you hit a bump.
    Can you imagine how many pairs of those things Shane must have broken when he was skiing for them in the pre-Spatula days?
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Spats? Machetes? Chubbs?
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    This gives me a Chubb-y

    But if they don’t make a spatula and machete it’s a sin
    You win the punny award
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    The Machete is one of my favorite skis of all time. Crazy damp, you could point them straight into a chunder field and not spill a drop of your beer. Heavy, yes, but skiing something that stable and unflappable was so damn fun. Carved like a mo fo, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattypowpow View Post
    The Machete is one of my favorite skis of all time. Crazy damp, you could point them straight into a chunder field and not spill a drop of your beer. Heavy, yes, but skiing something that stable and unflappable was so damn fun. Carved like a mo fo, too
    I loved those skis. Thanks to a connection, I had the first pair of McHucksters in the US. They were my first pair of "fat" skis. They crushed all comers and set me up to love damp, heavy skis for the rest of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    Did I miss something? Volant sold to Amer Sport years ago, Atomic has been producing them as a Gucci brand for probably fifteen years.
    This.

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    Looks like the longest ski will be 182 and the fattest waist 78 mm. That pretty much sums up the market.
    Gravity Junkie

    How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    How much for the snow bunny?

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    You couldn't afford her....(none of us could).
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    To be a JONG is no curse in these unfortunate times. 'Tis better that than to be alone.

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    I worked at a shop that sold a good volume of Volants. I hated when the sales guys sold them. They were a pain in the ass to drill compared to other skis that skied as well or better. And then they would hit something, bend them, and bring them in for warranty meaning I got to drill a second or even third set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    I worked at a shop that sold a good volume of Volants. I hated when the sales guys sold them. They were a pain in the ass to drill compared to other skis that skied as well or better. And then they would hit something, bend them, and bring them in for warranty meaning I got to drill a second or even third set.
    I was that guy that sold those. I worked in a slope side shop and we did demos as well.
    They were so silly easy to sell. “Here you go ma’am, try these out. Don’t worry about carrying them back, just have your husband put them in the car, and I’ll charge your card.” The Powerkarve and Vertex Powerkarve were like a license to print money. I sold every one I could get my hands on. For full points. No sales pricing required.
    But I also sent a lot back. We were really close with our rep(Gordie i think) and he just told us to send them back and they would replace them. No receipts, no RA, nothing. Just put them in a box and pull a pair off the wall.
    I was personally responsible for about a dozen pairs. After the third pair of McG’s I pranged, I stopped skiing on them.


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