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  1. #1
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    Better buy skis while you can... Huge fire at Fisher plant

    https://planetski.eu/2020/10/14/huge...sA1BHvzPFwVuoE

    As if 2020 hadn't already had its way with us, now skis will be harder to come by, and probably more expensive. Not good for anyone, especially the workers there.

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    Damn


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    Definitely Putin. I have two pair of Fischer skis in the garage.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Fisher also make Dynafit and I have some of those

    I thot Chepelare in Bulgaria had the worlds biggest ski factory ?

    Atomic I think and I got some of those (Armada) too
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    Wouldn't this season's skis already be in shipping containers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Wouldn't this season's skis already be in stores?
    FIFY.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Wouldn't this season's skis already be in shipping containers?
    Yes, more likely in stores right now. That's the point, next year's supply might be pretty short so, buy now, while you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    Yes, more likely in stores right now. That's the point, next year's supply might be pretty short so, buy now, while you can.
    Sounds like their warehouse wasn't burned, everything might be fine. Or not; it's all speculation until Fisher tells shops what's up.

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    I'd be surprised if the ski industry can't find the production capacity to meet demand. It's not like making skis is that hard; you can build them in a trailer. It's not complicated like making N95's. But if there is a shortage I'm sure the President, whoever he is, can invoke the Defense Production Act.

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    Perhaps 4FRNT can make up the difference?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Perhaps 4FRNT can make up the difference?
    Need I remind you of Jskis installment plan...in case you still need that sticker.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    Making skis in a trailer
    And selling skis made in a trailer
    Light years of warp speed apart
    Now choctaw bingo meth
    On the other hand
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Need I remind you of Jskis installment plan...in case you still need that sticker.
    No reminder needed. I bought my kid a pair of J skis last year and JLev has been bombing my inbox daily with updates for the last 365 days.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I'd be surprised if the ski industry can't find the production capacity to meet demand. It's not like making skis is that hard; you can build them in a trailer. It's not complicated like making N95's. But if there is a shortage I'm sure the President, whoever he is, can invoke the Defense Production Act.
    Excellent!!!! That there's some top tier crankiness, coverin' all bases!
    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    Making skis in a trailer
    And selling skis made in a trailer
    Light years of warp speed apart
    Now choctaw bingo meth
    On the other hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Excellent!!!! That there's some top tier crankiness, coverin' all bases!
    I like it!
    Sarcasm. Not crankiness. Sarcasm.
    Just call me Uncle Slayton.
    Last edited by old goat; 10-15-2020 at 09:34 AM.

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    Haven’t had a Fischer since rc4

    What am i supposed to be buying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Sarcasm. Not crankiness. Sarcasm.
    Just call me Uncle Slayton.
    Doh!
    Still, even for sarcasm, it excelled; subtle, insider info, comprehensive ...... kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    are you uncle clay foster?
    or one of his 2.25k of spewtube subscribers?

    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -ski on in eternal peace
    Yo poliassfuckers
    theres a special basement for your lame shit

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    I believe this plant produced Fischer's lower end skis, so unless Fischer's bottom line becomes an issue this shouldn't matter (at least the race skis are produced in AUT, and w other brands the good skis come out of the race rooms). But I was also told that other brands produce there as well, including Stockli (which really surprised me since Stockli kind of implies every ski is produced, by hand, in SUI). As others have said, this year's skis are shipped, I think, and I assume Fischer has insurance, so this may not matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    ...including Stockli (which really surprised me since Stockli kind of implies every ski is produced, by hand, in SUI).
    Off topic: I was at the local store yesterday and they had some new Stocklis, including SR.

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    I dunno where they’re made, but they piss excellence! Never skied a Stockli, but damn if they don’t look better than every other ski in that shop.



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    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    If you’re worried about being able to find a brand new pair of rental skis, you could be in trouble. All Fischer’s skis that you actually want to ski are still made in AUT.

    Stockli made kids skis there, all adult skis are made in SUI. I thought they moved production of kids skis, could be wrong.

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