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I've been thinking about it all day long and come to a conclusion. CKO sparked my desire to write all this out a few threads down in the most current armada site thread started by 'rossignolpowair'
CKO makes a very good point... the most inteligent thing anyone has said about armada so far, and I think it is very much the truth... armada isn't REALLY about the skis, never the less I am pretty sure they (the skis) will be good, and they (armada) probably understand that yeah, its gotta be good the first time the skis come out or their rep goes south fast. Has anyone stoped to think that might be the reason they are waiting to release the information on the skis? Maybe they want to make sure EVERYTHING is dialed in just right before they let people know about it, it makes sence to me.
But that isn't the point, I think the real focus is that these are the guys who created what we have today, as well as the new guys who are taking shit to the next level.
For all of these athletes to stop what they are doing and say its time for a change and start their own company, to leave their sponsors of the last 6 years and with whom they actualy CREATED the modern twin tip, is a pretty monumental move.
I couldn't agree more, a change is needed, when bode miller makes 1.2 million over three years from rossignol, when companies throw new school on the backburner and use the profits for rental ski development... well then ya, I don't think that is the right direction for skiing.
Love- the chump
skiings independence day.
I agree with a lot of what you say. But how much profit do you think companies are making from rental skis compared to twins. A hell of a lot more. Do you really think they need to use the money they make from twins to develop rentals?
Freshies for a week after a dump? Temple Basin - Hell Yeah!
armada just wants to make money.......so give them a brake and just buy there skis.
I think the whole reason why people will buy armadas is because of there sick team......but i think there going to be sick cause boyd told me in whistler this summer that they are built like a snowboard.They are built like a snowboard because armada is paying a japanese snowboard company to make there skis.
all that info was straight out of boyd's mouth, but I cant guarantee it's true.
i predict in year 2010 there will be no snowboarders and all freeskiers , why because skiing kicks ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Chump, thanks for expanding on my argument, I wasn't quite sure if I was able to get my point across but you did a good job of explaining it properly (for the most part). I want people to think about why armada was created, not how good their skis are going to be in their first year. I'm kind of getting sick of hearing about armada but we shouldn't lose sight of the importance of the company and what it stands for.
some old people at major ski companies across the world have created what we have today...stop lying to yourself
have u eva seen a brother play mandalay?
Thats right Steeve, older people did create what we have today. And a large segment of the top professionals in our sport didn't think that was good enough. So instead of complaining about stupid shit on an internet forum they actually went ahead and did something about it.
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