I see what you're saying, but I guarantee that I have forced Dynastar to change. After all this, they offered to make Jibij Pro models of Dynastar skis to get them in here, I still said no. That right there shows they finally noticed that people aren't happy with their same old product, and they will change things next year. And this applies to other companies who didn't lash out at me as well.
Most shops don't say anything, because Dynastar products, (and this applies to almost any big companies products), bring in a lot of money. But I don't deal with them anyway, so I have no issues with telling them if I dislike something they're doing. And that goes for brands that I carry as well. If I don't like it, I tell them. And for the people who said I started this to make money, I drive a crappy used Subaru. I made more working as a shop tech somewhere else.
True, this is the smallest section of the ski industry, but it's the only one with a future. For the past 4 years, the only markets that have shown growth in skiing are tele, womens, and freeskiing. How many old people do you see on straight skis that were made before you were born? They aren't buying skis anymore, and soon they won't even ski at all. And when they do buy skis, it's more and more likely that it will be a twin-tip, because they are better, and more fun.
So yes, I'm fighting to make freeskiing the dominant market section in skiing. Because it's the market I'm in, and the one I care about.
Jibij Pro Shop
2714 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80301