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it would appear they are being made by dynastar this year useing their molds so the company can off the ground and that next year each pro will have a ski designed by them to their specification.
it also seems that the money has come from big business investers who are hoping to gain from a promising rider owned company. I'm not certain why i belive it or where i read it but i think the investor is BMW.
Getting their skis pressed isn't a funding issue, by the sounds of it. My guess would be it is a time issue. Making production moulds could be around 6 weeks a ski (Only baseing that assumption on the other type of industrial moulds I have worked with). If the moulds couldn't get finish and a production process perfected in time for this season, they probably have just shifted all the timing for launching new skis for next season/end of this season. This will only give them more time for testing the new "CoreUPT unique" ski's when made.
It will cost them nothing to throw a new topsheet in an existing Dynastar mould, so it makes sense to do that for now, so at least their athletes can ride a CoreUPT ski for shoots & contests instead of a blank prototype.
I do think some of their pro rider - pro ski choices are a bit odd. TJ with the Big Trouble, when TJ is mostly known as a park and big air skiing... and Rich Permin gets the HUGE trouble design, but is also a park rider.... ah well.
there bindings are called dildo!!!
i think that you just watched the podcast about how Armada started and saw the clip of TJ saying, "what are those (armadas)? New rossi's?"
i'm pretty sure that's it