Please exlain to me how it is physically possible for bumblebees to rails. First, no company makes skis small enough to give the proper fit to bumble bees and second, even if a bee did get skis on, he'd probably just fly over the box. No wonder America scores low in science. People don't use common sense
the design of the 11/12 collection is completely done, the skis are past prototype stage and into sample production for trade shows and the like. the protos you see in the pic are actually for the 12/13 year (or are old protos for the 11/12 year).
you have to. almost every company with a global distribution has to do this, from Atomic to K2 to Burton to The North Face. For example it's fall of 2010 and the 10/11 gear is fully set up in shops. 11/12 gear is fully completed on the design side and samples are being made. new 12/13 concepts are done, in prototype stages and getting thrashed by our athletes as we speak. Super new 13/14 concepts are already on the dry-erase board in the R&D lab...