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Let's Map This Out- Which Ski Companies are owned/work with other ski/snowboard companies.
Volkl and K2 are owned by the same company, and are tied in with Marker bindings.
Armada is made by Elan?
It was outlined in Freeskier a few months ago...
This was just in the latest issue of liek skier or ski canada or something. I'll get it righit now
AMER GROUP owns: Atomic, Dynamic, Volant and Salomon.
K2 owns: K2 Skis, Volkl and Marker.
QUICKSILVER owns: Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange and Look.
TECNICA GROUP owns: Tecnica boots, Nordica boots, Dolomite boots amd Lowa boots.
And that's all that's in the mag. But that should clear some things up I hope.
p.s. The mag is the Fall Annual 20005 of
K2 owns Volkl and Marker.
Quicksilver owns Rossi Dynastar Lange Look Roxy etc
Ameri Sport owns Atomic, Wilson, Salomon, and supposedly Fischer now too.
Burton owns Forum and Jeenyus...
How about who makes whose skis/board in their factory?
Fischer makes some volkls, and many more.
Atomic made all the bigger Armadas this Year!!!
The new Dogen is the old Public enemy mold, made in china!
Armadas are made by elan.
Wow I didn't know about Ameri..they have some crazy influence in the market.
Well, as far as I'm concerned, K2 and Volkl are the two best companies on the market. I guess it is no mistake that they are affiliated with each other. (Even if it is recent)
A bit off topic but did you know k2 owns a bunch of big paintball compainies: Brass Eagle, JT, WGP(make autocockers), and Viewloader. You may or may not recognise those but I found that suprising.
If you'd kindly look at each Armada ski this year you will see that they used several factories this year. Yes the Ar5 and T-halls are still made in the E.U. in the Slovenian Elan Factory (where Nordica skis are made too). The ARV, JP v Julien, and the ANT are made in Austria however in the Atomic factory, it says made in Austria right on the skis.
K2 is actually an investment bank that owns companies in like 30 different industries, the ski brand itself is named after the bank to make it seem like the ski company owns things.
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