yeah, we should start seeing stuff in August.. Line used to be notorious for late ships, but I think having K2 owning them has helped that a lot, as we got last years stuff on time, and I know they have a few 09 ski's in there warehouse already.. so August shouldn't be a problem.
Last summer, we had all of our EP pros sold before they even came in, so I thought maybe people would pre-order them via the web this year.. dunno.. we'll see I guess..
have had a few people asking about availabilty, and how soon.
I have called Line for a few things, and some of the 09 ski's are avail. NOW. Shops don't get them this early, usually because summer months are slow, and ski orders aren't free! But, if someone is wanting something NOW, we can call Line and check avail.. chances are we can get it now. EP pro's and Chronics are avail. to order now..
just pre-ordered some invaders myself. was almost 100% ready to order last years but then saw this thread and thought it was sent from the gods above!! i definitely like the 09 graphic a lot more than last years even tho those were still really sick!!
Austrailia shipping was like around 200 bucks.. can't remember exactly.. cibbles could probably tell you..
also, if you are planning on ordering some, hit me with a pm first, if you want, and I can call Line, and find out avail. on the specific ski you are wanting to get, some skis in some sizes are still becoming avail..
anywhere between $150 and $350, depending on what skis you get, what size, with or without bindings etc..
my 189 hellbents with bindings cost $300 i think, but they are huge and heavy. worth it though - $800 all up including bindings, i think the same setup would be about $1400 locally. for most skis the total price including shipping should turn out cheaper than local shop prices.