According to a survey by Line Skis that is still going on via their website, this is how people choose their skis:
Past Experience with brand: 27.7%
Company Pros 6.5%
Store employee recommendation 4.7%
Friend or Family recommendation 4.7%
As a shop employee, my expertise and training is chosen by people over GRAPHICS!?!?! What the hell is wrong with these kids? Don't you realize how much shit we learn to memorize the features of EVERY ski in our shops? Or do you just go onto NS and say 'are armadas good' and get a yes then goto some shitty internet site like getboards and buy them?
And you put pros above shop employees? That's ok, to a point. It's only acceptable to me if you talk to that pro and ski his actual skis. Because you need to realize that PROS ARE PAID TO PUSH THEIR BRAND. Of course they're going to tell everyone their skis are the best.
Damn you people who voted in this survey kinda piss me off.
Now, the top vote getter, Past experience, that doesn't bother me as much, because you hopefully talked to a shop employee. Technology....maybe a shop employee told you about it......price....a cheap ski for a cheap guy, I understand.
GRAPHICS?!?! Listen here you little prissy ass 'look good in the lift line' shitheads....go ski because you want to ski, not be a fashion plate.
I'm going to go fucking hack getboards.
'It's good to know more than Teddy'