I only watched the highlights, and I didn't think it was all that stupid to ask, because like people said, every other prototype has graphics. I could see him taping over, but these looked pretty clean and the bases were solid too. Is it just that he doesn't want to represent a company/give free advertising to a company that isn't supporting him? I know coreupt is gone, I was saying if he was riding other skis as well.
treadmills are the trick to everything. fat chicks, skiing on grassy flat back yards, OK GO videos.. - jibnut
They look like Coreupts, super curved tip/tail. I don't think it's that far fetched that he could get a pair of blank, custom skis from Coreupt before they went out of business...it's not like they're going to be able to make good on their contract with him, it's kinda the least they could do.
Kevin get's a bunch of skis made for him, Xavier doesn't have skis, Kevin gives skis to his good friend and teammate. That's really all I can think of. If both Kevin and Xavier were on another team AND riding prototypes we'd know about it by now...
Another possible explanation is it's the other way around...Kevin needs skis, Xavier is testing a bunch of protos for Rossi, gives his good friend and teammate skis. This is possible, but they just looked too much like Coreupts to me.