FIBskithey stopped making the el pacos a few years ago, but the 2017 ski line up will include a soul rider 87 under foot as well as the 97. The graphic is dope! look out for that next year
FIBskiThey will be adding a walk mode boot line as well as bringing the speed machine boots series back which is a high performance alpine boot. Both boots will be a lot better than years past! Unfortunately they are not making the ace park boot anymore or the OMW ski. But if you're looking for a soul rider in a 107 try the patron! similar shape to the soul rider but 113 under foot and with a sheet of metal. Other than that the skis look real clean and simple for the 2017 season!
j.w.vReally, no OMW or Ace Boot? Sad to hear they're even dropping the Ace moving forward. The Ace boots have been the only boots I've used for the past five years or so. Nothing coming out to replace them either? Skied the OMW last season, fun ski. Can't help but get the notion that Nordica is slowly but surely getting out of the park market...
SurfboardWhich is weird because they stacked there team, made a few amazing edits and then never did anything.... Evan Williams where are you? You're sitting on a gold mine!
j.w.vIt's pretty easy to see that their freeski division is getting lesser and lesser budgets every season from the higher ups that put have been putting everything into racing. Every year now they cancel out skis, boots, and drop multiple team members. As stated above, I've used the Ace Boot for year after year, and have skied the OMW's, Ace multiple times, and currently Soul Riders. Even before they made the big "style" switch, I was hyped on the gear, now I'm not so sure...
It looks like Nordica is pulling a Salomon, and it does feel more like a race company once again. Support the companies that are growing within our section of skiing, and not the ones which are doing the opposite
j.w.vIt makes sense, our demographic is definitely not the most profitable for a company such as Nordica to invest into. It's a tough time for companies to exist in our market, I do however think Revision has really caught on in recent times. That said, it's still kind of unfortunate to see the team edits create a name for the brand to now skimming on the park/urban surface. It is what it is however, and it's good to see some positivity coming from yourself.
I actually agree with the statement that they're a ski company before anything else, and they intend to cover all or most spectrums of the entire sport. Guess I'll have to buy some new liners for 3 Stars once they're fully packed out, and hope for a second resurgence at some point or other in the future.