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    Default Winter Sports - dang, they're expensive.

    This thread is not for Jlam572.

    I've been telemarking for about 5 seasons and figured it was time to attach my heels to the skis again. I grew up skiing - been doing it for 30 years this season. I've also been snowboarding for 20. So, not one to halfass something, I went a bit overboard on a new alpine touring setup.

    I ordered a new set of skis from Ski Logik at the end of last week. They're building a custom set just for me. (a nod to FastSRT8's bespoke-ness?) I get to choose the dimensions, the flex, the rocker/camber profile, and the topsheet. I'm aiming for a 180-190cm ski with a 125mm waist, 20m progressive sidecut, rockered tip with some camber underfoot, and a flat tail. But, I have no idea what I should do for the topsheet.

    Then, I plan to mount them with Dynafit TLT Radical FTs. I'm still working on the boots. I'm torn between the Garmont Cosmos and the Dynafit Mercury.

    I was hoping the skis would be an online purchase on my Discover, but they entered the card manually. The boots and bindings will be online purchase and, if things work out, will go through the Cashback Mall for an extra 10%.

    The only way this could get more expensive is if I bought a Polaris sled to go with the new skis.
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    Crazy money. And of all sleds, a Polaris? ......Really?

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    That should tell you that I know nothing about sleds. I put skins on my skis and earn my turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrez4 View Post
    This thread is not for Jlam572.

    I've been telemarking for about 5 seasons and figured it was time to attach my heels to the skis again. I grew up skiing - been doing it for 30 years this season. I've also been snowboarding for 20. So, not one to halfass something, I went a bit overboard on a new alpine touring setup.

    I ordered a new set of skis from Ski Logik at the end of last week. They're building a custom set just for me. (a nod to FastSRT8's bespoke-ness?) I get to choose the dimensions, the flex, the rocker/camber profile, and the topsheet. I'm aiming for a 180-190cm ski with a 125mm waist, 20m progressive sidecut, rockered tip with some camber underfoot, and a flat tail. But, I have no idea what I should do for the topsheet.

    Then, I plan to mount them with Dynafit TLT Radical FTs. I'm still working on the boots. I'm torn between the Garmont Cosmos and the Dynafit Mercury.

    I was hoping the skis would be an online purchase on my Discover, but they entered the card manually. The boots and bindings will be online purchase and, if things work out, will go through the Cashback Mall for an extra 10%.

    The only way this could get more expensive is if I bought a Polaris sled to go with the new skis.
    Hmmmm now you have me thinking about looking into this site as well! I've been skiing for years as well and your thread has got me thinking I NEED new boards
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    Hmmmm now you have me thinking about looking into this site as well! I've been skiing for years as well and your thread has got me thinking I NEED new boards
    They aren't just pretty. They're top tech too. I met the husband/wife team that runs the company at the Snow Show in Denver in February and have been keeping in touch since. He went to the same law school as I did and quit the law to build skis. She's the artist that designs the topsheets. The skis are even more gorgeous in person. PM me and I'll introduce you to them via email.

    There are other companies that will make you custom planks that equal Ski Logik in performance, but no one can touch their top sheets for pure beauty.

    And, quite frankly, a full custom ski will cost you twice as much anywhere else. Ski Logik made the sacrifice of moving to China to lower costs and make the skis more affordable without cutting quality. When I say they moved, I don't mean they built a factory in China. I mean they moved their entire family there and live in Sanya, China, and run the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrez4 View Post
    They aren't just pretty. They're top tech too. I met the husband/wife team that runs the company at the Snow Show in Denver in February and have been keeping in touch since. He went to the same law school as I did and quit the law to build skis. She's the artist that designs the topsheets. The skis are even more gorgeous in person. PM me and I'll introduce you to them via email.

    There are other companies that will make you custom planks that equal Ski Logik in performance, but no one can touch their top sheets for pure beauty.

    And, quite frankly, a full custom ski will cost you twice as much anywhere else. Ski Logik made the sacrifice of moving to China to lower costs and make the skis more affordable without cutting quality. When I say they moved, I don't mean they built a factory in China. I mean they moved their entire family there and live in Sanya, China, and run the factory.
    WOW they moved their entire family. That is one way to ensure you keep the quality going. I will send you a PM after this post.
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    Personally I'd go for a boot that is compatible with alpine bindings. First, it lets you swap skis with friends and maggots (you need to be on TGR now too ), and it means if you want a second set of skis you don't have to shell out $600 for bindings. The Delirium has exchangeable soles.

    I also highly suggest you try them on as both Garmont and Dynafit have very different fit characteristics. I love Dynafit, but after 5 minutes of walking in them I started to get blisters. But you may find differently.
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    I have alpine boots. I have considered drilling inserts instead of mounting bindings directly to make binding swaps easy or, in the alternative, Dynaduke plates.

    My feet have been in both the Dynafits and the Garmonts. The Garmonts fit better.

    Also I've been a maggot lurker for years and finally registered last week.
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    TGR has possibly the best group of knowledgeable skiers on the web. You just have to get used to being treated like **** from everyone else, lol. Dynadukes are a nice option. I just hate drilling skis knowing that there is no second guessing. That's probably why it has been 3 years since I said "this year I'm going to bite the bullet and buy an AT setup."
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    I really like the inserts idea even better than the plates, though. 20 minutes and I can swap out the Dynafits for a set of Salomon Drivers, squeeze into my plugs and hit the groomers. No extra screws to come undone, no extra stack height. Simple is better.
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