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Find other boutique skis made by Differences and see what they sell for second hand. Regardless of how good the AM skis are most serious skiers will naturally assume they are a fairly naked badge engineering attempt and won't pay any sort of premium for them. They might be worth a little bit more to an AM owner and if you find someone who is a slave to luxury brands over function they might be worth something more.

My logic - No serious mountain biker buys a Land Rover bike despite the parent brands reputation in offroad transport.
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Another ski from an upmarket brand sold really well on here only just last week.

Here's the thread.

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=1899403&highlight=prada#1899403

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shoogly, Don't be mean Laughing
Indeed - calm down everyone, clearly a different level of questioner here.

jamese, welcome to snowHeads snowHead
Since you don't have the specs yet, your question might be a bit premature. When you get them will you post them up? I'm keen to see - might need a pair for my alter-ego! (see other thread).
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http://en.differences.li/skis-home/skis
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management mumbo jumbo gold:

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Differences stands for the solutions created in close collaboration with the client. With our diverse team coming from different domains, we can put together a holistic proposal for our clients and thus create optimal solutions.

Through our flat hierarchy and controlled processes, we can create timely solutions for client problems first on paper and then convert the same in our production.


jamese, basically if they end up costing less than something similar made by a mainstream company, go for it. otherwise i'd probably not bother
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jamese, what exactly are you looking for in your new skis?

oh... and welcome to snowheads snowHead
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hmm zai for hublot/the other brands they have, one of which is a car manufcaturer i believe? skis sell for around 5k harrods said
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jamese, Welcome to Snowheads dude, get involved.

They look nice, but we'd need to see a legit review of them before we consider bathing our feet in them......they're a bit bling for me (see Volant & Kneissl for ref) but I wouldn't be adverse to having a blem in them.....I'll say they're retailing for about £599 or so.....wanna give me a set to try out?
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jamese, Welcome. If you get them cheap, go for it otherwise test them first. They may be brilliant but without reviews or a demo it's impossible to say what they're worth.

Hmmmm. Car brands making skis. Damn, Whitedot are going to start making cars. We'll stick to the BC theme



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You gonna do Dots Dozen on those dude?
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koooooh! Stick me down for one mate!
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the_doc, looks slightly low at the back -clealry full of beer and no room for skis -Is there a long wheel base version Puzzled
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....hell, as long as it tows a caravan I'm happy!
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fatbob wrote:

My logic - No serious mountain biker buys a Land Rover bike despite the parent brands reputation in offroad transport.



he,he always thought the same too. porsche, ferrari, etc have all done it too. why would i want some badly designed suspension bike with porsche stickers. its probably manufactured very well, but still...
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Dot., 6x6, nnnnoiiice

fatbob, not many Land Rover owners go off-road neither though (at least a lot more dont than do, but ALL look the part!)

I do think though, if jamese gets em, he has to rock up to base with them strapped to his DB9 or whatever. Gettin them out the back of the panda or yeti just wont fly
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They look the DB's.
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Well this is almost certainly a pure branding exercise with no doubt a big price tag. I can't see Aston Martin actually getting technically involved in ski design and if they did, WTF do they know about designing skis anyway? So the real questions are:-

1/ Is Difference a good ski brand - Possibly, but I've never heard of them personally
2/ Is this actual ski model suitable for the type of skiing you want to do - who knows? From the pictures the bindings look like they are mounted very rearward, suggesting it ins't going to be a Park ski despite the twin-tip. The sidecut looks quite aggressive with a narrow waist, so probably a general purpose piste carver of some kind. Certainly doesn't look anything like a freeride ski to me.
3/ Price - if they are expensive even with your discount I'd look elsewhere.
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If Aston Martin gave me access to their composites team and a budget for molds I reckon I could make them a damn fine ski.
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fatbob wrote:


My logic - No serious mountain biker buys a Land Rover bike despite the parent brands reputation in offroad transport.


Lamborghini make Tractors too. Toofy Grin
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fatbob, not many Land Rover owners go off-road neither though (at least a lot more dont than do, but ALL look the part!)



I disagree, they don't ALL look the part, RR Sport looks like a Footballer/Drug Dealer car and don't even go there with a Gaylander 1
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I remember doing an industry ski test in 2007. Everyone wanted the Ferrari ski to Fail. I was one of the best high performance skis on the test.

Spyderman, I do like this new Landrover http://www.bowler-offroad.com/Nem_2009/Nemesis_RACE_home.htm
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jamese wrote:
.... Also would it be better to get women specific skis?


For those of you referring to 'he' rolling eyes

jamese, I like the graphics, but afraid I can't offer any technical advice. Just a thought, but would they be particularly susceptible to being nicked? And welcome to snowHeads
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Spyderman, neither of which i consider a Land Rover....
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Why is it that ski manufacturers pay no attention to the inevitable mounting of bindings when it comes to designing a ski's graphics? Puzzled
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Dot., Anything with "Bowler" on the badge is allright by me. Very Happy

barry, Agreed.
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Spyderman, Doubt they'll mount bindings on the ski base dude
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uktrailmonster, You're severely underestimating Spyderman's drills.... Twisted Evil
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jamese, this sort of stuff is just another way of holdng rich people upside down and shaking them until things drop out of their pockets. If you want some skis, buy from people who do skis.
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jamese wrote:


I basically want an all round ski to cope with whatever I throw at it - Mostly I'll be on the piste, but the occasional dabble in the park as I wouldnt mind learning the odd trick, and perhaps a spot of 'off roading' as my sister calls it.



Something along these lines:-

http://www.ellis-brigham.com/skis/k2/700133/missconduct
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Aston Martin do a nice little run about as well.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=aston%20martin%20cygnet&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CEwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.astonmartin.com%2Fcars%2Fcygnet&ei=AUHOTrPgEc_m8QPLou3-Dw&usg=AFQjCNGGHQlEI5OFU6V67SHV5uvtcT8JGA


barf.

At least the ski's look good.
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Lizzard wrote:
This sort of stuff is just another way of holdng rich people upside down and shaking them until things drop out of their pockets.

Oh, my bleeding heart. Sad
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Yeah I did have a look at them when I went into a shop recently, unfortunatly the only hardware guy in there was a boarder so he wasnt much help! how do the miss demeaners compare? I think i'm just going to get up to MK and try some out if thats possible!
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jamese,

As far as I am aware "Differences" is a small Austrian ski producer, I'd be surpized if anyone here had skied a pair of their skis nevermind owned a pair. Anyone?

I'd guess from the dimensions the Aston Martin Skis could be something similar to this Differences ski

„Für heutige Freeride-Verhältnisse ein schmaler Ski mit weichem Flex. Die starken Seiten des XF liegen im unverspurten Gelände, dort ist er gut zu steuern und zu kontrollieren. Die Tester attestieren ihm eine sehr fehlerverzeihende Abstimmung. Tempo erleichtert das Fahren ungemein, sonst braucht man Kraft. ...“

http://www.testberichte.de/a/ski/magazin/snow-2-2009/182759.html

Very rough translation = thin freeride ski, best in untracked offpiste, soft flexing, very forgiving, easy to turn at speed, needs to be muscled at slower speeds.

There again it could be similar to this Difference ski which came last in the test.
http://www.testberichte.de/a/ski/magazin/skimagazin-5-2009/182807.html
Try to find out what difference model it is and then see how that ski performs. Unless you recieve a big discount on the equivalent Difference model of ski I'd go for something else.
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