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Offline JeffOYB

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Any news on Forest Skis?
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:39:16 pm »
Anyone see any 230-280cm Forest Skis in North America lately?

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Re: Any news on Forest Skis?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 10:44:00 pm »
Karhu was all set to come back into the US market this season with their full line-up, including the Hunt and Jakt forest skis. They even had a display at the SnowSports Industry Association Snow Show, but somebody convinced their marketing department that we had a shortage of snow and global warming all over the place, so they decided to hold off for another year. I don't know where they got their info (Probably a competitor >:(! ) because we groomed trails in central Minnesota until the end of March, and we certainly a NOT warm right now! And we have 14 inches of snow on the ground!

Video: http://youtu.be/T73Xbj8TMnw

The good news is that you CAN order them in the US again, from a distributor in Massachusetts: http://www.karhu.com/forest-series-skis

And I plan to, as soon as I can afford it!

Oh, BTW...I'm back!
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Re: Any news on Forest Skis?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 02:17:06 am »
Glad you are back Hans!

Also glad to hear Karhu is making a come back here in North America!  Madshus has the old and great Omnitrak base in their new line of waxless back country skis, so I wonder what the connection is between the two companies?
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Re: Any news on Forest Skis?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 08:50:34 am »
The new Karhu skis have a totally reengineered bass. It is different from the old design that was sold to mad close.it's supposed to be quieter, and also less noticeable on the skis. From what they said in the video, it sounds like it works pretty well.
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Re: Any news on Forest Skis?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 09:08:06 am »
I don't see any prices for the skis at that Karhu link for the MA distro. I did see a pop-up saying free shipping.

PS: I just posted another message about a pair of 210cm Forest Skis that I'm selling on eBay for $120. OK, I'll just repeat the link here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271342337846&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123
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Re: Any news on Forest Skis?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 10:00:56 am »
I would call/e-mail and ask.

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