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Old 10-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never been to a demo day before, so I've got no clue what goes on. I wanted to try out some of the newfangled technologies this year and was looking around to see what I could demo. Google let me down big-time.

Never Summer has a calender that has some demo dates on it, but other than that I couldn't find much. How far in advance do companies usually plan these events(is it just too early to look)(should I check all the mountains' event calendars on a weekly basis during the season)? I was wondering if anyone knew of a resource that has this kind of info? I could just e-mail every board company and every mountain in Washington and Idaho but that seems like a pain in the ass.

I'm mainly interested in Never Summer, K2, Nitro, Arbor, Bataleon, Rome, Ride, Atomic & LibTech. But if you've got info on other manufacturers, might as well post it as this could turn into a resource for others.

Here's a link to the NS calendar:
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No NS demo days in WA on the schedule yet. Hope they add one. They had one at Crystal last season but I wasn't able to make it up that day =(
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Best place is your local ski shops.. they will have info on the demo days closest to you. I've been to a few around here in PA.. only got to try two boards though.. the K2 WWW (which i loved) at one .. and a NS at the other. its always very hit or miss.. you never know when they'll show up unless the manufacturers website SAYS they'll be there.
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Best place is your local ski shops.. they will have info on the demo days closest to you. I've been to a few around here in PA.. only got to try two boards though.. the K2 WWW (which i loved) at one .. and a NS at the other. its always very hit or miss.. you never know when they'll show up unless the manufacturers website SAYS they'll be there.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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haha i was here a couple of times over the summer at random times hehe
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You can also check the schedule on the websites of your local mountains. That's how I always found out, although it's a bit early and most board companies/shops/resorts haven't finalized that kind of stuff yet.
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Ya, I thought it would probably still be early. I don't think there will be a whole lot of demo's out in Eastern Wa or North ID. I didn't hear about any last year - not manufacturers anyway, just some of the local shops. I was just talking to some friends around the region and trying to plan some trips. I'll probably make a trip to Ellensburg and head up to Snoqualmie, Tacoma-Crystal, and possibly Portland-Hood sometime this year. It's a lot more likely to find a demo at one of those, but I'd have to plan it well ahead of time.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This isnt the right thread Im sure, but T.J. are there any decent board shops around you? I have overpriced shops here that dont give you the time of day. Im in Maryland but Im willing to travel for some decent service.
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