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LaCroix skis

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LaCroix skis

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
anyone ski on LaCroix skis here? What do you think of them?
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davidof, very pretty.

Sadly, never skied on them. Used to have a rep for being good but pricey, IIRC.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
They just released a 50k 'courchevel' pack.
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Vorda wrote:
They just released a 50k 'courchevel' pack.


Yes I've got a good deal on them, about 90% off.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
There are a lot of La Croix skis round here - often wondered what they're like.
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davidof, there was that whole Lacroix/Royal Chamonix name confusion with two different makes using the name, so my answer is:

Old LaCroix, yes, new LaCroix no.
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davidof wrote:
anyone ski on LaCroix skis here? What do you think of them?


Hmmm - been talking to my friend at Harrods about these - apparantly the luggage trunk they comes in the pack accounts for at least £20K of the total - not aimed at the russian market much are they! Toofy Grin
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
davidof, the ski shop in Monetier (Stawug) had a pair of Lacroix in the window. They were burgled just after New Year, but the skis weren't touched, they took the cash from the safe.
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Hi, i've just finished skiing on a pair of lacroix pearl rentals & friend on the icerunners, i was really pleasently surprised by how good they were- i initially thought they would be dead average after wanting a more recognised brand but they performed really nicely. Good edge grip, quick edge to egde, smooth & stable at speed. In fact i liked them so much I've been considering buying a pair but difficult to find back in uk! So bottom line , if you can get a top of the range pair for a decent price - go for it , they should be good.. Little Angel
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Vikx, they have some on sport pursuit for cheap.
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Thanks jbob- great tip- unfortunatly all wrong lenghths! Typical Confused
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davidof, I've skied on the Lorme series skis made by Ludovic Lacroix. These are the hand-made custom skis in limited numbers. Excellent quality and real craftmanship.

The Lacroix skis in Sport Pursuit look like they are the left overs from Thril-Outlet's Ebay shop. These skis were as low as £99 Buy-it-now a couple of months back.

Vikx, I have a feeling that Glide and Slide near Leeds are perhaps stocking some Lacroix ski gear next season.
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Thanks- I'll check them out later in the year
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Impressive thread-necromancy.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Mr Pieholeo wrote:
Impressive thread-necromancy.


Killer! Laughing
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 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi,

I bought a pair of the 99 quid Lacroix Premier 185 on ebay, put bindings and skied them twice. I bought them for hard snow/ice days and they are doing the job just fine.
They look very well built and ski great.
The barcode on the wrapping shows they are made in Slovenia. Probably Elan makes them. How the hell they ended up on ebay for so little cash I don't know. I noticed that Lacroix sell only skis mounted with Salomon bindings so probably there was a big leftover from a few years ago that was sold unmounted.
They ski a bit short for a 185 cm ski compared to my other ski Salomon Sentinel 184 but the construction with the double titanal sandwich is solid and stiffish and they handle speed and hold an edge just fine. The mounting point is very far forward like on a freestyle ski which is sth. I am not used to but was not a problem.
If you need well built and good performing skis for cheap and they still sell them, you can buy them with confidence.

Very Happy
By the way I mounted them in a hurry with Atomic Neox 14 bindings without a template and screwed the job a little. Anyway I will remount them with some lifter plates for next winter. If sb has some universal plates like Head/tyrolia RDX or some other that I can put the Atomic Neox on I can buy it.

Puzzled
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plamaka, Thril-Outlet were selling them off on Ebay at £99 (before Sport Pursuit took them) and I was really tempted, but bought some Storm skis instead.

In your post in Buy/Sell/Exchange I mentioned I got a brand new pair of Salomon Hangl plates that would do the job. You could even position the Boot Centre Point at a plus/minus position relative to the setting on the Lacroix skis to suit your preference for freeride or piste. And you are right about the fabrication being farmed out to Elan. The pricier custom/handmade skis are put together in either France or Switzerland, the present generation of Lacroix also make Lagriffe skis.

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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
davidof, Some Lacroix Premier Ultra-Lite skis are on Ebay for £85 plus p&p. plamaka, should be able to let you know how these perform. I'm very tempted................................... Madeye-Smiley
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