Well summer is here (ok it is going to snow next week) and the shops have finally cracked and started offering sale bargains, esp. on skis, here are some I spotted:-
http://www.sport-conrad.com/page/product-detail/__/shop/prod/1791 - Atomic Descender for 199 euros.
http://www.sport-conrad.com/page/product-detail/__/shop/prod/1756 - Dynastar Alti Patrouille Des Glaciers 10/11, 299 euros. Not the lightest ski out there but tried and tested for the lycra mob.
http://www.sport-conrad.com/page/product-detail/__/shop/prod/1752 - Dynastar Powder, 300 euros. Ski like Pierre Tardivel!
How about these downhill guns:
http://www.sport-conrad.com/page/product-detail/__/shop/prod/18272 - Coreupt Guerlain Chicherit 09/10 111m underfoot (but over 4kg) for, wait for it, 99 euros! Maybe I’ll get a pair for resort skiing .
binding wise, how about the silvretta Pure Performance for 199 euros?
No bargains on Dynafit despite the new range next year. I suspect people (at least sensible people) will stick with what they know and works. Although a 2012 toe with a 2011 rear might be a good mix.
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/atomicsnoopdaddy1011-p-8106.html?osCsid=a59064d8b28c5057bf44950492137d2e - Atomic Snoop for 199 euros, a B.A.R.G.A.I.N - lightish and fat ski which you can tour in variable conditions, fit some Dynafit TLTs (not FTs!!! grrr) and they will come in at under 4kg the pair, esp if you use the old split skin trick.
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/volklnanuq1011-p-8187.html - Volkl Nanuq - 175 euros, similar programme to the Snoop but a bit heavier at 3.5kg.
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/dynafitnangaparbat1011-p-6495.html - Dynafit Nanga parbat - add a couloir ski to your quiver.