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LakePirate
01-26-2006, 02:08 PM
I was going over to the KD site and when I clicked the link
www.kdskis.com (http://www.kdskis.com/) it didn't go to KD.

www.kidderskis.com (http://www.kidderskis.com) goes there as well


I don't find any KD 2006 model skis.

Anybody heard anything about this?

rodltg2
01-26-2006, 02:10 PM
i think they did. i think i heard they were sold or being made over seas or something like that.

LakePirate
01-26-2006, 02:14 PM
Well there you go. So that makes my KDs antiques right?

Kevin 89MC
01-26-2006, 02:34 PM
I'm sure my KD will now shoot up in value, with it not being offered anymre! :purplaugh
Denny Kidder did start KD, right? Then he moved on to D3? It's hard to keep up . . .

east tx skier
01-26-2006, 02:38 PM
Last I heard, they were no longer selling skis in the US.

rodltg2
01-26-2006, 02:39 PM
oh yeah, those old kd's will be worth bank. not

LakePirate
01-26-2006, 03:21 PM
oh yeah, those old kd's will be worth bank. not

That's too bad. I was planning on selling you mine with all that extra chedda you just won.

rodltg2
01-26-2006, 03:48 PM
Last I heard, they were no longer selling skis in the US.


does anyone know why, seems like they were very popular skiis. possibly due to the start of d3 skiis. seems like everyone who was on the cr7 switched to the d3, including myself.

Ryan
01-26-2006, 04:40 PM
They had great representation in Ski Ltd, Bart's and Overton's. Even more so than HO. But, every pro shop I've been in was leary to recomend them. My big guess is they don't/didn't have a wakeboard line, combos, or big fat slalom skis to spread the margins... Niether does Goode, so what do I know...

LakePirate
01-26-2006, 04:47 PM
They did have a shaped slalom. Not a bad ski, espically for bigger guys.

I want to know why the like sends you to Deja vu?

I think that KD acquired Kidder and used that name for the lower end skis and combos.

88 PS190
01-26-2006, 07:36 PM
Goode doesn't need a less expensive line, they've got plenty of skiers who love their product and they get to release a new model and have all their old customers back for a new one.

Most KD's i've seen have been people's old faithful, or perhaps just the newer model of what they've always skied. Those people seem to be buying into other companies for a newer fresher product.

SteveO
01-26-2006, 07:39 PM
Sad news. I have a knack for driving ski companies out of business. First EP now KD. Any other companies on the verge of closer. Maybe I need a new ski to drive them out too.

rodltg2
01-26-2006, 07:47 PM
dont buy a d3 please

MarkP
01-26-2006, 07:53 PM
I was going over to the KD site and when I clicked the link
www.kdskis.com (http://www.kdskis.com/) it didn't go to KD.

www.kidderskis.com (http://www.kidderskis.com/) goes there as well


I don't find any KD 2006 model skis.

Anybody heard anything about this?
Ive been looking around for the 59 KD 700 jr for my little girl. http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon3.gifNo wonder I keep ending up at that site.

jraben8
01-26-2006, 08:28 PM
dont buy a d3 please

Please, leave the D3's to us... and don't tell anyone how phenominal they are!!!!

areamike
02-03-2006, 08:17 AM
Does this mean my 1984 Kidder Honeycomb ski is worhtless? ha! :rolleyes: