I just got my brand spankin new pair of Black Diamond Verdicts delivered to my office today.
Of course, I had to take them out of the packaging to oogle them, and to show all the interested parties in my office.
Sadly, there's a big sticker on the shrinkwrap...Made in China
This is something I did not expect.
No wonder they were so cheap.
I guess if I went with the Volkl's I'd be paying twice as much...and they still would not be made in the U.S.
I didn't shop for skis based on where they were made, I shoped for them for the price. I had an idea of what I wanted, and when they appeared on tramdock.com I snapped them up. They look pretty sweet.
Now I'm just waiting for the bindings to arrive...and praying for a good late season dump or 2, so I can test those badboys out.