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 Post subject: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Ive been looking at bring in some Atomic Poachers to Australia.
Anyone have any real review outside off Europe?

I saw this and are have second thoughts on the whole idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:57 pm 
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That is the expected result of riding one's heel edge to a near stop in a shallow rocky gully, no? I would have to see a detail shot of the base along the heel edge to rule out the possibility or likelihood of this being a result of rock damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:20 pm 
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My Atomic skis had double the warranty of other top ski companies, iirc - 2 years. Should be the same for boards?

But yea, if you want better durability and warranty - get Never Summers. Their warranty is 3 years, I don't know another board company except Smokin with such policy.

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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:20 pm 
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^^^

Prior has a 3 year warranty as well :thatrocks:
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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:34 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
Ive been looking at bring in some Atomic Poachers to Australia.


Lol why?? That system is complete shit compared to everything out there. Unless you're selling them ridiculously cheap or something, don't bother. Changeover requires a tool that you could easily lose in the snow :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:51 pm 
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My experience guiding and observing folks on Poachers has not been positive. The system is pretty finicky and several sets of skins completely failed on overnight trips. Personally, I wouldn't import/sell them.


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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:42 am 
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Do they even make the Poacher anymore? Does Atomic even make snowboards? This thing has always seemed like a bad idea to me.

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But yea, if you want better durability and warranty - get Never Summers. Their warranty is 3 years, I don't know another board company except Smokin with such policy.


Jones, NS, Smokin, Prior, and I'm sure a few others all offer a 3 year warranty now. I don't think that it's hard to do either since many people only use their splits less than 10 times a year.


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 Post subject: Re: Atomic Poacher Oooooch!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Atomic doesn't make snowboards any more. The system was pretty wack but the board is actually pretty good.

We're selling them for 400$ complete set at our shop and can't get rid of them... If you wanna buy out our stock we can get you a really good deal...

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