No argument from me on any of this. I do not care where a ski is made as long as it does what I want it to at a price I want to pay for it. It would be nice if this was a testing of the waters before deciding to bring production back to the USA. I do not know if making them in Des Moines WA which is right across the water from their old facility on Vashon Island is a sign of something or not. My interpretation is that this is not a production run for full retail sales but perhaps a testing of the waters only. I currently own 4 pairs of K2 skis.And consumer preferences and purchase behaviors also differ. My point was “made in USA” by itself isn’t worth this much price premium (for me). There are plenty of examples where USA manufacturing is inferior and pumping out higher quantities of the same ski in China could actually translate to better quality. My opinion would change if the construction was different or there was something else “special” about it vs. the China made ones. Not a lot of details here so maybe the construction is different (think Volvo V-Werks or DPS Alchemist) or something else to change perceived value for me.