I just thought I'd start a thread to see if there are any other freaks like me out there who only ski on straight skis and vintage equipment.
I'm sure I'll get lots of flack about it, stuff no longer indemnified, shaped are wayyy better, easier, etc...so let's skip that end and just talk vintage. Personally, I have skied shaped...spent a day on a pair of Line's that were definitely nice but my heart is in the old stuff. It derives from my brother and I seeing lots of cool skis when we were kids on the slopes of Vermont and wanting them, but never having the chance...until now.
My collection is of 2 varieties, skis I use and skis I have for the wall.
Currently in use:
NOS Olin Mark IV with Look 77 bindings
NOS Atomic Arc 733 with NOS Marker MR Racing bindings (Neon delight!)
Near mint Head CR Racing Radials (hot pink/gold metalflake) with matching pink Tyrolia 490 D and matching Head poles
Atomic Arc 533CE with Marker M48 (Need this setup in NOS! These are a little beat)
Kastle RX 15, tyrolia 490 D
Olin Mark III, Look N77
Olin VTc, Marker M54
Olin XTi, Marker M46 (These are the skis that made me a good skier...used 1994-2009, retired.)
Kastle Sprint (1960's?) with Dovre bindings (Only for ultra-nostalgia runs)
Dream finds on Ebay:
NOS Atomic Arc 533 CE in neon yellow/hot pink/neon green
NOS Blizzard Thermo
NOS Blizzard Wizzard
NOS Dynamic VR 27
NOS Olins of any Mark Series
NOS Dynastar Course with the bubble tip thing
NOS Volkl P9, P10
Atomic Red Sleds
Kneissl White Stars
Head Yahoo and Yahoo 2
Rossignol ST Comps
The list goes on...Hart, Fischer, Elan RC, Dynamic, RD, Pre....so many great skis all lost and distilled now to a few generic brands, many of which are made in China.
So what do you have in your "still in use" old collection?