Haha I was just remembering my similar experience there last winter, if you take a hike over to Holimont you get a lot less of that though.
Originally Posted by rickg
I was skiing yesterday at Holiday Valley in western NY when some guy gets on the chair with me. I glanced down at his skis just as we were getting on the chair and I had to do a double take as I thought at first he was on cross country skis. Upon closer examination they were an old pair of 200cm K2's, circa late 70's at best with Look Nevada bindings. He was dressed in similar clothes from the same era. Then I looked at my skis which aren't that shaped, Volkl Racetiger RC in a 173 and his skis did indeed look like cross country skis by comparison.
I couldn't even bring myself to ask him his thoughts on modern equipment. I can only imagine what he was thinking about my gear.
On a side note: a customer bought Marker M10's last weekend and had us put them on his 30 year old straight skis. Tried to get him to buy new ski but he wouldn't go for it, so we had him sign the legal paper work and put them on his old time skis. Anybody ever heard of older skis breaking with new bindings? It just doesn't seem right, but is it unsafe?