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Quiver Thinning. I'm Officially Retiring the Retro/Vintage Skis

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Last season was the first season since the 80s when I didn't ski anything over 10 years old and under 90mm underfoot.  I skied some old Helidogs and really enjoyed it, but none of my pre 2004 SL, GS, or bump skis got any attention at all.  They are all nonono2.gifstuffed to the back of a closet.  I suspect they will end up displayed along the back yard fence eventually.  I am saddened that it has come to this, but I just don't see myself wanting ski them more than the other newer gear I have with the exception of Retro Day novelty appeal.  

 

I will likely try to save the 204 cm VOs for Retro/Longboard any potential Longboard day.  But, other than that I guess I'm done playing the retro cards.

 

So, everything in red is probably out to nonono2.gifnever be skied again.  Yellow is maybe, just maybe?

 

Brand Model Length Type Waist Radius Bindings
K2 Public Enemy 179 Twin/All Mountain 80 19.5 Salomon
Nordica W80 178 MidFat 80 22 Marker
RD Coyote HeliDog 183 Powder 91 32 Marker
Elan M999 192 Powder 99 28 Rossi
Head iSuperShape WC 170 Race SL Sub 70 12 Head FF
K2 CaBrawler 179 Bump Ski Sub 70 21 Salomon
Nordica GSR  Doberman WC 181 Race GS Sub 70 21 Salomon
K2 VO Slalom 204 Race SL Sub 70 Straight Look
Salomon Scream 10 Pilot 186 All Mountain 70 19 Salomon
K2 Four 193 Race GS Sub 70 21 Marker
Hart F-17 177 Bump Ski Sub 70 Straight Look
K2 812 195 Race GS Sub 70 Straight Salomon
hart Freespirit 150 Freestyle Sub 70 Straight Salomon

 

 

I'm seriously considering screwing these old boards to the back fence to avoid throwing them away.  Anybody else found it difficult to move on to the new millennium? 

post #2 of 21

you do realize that for men, 214cm is the minimum length for an official longboard/retro day ski, right?

 

so, you might as well toss the 204, too (unless you're gonna bolt an extra 10 cm onto the tail...)

 

:)

post #3 of 21

F-17... what kind of condition?

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F-17... what kind of condition?


 

Hart Japan, early to mid 90s.

2nd from left

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Mismatched Look toe/Marker heel bindings due to eek.gifexplosion. Also drilled nonono2.gifthrough p-tex.  Not collectible at all..  But I got them for $20.00 and enjoyed skiing them,  Just like the Cabrawlers a lot more now.

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you do realize that for men, 214cm is the minimum length for an official longboard/retro day ski, right?

 

so, you might as well toss the 204, too (unless you're gonna bolt an extra 10 cm onto the tail...)

 

:)

There are exceptions..VO Slalom, The Ski, VR17, Strato...truly vintage names. 
 

 



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F-17... what kind of condition?


Don't get too excited..they are OLD F17's.

 

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Hart Japan, early to mid 90s.

2nd from left

a99b10c2_vbattach2878.jpg

 

Mismatched Look toe/Marker heel bindings due to eek.gifexplosion. Also drilled nonono2.gifthrough p-tex.  Not collectible at all..  But I got them for $20.00 and enjoyed skiing them,  Just like the Cabrawlers a lot more now.


How much for the Alva board?

 

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

you do realize that for men, 214cm is the minimum length for an official longboard/retro day ski, right?

 

so, you might as well toss the 204, too (unless you're gonna bolt an extra 10 cm onto the tail...)

 

:)



Rules.gif

214+ is official for folks over age 50.  For the 40-49 crowd 204 is perfect.

post #8 of 21

Age ain't nuthin' but a number and doesn't have anything to do with the length.

I'm going off of Shane McConkey's ruling in the game of G.N.A.R.: 214 is the minimum length for an Old School/Retro/Flashback Day ski.

The crews out here that participate in raucous Longboard/Retro Day festivities require a minimum length of 210 for men and 200 for women for it to be a legit Longboard Day ski.

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How much for the Alva board?

 

That will NEVER be retired,  I might be persuaded to part with the Jay Adams or Lucero though..

 

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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

Age ain't nuthin' but a number and doesn't have anything to do with the length.

I'm going off of Shane McConkey's ruling in the game of G.N.A.R.: 214 is the minimum length for an Old School/Retro/Flashback Day ski.

The crews out here that participate in raucous Longboard/Retro Day festivities require a minimum length of 210 for men and 200 for women for it to be a legit Longboard Day ski.



Pfft.  Shane was an itch in his daddy's pants when I did a heli on 215s.  Just sayin'

post #11 of 21
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Another milestone to kicking the straight ski hoarding addiction today.  I manged to keep from bidding on a pair of 185 cm Olin Mark IV Comps with metal Tyrolias.   They looked almost brand new.  Olin Mark IV Comps with metal Tyrolias that Goodwill online was selling in South Carolina.  I think they went for under $50 including shipping if anyone else bid at all.  I never owned that ski but always wanted some back in the day.

 

I can't guarantee that I would resist walking out of a thrift store with them for $10 not having to pay $25/shipping though..  It would be worth $10-20$ just to play with them for a couple of hours.

post #12 of 21

I rode those skis for a couple seasons. I think the concept was a sharply asymmetrical flex, with the tip being softened to ride over the bumps, bump skiing being the focus in those days.

post #13 of 21
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  Anybody else found it difficult to move on to the new millennium? 


 

Yeah. Not so much in terms of ski gear, where I'm only a year or two behind, but otherwise sure.

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Last season was the first season since the 80s when I didn't ski anything over 10 years old and under 90mm underfoot.


When the red line creeps up to the Supershapes let me know.

 

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eek.gifOh the humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nonono2.gif

OhNoHeDee-nt.jpg

 

Snagged the 877s off of the 812s because I still have some skis in use that use that hole pattern and like to have spares when using older stuff.  When something blows on a pair in use I'll screw what's left of them to the 812s to cover the holes.  I guess the Nordica W80s are next on the chopping block but they are still my current 80mm rock skis.

 

The good news about this is that I now have room for more new skisyahoo.gif

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eek.gifOh the humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nonono2.gif

OhNoHeDee-nt.jpg

 

Snagged the 877s off of the 812s because I still have some skis in use that use that hole pattern and like to have spares when using older stuff.  When something blows on a pair in use I'll screw what's left of them to the 812s to cover the holes.  I guess the Nordica W80s are next on the chopping block but they are still my current 80mm rock skis.

 

The good news about this is that I now have room for more new skisyahoo.gif



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post #17 of 21

Hey, if anyone on this thread is itching to unload some 214cm length skis during their trimming sessions, lemme know...

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Hey, if anyone on this thread is itching to unload some 214cm length skis during their trimming sessions, lemme know...



I have some K2 912 DH's here that you are welcome to. 

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Hey, if anyone on this thread is itching to unload some 214cm length skis during their trimming sessions, lemme know...

 


 

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I have some K2 912 DH's here that you are welcome to. 

214 cm  912s??  is de fer wimmins'?

 

 

ya I know, my 195 cm 812s wereredface.gif but I only weighed 110 when I got them..
 

 

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214 cm  912s??  is de fer wimmins'?

 

 

ya I know, my 195 cm 812s wereredface.gif but I only weighed 110 when I got them..
 

 

214 is the minimum he is looking for.....these are 220's, Mister.

 

post #21 of 21

Phil: Cg is just taking the piss since I got on him for his tres fey 204's...

 

I'm just going by the Shane McConkey G.N.A.R. guidelines that stipulate on Old School Day you need to be on a 214cm minimum (most of the Cali heads around here have determined the minimum length for Gaper Fool's Day/Long Board Day for a man is 210cm...anything shorter and you gotta wear a dress to ski it or attach some 2X4 to the tail to make the length limit).

 

:)

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