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Nord-Dobe-Spitfire Pro EDT. GOD-HELL !! This is another ONE. Smooth. Damp. Grip. NO Chatter -At All. Warp-Drive. Nice transition from slip to grip. BIG SWEET SPOT. These were also the...
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New Tuning Vidpost #1 of 3110/22/11 at 8:08amThread Starterpost #2 of 3110/22/11 at 10:06ampost #3 of 3110/23/11 at 9:14pm
How did you find that gem! Just like I used to do as a kid, but without the metal edges. Used to put screws in the sidewall farther back to keep the cable down and the heel form lifting at all.post #4 of 3110/24/11 at 9:00am
Excellent nlee. It's amazing how bindings, boots and ski touring is 'so new', super technical and complicated as is alpine skiing these days. The basics still apply. Great find! Thanks.post #5 of 3110/24/11 at 9:25ampost #6 of 3110/24/11 at 9:34ampost #7 of 3110/24/11 at 10:19ampost #8 of 3110/24/11 at 10:39am
Skis made with wood (wood cores still with us), camber, wider tips and tails than the waist, sharpened edges, adjustable bindings for skiing hard surfaces or walking/free heeling, skins (real) for climbing, not putting boots near heat, waxing, etc. How much has fundamentally changed in 70 years?
Great find!post #9 of 3110/24/11 at 10:45ampost #10 of 3110/24/11 at 10:52amQuote:
Almost all 10th Mountain Division soldiers suffered from frostbite, with some (particularly in combat) getting feet so frozen that blood blisters made their feet turn dark purple to black. Too bad foam liners weren't invented in time for WWII.
These guys trained in Colorado at temperatures as low as -30F, and were responsible for starting and/or improving institutions like Vail, the National Ski Patrol, etc. It amazes me how many people ski Riva Ridge in Vail and never heard of the 10th Mountain Division.
Edited by quant2325 - 10/25/11 at 6:18ampost #11 of 3110/24/11 at 11:06amQuote:
It's interesting that they never went to a puttee-type wrapper just for the ankle support, let alone grease/lard/fat soaked foot wraps http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0 for the ankle support+winter warmth.post #12 of 3110/24/11 at 11:09ampost #13 of 3110/24/11 at 11:54ampost #14 of 3110/24/11 at 12:12pmQuote:Originally Posted by cantunamunch
It's interesting that they never went to a puttee-type wrapper just for the ankle support, let alone grease/lard/fat soaked foot wraps http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0 for the ankle support+winter warmth.
Your link is interesting! It seems the US military was always mired in politics and stymied by bureaucracy. The perfect example of a colossal cold weather snafu was in the Aleutian Islands, where the Japanese invaded our homeland for seemingly psychological reasons. When we decided to respond, logic dictated the US military should have asked the Native Americans in the region for advice regarding dressing, living and fighting in cold weather. But the USA military thought advice wasn't needed. Those native to Alaska were prepared to spend time in the winter conditions, unlike the US forces that were unprepared to face brutal weather. It doesn't surprise me that the military never considered using the foot wraps you described.post #15 of 3110/24/11 at 12:14pmQuote:
Hey, for me that part hasn't changed either
That was really a cool vid, Alan Ladd was the little blond guy. He went on to be a pretty big flim noir star and of course, was immortalized in the great western "Shane". I wonder if the instructor was an actor or skier?
I started skiing in '67, so I missed out on bear trap bindings, although a few people were still using them at that time. Often wondered about the latch on the side that freed the heel to a degree. Thanks for sharing NLEE.post #16 of 3110/24/11 at 2:12pmpost #17 of 3110/24/11 at 6:04pm
Fantastic post - great that you made a clip! I watched that on DVD from Netflix a while back. Here's a link...
In addition to the tuning lesson there's lots of footage of ski lessons and actual skiing from 1941!post #18 of 3110/25/11 at 1:17amThread Starterpost #19 of 3110/25/11 at 3:28am
great clip. it stop loading in the middle short after the top hat rolling .
I have my Dad's old hickories hanging in the living room. Him and my uncle brought there ski with them from Czech. I proud to be third generation on ski with my boys been fourth.post #20 of 3110/25/11 at 6:04am
Perhaps we should start a historic film thread. Here is another one from WW II that teaches the military snow safety. The film starts at about 1:00 in. Note the waxing tip starting at around 5:40:post #21 of 3110/25/11 at 6:35ampost #22 of 3110/25/11 at 4:40pmpost #23 of 3110/27/11 at 11:39am
They are on YouTube and archival sites. Here is another one from the military:post #24 of 3110/27/11 at 1:33pm
Here's a link -- couldn't find a how-to-post-a-video thread. Skiing in Europe, Norway, & Morocco, 1948-1961, with scenes from the '48, '52. '56, and '62 winter Olympics. It has one of those laid-back, post-war voice-overs.
This tread appears to be moving on: Early Skiing Clips?post #25 of 3110/27/11 at 1:38pmpost #26 of 3110/28/11 at 4:19am
A great find, lakespapa.
As a kid I skied the Norwegian slope in the clip, Rødkleiva in Oslo. It was very steep and only the top half was in use, as the steepness made it difficult to to gain coverage and also because of many injuries if memory serves.
Following the principle :It is easier to get forgiveness than permission, I told my parents after the fact. Dad was both proud of me and a bit pissed off, but mostly proud. Mom didn't like it at all. After that I stopped telling where and how I skied. I could've been about 12 or 13 yo, and we regarded it as the ultimate rite of passage. I only skied it that season, a longer and more accessible slope close by reopened the following year. Rødkleiva remained open till 1988.post #27 of 3110/28/11 at 1:40pmpost #28 of 3110/28/11 at 11:52pmQuote:
If you come to my part of Europe I'd be happy to make some turns with you or help in any way.post #29 of 3110/29/11 at 6:27amQuote:
Hey, thanks! That's kind of you. In my dreams I've been considering France, parce que je parle français juste un petit peu, but I'm open to suggestion.post #30 of 3110/29/11 at 6:54amQuote:
Consider France, then go to St. Anton. The Alps have much more to offer than Norway resort and size wise, even if we have some gems here, too.
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