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post #181 of 192

Plake does NOT ski short skis...shaped or wide does NOT mean you must go short. Maybe when he's doing stuff on small mountains or some bumping he goes shorter.

post #182 of 192

@crgildart

 

 

As a blast I rode one Willies 8 wheeled boards when I was about 12 (his board actually) as his shop was Downtown, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  Building is still there.  Also saw this gas powered board at the same time.  If I remember correctly he drove a dark blue convertible Stringray.  Took overall in the skateboard competition held in Brampton and he was the big sponsor.

post #183 of 192

Edit - moved here.


Edited by jc-ski - 1/5/16 at 11:42am
post #184 of 192
hi,

anyone knows old ski which had no radius at all? (not the very old one which had no plastic runnig surface biggrin.gif )
post #185 of 192

skis have had sidecut since long before the first plastic bases. Unless you're talking about reverse sidecut skis which are of course very modern.

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post #187 of 192

Benefits= None

post #188 of 192

Benefits? Can develop will and skill, and make skiing newer stuff even easier.

post #189 of 192
Good for fences!
post #190 of 192
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Good for fences!

NOOO!!! Old skis should be retired with dignity, not to be turned into an Adirondack chair, fence, wall decoration, or the worst--a shot ski. Take them to the landfill; if they were good to you they will be reincarnated as a reverse-reverse carbon fiber powder ski. If they weren't they will come back as snowblades or monoskis.

post #191 of 192
^^^, No, they'll be covered with dirt! Left to be found in 500 years. No dignity in that.

Build the wall!
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post #192 of 192
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^^^, No, they'll be covered with dirt! Left to be found in 500 years. No dignity in that.

Build the wall!
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How would you feel being part of a wall, just left there for people to gawk at? You plan to be either buried or incinerated don't you? If you don't care for burying there's always a Viking funeral. Put the skis on a boat, douse them with lighter fluid (I learned that little trick from Jimi Hendrix; Vikings didn't have lighter fluid), set them on fire, push them out into the lake. Seems fitting, given that the Vikings seem to have invented skiing. 

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