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1930's "Powder Ski's"?

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Who says "double rise, early rocker" is a new invention?  Look at the guy on the far right--that's some serious rocker!

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I wonder if anyone is going to get sued for patent infringement...rolleyes.gif

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I wonder if that rocker is by design or just steam bending gone hay-wire.

 

These things look like they have a bit of rocker and fatness

 

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Wow, those things have lot of rise. Sort weird profile, but better than no rocker.

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With wood skis even into the 50s' you would see all kinds of different tip rise what we would call a rocker today.  Most of it came by accident.  Mostly stuff like how large a block was placed between the skis or where the straps were set at the tips and tails.

 

Those elf shoes are a whole different thing though; very cool old photos.

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Originally Posted by lovethesteeps View Post

Who says "double rise, early rocker" is a new invention?  Look at the guy on the far right--that's some serious rocker!

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I imagine that may be this place on Tahoe's North Shore...

 

  http://www.granlibakken.com/granlibakken/history.php

 

The current incarnation dates to the 1970's - looked at a condo there once. 

 

As to the skis, they look like a prototype for these Dynastar Bigs I picked up last winter, though at 190cm I suspect the Bigs still come up short in comparison. ;-)

 

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Haha that's awesome, almost the same profile as the second ski to the right.  

 

The 2nd picture is awesome too. Those are some fat antique skis!  Almost look like a BBR. 

 

At the length of the ski's those guys were skiing, all that rise makes sense.  If your tips dove in the soft stuff you'd be pretty stuck for sure!
 

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I imagine that may be this place on Tahoe's North Shore...

 

  http://www.granlibakken.com/granlibakken/history.php

 

The current incarnation dates to the 1970's - looked at a condo there once. 

 

As to the skis, they look like a prototype for these Dynastar Bigs I picked up last winter, though at 190cm I suspect the Bigs still come up short in comparison. ;-)

 

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