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post #31 of 48

My favorite skis of the past 3 decades

 90's:

Blizzard ATV all terrain vehicle in a 203cm- great all mountain ski

Kneissel white star Sl & GS. like hockey skates on the ice.-my go t's for years

Kastle GS speed machine- fun gs ski

Fischer RC4 gs 203cm- used &raced in masters events- a true race board

Olin DSNT great all mountain stick

Dynastar G9

2000's

Hart Javelin shaped ski 190cm

Kneissel whit star GS

Volkl P30. P40 platinum

Dynastar intuitive 74-my wife still loves and rides this ski

Dynastar legend 80

Current Boards that I Luv, luv, luv:

Dynastar speed course 178cm

Head peak pro 78 177cm

Fischer progressor 8+ 170cm

skis I disliked:

Dynastar legend 8000-sluggish log

K2 extremes-cheap squirrley skis

salomon super force 9- great for about 20 days, then went dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #32 of 48
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Great memories of the Rossi FP. I got to ski a "test" pair the season before they came out. I still remember a fantastic March powder day at Targhee on those skis.

You know what "FP" stood for?

 

Well I think you were gonna say "For Powder", but I used to say "Fing Perfect".

 

JF

 


You're Fing right.
post #33 of 48

Winter heats!  I remember those...I had a pair of Bermuda Shorts, Lots of fun!

post #34 of 48

My Kazamas my Dad bought me in '66.

The fastest bases they claimed but my first metal sandwich wood core ski .Got my Rotomats mounted on those 190's and I was the king of the mountain. Well ,maybe not but I sure had fun on those until I bent one

post #35 of 48

 

I owned quite a few different skis back in the day but here are the ones I recall fondly

 

Owned:

Volkl Renn Tiger (Late 70's vintage)

Fischer Vacuum RC4 SL (The red ones) Everyone at our hill who tried these loved them

 

Borrowed:

Elan RC03 (Late 70's/Early 80's)

 

post #36 of 48

most memorable

 

 Head supersport- original

 

Head 82's (old green ones)

 

K2 - Hellbents

 

Kastle MX78- Still own

 

Kastle MX88- Wish I didn't sell

 

DPS 112- so far, simply the best powder ski I have ever owned or skied

 

Icelantic Nomads- sft's, fantastic ski, just needs tip rocker

 

I need more time on them but I may have put the Blizz' Bones and Cochise's on the list.  

post #37 of 48

 

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I have a few FP stories, the one that sticks in my head is back in 96 or so....I was working at at a small shop and a woman came in looking for a new ski for her husband. She was commenting that her husband didn't ski for a few years so she wasn't sure if he even still could...yadda yadda...I asked if she knew what skis he had before she said she had them in the SUV (they wouldn't fit in her car) and she brought them in. They were FP's (you saw THAT coming) with 737E's. She said that he skied them for 8 years or so. I replied "You husband is a good skier". She asked how I knew? I said anyone could could ski that ski for 8 years by their own choice is a very good skier". I ended up sending home a pair of Dynastar S9's with S900 Equipes with her. 

 


Here I am rockin' my first pair of FP's circa early 80's, doing my best Phil Mahre imitation back when we both had hair:

700

 

Salomon 727's & Lange Z9's I think.

 

JF

 

post #38 of 48

GREAT PICTURE! 

post #39 of 48

Heart the ski outfit.

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Icelantic Nomads- sft's, fantastic ski, just needs tip rocker

 

 

Next season you'll get your wish...

post #41 of 48

Pre 1200 SP and (like several others have said) Rossi FP, both early 80's.  I wish I still had those FPs -- wonderful ski that would go anyplace.  I don't think I ever had a set of boards that I actually hated?

post #42 of 48

Favorite ski Dynastar 4x4 Outland. demo'd at Apex - First run zipperlined the K and I had fallen in love after the first 6 turns so bought 2 pairs. 

Was a great bump, crud, and powder ski for its day but down right scary on ice and they broke far too easily.

 

Worse ski ever, Elan Spitfires (2000) demo'd at Silver Star. First run dropped into Chute 5 - missed the first turn - then the second- so tried airing the third   but it was too late -into the trees. I could not make them turn no matter how I applied weight. Tried everything I could think for 2 runs of but they only would turn in the air. They wouldn't even make simple gs turns or turn to stop on a flat, as I found out while falling off the side of a cat track into a gully. Up to then I had always thought a decent skier should be able to ski anything, was very humbling.

 

My ski buddies all said it was probably just a serious tuning issue and pressed me try another pair but you could not have paid me enough. I also know they had found it so hilarious they were looking forward to a second round.          

post #43 of 48

Most memorable:

 

1) Kastle FW1:  Their first forward-waisted ski, all white with a funky neon graphic on the back - the joke at the time was that the graphic represented the Chernobyl nuclear plant. These were the first skis that made me feel like I was dancing down the hill. Aaaaahhhh.

 

2) Volkl Renntiger:  The lemon yellow one from 1987 (?) - The one that started my love affair with all boards Volkl when my Kastle Synergys had to be returned for delam of the neon green topsheet and they came back salmon colored. Yuck.

 

3) Volkl G20W:  My breakthrough ski! I could finally ski crud and slush with ease....they were SO short at 168 cm!  I still regret selling them.

 

4) Volkl Aura and Kiku:   Who would have thought skis this fat could rip it on the groomers and float/plow through everything. I heart these skis!!!!

 

Dogs:

 

1) Olin Kinetic:  OK, my first "shaped" ski, so not a complete dog, but the bindings (remember the ESS VAR?) ripped right out of the silly foam core in the middle of a bump run.

 

2) Volkl Sumo:  Fat, Stiff, Heavy, Stiff! May have been fine in fluffy west-coast powder, but they stunk in our heavier "powder".

post #44 of 48

K2 710

Elan RCSL

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Dynastar Mythic Riders

Blizzard Atlas

post #45 of 48

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Well, if you insist.

 

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post #47 of 48

Just curious but I have a pair of 724 Volki Pro skis that I am getting rid of.  How much does anyone think these would be worth with bindings included?

post #48 of 48

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Just curious but I have a pair of 724 Volki Pro skis that I am getting rid of.  How much does anyone think these would be worth with bindings included?

 

Try eBay.

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