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Atomic Arc 533ce module. Neon yellow and green and hot pink with pink bases.

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Hey,

I just bought these skis from a thrift store based on the colors and condition.

Im just looking for some more info on these skis.

Please help me out here.

post #2 of 12

Sources close to me say 1983 or 84.  

You planning to ski these? 

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Awesome I was hoping they were early 80's. I am planning on using the for the last day of the ski season every year then have them as decoration the rest of the year. I picked them up for 6 dollars I couldnt pass them up. Do you know if these are the first edition?

post #4 of 12
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Heres a better photo.

post #5 of 12

The 533 was their bump/extreme ski..when those two types of skiing were basically the same wink.gif. Atomic did that graphic for 1-2 years. Looks like a Salomon Driver binding on them...957. Probably the Composite version, if so it is plastic and IMHO to be skied with caution. The binding is not indemnified and shops will not adjust them to your boots and test them to see if they will release safely. 

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

You have a really good eye for bindings. they are the 957 composite. Ill definitely be skiing with caution. Im used to teleing anyway. So is 83 to 84 accurate then? and do these skis have any value? I'm just curious.

Thanks for the info.

Its hard to find info on older skis on google.

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Originally Posted by Drew Preece View Post

You have a really good eye for bindings. they are the 957 composite. Ill definitely be skiing with caution. Im used to teleing anyway. So is 83 to 84 accurate then? and do these skis have any value? I'm just curious.

Thanks for the info.

Its hard to find info on older skis on google.

If you check the three major sites for Used Ski Values, the range is anywhere from $6.25 to $8.34 so needless to say, you "stole" them. BSmeter.gif

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

What a steal!!! Ha oh well they look good in my living room regardless of value.

post #9 of 12
I believe that those skis are vintage 1990/91. I started in the industry in 1992. The shop that I worked at bought a close out deal for those. It was a fun ski back in the day.
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

I believe that those skis are vintage 1990/91. I started in the industry in 1992. The shop that I worked at bought a close out deal for those. It was a fun ski back in the day.

well that is a little disappointing but doesnt change the way they look or ski

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

I believe that those skis are vintage 1990/91. I started in the industry in 1992. The shop that I worked at bought a close out deal for those. It was a fun ski back in the day.

You might be right, 91ish...we had then when I started at Wick's at that time. 


Edited by Philpug - 4/24/13 at 6:27pm
post #12 of 12

These are not from the early 80s.  That last poster was correct. About 1991 or so.  I am an original owner of these exact skis.  I saved a ton of money as a kid to buy them.  They are still in my basement and I use them when I want to ski on a pair of old straight edge skis.  They are classic. I bought mine cheap in 91 for about $250 for the pair.  They stopped selling the straight skis in favor of parabolics, which is why I kept mine.

 

They are fast racing skis. They have cracked edges for flexibility...look around the metal edges you will see.  Florescent colors were extremely popular in the late 80s and early 90s especially in skiing.  Frankly its very funny for me to see this coming back in style.  

 

Gonna tune mine up and ski on them this winter.  Enjoy!

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