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post #31 of 46

Do boots count?

 

post #32 of 46
Nice!
post #33 of 46
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Do boots count?

 

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I've seen that one before.. heading down the mountain ghost rider style!

post #34 of 46

Have broken many skis in many ways over the years but none with pics.  The first was the worst!

 

My first pair of really good skis Kastle Downhills in about 66, bought them myself used.  Great metal ski stiff as a railroad tie, with Marker Simplex toes and Marker turntable heels (there was NO forward release from this setup). Skiing deep heavy wet snow at Alyeska buried the tips and super-maned forward over the tips.  Came up for air and saw that God had saved me and still had 2 functioning legs, and both skis were off.

 

 Went to put them back on and it was a no, they would not stay on; what the #&$$?  Upon looking I had nearly ripped both turntables out of the skis and delamed both skis under the bindings!  That was a very tough slog back to the top.

 

As a 14 year old kids those were all I had, so took them into the garage.  Glued them. Clamped them.  drilled holes all the way through the skis. Counter sunk the bases, and BOLTED the turntables back on (Dad was in Korea and had no clue what I did).  P-Texed over the holes and won some races with those things. 

 

Had a pair of Head Masters with Look Nevada's the next season. 

post #35 of 46
Thanks for jogging the brain, stranger. I demoed (as in demolished) a couple of DH skis at whiteface. A compression kept spitting me out. I finally finished a run... on matched skis from different pairs. My coach's brother (US A teamer) who had loaned the skis wasn't impressed. :-|
post #36 of 46
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Do boots count?

 

 

Same thing happened to me on that circa vintage Technica's. Though, mine were more Cheez Wiz color and I think they replaced them with the boots of the same color as yours (which obviously broke.)

post #37 of 46
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Here's some ski destruction.. Retirement party!




Sorry retro fans.  I just ran out of indoor space to keep them.  Even though I don't have enough ski days to get them on the snow anymore I couldn't throw them out and still enjoy looking at them.  So, fence it shall be for skis I retire.

I recently got $60 for some K2 fours on c/l w some Look Pivot turntables. Could have sold the bindings alone for more on eBay but didnt feel like ripping them off the skis. Maybe you need fencing material more? I'll take $60!

I have also had 2 pair of Tecnica Explosion 8's crack but luckily never exploded at 30 MPH.....just picked up another pair last year NOS with the updated plastic, final version (2002/2003 season) a bit more copper color. Still have 2 pair left now, best skiing boot in the history of our sport IMHO. (as long as they don't do the "explosion" part of their name)

My original TNT racings also ultimately cracked, I loaned them to Oldeasternskier and they broke in the lodge on his watch. I sold of my TNT AVS Racings (the tangerine ones) before they had a chance to crack. Been on TNT's since 1989, first pair had the lime green buckles and I think the flex was about 140 - was a much stronger more athletic lad back then....I think total boots owned would be 8 / 9 pair, again down to just 2 left but one pair is brand new, bought on eBay out of a ski shop in Utah, in box never ski'd.
Edited by hrstrat57 - 3/24/14 at 1:08pm
post #38 of 46

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BTW Crgildart I have a nice pair of original Salomon 1080's in my basement that want to get back into action and are crying for those Solly 912's on the left there.....If you want them to find a new home that is.....you can keep the skis for your fence! 

 

I threw 19 pair of skis into a dumpster a few years ago.....I had found the plans for Adirondack ski chairs but never found the time....most were old school 207/208 racing skis, couldn't give them away. 

 

(those VO's with Look TT's are sick btw)

post #39 of 46
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BTW Crgildart I have a nice pair of original Salomon 1080's in my basement that want to get back into action and are crying for those Solly 912's on the left there.....If you want them to find a new home that is.....you can keep the skis for your fence! 

 

I toyed with the notion of salvaging the 912s.  The plates are screwed down with a 6 pointed non allan bit I don't have.  The heels are pretty easily removed by two #3 pozi screws under the brakes but would still need a different base plate to use on regular skis.  I didn't see an easy way to remove the toe pieces, but moving the snake screw seems like a viable method.

 

They've now been out in the elements for over two years though so I wouldn't ski them even if I could drop them on a different pilot plate and ski if I were you.

 

Oh, it is also the 912 toe that the wing adjustment rattles loose on..

post #40 of 46
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I toyed with the notion of salvaging the 912s.  The plates are screwed down with a 6 pointed non allan bit I don't have.  The heels are pretty easily removed by two #3 pozi screws under the brakes but would still need a different base plate to use on regular skis.  I didn't see an easy way to remove the toe pieces, but moving the snake screw seems like a viable method.

 

They've now been out in the elements for over two years though so I wouldn't ski them even if I could drop them on a different pilot plate and ski if I were you.

 

Oh, it is also the 912 toe that the wing adjustment rattles loose on..

 

Hey thanks for coming back!

 

Yep, outside for 2 years would not be good......I would like to get the ol' 177 1080's back in the rotation next year but I certainly don't want to spend any money to do it!

 

Plans for adirondack chairs are on the interweb, maybe you can complete the project I couldn't.

 

All of those skis would have sold on craigslist BTW except maybe the 812's and the freestyle , just sayin' (next time make some dough to buy more stuff!)

post #41 of 46

Beginning of the season I paid $10 for a pair of Salomon Pilots (with 916s no less) at a ski swap for use as a rock ski. You can probably find these (or another compatible Salomon) for pretty much a song.

post #42 of 46
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Beginning of the season I paid $10 for a pair of Salomon Pilots (with 916s no less) at a ski swap for use as a rock ski. You can probably find these (or another compatible Salomon) for pretty much a song.

 

Yep, I plan on keeping my eyes open and hitting a few swaps/ tent sales this summer.......along with continuing to hunt craigslist.

 

I wouldn't want 916's but 914's would be sweetness on the 1080's....

post #43 of 46
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I wouldn't want 916's but 914's would be sweetness on the 1080's....

 

Why would it matter? Are you set up on a DIN of 6?

post #44 of 46
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All of those skis would have sold on craigslist BTW except maybe the 812's and the freestyle , just sayin' (next time make some dough to buy more stuff!)

I'd never sell them for the same reason I didn't throw them away.  In fact, if I see something I've owned and enjoyed in the past at a thrift store I'll buy it, take them out for a couple runs, then screw them to the fence too.  There are a couple more retro models I'd bring home from Goodwill to add to the fence.  Blue/red hart freestyles, Rossi FMs like the ones that Lowell came across last week, K2 710 FO, even some red/white hart gremlins can have a home on the patio right next to those other boards.. But, I wouldn't pay more than ten bucks including shipping to do that hahahaha.. 

post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

I'd never sell them for the same reason I didn't throw them away.  In fact, if I see something I've owned and enjoyed in the past at a thrift store I'll buy it, take them out for a couple runs, then screw them to the fence too.  There are a couple more retro models I'd bring home from Goodwill to add to the fence.  Blue/red hart freestyles, Rossi FMs like the ones that Lowell came across last week, K2 710 FO, even some red/white hart gremlins can have a home on the patio right next to those other boards.. But, I wouldn't pay more than ten bucks including shipping to do that hahahaha.. 

 

It is an outstanding fence!

 

VO's = wow!

 

Thanks for sharing it with us.

post #46 of 46

The only thing worse than breaking your skis is breaking your friend's skis...the day before a race.  Anybody else break-off the P30 SL's bolt-on race tips? This became such a recurring problem that we found a cutting board at Ames (remember them?) that we could cut and shape replacement tips out of.  I probably made a dozen of those tips that year.  If this was my intro to ski-building, it was totally worth it!

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