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Vintage K2 what did I just buy?

post #1 of 7
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Just bought this pair of old K2s and I can't seem to find any information about them. Just wondering if anyone out there knows what they are or when they date to. My guess is 80s...AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

post #2 of 7
All I found is they're from 1987.




Edited by sibhusky - 6/28/14 at 9:09pm
post #3 of 7

I can't help you with that particular ski BUT, may I direct you to this thread (if your screen name means something!)

 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/69076/more-retro-memories

post #4 of 7

I wonder if a base grind and full tune makes those carbon coated edges simply regular edges again??

post #5 of 7

Wonder why carbide steel edges never caught on. A lot of power woodworking tools like table saw blades and router bits use carbide steel on the cutting edges. Stays sharp much, much longer, but is much much harder to sharpen. Also very brittle and easily chipped with impact. Of course, carbide coated could mean a coating so thin as to be nothing more than an advertising gimmick. Note--carbide and high-carbon steel are two very different things.

 

Sport skis are low speed, low performance skis one step up from beginner skis.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Cool thanks guys! The edges are PRETTY rusty so I'm not looking for performance out of these things, just retro style!

post #7 of 7

I get it--you need to make another Adirondack chair.

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