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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I've been lurking here for a month or so and I finally registered. I started skiing circa 1960 in laced leather boots and wooden skis with Cubco bindings (Does anybody remember Cubco bindings?) By 1970, I was skiing on 203 Rossingnol Strato 102's (Loved them) and a pair of yellow Nordica racers that I wouldn't wish on Saddam Hussein. Those boots are probably a big part of why I then abruptly stopped skiing for about 20 years. In the early 90s, I skied a few times over a couple of seasons and realized to my surprise that my body remembered how to do things that my mind had long forgotten. I bought a pair of Salomon 83EXP boots which were a big improvement over my Nordicas but were, of course, a mistake. For a variety of reasons, I stopped again but just skied again this last season and I hope to get back to skiing regularly next season and beyond. My equipment and technique obviously need a lot of updating and I have a lot of questions but I'll save that for later. For now, I'm sorry for the long winded introduction but I just wanted to say hello.
post #2 of 26
A warm welcome to the forum Ltack18, ask anything and be as long winded as you want, we are .

The reason I never used the Cubco bindings was not the springs on the skis but the matching cleats which had to be fastened to the heels and toes of the boots and I had other skis with conventional bindings like Marker toes and turntable heels.

To give credit to Cubco, they were the first attempt to have a clean and predictable interface between biding and boot.

....Ott
post #3 of 26
Brevity, being my middle name, I shall endeavour not to be too long winded in response to your introduction. It is good to see new member turning up, and lurkers making the step from lurking to reistering. On behalf of other members on here, I would like to reach out to you with a warm handshake to say welcome to EpicSki. I'm sure you'll be a valuable member of the community. I hope we can laugh at your questions, and answer your jokes (or maybe it's the other way round?).
What I'm trying to say, without being too anti-American, is:
Hello.

S
post #4 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
On behalf of other members on here, I would like to reach out to you with a warm handshake to say welcome to EpicSki. S
If I were you I would let him reach out with the handshake but on no account reach back out and fulfill the handshake with him. That's what he wants, just be careful is all I'll say you never know where the little Fox has been. Only joking, don't worry about Fox he's mostly harmless just don't give him beer!!!!

Anyway welcome and enjoy the forum as much as we'll enjoy your input.
post #5 of 26
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Originally posted by Loke:
Only joking, don't worry about Fox he's mostly harmless just don't give him beer!!!!
How would you know, Loke?
I can't remember the last time you gave me beer.

S
post #6 of 26
Anyone from my "hometown" always gets a special welcome! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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post #7 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Loke:
Only joking, don't worry about Fox he's mostly harmless just don't give him beer!!!!
How would you know, Loke?
I can't remember the last time you gave me beer.

S
</font>[/quote]The fact that you can't remember me doing it doesn't mean I have never done it does it?!! I do remember it as a matter of fact it was in AKA bar just Oxford Street and I think it cost around £4.50 so was nice and cheap. I imagine I bought you one in the Garden Shed the other time as well but don't remember that so well as it was after the shooters!!

Anyway vaguely trying to keep on topic, welcome again, you see I am very very welcoming!!!
post #8 of 26
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post #9 of 26
Welcome back to the sport and welcome to Epicski!
post #10 of 26
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Originally posted by Ltack18:
yellow Nordica racers that I wouldn't wish on Saddam Hussein. Those boots are probably a big part of why I then abruptly stopped skiing for about 20 years.
Are you talking tome !! : I AM HAPPILY MARRIED TO A PAIR OF YELLOW NORDICA RACERS ( of course a newer Grand Prix model , they are stiff but I like them that way).

By the way , the last time I skied with Saddam and all the Tikrit crowd , they were using Salomons

Welcome . Some of my best friends ( and a few best enemies )live in N.Y. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #11 of 26
Welcome.... [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome, all. In keeping with the predominant themes, I have to tell you that, after you've bought a few rounds of drinks in Manhattan,($$$$) you're more than happy to buy a few rounds anywhere else.
PS: In rethinking my first post, those first skis actually had cable bindings; the Cubcos were a big breakthrough.
post #13 of 26
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Originally posted by Ltack18:
I have to tell you that, after you've bought a few rounds of drinks in Manhattan,($$$$) you're more than happy to buy a few rounds anywhere else.
I think I've got myself a new best friend.

S
post #14 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
I think I've got myself a new best friend.

S
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So...are you saying you don't love me anymore? :
post #15 of 26
Rat,
I was just going through my wine collection the other day, and realsied I still have that bottle you gave me. I'm saving it for a special occassion - maybe when the bruising goes down.

How is Kirsten?

S
post #16 of 26
Velkommen! :

I saved my 1000th post just for you! Soon you will have 1000 posts too! May they be more meaningful than mine!

[ April 26, 2003, 09:50 AM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #17 of 26
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Originally posted by Bonni:
Velkommen! :

I saved my 1000th post just for you! Soon you will have 1000 posts too! May they be more meaningful than mine!
Ahhh Bonni, one more post and you too shall have a palindrome. May it be as meaningful as you previous 1000 posts.
post #18 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Rat,
I was just going through my wine collection the other day, and realsied I still have that bottle you gave me. I'm saving it for a special occassion - maybe when the bruising goes down.

How is Kirsten?

S
You save wine? WTF??? Hey, whatever turns you on...


Kirstan is doing fine-in fact she's looking into buying a house at the momment, as am I.

You know, Zorro, Kirstan's met a number of Bears, but you're the only one that she's physically assaulted. I have no idea what you said to her, but way to go! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #19 of 26
Rat,
I was going to say I have a wine cellar, but I don't think 30 bottles counts as a cellar. I should be ordering about another 3-4 cases soon. I'll get round to opening your bottle in the near future.

As for me being the only one Kirstan's attacked, I guess it's either because she felt I was the first alpha male worth challenging, or that she was trying to scare off her competition, in some hope that she could win my affection...

S
post #20 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
I guess it's either because she felt I was the first alpha male worth challenging...
S
Look, anyone can become delusional, but you...an alpha male? An alpha poster, yes, but...
post #21 of 26
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Rat,
I was going to say I have a wine cellar, but I don't think 30 bottles counts as a cellar.
S
Only full bottles count.
post #22 of 26
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Originally posted by BadRat:
Look, anyone can become delusional, but you...an alpha male?
Hold on a minute: A RAT is trying to tell me that he's more of an alpha male than me?
Let me put it another way: a RAT who orders PINK drinks as his choice is claiming to be more of a man than me?

Excuse me while I laugh.

S
post #23 of 26
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Originally posted by irul&ublo:
Only full bottles count.
Ruler, they are full.
Bottles left around my house are either full or awaiting recycling.

S
post #24 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Hold on a minute: A RAT is trying to tell me that he's more of an alpha male than me?
Let me put it another way: a RAT who orders PINK drinks as his choice is claiming to be more of a man than me?
You lost me on the "PINK drink" part, Zorro.

Now why would I ever claim alpha Rat uber Dingo...errr Fox?

However, since you mention it, I do seem to recall, from the Discovery Channel or somewhere, that Alpha is the designation given to the member of a pack who does all, or at least most, of the mating.
post #25 of 26
Rat,
Remeber Sushi Village? You ordered jugs of some pink thing!

S
post #26 of 26
Gottcha!

Strawberry Margaritas made with not enough sake. Yeah, but that was a special occasion and is not something I would ordinarily get. K and I were guzzling beer prior to that and, as you certainly remember, our imbibing following dinner was truely a multichromatic cornucopia. And it was fun too!
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