or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Ski companies that make/made other things besides ski gear
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ski companies that make/made other things besides ski gear

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

Sure we see ski ski clothing brands like Armada, Atomic, Rossignol and Volkl but where are we seeing our favorite brands on other items be it in the sporting world or elsewhere?

 

Example:

HEAD

 

and...

 

 

 

Or...

 

Kastle

 

and...

 

 

So..feel free to use the "Wayback Machine" if you need. 

post #2 of 38

Elan: 

 

elan_2010_gsx-fis_slx-fis_rcg_rcs.jpg

 

and...

 

Elan310.jpg

post #3 of 38

Scott. Some may say they are better known for their range of mountain bikes than for their skis.

Stoeckli. Same as Scott (not sure it is the same owners though).

Volkl. Used to make tennis equipment (not sure if they still do). Same goes for Fischer and Kneissl.

Salomon. Makers of quality hiking boots and apparel.

post #4 of 38

 

and-

 

Someone had to go there, might as well be me.

post #5 of 38
Thread Starter 

Olin...

 

and...

post #6 of 38

I use to ride a Look bike and have had look bindings but never tried the skis.

post #7 of 38
post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Yamaha 

http://www.epicski.com/t/90375/any-help-on-information-about-yamaha-downhill-skis

 

 

 

also guitars (decent) and cd players (my first one was a yamaha POS--do they still make them?)

 

How about Hexcel?

HexTow® Carbon Fiber for AerospaceA collection of Hexcel Skis 

They make the carbon fiber, not the plane.

post #9 of 38

OK. Ill play:

 

True Temper

 

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Stockli

 

 

 

Scott

 

 

Spalding

 

 


Kneissl

 


Edited by quant2325 - 12/10/14 at 5:05pm
post #10 of 38

bentley-zai-jpg_135452.jpg

What about a car company that makes skis

post #11 of 38

 

and

 

post #12 of 38

LOVED MY DURAFIBER SKIS AND RACQUET BACK IN THE DAY!

post #13 of 38

I really liked my old Dura-fibers as well. Recall changing the bindings and not having the little plastic plugs to fill the old binding holes so I put some glue and then steel wool into the holes. After the glue dried some of the steel wool fibers broke off inside the ski and you could hear them rattle and tinkle  inside the skis hollow chambers every time you turned the ski upside down tip to tail.

post #14 of 38

Head, according to their 2013 corporate report, makes about the same money off tennis racquets as skis, and more off diving gear than either. Fact, diving gear makes half of what all winter ports (skis, boots, bindings, clothing) makes. Other interesting tibit: Only 28% of their winter sports sales come from N. America. 

 

We're small potatoes, guys...

post #15 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 

Head, according to their 2013 corporate report, makes about the same money off tennis racquets as skis, and more off diving gear than either. Fact, diving gear makes half of what all winter ports (skis, boots, bindings, clothing) makes. Other interesting tibit: Only 28% of their winter sports sales come from N. America. 

 

We're small potatoes, guys...


That's a fun fact  that would be of interest to  @Bazzer

post #16 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 

Head, according to their 2013 corporate report, makes about the same money off tennis racquets as skis, and more off diving gear than either. Fact, diving gear makes half of what all winter ports (skis, boots, bindings, clothing) makes. Other interesting tibit: Only 28% of their winter sports sales come from N. America. 

 

We're small potatoes, guys...

There are individual soccer players who earn more than Vail Resorts netted last year.  Skiing is small potatoes, indeed.

post #17 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
 

I really liked my old Dura-fibers as well. Recall changing the bindings and not having the little plastic plugs to fill the old binding holes so I put some glue and then steel wool into the holes. After the glue dried some of the steel wool fibers broke off inside the ski and you could hear them rattle and tinkle  inside the skis hollow chambers every time you turned the ski upside down tip to tail.

Thumbs Up

 

Yep, I remember stuff rattling around in the hollow channels.  Best bump ski I ever skied on!

post #18 of 38
Thread Starter 

K2...again...

 

 

and...

 

 

 

post #19 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

K2...again...

 

 

and...

 

 

 


I had a K2 bike sighting at Northstar's Downhill course in September.

 

Another K2 sighting.....

post #20 of 38

post #21 of 38

i had one of those, might still...so did Mats Wilander

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

post #22 of 38

post #23 of 38
I remember wielding shovels, rakes and hoes made by True Temper, in my youth. I was sort of perplexed that they made something as different from a shovel as skis.
post #24 of 38
I remember wielding shovels, rakes and hoes made by True Temper, in my youth. I was sort of perplexed that they made something as different from a shovel as skis.
post #25 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

I remember wielding shovels, rakes and hoes made by True Temper, in my youth. I was sort of perplexed that they made something as different from a shovel as skis.


The products were/are found in almost every hardware store. The company traces its history back to a blacksmith in 1808 (  http://www.amestruetemper.com/about-us/our-history.aspx ) before it began "tempering" steel. Skiing?  I no knowing about the history of the TT skis, but remember seeing them as a kid.

post #26 of 38
Quote:

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 

There are individual soccer players who earn more than Vail Resorts netted last year.  Skiing is small potatoes, indeed.

 

when SIA was still in Vegas I went to one of the seminars they put on for various reasons

the speaker was a guy from Disney who got up in front of some of the top retailers and industry honchos and started by basically saying "you guys think you're pretty hot with all this gear and hype and resorts etc"

the audience was a little taken aback

he than held up a watch (mickey mouse, i think) "we sell more of these at dollar value in a year than your entire industry in the same time period and at a greater margin"

pretty humbling for a young rep looking to make the big money

 

 

Fischer makes or used to make wing spars because of their expertise in laminate different material together

Elan used to make gliders

post #27 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattT View Post
 

bentley-zai-jpg_135452.jpg

What about a car company that makes skis


Why stop at one pair of VW Group luxo skis?

 


True story, when I Googled "Audi Skis" to get a pic, the image from another PhilPug thread from a couple years back was the first one I clicked on. 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/101362/audi-skis

post #28 of 38
Rossignol: also makes hiking boots
Allsop:  ski poles and cassette tape player cleaners
Black Diamond: ski and rock climbing equipment.
Western Flyer: made skis in the 1940's.  They also made bikes and, of course, sleds.
post #29 of 38

interesting thread. First thing came to my mind was "Olin" but they no longer make skis. I believe they were more of a chemical or oil sort of company with not too much in any sports except the ski part.

 

 To tell you the truth I am surprised that many companies known for other sporting goods have not by now become involved in the ski market. Companies such as Rawlings, Willson, Easton, Nike, etc.... But technically I guess skiing is just not at the same demand as other sports over all.

post #30 of 38

Back in the late '60s Fischer Skis and Marker Bindings were owned by Abu-Garcia, who were big in high quality fishing rods and reels at that time.

 

Karl

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Ski companies that make/made other things besides ski gear