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Identify these skis

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi - I found these skis in the trash at an apartment block I used to live in (in Sydney Australia) and I souvinered them.

I'm looking for any info on the skis, and bindings etc.

Skis are 180cm, solid wood, screwed on edges, and a groove down the middle of the base. The two words on them are "Super" "Cortina". They are very cambered and have a little shape (not completely straight).










post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
The bindings are Geze Sport Lite 929, which are na different era to the skis?
post #3 of 13

skis may be 1950's  most likely Japanese I have some EDELWIESS skis that look very similar.  and the geze bindings are too "new" for those skis.

 

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Bump... Any more info?
post #5 of 13
I even spent time just trying to identify the logo. Nothing.
post #6 of 13

The skis look to be quite a bit older than the bindings, from around the 1960's by their edges, tip protectors, and bases. Maybe they were old stock, or maybe they were simply updated with "new" Geze bindings in the 1980's to modernize them with step-in bindings, with brakes (instead of runaway straps) and DIN setting for safety.

post #7 of 13

I think they are about 1960.  They look identical to a pair of Olympic Signature series that I have in the basement except for logo.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I've cross posted on an australian ski forum too in case it's something specific but I can't find anything...

Someone suggested they may be ex rental stock, potentially from cortina?

Wish I'd found out who threw them out now so I could have got some more info!
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've managed to find a little more info. It seems cortina brand skis were manufactured In Europe and have a pedigree in cross country skiing. There are a lot of images with skis branded "trak cortina" similar to the below which may jog some memories?? Still no closer to finding the manufacturer or country.
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post #10 of 13
On the Traks, isn't Trak the brand and Cortina the model?

On the other skis, the logo looks different. I'm feeling like the place name Cortina is just too commonly used to assume that makes these three skis siblings of some kind.
post #11 of 13

My very first pair of skis were Cortina's. 

 

The skis are older than the bindings. 

 

I started skiing in about 1962 or '63. double lace up boots and cable bindings. No Buckle boots yet or step-in bindings then. 

 

Mine were Red, same edges and base though!


Edited by Atomicman - 4/17/15 at 5:29pm
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

On the Traks, isn't Trak the brand and Cortina the model?

On the other skis, the logo looks different. I'm feeling like the place name Cortina is just too commonly used to assume that makes these three skis siblings of some kind.

You are correct. I think the first ones and the the natural wood ones are related, but not the TRAK. 

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post


On the other skis, the logo looks different. I'm feeling like the place name Cortina is just too commonly used to assume that makes these three skis siblings of some kind.

 

Yeh, pretty much everyone used the place name Cortina for something or other, from Paris skis in Paris, ME to Ford for the car. 

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