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post #31 of 41
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On my Rcts:

 


That is a sweet DIN indicator arrow.  However, I though you'd ski a tad higher than 8, perhaps 8.5?


Haha.   

For those not aware of crgil's sense of humour, both the heelspring and the mating (yellow) piece that actually does carry the DIN indicator are missing.   As soon as that housing cracked both of those pieces launched off and bounced off the ceiling.

post #32 of 41
Relieved to see some have no more clue about what/when than I do.

Early 70's. Some red and white Rossignals
Late 70's. Some blue, red and black (?) Kastles
Early 80's. Dynastars (?) With large red valentine hearts on the tips. White, red, gold.
Late 80's. Salomon F9 2s (in garage)
90's. Fischer Revolution Weapon. Weird semi shaped skis. Great edge hold. (In garage)
Late 90's to arrival here. Rossignol Vipers. (In garage)
2003. K2 XP's. In basement.
2006. K2 Recon. Garage.
2007. K2 Outlaw. Basement
2009. K2 Recon. Basement. Replacement for skis that bindings ripped out of in accident.
2012. Nordica Hell and Backs
2014. K2 AMP Rictor 82 XTi

May have missed a pair somewhere.
post #33 of 41
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Relieved to see some have no more clue about what/when than I do.

Early 80's. Dynastars (?) With large red valentine hearts on the tips. White, red, gold.

 

 Those would have been the Dynastar Course GS or SL.  We called the red heart-shaped vibration dampening gadgets "chicken hearts".

I almost bought a pair of the SLs, but alas they could not handle high speeds.   They (the SL version) were excellent (much better than my SGs LOL) for quickly carving through bumps until you reached unstable speeds and then slamming on the brakes; I really, really, did not know how to ski moguls back then, but I had fun.


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post #34 of 41
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 Those would have been the Dynastar Course GS or SL.  We called the red heart-shaped vibration dampening gadgets "chicken hearts".

I almost bought a pair of the SLs, but alas they could not handle high speeds.   They (the SL version) were excellent (much better than my SGs LOL) for quickly carving through bumps until you reached unstable speeds and then slamming on the breaks; I really, really, did not know how to ski moguls back then, but I had fun.

 

We called those Dynastars "Gum Drops".

post #35 of 41
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 Those would have been the Dynastar Course GS or SL.  We called the red heart-shaped vibration dampening gadgets "chicken hearts".
I almost bought a pair of the SLs, but alas they could not handle high speeds.   They (the SL version) were excellent (much better than my SGs LOL) for quickly carving through bumps until you reached unstable speeds and then slamming on the breaks; I really, really, did not know how to ski moguls back then, but I had fun.
Skied the chicken hearts in both SL and GS, plus a variety of 2nd hand 4S, 7S, 3G, Coupe Du Monde, Course SL, and probably some more I'm forgetting.

Maybe we should start a least favorite thread. For me it would be a tie between a late 90's Dynastar V9, and those Lhasa Pows.
post #36 of 41

1970's: K2, 205cm.

I did not ski for the next 30 years.

2011 and forward: Volkl RTM 80, K2 AMP Rictor 82XTi, Blizzard Bushwacker, Blizzard Brahma, Line Sick Day 95 (All skis from 177-180cm).

post #37 of 41


1975: Atomic Camaro

1978: Rossignol strato 102 (used)

1983: K2 710 SL 200 cm (used)

1986: Fischer SC4 (195 cm)

1988: Kneissl White Star (203 cm)

1990: Dynastar Course Géant, 207 cm

1993: Blizzard VR20 RS 203 cm  This was  a race stock ski.

1996: Salomom 9200 2S 203 cm

1998: Volant Chubb 180 cm

2000: Volkl P30 RC 193 cm.  My first shaped skis.

2002: Salomon X-Scream Series 187 cm.  Great skis!

2007: Volkl AC3 Unlimited 177 cm

2010: Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider 178 cm.  My favourite skis of all time.

2014: Blizzard Gunsmoke 186 cm

2014: Dynastar Altitrail Mythic Light 178 cm

2015:  Kastle BMX 98 178 cm (used)

 

I still own the ones bolded.

 

If I could keep only one pair, it would be the Mythic Riders.  If I could keep two pairs, the BMX 98 would be in.

post #38 of 41
My list starts in the 1940s and includes some edgeless Northlands with just a toestrap, some exmilitary Northlands with beartraps, some other woodies with 'safety' cable bindings, some Hart Standards with a 'safety' longthong binding, some Head 360s with Marker explodamatics, a Kneissl, a Kastle, a Rossi, all with some form of the Rotomats except for somewhere in there was a pair with an Alsop weirdo binding. This gets me to the mid1970s, when I started a multiyear, multimodel affair with Hexcels and Salomons. I was a Dynastar hill rep for several years, when I started using Look Pivots. When K2 came out with The Mod X Pro, I fell in love with those. Skied each new version of that until they did away with the Recon and I jumped on the Explorer and then the Aftershocks. Been a Nordica Steadfast, Patron and Nergy fan the last couple years.
post #39 of 41
Cut off wooden skis for when I was a kid, then soon after my first real downhill boards with edges held in by little screws. Then a price of crap that should remain nameless, then another POS that delaminated on me three times, to be replaced by yet another nameless POS ski that ended up having a few through holes to hold in the bindings from the bottom because the metal was too soft to hold the screws. Then a 200 Head slalom skis followed by a similar but slightly stiffer Fischer, to be replaced by a Kastle Rage bump ski, which was finally followed by an epiphany: 187 Salomon XScream Series. From that on the skis became decent: a Dynastic Legend 8000, followed by the iconic 178 Mythic Rider, then Head Mojo 94 and from that around that point on I went to quivers and now I'm in Phil camp- too many to try to list....
post #40 of 41

Learned to ski sometime near 1975 at Lake Eldora, COLO (b. 1960/age 55).

 

Four or six lessons, as I recall.   Bought my first combo of HEAD airboots and HART freestyles/Salomon 444 bindings (which broke on me--twice) not long after.  The Hart F's were very heavy skis--how did anyone ever ski freestyle on them?

 

Other experiences are with Hanson Sypder (rear entry) boots and (for ages--30 years on them, with the about ten in retirement) Salomon SX-90E's.  I only JUST recently (March, 2015 !)  finally "semi-retired" these gems.   It's not a done deal either, and will have to wait for 2016. 

 

Other skis which followed were:  Olin Mk IV's and later Mk VI's and today's Salomon X800s.

 

I also have experience (many ages ago) skiing on the bumps Mary Jane (COLO) on Molnar "noodles" (both green and yellow versions of those bump skis).  I was not good enough then to push them, but I can still remember even tonight how well I thought of them.

 

Well enough that I bought a new pair of mogul skis at the end of this season, to be mounted with Look bindings for next year. 

 

 

CS

post #41 of 41
Way too many!

Started around 1992 on hand me down Kastle RX actions around 190cm.

Then on to Salomon Super Force which would also have been around 190cm.

Then K2 Fours 188cm.

Then I did a whole bunch of skis in quick succession. Dynastar 4x4s again 190cm. Then Elan MX Supers at 180cm. Then Rossi Bandit x at 178cm.

Then I got K2 Recons at 174cm. Loved them. Replaced them after 6 years or so with Head iM82 at 172cm, which were good, but never felt as good. Had them another 5 or 6 years.

Now have Head Rev Pro 85 at 177cm, Salaomon Q98 at 189cm and Head Super Sport at 175cm.
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