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Anyone know some history on the Head Master downhill skis.

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I have a pair of Head Master downhill skis with the blue writing on them.   They are 16,231x200 c.m.

I am keeping them pretty much forever and they stand tall and proud right beside the toilet in the mens room.

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I believe this is the first time we've had ski photos taken next to the throne. 

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You have a  Men's, and presumably a separate Women's, bathroom in your house?? 

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Interesting location.
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You have a  Men's, and presumably a separate Women's, bathroom in your house?? 

Yeah. The men's room is the one the women won't go in because it is such a sty.
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Wtf?!?
Head's are in the. Erm.
Head!
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I pretty sure they came out in 1963. I remember that one of the people who pulled me off the mountain at Missoula Snow Bowl after an encounter with a tree in March 1964 was skiing them, he owned the ski area. They were between the Standard and the Vector. IIRC they were regarded as a ski for "old guys."
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I see you won't be running out of toilet paper anytime soon.  Nice work.

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I have a few pair of old Head skis under the deck one of which are Masters.  I believe they were my brothers but it would've been later than 63', so they must've been in production for at least a few years.  My brother was not an old man at the time.  I also have my Mom's Standards with a Silvretta cable set-up.  What bindings are on the ones in your picture?

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^multi directional release? :eek

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I skied a pair of these this last winter (205cm). they are pretty stiff and they have a grove the size of the grand canyon.  You have to practically hop turn when you unweight to release them.  but they go fast and straight.:D  mine also have a  releaseable toe/forward throw cable setup.  but my toes are Miller.  the op's toes look like "SKIfree" toes.  they work very much like the Marker simplex with a vertically loaded ball bearing / breakaway pivot but with pivoting and height adjustabe toe wings so you don't have to put grooves in your boots.  I have also skied these toes and they work remarkably well, as do the Miller and Marker toes.(see below)

 

 

 

up close of SKIfree toes

 

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The Master was not a crappy ski, put some Northlands or Krystals in there. 

 

Master was a good ski, below the Vector and later the Compition, but above the Standard. I skied them in 65 66 time range, mine had Look Nevada's set up on them. I can remember seeing it around as early as about 62. Think they built them till 69 or so. Know they were building it after they changed the graphics to larger lettering on the model name.

 

Pretty much everything required a lot of unweighting in those days. 

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The Master was not a crappy ski, put some Northlands or Krystals in there. 

 

Master was a good ski, below the Vector and later the Compition, but above the Standard. I skied them in 65 66 time range, mine had Look Nevada's set up on them. I can remember seeing it around as early as about 62. Think they built them till 69 or so. Know they were building it after they changed the graphics to larger lettering on the model name.

 

Pretty much everything required a lot of unweighting in those days. 

I did not say it was crappy,  Just that it required a little "extra" unweighting because of the wide and deep groove.I'm sure there were plenty of worse skis, but there were better too.  I've skied both fischers and Kastles from the era that are better.  

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I have a pair of Head Master downhill skis with the blue writing on them.   They are 16,231x200 c.m.

I am keeping them pretty much forever and they stand tall and proud right beside the toilet in the mens room.

 

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I did not say it was crappy,  Just that it required a little "extra" unweighting because of the wide and deep groove.I'm sure there were plenty of worse skis, but there were better too.  I've skied both fischers and Kastles from the era that are better.  

Royal, the 'crappy' comment came from the picture not your post. Weak bathroom humor on my part guy.  The Master was the predecessor of the 360, that did have the shallower groove. Don't think that you skied any of the Head skis with any finesse in that era, they were durable not subtle.

 

Those grooves got me in trouble more than once; would barrow Mom's teaspoons to scrape them, apparently she did not like Toko red wax in her tea.

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Royal, the 'crappy' comment came from the picture not your post. Weak bathroom humor on my part guy.  The Master was the predecessor of the 360, that did have the shallower groove. Don't think that you skied any of the Head skis with any finesse in that era, they were durable not subtle.

 

Those grooves got me in trouble more than once; would barrow Mom's teaspoons to scrape them, apparently she did not like Toko red wax in her tea.

no offence taken,  just wanted to be clear for the OP.  and I love the tid bit about the spoons.  made me laugh.  I do think the 360 is a better ski.  and I agree,  no finesse with any of the head skis i've tried

 

royal

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