Although my title for this thread is a slight misquote from the Star Wars movie “The Empire Strikes Back”- lets just say; If you skied on these Head 320E’s forces would be with you!
When I spotted these skis in the back of a local church thrift shop 25+ years ago I am pretty sure I was paying the asking price at the cash register before I even took a close look; they were coming home with me! You see my first pair of old classic black Head standards disappeared from a
parking lot at Mt. Tremblant years before and I was always looking for another pair. (Out of 38 skiers on a 5 day ski trip, apparently I was the only one traveling with 2 pairs of skis. One morning our bus driver thought someone was
coming back for my Heads so he removed them from the lower storage and left them beside the parked bus for the day.. doh!)
Classic black Head skis. Iconic to me as when ski equipment began to have performance and because Ron Funk skied on long
black skis in the movie “Last of the Ski Bums”. I really had not paid close attention to how there were differences in the classic
black Head skis until I got my hands on this pair of 320E’s.
First thing that caught my attention about the 320E’s is their blue P-Tex bases; something modern going on here. Next I noticed
their aggressive sidecut and I have always thought they were ahead of their time. Today I understand their significance.
Say hello to the father of the modern shaped ski!
Thanks to Google books this image was located from SKIING magazine Spring 1970
Edited by da-cat - 8/18/15 at 6:13am