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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by T Molnar View Post
 

Believe Bob Lange correct for Lange, my dad was associated with them.  A work in progress but he'll be featured in the new Snoqualmie Pass ski museum.

Glad to see you back! BTW, I saw a pair of Molnar Greens at the National Ski Hall of Fame in Michigan last month, then a week later I saw a pair at Steamboat Ski & Care in Steamboat. I hadn't seen a pair in over 20 years, then two pair in a week. 

post #32 of 46
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Molnar means Miller in Hungarian, right? Wasn't there also a Miller ski? 

Ah, it was Miller bindings: (http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/21/local/me-miller21.) So you could have a pair of Molnars with Millers, cool. Almost as good as having The Ski with a pair of Scarpas (but not quite as funny as the Los Angeles Angels. OK, I'll stop). 

post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
 

 Wasn't there also a Miller ski? 
 

 

You had it right the first time, there  was a Miller ski. 

 

https://www.wildsnow.com/8181/miller-soft-skis-earl-history/

post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
 

Molnar means Miller in Hungarian, right? Wasn't there also a Miller ski? 

Ah, it was Miller bindings: (http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/21/local/me-miller21.) So you could have a pair of Molnars with Millers, cool. Almost as good as having The Ski with a pair of Scarpas (but not quite as funny as the Los Angeles Angels. OK, I'll stop). 

And a ski rack on your Ferrari La Ferrari? 

post #35 of 46
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If I drove a Ferrari I think I'd just buy a new pair every time I went. 

post #36 of 46

I'm curious how a ski company in Colorado came up with the name "Icelantic". I could see if they were an eastern based company, especially if they made carving skis... a play on the Atlantic "Ice" Coast. But they are a Colorado company that mainly makes fatter skis. Hmmm.

post #37 of 46
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I'm curious how a ski company in Colorado came up with the name "Icelantic". I could see if they were an eastern based company, especially if they made carving skis... a play on the Atlantic "Ice" Coast. But they are a Colorado company that mainly makes fatter skis. Hmmm.

post #38 of 46

4FRNT = ForeFront ?  Because they wanted to be on the forefront of design as an athlete owned ski company?  (I just learned they actually started out in Truckee, not Utah).

 

Praxis = ?

post #39 of 46
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Praxis = ?

 

The realization of a theory.     The rendering of a conception into practice. 

post #40 of 46

Glad to see the Molnar's are still around and visible!  I've seen a ski fence made from them as well.

post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
 

Molnar means Miller in Hungarian, right? Wasn't there also a Miller ski? 

Ah, it was Miller bindings: (http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/21/local/me-miller21.) So you could have a pair of Molnars with Millers, cool. Almost as good as having The Ski with a pair of Scarpas (but not quite as funny as the Los Angeles Angels. OK, I'll stop). 

 

There was also Miller boots. Not much mention of them anywhere.

 

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post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
 

And of course "scarpa" also just means "shoe."

Also:

-"(Founder Jean) Beyl wanted a sexy name for the company (eg, Look), and took one from a US photo magazine."
 -Here's the Salomon story, it's the founder's name: 
https://www.skiinghistory.org/lives/georges-salomon

Interesting (to me anyway) that while ski, boot, binding brands all have backstories to their names, apparel brands mostly have obvious names. 

Here's a good one, I had one of the down jackets 40+ years ago, but I doubt they had much market penetration in the old continent. And though not ski specific, how could we forget Chouinard/Black Diamond/Patagonia? Or REI? http://gerryoutdoors.com/our-heritage.php#

post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by DesiredUsername View Post

ON3P: 13th (ONe Three) & Prentice
That was the street corner in Tacoma where the founder Scott Andris started making skis in his parents' garage.
What does ON3P stand for?
Founder Scott Andrus starting working on ON3P as a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound.  The idea was born at his house located at N. 13th and Proctor in Tacoma, WA.  The name came from one-three-proctor with the (e) on the one removed:  ON3P.  Yes, we know it’s confusing.  When the ski building idea was born, ON3P was just about building skis for friends, rather than being a full-fledged company.
 
From the new site.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post
 
What does ON3P stand for?
Founder Scott Andrus starting working on ON3P as a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound.  The idea was born at his house located at N. 13th and Proctor in Tacoma, WA.  The name came from one-three-proctor with the (e) on the one removed:  ON3P.  Yes, we know it’s confusing.  When the ski building idea was born, ON3P was just about building skis for friends, rather than being a full-fledged company.
 
From the new site.

 

Wow, nice upgrade... custom options galore.

post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post
 
What does ON3P stand for?
Founder Scott Andrus starting working on ON3P as a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound.  The idea was born at his house located at N. 13th and Proctor in Tacoma, WA.  The name came from one-three-proctor with the (e) on the one removed:  ON3P.  Yes, we know it’s confusing.  When the ski building idea was born, ON3P was just about building skis for friends, rather than being a full-fledged company.
 
From the new site.

I hang my head in shame for my egregious error.

 

But I had the gist of it.

post #46 of 46

Thanks to all of you for your continued interest in my Dad's skis.  My brother and I have a marketing idea we're developing as part of the history.

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