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post #361 of 384

Lost... but Found

180 CM


I post this photo and ask for comments from skiers who can share information about these two stepchildren. Purchased this past year from different eBay auctions; I have only seen these in advertisement for these in old Ski mags but never on the slopes.
Notice the wide "flared tips" of the Mark V's-
a nod to the future shaped ski and advertised as advantage for turning.
No turned up tails on these.
Mark V has white p-Tex and shallow groove.
(I haven't checked but I think these would have had chimed edges from the factory like the Mark lV Comps) - or I will bevel myself
Mark Vl has black p-Tex no groove.
Mark V is super stiff
Mark Vl has tips and front flex like butter-
Stiffer tails of course.
Hope to ski on them this winter-
Expecting Mark V's to be little Ferraris!
Lol
Edited by da-cat - 11/15/16 at 8:38am
post #362 of 384
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Originally Posted by da-cat View Post
 

Lost... but Found

180 CM


I post this photo and ask for comments from skiers who can share information about these two stepchildren. Purchased this past year from different eBay auctions; I have only seen these in advertisement for these in old Ski mags but never on the slopes.
Notice the wide "flared tips" of the Mark V's-
a nod to the future shaped ski and advertised as advantage for turning.
No turned up tails on these.
Mark V has white p-Tex and shallow groove.
(I haven't checked but I think these would have had chimed edges from the factory like the Mark lV Comps) - or I will bevel myself
Mark Vl has black p-Tex no groove.
Mark V is super stiff
Mark Vl has tips and front flex like butter-
Stiffer tails of course.
Hope to ski on them this winter-
Expecting Mark V's to be little Ferraris!
Lol

Skied the Mark V for a full 100+ day season in Alaska back in 74? It was an amazing ski that never got much love then. It was intended to be a high end recreational ski in the days when a lot of shorter skis, including the Mark IV were flying onto the market. Probably targeted to compete with the K2 WinterHeat. It never found its target market.

The V was a rather thin profiled ski with at least 1 layer of metal. Very quick and very damp. It was an absolute joy in loose snow and crud. I thought of it as a soft Slalom ski. Not much of an ice skate though.

The fatal flaw was its thin profile. Ran mine into the side of a VW sized mogul and turned them into my first rockered skis, which were interesting. The important part, I completed the turn.

 

Mark VI was Olins' attempt to get into race skis. Much beefier ski. Skied a pair of VI-SL's one day. That ski did not tickle my fancy. As memory serves it was much stiffer and not nearly as playful. Olin was in a decline when both of these skis were being marketed, they just were too far removed from the Mark IV for their market.

post #363 of 384

@Stranger,

 

Thank you for the information!

 

I look forward to skiing the V's even more now.

 

BTW- anyone who permanently deforms a ski, while skiing on them, (regardless if they were of thin construction); has something to brag about.

-da-cat

post #364 of 384

Da-Cat

 

The Olin Mark V was a GS Racing ski and I agree that it did not get much love from the public but it was a fine ski.  Many people liked a GS ski back than because it was very versatile, skied the crud and with the wider tip even powder if skied long enough.

 

The Olin Mark VI was the SL Racing ski and it was one of the softer racing skis.  If you look the edge near the tip it has a cracked edge and the segments are very short and as you move down away from the tip the segments get longer, the short segmented edge at the tip made it softer.  This soft tip was a weak spot on the ski, if that ski is going to break it will be at the tip those short segments did not hold up very well.

 

You said they are 180 CM and that is short for both of those skis, some people back than would buy the VI's short and use them as a bump ski because they were soft at the tip and maybe that is why some them broke. The V's would ski very well around 200 CM the 180 CM may disappoint you but try to enjoy your classic find.

 

Uncle-A

post #365 of 384
Great Olins!
I'm still looking for OLIN MKVI SLs. Missed out on eBay a few weeks back! They were real nice!
post #366 of 384

I have Olin Mark VI SL's.  I don't remember how long they are but at least 205.  The skis have Marker bindings.

post #367 of 384

Would like to find:  two of the white plastic clips that surround the ski brake on the old Marker MR turntables with the red springs.  Probably mission impossible though as they were pretty fragile, a bad design and probably not even necessary as the ski brake pad should be able to support the rear of the boot sole.

 

I have a couple of sets of my old race and recreational skis - 203 pink metalflake Head Racing CR Radial SL/ Salomon  747 Equipe; red 205 Fischer Vacuum Technic SL/Salomon 957 Equipe; 198 Rossignol 7X Kevlar Group 1/Marker MR Twincam front, turntable rear; 210 black Head Racing Super G/Marker MRR Racing Twincam front, turntable rear with Rossignol riser pad.

 

I still take them out from time to time but not much joy compared to modern skis.  The Fischers in particular I never really bonded with but the Head Radial SLs were good at the time.  I even managed to handle shoulder deep powder with them at Fernie - probably couldn't do that now.

 

Bruce

post #368 of 384
Thread Starter 

This era? Which part?
post #369 of 384
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Originally Posted by Lowell Watson View Post


This era? Which part?


Newer than this, probably late '80s.  See photo:

 

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What I'm looking for are two of the plastic ski brake surrounds.  A partially broken one is sitting on the ski centre in the image.  I should point out that the heel piece design is not good for riding chairlifts.  If for some reason the red release lever is touched when you have your feet dangling your ski will immediately fall off and possibly whack someone below.  You then also have to navigate down to fetch it on one ski.  Not always simple if the terrain or snow conditions are difficult.

 

Bruce

post #370 of 384

 

 

Didn't manage to add the binding image properly in my previous post so this should work better.

 

Bruce

post #371 of 384

To any long ski aficionados out there (Lowell!), was wondering if anyone out there can help me out of a $85 mistake on Ebay.  Bought a pair of Rossignol ST Competitions that I've been looking for for a while that said they were 185 cm and, when I get them, lo and behold they must be 210s.  Looks like Bigfoot used these back in the day.  They're in really nice shape, a few top scratches, one gouge near the "R" symbol in the 2nd picture, and the bases and edges are in really nice shape.  The N77 Look bindings actually look more beat up than the skis (see the Ebay pictures below).  But the damn things are just waaaay too long for me to ski.  Real disappointing way to start the new year....

 

Anyway, if someone would like to trade some ST Comps with the same graphics in nice shape in the 185 to 190 cm range or some other Rossis I'm interested in (same length range) let me know.  Or if you want to buy them outright, that'll work too.  I'll try to check the PMs on this site but my work email blocks any notification that something is there.

 

Also, if there's anywhere else I should post this, please let me know.  I only really look at this thread and the More Retro Memories one Rossi Smash does.  And I've been away from both for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #372 of 384
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Originally Posted by da-cat View Post

 

Please tell us more about the Silver OLIN MARK Vl COMP GS Skis. Compared to SL?



They look pretty awesome.



Different foot print? Construction? Flex??



 



Thanks!



da-cat 







Da-cat,



 



Sorry, been away from the forum for a while.  I really can't comment on either as I haven't skied them.  The OLIN MARK Vl COMP GS' were from a trade with Lowell and are undrilled.  I haven't been terribly happy with any of the retro Olins I've skied (guess I'm just a Rossi guy at heart " src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif" />) so I decided to keep them the way they are.



 



Have this ad I pulled from somewhere if it helps:



 





 



 



DBlues

post #373 of 384
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

 

Did the skis that injured you break from too many holes? Or did the screws pull out? As a tech, I'm interested to hear feedback on this sort of thing. Lots of people have multiple remounts so I'm curious to know the nature of failures.

MastersRacer,

 

Sorry, been away from the forum for a while. The injury came from the bindings I mounted myself that probably had the forward tension set 1 notch too high.  As far as the multiple binding mounts, I just figured that putting more holes into a ski with 12 already would probably be impairing the skis structural integrity.  Didn't want to take a chance on the turning the one pair of Rossi Freestyles I'd found into 2 or more pairs and decided to keep them as display skis.  What's the upper limit on binding remounts on a pair of skis?

 

DBlues

post #374 of 384
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Originally Posted by DeaconBlues View Post
 

MastersRacer,

 

Sorry, been away from the forum for a while. The injury came from the bindings I mounted myself that probably had the forward tension set 1 notch too high.  As far as the multiple binding mounts, I just figured that putting more holes into a ski with 12 already would probably be impairing the skis structural integrity.  Didn't want to take a chance on the turning the one pair of Rossi Freestyles I'd found into 2 or more pairs and decided to keep them as display skis.  What's the upper limit on binding remounts on a pair of skis?

 

DBlues

 

I've mounted skis that look like swiss cheese. Most have been wider skis so they have more structural integrity by virtue of having more material to take the stresses. For skinnier skis, it is hard to say. The 3 mount limit seems a bit arbitrary. I often overlap holes and add heli-coils rather than put a hole near another. I think better to have one reinforced hole than two. Many times holes can be reused because the match exactly.

 

We have wooden plugs that we use at times as well. I've been told that if they are well glued they are stronger than the usual plastic plugs. Funny tangent. I once pulled a pair of bindings that had a heli-coil. The heli-coil came out with the screw; I suspect they used epoxy. I had to replace the heli-coil and plug it prior to the remount as we didn't have plugs sized for heli-coil holes. 

 

I totally understand the desire to keep the ski intact over risking breakage. 

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post #376 of 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconBlues View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by da-cat View Post

 

Please tell us more about the Silver OLIN MARK Vl COMP GS Skis. Compared to SL?



They look pretty awesome.



Different foot print? Construction? Flex??



 



Thanks!



da-cat 







Da-cat,



 



Sorry, been away from the forum for a while.  I really can't comment on either as I haven't skied them.  The OLIN MARK Vl COMP GS' were from a trade with Lowell and are undrilled.  I haven't been terribly happy with any of the retro Olins I've skied (guess I'm just a Rossi guy at heart " src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif" />) so I decided to keep them the way they are.



 



Have this ad I pulled from somewhere if it helps:



 





 



 



DBlues


Hello DB,
Thanks for the reply. I took another quick look at your earlier post and see in your quiver photo you have the complete Olin Racing Series just as in the cool ad. That ad is a good resource too.
Those GS version Olin Vl's must be pretty rare.
I have only seen a pair once before. They were in a photo of some of Lowel's skis.
Same pair lol.
da-cat
post #377 of 384
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/spo/5933726188.html
Kastle RX in yellow
And Dynastar chicken hearts
Raleigh, NC
post #378 of 384

I skied on Olin Mark VI Slaloms for two years.  They were easy to turn, held pretty well on hard snow and tracked very badly when running straight.  My kids got after me for skiing on whimpy skis so I switched to Atomic Team Bionic RS.  Quite a change.

post #379 of 384
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Originally Posted by oldandslow View Post

I skied on Olin Mark VI Slaloms for two years.  They were easy to turn, held pretty well on hard snow and tracked very badly when running straight.  My kids got after me for skiing on whimpy skis so I switched to Atomic Team Bionic RS.  Quite a change.


Hello O&S,
Recent photo?
They look to be in great shape with nice Markers!
Curious to know if the straight line instability was caused by your bases having
a crowned P-Tex center?
You know, checked with a straight edge or scraper across edge to edge- and the center
is higher then the edges?
Regardless, pretty sure @ Lotusfab would like your Mark Vl comp SL's for his James Bond Lotus!

da-cat
post #380 of 384
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Originally Posted by da-cat View Post


Hello O&S,
Recent photo?
They look to be in great shape with nice Markers!
Curious to know if the straight line instability was caused by your bases having
a crowned P-Tex center?
You know, checked with a straight edge or scraper across edge to edge- and the center
is higher then the edges?
Regardless, pretty sure @ Lotusfab would like your Mark Vl comp SL's for his James Bond Lotus!

da-cat

The skis are in good shape.  I do keep my bases flat.  I check them with a true bar.  I used to flaten the skis with a file but a few years ago I got a base flatten and texturing tool from Tognar.  I have a pretty well equipped shop and I got new vices for Christmas.

Nice of you to mention Lotusfab.  I have made arrangements to give him the skis.

post #381 of 384
Very cool^^
Awesome bench and set up^^^^
Note to self: get some real ski vices and proper tuning equip!
post #382 of 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconBlues View Post
 

To any long ski aficionados out there (Lowell!), was wondering if anyone out there can help me out of a $85 mistake on Ebay.  Bought a pair of Rossignol ST Competitions that I've been looking for for a while that said they were 185 cm and, when I get them, lo and behold they must be 210s.  Looks like Bigfoot used these back in the day.  They're in really nice shape, a few top scratches, one gouge near the "R" symbol in the 2nd picture, and the bases and edges are in really nice shape.  The N77 Look bindings actually look more beat up than the skis (see the Ebay pictures below).  But the damn things are just waaaay too long for me to ski.  Real disappointing way to start the new year....

 

Anyway, if someone would like to trade some ST Comps with the same graphics in nice shape in the 185 to 190 cm range or some other Rossis I'm interested in (same length range) let me know.  Or if you want to buy them outright, that'll work too.  I'll try to check the PMs on this site but my work email blocks any notification that something is there.

 

Also, if there's anywhere else I should post this, please let me know.  I only really look at this thread and the More Retro Memories one Rossi Smash does.  And I've been away from both for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB- 

Hope you get this message asap....

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152383611763?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI152383611763.N36.S1.R1.TR2

 

da-cat

post #383 of 384

 

Some ski-related accessories which I found some years ago.  I tried to put some of old 80s era racing skis in them but couldn't get them to close properly perhaps because I was too impatient and they were rather difficult to manage.  I seem to remember seeing them advertised but had never seen them for real.

 

Bruce

post #384 of 384
Thread Starter 
Aahhh...the old Ski Tote. My dad was the Rep for them in the 80's.

I have a growing 195cm ski problem. They find their way to me, and I throw a grind and storage wax on them in my spare time, but have NO intention of skiing them. (I'm looking for 200 and up) They are all in such great shape or rare that I don't have the heart to chuck or nail up on the fence. So here is the list:
Purple 3G
ROC 550 red white and blue
Green 4S
Black 7SK
710 FO
Yamaha SRX
Fischer RC4 SLS
Kastle RX National Team SL white not pictured
Head Radial SL white
Orange/black Dynastar Course SL
White/black Omeglass 2
Black/grey 4S (before the green one) not pictured
Lacqoix Mach 1
Javelin 198 repop NOS not pictured
Kastle X11 ice
S430 NOT available unless you have a longer pair to trade.

I'm between Boston and Worcester MA, so if you are in the area, come get them. If you want to give me some cash for the tunes, that's cool, but not required. Whatever is left in June goes into the tree house😎
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