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Ballet skis

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I got this pair Olin ballets I bought new in 84/85 ski season.. Best skis I ever skid on they felt a little stiffer then the orange ones.. Anyone ever see these?
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hmmm some pretty ugly skis if you ask me. You could probably get 100 bucks or so and thats if your lucky.

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Yes they are plain looking not as nice as orange ones but the performance of these skis was the best and last year Olin made ballet skis..I thought I would educate some of the freestylers out there because they are very hard to find.
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Wow, I would have to disagree with you jstello5! Are these skis for sale by chance? I have been looking for 84/85 ballets for about 12 yrs now. Name a price- I am willing to negotiate brother! \M/

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wow was not aware these were 84/85's. Real vintage man no disrespect I wasn't seeing clearly.

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I am actually trying to see how rare they are all the time I check e bay they are orange ballets so I think they made these one year or they were special order through my ski school
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Today is first day I ever showed these skis .. I am orig owner I love this ski epic sight if I do sell only prob is I'm in California
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Originally Posted by psteinert View Post

I am actually trying to see how rare they are all the time I check e bay they are orange ballets so I think they made these one year or they were special order through my ski school

I've never seen red Olin Ballets.  I wasn't active in USSA after 82 though.  How much stiffer are they?  The neat thing about buttery ballet skis is being able to press up in to tip/tail spins easily.  But, for a heavier than average competitor a stiffer ski would be better.  @Snow Dancer is always looking for different ballet ski options.. Those old Tyrolias? would need replacing though..

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I had the old orange with big blu letter Olin ballets then the nice orange & white letter ones.. You are exactly rite these red ones 3rd gen. Perfect dialed in perfect spring in them for the tip stands and my favorite top tails and that what I loved and was so impressed about
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Tip tails
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Like I mentioned I use to be ski instructor back in 80s a place called craigmeur in NJ any one here of it?
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I'll give you 800 bucks. Direct message me and we can talk details
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I think that's a little extreme I paid around 300 in 85 I was thinking something in the 4s the bindings are worth nothing but these skis are mint.. I am actually surprised when I dusted them off with pledge .. No rust
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I can't seem to find these skis anywhere on the Internet. Unless someone is looking to send me in the direction of a link, I'd like to see what others would pay for these.
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@Rossi Smash might have seen some somewhere along the way.  If they had Spademan S-3s (or S4 Prototype?) on them originally they'd be worth a lot more.... @Philpug's got a pair of TheSki Puppets.  I doubt these would fetch more than those would..

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If you are in the 4 range brother, I would like some contact information. I've been doing my research and it looks like the tyrolias need to be replaced. Can you post some contact information? Much appreciated God Bless
post #17 of 20
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I remember those ski puppets with the checkers they were a hot ski .. the k-2 probably my favorite with that rubber core and these I would say are my third favorite I have ever skid on... Anyway I guess who ever interested on this thread just contact me at pistol.pablo@gmail.com and we can take this further with more pics and figure out the value.. Like I said I'm living in California now so we have to figure out how to ship and pay .. I have many friends in NJ so I can give to them and u pay them???
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These ballet skis have factory cracked edges for flex & of course smooth bottoms no line
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I'm in NJ and would be interested in buying these skis if you still have them.  I teach ballet and moguls to friends at Mt. Creek.

 

Ken

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