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I was wondering if I can get any info on these. Are these safe to ski with if I get new bindings? Also they are 190 cm, would they be ok to use if I'm 5'7? Any other info on these would be great. Thanks!
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with new bindings they would be safe.  but unless you have many years of experience on vintage gear they would not be much fun,  they were a top end ski of the time.  the HP was considered teh "combi" ski with a slalom sidecut but just slightly softer flexing than the SL ski.  I have a pair a generation earlier(with the Chicken Hearts in the tips) that I really enjoy skiing for what they are.  you could do a lot better by finding something produced in the last 10 years with a binding that is still indemnified(serviceable by a qualified ski shop)

 

good luck

post #3 of 9

190cm was the upper middle of the size range on those - so yes, if you have vintage ski experience they could be a lot of fun for someone 5'7".

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Thanks so much!!
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I am an intermediate skier, would it be hard for me to carve as easily as I could on 150-160 cm skis? If so, how much more difficult?
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Yes.   That ski will carve but not at speeds you're used to  and not at turn sizes you're used to.  

You would have to learn to use a different turn, where you keep your feet closer together, where you do a vertical unweighting move at the start of the turn and then steer the ski before you get edge bite.   

A very athletic person could figure all this out, oh, in about a week of skiing them.     Of course, the effort would also make that person pick up any number of habits that are bad for skiing modern skis.

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Thank you so much for your response! However I have one more question, what would happen if i tried to turn the same way I do with modern shorter skis? Could I manage any sort of effective turn or would i end up wiping out?
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Originally Posted by mikeyc1234 View Post

Thank you so much for your response! However I have one more question, what would happen if i tried to turn the same way I do with modern shorter skis? Could I manage any sort of effective turn or would i end up wiping out?


What would happen?  At the speeds you're used to, nothing would happen.    They would feel like a runaway train (if they're sharp) or unturnable blocks of wood (if they're not sharp).

post #9 of 9

great bump ski from the early 90's. Soft in the shovel and tail, initiated a turn very easy for that style of ski.

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