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post #181 of 209
I really like mine. It is too bad they are not made anymore. Much easier to get on and off than Cat Tracks.
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Have a look.....it does mention that they are no longer being made....$50 a pair too





I think I'll stick with my Cat Tracks
post #182 of 209
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http://web.archive.org/web/200601060...item.php?id=26



Anyone remember the Marker Twincam poles, shaped like an S, that had grips with compressible plates under the gamekeeper's thumb area?
Just had a flashback. Anyone remember the pointless poles? Impossible to stand up in the snow, of course.
post #183 of 209
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Just had a flashback. Anyone remember the pointless poles? Impossible to stand up in the snow, of course.
I do, they had a little cup/half sphere at the bottom about two inches in diameter.
post #184 of 209
Yeah, made out of aluminum or something. Trying to find a picture on the web. Oh, and speaking of poles, there was also the pole with the little shock absorber in the grip.
post #185 of 209
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Yeah, made out of aluminum or something. Trying to find a picture on the web.
There was at least one set on fleabay back in Oct.

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Oh, and speaking of poles, there was also the pole with the little shock absorber in the grip.
Not dead, just went 'trekking'.

Anyone want a grip with a compass in it?
post #186 of 209
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Especially if you had Olin Mark IV's mounted with Salomon 555E's

For 20 points, who can tell me what model the orange Hansons were!

I don't know if anyone has answered yet - Mark IV.
post #187 of 209
K2 racing skis

goose down

cotton airpocket-hunter-backwoods longjohns

those bindings that were mounted on the boots and had a cable connecting to the baseplate on the ski

water fountains in ski lodges

neon green, teal, and purple anything (ah, yes, the 80s)

that plastic ski carrier that thas a handle, a lock, and holds you skis and poles (and had the ad on the back of the ski mags with the girl holding it up in front of her and strategically covering her naked self)
post #188 of 209
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Just had a flashback. Anyone remember the pointless poles? Impossible to stand up in the snow, of course.
turned out that they were, well, pointless indeed.
post #189 of 209
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I don't know if anyone has answered yet - Mark IV.
Sorry, thank you for playing, we do have some nice parting gifts for you. The answer is "Avanti"
post #190 of 209
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turned out that they were, well, pointless indeed.
I've got a set of those, with the upside down aluminum satellite dish on the end. Have to get a photo of them. They are pretty short, and I never used them, but my kids did a couple of times. I actually bought them to salvage the Scott Plastic death grips they were sporting.

I have a set of pistol grip knockoffs that came with a little digital clock at the top. I suppose I could turn my arm just a little more, and look at the watch on my wrist.
post #191 of 209
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I really like mine. It is too bad they are not made anymore. Much easier to get on and off than Cat Tracks.
Yeah but to big and heavy to ski with in your pocket....and pricey too.... They didn't even last on the market for 2 years
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Here's a cat track trick. When I get to the snow I leave my cat tracks locked to the ski rack outdoors with my cable lock. Granted it would be VERY easy to just steal them by tearing them up some.

Also, I realize that the staff periodically removes unattended empty cable locks, especially when left overnight, but I only leave mine there while skiing or when locking the skis and take it with me at the end of the day.
post #194 of 209
The Hanson orange was the "Team", I believe. It was the Hanson race boot. I have a pair in the attic. The cuffs were individually adjustable to allow for different calf widths of skiers. It was a high boot, almost to the knee, with an aluminum spine that the cuffs threaded onto, which is what allowed the cuffs to be adjustable for different widths. I broke one cuff and made a new cuff, cast aluminum, looks like a robo-boot.

You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing.
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There's a photo in one of my books of a Finn with skis at least twice as tall as him...couldn't find it online.
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^ Is that a Lapp dog?
post #198 of 209
Nah, that's Muki the Wonder Norwegian Elkhound, "Dog of Norway", after he defected to Finland.
We need to get Joe the Plumber to go fix up the Scandinavian row over that one after he gets Gaza all straightened out.
post #199 of 209
As CG states up a post or two, you can leave them locked at the base.

As a patroller, I leave them hanging inside the first aid room by the door. I finally got a pair of boots I am going to keep. So I put the Walk-Ezs on when I enter the patrol room to keep the sole wear to a minimum.
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Yeah but to big and heavy to ski with in your pocket....and pricey too.... They didn't even last on the market for 2 years
post #200 of 209
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Yeah, made out of aluminum or something. Trying to find a picture on the web. Oh, and speaking of poles, there was also the pole with the little shock absorber in the grip.
Alsop Shocks! I still have a pair. They actually worked great for me. I guess I used to really plant to hard because I would end a day of skiing with sore wrists. I found a pair of the Alsop Shocks for about $5 at a tent sale and used them for years.


This was cool, at least I though so; I had a pair of those maroon colored Trappeur Comp boots back in the '70's. Trappeur was stamped out backwards in the boot sole so when you walked in the snow you left a trail of TRAPPEUR embeded in your wake.
post #201 of 209
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There's a photo in one of my books of a Finn with skis at least twice as tall as him...couldn't find it online.
You know I think Lapponia is also a kind of Finnish Snaps made with cloudberries.



Were those skis promotional items? I'll bet the more you drink the longer they get.



Kaj
post #202 of 209
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Nah, that's Muki the Wonder Norwegian Elkhound, "Dog of Norway", after he defected to Finland.
Norwegian Elkhound? I knew there was something suspicious about that mutt. He's an illegal alien.
post #203 of 209
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You know I think Lapponia is also a kind of Finnish Snaps made with cloudberries.
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Were those skis promotional items? I'll bet the more you drink the longer they get.



Kaj
Anybody know Finnish for "Cheers" and "Bottoms Up"??
My father spoke Finnish as a kid, but he never took the time to teach me important stuff like that. He also drank boring stuff like Red, White, & Blue and bum wine instead of cool stuff like cloudberry schnapps.
I'd test out a case or two of that stuff to see if I like it.
post #204 of 209
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Anybody know Finnish for "Cheers" and "Bottoms Up"??
My father spoke Finnish as a kid, but he never took the time to teach me important stuff like that. He also drank boring stuff like Red, White, & Blue and bum wine instead of cool stuff like cloudberry schnapps.
I'd test out a case or two of that stuff to see if I like it.
Kippis.
post #205 of 209

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

post #206 of 209

Burt Bindings

^ Ok, I guess some of you are still using Bota's.

Anybody remember Burt Bindings?



In case you haven't figured this out, I think this thread is better with pictures. Younger skiers may be reading challenged and require visual stimlulation.

I never used these, they seemed like a really weird idea.

Kaj
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BUMP

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I've been keeping my eye out for an Astraltune.

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