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post #31 of 46
Taken in the mid 70's. Does anyone know where?

post #32 of 46
I recognize those boots: Koflach! I owned a pair, until they grew a green mold. (previous page).

Kniessel White Star Supers were the most expensive ski you could buy at the time: $250!

Inspired by The Kaiser himself!
post #33 of 46
>>>Kniessel White Star Supers were the most expensive ski you could buy at the time: $250<<<<

At the time Kneissl was trying to break into the US market and we got the White Stars for $20 on the pro form and if we returned them at the end of the season we got $10 back. No one I know ever returned them, they brought a hefty sum at the end of the season.

...Ott
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by hrstrat57
picture this lewbob...c70's 6' 140lb kid with blue jeans...henke's, 7' black head standards, look bindings , down vest....backwards ball cap sliding face first in the middle of the trail at about 40mph down zoomer or paulie's at Cannon mtn....with the skis bouncing along behind him on the runaways....yep that would be me.....can ya see it....close your eyes...yikes!!!:
I can see it all right. Man, you were even skinnier than I was!

The first turn I took on the Heads was at the top of KT-22, which was covered with ice from a few days of rain. It was Winter Carnival for my college at Squaw Valley. A girl on the ski team asked me to take a run with her and she took me up KT-22 and told me the West Face was the only way down.

I watched her head down, making nice turns. I tried one turn, fell and slid for at least 150 yards before I managed to stop. I was a kid from Colorado who was gung-ho on skiing and she assumed I was competent. Hah, I had skied maybe 15 times, self taught on wooden skis.

I didn't see her again until my 25th reunion. When I reminded her of that day her husband started laughing and told me she did the same thing to him. He had gone to Dartmouth and she just assumed he was a good skier! She took him up some tough slope and he nearly killed himself. His revenge is that he now beats her at NASTAR . So many years ago..... I am off to the mountains after work today, still as excited as I was back then. LewBob
post #35 of 46
yep, only now my friend it would be a different result for both of us wouldn't it?? Thanks for sharing!!
post #36 of 46
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yep, only now my friend it would be a different result for both of us wouldn't it?? Thanks for sharing!!
Well, I would hope so, though I think the West Face, covered with ice, would still be a little daunting. I am sure I would get in a few turns at least!! LewBob
post #37 of 46
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Taken in the mid 70's. Does anyone know where?

Ullr (Norwgian snow god?): Can you use a photo program to brighten that picture up? I can't see much, except the Banana boots. No clue where it is. New England? LewBob
post #38 of 46

Sorry to keep you waiting for so long.

 

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Bump, More pics folks!! LewBob

 

I know this is an old thread, but this is an even older picture. Circe 1983, I'm on the left.

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post #39 of 46

1971, learning to ski

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post #40 of 46

Wow. Old Thread. But I can play this game.

 

The faded sections in the photos are from them being in a frame for a long time.

 

Age 18 months. In front of our apartment in New Haven, CT:

 

Sinecure Ski Age 18mos.jpg

 

Age 2 (almost 3). In front of our house in Hamden, CT.

 

Sinecure Ski 1966.jpg

 

 

Probably age 4 at Powder Ridge, CT:

 

Sinecure Ski 1968.jpg

 

Age: Old enough to know better. 1988 or 89 in La Clusaz, France:

 

Sinecure Snowboard 1988.jpg

post #41 of 46
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Probably age 4 at Powder Ridge, CT:

 

Sinecure Ski 1968.jpg

 


Great stuff. I wish I had some older pictures. My father always had cameras but I guess he didn't bring them skiing. 

 

I dont think I've seen picture of Sibhusky before. It's a classic! 

 

I know I've seen the La Clusaz hardbooter before, that's not something I could easily forget. I guess I asked for that by opening this old trunk. Though I bet you did not stand out from the 80's French surf des neiges crowd, Sines.

 

post #42 of 46

Spring of 84ish?  Purgatory was the location, remember that much.

Had about 18" of fresh that morning.  No clue how I floated on those skinny skis..tongue.gif

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USSA Central Moguls Comp Circa 1981, one of those dots dropping in that little face for a run is me.  No, I didn't win LOL!

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post #43 of 46

Paradise on Mt. Rainier, about 1956.  If those skis had edges, I helped Dad put them on; the bases were painted on.

I liked longer skis then too.

 

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post #44 of 46

That last pic is just wrong.  Hurts my eyes.  
 

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Wow. Old Thread. But I can play this game.

 

The faded sections in the photos are from them being in a frame for a long time.

 

Age 18 months. In front of our apartment in New Haven, CT:

 

Sinecure Ski Age 18mos.jpg

 

Age 2 (almost 3). In front of our house in Hamden, CT.

 

Sinecure Ski 1966.jpg

 

 

Probably age 4 at Powder Ridge, CT:

 

Sinecure Ski 1968.jpg

 

Age: Old enough to know better. 1988 or 89 in La Clusaz, France:

 

Sinecure Snowboard 1988.jpg



 

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Age: Old enough to know better. 1988 or 89 in La Clusaz, France:

 

Sinecure Snowboard 1988.jpg


Good Lord!

 

 

post #46 of 46

I still have those gloves. And that Asym board.

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