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post #331 of 346

phil is likely referring to the second gen gotamas?  which really were fat mantras without metal. 

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phil is likely referring to the second gen gotamas?  which really were fat mantras without metal. 

 

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I am not talking about the current Gotama's. The first Goats were pretty much on the coat tails of the early Mantra's, they were a full camber bigger version of the Mantras. The more recent Goats being full rocker are so different than the early ones, they almost could have a different name. I do think an argument could be made that the early Goats were influential and it is a very valid argument and it is VERY compelling and since these are all opinions, it could be hard to argue against, 


rack up one for the layman! the two pros are wrong, and you, Paul, are on the money.

post #333 of 346
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My votes for skis of the decade though not sure if I have the decades right.


1960's Head Standard

1970's K2 Comp & Miller Soft, Rossi Strato

1980's Rossi 4S and 4SK; VR-17's;

1990's Volant Power Karve & Cubb, Salomon X- Scream Series, Volkl Snow Rangers

2000's Atomic 10.ex (10.ex's Rule)


Just a few of my pic's. I'm sure there are some more great skis.

I would agree to most of these but point out that both the Dynamic VR-17 (used by Jean-Claud Killy in the 1968 Olympics for Men's Gold in the Combined) and the Rossignol Strato 102 (used by Nancy Greene in the same 1986. Olympics for Women's combined Gold) were both prominent skis well before the 1980s or 1990s.
post #334 of 346

Here are my picks:

Rossignol ST650

Dynamic VR17

Rossignol 7XK

Dynamic VR27

Volant Power Carve

Volkl Explosif CMH Edition

Volkl Vertigo CMH Edition

Salomon Rocker2 - 115

 

Bonzo

post #335 of 346

My picks:

 

60s Head Standard, Dynamic VR17, Rossignol Strato

70s Rossignol ST650, K2 710, Fischer C4

80s Rossignol 4s, Volkl P9, Atomic Powder Plus

90s Kneissl Ergo, K2 Four

00s Salomon Xscream, Volkl Explosiv, Volant Spatula

10s Blizzard Bonafide, Rossignol S7


Edited by Pacobillie - 12/9/13 at 4:23am
post #336 of 346


I can't believe somebody remembers the Fritzmeir. The company was from somewhere in Germany and it was best known for agricultural equipment. A company just south of Burlington, Vermont imported them briefly. They also handled Alsop poles, as I remember. After they hung around in the warehouse long enough, they started to sell real cheap. They were seen occasionally at Mad River and Sugarbush in the late 60's to early 70's - a subdued orange color.

 

A brighter orange ski was the Spalding Sideral, which seemed to ski a whole lot better than the Fritz. It was a product of the Persenico factory somewhere in Italy, which, over time, I think became Vist. These factories with their laminating and grinding equipment don't go anywhere. They just get taken over by various companies that have, at least momentarily, better marketing schemes.

 

I fell upon this conversation thread because I became interested in the Head Corporation and how it fled the US for greener pastures in Kennelbach Austria.

 

Head took over a factory in Kennelbach, Austria. What company operated it?

post #337 of 346

My friend that lived across the street from me bought gimik skis all the time.  He had Blizzard Polos, one of the first twin tip freestyle skis.  He bought Kastle Newstyle Champions with the triple grooves.  And, of course he had to have the Fritzenmier Duos the moment they came out hahahaha..

 

Here are my picks for most important skis of the decade..

 

70s The Fischers that Franz Klammer rocked... and my hart Gremlins!

80s The K2 VOs and FOs that The Mahres rocked.. and Olin Mark IV Comps

90s Whatever Plake was skiing any particular moment and the K2 Four and Mosely's Winterheats or whatevr those were at the end of the 

00s Gotomas, powder and BC skis all over the place.  Rossignol early 00s and Head later 00s for racing.

10s TBD..

post #338 of 346

60 ´s definitly Kastle Snow King, Kniessl White Star, 70´s Kastle CPM,

post #339 of 346

At one point back in the 60's, my mother was skiing on ancient non-branded hickory skis with beartrap bindings, my father had a pair of Head 360's, my brother got a pair of Kneissl White Stars at reduced price because he was on the Norwich ski team, and I used a pair of Toni Sailer fibergalass skis that I bought at a local ski shop pre-season clearance (and which I later retrofitted with long thong bindings from another ski shop sale).

post #340 of 346
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Phil, Didn't Elan come to market first with the cap ski?

Fischer was first cap ski.

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Phil, Didn't Elan come to market first with the cap ski?

Fischer was first cap ski.

 

Err...what?    Which ski was that?

 

If you had said 'Salomon' I would have glossed over your response, but Fischer?

post #342 of 346
If the Volant Spatula isn't on your list, you're on crack. It introduced rocker to the world.
post #343 of 346

Isn't this the oldest active thread at Epic? 

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Isn't this the oldest active thread at Epic? 

It is good that I did a little research before posting. I was about to nominate More Retro Memories, but it is a mere child having started in '08. Of course that might have been nineteen '08.

post #345 of 346
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If the Volant Spatula isn't on your list, you're on crack. It introduced rocker to the world.


Ooohhh! That's who we blame for rockered skis :rolleyes.

post #346 of 346


The Head factory in Kennelbach was built by Head in the late 60's.  Built skis there primarily for the European market and some lower end skis for the US market.   

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