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I went "Old School" tonight

post #1 of 17
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I watched "The Maltese Flamingo". The straight skis, rear entry boots, bright clothes, crazy style and even ballet. Concidering that this movie is almost 20 years old...I need to get out and ski.

Zudnig is still the "dog".
post #2 of 17
Duuuuude! That's a low budget, dirtbag ski film...!

"...the self-styled Jerry Garcia of skiing..."
post #3 of 17
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The hot set-up in this movie was K2 77's Salomon 747's and (gasp) Salomon SX91's Rear Entry boots. Even Glen Plake was in Salomons! For you newbies...This is when rear entry were coming into serious play and the Salomon 91 was "King of the hill" in design. The SX91 was indeed a very good boot, but it was still a rear entry.
post #4 of 17
You can be honest with us Phil,you went rear-entry for awhile didn't you.:
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by slider
You can be honest with us Phil,you went rear-entry for awhile didn't you.:
I had Hansons in the late 70's and Nordica Polaris until I got into Flexons in 84.
post #6 of 17
A man after my own.....ummm nevermind. Pulled down some old Rossi ST Comps and Blizzard's from storage yesterday. Damn those things are long and skinny. Think I'll take them out for a spin this season. When there's some really heavy,deep,wet Snow.: Yeah that should feel good on my +50 year old back.
post #7 of 17
Sadly the dog is no longer with us, I believe hit by a car. There's a great picture in the pizza pasta place in Vail Village (begins with a P) of Zudnick sitting on a bar stool between his owner and another guy. I just love that picture.

I have a number of those movies from that time period and I might dig one out and enjoy the show too. I went rear entry with the SX 91 . What's wrong with putting your foot in a box and having a cable draw the liner around your foot for fit! What I rememember about that boot was I felt like I was standing very high off the bottom of the boot. I tell you what, you were in and out of those boots in a heart beat.
post #8 of 17
Geez, I must have been a gaper to have owned SX-90, SX-91e & SX-92e before moving back to rear entries (mainly because the liners were shot). Now in my X-Wave 10's and wonder why I stayed in those rear-entries for so many years!

slider, those Rossi ST Comps must be quite an age now... I bought a pair in 1982 (with Marker M-40 Racing bindings) and they were showing stress fractures by mid 1984 plus they weighed a ton!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blaise
Geez, I must have been a gaper to have owned SX-90, SX-91e & SX-92e before moving back to rear entries (mainly because the liners were shot). Now in my X-Wave 10's and wonder why I stayed in those rear-entries for so many years!

slider, those Rossi ST Comps must be quite an age now... I bought a pair in 1982 (with Marker M-40 Racing bindings) and they were showing stress fractures by mid 1984 plus they weighed a ton!
I had Salomon 727E's on my Rossi ST's
post #10 of 17
Sad to hear that Zudnick went out like that! I loved watching him run down the hill after his owner. I remember wishing my dog would do that.

I had a pair of Nordica rear entry books for 1 day. I lost a toenail, took them back and got a fantastic pair of Lange ZRs in bright orange!
post #11 of 17
My Dad still skis his SX-91's and Rossignol 4Ss (210 cm) with Tyrolia 747 bindings.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by carve
My Dad still skis his SX-91's and Rossignol 4Ss (210 cm) with Tyrolia 747 bindings.
Either he has Salomon 747's or Tyrolia 380's.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Either he has Salomon 747's or Tyrolia 380's.
Cut some slack Phil,just cause your as old as his dad,
post #14 of 17
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Actually, they would be Tyrolia 390's, red/white.
post #15 of 17

Old School is good It ended in 1974

I bought Nordica Comps in 1978 and keep them until the Rear entry fad disappeared.

My opinion, As far as Rear entry? (Better to give than receive):
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by roundturns
Sadly the dog is no longer with us, I believe hit by a car. There's a great picture in the pizza pasta place in Vail Village (begins with a P) of Zudnick sitting on a bar stool between his owner and another guy. I just love that picture.

I have a number of those movies from that time period and I might dig one out and enjoy the show too. I went rear entry with the SX 91 . What's wrong with putting your foot in a box and having a cable draw the liner around your foot for fit! What I rememember about that boot was I felt like I was standing very high off the bottom of the boot. I tell you what, you were in and out of those boots in a heart beat.
the pizza place is Pazzos and the guy with Zudnick is his owner Scott Kennet- alas Zudnick is gone but his puppies live on. I remember he used to hang out at the Club a skiwear booth at SIA ski show wearing Swatch POP watch collar and Club a t shirt!
post #17 of 17
I have a set of 747 solomon demo bindings in good condition.They were top notch at the time.I might have to go up into the spiderweb infested attic and check them out!:
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