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post #31 of 50

Another neon alert

Dude! Totally awesome!

Sighted yesterday:

Dayglow green one piece with Nordica rear entry boots (the red and white ones) and Dynastar Omesoft skis approximately 206cm.

A bystander claimed he heard Mr DaGlo exclaim "Totally rad, man! It was bitchin'".

Film at 11:00pm (that's 11pm, feb 10th, 1983).
post #32 of 50
yesterday my 6yr old and I were about to get on the lift at Loon NH when he spotted the guy right in front of us with 80's vintage Rossi's, real long, REAL skinny, and my son says REAL loud....hey look dad, cross country skis!!!
post #33 of 50
Just a couple of weeks ago I stopped to ask a guy if he needed help 'cause it was taking him quite a while to get his skis back on after a fall.

He was on Head 360's (about 215 cm?) with the first version of the Look Nevada turntable binding.

What a pain in the tookus those bindings were! I had them (a little later version) on Hart Freestyles circa 1975
post #34 of 50

Hey .... watch it!

My Look Nevada bindings from 66' work just fine. They are no harder to get in or out of than any binding today.

The leather straps were a pain in the ass.
post #35 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
My Look Nevada bindings from 66' work just fine. They are no harder to get in or out of than any binding today.
Yep, once you get the sliding thingy to hold the barrel right it was not problem to step in. On a steep hill it was harder to keep the turntable from rotating.

I had more than one cut lip from windmilling skis from safety straps. My first bindings were the "upscale" Miller's.
post #36 of 50
And that windmilling ski .... true fear! Like tossing yourself into a blender with a pack of razor blades.

Oh .... them good ol' days.
post #37 of 50
On December 18th I went with the wife to Mount St Louis Moonstone here in Ontario and there was a couple with gear straight out of 1986. It looked brand new though. Once pice neon yellow for her and one piece red shiny suit for him. Straight board skis, whte and blue Solomon rear entry boots. It was strange because you could tell it was from the 80's but it looked like the stuff (even the boots) had never been used before.
post #38 of 50
Couple of weeks ago,Belleayre had $10. week.This brings out all the old stuff.
The day I was there I swear there were more straight skis than shaped.
The 2 that stuck out were ,Billy Kidd Hart's and a pair of Lange ski's.
post #39 of 50
The last two weeks of February are the school vacation weeks for the various states in New England. This period, along with XMAS, seems to be when you get the most families doing their "once a year" ski vacation trip. It never fails -- Dad is on some ancient skis / boots sliding around with his kids on the blues. I didn't start skiing until the early 90s so I'm only familair with skis from the mid-90s on or so, but I have seen more 20+ year old skis in the past two weeks then I care to admit.

Lessee... Somewhat icy conditions on skis that probably haven't been sharpened or waxed since the first Bush was President. Yep. That's a winning formula.
post #40 of 50

You tell me.....

I saw this guy going to his car today. He skied the day on these skis. They are clearly marked K2. Does anyone here know the year?
He wasn't sure. His comment was.....At least I'm not using my leather boots
post #41 of 50
Definition was not that good but they appear to have shape ... could be the K-2 4's that got Bode racing wins and the shape ski revolution on the move.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by trekchick
I saw this guy going to his car today. He skied the day on these skis. They are clearly marked K2. Does anyone here know the year?
He wasn't sure. His comment was.....At least I'm not using my leather boots
When I was freshman in college(1969) those skis he is holding were my dream ski's. K2 Comps, circa 1970. They were one of the first mass produced molded skis. Supposed to be better at preventing delamination. Seems I remember they started having cracks tip to end, didn't last too long.

Last time I went skiing this guy had 1974 Dolamite Dino boots, said he had newer boots but these were warmer and more confortable and continue to maintain their stiffness integrity. Also had Scott Gold poles circa 1965. Oh yeah, that guy is me....lol

My skis, however, are fairly new Atomics.
post #43 of 50

K2 date

I'm with JHrefugee on this. By the tops (red & blue meet at tip, no other insignia), they appear to be be the original version of K2 comps which were circa 1969. The bindings appear to have straps. I don't think anything with shape got mounted with bindings with safety straps. If so they were the ones that got the Mahres on the move.
post #44 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by S11
I'm with JHrefugee on this. By the tops (red & blue meet at tip, no other insignia), they appear to be be the original version of K2 comps which were circa 1969. The bindings appear to have straps. I don't think anything with shape got mounted with bindings with safety straps. If so they were the ones that got the Mahres on the move.
Yeah. No shape to these skis at all. They are definitely 30 plus years old. I actually asked him if they were wood. He just chuckled and said "no, they aren't wood, but close!"

They have straps instead of brakes, like you said. Cool, Huh?!

I appreciated him letting me take a picture to post here. But then.....if he was skiing on these for the fun of it, he has the right personality for this kind of thing.

Side note.....The ski conditions today were spring CRUD! The kind of skiing that really make the legs ache, and this guy looked good skiing on these skis. Made me feel like a woosy skiing on my Metron B5's.
post #45 of 50
They look to be K2 Comps, my brother had a pair. They look to be mounted with Salomon 444's. I think the year was 1969.
post #46 of 50
Saw a pair of Rossi Stratos and Look bindings with safety straps this weekend. Those boards looked good in their day and looked great in the rack beside all the new boards.

The bindings are kind of scary looking, though.
post #47 of 50
I saw some Rossi ROC's a couple weeks ago,
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I saw some Rossi ROC's a couple weeks ago,
Whats that?! (Now I'll duck)
post #49 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick
Whats that?! (Now I'll duck)
5th pair in.
post #50 of 50
Phil.....I've got to meet your wife, and you had better not be an influence on my husband. We have enough stuff.

Thanks for the pic. It set me straight!
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