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Amman skis

 

Snow Life ski brakes.

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Anyone ever heard or know anything about Dynaglass? AppleMark

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Without going through the entire list.

 

Dachstein boots I understand are no longer made.

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I recently posted some musings about JOBE skis in Retro. Add them if not already on the list.
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Anyone ever heard or know anything about Dynaglass? AppleMark

Pretty funny.  Those Dynaglas skis were special makeup skis that were done by Gart Bros.  If I remember correctly, which is doubtful, they were made by K2, the equivalent to the K2 Three back in the late 70s.  Gart's wanted to sell a ski that was proprietary to them and would allow some pricing power.  They sold a lot of them but probably most of them at their big fall ski sale. 

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More brands i've stumbled upon. Asia Gramonte and Attenhofer

 

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Boone

 

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Kyle's Custom Skis..

 

My New Custom GS Skis..

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What ever happened to the skis he was supposed to make for @Uncle Louie ?

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What ever happened to the skis he was supposed to make for @Uncle Louie ?

 

Kyle made them - UL was on them for the 10/11 season.     Looked like kind of a midfat master's GS/freeride ski with some interesting taper/splay.     UL was pretty quick* on them, too, so Kyle must have got the flex right.  


Quick as in: "If you don't pay attention to your wax and line, you'll get smoked even on cat tracks"

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Skis:

 

Mercury - First metal skis I had.

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May have already been mentioned but Bombardier exited the groomer business.
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Tania has launched a campaign to publicize her father's involvement in the creation of the Toni Sailer ski brand. It's now widely known that Fred Langendorf and Art Molnar engineered the first all-plastic ski (a glass wrap on a foam core) in 1959, and then developed a hollow fiberglass design supported on internal fiberglass ribs.

 

Mark Bricel and his partner Mel Medis had a marketing/distribution firm in Austria, with the rights to sell Toni Sailer branded clothing in that country. When Langendorf and Molnar developed their fiberglass ski, Bricel and Medis contacted them. Toni Sailer travelled to Montreal and met with Langendorf, even before the ski went into production. Sailer offered the use of his name on condition that Bricel and Medis could have an exclusive on European sales.

And so it may be said that Bricel conceived the idea of selling a Toni Sailer ski, and shares credit for making the ski a commercial success, but he did NOT invent the fiberglass ski.

I hope this clears the air.

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Veteran skiers (40+) who used to live East of the Berlin Wall in 70s and 80s must remember Polish-made Polsport and Bulgaria-made Mladost.

Terrible craftmanship, no pop and frequent delam - but remember that alpine skiing even on these planks was a true luxury over there back then.

 

Notable mention: Tisa Fischer, which essentialy was a Fischer product licensed to a factory in the Mukachevo, Ukraine (now a mfg facility responsible for a range of Fischer and Scott models).

 

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Tania has launched a campaign to publicize her father's involvement in the creation of the Toni Sailer ski brand. It's now widely known that Fred Langendorf and Art Molnar engineered the first all-plastic ski (a glass wrap on a foam core) in 1959, and then developed a hollow fiberglass design supported on internal fiberglass ribs.

 

Mark Bricel and his partner Mel Medis had a marketing/distribution firm in Austria, with the rights to sell Toni Sailer branded clothing in that country. When Langendorf and Molnar developed their fiberglass ski, Bricel and Medis contacted them. Toni Sailer travelled to Montreal and met with Langendorf, even before the ski went into production. Sailer offered the use of his name on condition that Bricel and Medis could have an exclusive on European sales.

And so it may be said that Bricel conceived the idea of selling a Toni Sailer ski, and shares credit for making the ski a commercial success, but he did NOT invent the fiberglass ski.

I hope this clears the air.

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Tania has launched a campaign to publicize her father's involvement in the creation of the Toni Sailer ski brand. It's now widely known that Fred Langendorf and Art Molnar engineered the first all-plastic ski (a glass wrap on a foam core) in 1959, and then developed a hollow fiberglass design supported on internal fiberglass ribs.

 

Mark Bricel and his partner Mel Medis had a marketing/distribution firm in Austria, with the rights to sell Toni Sailer branded clothing in that country. When Langendorf and Molnar developed their fiberglass ski, Bricel and Medis contacted them. Toni Sailer travelled to Montreal and met with Langendorf, even before the ski went into production. Sailer offered the use of his name on condition that Bricel and Medis could have an exclusive on European sales.

And so it may be said that Bricel conceived the idea of selling a Toni Sailer ski, and shares credit for making the ski a commercial success, but he did NOT invent the fiberglass ski.

I hope this clears the air.

I had a pair of Molnar Yellows and there are a pair of Greens at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. The Green's are not as soft as I remember.  @T Molnar is a member here, Tunde is Art's daughter about five years ago she joined to answer some about the Molnar brand.

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The creator of the brand is Antti-Jussi Tiitola from Tampere. https://www.facebook.com/anttijussit?fref=ts In 1962 he participated at the alpine WC in Chamonix. Then he started his own ski bussinnes under Titan name. The factory produced also the famous ice hockey sticks Titan. He was skis supplier of the iranian Shah familly. In 1973 he merged with Karhu to give birth to Titan Karhu Oy group. I met Antti-Jussi, a.k.a Naku, in 1985 when I become Karhu's distributor on the french market. Since then we are still friends :D

 

He's still very activ and among all these latest creations I can quote the X-trace bindings http://www.x-trace-bindings.com/ for skiing and skating. Check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF4x9PQjmvA, it's amazing. At 00:16 you can see Naku's perfect telemark skiing technique with OAC XCD 160 skis produced by his company. (Reminder: Tiitola created also the famous first BC and telemark ski XCG GT, and then the XC Matrix Skis series the big winner during 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo with Maria-Liisa Hamalainen).

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The creator of the brand is Antti-Jussi Tiitola from Tampere. https://www.facebook.com/anttijussit?fref=ts In 1962 he participated at the alpine WC in Chamonix. Then he started his own ski bussinnes under Titan name. The factory produced also the famous ice hockey sticks Titan. He was skis supplier of the iranian Shah familly. In 1973 he merged with Karhu to give birth to Titan Karhu Oy group. I met Antti-Jussi, a.k.a Naku, in 1985 when I become Karhu's distributor on the french market. Since then we are still friends :D

 

He's still very activ and among all these latest creations I can quote the X-trace bindings http://www.x-trace-bindings.com/ for skiing and skating. Check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF4x9PQjmvA, it's amazing. At 00:16 you can see Naku's perfect telemark skiing technique with OAC XCD 160 skis produced by his company. (Reminder: Tiitola created also the famous first BC and telemark ski XCG GT, and then the XC Matrix Skis series the big winner during 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo with Maria-Liisa Hamalainen).

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I have been through most of this thread and didn't see anything about Titan Skis. Maybe a part of Karhu years ago?

 

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Originally Posted by Lowell Watson View Post
 

I have been through most of this thread and didn't see anything about Titan Skis. Maybe a part of Karhu years ago?

 

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Originally Posted by Lowell Watson View Post
 

I have been through most of this thread and didn't see anything about Titan Skis. Maybe a part of Karhu years ago?

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