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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
All this talk about reuniting with people on chairlifts makes me think of the many colorful characters I've run into over the years. One of my Epic gal pals sent me a photo of her favorite colorful character. Anyone here happen to know this guy?


post #2 of 27
Hmmmmm.
Lets compare a side by side.
Looks like two different Fashion statements.
Different head band
Different jacket
And it looks like Jr is a tad younger. Could it be that This Fashion plate had several different Versions of style over the years?
Let me see what else I can find in the archives.
Wonder what Mrs Phil has to offer.....hmm.
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
All this talk about reuniting with people on chairlifts makes me think of the many colorful characters I've run into over the years. One of my Epic gal pals sent me a photo of her favorite colorful character. Anyone here happen to know this guy?




Dad's flashy fashion influence on jr is evident. :
Hope he found his own style when he grew up!
post #3 of 27
This just gets better and better!
Phil has given up THE PICTURE!
I wondered......should I post it here or in the High Bidder thread(where he originally brought it up)
Why not BOTH!
The real question is........How many flashy outfits has he worn over the years?
Could there be more to come?
How many other Bears will contribute their own "colourful" ensembles?
Phil has been revealed.....who else has something to reveal?
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow, Phil! That outfit makes you ski like you're on fire! Too bad K2 didn't get a hold of this one for a poster or something!

Thatsagirl
post #5 of 27
How about this guy.
post #6 of 27
Appallingly enough, I had the *girl version* of Phil's outfit sometime around 15, 16 years ago. Except mine had MATCHING PURPLE IN-BOOT STRETCH PANTS. I also wore a nice headband and some deligtful white, rear entry boots. :

Now I just have to find a scanner so I can share. . . oh wait, I don't have a scanner. Whew! :
post #7 of 27
C'mon! In today's high tech world, you gotta have the ability to share!
I have always been the Photographer in the family so there are pitiful few pictures of me. However, I still own the hot pink ski coat with orange highlights and the White Rraichle rear entry boots.(own them but don't wear them) There is the teensiest part of me that wishes I had a pic so I could see what I looked like.
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Originally Posted by mollmeister
Appallingly enough, I had the *girl version* of Phil's outfit sometime around 15, 16 years ago. Except mine had MATCHING PURPLE IN-BOOT STRETCH PANTS. I also wore a nice headband and some deligtful white, rear entry boots. :

Now I just have to find a scanner so I can share. . . oh wait, I don't have a scanner. Whew! :
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by trekchick
This just gets better and better!
Phil has given up THE PICTURE!
I wondered......should I post it here or in the High Bidder thread(where he originally brought it up)
Why not BOTH!
The real question is........How many flashy outfits has he worn over the years?
Could there be more to come?
How many other Bears will contribute their own "colourful" ensembles?
Phil has been revealed.....who else has something to reveal?

Ahhhh, the genesis of the wedge christie, eh? And notice the right hand crossing over the body in anticipation of sweeping the next gate out of the way.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson
Ahhhh, the genesis of the wedge christie, eh? And notice the right hand crossing over the body in anticipation of sweeping the next gate out of the way.
Kneale,
Surely you have some photographic evidence of your good fashion sense!
Share with your friends!
TC
post #10 of 27
Guess which one was me (many pounds and years ago)







That outfit was about as "loud" as this old conservative guy ever got on a ski slope.
post #11 of 27
2nd from left in red boots
post #12 of 27
2nd guy on the right?
post #13 of 27
I think second from the left also...The smile gives you away!
post #14 of 27
Early 70s, Kneale? Kneissl skis, Marker toes (perhaps Nevada heel? Or Rotomat?), Nordica boots (less sure about that). Those skis look short, tho...
post #15 of 27
Nice moon boots on the guy up-front. And Rosemonts on the guy third from the left. Nice classic Banana boots on the first guy.

...and you gotta love the Hart skis with the Kneissl hat!
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson
Guess which one was me (many pounds and years ago)







That outfit was about as "loud" as this old conservative guy ever got on a ski slope.
Actually, the word garish comes to mind.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by ssh
Early 70s, Kneale? Kneissl skis, Marker toes (perhaps Nevada heel? Or Rotomat?), Nordica boots (less sure about that). Those skis look short, tho...
That outfit was the ski school uniform from 73-74. I'm the Kneissl guy. Those skis were 190s I believe. I think that was the longest they made that model. Nordica boots is correct, but the binders were something you've probably never seen, made by Alsop. They had a plate under the center of the foot with a pin projecting out that went into a cup countersunk into the boot sole.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by ssh
Nice moon boots on the guy up-front. And Rosemonts on the guy third from the left. Nice classic Banana boots on the first guy.

...and you gotta love the Hart skis with the Kneissl hat!
I was on the Kneissls because the boss was the Michigan rep then. That's why the hats were that way.

The gal next to me was in some sort of Nordica too, I believe. I'm the only one from that crew that ever had Rosemonts. I'd gone from the Rosemonts to the Nordicas the year before.
post #19 of 27
Do purple and red go together?
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
By the way, most of you don't know this, but my mother directed the children's ski school at Schuss Mountain, where Kneale was teaching at the time of his illustrious photo, so our family knows Kneale and his wife! My Mom got a kick out of reminiscing over this photo...

Oh, and I was just a kid then, so Kneale doesn't have any dirt on me...

Thatsagirl
post #21 of 27
Great blast from the past pictures. I remember the gear. Always wantwed the Nordica Banana boots , Astral Slaloms Right? Rember the Alsop binding and the neat "runaway"straps. Neighbor had the Rosemounts. The Hart Comps were very popular as well. Its fun to look back, and hard to believe it was 35 years ago!
post #22 of 27
Kneale looks like someone I've met before. I don't know why, just seems like we've crossed paths at some point in time.
post #23 of 27
Back in the 80's there was a rich American guy who spent the winters touring around North American resorts. On the hill he wore a custom made silver ski suit, complete with matching silver goggles, gloves, and cowboy hat.

At night he'd roll into one of the popular bars in town and buy the whole bar drinks. He'd just line up a hundred shooters at a time at the bar and let everyone go for it. Crazy. I forget his name. Anybody remember this guy?
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
How about this guy.
Could this be in Beaver Creek, or Vail? If so, is this Carlos Ubinas?

Ooops, Photo didn't quote. This refers to reply #5.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bez
Back in the 80's there was a rich American guy who spent the winters touring around North American resorts. On the hill he wore a custom made silver ski suit, complete with matching silver goggles, gloves, and cowboy hat.

At night he'd roll into one of the popular bars in town and buy the whole bar drinks. He'd just line up a hundred shooters at a time at the bar and let everyone go for it. Crazy. I forget his name. Anybody remember this guy?
Billy Kidd??
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by GarryZ
Billy Kidd??
Nah, I think he had some goofy super hero type name, like Steve Silver, or The Silver Skier or something like that. I think he even made an appearance in a Warren Miller flick or two.
post #27 of 27
I am going to have to get my 80's photos scanned in.
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