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post #121 of 141

best part of the pistols are the union-jack bases. i do like the tops, but the bases are just epic.

post #122 of 141

Elan M Series 1111, aka Quad Ones.

 

The topsheet is a 14th century Slovenian fresco showing the rich, the poor, the pope, the ordinary man being led to the final equalizer: the grave. On top of that these skis are 161-121-141 with a 'fish-tail'.

 

This is easily the least know, finest looking, best powder ski you can own.

 

http://www.elanskis.com/defaultc.asp?xpath=/products/product&xpathid=Freeride1111&lang=usa

 

Elan M Series 1111 tip

 

Elan M Series 1111 tail

 

post #123 of 141

Love what Rossignol did for their 100th anniversary, in putting a real wood top sheet in the style of their first great ski on their B2. I came very close to buying a set because they looked so darn good, but never actually did since there were too many skis I already owned that I knew I liked to ski on a lot more than a B2...

post #124 of 141

I also loved the graphics of the original The Ski. 

 

Other skis that come to mind as having great graphics are the Hart Javelins, the Volkl Explosions (if I remember correctly, the flex pattern of the ski was put on the skis asymetrically so each ski's graphic was the mirror image of the other) and the Kneissl Super Sport which was silver with, I believe, KNEISSL on the front and SS on the back in a slightly darker hue of silver.  

 

Here's a stock photo of the yellow/blue combo.  I had a pair like this around 1976 - 1979.  They eventually delaminated at the tips from too much jumping.  They were so easy to ski.

 

Stock photo of The Ski

 

After that, I also bought a used pair of black The Skis and skied them a few times, but they had gone pretty "flat."  I bought a pair of yellow 190 cm The Skis on Ebay a year or two ago and took them out for a spin and they skied great.  I now have a pair of The Ski Nanos which Bobby Burns made for me three seasons ago and I skied them today at Arapahoe Basin (and will tomorrow, too!).  Here's a photo of them next to my 175 cm Volkl Supersport Six Stars.

 

The Ski and the Volkl Supersport Six Stars

 

And here's a photo of those yellow The Skis I mentioned.

 

Yellow The Skis

post #125 of 141

What if Head introduced an all-mountain ski that came in basic black and called it the 360?

post #126 of 141

Isn't it called the 2008-09 Mojo 94? 

post #127 of 141

 

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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

What if Head introduced an all-mountain ski that came in basic black and called it the 360?


Well, how about a look back...this from a 1967 TIME article;

 

" This year's hottest conversation piece is the new Head 360 ski ($148.50). Designed for the advanced intermediate, it is wider than Head's racing model and has a shallower center groove, so that it turns more easily, and has become known overnight as "the forgiving ski." "Already it's our bestseller," says Head Ski Co.'s Mike Erickson. "We're plumb out of stock, and we're back-ordered until early February."

 

 

 

post #128 of 141
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Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post

I also loved the graphics of the original The Ski. 

 

Other skis that come to mind as having great graphics are the Hart Javelins, the Volkl Explosions (if I remember correctly, the flex pattern of the ski was put on the skis asymetrically so each ski's graphic was the mirror image of the other) and the Kneissl Super Sport which was silver with, I believe, KNEISSL on the front and SS on the back in a slightly darker hue of silver.  

 

Here's a stock photo of the yellow/blue combo.  I had a pair like this around 1976 - 1979.  They eventually delaminated at the tips from too much jumping.  They were so easy to ski.

 

Stock photo of The Ski

 

After that, I also bought a used pair of black The Skis and skied them a few times, but they had gone pretty "flat."  I bought a pair of yellow 190 cm The Skis on Ebay a year or two ago and took them out for a spin and they skied great.  I now have a pair of The Ski Nanos which Bobby Burns made for me three seasons ago and I skied them today at Arapahoe Basin (and will tomorrow, too!).  Here's a photo of them next to my 175 cm Volkl Supersport Six Stars.

 

The Ski and the Volkl Supersport Six Stars

 

And here's a photo of those yellow The Skis I mentioned.

 

Yellow The Skis


That picture of the yellow/blue ones look exactly like my pair, down to the Tyrolia 350's, I bought mine on Ebay. If I saw you at A-Basin yesterday with the Nano's I would surely have stopped you. What are the Dims of your Nano's, they look slightly wider. 

post #129 of 141

Phil,

I got the photo of the yellow/blue ones off of an Ebay listing -- I may have even bid on them.  They probably are the ones you purchased.  The Nano's are pretty wide -- wider than the Supersport Six Stars.  I measure 119 mm at the tip, 86 mm at the waist, and 108 mm at the tail.  The waist is behind the midpoint of the ski and the Nano has double camber just like the originals.  They are super light -- the Marker binding weighs more than the ski. 

 

I skied at A-Basin on Thursday and Friday and demo-ed Adrian Floreani's Flo-skis.  They were awesome.  You can check them out at www.floskis.com.  I had my best runs of the day, both days, on them.  If you send me an e-mail address I'll send you an invite to watch the videos I shot over the two days.  You'll get to see me on the deck with my vintage blue Demetre wool sweater with the The Ski color scheme on the sleeves.

 

Thanks.

 

post #130 of 141
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Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post

Phil,

I got the photo of the yellow/blue ones off of an Ebay listing -- I may have even bid on them.  They probably are the ones you purchased.  The Nano's are pretty wide -- wider than the Supersport Six Stars.  I measure 119 mm at the tip, 86 mm at the waist, and 108 mm at the tail.  The waist is behind the midpoint of the ski and the Nano has double camber just like the originals.  They are super light -- the Marker binding weighs more than the ski. 

 

I skied at A-Basin on Thursday and Friday and demo-ed Adrian Floreani's Flo-skis.  They were awesome.  You can check them out at www.floskis.com.  I had my best runs of the day, both days, on them.  If you send me an e-mail address I'll send you an invite to watch the videos I shot over the two days.  You'll get to see me on the deck with my vintage blue Demetre wool sweater with the The Ski color scheme on the sleeves.

 

Thanks.

 

I think those are the skis that I actually bought. I am sorry I missed you on Friday, and I don't know how I missed that sweater, I can usually spot stuff like that pretty easily. I was skiing my PBR's in the AM then Kastles from 11 on. 

post #131 of 141

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post #132 of 141

Have the first year, 2013, but like these even better.  Amazing powder ski that lets you rip with confidence!  Bowl skiing is best

post #133 of 141
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post #134 of 141
I would like a pair of these just to hang on the wall

post #135 of 141

Ok ,

 

I see how old this thread is ........................

 

I can`t believe I didnt see the Dura Fiber ski mentioned ......

 

While I was in Montana in mid 70`s they came out with a ski I think the model was the XR7

 

One ski had orange on the front and purple on the back.

The other ski had purple on the front and orange on the back.

It always looked as though you had two different skis on .

 

Weird ........except for those on acid !

post #136 of 141
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Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI View Post
 

Love what Rossignol did for their 100th anniversary, in putting a real wood top sheet in the style of their first great ski on their B2. I came very close to buying a set because they looked so darn good, but never actually did since there were too many skis I already owned that I knew I liked to ski on a lot more than a B2...

I saw some of these out on the hill at The Canyons. I would love to have some in the collection. 

post #137 of 141

Phil,

 

I almost pulled the trigger on a pair of those in Bozeman.

 

Bindings and skis for $700.00 (new) at a place called the Round house .

I didn`t do it cause I was holding out for a pair of the reproduction Strato 102 `s.

 

Three years later I found the ones I wanted (102`s) on ebay for about the same price

but with out the bindings.

 

So now I have the repro`s in the Hart Javelins and the Rossignol Strato`s

 

They look great, but its kind of like owning a Resto Mod car

(there not the originals)

 

-Polski-

post #138 of 141
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Originally Posted by a68cord View Post

Phil,

I almost pulled the trigger on a pair of those in Bozeman.

Bindings and skis for $700.00 (new) at a place called the Round house .
I didn`t do it cause I was holding out for a pair of the reproduction Strato 102 `s.

Three years later I found the ones I wanted (102`s) on ebay for about the same price
but with out the bindings.

So now I have the repro`s in the Hart Javelins and the Rossignol Strato`s

They look great, but its kind of like owning a Resto Mod car
(there not the originals)

-Polski-
iirc. He ski is from 05-06 era and Is a gussied up Bandit. Really nothing to get excited about ski wise but damn good looking.
post #139 of 141

Mine is the 2011 (i think) Volkl Kendo with the pic of the Kendo on it.  I also like the helmet and the waving hair on the samurai.  Very cool.

post #140 of 141

One of these.  Take your pick, really.

 

post #141 of 141
As far as contemporary skis go, Ski Logik makes the best looking skis on the market IMO. Personally partial to the Pitons, but really all of their graphics are excellent.

https://www.skilogik.com/skis/backcountry/piton/
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