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post #61 of 69

Pre was from Park City, Utah. I have a new set right out of still in the shrink wrap that I had been saving and I'm planning to mount bindings to and go 'new' school. biggrin.gif 

 

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post #62 of 69

What was the difference between the Pre 1200 and the Pre 1200 SP?  Thanks.

post #63 of 69

As a novice in 1981 I bought a pair of 204cm Pre 1500s, Look `Shadow Brake' bindings and Lange racing boots, and started skiing very fast. Forward twisting tib-fib fracture at the boot-top was the result, but man I felt like a skier!

post #64 of 69

Park City Utah.   We own never opened, new 1996 Pre skis, Precision 1200, T-Box Cap, Pre Sidecut Index 18.  It says on the skis "Handmade in the USA, Park City Utah".  We are about to buy bindings for them and take them on some fresh powder this weekend hopefully...it'll be hard to pull that plastic off--then they won't be new anymore!

post #65 of 69

I bought a set of Pre "Stealth" 170cm skis in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1991.  I still ski on them today with the original (albeit slightly modified) Salomon 957 bindings.  They have the following on them:

 

The words "Precision Skis" appear just above the Pre logo on the tail

 

The words "Advanced Bump Technology" appear above the bindings

 

A small sticker (amazingly still intact) is located on the left side of one ski adjacent to the center of the binding with the words "Made in Austria"

 

I'm pretty sure I was told at the time they were manufactured by Head at their Austrian production facility.

post #66 of 69

 People . . . . particularly the younger lift attendants . . . really seem to like them!

post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by mogulover View Post
 

What was the difference between the Pre 1200 and the Pre 1200 SP?  Thanks.

 

These were made at the K2 factory. The SP was a much stiffer ski and actually came with the "Race Flex" sticker like the VO slalom, but I don think they are were the same construction. I had a pair in 82 but I don't remember what flex mine were. 

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Originally Posted by Steele25 View Post
 

I bought a set of Pre "Stealth" 170cm skis in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1991.  I still ski on them today with the original (albeit slightly modified) Salomon 957 bindings.  They have the following on them:

 

The words "Precision Skis" appear just above the Pre logo on the tail

 

The words "Advanced Bump Technology" appear above the bindings

 

A small sticker (amazingly still intact) is located on the left side of one ski adjacent to the center of the binding with the words "Made in Austria"

 

I'm pretty sure I was told at the time they were manufactured by Head at their Austrian production facility.

Pre never made their own skis, they sourced them from other manufacturers like K2 and Head. I don't remember all of them but I I think this is how some went...

 

Vashon (K2):

800

1000

1200

1200 SE

1200 SP

1600 GSP

Electra 2000

M4

M5

 

Austria (Head):

Stealth

M6

Some others that I can picture in my head but cannot think of the name

post #68 of 69

Hey, I found Pre Skiies M3-B with Solomann Binding at a Garage Sale this summer. I am wondering how to find out how much they would be worth. Anyone have an idea?

post #69 of 69

Add the 1800 DHP.

 

 

 

 

I came across this ad in etsy and contacted the seller to see how sure he was of his claim that only 25 pair were made.  He said it comes from one of the owners long time ski buddy.

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241844741/prototype-skis-pre1800dhp?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=pre%20ski&ref=sr_gallery_15

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