Skis last untill you want another pair!
Maintainence is the big thing here. The old metal Head skis... soft tails these are the skis that started changing everything. I had a pair given to me - way too long. I'm 5'4" and these were aorund 209's or so! it took me 40 acres to turn these things around! One day I noticed the tips would cross all the time and I'd crash and burn! I would concentrate on form to keep this from happening. It still did. One night on an easy blue run I fell and slid into a ski class. As I was going as over tea kettle I noticed I had hit almoost everyone, leaving a 7-10 split! The instructor yelled, "If you can't handle the mountain, get off the hill!" After profuse appologies I went to a ski shop on my way back down the mountain. I told Joey at Joey's Ski Shop (not there anymore) that I didn't want to sound like a carpenter who blames his tools but ... and I explained the problem. She said to put them up on the table. There was no camber left in them and on ski was warped so badly it tipped back and forth like a bad chair with one short leg! But, she said this can easily be fixed for $15! I sold the skis, telling the people honestly what was wrong with them. They bought them. The next season I met the father's son on the hill! he said I was right. He got them fixed for $15 and they are the best ski he ever had! This was back in the early '60's.
Jean Claude Killy drove Dynamics, and won the triple crown with them. That's how Dynamic got their name. They were the fastest ski in the world at the time, but they lasted only about a year!
Hexels were incredible skis, and would probably give today's ski a run for their money. I don't know why they got out of skis. I hear the company does roller blades, I believe. Anyone know more about this?
15 year old bindings? Deffinately not indemnified! Persuade him to get new ones please. I've got other old war horse stories from the early days, but I've talked too long again. Just tell me to go lay on my rug over by the fire and scratch my left ear. -the ol' dog
Life's a pain... then you nap. Cat philosphy