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post #31 of 52
Great story. Mybe he had then waxed and tuned for ya?
post #32 of 52
Bob, You do lead a charmed life.
post #33 of 52
nice story Bob. So, how do you like the Super Shapes? Are they the Liquid Metal Head claims to be awesome? I demoed a pair last Spring and loved them. Not to hijack this thread but what size are you on and how are they in powder?
post #34 of 52
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nice story Bob. So, how do you like the Super Shapes? Are they the Liquid Metal Head claims to be awesome? I demoed a pair last Spring and loved them. Not to hijack this thread but what size are you on and how are they in powder?
Hi, Lars.

I love them. They're smooth, powerful, and I believe they're very versatile. I feel like I can make nice short turns on them but they ski very well when you open it up a little with great big turns.

I'm on 170's, but not entirely by choice. I wanted 175's, but my regional Head guy didn't have that length. I'm 6'1", 195#, and I think the longer length would be just a tad better in powder/crud and at higher speeds. I will say that the 170's work very nicely for harder snow and shorter turns, however.

I skied 175's last winter in pretty deep powder and really liked them. I skied the 170's last weekend in some untracked knee-deep snow as they were opening new runs in Beaver Creek. I felt like they had less platform than I would *prefer* - at my weight I was pretty much sinking to the bottom on every turn. Also, they wanted to turn just a little quicker than I would usually like in powder.

I'll be getting the 175's when the 08's come out in January.

All in all, though, it's a really great ski.
post #35 of 52
Great story Bob
OK, how much for the used supershapes? I'll never ski like him but it would be sooo cool to ride skis that that he trained.

btw, the bows are in, up to 6# & 24", maybe better, come on down for another visit.
post #36 of 52
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Great Story! I relayed the story to my wife who was flabbergasted; then my sixteen year old piped in and said "who is Franz Klammer?". Sigh.
I'm 42 and I don't know who Franz Klammer is.
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post #38 of 52
Thanks for the info! That certainly makes the story impressive.

In fact, I don't think I'd ever ski on those skis again! They need to be mounted on the living room wall, ahah.
post #39 of 52
Priceless!
post #40 of 52

Bump.  This story needs to be un-submerged - let the water part (he learned that from Bob):

Moses_sea.jpg

post #41 of 52

Funny, I was just talking about this the other day. 

post #42 of 52
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Funny, I was just talking about this the other day. 

Even funnier is the thought of Philpug stealing Supershapes!

post #43 of 52
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Even funnier is the thought of Philpug stealing Supershapes!

 

Even I'm laughing at that one.

 

I also thought it was kind of funny that earlier in that thread, Trekchick mentioned Lindsey KILDOW.

 

That was several years before Lindsey started skiing on Head skis.

 

And just out of curiosity, do you suppose Lindsey would ever go back to her "former" last name?  Probably too much sponsorship and marketing money already invested in Vonn.

post #44 of 52

Bump for Throwback Thursday

post #45 of 52

Nice, I remember this thread. There are some posts from Bears whose posts I enjoyed who don't post here anymore.  

post #46 of 52
You can only take so many helmet threads.
post #47 of 52

I wonder how @Bob Peters  is doing with his recovery. 

post #48 of 52
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I wonder how @Bob Peters
  is doing with his recovery. 

Hi, TC.

Thanks for asking. The recovery is definitely progressing. I won't lie, though, it's been a fair degree more painful than what I deluded myself into thinking it would be going into the surgery.

One of the "new" knees is being a little recalcitrant about flexing as far as it will eventually need to. That is making the exercises and physical therapy somewhat more exciting than I would prefer. On the plus side I already have beyond full extension of both knees and the doc cleared me yesterday to drop one of the crutches when I walk.

All in all, I'm feeling good now and starting to drool about ski season.

Thanks.
post #49 of 52

Going to re-zombify this thread and keep it walking, as I just saw the link on a separate thread, and the story here is worth it! 

 

Klammer might be the first skier who's name I knew when I was little, before I ever thought I'd actually ski. I was just more of a big winter sports fan - the Winter Olympics were every night viewing in '84. And early '80s downhill events, on Wide World of Sports or something like that.

post #50 of 52

Great story.

 

For those of you who wonder why we old farts think Klammer is such a great downhill skier watch this.

 

 

I visited Kitzbuhel and had intended to ski the downhill course. I had enjoyed the downhill course at Selva the year before and got down the Saslong course OK in fact enjoyed it. But when the friend I was skiing with who knew Kitzbuhel well showed me the Mausefalle from the side I quickly changed my mind. The only way I would go down that would be wearing crampons and with a top rope. She explained that they never formally open that section to recreational skiers, but every year it claims a heavy toll on those who try it.

post #51 of 52

The picture in the original post is now a broken link - can you repost it, @Bob Peters  ?

post #52 of 52
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Great story.

 

For those of you who wonder why we old farts think Klammer is such a great downhill skier watch this.

 

 

I visited Kitzbuhel and had intended to ski the downhill course. I had enjoyed the downhill course at Selva the year before and got down the Saslong course OK in fact enjoyed it. But when the friend I was skiing with who knew Kitzbuhel well showed me the Mausefalle from the side I quickly changed my mind. The only way I would go down that would be wearing crampons and with a top rope. She explained that they never formally open that section to recreational skiers, but every year it claims a heavy toll on those who try it.

Also you get a sense of how bumpy those courses were back then. Pretty sketchy compared to today. Esp in the safety realm.

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