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What are these: K2 244 vintage skis

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
found these over the weekend. This ski is new/never mounted, looks very seventies. I found them in the wrapper, white w/ yellow-orange @ 200 cm

any info is great: may mount them on the wall, ski them or turn them into a chair!
post #2 of 16
There were 3 skis in the series, 233, 244 and 255. The 244 was the popupar one. These are from the late 70's they came out just before the popular "Mid" phase... with the sucessfull 244 Mid, same color scheme, but horizontal stripes.
post #3 of 16
The 233 was like yours but blue/green and the 255 was blue/green on one side and orange/yellow on the other.
post #4 of 16
So where did you find vintage skis like this in the wrapper?
post #5 of 16
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So where did you find vintage skis like this in the wrapper?
Think "Lone Ranger"..At the Dump...dump dump dump DUMP!
post #6 of 16
What was the MID designation for on the 233?
post #7 of 16
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What was the MID designation for on the 233?
233 MID. The MID designation was a shorter ski than a full length, like a Olin Mark IV they also went to a blunt tip. My memory fails me if these had a turned up tail like a Mark IV. These would have been skied 10-15 cm shorter than a full length ski.
post #8 of 16

244 Mid

I had a pair of these. They replaced my PRE 1200s.
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My memory fails me if these had a turned up tail like a Mark IV.
8 mm high at the tail, not a continuous curve but a single bend at ~ 5cm from tail.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am thinking of skiing them next season......could be fun
post #11 of 16
Could also be primitive, lumpish, wooden, conducive to tailgunning, and in need of drastic changes to mount point location.

710s & 712s, now...
post #12 of 16
I used to own 180cm 244 usa's, back in the day (1978-I was 14).
They were my first real performance skis - they were fundamental to my evolution as a young ripper. Segmented foam core with fiberglass ribs(similar to the old Dynastar Omeglass); they were light, with a very soft, round flex. NOT torsionally stiff. They were fun and lively, but sacked out quickly and the soft bases were mangled. Ever try patching a bright white base with a black P-Tex candle? Heh.
I moved on to the 204cm 255 Soft the following year. That was another fun one...

My dad was skiing the 180cm 244 Short at this time...he loved them. I distinctly remember their distinctly shapely geometry: much fatter shovel & tail, and much more sidecut than most skis of the era, somewhat similar to 'modern' designs.

I blew up several pairs of K2 during Jr. High/High School. They just didn't hold up to abuse very well.
Some things never change.
post #13 of 16

Ah the ski of my youth.  Had a pair of these in the late 70s for mogul skiing.  One of the first skis not to have central groove in the base for "tracking".  Made on Vachon Island in Washington.  Fond memories.

 

Today I wouldn't touch a pair of K2s.
 

post #14 of 16

Look what someone showed up at Northstar with yesterday. 

post #15 of 16
Leaned them upside down BLASPHEMY!
post #16 of 16

I REALLY liked my 233s. 

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