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post #31 of 45
I wonder what Allsop might come up with today, beyond their original ski boot tote and after the Softride bikes experience.
post #32 of 45
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I wonder what Allsop might come up with today, beyond their original ski boot tote and after the Softride bikes experience.
Ski poles and didn't they have a binding?
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Hmmm, might replace my Thermoflex liners. :
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Comprex, that is a good company!
I'm thinking Sibhusky would have liked to have known about that product with two broken wrists!!! :
post #36 of 45
I just got back from a bike ride and I'm changing my answer - I wish Campagnolo made ski gear.

Like ski gear isn't expensive enough as it is.
post #37 of 45
Ski boots by Crocs - open back so they don't rub the bumps on the back of my heels.

Bindings by Time - Like their bicycle pedals, free rotational float, to guaranty a true 'torque neutral transition'.

Skis by Apple, user-friendly, intuitive operation. No need for confusing technical knowledge or ski lessons.

Health care by Canada. Not necessarily a ski product, but socialized medical care might be a good idea for skiers using open back boots and free-floating bindings, without any knowledge of ski technique.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
I wonder what Allsop might come up with today, beyond their original ski boot tote and after the Softride bikes experience.
The Allsop shock pole was a perfect design for my imperfect pole plants. For those who don't know (not Philpug or Comprex, obviously), these poles had a spring in them for shock absorption.
post #39 of 45
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The Allsop shock pole was a perfect design for my imperfect pole plants. For those who don't know (not Philpug or Comprex, obviously), these poles had a spring in them for shock absorption.
July 16, 2007

Leki, Blackdiamond, REI all have trekking poles which have anti-shock springs in the handle. I got a pair of Leki last year, since I was feeling a twinge in my elbow. Also, I still have a pair of Allsop poles (with the shock absorbers) which I use when I'm skiing at least 400 miles from home. The Allsop poles at time were selling for $35.00 (1985 dollars) while the new Leki's were going for ~ $100.00 (on sale) usually $150.00.

CharlieP

PS: Brian Beaumont at Ski Center said that if my arm was hurting from pole plants it means that I'm not pole planting correctly. However, the Leki trekking poles have one more selling point and that is the lengths are adjustable on the fly, so when you want a shorter pole, just adjust them shorter and vice versa.
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post #41 of 45
I had a pair of Alsops in 1981? They were stolen and I decided to get Kermas next. My wrists hurt like a beeatch the first night after I used the non shock poles...
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by RayCantu View Post
To get serious NIKE has the money, power, and talent to make a ski boot that could solve most of the problems that we have as skiers. I would love to see them put their staff into making a great ski boot.
NIKE shoes are designed by commercial artists to look cool. They'd make the coolest looking ski boots, maybe even inflatable ones. Of course the fit would get tighter as you road up the lift but who cares, everyone would see the expensive gadgets on your feet.
post #43 of 45
I'm not sure what I'd want them to make... but I'm pretty sure they would make it cool and inexpensive:

http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSc...?section=10039
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I'm not sure what I'd want them to make... but I'm pretty sure they would make it cool and inexpensive:

http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSc...?section=10039
Ohhh, neon silicone, stainless steel.............imagine the possibilities.
post #45 of 45
Doesn't Apple already make a ski helmet? Oh yeah thats POC - sorry!
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