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post #1 of 17
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A great source of gear for those building up the quiver on a budget: The Dump!



All skis (includes bindings, of course) on sale for a mere $5/pair! A little TLC and state of the art equipment from yesteryear is once again ready to hit the slopes. Or, start your own ski museum!



No pressure sales here. And notice the festive display presentation! Most sport shops stack their gear neatly in racks, quickly revealing what's in stock. Here, anything could be behind those waterskis or golf clubs! And just what great prize could be in the bottom of the barrel? It might only take a couple hours of work to find out.

On my first trip to the Central Landfill Sport Shop, I could not resist adding to my Hexcel collection and snagging this pair of Head Competition Slaloms:



Cellophane wrapped? Not here. The layers of dirt, rust and spiderwebs simply adds to the excitement of wondering just what condition they're really in.

But some soap and water, a quick tune & wax, and a binding remount with some slightly newer (and lighter) stuff and these skis will live to slide again!





Time to make another trip to the dump. Good, I can check out their Sport Shop for any new added product.

It's time to splurge. In the festive assortment, (read: pile) I find another pair of Hexcel's, Sundance II's this time, a pair of RD Helidog's and an antique: Hagan Sprint all wooden skis with screw on metal edges. Too bad the Hagan's don't have the original bindings.



The Hexcel's will be remounted with Salomon S700 bindings, the Helidog's will be remounted to fit my BSL, and the Hagan's will be kept warm and dry for now.





Yet another trip to the Dump/Sport Shop/Ski Museum reveals a never mounted pair of Nordic Track skis (for $5? sure!) and another antique: Attenhofer A15 Jet skis made in Switzerland with Dovre bindings. We'll just keep those warm and dry too for now, although I do have a pair of NNN-BC bindings that could go on the Track skis.





Now, If I could get the dump to pay me to haul away the entire inventory. I need building materials for a long picket fence.......
post #2 of 17
They do look nice, those red fat skis look as good as any new fat skis offered today!

I wouldnt mind trying out some of those vintage racing Head skis.
post #3 of 17
Awesome!

And, I love the way you describe it all. Especially the "no pressure" thing and "festive display."
post #4 of 17
How much for the BBQ?
post #5 of 17
Love the old ST's and SM's.

BTW, how did you get pictures of my quiver?
post #6 of 17
Great post, my wife thinks that our house is becoming a "ski museum".

Michael
post #7 of 17
I'm glad that your landfill is a long way from me!
post #8 of 17
Make sure whoever mounts the Hexcels knows what they are doing. The require a special Epoxy.
post #9 of 17


No love for reverse sidecut, reverse camber there on the left?
post #10 of 17
With some work you could get a whole dining room set (and probably living room too) out of that.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I used marine epoxy with a 24 hour cure time on the Hexcel's. A couple of seasons ago I remounted my Splitails with the same glue and nothing has worked loose.

Thanks for the advice.
post #12 of 17
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No love for reverse sidecut, reverse camber there on the left?
I think those are water skis
post #13 of 17
A great post and fun pictures. I always loved the Hagan logo (which changed over the years but retained its basic shape, which my brother and I always called the "B-1 Bomber").
post #14 of 17
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I think those are water skis
You're right. But I've read on the net (and seen pictures I think) of someone
mounting ski bindings on water skis and use those as extra fat, deep deep pow skis.
post #15 of 17
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You're right. But I've read on the net (and seen pictures I think) of someone
mounting ski bindings on water skis and use those as extra fat, deep deep pow skis.
Ya Bud. I asked Tyrone S on his quiver post if any of his had fins that could be snapped on when you get to the good stuff. Never got a reply. Maybe something that pops out like transformers would be cool..
post #16 of 17

I'm so f'n late to so many of the parties here, but hey, I just stumbled across this today, and it's new to me, so ... bump!  ;-)

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Originally Posted by stvbck View Post

A great source of gear for those building up the quiver on a budget: The Dump!

 

When I was younger I spent a lot of time hiking on Mount Tamalpais, and heard stories about a mythical "Crystal Cave", a huge geode of sorts big enough to walk into, but that Mother (Lode) got nothing on this one!

 

Is this exquisite repository located somewhere in NorCal, hmm?  ;-)

post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post


No love for reverse sidecut, reverse camber there on the left?
I think those are water skis

 

Yeah, the funny doesn't work otherwise.

 

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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

I'm so f'n late to so many of the parties here, but hey, I just stumbled across this today, and it's new to me, so ... bump!  ;-)

 

Blast you, sir, for bumping this thread and then dashing my hopes that stvbck might be taking orders again.   frown.gifwink.gifbeercheer.gif

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