I have a small but eclectic collection of unusable (or semi-usable) skis. Unfortunately, my parents weren't hesitant at cleaning time about dumping stuff for a few dollars (or, at least, a few more inches of garage storage space), or I'd have more. Some of these were rescued when my parents moved some years back.
Shiny black early- to mid-60s Head Downhills with non-releasing Marker turntable / long-thong heels (I'm not even sure where these came from ... they were probably going to be remounted by one of my sisters but never got there). This is all that's left of a tiny fleet of five or six pairs of similar Head downhill skis: the model of choice in the '70s for junior racers with cheapskate parents (er, I mean, rationally thrifty ... a concept that no longer seems to be in evidence among racer parents, I don't think).
K2 XR10s -- shiny red junior racing skis from the days when K2 offered exactly three models -- in 160 cms. Absurdly remounted by some relative with Spademan bindings for no reason I can fathom. I want to remount them with a big huge plate and call them slalom skis.
Two different iterations of early redwhiteandblue-striped K2s. One pair also sports, apparantly ironically, those same Spademans.
K2 710s, with those beautifully simple (heels, especially) Marker M4 / Rotomat bindings, plus a separate after-market ski brake and a Lipe Slider.
Some sort of K2s from the short-lived capped-but-not-shaped era, advertising a "sport" sidecut of 5.2 mm.
Nice manly-sized Rossignol 7GKs (still skiable, actually).
Some 210 cm Rossignol SG skis.
A few of the ones that got away (from me or another family member), that I kind of wish I still had:
Some Lund skis (Northland's "off" brand) which belonged to my father and had a definite twist to them.
Any of a number of Japanese-made wood skis for children, painted with European / Alpine names and motifs.
Wine-red/purple Rossignol Stratos with sky-blue bases.
Rossignol ST650s, with the bold red-white-and-blue graphics scheme that screams "Early '70s" in much the same voice as a naugahyde couch.
Dynastar S730s which did the same thing, though by then it was the mid-70s.
Some or all of that fleet of black Head downhills, including the ones that bent.
Black Dynamic VR17s, sans ornamentation other than a little gold lettering, two stripes, and flex numbers impressed into the sidewall. I didn't actually have these, but my friend in high school did, and I wanted them. I still do.
Shocking orange Atomic GS skis which, since they were 212 cm and stiff enough to frame a house, were hard to turn, but went straight in a hurry.
Those terrible but fun Dyanstars with the red-plastic tell-tale heart in the tip.
Authier Zubiflex! Nifty.
Hexcels. Were there some Hexcels in there? There must have been.