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Who actually made Tyrolia skis?

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Some of these dumpster fillers have a really quality finish. I want to say Stockli-like but then I don't know any better.
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I'm not sure what vintage you're talking about, but I believe that Head and Tyrolia have been commonly owned for a while, so that's where I'd put my money in a bet.
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Tyrolia was its own ski company in Austria until the 70s when it was bought by Head skis. This gave Head a captive binding manufacturing system and a second ski brand. Head was itself bought by AMF in 1969. Head and Tyrolia continued to be made in Austria. Maybe the expertise in painting Harley Davidson motorcycles or bowling pins paid off.

AMF went out of business in the 80s, and I don't know how the chain of ownership changed, but Head NV emerged as the company that still owns the Tyrolia brand. If my recall is off, I'm sure Philpug can phil in the gaps.
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AMF is still in business but only deals with bowling now (as far as I know)http://www.amf.com/corporate/index.htm

Funny as a kid a had a cheapo dept. store BMX bike called a Roadmaster Hawk (or something like that) that was AMF too.
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Tyrolia skis from the early to mid nineties (with IDS) were made by Head
and let's not forget posibly the best named ski of all time:
the Mogaul Jazz Extreme
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Tyrolia was its own ski company in Austria until the 70s when it was bought by Head skis. This gave Head a captive binding manufacturing system and a second ski brand. Head was itself bought by AMF in 1969. Head and Tyrolia continued to be made in Austria. Maybe the expertise in painting Harley Davidson motorcycles or bowling pins paid off.

AMF went out of business in the 80s, and I don't know how the chain of ownership changed, but Head NV emerged as the company that still owns the Tyrolia brand. If my recall is off, I'm sure Philpug can phil in the gaps.
I am not really sure, but if I had to guess, I would say Head made them. I recall the skis being short lived and I don't remember anyone I know skiing them.
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