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post #31 of 41
I had a pair of Atomic HV6-RS's from the mid 90's...hated the ski. Slalom core with a GS sidecut, made for either a sluggish Slalom so or a nervous GS ski depending on which way you looked at it. Awful ski, few skis I hated, this topped the list.
post #32 of 41
As a teen I always wanted some orange Olin Mark IV's with Hanson or Scott boots. Should I be glad now that my parents never indulged me? Underfunded dinosaur that I am, I used skis with safety straps until 1993. Too bad I didn't see enough deep powder to say I needed them for that reason.
I have nice nostalgic feelings about early 1970s Cubco bindings I had on a pair of Fischer fiberglass skis, but in reality if you weighed more than 140lbs, were skiing bumps, or doing much jumping they were pretty bad for premature release.
post #33 of 41

Good for some-'un, bad for other-'un

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Originally Posted by Altaman View Post
...I've actually gone back to safety straps on power days(8"+). If I come out(rarely) I would rather have the ski close by me instead of hiking back up hill(sometimes in crouch deep powder) to get the ski....,:
where were you when I was gettin' bombed for saying the pow straps were still da kine in very deep snow? (if you don't release but once in a blue moon)

Only trouble is you can get dropped by the bros if you are stuck dickin' around with them after the gondola!! I'm going to try to keep them on my boot and biner the binding. We'll see.

Absolute worst stuff:

Olin Mk IV, gotta add a vote for those bump turkeys, and all short skis with new ideas about flex configuration

Atomic R-EX - there is so little (corn snow, but what doesn't work on corn?)that a ski with such an uneven flex configuration (straight stiff in the center, some flex at the ends) does well. Roun' here shop guys refer to atomics as air core, and WTF with the concave base, ever try to base file em? guys just grind em' flat (no respect for the
Atomic Engineers) so the shop base grinder will work on them. Atomics big mountain offerings are an air filled fad well ditched!

Volkl 5-Star, 6-Star
series: This ski I never owned, but demoed one day. Dam*, twitchy, fussy piece of cr**! I think slalom flex pattern and mega-sidecut, so limited in what it can do. Mostly give a skier major headache. And everyone buys them! Folks!? Very, very bad in crud, bad in bumps, bad going fast, bad in big arcs. The AC series is mo' betta'
post #34 of 41

Cool...

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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
My wife had a pair of boots she hated so much she doused them with Coleman fuel and burned them. Just to teach other boots a lesson, I guess.
...this is sort of like one of my teammates who got roped into skiing on some supposedly race stock K2 GSs back in '91. Great skis, except they wouldn't hold and wouldn't turn. On the second run of the Masters International Championships GS at Winter Park, he was so disgusted with the way they were (not) skiing that he didn't stop in the finish area. Instead, he continued on to the parking lot, skied over a bunch of rocks and sticks, kicked out of the skis and left them there for some other unfortunate soul...
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
where were you when I was gettin' bombed for saying the pow straps were still da kine in very deep snow? (if you don't release but once in a blue moon)
Sorry I wasn't there for you Brah I guess we're just the lone voices of light in the dark wilderness
post #36 of 41
Olin Mk IV Only totaly worthless ski I have ever owned
post #37 of 41
Allsop binding in 1975. Worst item ever, caused the only serious injury I have ever suffered.

Michael
post #38 of 41
I had Olin MK IV's and Hanson Boots. I did not hate either. You had to spray silicon in the boots to get them on though and the wax broke down over time.

What I hated were Henke Boots and Hexel Comp skis. The boots hurt so bad, they were foam and the fitting process also killed. The skis were stiff and light and provided a way to get down the hill other than walking.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
Atomic R-EX - there is so little (corn snow, but what doesn't work on corn?)that a ski with such an uneven flex configuration (straight stiff in the center, some flex at the ends) does well.
I really liked my R-EXs, and am sorry I sold them.
post #40 of 41
least favorite...
i've owned so many skis and only a couple come to mind that i really, really didn't get along with. others were OK, but there was something better out there... i can't think back to straight skis, which all sucked, really (ok, maybe the worst was my Rossi 7XK, which i wanted since i knew I wanted to go shorter then 200 and fatter. I maybe was ahead in know i wanted to go shorter and fatter, but 198(a little ego issue going below 200 at the time) and 2 mm fatter in a super stiff plank was not it )

could be inflammatory, but, I really didn't like my Mantra 184.
(on a side note, still my favorite of all time, 2005stockli SS 178)
so close in shape and intent, so diffenent in feel and capability.

cheers,
holiday
post #41 of 41
ski totes.... those things annoy me
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