I co-own www.VintageWinter.com
and we sell antique and vintage skis and collect them for our museum. Our preferred way to hang old vintage wood skis is to use an old piece of leather. Start by laying your skis on the ground near the wall you are going to hang them on. This also helps you visualize the space and layout you like. Cross the skis, set them in parallel with each other or another fashion you desire. Then get a piece of old leather (e-mail me if you need a piece and I can mail you one). Lay the leather over the skis just under the binding toe piece. Measure the leather and cut to length. Then have a helper hold the skis on the wall while you screw the first screw into the leather. Then stretch the leather over the ski and screw the second screw into place. Then depending on your arrangement, screw in the second piece of leather or continue with one long piece (photos seen in the link below). If you really want the skis to be rock tight to the wall pre-wet the leather a bit so it will shrink when it dries.
To hang antique skis in a rental I would suggest you either strip the head of the screw with a power drill or use a non standard screw head. Both are ways that will further deter a wood be thief. You don't want someone walking away with your vintage ski decor.
You can also go to our site and click on how to hang antique skis
for further information.
Hope this helps...
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