I think the ad headline said it all.
That and they all broke.
"S" stood for "stupid"! Don't ski with these set here...
Same with their four point "Ice blue mutha". It had no penetration, so a hard plant would just bounce off the ice.
A little light reading for Phil P.
I am surprised at the older skiing periodicals -- they devote page after page on the technical aspects of bindings.
SKIING Holiday/Jan. 1981
I used to LOVE all the tech writing , especially on bindings...
Please keep them coming!
The Kastinger Porsche - one unique looking boot. Anyone ever come across any of these? That shock can double as a convenient carrying handle...
SKIING September 1981
A local ski shop by me has a pair.
Do you mean the thing that looked like a mini bike but with skis instead of wheels?
Ten years ago I remember seeing a backyard from an alley in Telluride with one of these (although I think theirs was purely functional as opposed to aesethic like this one).
I had forgotten about this. This was near the origins of the thinking around the diamond. Ironically, I got a really fine coaching from Dadou and from Jean in March. They have not changed this magical approach of theirs and I'm very grateful for it and for my friendship with them.
Also, I'm very grateful to all the Diamond Session Pros (and others) in AspenSnowmass who embody this material.
And also....our incredible coaches at EpicSki Academy! You can see some very direct alignments in my thinking with that of Squatty, Bob Barnes, Nolo, and others.
I've been really blessed by the opportunity in my career to work with truly wonderful colleagues who have helped form my thinking and never let me get away with too much BS!
Edited by weems - 4/12/2009 at 01:09 pm GMT
"I skied in Hansen team's Big metal shank up the back and came up damn near to your knees! Nothing like heat molded thermoplastic wax and a neoprene liner!!!!!"
Known as the MR Hummer aka. The Moose River Hummer!
Re: Hart Javlins
Did you ever see the movie made about the Hart Javlins? I think it was called the "Incredible Ski". Glenn Plake has a copy, and I'm sure there are a few others.
Great article and way of thinking! The author of that article is quite the sportsperson herself. She wrote a book or two about skiing and was very involved in motorsports waaaay back in the golden age. Sher drove in some big races, really well!
Let us discuss "Binding Delta" shall we? This set-up had a toe AFD that was on the deck and a heel/ brake that was as tall as anything we have ever seen, and you were probably skiing boots with 18-22 degrees forward lean and looking really cool doing it!
This exp plate ended up being used in rental/demo situations when someone showed up without Spademan plates on there boots.
Does anyone have a brief history of the EPICSKI web site? I am amazed at the number of hits and the quality of instructors associated with it.
This was great to read! Man, you haven't changed a bit. But Skiing Magazine sure has, I dont' think I've seen an article this long and in depth in it since I started skiing! (a really really long time ago... in 2007...)
WOAH! This is AWESOME ! (Re: a little light reading for Phil P. technical writing on bindings in skiing mag). The education of Kate continues... I wish there was this much actual writing in the mags now... Too bad the Alpinist went down...