I was on a chair with a guy from the single line yesterday, with my 2010 Kastles and he was excited to see someone else with Kastles.
I asked him if he knew how old his were and all he could say is that he's only had them for a couple years.
Anyone want to guess the vintage?
Originally Posted by Philpug
Looks like a Geze (pre Rossi) toe, early 90's but that might not be the original binding on the ski.
Originally Posted by skimalibu
TC's question of guess the year of the Kastles, made me remember I needed to ask something.
You guys remember or ever hear of this model? I don't think they are anything earth shattering. They look like a recreational or an entry level ski to me. They are in great shape for whatever their age is. I figured I take them spring skiing if I don't want to risk the bases on my nice stuff on conditions found to be poor. So I ah.......... basically murder the p-tex on these ......................................
But but...you see they had a cut away diagram on them and matching period poles. You know how much of a freak I am for the cut away .....................................And the price was right! .............LOL (Hard to believe they have Excellent on them. Very strange!)
I still owe you a picture of my new retro duds.
Originally Posted by davluri
Early to Mid eighties. a friend had a pair around then. yes? TC, are you monitoring the guesses?
this is brill there is nothing better than not looking at this thread for weeks and then reading the posts and having that stupid smile on my face while i look at all the cool and crazy posts on here.It is ace to remember all the memories and just to see how far our sport off choice has come ,keep em comin.
This began the end for hart- this whole series were terrible, "Foamed Wood" core if I recall was sawdust and glue. Seeing hart at the recent SIA ski show was sad. tiny booth and horrible graphics. It was nice to see the Japanese Harts do well on the Japanese SL skiers at the Schladming World Cup race.
Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
The king of the ill fated hart chess series.......
Those look like a very early vintage of Miller Bindings. The finish, retainers, and spring angle look pretty primitive. They were one of the safest bindings of their day, but pre-release was an issue. If you thought Markering out was a problem you would have found Millers very special.
They used toe and heel plates that were screwed to the boots, someone walking in them on a hard floor sounded like they were tap dancing. Their theory was a metal to metal contact that would release in any direction, and oh boy would they. I think they had a warranty that promised you would not break a leg using these bindings if properly adjusted.
MR, the ones in your photo are the later ones. Still needed the boot plates just as you did with Cubco. The metal to metal was seen as being FAR more predictable than a leather boot sole interfacing with the binding directly.