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post #3271 of 7930

here a some pics of teh family quiver.

 

hope the images aregood enough to see. retro content: Tua TeleSauvage I bought in Italy in 91 and skied Courmayeur and Chamonix for a week.  Iwas so broke that I could not afford Lift tickets and a hostel so I bivied in snow caves and bought lift tickets.  I was the only tele skier I saw. boots are LANGE ZR and XLR with custom power strap(I still ski in these)

The yellow atomics and the rossi 3G were my primary alpine boards until a couple of years ago.   I just picked up the millers at a thrift store complete with miller bindings and the toe and heal plates for the boots.   tan skis are CHAMINOX (yes it is spelled that way) complete with SKIfree bindings.  I also picked up some Koflach leather boots that fit both me and the skis.  I'd like to try these out(and the Persenicos) some time.  Grey poles are PETER KENNEDY. I used to have some allsops with the springy handle but I lost them at park city a few years ago.  I loved those poles.

 

royal

 

side note( the thrift store also had hart pacer, Volkl freestyle, and a spalding short cuicuit.  any interest?

 

 

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post #3272 of 7930

Heres a pic for MastersRacer.  I've had this up since the early 80s.  it is a bit mangles but It is my alltime favorite ski poster.

 

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post #3273 of 7930

That is a great poster. Who is it? I'm guessing Andy Mills.

 

I raced a few races on Fischer C4s that had the holes in the tips. They were a bit unnerving to look at but once you left the start, you didn't notice. I also raced on those Marker M4 bindings.

post #3274 of 7930



I have no idea who it is, I was kind of hoping you would tell me.  I knew it was close to in time the era of when you were racing.  I just love the skiers position and of course the lange XLR boots.

 

royal

 

 

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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

That is a great poster. Who is it? I'm guessing Andy Mills.

 

I raced a few races on Fischer C4s that had the holes in the tips. They were a bit unnerving to look at but once you left the start, you didn't notice. I also raced on those Marker M4 bindings.

post #3275 of 7930

It could be Pete Patterson. I can't see enough of the face and I don't know what gear people were using. I was going by body build. This looks like a strong but lean guy. Its either staged or training as there is no bib. No credits on the poster, huh?

post #3276 of 7930

Maybe it's Chaosduck.gif

post #3277 of 7930

no no info left on the poster.  I probably cut them off in my teenage induced stupidity trying to remove damaged or fraying edges.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

royal

post #3278 of 7930

Just got back from a few hours of skiing at my local hill.  I brought my 190cm Olin Mark IV Comps which have new Dynastar bindings on them.  I cannot tell you what a joy it was to ski on them.  Fresh tune and wax, and they were fantastic.  I have a few pairs of skis that I alternate between.  181 cm Rossi Radical WC GS, 160cm Rossi 9S Power Slalom skis, a pair of K2 Commanche Pro's (cheapo's, but new none the less) and 188 Rossi 9X Power GS skis.  Without a doubt the Olin's are my second favorite behind the Rossi WC's.  It was freshly groomed cord tonight, and on the steep headwall the Olin's just rocked.  So glad that I took the lightly used pair from my dad's ski closet and put some new bindings on them.   

post #3279 of 7930

Anybody got a pic of the Nordica GT's? I've searched high and low. They were a limited run in the late 70's, racing boot riveted (super stiff) instead of hinged and extreme forward lean, springs in the heel that did nothing. My all time favorites, I babied those things through at least fifteen seasons until the heels just leaked too bad through the worn out bottoms and couldn't be fixed anymore.

This thread is fun to read, lot's of memories being drudged up.

post #3280 of 7930

Skier is Polly Finch, photo taken at Sun Valley.

post #3281 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Classic.....

"Keep your tips up"
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Skier is Polly Finch.
 

post #3282 of 7930

This is the GT, model year 1978. Slightly modified as I used the cuff which detaches on a leather telemark boot.

 

This boot was stored in New England and is badly mildewed. The plastic is brittle.

 

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I'm looking for the picture of the GP, which is the model with the 4 rivets (2 per side) that makes a non-hinged cuff.

post #3283 of 7930

Here's whats left of the Grand Prix (aka GP). Same model year as the GT. I used the GT for DH, GP for GS and SL. Alas this was before SG.

 

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post #3284 of 7930
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Classic.....

"Keep your tips up"
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Skier is Polly Finch.
 


Well air brushed!  biggrin.gif drool.gif  Hubba Hubba!

post #3285 of 7930

 

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Originally Posted by pantin View Post

Skier is Polly Finch, photo taken at Sun Valley.

 

pantin, was that you throwing the snow in the background? smile.gif That was (is?) a common practice for photo shoots to add dimension and action to a shot.
 

post #3286 of 7930
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

 

This boot was stored in New England and is badly mildewed. The plastic is brittle.

 

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I'm looking for the picture of the GP, which is the model with the 4 rivets (2 per side) that makes a non-hinged cuff.



Thanks for the midew picture!  I'll pull it out whenever I'm homesick for New Hampshire!

post #3287 of 7930

Thanks MasterRacer, never thought I'd see those again. Mine were dark blue on dark blue and the liners were black, probly a different year. I used 'em for everything, loved the forward lean and stiffness. They also had the gouges for simplex/explodamat bindings, the ones with the non-rotating heel. I'm old.

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I've got the 'retro' GP's now, no complaints.


Edited by wofat - 12/10/10 at 12:09am
post #3288 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post



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Originally Posted by rickg View Post

I had a pair of Hansons way back in the mid 70's, a red model one or two nothces down from the top dog in the line.  Have to admit they were pretty comfortable but as many have said, they were cold.  I skied them for about 3 or 4 seasons and then it took me somethng like the next 20 seasons to break my habit of sitting back on the tails.  LOL

 

Thanks for jogging the memories.

 

Anyone remember a boot brand called Huschong or something like that?  My first pair of ski boots.  Very cool looking with a front cable lacing system that was suppose to provide even pressure over the top of the foot like a good hiking boot. which they kind of resembled.  The soles had the name engraved backwards so it would leave its name and logo in the snow where ever you walked.

 

They hurt like hell and I couldn't wait to get rid of them.

 

Rick G



Here you go....

 

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I had a pair for two weeks.  I hit a bump in the backseat and they broke----Creased the plastic/leather laminate and made a hinge in the back.  I replaced them with the "tips up" Lange.

post #3289 of 7930

Anybody have jet sticks? (sic, maybe)

The plastical doohickeys that high backed the old skewl boots. "Keep Your tips up" and the last post reminded me of that. Yeh, I'm old.

post #3290 of 7930

I used Jet Stix with Lange standards. I don't have either any more, but I thought I saw a picture of Jet Stix here on Epic at some point.

post #3291 of 7930

can some body measure the mounting hole spacing on an old salomon 404 or similar?  I'm looking for toe pice for these skis and judging buy pics I've seen on the internet.  these look like they might be the ones.

 

thanks,

 

royal

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post #3292 of 7930
Royal I believe that I have a set-up like the one you describe, and I will try to dig it out and measure it up in the next week or so. SDS
post #3293 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Snowdogskier View Post

Royal I believe that I have a set-up like the one you describe, and I will try to dig it out and measure it up in the next week or so. SDS


 that would be great. 

 

Royal

post #3294 of 7930

My first ski gear was a package from Sears. When I broke those I thought a pair of Harts would be very nice. I heard K2s were even better. Unfortunately my budget only allowed for Kneissls on sale. Don't get me wrong. Those Kneissls had a sweet spot. It would be many years before I got to ride those K2s and they were everything I heard they would be!

 

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post #3295 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Joal View Post

 It would be many years before I got to ride those K2s and they were everything I heard they would be!

 

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Notice the Head is where the head is, the Hart is where the heart is.....what's that say about the K2?

post #3296 of 7930

Heads up,Marker m4 on ebay alonf with some older ones and some old look n17 and n77.  also some spademans and some rosemonts with spadman butterfly on the sole

 

fyi noe of this is mine, just posting for your pleasure.

 

Royal

post #3297 of 7930
Quote:
Originally Posted by royal View Post

can some body measure the mounting hole spacing on an old salomon 404 or similar?  I'm looking for toe pice for these skis and judging buy pics I've seen on the internet.  these look like they might be the ones.

 

thanks,

 

royal

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Did you ever get an answer to this?

I didn't have a set of 404s handy this morning, but a set of 202s measured out 38mm c-c / 57 mm c-c
post #3298 of 7930
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post



Did you ever get an answer to this?

I didn't have a set of 404s handy this morning, but a set of 202s measured out 38mm c-c / 57 mm c-c


Looks like the correct measurments for this ski.  do you have a pic of your set up?  do you know what years 202/404 are?  I haven't found too much info for these early soloman  bindings.

 

thanks for getting me those measurements.

 

royal

post #3299 of 7930
Thread Starter 

Salomon 502, NIB, produced in 1970 from France


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post #3300 of 7930

check out this video.  too funny.

 

http://www.look-bindings.com/US/US/brand.html

 

Royal

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