that Lech picture is interesting. (I was there then also) back then the peaks in the background are just scenery. today you'd see bootpacks, skin tracks, and linked turns down the chutes.
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More Retro memories???? - Page 129post #3841 of 709810/28/11 at 10:20am
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I'm not really certain it was ALWAYS looking like that. I can't figure that part of that hill being the bumps anyone would photograph, as they are not going to ski well (not inviting), even in context of those days, IMO. Lots of "wear and tear" from people not skiing them well, lots of skiers cutting across the fall line. I skied bumps at Stelvio back in the mid 60's, a ski area that in spring is just used by national teams in training, and the bumps were perfectly aligned, not cuts across the fall line at all. The better the skiers, all of them on the hill, the better the bumps is, I guess, what I'm saying, just to be a PIA.post #3846 of 709810/31/11 at 12:44pm
I admit to generalizing. I started skiing in 1972 and don't have a real memory of the moguls being any particular size or shape. Interesting what you say about the racers making perfectly aligned bumps though. I think the photographer picked that run specifically not to make the skiier look good but the low light angle making the bumps seem more dramatic than they are. The photographer got exactly what he was looking for, down to the yellow jacket.post #3847 of 709811/2/11 at 2:35pmpost #3848 of 709811/5/11 at 6:37am
A few more notes on ballet skis. Elan also made them (black and lime green).
I scored a pair of k2 244s to replace my beloved Harts. I found a huge stash of ballets in Germany, but shipping is prohibitively expensive given the ski prices. The k2s should do quite well with Salomon T12 bindings. Just lock'em down till they won't release during tip tricks!
LOL!post #3849 of 709811/7/11 at 7:39pmpost #3850 of 709811/7/11 at 7:42pmpost #3851 of 709811/7/11 at 7:45pmpost #3852 of 709811/7/11 at 10:35pm
In the mid 60's I had a long thong heel plate that was not a safety heel piece (it precedes rotomat above). It had a 'buckle' that wrapped around the heel of the soul, you snapped it shut pushing it toward the heel. No springs or cables. The leather long thong had a lot of racing vibe. And your contact with the ski was positive. The rotomat long thong heel does not have the panache', just doesn't. At that time, racing pants had a broad contrasting stripe down the side.
Note: when safety bindings had a clamp in front of the toe piece and a cable extending behind the heel, racers employed a better devise for positive contact with the ski. A plate was installed on the toe of the boot. The plate had a hole in the center that was aligned with a fixed horizontal pin on the ski. For the heel piece, D-rings were screwed to the sidewall of the ski next to the heel of the boot. A very long thong was wrapped three times around and through and the heel attachment was complete. TOTAL. It was, reasonably, called the suicide binding. "Oh, dad, please, can I have a suicide binding on my new skis? They are the coolest!" We had these in Alaska, late 50's. I don't know if they were ever used in Europe. anyone know?
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I had this photo without the Sun Valley printed on it for years! I ripped it out of a calendar. Loved it. That's what I really loved about skiing back then. I always thought they were eastern bumps...hehe...
The multiple reproduction and angle doesn't do it justice.
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yup, I had these 500's on my green Kazama's 70/71/72?post #3858 of 709811/13/11 at 3:20pmThread Starterpost #3859 of 709811/13/11 at 3:52pmpost #3860 of 709811/14/11 at 6:46pmpost #3861 of 709811/15/11 at 6:57amThread Starterpost #3862 of 709811/15/11 at 3:49pmThread Starterpost #3863 of 709811/16/11 at 10:57ampost #3864 of 709811/18/11 at 1:59pmpost #3865 of 709811/18/11 at 2:08pmpost #3866 of 709811/18/11 at 2:41pmThread Starterpost #3867 of 709811/18/11 at 7:01pmpost #3868 of 709811/20/11 at 6:39pmpost #3869 of 709811/20/11 at 6:46pm
Everything comes back around, even when it shouldn'tpost #3870 of 709811/20/11 at 10:21pm
Aaaaaaa....... Examples of what not to wear even if they are free? It could be out of desperation also. Because you fell asleep and forgot the wash your nice stuff.
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