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post #4021 of 6473

Hi Joal, Here is the bindings that goes with your boots. One of the first and last.  

IMG_3526.JPG   

 

IMG_3527.JPG

 

 

One More out of the Black Hole!

 

Mack

post #4022 of 6473
Thread Starter 

Thanks for posting those Mack!

 

If ANYONE would have them, it would be you..... biggrin.gif  icon14.gif

post #4023 of 6473

Nice Mack. At least now I know what they look like. If you ever feel over burdened by your collection, I can help.

post #4024 of 6473

Head Comp 1968.jpg

 

Sears Superlite 1969.jpg

 

Both adverts are from 1968.

post #4025 of 6473
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Originally Posted by PSIA74 View Post

Pictures of my ancient gear:

 

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Dynastar Course SL 200cm; Rossignol ST Comp 200cm; Dynastar Acryglass 203cm (all time favorite ski); Dynamic VR17 SL 200cm; K2 910 DH 223cm; Dynastar Course Slalom 200cm

Except for the DH's these were my everyday working skis used when teaching/coaching.

I used the ST Comps when I passed my PSIA Associate Certification and USSCA Level I.  I skied the VR17s for my Full Cert and Level II.

The Acryglass and Course SL were free from Dynastar.

 



My dad loved his acryglass.  He still has them too.  Maybe I'll get to ski them one day.  but I'll have to pry them from his cold dead handsbiggrin.gif

 

 

 

post #4026 of 6473
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Originally Posted by Mackware View Post

Hi Joal, Here is the bindings that goes with your boots. One of the first and last.  

IMG_3526.JPG   

 

IMG_3527.JPG

 

 

One More out of the Black Hole!

 

Mack


Local rental shops bought a bunch of those when they decided that Spademans were obsolete!

 

post #4027 of 6473
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Originally Posted by c20500 View Post


 

Are they the hole tip downhill's? Those were cool!

 

 

 

 



 

no, there are no holes in the tips. just the classic silver rivit. these have to be 60's vintage.  here is a pic.  they now have look Nevadas on them. and they are tuned ,waxed and ready to fly.

 

I'll post pics after I ski them, if I'm still alive. ski.gif

 

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post #4028 of 6473

Saw a guy on the lift today with some Dynastar V9's with 747s. I commented on the cool set up and did mention that he should be careful, 747 heels can blow springs because if their age. He said he knew, he already had one go then put his let straight out and showed me the replacement heel..a Salomon 737..Here's your sign. 

post #4029 of 6473

Salomon archaeology.  I'm pretty sure all Salomons are stamped with a letter indicating month and a 2-digit number for the year.  True?

 

These are my S555 Equipes:

 

Salomon S555 Equipe 1977 a.jpg

 

Salomon S555 Equipe 1977 b.jpg

post #4030 of 6473
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Originally Posted by CJE911 View Post

Salomon archaeology.  I'm pretty sure all Salomons are stamped with a letter indicating month and a 2-digit number for the year.  True?

 

These are my S555 Equipes:

 

Salomon S555 Equipe 1977 a.jpg

 

Salomon S555 Equipe 1977 b.jpg



I have 2 pair: A74 (Rossi Haute Route) and B76  (Rossi Strato 105)

 

post #4031 of 6473

First Post!  Great thread!  Reading through all 135 pages has brought back wonderful memories. 

 

Here's a question for Dynamic fans.  Could someone tell me about the Dynamic VR35's?  "Back in the day" I skied VR17's and then VR27's.  I don't remember the VR35's.  Were they an upgrade to the VR27's?  How did the VR35's compare?

 

I really loved my Dynamics and wish I'd kept them.  Here in icey New England, they seemed to handle any and every trail condition with amazing aplomb.  I bought the VR17's at a shop near Loon Mountain after the owner insisted I demo them.  I kept kidding him that I could never own black and yellow -- "bumblebee skis" because they didn't match my downhill attire! :-)  For a week I demoed everything in the store but kept coming back to the VR17's.  What a beautifully balanced ski! 

 

I traded the VR17's for the VR27's and loved those just as well.  I gave the VR27's to a young "up and comer" but I wish I'd kept them.  I'm getting back into the sport after a long hiatus and would love to find a pair of VR's.  I noticed some VR35's on Ebay and thought I'd ask if anyone knows about the ski.

 

In any event, thanks again for a great thread!  Lots of fun!

 

piscator

 

 

 

post #4032 of 6473

Piscator, welcome to epic ski!

You actually read through 135pgs of the thread? Impressive.

This has been a popular thread. It's well over 300,000 views, which is a lot for this site.

Got some photos of you on the Vr17's?

post #4033 of 6473

        Little Skis 009.jpgLittle Skis 007.jpgLittle Skis 003.jpg

post #4034 of 6473

Well that post was a bit skued!

Anyway the photo of the little Head skis drew me out of mothballs to post up some pics of my now sold collection of salesman sample, doll skis, and souveiner skis.

The little Heads were given to dealers so that they could demonstrate to customers the new, patented, Snaking Action.

I was in my father in laws ski shop when the Head rep came in and presented one to him.

To have two skis is special.

Some of the collections that are shown in this thread are awesome and all photos tell such a story!

I hope it goes on forever!

post #4035 of 6473
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Originally Posted by piscator View Post

First Post!  Great thread!  Reading through all 135 pages has brought back wonderful memories. 

 

Here's a question for Dynamic fans.  Could someone tell me about the Dynamic VR35's?  "Back in the day" I skied VR17's and then VR27's.  I don't remember the VR35's.  Were they an upgrade to the VR27's?  How did the VR35's compare?

 

I really loved my Dynamics and wish I'd kept them.  Here in icey New England, they seemed to handle any and every trail condition with amazing aplomb.  I bought the VR17's at a shop near Loon Mountain after the owner insisted I demo them.  I kept kidding him that I could never own black and yellow -- "bumblebee skis" because they didn't match my downhill attire! :-)  For a week I demoed everything in the store but kept coming back to the VR17's.  What a beautifully balanced ski! 

 

I traded the VR17's for the VR27's and loved those just as well.  I gave the VR27's to a young "up and comer" but I wish I'd kept them.  I'm getting back into the sport after a long hiatus and would love to find a pair of VR's.  I noticed some VR35's on Ebay and thought I'd ask if anyone knows about the ski.

 

In any event, thanks again for a great thread!  Lots of fun!

 

piscator

 

 

 



Piscator,  I did the same thing (reading the whole thread) when I first found it.  Too much fun and cool information.  there are some great stories too.  I think it took me a week of evenings to get through it all.

 

Welcome

 

royal

 

post #4036 of 6473
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Originally Posted by hickorystix View Post

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Hey!  The Head salesman sample skis are mine and wanted to say AWESOME on the woodie samples!  Too bad you sold them but I am sure they went to someone that will really appreciate them. beercheer.gif Cheers!

post #4037 of 6473


 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

 

 

'76 Gart Bros. pice listing

 

Rossi 76-77 LINE.jpg

 

 

Interesting how ski pricing has more or less kept pace with inflation:

 

$210.00 in 1976 had the same buying power as $829.33 in 2011.

Annual inflation over this period was 4.00%.

post #4038 of 6473

saw these at the thrift store. Remi skis, anyone heard of these before?  a quick google search revealed nothing. tails say made in west germany.

 

 

Royal

 

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post #4039 of 6473

My father-in-law has a single straight ski mounted above a doorway in his basement. Since it is mounted with "L" brackets, I can only see the bottom. It says "Tecno Pro" on the base and has a Tyrolia 540 binding on it. Tecno happens also to be a brand of tennis racket, and he is an avid tennis player, even at 79, so he must have acquired it through one of his tennis connections. Anybody heard of them?

post #4040 of 6473

Skiing today: 

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Skied a great set up today....
Skis: Rossignol 4SK 203cm
Bindings: Marker MRR Twincam
Boots: Salomon SX92R
Poles: Scott

Jacket: CB
Pants: Roffe
Glasses: iSki

 

The 4SK's looked so skinny hanging from my feet on the lift, with no shape at all and tips as pointy as Pia Zidora's breasts. While the Rossi's were amazingly easy to ski and I was surprised how  quick my a-frame came back. The Roffe pants with the zipper up the back worked perfect with the SX92R's rear entry when I put them in "walk mode" IE opening up the back. I don;t know how we skied these pants on cold days back in the 80's..I felt all the wind in all the wrong places. The SX92R's fit great with my footbed, I do like the set it and forget it aspect of the Salomons and the "flex on demand"...easy flex forward, with no rebound  you have return to the upright position manually. I am planning on skiing the 4SK, Pre 1200's, The Ski and a few others until we get snow here in Tahoe. So, expect reviews over the next couple of weeks...and hopefully not too many. Oh, I don't miss the MRR's, I don't know how I skied these for as many years as I did, they are a PITA to get in. 

post #4041 of 6473

TECNOpro is the inhouse brand of snow and racket sports gear for the InterSport chain, which I guess is a European thing. InterSport are everywhere, so they have the clout to get "own brand" versions of skis from major manufacturers. I don't know their range well enough to comment on who they source from.

post #4042 of 6473
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Skiing today: 

377556_10150576521441138_540901137_11462180_370161488_n.jpg

 

 

Skied a great set up today....
Skis: Rossignol 4SK 203cm
Bindings: Marker MRR Twincam
Boots: Salomon SX92R
Poles: Scott

Jacket: CB
Pants: Roffe
Glasses: iSki

 

The 4SK's looked so skinny hanging from my feet on the lift, with no shape at all and tips as pointy as Pia Zidora's breasts. While the Rossi's were amazingly easy to ski and I was surprised how  quick my a-frame came back. The Roffe pants with the zipper up the back worked perfect with the SX92R's rear entry when I put them in "walk mode" IE opening up the back. I don;t know how we skied these pants on cold days back in the 80's..I felt all the wind in all the wrong places. The SX92R's fit great with my footbed, I do like the set it and forget it aspect of the Salomons and the "flex on demand"...easy flex forward, with no rebound  you have return to the upright position manually. I am planning on skiing the 4SK, Pre 1200's, The Ski and a few others until we get snow here in Tahoe. So, expect reviews over the next couple of weeks...and hopefully not too many. Oh, I don't miss the MRR's, I don't know how I skied these for as many years as I did, they are a PITA to get in. 



Now that's what a skier SHOULD look like! Nicely played young man icon14.gif . Tombapug.....

As to the MRR latching process, well you must remember that your feet used to be much closer wink.gif

 

Rossi 4SK 1988.jpg

 

post #4043 of 6473
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Now that's what a skier SHOULD look like! Nicely played young man icon14.gif . Tombapug.....

As to the MRR latching process, well you must remember that your feet used to be much closer wink.gif

 

Rossi 4SK 1988.jpg

 


No, they were the same distance away, just less in-between my hands and feet. frown.gif

 

That outfit was about as "east coast" as I could get. 

 

post #4044 of 6473
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View PostNo, they were the same distance away, just less in-between my hands and feet. frown.gif

 

That outfit was about as "east coast" as I could get. 

 



I know you say that in the best possible way....  wink.gif

post #4045 of 6473

My girlfriend's brother and his buds worked at the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird back in the day.  He was about 145# and skied on 210 Strato 102"s.  He had one ironclad rule in skiing-  If you failed to beat the tram to the bottom and ride the same car you were done skiing for the day. 

 

"Short skis, short Unit"   -- bumper sticker pasted all over a Porsche left in the parking lot at Sun Valley.

post #4046 of 6473
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Skiing today: 

377556_10150576521441138_540901137_11462180_370161488_n.jpg

 

 

Skied a great set up today....
Skis: Rossignol 4SK 203cm
Bindings: Marker MRR Twincam
Boots: Salomon SX92R
Poles: Scott

Jacket: CB
Pants: Roffe
Glasses: iSki

Awesome outfit. Somehow it's Joey meets Hans...smile.gif

Or maybe Rudy. Totally reminds me of this:

I hope you told people to "Staay out of ze middle!"


http://youtu.be/dmvf3b6GvEA

 


 

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Originally Posted by elderski View Post

My girlfriend's brother and his buds worked at the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird back in the day.  He was about 145# and skied on 210 Strato 102"s.  He had one ironclad rule in skiing-  If you failed to beat the tram to the bottom and ride the same car you were done skiing for the day. 

 

"Short skis, short Unit"   -- bumper sticker pasted all over a Porsche left in the parking lot at Sun Valley.


Well the grandson of Dick Barrymore, the ski film pioneer, now has a blog with that name.

Tai Barrymore's blog:

"Short Ski, Short Unit" http://www.taibarrymore.blogspot.com/

 

post #4047 of 6473

Y'all might like this guy's work.

He has a short blog with vintage ski ads. He's done design for K2, but it's hard to find out what.

Anyway, here's one thing he's done:

Scott Hansen. Design name Iso50, Muscian name Tycho.

 

iso50-knitting-factory-giclee-w420.jpg

Image by Scott Hansen, Iso50:  http://www.merchline.com/iso50/category.419.c.php

http://blog.iso50.com/about/

 

 

iso50-1971-giclee-w420.jpg

Image by Scott Hansen, Iso50

http://www.merchline.com/iso50/categorydisplay.4239.c.htm

 

Here's Iso50's "Vintage Ski Ads" blog article, part 1:

 

An image:

Hehe, Fischer's hole ski was done thirty years ago at least!

 

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http://blog.iso50.com/13495/vintage-ski-ads-pt-1/

 

"Image says Harti Weirather, 1982 World Cup Downhill Champion"

 

Here's the results from that year, via wikipedia:

There were two races at Kitzbuhel?

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Alpine_Skiing_World_Cup_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_Downhill

Round Race No Place Country Date Winner Second Third
1 1 Val d'Isère  France December 3, 1981 Austria Franz Klammer Switzerland Peter Müller Switzerland Toni Bürgler
2 5 Val Gardena  Italy December 13, 1981 Austria Erwin Resch United Kingdom Konrad Bartelski Austria Leonhard Stock
3 9 Crans Montana  Switzerland December 21, 1981 Canada Steve Podborski Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Ken Read
4 12 Kitzbühel  Austria January 15, 1982 Austria Harti Weirather Canada Steve Podborski Canada Ken Read
5 14 Kitzbühel  Austria January 16, 1982 Canada Steve Podborski Austria Franz Klammer Canada Ken Read
6 17 Wengen  Switzerland January 23, 1982 Austria Harti Weirather Austria Erwin Resch Austria Peter Wirnsberger
7 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen  West Germany February 13, 1982 Canada Steve Podborski Switzerland Conradin Cathomen Austria Harti Weirather
8 24 Whistler Mountain  Canada February 27, 1982 Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Steve Podborski Canada Dave Irwin
9 25 Aspen  United States March 5, 1982 Switzerland Peter Müller Austria Harti Weirather Switzerland Conradin Cathomen
10 26 Aspen  United States March 6, 1982 Switzerland Peter Müller Canada Todd Brooker Austria Helmut Höflehner

 


Edited by Tog - 1/7/12 at 11:33am
post #4048 of 6473

This is somewhat interesting.  All new, all unmounted, all in plastic.  eek.gif

 

NOS Skis 2012.jpg

 

 

post #4049 of 6473
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Originally Posted by CJE911 View Post

This is somewhat interesting.  All new, all unmounted, all in plastic.  eek.gif

 

NOS Skis 2012.jpg

 

 


The KCV on the end is a rare ski, it is a VO Slalom from 1991. It was the K2 Shop employee ski. That and my VO's might be the last two pair of unmounted VO's left. 

 

post #4050 of 6473

I can't tell you the amount of times I've looked at my late model Kastles and thought of these Fishers.

 

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