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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Well, how about flying bricks? Over Washington?

Prettiest one ever.

 

Coming to New York tomorrow, 4/27, weather permitting.

Should've released it over the mall and flown the shuttle through the Capitol's Dome.

 

 

 Photo Credit: (NASA/Robert Markowitz)                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/7088237943/

 

Yeah, I guess the Shuttle now qualifies as retro gear....

I worked on some of the major systems equipment that flew on every bird.

 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post


 

Philpug...remember some guy asking about the "Wahoo" and you thought he was misremembering the Yahoo? Well.....

 

 

 


Edited by Rossi Smash - Tue, 03 Feb 09 23:40:03 GMT


Edited by Rossi Smash - Tue, 03 Feb 09 23:40:50 GMT

 

 

The Wahoo was the junior version of the Yahoo. I had a pair of 153cm, they lasted me for 13yrs., never tuned, before my parents understood the importance of buying new skis every couple of years. They got me through a lot!

 

 

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Head Wahoo          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

 

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I think it was with Wheaties -- back in the 70s they had a contest to win a pair of Head Yahoo skis advertised on the box.

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Originally Posted by don_weber View Post

The wheeled TurfSkis were not clanky, but don't even think about turning, as soon as you tried to "edge" the things would just slide out from under you.   The only thing you could do was generally schuss right or left, but not really turn.   

 

yup, the wheeled ones would not really do much except roll down the hill.  The Rollkas on the other hand you really had to edge/crave to make them work properly. You could not skid or slide them so you had to be on top of them.    Actually worked well for your technique.  Grass skiing was pretty big in the UK and Europe in late 70s early 80s

post #4506 of 6422

Here's one of the"  MIA " ski's that I have been looking for. Now in  the Black Hole. Just got them from one of the old timer's on Hood.

They are Perfect.

 

hart javelin XXL GS 205

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Mack

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Rossi,

I am still looking for those hart javelin's SL  for you.

Mack

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Warmer weather retro skiing stuff!SANY0011.JPG

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Had a bit of a Stein Jones this morning. Found this gem on youtube...

 

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That cat Stein is a bad mother!

 

This one has some more nice classic footage of him skiing...

 


Edited by jc-ski - 5/2/12 at 10:49am
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Those Incredible Skis Again!

 

 

Not bad in powder, either!

 

Maybe the skier had a little sumpin' to do with it!  ;-)
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This is vintage footage (circa 1930) of ski touring and telemark at the top of Donner Pass before Sugar Bowl Ski Resort was even built.

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With The Beastie Boys Adam "MCA" Yauch passing away -- did anyone ever catch the video of him shredding Alaska?

 

http://www.theskichannel.com/news/20120504/legendary-rapper-and-snowboarder-adam-mca-yauch-of-the-beastie-boys-succumbs-to-cancer/

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Some really fantastic skiing in this clip! Anyone know any of these skiers?

 

 

16mm footage of Mt. Baker circa 1975. The video features powder skiing, mogul skiing, sledding, a slush cup, ski racing, women in bikinis, backflips, fails, crashes, bails, and 360s.

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Billy Kidd and Karl Schranz - Early Extreme Heli Skiing!

 

 

This was a segment that ran on the TV show American Sportsman, hosted by Curt Gowdy. American Olympian Billy Kidd and Austrian Olympian Karl Schranz came to the Bugaboos and skied with Leo.

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Hello All

Perhaps a hundred or so pages ago I had posted some photos of my Dead Ski collection.

For years I had a couple of prs of salesman sample top sheets under the bed and wondering what to do with them.

(salesmen used these actual topsheets to pre-sell the later to be produced skis to shops)

Then, a few years ago, I had a brainstorm and mounted them up in these rope light lit display boxes and gave use of them to a local ski bar.

I now have them back languishing in an upstairs hallway awaiting a new, final home.

Pretty trippy!

 

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Those Grateful Dead sheets are beautiful.  I'm not a real big deadhead, but I've "experienced" a show and I did used to rock one of Jerry's ties while working  in sales management back in the day.  It didn't look like Grateful Dead graphics though just something he helped design.

 

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........yeah, I'm not , or never really was a "head", but do recognize how these skis and top sheets have a place in ski art.......

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I wrote up a little blog story about the last day of the 1973-74 ski season at Sandia Peak.

 

http://justformyboys.blogspot.com/2012/04/6.html

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I wrote up a little blog story about the last day of the 1973-74 ski season at Sandia Peak.

 

http://justformyboys.blogspot.com/2012/04/6.html

Very revealing story!

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FWIW - the friend I mentioned in this post yesterday:

 

http://justformyboys.blogspot.com/2012/04/6.html

 

contacted me and reminded me of a few details I forgot.  I added them to the story.

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^^^^Odd, that doesn't look like PSIA approved material to me??

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

^^^^Odd, that doesn't look like PSIA approved material to me??

 

Well, there were a lot of PSIA folks involved!  And as PSIA member, I approve of the message!

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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

Some really fantastic skiing in this clip! Anyone know any of these skiers?

 

 

16mm footage of Mt. Baker circa 1975. The video features powder skiing, mogul skiing, sledding, a slush cup, ski racing, women in bikinis, backflips, fails, crashes, bails, and 360s.


thought it might be me (but wasn't). And didn't see any of the other skiers I thought should have been in any old movie from Baker. 

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Oh well, *somebody* was tearing it up and having lots of fun!  ;-)

 

On another front I caught a program in the American Master series on PBS the other night about Johnny Carson. Lots of old clips, kinda cool for anyone who lived through that era, as Carson was indeed King in the 60's and into the 70's.

 

Anyway, got me thinking about old skiing segments on The Tonight Show, and dug this up...

 

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There's a related article about The Most Famous Ski Lesson Of All Time. Fun read.

 

Then again,  this sounds pretty good as well.

 

Would love to see either of those segments - maybe someday they'll pop up!

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yes there was a lot of ripping it up at Baker in the early seventies. Today I can't imagine a brewery buying a motor home, filling it with beer, 

handing the keys to a group of twenty year old's and calling it a freestyle team. It's still amazing that the motor home survived, and the other injuries healed.  

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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

Some really fantastic skiing in this clip! Anyone know any of these skiers?

 

 

16mm footage of Mt. Baker circa 1975. The video features powder skiing, mogul skiing, sledding, a slush cup, ski racing, women in bikinis, backflips, fails, crashes, bails, and 360s.

I don't recognize anyone, but I was at the Slush Cup in 1975 (as advertised on the car) and it was the biggest drunken, stoned out brawl I've ever seen. The original object of the event was to ski across the pond without falling in.  That had completely gone away and if anyone made it all the way across they were plastered with snowballs by the crowd.  It was a super warm, sunny day with lots of snow (July 4) and drunken hordes.  There was a jump into the pond where people were doing acrobatics (flips mostly) and splashing down into water, sometimes head first, with hunks of snow and ice floating around in it.  I imagine that the "contestants" were well numbed before they went in.  It was a remarkable party, but it doesn't (and didn't) surprise me when the Forest Service and the State Patrol shut it down for good only a few years later.

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probably saw you there . or possibly at the wind ups at Whistler on many a May 24 weekend. Comp mogul runs down the Gunbarrel

first prize usually a large bag of some greenery (smaller bags for second and third) Different times.
 

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Any retro geeks want to fill in the blanks on the gear in this video?

http://www.epicski.com/t/112444/1975-footage-of-first-quadruple-backflip-on-record

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nordica banana boots - skis what ever, really tight bindings were what mattered. Had the same sweater can't remember the brand missed it when lost one memorable night, pants pre-dated the sponsership by Fitzwright. Note no labels on Steve, what ever happened to getting your gear for free if you would just wear the label on the outside ? Now everyone does it for nothing. Labatts beer of choice in 75 was "50" - not a great beer by todays standard but still much better than Bud. It was a big hit in the USA when the motor home went south.. here's another photo from 75 whistler not a great one but you can see some people actually bothered to watchimg386.jpg.    

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I don't recognize anyone, but I was at the Slush Cup in 1975 (as advertised on the car) and it was the biggest drunken, stoned out brawl I've ever seen. The original object of the event was to ski across the pond without falling in.  That had completely gone away and if anyone made it all the way across they were plastered with snowballs by the crowd.  It was a super warm, sunny day with lots of snow (July 4) and drunken hordes.  There was a jump into the pond where people were doing acrobatics (flips mostly) and splashing down into water, sometimes head first, with hunks of snow and ice floating around in it.  I imagine that the "contestants" were well numbed before they went in.  It was a remarkable party, but it doesn't (and didn't) surprise me when the Forest Service and the State Patrol shut it down for good only a few years later. -Posaune

Interesting!

Animal House of the Slush Cups.

 

I like this film that comes on after that other one. It's probably been played here. Vail mostly:

 

kebabsoup                                                                                                     http://youtu.be/j3q4hRBKGKE

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