How 'bout that. Learn something every day, didn't know Lange used to be based in Iowa. Great news clipping!
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More Retro memories???? - Page 164post #4891 of 791811/16/12 at 11:40am
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Hey, If you are still looking for Spademan plates try contacting Jim Caruso (Caruso Construction) of Barre, MA. He used to run Pine Ridge and there were a lot of plates around. I am not sure if he got rid of them yet since they closed 4 years ago. He had rental plates, bindings, plates that attached to boots and GLM rental skis last I knew...not sure what he did with them as they were not in use the last year he was open.post #4893 of 791811/19/12 at 3:43pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by teachskiljp
Hey, If you are still looking for Spademan plates try contacting Jim Caruso (Caruso Construction) of Barre, MA. He used to run Pine Ridge and there were a lot of plates around. I am not sure if he got rid of them yet since they closed 4 years ago. He had rental plates, bindings, plates that attached to boots and GLM rental skis last I knew...not sure what he did with them as they were not in use the last year he was open.
Thanks for the info. I have sent Jim an email.
Hoping for the mother load!post #4894 of 791811/19/12 at 4:53pmpost #4895 of 791811/19/12 at 4:55pmThread Starterpost #4896 of 791811/19/12 at 7:26pmpost #4897 of 791811/19/12 at 10:57pmpost #4898 of 791811/20/12 at 11:38ampost #4899 of 791811/20/12 at 12:03pmThread Starterpost #4900 of 791811/20/12 at 1:13pmpost #4901 of 791811/20/12 at 2:09pm
I have a pair of skis that are awaiting a pair of spademans. If Jim comes through with the motherload, I'd like to get a set of bindings, plates and rental plates (although 2 sets of rental plates sounds necessary. ;-))post #4902 of 791811/20/12 at 2:23pmpost #4903 of 791811/21/12 at 7:01amThread Starterpost #4904 of 791811/21/12 at 9:27ampost #4905 of 791811/21/12 at 12:23pm
From the September 1983 issue of SKIING:SPADEMAN - At least two models of this new boot brand have been scheduled for introduction this season. The design involves a tilting footbed that automatically increases the boot's grip on the foot during the critical phases of the turn. The two models are the Series 900 ($290) and the Series 700 ($240).
and from SKI September 1982:SPADEMAN - Dynamic fit footbedThe new Spademan boots work with any ski binding, in addition to the Spademan. The 900 ($290) high-performance model, 700 ($240) sport model and 600 ($180) recreational boot feature a "dynamic fit" footbed that rocks upward as the boot flexes forward, tightening the fit over the instep for better edging precision in carved turns. All three are rear-entry models with a single buckle controlling fit and closure. They're also available with the Spademan binding plate built in, as part of Spademan's integrated boot/binding system (See page 99).
and how about page 99 as well:post #4906 of 791811/21/12 at 1:56pm
1972 French Ski Team Sweater. I have used it everyday on skis since I got it in 1972. It is an incredibly well made garment and I wear it with pride. It makes me feel a bit like Jean Noel Augert when I have it on.post #4907 of 791811/22/12 at 4:05pmQuote:
The first picture of the black Spademan 900 isn't that clear, but mine looks like this version, in grey, with a higher rear cuff. a 770 model, perhaps? No model numbers or sizing to be found.
The liner is like a Hanson to get into, i.e. it is a struggle to slide into the molded neoprene without the required toxic silicone spray.
It feels like it would ski like any other crappy '80's rear entry, Except the ones that Scot Schmidt made work, somehow.
I like the marketing on the sole: Integrator Dynamic Fitting System. Dynamic ski company cross-marketing/licensing? Or was it just 'dynamic', an early version of 'extreme'?
Was there a plate or add-on for the shin of the boot at those slots, in order to change fit/stiffness?post #4908 of 791811/22/12 at 5:34pm
first, very cool SPADEMAN boots. I belive the "dynamic fitting system" on the sole of teh boot refers to the moving insole that is attached to the cuff. I do not believe it is refering to the DYNAMIC ski brand.
second, I had a bit of a retro day at ALTA today. I started off with hart JAVELIN Ti (190) reproduction ski from the late 90's. they skied great. rock solid while on edge at high speed and they have a pleasing arc as they carve. very damp. I have no complaints for this ski. Befor the day was out I had to take a few runs on some DYNASTAR COURSE Slalom (195) with the "chicken hearts" It took a couple of runs to relearn how to turn these skis but once I did I really liked them. very quick and very stiff in the tips. they were not a lot of fun in junky snow. they held very well on very hardpacked man made snow what we call "ice" here in Utah. I definatly had to keep on my toes with these. it took a concious effort to pressure the front half of the ski to iniate the turns and if I got on the tails they just wouldn't turn. these were not tip and turn like a modern shaped ski. while these skis were fun, I prefere the COURSE HP version. they are bit softer in thhe tips and could handle the crud and powder.
sorry I have no pics of today(too busy keeping up with my 6 yo son who discoverd his tuck and really likes carving at speed. here are a couple of pics from when they were aquired. also I swapped the 747 equipes from the rossis onto the DYNASTARs.
hart JAVELIN ti (1999?) reproduction/vintage topsheet.
DYNASTAR COURSE Slalom with red dampening/bubble/chicken heartspost #4909 of 791811/23/12 at 9:13ampost #4910 of 791811/24/12 at 8:04amThread Starterpost #4911 of 791811/24/12 at 5:23pmpost #4912 of 791811/24/12 at 5:34pm
I got a pair of those in late 1982 from my ski school director, a K2 rep. I'm actually wearing them in that avatar photo above. I skied them everywhere from late 82 all he way the late 90s. I has some 710 FOs too, but they just weren't as stable at higher speeds. The 710s were OK in the bumps and crowds though..post #4913 of 791811/24/12 at 5:41pmpost #4914 of 791811/24/12 at 6:19pmpost #4915 of 791811/25/12 at 11:06amQuote:
Authier Surf w/ Tyrolia 360's, early 80's. They belonged to my dad.post #4916 of 791811/25/12 at 11:09ampost #4917 of 791811/25/12 at 11:25ampost #4918 of 791811/27/12 at 11:06am
SKI Magazine September 1982.
We sold Authier for a year maybe 2 somewhere between 1989 and 1990. I can't remember which models we had but I do remember we marketed them as "doctor/lawyer" skis.post #4919 of 791811/27/12 at 11:51am
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