More Spademan minutia This doesn't seem like a particularly well thought-out accessory.
Spademan Boot Plate Adapter 1975 1976
Here are some of the plates out of the Black Hole!
Spademan Rental Plates. The Top Plate was one of the first Experimental Plates.
Looks familiar ? A Cut Down and milled Americana!
Earlier model Moog.
Americana Plate binding. Used by K2 Demo Team.
I loved that ski. I was in Sun Valley in the spring of 76 and I broke my K2 4's. So I demoed these and the Hexcel comps. The XR2 blew the comps away and was actually durable.
They had two race skis, both designed by Permin Zerbriggin. They are great skis, very stable at all speeds to about 60 mph and a bit more but also very quick edge to edge. They gripped on ice like crampons, but were very good on all snow too. I had 3 or 4 pairs, they were priced similarly to Solomon and other skis. Damn they were good.
Thanks for the photo's.
The boots I got from TP were totally custom (more hand formed materials than original) as were the liners which were hand made. It would be really hard to say what he really had on his feet just from a photo.
Like: It was good in both [all] conditions....hard and soft....perfect. A veritable OSQ
At the time there was also the Strato, a good ski to own then, and stiff competition for Dynamic.
Just came across this thread, some wonderful vintage photos and information. Curious if anyone ever skied on the Scorpion ski that was "popular" (?) during the 80's. At least at our ski area we had maybe 40 pairs with Spademan bindings mounted on them. They would be the last skis we would send out when the rental shop got hit hard on a Sat or Sun. I always enjoyed skiing on them. As I recall when the Scorpion rep came to the mountain he did a demonstration out on the beginner hill and got lot's of the public trying them out etc. Our rental shop ended up buying 50 pairs. Always wished I'd kept a pair when they got thrown out. Anyone here got any photos of them? I found one pair on Ebay selling for $38.00
Ski Magazine December 1972 Test of "high-performance, $190-plus skis".
* I've found it very difficult to find info on one my all-time favorite skis, Atomic Atomic. It's reviewed here!
1972 Atomic Atomic
1972 Dynamic 70
1972 Dynamic VR17
1972 Fischer Competition
1972 Graves GS Competition
1972 Hawk HKE
1972 Kastle CPM Grand Luxe
1972 Rossignol GT
1972 Rossignol ST 650
1972 Spalding Formidable
1972 Volkl Zebra Exclusiv
And one of my all time favorites, the Rossignol ST 650
CJE911, thanks for posting that article. Spalding Formidable was one of my favorite skis ever; it was fun to see the test results and compare it to memory.
It was one hell of a ski, that did not get the love it deserved in its' day. As good an honest all mountain ski as any from my background.
After clearing a few cobwebs from my feeble memory, I realized I was out of HS when I got those. Still had leather boots in HS...