Hey @da-cat I didn't notice that you are in Charlotte! We need to hook up and ski Blowing Rock/Boone a day next season. Can probably get @Old Boot and @lady_Salina to meet up there as well. Retro skis optional.
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More Retro memories???? - Page 257post #7681 of 79184/16/16 at 7:20am
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #7682 of 79184/16/16 at 7:23am
Wouldn't surprise me, but it looks like Daleboot bought or copied the patents to Hanson liners. They look VERY similar.. probably been long enough for them to be fair game to copy though..post #7683 of 79184/16/16 at 10:31amQuote:Quote:
These skis must be pretty old. The binding set up is very much like what I had on the Head Competition Downhill that I purchased in 1964. The color appears to be very similar to the Rossignol Strato.post #7684 of 79184/16/16 at 10:48amQuote:One of the NC resorts has a Retro Weekend- lets do it!!
Might have to break out my K2 Gyrator Snowboard too!post #7685 of 79184/16/16 at 1:03pmQuote:I did a little research on these.
The binding set-up had been around long before the skis. These skis match an article from a 1970 ski magazine on Google books.
Atomic is the model and this is the debut of the name.
Skis are actually Rohrmoser of Austria Alu-glas construction and received high marks as an expert ski.
If you zoom in the color is a tad more red than the similar Rossi Strato.
Nice piece of history on the market!post #7686 of 79184/16/16 at 1:53pm
In my basement is a pair of red Atomic ARC Team Bionic RS that date from the middle 1980's that state on the ski that they were made in Austria by A. Rohrmoser. Before this the ARC was white. They also hummed when skied flat.post #7687 of 79184/16/16 at 4:10pmQuote:Who?Originally Posted by mtcyclistQuote:Originally Posted by Stranger
Skied the Hanson Experimentals for part of 1 season in the day (the black ones with all the assundry stuff hung on them, looked like something Darth Vader would have worn) they were awful. They were given to me so nothing invested but foot pain.
Drilled holes in them, filled them with dirt and raised the cutest little plants in them. They were much better for that. Back to Nordicas.
It seemed like Hanson would elevate your heel but not have any ankle flex built into them, a great way to enhance your backseat driving experience.
Guess who's behind Apex boots?post #7688 of 79184/16/16 at 4:11pmpost #7689 of 79184/16/16 at 4:18pm
You had to get those red Atomics up to speed just to turn them but at speed they really did perform on firm snow--not so good on unpacked. However, the red Atomics did not hum. Only the white ones.post #7690 of 79184/16/16 at 5:20pmQuote:
That's true of all straight race skis when you step back in to them after being spoiled by shaped skis hahahaha..post #7691 of 79184/16/16 at 7:11pm
I'm sorry, but I didn't step back into them. I bought them new and skied on them as my primary skis. Shaped skis had not been invented. When shaped skis first were offered, I was skiing on Rossignol 7XK, a GS ski. At a free demo day at Mt. Bachelor, I tried five pair of shaped skis and none of them were as good for me as the 7XK. Unfortunately, the Rossignol foam core gave out prematurely and I was forced into shaped skis. I got Dynastar SF Speed GS in 198. They were so nice that I never looked back.post #7692 of 79184/16/16 at 7:40pm
Denny Hanson A true innovator .....and the designer of the now iconic Hanson line
I have worn the same 1982 Hanson Cobras since new- 34 Seasons - at least 25 days per season, and as many as 70
So guessing an average of 40 days per season, it looks like 1360 days in the same boots.... The cloth liners are still in nice shape,
The flow pacs just finally let go this past two seasons as I started really cranking the boots tighter and tighter,
Since I am now skiing Atomic FIS SL's as my daily ride...
I finally broke a strap last year, and had to flea-bay a pair of boots to canabalize for parts....
I have tried at least 8 different boots over the years, including the Apex boot when it first came out, most recently, Atomic Redster Pro 120's
No Joy.... Still in the Cobras ! Just switched to Head World Cup Rebel FIS SL RD's late this season
The 1982 Hansons have truly seen it all !
This upcoming season I am planning a retro SL set-up:
1971 Hart Comps with a set of New Old Stock Salomon. 505's. - Same set-up I had in High School
Rock On !post #7693 of 79184/17/16 at 11:10amQuote:post #7694 of 79184/17/16 at 2:04pmpost #7695 of 79184/17/16 at 8:21pmpost #7696 of 79184/17/16 at 8:44pmpost #7697 of 79184/17/16 at 9:11pmQuote:
That would have been about right. I had a pair of 167's... I was 8 or 9.post #7698 of 79184/18/16 at 5:11amQuote:
Never saw a pair up close, but got to wonder if a person would boot out before getting the ski tipped enough to actually engage the 2nd edge. How much higher was it?post #7699 of 79184/18/16 at 8:05amQuote:Originally Posted by crgildart
Never saw a pair up close, but got to wonder if a person would boot out before getting the ski tipped enough to actually engage the 2nd edge. How much higher was it?
Right where the normal sidewall starts, for about the middle third of the ski. Figure 3.5mm or thereabouts.
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Somebody on this thread knows the answer...
What was the name brand of the topskin wrap sold in the '80s?
It came rolled up in a white tub.
There is a short section of it on the tail of the left ski in this picture.post #7702 of 79184/21/16 at 8:48pmQuote:
Ski Saverpost #7703 of 79184/21/16 at 8:51pmpost #7704 of 79184/22/16 at 8:10am
I acquired a pair K2 UVOs that have that stuff on it. I'm deciding whether to leave it on (keep 'em original) or remove it (uncover the 'original'). I'm leaning to the former as the edges of the topsheet are pretty dinged so the contrast with the protected topsheet might look bad. Thoughts?post #7705 of 79184/22/16 at 11:03am
^I'd be tempted to remove and clean, the dirty scabs of adhesive are - somewhat unsightly.
Not sure this is within the spirit of 'keeping it original' but 8mil 3inch helicopter tape is pretty close to Ski Savers:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O6BQMG/ref=s9_dcbhz_bw_d0_g263_i1_shpost #7706 of 79184/22/16 at 12:01pmpost #7707 of 79184/22/16 at 12:08pmpost #7708 of 79184/22/16 at 1:09pmpost #7709 of 79184/22/16 at 1:22pm
I've removed ski saver in the past with a scraper.. If you are careful to keep the scraper blade flat and at a very low angle of attack it can be done with minimal additional damage to the ski.If you're not sure, a plastic scraper sharpened periodically during the process can also get the tape up.. Takes WAY longer and a lot more effort. It depends on how perfect you need the results to be, After all, we're talking about a pair of skis that already has 10,000 scratches, 10,050 doesn't seem like a big deal if it can be done two hours quicker than a better method keeping it closer to 10,010 scratches.
Trying to roll it up around a tube or screwdriver blade will work only so much as there aren't lots of cuts through the tape. If there are lots of cuts it won't come up in large pieces and just rips and runs off the edges.post #7710 of 79184/22/16 at 1:40pm
Use a hair drier or heat gun on low heat to soften the glue and the tape should lift off easy and the GOO Gone for the clean up.
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