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post #931 of 7930

Phil reminds me of Mike Hattrup from the 80s movie from Greg Stump "The Maltese Flamingo". I keep expecting to see Scott Kennett and Zudnick grinding through the bumps right along side Phil. Now I too am inspired to dig up some late 80s/early 90s day-glow photos of myself when I get home from work tonight.

 

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

 

Phil reminds me of Mike Hattrup from the 80s movie from Greg Stump "The Maltese Flamingo". I keep expecting to see Scott Kennett and Zudnick grinding through the bumps right along side Phil. Now I too am inspired to dig up some 80s day-glow photos of myself when I get home from work tonight.

OMG, Midwest pete you have to read this thread!!!

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/43769/went-old-school-last-night-the-maltese-flamingo/0

 

 

To give you a sneak peek, here is his OP

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

Early Greg Stump from 86. Set up of choice in the film..K2 Slalom 77, Salomon 747 and Salomon SX91E's...Even Glen Plake was sporting this set up. SOS? You want to see SOS? You could see pretty much my whole wardrobe in this movie . The bump style is so different that what we do now and you get to see some Ballet. This movie has everything. A must view for all ski nuts.
post #933 of 7930

I knew it!! Phil even looks a little like Hattrup.

 

Believe me, I loved that movie when it came out too. It was so different from the Warren Miller movies I had been buying up to that point (although I still like Warren Miller as well).

 

I remember seeing a small ad in one of my magazines for the video (I don't think it even had a photo), and I knew I had to get it.

post #934 of 7930

 

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What ski/binding combo are you enjoying here Phil? Snow looks great too.......

Dynastar Couse SL LTD 203 w/ Tyrolia RFF14 and Raichle Flexon Comps VIP

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How did those Nava things work? What was holding the boot in place in the front? The brand still exists, BTW, they sell skis here in Italy.

 

http://www.navaski.com/

I had a pair last year, there is some video floating around of a Gear Review/MA

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The door has been thrown open for retro "wear" so I guess I'm gonna have to fire up the scanner and upload some pics.  I gotta say though, I don't think I went quite so '80s neon over-the-top as Phil here .


Few did. 

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

 

Phil reminds me of Mike Hattrup from the 80s movie from Greg Stump "The Maltese Flamingo". I keep expecting to see Scott Kennett and Zudnick grinding through the bumps right along side Phil. Now I too am inspired to dig up some late 80s/early 90s day-glow photos of myself when I get home from work tonight.

 

I have the Flamingo with me, we can have a showing at ESA Big Sky! 

post #935 of 7930

 

My day-glow years. I think the intensity of my pants washed out the photos.

 

Left (Alta), and Right (Steamboat). I remember I took the Alta trip alone -- must have been the pants.

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My day-glow years. I think the intensity of my pants washed out the photos.

 

Left (Alta), and Right (Steamboat). I remember I took the Alta trip alone -- must have been the pants.

Pre M6, One of the Head produced skis. 

post #937 of 7930

Sorry to say but I purchased that ski purely for the topsheet. I was mesmerized by it's bright, saturated color. It ended up being a pretty good ski though...plus it pulled out the neon pink in my Smith goggles!

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Sorry to say but I purchased that ski purely for the topsheet. I was mesmerized by it's bright, saturated color. It ended up being a pretty good ski though...plus it pulled out the neon pink in my Smith goggles!

PErsonally, I preferred the M5 and other Pre skis that were produced out of the K2 factory, but I was skiing in the east, I could understand why you liked the Gee-essiness of the M6. 

post #939 of 7930

This thread has got me thinking about brands.  Does anyone out there still look askance at certain brands b/c they were historically known for one type of product. Example, Ive ski'd and enjoyed the Solomon gun, but could never purchase a soly ski because to me, they are a binding company.  Same with nordica, to my jaded eyes, they are a boot manufacturer not a ski company.

 

Honestly I know this is BS but the retro thing brings certain things back and I guess not all of them are logical. Maybe its just a longing for a time when skiing was a little simplier or everything was not so "mass marketed" "vertically integrated" or "multi national"....or maybe im just getting old...

post #940 of 7930

kbuzz, you have no idea how right on you are.  I've been away from skiing since the early 80's and now that I am engaging the sport again, I am right in line with your thinking.  When I visit a ski shop and see Nordica and Salomon selling integrated products I just cringe!  I had trouble coping when Salomon started making boots way back when and now they sell the whole shebang... unbelieveable!  But, it shows the power of branding and how it is used to alter our vision, cloud our minds (conspiracy...?) and capture our loyalities (and yes, dollars).  Those of us who share your mindset are not old, just a different breed...  I'm the guy who wants to see a hot iron sitting on the shop table smokin from the wax, not a darn wax machine constantly turning up melted wax.  I want to see files, vices and brushes, not a screaming, base grinding, Montana machine eating away at my sticks.  I want to walk into a ski shop and and have my senses overwhelmed by the smell of hot wax and burning P-tex not brands x,y and z vying for my attention.  I want to reach down and hook up my saftey straps...but, c'est la vie... this is 2009, not 1979....  My son thinks I am nuts...maybe I am... damnit!

post #941 of 7930
Thread Starter 

It CAN still be 1979 if you want it to be.....at least gear wise

post #942 of 7930

I agree, it bothers me when I see a set up like Nordica skis with Rossignol bindings and Salomon boots 

post #943 of 7930

Hey, I would like to see what everyone looks like in their 70s or 80s gear. I've seen Phil and Rossi Smash (always retro).

 

Fire up the scanner!

 

thanks!


Edited by MidwestPete - 3/26/2009 at 01:31 pm
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

 

Hey, I would like to see what everyone looks like in their 70s or 80s gear. I've seen Phil and Rossi Smash (always retro).

 

Fire up the scanner!

 

thanks!

Rossi wasn't in retro clothes...those are his current garb. 

post #945 of 7930

Living and skiing in the Midwest quite a bit I see a lot of guys skiing with retro gear, but they are usually wearing Carharts and seed corn logo caps!   

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

 

Hey, I would like to see what everyone looks like in their 70s or 80s gear. I've seen Phil and Rossi Smash (always retro).

 

Fire up the scanner!

 

thanks!


Edited by MidwestPete - 3/26/2009 at 01:31 pm

 

This was from last Saturday's Gaper Day, although the gear was strictly circa 1986.

 

The 1986 Atomic ARC SL skis with Marker MR racing bindings:

 

 

Sadly, or after many PBRs, proudly the 1986 Descente racing suit.  Yes, those are vintage Dachstein V4 racing boots. 

 

If you see this guy coming at you, run.

 


Edited by Johnny Style - 3/26/2009 at 05:57 pm
post #947 of 7930

Sad to say, but we even made Skier magazine (great Cnd. publication, available sporadically in the U.S.) for our retro day, a couple of years ago.  As you can see, we trend towards one-piece suits, rather than just neon.  The size of the belt buckle is key.

 

post #948 of 7930

CANEXAS should appreciate seeing that you are tuning your skis by hand and not with any of those dang modern machines.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Johnny Style View Post

 

 

 

This was from last Saturday's Gaper Day, although the gear was strictly circa 1986.

 

The 1986 Atomic ARC SL skis with Marker MR racing bindings:

 

 

Sadly, or after many PBRs, proudly the 1986 Descente racing suit.  Yes, those are vintage Dachstein V4 racing boots. 

 


 

post #949 of 7930

a workbench like that makes me a happy guy...

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Originally Posted by Snowdogskier View Post

 

Sad to say, but we even made Skier magazine (great Cnd. publication, available sporadically in the U.S.) for our retro day, a couple of years ago.  As you can see, we trend towards one-piece suits, rather than just neon.  The size of the belt buckle is key.

 

 

 

I hope you purchased a matching bula headband (with the fleecey inner band) to go with the one-piece. Some neon gauntlet type gloves would complete the outfit.
 

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Originally Posted by Johnny Style View Post

 

 

 

This was from last Saturday's Gaper Day, although the gear was strictly circa 1986.

 

Sadly, or after many PBRs, proudly the 1986 Descente racing suit.  Yes, those are vintage Dachstein V4 racing boots. 

 

If you see this guy coming at you, run.


 

This photo didn't show up the first time I looked at your posting. Dude - you rock! Do you have a waterproof yellow Sony Walkman casette player under your vest? I used to ski with one back then -- it was a pain when your rock'n song stopped in the middle of your run and you had to stop and flip the tape.

post #952 of 7930

 

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This photo didn't show up the first time I looked at your posting. Dude - you rock! Do you have a waterproof yellow Sony Walkman casette player under your vest? I used to ski with one back then -- it was a pain when your rock'n song stopped in the middle of your run and you had to stop and flip the tape.

 

I'm just waiting for that 1986 Ski buyers guide scan to show up in this thread.  It covers my whole outfit. 

 

If I remember correctly there was another Atomic SL ski called the HV3SL that was the Mark Giardelli (sp?) signature model ski.  I was rocking the SL3CUT model. 

 

Sorry, no Walkman, just PBRs under the vest last Saturday.  Heck it was cold (20 degrees) for late March in PA. 

post #953 of 7930


 

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Originally Posted by Johnny Style View Post

 

 

 

I'm just waiting for that 1986 Ski buyers guide scan to show up in this thread.  It covers my whole outfit. I will have to scan sometime this evening after work. 

 

If I remember correctly there was another Atomic SL ski called the HV3SL that was the Mark Giardelli (sp?) signature model ski.  I was rocking the SL3CUT model. 

 

Sorry, no Walkman, just PBRs under the vest last Saturday.  Heck it was cold (20 degrees) for late March in PA. 


 

post #954 of 7930

How 'bout these graphics? Kind of charming. And yet...................The Business!!!!

post #955 of 7930
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

 

Rossi wasn't in retro clothes...those are his current garb. 

 

Which brings up the question, if you're still using stuff regularly from the 80's is it still RETRO?

As Phil said, my woolies and pullover are still my NORMAL ski gear not something that comes out of the closet for a special occasion.

post #956 of 7930

I wore plain old black stretch pants last Saturday.  They are practically brand new (I mean only used about three times as I got them on SkiBay from someone that never used them).  They are still good ski pants IM

post #957 of 7930

 

 

 

 

Johnny Style's Atomic ARCs in the SKI 86 BUYER'S GUIDE.

 

I don't remember that "CHAMELEON" ski third from the left...

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While searching for Johnny Style's Atomics in SKI Magazines '86 Buyer's Guide I came across this interesting article on Lange.


Edited by MidwestPete - 3/27/2009 at 04:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Johnny Style View Post

 

 

 

I'm just waiting for that 1986 Ski buyers guide scan to show up in this thread.  It covers my whole outfit. 

 

If I remember correctly there was another Atomic SL ski called the HV3SL that was the Mark Giardelli (sp?) signature model ski.  I was rocking the SL3CUT model. 

 

Sorry, no Walkman, just PBRs under the vest last Saturday.  Heck it was cold (20 degrees) for late March in PA. 


 

I think this is the Atomic Girardelli model you were speaking of...

 

SKI December 1986

 

 

 


Edited by MidwestPete - 3/27/2009 at 04:32 am
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DIN 4-S? 

 

I don't remember "S" other than prior to Skier Type I,II,III it was L, A, S.

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