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post #31 of 102
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post

 

When it was extremely cold one winter, I bought the only face warmer they had left in the shop at Hunter; it was plaid, not a solid color.

I never used it.

 Ack Laddy theer be nothin wrong with a wee bit a plaid ta kkeep ones face a wee bit wurrrmmm.

post #32 of 102

Ok I'll fess up Spademan bindings, anyone remember these?? ya mounted the plate to the bottom of your boot

post #33 of 102

I bought a book once based on the title and the rave reviews it was getting.

 

It was lame cause it turns out I'm not "Anyone".

post #34 of 102

Remember them? Have some..waiting for RossiSmash to chime in... 

post #35 of 102
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Originally Posted by Old Boot View Post

 

Ok I'll fess up Spademan bindings, anyone remember these?? ya mounted the plate to the bottom of your boot

 

Careful here Boot, you are treading on dangerous and sacred ground.  Rental shops loved them because they were interchangeable.  Novices hated them because they were very difficult to engage, especially with a half inch of ice stuck to the metal plate on the bottom of the boot.

 

However, they were the binding of choice for freedoggers especially because the lack of a toepiece made ballet skiing crossover moves much easier.  I didn't get any until the last generation step in model with brakes.

post #36 of 102

Everything I paid full price for, and, especially, ski jackets in the color du jour.

post #37 of 102

A shiny new ski bag, about a month ago.

It was good for skis up to 177cm.

My skis...183s

Bought it just before I went skiing. By the time I came back (using my old bag that's held together with duct tape) it was too late to take it back.

Doh!

 

CW

 

 

 

 

PS Anyone interested in buying a never-used ski bag. Suits skis up to 177cm.

 

post #38 of 102
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Originally Posted by jayhawkskier View Post

 

Day-glo.  'Nuff said.

 

Haha - I had a, "Just Say No to Day-Glo" shirt that I got at Steamboat in 80's. Amazing some people who wore day glo came up and asked what the shirt meant.

post #39 of 102

A group of about 4 of us started wearing helments 15-16 years ago in WV. People looked at us like we were CRAZY    . Not exactly Lame, But im sure they thought we were    . Just a little ahead of the curve  i guess.

post #40 of 102

Anybody remember Gopher skiwear in the 70's?  Pants and jackets made out of neoprene... incredibly warm and windproof, but zero breathability.  At the end of the day, every bit of sweat (and that's a lot by the end of the day) would be trapped in the suit.  Brutal... but they were popular for awhile.

post #41 of 102

Goode Composite Poles

 

Those were just plain stupid. 

post #42 of 102

Oh I had a ski tote and a boot tree back in the day.  But I didn't have the scott rear entry boots that everyone else did at teh time....  (was skiing/racing on caber azzurros)

post #43 of 102

Lamest thing ever bought?

 

Tele gear. 

 

Lame.

post #44 of 102

Anti-tip cross device that mounted on tips.  Worthless but some people didn't think so back then.  Really dating myself here.

post #45 of 102

Generic Jet Stix-like things that bolted to the back of my late 60's Lange Comps.

 

Incredibly lame, but I was cool.

post #46 of 102
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Originally Posted by skiCubad View Post

 

Anti-tip cross device that mounted on tips.  Worthless but some people didn't think so back then.  Really dating myself here.

Parablocks... worse.. I knew what they were. 

post #47 of 102
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Originally Posted by skiCubad View Post

 

Anti-tip cross device that mounted on tips.  Worthless but some people didn't think so back then.  Really dating myself here.


 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

Parablocks... worse.. I knew what they were. 

 

I almost bought a set of them in the Day-Glo era.
 

 

post #48 of 102
Thread Starter 

I had:

  • Parablocks
  • Boot tree
  • Neoprene ski pants.

 

Never had a Ski Tote, though.

post #49 of 102
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

 

I had:

  • Parablocks
  • Boot tree
  • Neoprene ski pants.

 

Never had a Ski Tote, though.

Had neoprene socks, never pants though. 

post #50 of 102

I bought a trail map holder that wrapped around your arm.  Tried to use it a few times, but it was pretty useless.

post #51 of 102
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Originally Posted by fischermh View Post

 

I bought a trail map holder that wrapped around your arm.  Tried to use it a few times, but it was pretty useless.


 

They can be useful for electronic lift passes.

post #52 of 102
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Worse skis ever! I didn't think they made skis this bad anymore.

Soloman Street Racer 10's.  Truly lame.

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 Rossi "composite" apparently

Ha! I bought the damn poles! Shop keeper talked me into with the can't be bent argument, problem is they're both bent now

 

and don't even get me started on streetracers! Bought the 8TX version second hand w/o demo, bad mistake! Tail of ski was way way too flexible, although they did look good

post #53 of 102

clear tape? check

ski tote? no, but something similar and probably worse

parablocks? no, but i wanted them (which may be even sadder)

knee-high Dolomite boots? check (but only skied in them one day)

cat-trax? check

 

post #54 of 102
Thread Starter 

Oh yeah, I had those knee high boots too! Man those sucked. I sold them to a friend for $35 and a bag of weed. I did.

post #55 of 102
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

 

Oh yeah, I had those knee high boots too! Man those sucked. I sold them to a friend for $35 and a bag of weed. I did.

I still have mine (boots not weed (thats all been smoked)), Some were worse that others, the Polaris and Flexon 6 were two of the better ones. 

post #56 of 102

In the late 1970's I bought those things that you stuck on your ski to prevent the tips from crossing.  I thought they looked cool when I saw a slalom racer with them.  Totally lame!

post #57 of 102

Parablocks.  They were meant to stop your skis from crossing, but if you did cross them then there was no way to uncross them.

post #58 of 102
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Originally Posted by Mogul View Post

 

Parablocks.  They were meant to stop your skis from crossing, but if you did cross them then there was no way to uncross them.

There was a model that was spring loaded that if you did cross, it was easy to un-cross... Don't ask me know I know/remember. 

post #59 of 102
Thread Starter 

I had those. The Ski Pilot model.

post #60 of 102

I now own three headsocks that all fail to fit me properly in exactly the same way. They always look like they should be fine in the store.

My neoprene facemask was definitely the best cheap buy I've made for skiing, but I have to resort to a headsock when it's blustery and I get that "line of cold" across my forehead, between my goggles and my helmet. And, all of mine suck.

I'm sure there's a better way to fix that line...plaster something on top of my goggles??

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