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post #61 of 102

Scott Superhots, which I had to ski for 3 years since I had begged my parents to buy them for me. Caused me so much shin pain that I finally replaced them with a pair of Dolomite Knee high boots.

 

Smartened up for a while, but then I bought 2 season passes to Mountain Creek. Don't know wtf I was thinking when I bought the second one.

 

 

post #62 of 102
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post

 

Scott Superhots, which I had to ski for 3 years since I had begged my parents to buy them for me. Caused me so much shin pain that I finally replaced them with a pair of Dolomite Knee high boots.

 

 

 

Sorry, but Superhots were about the coolest boot you could have had at that time. Dolomite Kneehighs? Dolomite "Secret Weapons"..had 'em too, Polaris's were better  

post #63 of 102
Thread Starter 

I was up at my hill on Sunday. Beautiful sunny day, windy though, with a fair amount of people. Tram to the top closed, offpiste lower down no good, though perfectly good onpiste. Skied until about noon with my friend, at which point I looked at him and said, "if skiing were always like this, I think I'd find another sport." That's pretty much my feeling about someplace like Mtn Creek.

post #64 of 102
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Sorry, but Superhots were about the coolest boot you could have had at that time. Dolomite r  


 

That's whyI bought them...perfect match for my Olin MK IV Comps.

post #65 of 102

It was long before they came out with electronic passes.

 

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They can be useful for electronic lift passes.


 

post #66 of 102

 

So, what was so lame about the Ski Tote?

Isn't there a new version that works pretty well?

 

btw, that one belongs to Trekchick.  She won it in a raffle.

 

 

post #67 of 102
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Really? how about buying boots with out being fit and buying ski's without demoing. I don't even want to talk about the other lame stuff I have done.


 

You're correct about the demo first. I didn;t do that years ago with the Atomic Racecarve 9:20's and found one of the worst skis of all time.

 

Thanksfully I traded with a buddy who was renting and found out early about some mid-range Blizzards that were the most lifeless things I'd ever been on..

 

Then how many pairs of Salomon Pilots were out there on the feet of unsuspecting non-demo-ers some years back.

 

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Allsop bindings on Hexcell sks.

 

Top that!

 

Michael

Raichle RedHots with Market bindings, circa 1970 (?). The combo was so bad, they'd release on the lift.
 

post #68 of 102
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

 

 

So, what was so lame about the Ski Tote?

Isn't there a new version that works pretty well?

 

btw, that one belongs to Trekchick.  She won it in a raffle.

 

 

Much more to the story that just that. If the "search" worked... we could find the story and pictures that went with it. 

post #69 of 102
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

 

 

So, what was so lame about the Ski Tote?

Isn't there a new version that works pretty well?

 

btw, that one belongs to Trekchick.  She won it in a raffle.

 

 

 

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Much more to the story that just that. If the "search" worked... we could find the story and pictures that went with it. 

In brief, it was Phil who won it in the raffle.

I hosted the pictures

It was auctioned off as a piece of EpicSki history

Anitsuperego is the proud owner of this beautiful piece.

 

post #70 of 102

Okay, well, I was gifted a truly lame trail map holder that attached (poorly) to your ski pole and required special map-cartridges that pulled out like roll-up shades.  Just downright dumb on so many levels...

 

My family also had about 3 Ski Totes, two pairs of skis with the anti-tip-cross doohickeys, several rolls of topskin tape, and a ton of other ultra-lame paraphenalia that I have mentally blocked out due to the memories thereof being just too embarasing...  Thumb-mounted goggle squeegees, anyone???

 

-Gian

post #71 of 102

Well, I guess I was wrong about the Ski Tote being Trekchicks! it belongs to Phil.

 

So what exactly is wrong with the Ski Tote?

Shouldn't those Boot Carriers go in there too?

 

As for buying skis without demoing - I'm not accepting that as lame.

Maybe the skis you bought without demoing were lame but it's completely possible to buy a ski without demoing and hit a home run. Why else do we have reviews? 

 

 


Edited by Tog - 2/18/2009 at 09:31 pm
post #72 of 102
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Originally Posted by PukeSno View Post

 

Really? how about buying boots with out being fit and buying ski's without demoing. I don't even want to talk about the other lame stuff I have done.


 

 

 

 

As for buying skis without demoing - I'm not accepting that as lame.

Maybe the skis you bought without demoing were lame but it's completely possible to buy a ski without demoing and hit a home run. Why else do we have reviews? 

 

 


Edited by Tog - 2/18/2009 at 09:31 pm

I seen reviews of all mountain skis posted by people who've barely been off groomers, and only ski marginal least coast resorts taken seriously
 

I've seen reviews liisting DV as the #1 resort in America

 

I've seen reviews where K2 Recons got gold medals.

 

I've seen the Renault Alliance get Car of the Year.

 

Take reviews for what you pay for them.

 

Can you get a decent ski without demoing - yes. Can you buy a pice of crap the same way - yup. How to minimize the potential for a POC - Demo. Not rocket science.

post #73 of 102
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 I seen reviews of all mountain skis posted by people who've barely been off groomers, and only ski marginal least coast resorts taken seriously
 

I've seen reviews liisting DV as the #1 resort in America

 

I've seen reviews where K2 Recons got gold medals.

 

I've seen the Renault Alliance get Car of the Year.

 

Take reviews for what you pay for them.

 

Can you get a decent ski without demoing - yes. Can you buy a pice of crap the same way - yup. How to minimize the potential for a POC - Demo. Not rocket science.

Well, now Motor Trend admitted it was wrong for giving 'Car of the Year' to all sorts of vehicles!

 

So obviously one has to take into account the reviewer for the review.  As for demoing, excepting skis only meant for soft snow or 3-D snow, the tune can so greatly affect the demo as to make it totally skewed.  Sometimes also it's the binding position that is off.  So Demoing also has issues.

 

The biggest issue in demoing is probably the small manufacturers because it's difficult to find the skis.  It's doubly difficult because you are unlikely to get an unbiased review.  If it's bad you probably won't hear about it.

post #74 of 102

Where do I start?  Parablocks,  jet sticks?   Rosemont boots?  Scott boots?  Spademan's,  Burts?

post #75 of 102
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Where do I start?  Parablocks,  jet sticks?   Rosemont boots?  Scott boots?  Spademan's,  Burts?

 

Surely you meant to post this in Phil's "Coolest things I ever bought" thread. Well at least the Rosemount boots and the Spademan bindings. Both of these were engineering marvels of there time. Perhaps the mainstream consumer at the time was just not ready

post #76 of 102

Hot Heads. It was the wrong ski for nearly everything I wanted to do at the time.

post #77 of 102
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

 

In brief, it was Phil who won it in the raffle.

I hosted the pictures

It was auctioned off as a piece of EpicSki history

Anitsuperego is the proud owner of this beautiful piece.

 

Not the whole truth. The (this part of) raffle was fixed. All in good fun. It IS a big part of Epic history.

post #78 of 102
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Where do I start?  Parablocks,  jet sticks?   Rosemont boots?  Scott boots?  Spademan's,  Burts?


 

Jet sticks - wow, those bring back memories.

post #79 of 102

The lamest piece of ski gear I ever owned were my Salomon SX 91 queer entry ski boots.  Luckily I never had a bunch of money, because I remember coveting Olin mark IV Comps and Hanson Boots.  The lamest thing I've ever seen are the butt shocks that attach to your ass and the back of the ski.  I hadn't seen them for many years and several weeks ago a pair of tourists followed my wife and me into a line they didn't belong on.  They were really annoying in they way they were obviously following us.  When we stopped, they stopped.  In the end the butt shocks didn't help them. 

post #80 of 102

A shiny one piece ski suit by Descente. It was a patchwork of red and green. With yellow knee pads, if I recall. Cost @ $600. A friend said I looked just like a Christmas tree. I stopped wearing it about then. 

post #81 of 102

Purdy white girly boots (rear-entry) with pink trim.  

 

WHAT was I thinking?!?!?!?!? 

post #82 of 102
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Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961 View Post

 

Purdy white girly boots (rear-entry) with pink trim.  

 

WHAT was I thinking?!?!?!?!? 

 

post #83 of 102
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

 
 

Raichle RedHots with Market bindings, circa 1970 (?). The combo was so bad, they'd release on the lift.
 


 

Plenty of bad gear in the seventies. I also had the Raicle RedHots. The shell was split and hinged down the center of the boot sole. The shell would open wide if the boot was unbuckled. After opening the boot, the user could walk around in the silver lace-up liners. The liners had rubber soles!

 

Michael

post #84 of 102
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The lamest piece of ski gear I ever owned were my Salomon SX 91 queer entry ski boots.  Luckily I never had a bunch of money, because I remember coveting Olin mark IV Comps and Hanson Boots.

Didn't scott schmidt wear SX91's in 'Blizzard of Ahhs'?

post #85 of 102
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Didn't scott schmidt wear SX91's in 'Blizzard of Ahhs'?

 

Maybe, but I doubt he bought them

post #86 of 102

I think I already saw them in here somewhere, but the Salomon Streetracer 10.  God, what an awful POS ski.    That was the last Salomon ski I'll ever buy. 

post #87 of 102

I owned a Ski Tote.  But the lamest piece of gear I bought was a pair of poles that had "shock absorbers" built into them.  The handles floated on a spring to absorb the "shock" of planting.  Problem was, they clicked.  Every pole plant - "Click".  Drove me nuts.  Used them for one day and left them on the rack at the ski hill.

 

I also owned SX92s and Hansens.  The Hansens would let water in and by the end of the day, you'd feel your feet squishing in the boot.

post #88 of 102

I found a $20 on the slopes of Wolf Creek once when I was 14.  Went straight down to the shop and bought a Koala Bear hat I had been eying.  Very, very lame.  But the lamest part about it?  Its eyes were bolted on, and when pressure was applied to them, they'd poke you right on the top of the head.  When my friends found this out, every time they got near me (say, in the lift line), they'd hit me on the koala eye.  Ouch!  Bastards...  In my stubbornness, I wore that ridiculous hat all season (and maybe the next one, too). 

 

I also owned a pair of Dynastar Coupe X9s - for an hour, when I broke those foam-core POS in half (I weighed 145lb at the time).  Lame.

 

 

post #89 of 102

Moved to Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas in the 70's. Wanted everyone to know I skied ( like they cared). I spent tuition money on a very bright blue thin thin thin coat that barely came to my waste. Worst coat I ever had. That coat and my white leather Salomon headband made a real statement on the KU campus......yesireee, quite a statement!!!!

post #90 of 102
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Surely you meant to post this in Phil's "Coolest things I ever bought" thread. Well at least the Rosemount boots and the Spademan bindings. Both of these were engineering marvels of there time. Perhaps the mainstream consumer at the time was just not ready

Burts?? Eng. marvel?? wasn't this the plate mounted binding that retracted into your head causing you a need for numerous stitches to the scalp???
 

Ya we called them "Burt regrettables"

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