New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Take a Guess

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

jkl;das

 

 

I skied a little bit back in college and bought my first pair of skis, Fisher Superglass Combi.  In cleaning up some files I found the riginal receipt for these from 1971.  So, what do you think I paid for these??

 

The skis are pictured here with the original Gertsch bindings and Tomic poles (not Atomic - Mike Tomic was a friend of my older brother's)

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 10

$79.95

 

 

I think my first purchased pair in the early 80's cost something like $99 for the full set up.

post #3 of 10

Humm upper end 1971 gear?

 

Skis $80.00

Bindings $30.00

Poles $10.00

 

Grand total around $120 assuming the mount was free with purchase.

post #4 of 10

Skis- $170

Bindings- $55

Poles- $25

post #5 of 10

Oh gawd, I remember drooling over those bindings.  Luckily Marker came out with something like M4(?) so I never had the (dis)pleasure.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

The skis were $99.95.  I don't think that was with the bindings but I certainly can't remember much of yesterday let alone 1971 .  I would guess the poles were about $10 or so with my "connection" but I'm sure it was a cash deal with no receipt.

post #7 of 10

around that time, I went from Head Competition GS to the Fisher Superglass GS, same cosmetic but red,. I remember the first run on West Face with them thinking, OMG, these are so agile and easy compared to what I have been on before. It was the start of high performance skis that weren't too beastly.

post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by davluri View Post

 

around that time, I went from Head Competition GS to the Fisher Superglass GS, same cosmetic but red,. I remember the first run on West Face with them thinking, OMG, these are so agile and easy compared to what I have been on before. It was the start of high performance skis that weren't too beastly.

 

I had almost the same experience.  I got the Superglass with the red/white cosmetics in 1970/71 and on my first run I couldn't believe how smooth they were compared to my previous Hart's. 

 

If I remember correctly (which is always an issue at my age), the Superglass used a layer of actual rubber between the base and the core.  It made for a much more quiet, damp ride and I loved that.  That was one very sweet ski.

 

Nice find, Si.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I can see that my problem was I started skiing with these in college and then had a 20 year hiatus.  Without the before and after of many of you folks I don't know how much appreciation I had for the performance of these skis.  Knowing me, though, I'm sure I went through a lot of comparisons before choosing these skis.  I think the black Combi's were a bit softer than the Red model.  I'm sure it bothered me that I wasn't quite getting the top line/expert ski but either it was a great bargain in comparison (likely) or I was willing to admit that in my first year or so of skiing I wasn't an expert (less likely).

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

 

 

I had almost the same experience.  I got the Superglass with the red/white cosmetics in 1970/71 and on my first run I couldn't believe how smooth they were compared to my previous Hart's. 

 

If I remember correctly (which is always an issue at my age), the Superglass used a layer of actual rubber between the base and the core.  It made for a much more quiet, damp ride and I loved that.  That was one very sweet ski.

 

Nice find, Si.


 

I expect that after moving to Sandpoint next year and having these skis handy I'll have to give them a try.  Somehow, I don't think those old leather safety straps are going to hold if I come out of the bindings.  Additonally, I'm gonna have to dig very deep into lost memories to remember how to get those Gertch's back on if I release and can retrieve the run-away ski.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion