My boots are from 1991: Tecnica TNTs, when that described a single model, rather than a line of related models. They're the fluorescent orange boots that supposedly all crack, except these ones haven't after several hundred days of use.
Their predecessors dated back to, I think, 1975 ... so they've only recently become the longest-lived boots I've owned. In any event, I've had two pairs of boots since before many members of this forum were born.
My pants are around the same vintage, though they're showing signs of being on their last legs, so to speak.
Just from what I've casually noticed in lift lines, without making a study of it:
- '70s vintage poles are fairly common. Makes sense, as they're essentially identical to '09 vintage poles, or at least those used by those of the "poles are poles" philosophy. I probably would still have '70s poles, except I have a penchant for bending the stupid things.
- '70s era skis are not anywhere near as rare as you'd think. I doubt a ski day passes when I don't see at least a few pair. What's kind of scarier is the fact that they almost always have '70s era bindings on them as well.