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Old Guy, Old Ski Magazines

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Thread Starter 
I'm an old guy (55) who skied in high school, gave it up for a long time, then started again about 8 years ago. I read SKIING magazine in the late 60's and early 70's. I remember an article about ski technique called  "Lift, Point and Squash" (Lift the inside foot, point the knees towards the center of the turn, squash your heel) that strikes me as a forerunner of certain current techniques. Can't find it in SkiNet archives, can't find old SKIING mags online. Anybody have access to old issues, about 1970-71? Thanks
post #2 of 11
Hi jaaanson;

Welcome to EpicSki!

There are several Bears that saved old ski magazines.  They've scanned parts of then and posted then throughout this thread

Most of these are ads and photos, but they provide the publication and issue date.  If you see the year you are looking for just reach out to the person that posted it.  Most will gladly scan and share what you are looking for.

More Retro memories????

post #3 of 11
I might have some, but that's probably before I started saving them. Don't hold your breath. It will take a while to find the bottom of the pile.
post #4 of 11
does anyone know how i can obtain copies of old skiing mags featuring trevor petersen?
been looking everywhere,even ebay
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

This is dragging up some way old business but I finally found my article! Every six months or so I would search the internet for a few minutes and eventually encountered the Ski Heritage website. They have a posting of the indexes of several ski magazines going back decades. I found a listing for my article, went to the county library, and found the old magazine in the bound archive section. "Lift, Point and Squash" by Sven Coomer. How to convert your stem into a parallel entry. At age 58, after raising three sons, it's great to know I can still remember something! The Ski Heritage website is a good place to start if you have a question about ski magazine back issues. JJ

post #6 of 11
I have all the Ski and Skiing magazines since 1970s.
Will look up subject matter.
Why consider this old technique?
Remember how great expert/racer skiers lifted the inside ski on turn?
No longer !
Pa
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by skigypsy View Post

I have all the Ski and Skiing magazines since 1970s.
Will look up subject matter.
Why consider this old technique?
Remember how great expert/racer skiers lifted the inside ski on turn?
No longer !
Pa

 

Any chance you have the Feb. 1969 SKI Magazine?

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Why consider the old technique? As I stated in my earlier (2009) post, I read this article when I was in high school. I stopped skiing for many years, then started again in my mid forties. I do remember some folks touting the lift the inside ski style, and it reminded me of this article. So I asked about the article, and no one remembered it, expect me, apparently. So I tried to find it, out of pure curiosity and, later determination. I found it, and was happy! I also thought that finding a reference to indexes of older, out of print magazines may be of use to someone else, so I shared that as well. Cool?

post #9 of 11

That's cool. A al of  mine is a Professeur Du Ski and we go through the old school stuff when the snow's dying.  I love old stuff like this

 

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squaw news 1960 olympics.jpg

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Originally Posted by jaaanson View Post
 

Why consider the old technique? As I stated in my earlier (2009) post, I read this article when I was in high school. I stopped skiing for many years, then started again in my mid forties. I do remember some folks touting the lift the inside ski style, and it reminded me of this article. So I asked about the article, and no one remembered it, expect me, apparently. So I tried to find it, out of pure curiosity and, later determination. I found it, and was happy! I also thought that finding a reference to indexes of older, out of print magazines may be of use to someone else, so I shared that as well. Cool?

 

Sept 7, 2013

 

Hi jaaanson:

 

I also carry a good memory for articles which I've read decades ago, although it usually pertains to "useless" stuff like skiing,running etc nothing which will make me rich :).  However, I can't make claim to remembering any article from the 70s or earlier, since I didn't start skiing until 1979.  However, in the 80s and early 90s it seems to me that on straight skis, the easiest way to make them bend into reverse camber and get some carving action from the skis was to lift the inside ski.  The argument was that by only weighting  the outside ski, one had twice as much weight on the ski and thus had an edge on being able to bend it and making it carve in reverse camber.  A well known ski instructor of the era, Lito Tejada-Flores came out with a book called "Breakthrough on Skis" (1993) in which he proposes that "expert skiers make expert moves" and the one crucial expert move which most intermediate skiers didn't do was to have all their weight on the outside/downhill ski while making a turn.  Any way, I think that old stuff (probably because I'm old myself) is cool, and your providing a reference to indexes is very cool, but maybe there are certain items of interest which should be shared only while downing a cold one at the end of a good day of skiing.  New design in skis call for new techniques in order to get the full benefits from the design. Just my 2c worth.  By the way, I'm including a pointer to the book "Breakthrough on skis" if you're interested.  http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-On-Skis-How-Intermediate/dp/0679750819 

 

Think snow,

 

CP

post #11 of 11

Hi there, I would be interested in purchasing your old ski related magazines ,lmk how many and asking price thanks, Perry/

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