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NEED ADVICE ON WHETHER TO GET CERTAIN BRAND OF SKI

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

 

 

Someone wants to get rid of some OLIN MARK I skis (maybe 1960s?) and I'm wondering if I should get them.

Would appreciate advice on all aspects.  Thanks a lot!

 

 
post #2 of 25

WHAT YEAR WAS OLIN MARK I first manufactured?

Early 70's I think. Not really old enough to hang over the fireplace.... if that is what you had in mind.
post #3 of 25

WHAT YEAR WAS OLIN MARK I first manufactured?

Think that the Mark one showed up in 70, but would not bet the ranch on it.  The Mark IV was out by 74.
post #4 of 25

WHAT YEAR WAS OLIN MARK I first manufactured?

1970 is about right. I think I got the Mk II VCE's in '72. One of the worst skis I've ever owned.

They don't rank high on the nostalgia factor level.
post #5 of 25
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NEED ADVICE ON WHETHER TO GET CERTAIN BRAND OF SKI

Someone is giving away OLIN MARK I skis. Should I take them? What year were they first manufactured in? Are they valuable?

Thank you for any insight.
 
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by SunnyRainbwHart View Post

Someone is giving away OLIN MARK I skis. Should I take them? What year were they first manufactured in? Are they valuable?

Thank you for any insight.
 

What color are they?
Do they match the curtains in the Ski Cabin?
post #7 of 25
In this age of Ebay, do you really think people would give away valuable stuff?

You're welcome.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by SunnyRainbwHart View Post

Someone is giving away OLIN MARK I skis. Should I take them? What year were they first manufactured in? Are they valuable?

Thank you for any insight.
 
They might be a cool portion of a ski chair or a fence. I wouldn't bother unless you collect junk or old skis.  They made those in the  early 70's .
Pass.
post #9 of 25
If you like antiques.  Go ahead.
post #10 of 25
any chance you can use normal font the next time you post? 
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Tee hee! Clever!
 
post #12 of 25
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The reason I do it is that I like happy colors. Also, for people who read a lot of small print, larger and colored fonts are helpful and help ease the strain on their eyes.
 
post #13 of 25
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Thanks for the advice. It answered my question perfectly because I wanted to actually ski on them rather than using them for decorative purposes.
 
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much for the valuable advice.
 
post #15 of 25
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Yes, and they do so very often on Freecycle which is now online in more than 500 cities around the world. I myself have given away several valuable things on Freecycle.

One of the things I received was kitchen floor-to-ceiling cabinetry which was brand new and installed in the house by the seller and when the buyer moved into the house, they got rid of all the furniture already in it. The cabinetry is worth almost $6,000.00 and occupies an entire wall.

Some people don't want to putz around with selling things and want whatever it is out of the house a.s.a.p. so they can make room for whatever they want.
 
 
post #16 of 25
I kind of like the big blue font... it is easier on the eyes.
post #17 of 25
Me too and with a name like SunnyRainbwHart how can you not think a bit positively about this person ?  Happy colors ? What an interesting concept.
post #18 of 25

at least on my LCD (21" wide scren) the lines run together top to bottom making it difficult to read.

post #19 of 25
The big blue font reeks of Internet yelling, as in, "my text has to be bigger and more noticeable than everyone else's because what I've got to say is more important."

Also, I'm in the vicinity of Berkeley, CA.  A name like "SunnyRainbowHeart" is probably every other old hippie, so heck no, no particular positive vibes.
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The big blue font reeks of Internet yelling, as in, "my text has to be bigger and more noticeable than everyone else's because what I've got to say is more important."
+1. Distracting and annoying.
post #21 of 25
He still didn't answer the question if he was planning to ski on these, mount them on the wall or turn them into a chair.  Why anyone would ski on a 1970 vintage Olin is beyond me.  If you want skinny skis, their are a lot of 80 and 90 vintage skis available. 
post #22 of 25
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Edited by envgeo - 1/19/10 at 2:32pm
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by bob4snow View Post

He still didn't answer the question if he was planning to ski on these, mount them on the wall or turn them into a chair.  Why anyone would ski on a 1970 vintage Olin is beyond me.  If you want skinny skis, their are a lot of 80 and 90 vintage skis available. 

I guess the big font in blue colors on post 13 is too hard to read?
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I guess the big font in blue colors on post 13 is too hard to read?

Well maybe, but since the answer wasn't AC30 -AC50 he didn't know what to say.
post #25 of 25
OK, so I missed #13 BFD....  
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