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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Looking for any size/color...

Cheers! 
post #2 of 26


Old or new? Either way, not for sale.  
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
 Thanks for the pictures...I'm hoping my search will eventually be successful.

So how are the new one's?

Cheers!
post #4 of 26
A buddy got a pair mail order to Gart brothers in 1983 for $99, I didn't realize at the time they were already extinct.  For years I tried to find a decent pair, but only picked up a few used ones that pretty much disintegrated in East Coast conditions (I'm also from PA originally, nasty hardback and ice were not kind to these skis).

Anyway, I would love to hear about the new ones, and how they hold up. 

BTW, where are the Spademan's, and do you have any Daleboots?  :)

Joe
post #5 of 26
I'm unfortunate enough to be a good friend of Bobbie.  (BTW...run a search of 'Bobbie Burns' on this site and check out the jpeg.  That was the first color cover of Powder Magazine in '74 & again shown in the Volume Three, Number One issue of 'The Ski Journal', with a cool article.....came out last year ...theskijournal.com) 

He still hand makes a select number of skis every year....the middle 'new ones' pictured in that response to you are either 163 or 176s probably.....very nice....real sage sprigs are molded into the bottom and side wall of ski!!  He also has an incredibly 'Hard to Get Him To Make' Current 'Nano' version running fatter and shorter...bout 157s, but still great by folks over 6 feet.  Basically, he has to connect with you to make a pair of those...he may be an alien!  Call him at 208-720-2882 & ask for Bobbie.  Hopefully your convo will be long and you'll end up with some pretty sweet ski history / crazy ski stories from the early 70s.
post #6 of 26
i Have a few pair of both older and new ... the ski ... i would consider selling...

200cm  tsm  bluish lavender...

black/black  and a pair of white white
post #7 of 26
How the heck do you work this damn thang. LOL
Edited by skimalibu - 3/28/10 at 5:18pm
post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by dciola View Post

i Have a few pair of both older and new ... the ski ... i would consider selling...

200cm  tsm  bluish lavender...

black/black  and a pair of white white
Hey I'm interested in the skis you have mentioned. I'll send you a PM.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by skimalibu View Post

How the heck do you work this damn thang. LOL


[tap tap]  Is dis ting on???? [/tap tap]
post #10 of 26
Hey you nutn to see here move on!
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
 Hi,

Deryk again.  Thought I'd check to see if you were still interested in selling "the skis"?  I'm interested in buying either or both older pairs.

Cheers,
Deryk
post #12 of 26
Deryk... yes I am interested is selling a pair or two.... feel free to call me at  512.426.3434
post #13 of 26
Well that answers my question.
post #14 of 26

Are you still selling any pairs of "The Ski"?

post #15 of 26

My father is the first person ever sponsored by "The Ski" I have 4 or 5 pairs that have never been mounted. Bobby is a great guy he is always welcome to come have fun in O-town and come ski the Basin!

post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by NIKL View Post

My father is the first person ever sponsored by "The Ski" I have 4 or 5 pairs that have never been mounted. Bobby is a great guy he is always welcome to come have fun in O-town and come ski the Basin!


There is another " The Ski " Bobbie Burns thread on this site. I (or should I say) We would love to hear about those days gone by if he has some time.

 

I have been collecting all things The Ski.....   Really great stuff and hard to find.


Edited by skimalibu - 11/25/10 at 12:42am
post #17 of 26

I have a pair of Nanos I got from Bobbie in 2008.  Bobbie told me he only made them in 152 cm, but maybe it's 157 cm.  No matter -- they ski great.  But I do wish they were slightly longer.  I have a pair of 175 cm Volkl Supersport Six Stars for comparison purposes.  As much as I love those Six Stars, I prefer the Nanos even though they are "too short" because they are more stable, much lighter (the ski weighs less than the Marker binding on them) and hold an edge better.  I demoed a pair at Sun Valley before I made the decision to buy, and after just a couple of turns I knew I was going to buy them.  Bobbie made me a very good deal and shipped them to me while I was skiing at Beaver Creek with some friends.  When I break down and get another pair of skis, the first call will be to Bobbie.

 

When I walked into his shop the first time I was wearing a blue Demetre "The Ski" sweater from the 1970s with the matching hat.  In the late 1970s I had a blue/yellow combo as shown in the photo in this thread.  They eventually delaminated from jumping on the east.  My photo with my ID here shows me on them. 

 

Here are some pics.

 

The Nano and the Six Stars:

 

The Ski and the Supersport Six Stars 3.JPG

 

I got this pair from a guy in California.  190 cm.  They ski great!

 

The Ski.JPG

 

Here I am on them on the snow on 2010-04-18, last day at Arizona Snowbowl last seaon.

 

IMG00270.jpg

 

 

Here I am back in 2007 on them in a pair of original Scotts:

 

2007-12-21 Scotts and The Ski at Sunrise 3a.jpg

 

Here I am back in 1978 at Victor Constant Ski Area at West Point, NY on my The Skis, with the sweater, and CB pants.  Those were the days.

 

1978 Victor Constant twister from front.jpg

 

And here I am in April of 2010 at Arizona Snowbowl on a pair of 170 cm white The Skis and a pair of Hanson Spyders.  I had to take the wax liners our of the Hansons to get my foot into them, but they were still comfortable and turned The Skis nicely.  The icing on the cake is I paid $9.99 for The Skis at a Goodwill store.  How could I not buy them????  And, they are in pristine shape.

 

2010-04 The Skis and Hanson Spyders at Snowbowl.JPG

 

One last one.  Got this set up at a thrift shop in Mesa Arizona.  Salomon SX 91 Equipe boots for $1.99 and Volkl Explosiv Slaloms for $6.99.  Skied great!

 

2010-04 Volkl Explosiv R slalom with Salomon SX 91 Equipe at Snowbowl.JPG

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 

Thanks,

Cold Warrior

 

 

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Originally Posted by CoolRunning View Post

I'm unfortunate enough to be a good friend of Bobbie.  (BTW...run a search of 'Bobbie Burns' on this site and check out the jpeg.  That was the first color cover of Powder Magazine in '74 & again shown in the Volume Three, Number One issue of 'The Ski Journal', with a cool article.....came out last year ...theskijournal.com) 

He still hand makes a select number of skis every year....the middle 'new ones' pictured in that response to you are either 163 or 176s probably.....very nice....real sage sprigs are molded into the bottom and side wall of ski!!  He also has an incredibly 'Hard to Get Him To Make' Current 'Nano' version running fatter and shorter...bout 157s, but still great by folks over 6 feet.  Basically, he has to connect with you to make a pair of those...he may be an alien!  Call him at 208-720-2882 & ask for Bobbie.  Hopefully your convo will be long and you'll end up with some pretty sweet ski history / crazy ski stories from the early 70s.
post #18 of 26

Cold Warrior,

 

  Great stuff ! Thank you for sharing the post.  icon14.gif.....I've got a pair black / white 190cm Nanos that kick ass as Bobbie states..........

 

  I've got to get up to see the good Dr. Burns soon and take him up on his offer...........

 

Regards

post #19 of 26

skimalibu,

I just checked out your album.  Great photos.  I want those unmounted The Skis!

 

In the spring of 1978 after the slope at West Point closed, I went on a drive through some of the small towns along the Hudson and hit a ski shop in Tarrytown, I think.  They had a whole wall of black "The Skis" and were selling them at ridiculously low close out prices.  Alas, I didn't have the money at the time, but would have purchased several pair if I had.

 

The pair I had back then seemed to have "snap" to them -- at the end of a turn they seemed to "pop" me into the next turn.  The closest I ever came to that again, which I really liked, was a pair of K2 712s a friend of mine had.  The 712s came in different flexes and that particular flex had a nice "pop" to them for me.

 

My 84 year old second cousin, who still skis, owns a place at Sun Valley.  He was with me when I met Bobby.  Right before Xmas in 2006.  And come to think of it, it was four years ago, when my cousin turned 80.  He's still skiing. 

 

I hope that "ski wagon" is yours!

 

Thanks,

Cold Warrior

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by skimalibu View Post

Cold Warrior,

 

  Great stuff ! Thank you for sharing the post.  icon14.gif.....I've got a pair black / white 190cm Nanos that kick ass as Bobbie states..........

 

  I've got to get up to see the good Dr. Burns soon and take him up on his offer...........

 

Regards

post #20 of 26

I gave out some bad info below.  My memory failed me.  My Nanos are actually 157 cm, not 152.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post

I have a pair of Nanos I got from Bobbie in 2008.  Bobbie told me he only made them in 152 cm, but maybe it's 157 cm.  No matter -- they ski great.  But I do wish they were slightly longer.  I have a pair of 175 cm Volkl Supersport Six Stars for comparison purposes.  As much as I love those Six Stars, I prefer the Nanos even though they are "too short" because they are more stable, much lighter (the ski weighs less than the Marker binding on them) and hold an edge better.  I demoed a pair at Sun Valley before I made the decision to buy, and after just a couple of turns I knew I was going to buy them.  Bobbie made me a very good deal and shipped them to me while I was skiing at Beaver Creek with some friends.  When I break down and get another pair of skis, the first call will be to Bobbie.

 

When I walked into his shop the first time I was wearing a blue Demetre "The Ski" sweater from the 1970s with the matching hat.  In the late 1970s I had a blue/yellow combo as shown in the photo in this thread.  They eventually delaminated from jumping on the east.  My photo with my ID here shows me on them. 

 

Here are some pics.

 

The Nano and the Six Stars:

 

The Ski and the Supersport Six Stars 3.JPG

 

I got this pair from a guy in California.  190 cm.  They ski great!

 

The Ski.JPG

 

Here I am on them on the snow on 2010-04-18, last day at Arizona Snowbowl last seaon.

 

IMG00270.jpg

 

 

Here I am back in 2007 on them in a pair of original Scotts:

 

2007-12-21 Scotts and The Ski at Sunrise 3a.jpg

 

Here I am back in 1978 at Victor Constant Ski Area at West Point, NY on my The Skis, with the sweater, and CB pants.  Those were the days.

 

1978 Victor Constant twister from front.jpg

 

And here I am in April of 2010 at Arizona Snowbowl on a pair of 170 cm white The Skis and a pair of Hanson Spyders.  I had to take the wax liners our of the Hansons to get my foot into them, but they were still comfortable and turned The Skis nicely.  The icing on the cake is I paid $9.99 for The Skis at a Goodwill store.  How could I not buy them????  And, they are in pristine shape.

 

2010-04 The Skis and Hanson Spyders at Snowbowl.JPG

post #21 of 26

Interesting how The Ski didn't translate to the people on the east coast. How unfortunate for them.

 

No......lol ...... The wagon is from a factory photo shoot.  But there are three in a five mile radius of me. The Veyron is to much like a spoiled American woman for my tastes. Actually the EB 110 of 1993-94 was a better car.

 

A rear shot of the recently introduced 4 door Galibier....... It has some promise......We'll see what they are going to do with it.....Although it needs a provision for skis. lol

 

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post #22 of 26

Hey anyone still looking for a pair of The Ski - Nanos Bad Ass Side Cuts like these in 190cm new flat?

 

PM me.

 

Time sensitive, so get on it.

 

 

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Edited by skimalibu - 12/1/10 at 5:32pm
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by skimalibu View Post

Hey anyone still looking for a pair of The Ski - Nanos Bad Ass Side Cuts like these in 190cm new flat?

 

PM me.

 

Time sensitive, so get on it.

 

 

!B-lF+gQEWk~$(KGrHqQOKj!EzJugmvIDBM9DLD5Bv!~~_12.jpg

OK..interest is peeked. 
 

post #24 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by skimalibu View Post

Hey anyone still looking for a pair of The Ski - Nanos Bad Ass Side Cuts like these in 190cm new flat?

 

PM me.

 

Time sensitive, so get on it.

 

 



 Well Bobbie did another Ebay auction with to few of days IMHO. Someone got them for around $400 new flat. Only two bids! I tried to let you all know and respected the site rules also.

post #25 of 26

I just listed a pair of The Skis for sale on craigslist:

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/spo/2135269533.html

 

Dana

post #26 of 26

I'm looking for a pair of The Skis.  Older models if possible.  My dad used to ski them in the 70's and I was thinking of trying to get a pair for him for Christmas.  Anybody have a pair they're willing to sell?

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