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So I got a long skinny package from FedEx yesterday...

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And these were inside!! 

 

Kneissl.jpg

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Real puurty, in that understated Kneissl kind of way. Are these an old or current model? If recent, I can not think of another ski maker that has perpetuated its appearance in this way. Someone who owned a pair of White Stars in the late 60's or early 70's would likely recognize these as a Kneissl product. Of course, the name is a sure give away.

I know nothing about their line now. What are the characteristics of this model?

David

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Nice!!!

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the Kneissel guy posts here, but I hadn't heard much about the skis yet. What are the demensions and characteristics of those? Where'd you buy them and roughly how much? You're one of the first skiers to have Kneissels I'd imagine.

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They are a brand spankin' new model.  Fly Star:  183cm.  Dimensions are 123-87-109.  It's a twin tip park/all-mountain ski.  Regular Camber...quite a bit of it actually(I like it...Pop!).  Variable Mounting point scale on sidewall for freestyle or freeride. (Thanks Kneissl...I hate guesswork).  Tip and Tail rivets.  Sidewall looks similar to K2 Public Enemy.  Made in Tirol, Austria!

 

http://www.kneisslnorthamerica.com

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I just love it when the Fedex Santa knocks on my door !!!  He's always bringing me presents of good cheer.Two minutes ago, I just  got my new mountain bike helmet from the Fedex Santa, all wrapped in pretty brown packing tape ! But nothing beats those long skinny packages, with skis inside - they slide down the chimney so nicely.

 

Enjoy your new Fly Star's - I bet they even smell good !

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Real puurty, in that understated Kneissl kind of way. Are these an old or current model? If recent, I can not think of another ski maker that has perpetuated its appearance in this way. Someone who owned a pair of White Stars in the late 60's or early 70's would likely recognize these as a Kneissl product. Of course, the name is a sure give away.

I know nothing about their line now. What are the characteristics of this model?

David


Indeed they would!  In 2007/2008, Kneissl went "Back to the Future" and decided to go back to a classic look on their skis with the names / badges that people of a certain vintage (i.e. old dudes like me) would remember and so the White Star, Red Star, Black Star and Blue Star were "reborn" with a graphics package that is both timeless and recognizable.

 

The Fly Star was originally intended for use as a "park and pipe" ski, but in reality with its full-length wood core, responsiveness and edge grip it's a great all mountain ski as well. Most of our line can be seen here on EpicSki in the Gear section. 

 

Mike
 


Edited by mmckimson - 8/19/10 at 5:04pm
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Heh, I guess I'm one of those "öld dudes" who take a nostalgic pause when I see the wounded star.

 

When I started skiing, Dad had a pair of Blue Stars sitting in the basement which he had retired because they were too stiff for his taste, and had moved down in length to a pair of Kastles. They represented to me the aspiration of being beyond Dad, which was better than I could imagine.

 

My mom skied, for a time, on Kneisll MC 1600s which became my skis when I was 11 or 12.

 

I'm glad that Kneissl is making skis again, but I am still sad that they took Raichle down into bankruptcy with them a few years back.

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Heh, I guess I'm one of those "öld dudes" who take a nostalgic pause when I see the wounded star.

 

When I started skiing, Dad had a pair of Blue Stars sitting in the basement which he had retired because they were too stiff for his taste, and had moved down in length to a pair of Kastles. They represented to me the aspiration of being beyond Dad, which was better than I could imagine.

 

My mom skied, for a time, on Kneisll MC 1600s which became my skis when I was 11 or 12.

 

I'm glad that Kneissl is making skis again, but I am still sad that they took Raichle down into bankruptcy with them a few years back.


Kneissl actually never stopped making skis, although there was a period of about 5 years where there wasn't a presence in North America. In the nearly 150 year history of Kneissl, the toughest times for them was probably the late 1990s to early 2000s, where they went through a number of ownership changes, all of whom had differing ideas of what Kneissl was supposed to be.  Their experiment in tryning to run a boot company was clearly a failed one.

 

Mike
 

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Bring them by the shop when you are out our way..I would love to see them. 

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 I can not think of another ski maker that has perpetuated its appearance in this way. Someone who owned a pair of White Stars in the late 60's or early 70's would likely recognize these as a Kneissl product. Of course, the name is a sure give away.

 

David

 

Rossignol sort of did when they brought the Rooster back a couple years ago.  Teh Rooster always made Rossi's easily identifiable.  +1 for teh Rooster.  Too bad their freeride line doesn't have it.

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Bring them by the shop when you are out our way..I would love to see them. 



Soon as I get my Tahoe Card tickets and my freebiez from the San Francisco Ski Fest I'll start making plans!

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.......their freeride line doesn't have it......

 



that Rossignol 112 Pro RC is a sick ski, the red graphics on white; fits into the slot of the Katana and other burly 110's. what are you talking about?

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The SAS series.

 

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that Rossignol 112 Pro RC is a sick ski, the red graphics on white; fits into the slot of the Katana and other burly 110's. what are you talking about?

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Rooster.jpg

And I see no Rooster.

 

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that Rossignol 112 Pro RC is a sick ski, the red graphics on white; fits into the slot of the Katana and other burly 110's. what are you talking about?

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