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Wood look skis?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hopefully someone knows what I'm asking about:

 

About 3 years ago I was skiing with my father in Megeve, Fr. One of the ski shops had a set of skis in the window with a top sheet that looked like wood. They were brand new, shaped skis that just looked like they were old style wooden skis. He's been talking about them ever since and we can't remember who made them. My mother says  he's looking for new skis and would love to get these wooden look skis if we can find them. Anybody have any clue or know of a company that does what I'm talking about?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated,

 

Sean

post #2 of 24

Try here or maybe here if he's Daddy Warbucks. The Skilogiks rip.

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

Sterling! that's it! I knew they were $$$! The old man is not one to worry about paying for the gear but they may be a little "steep" even for a guy with everything. They look really cool but I think I'' stick with my Coomba's.

 

Thanks Mr.Crab

post #4 of 24

Bigdog68,

 

Believe it or not, there are quite a few small manufacturers putting out skis with wood veneer tops.  Take a look at www.exoticskis.com and you will find at least a couple of dozen. Your "old man" can find beautiful skis all though Europe and North America.   Below is an example of a ski that , believe it or not, costs no more than an off the rack ski. 

 

 My skis.jpg

 

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post #5 of 24

Could it have have been Boheme skis? Anyway they are not as expensive as the Sterlings I think. 

post #6 of 24

Didn't line make a pair a couple years back that looked like they were made out of wood.  The line 130 ski this year is closest thing I can think of.

post #7 of 24

woodskis.jpg

These are solid wood skis w/ a 70mm waist-15 TR. Lighting boards.

post #8 of 24


Below is a different type of wooden lightning board: www.lightningboards.com  .  I'd say they are a bit longer, too! 

 longboards.jpg


 

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woodskis.jpg

These are solid wood skis w/ a 70mm waist-15 TR. Lighting boards.

post #9 of 24

Well let me see if i can get my post to stick.  My internet for the winter is very intermittant, sorry if i post twice at any time.

 

Rossignol made a special anniversay ski in 07/08.  It was a replica top sheet (wood look) of the Olympic 41 ski but put over the B2 Bandit.  I loved the look and nearly bought one, had I known it was the B2 I would have.

 

Here's a link to an older epic forum showing both the replica ski and the orignal and a link to the REI listing of the ski though it's sold out, ofcourse.

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/50028/rossignol-anniversary-skis

 

And the sold out REI sale listing http://www.rei.com/product/753478

post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the replies! I think we're going to surprise him with a set of the lightning boards, they're pretty sick looking! Thanks again for all the help.

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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post
Rossignol made a special anniversay ski in 07/08.  It was a replica top sheet (wood look) of the Olympic 41 ski but put over the B2 Bandit.  I loved the look and nearly bought one, had I known it was the B2 I would have.

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/50028/rossignol-anniversary-skis

 

And the sold out REI sale listing http://www.rei.com/product/753478

This is what your dad saw, for sure. May still be some around if you do a search. Probably a safer bet for quality and performance, especially if he's a groomer cruiser...have you read any reviews of Lightning skis? Ever been on solid wood boards? I think Ogasaka is the only major that makes same. Might be wise to get some feedback before you saddle your old man with some skis he may hate but not wanna offend by saying same...
 

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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post
Rossignol made a special anniversay ski in 07/08.  It was a replica top sheet (wood look) of the Olympic 41 ski but put over the B2 Bandit.  I loved the look and nearly bought one, had I known it was the B2 I would have.

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/50028/rossignol-anniversary-skis

 

And the sold out REI sale listing http://www.rei.com/product/753478

This is what your dad saw, for sure.>


In Megeve? There's a decent chance he saw a set of LaCroix (the new LaCroix). They had a choice of wood veneers.


post #14 of 24

have you seen the line mothership

http://lineskis.com/skis/mothership

post #15 of 24

have you seen the line mothership

http://lineskis.com/skis/mothership

post #16 of 24

Elan 999's also have a wooden look to them

http://skisreview.com/elan-m999

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post #18 of 24

As Comprex said, if they were in France, I would rule out the Lightning Boards (crap skis), ski logics and LInes, all not worthy of window space. I would say the Rossi's that Salina mentioned are a viable option, I would like to find a pair for myself too. I would add Heidi skis as an option, Swiss made and boutiquish. 

post #19 of 24
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I would say the Rossi's that Salina mentioned are a viable option, I would like to find a pair for myself too.


The Olympic 41's (wood-look 2007 B2's) show up on eBay. There's a seller in the UK that has them advertised now...

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Rossignol-Bandit-B2-Olympic-41-174cm-skis-bindings-/120550575519?pt=Skiing&hash=item1c115fcd9f

 

A few months back there was a shop in Canada ( http://sportsjunkies.com ) that had a bunch of them for sale, but they didn't ship to the US, and seems they've sold out.  :-(

 

Cool looking ski. Here's the link to the Rossi site ... http://www.rossignol.com/100years

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post #21 of 24

http://www.volkl.com/ski/FR_kuro.php

Volkl Kuro has a wood look, if you are looking for a really fat ski that is. 

post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 

Wow, thanks for all the replies guys! We have confirmed, based on a family friend who also skis Megeve that they were indeed Sterling Skis, after looking at them I remembered as well.

 

http://www.sterlingskis.com/index.html

 

They were in the window of the Allard store, which if you know Megeve, you'll recognize as the upper crust of upper crust Megeve shopping, oh and they are incredibly pretentious. 

 

After talking with my father we both liked the looks of lightning boards, plus at $200 they'll be fun just to have, we'll probably mount some bindings from an older pair of skis in the basement if he decides to get a pair, we've got a set of Marker M62s laying around from my old Bandit Xs.

 

I love those Rossi B2 "Olympic 41s" I wish they would use more "retro" graphics every year. I am still kicking myself for not buying the re-made 4s Kevlar skis they did a few years ago, I still have my original 4s hanging in my house!

 

Beyond, my father would have no problem offending anyone, haha, thanks for the concern tho!

 

All that being said he is looking for new everyday skis and I think he's set on Rossi 76ti or carbon or maybe Volkl AC30s, but he is a Rossi guy. He is mostly a groomer but since we ski Squaw a lot, KT22 offers some great opportunities. He's 66, still skis as hard as someone half his age, and is still my favorite ski partner, he buys the beers, hence my involvement in helping him look for new skis! 

 

Thanks for all the input, I'll keep you all informed on what he decides!

 

I'm loving this site btw, can't believe it took me so long to get on it!

 

Sean

post #23 of 24

thanks for thread. I dabble in wood, particularly wooden kayaks and would love a pair of woodgrain skis. the polycarbonate edge intrigue me. Does anybody know how they hold up? Possibly not a problem for powder only use?

I have just finished building a media room downstairs and have set aside some wall space to hang some old wooden skis and I reckon these would look good on the wall above the bar and be able to accompany me and my Mantras to Japan.

post #24 of 24

15 min left for the sterklings at 800

http://www.powder7.com/sale-skis/power-hour

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