All Things Erbacher
All Things Erbacher
Discussion in 'Gear Heritage, Museum, Retro, and "All Things ..."' started by Dave Petersen, May 16, 2016.
Found these Erbacher Friday noon and got them for $9.99 .
1976 , the Sun Rise being their mogul ski sold for $195 (or $175 ? ) .
P-Tex over and under probably because the top sheet , in moguls , was cracking after a run .
Difficult to compare moguls now and then .... now it is a micro-slalom run with no '' Wow '' factor skiing-wise .
These were intact and I had not seen a pair since 1979 I think ...
So I took a file to the edges , cleaned them and did not even bother to change the setting on the bindings .
Yesterday evening I went to the Pustule I ski on ...
At 170 cm , it was quite a surprise ... I never skied 170 cm !
At first I tried to go as fast as usual ... big mistake : these skis are stable only if you go as fast as jogging .
Faster and they start vibrating and you are - at the end , thrown from the saddle . No GS possible .
But they turn on a dime : very responsive .
They reminded me of the Olin Mark 3 S I had at the time : you went from the top of a mogul to the top of the other , spending half the time on the air in some runs .
These were the good times ...
Wish I was young again ...
But , no .
I look at the manicured slopes here --- so ... B O R I N G ... and the customers snowplowing their way down with a $1200 outfit sans clothes . No conversation , no fun : they are there to be seen ....
The more privileged of the group ski skins-compatible skis because they go ''outbound'' in remote locations ( considering the look of these individuals , I wonder how come I never see them in the news following a heart attack in the provincial park 25 minutes north of here ....
But I don't want to bitch : I liked my experience on the Erbacher .
I took a few videos that I can't show here I think ... or maybe ...
Wish I could try the competition skis manufactured then by Erbacher ... and not in 170 ... make it 210 , please .