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Didn't he write a more 'adult'' themed ski book too - Snowballing?
 

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I wonder what year that is from, and they look like something from Hanson.
It's a shot from Kneissl, I think it's very late 70s. If you look closely you can see the Kneissl star and mark on the tail, I m sure I have a version of it somewhere.

Curiously it's pre Salomon 'monocoque'/Volant/Elan MBX but is at least visually a 'cap'.

No way you could make the setup work tho'.
 

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I wonder what year that is from, and they look like something from Hanson.
It's a shot from Kneissl, I think it's very late 70s. If you look closely you can see the Kneissl star and mark on the tail, I m sure I have a version of it somewhere.

Curiously it's pre Salomon 'monocoque'/Volant/Elan MBX but is at least visually a 'cap'.

No way you could make the setup work tho'.
Yep see the star on the tip. K2, Hanson/Hexcel, Olin,and a few others were pushing to integrate or at least package/brand skis and boots together. Other efforts to integrate boots and bindings together, Spademan, Look..
Remember these?
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Yep see the star on the tip. K2, Hanson/Hexcel, Olin,and a few others were pushing to integrate or at least package/brand skis and boots together. Other efforts to integrate boots and bindings together, Spademan, Look..
Remember these?
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Oh the truly horrible Integral by by Look, I thought I'd managed to delete that from my memory bank but you go and....:geek:.

It was really a rental system, no boot sole adjustment needed. They also had some spurious it's easier to walk in because it rolls justification. Seem to remember that Geze worked on something similar [before they were joined up].

Of course you're right but the ski and boot thing was really not that much different from Head, Atomic and Salomon these days - one stop shop. The Spademan thing was different [I remain a huge fan of the Spademan concep but part of the deal was that the plates were such a pain in the backside to fit to any other boot. We ended up having threaded plates machined for inside the boot to fit under the bootboard [which had to be cut] to stop the things pulling out.
 

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Speaking of books, this arrived today..
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The Amazon listing didn't say it was signed. But, it is!
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