Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
- Nov 16, 2015
All Things PRE
When we were at the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame ceremonies in Aspen, @Weems introduced us to Chuck Ferris. Chuck was a former olympian and not that wasn’t important but for this post was the man behind Pre (Precision) Skis. In the 70’s, Chuck worked for K2 and was basically commissioned to start Pre skis. Pre was actually the brainchild of K2, who wanted to a second ski brand under their umbrella. Pre was the first ski company that didn’t make their own skis and were actually a marketing brand. I have more information at home on this and will add after the Mothers Day trip.
On a lighter note. Pre is the reason for my having to go back to Blue Mountain, the bane of my skiing existence. Early on Chuck had Pre based in Sun Valley and, at the time was my only reference. I made a bet that Pre was always based in Sun Valley, the cost of the bet was for me to have to ski at Blue. It turned out that Pre, in their later years moved their headquarters to Utah. I lost the bet and had to ski Blue.
That 24.3 flex is one seriously stiff ski for an off the wall 1200, that is in the (later) 1200SP range. The DBS initials are the same that are on my VO's and GS Electra's, so these are Vashon built skis. Can you post the serial number from the side of the 1200 and 1600 DHP? With the metal tip protector than you can see from the bottom view of the DHP, I am guessing that came from the Head factory.