Skiing the powder
- Dec 2, 2015
I'll probably take them out. The relief from skiing something decent more than overcomes any shame. You know I have another pair? 200cm instead of 205's. No bindings though. At least I think I still have them. I have a vague memory of buying them off someone about 15 -18 years ago. To make up for I should have bought the 200's originally in '96.
I might have to look and see what should be done.
Back then you could still go into some stores and see a Volkl poplar core hanging on the wall. Wood from their own forest, preshaped, with camber, and drilled with hundreds of small holes throughout to facilitate the polyester or epoxy resin penetrating throughout. Quite a nice piece of manufacturing. That was "flip core" before flip core was marketed as a term. I believe the list price on that '96 P20 was $735. I paid half late season in March, after having blown my knee out. Sat in the car across the backseat with the leg up, while my girlfriend went to get the sales guy. Signed the receipt in the car.
Plus I have a pair of early shaped Rosi 9x9.9 The ones before they became bright yellow and too stiff. I might take those out too.