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  1. Lowell Watson

    Lowell Watson Making skis sharp and slippery Skier

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    I don't have exact dates, but they are from the second half of the 70's. Both restored and ready for eastern boilerplate.

    Fischer C4 Cut 66 Slalom 200cm, Salomon 747 magnesium,
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    Kastle X-11 Ice slalom, 195cm, Marker M30 SSR
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    8 base welds and some epoxy included in restoration along with a million passes on the Montana to flatten the bases.
     
  2. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    Do you own or get to use one yourself at a shop. Stone grinders work miracles. I chuckle to myself thinking what I used to do to get skis in shape before I started working at a shop.
     
  3. LaurelHillCraze

    LaurelHillCraze AKA Rob Davis Skier

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    I never kept my old gear, including my very first set which are the only ones I wish I still owned. From my Head Yahoos to my Pre 1200 II, teal Rossi 4S, raceroom Rossi 9S just to mention a few of my favorites. What I do have are these, a family heirloom from Germany:
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    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    Magnificent. It looks like you have the original toe straps to boot (pun intended).
     
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  5. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Some more pics of the collection. Thanks to Doug Briggs - he gave me some of these skis a few years ago. Others came from family, friends, ebay, and quite a few I skied on through the years (late 70s and up)

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    Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    Classic Lange Competition boots. I just love the look of these! 1975?

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    1974?
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  7. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    With all the bales and keepers. :thumb:
     
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    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    These are the previous version of the Lange Competition 1971-73?
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  9. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison I Ski Better on Retro Day Skier

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    71-73 was when I was in a pair of Trappeurs. People at the time were always telling me the Langes were like wearing concrete boots sans padding.
     
  10. Lowell Watson

    Lowell Watson Making skis sharp and slippery Skier

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    1978 Dynastar Omeglass, 200cm, drilled for Salomon 727E bindings, soon to have black MRR's
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    1980 Dynastar Omeglass II, 200cm, drilled for Marker M46Racing, soon to be restored
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  11. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    These were fun skis...until the foam broke down..which didn't take more than a season. M46R's didn't come out until close to 1990..there is a better chance they were drilled for M40R Sensomatics.
     
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  12. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Retro Langes: The blue/green boots from the 70s are mint--right out of the box. Unfortunately they are rather small.

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  13. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Otherwise nice pair of Henkes self-destructing. Shell material almost seems like a wax coating on top of leather.

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    I have other boots in my collection (not on display) where the shells are crumbling. One of these pairs is from the 90s. Yet I have boots that are 50 years old that still look new.
     
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    Bill Talbot

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    Marker Automatic Cober Reaktor Bindings (on early Hart skis). The early Marker Simplex toe I'm very familiar with but not this heel. Any of you folks remember this interesting looking contraption?

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    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    I have the same hart skis with the same Marker toe piece but with this for the heel -
     

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    Rossignol ROC 550, GS, 89-69-79
    Rossignol ST650, SL, 86-66-76
    I believe these showed up in 1972 and were very well received.

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    Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    Rossignol 4Sk, SL, 85-65-75
    Dynastar S9, SL, 86-61-76
    Dynastar G9, GS, 90-64-80
    Rossignol 4Gk, GS, 87-67-77

    The Rossi's were made from 1987-1991, the Dynastars came just after in 1993 and were just starting to show a bit more shape (hints of things to come).


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  18. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Saw two pairs of 4S at the thrift store this week. I've seen quite a few around here in the past couple years, some were 204s too. Must have been a VERY popular ski indeed.
     
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    They sold more of the teal Rossi 4Sk's than any other ski up to that point.
     
  20. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    The black with blue liners are the Lange Standard my first pair of boots. From the late 1960's
     
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