What is old...is new again

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by CalG, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. CalG

    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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    I've had this pair of Volkl Expolsiv leaning in the corner for a while. I liked them for western spring skiing. Crusty hard morning bumps, rotten sun bake in the afternoon.

    But I've always enjoyed them all around.

    Problem: The Rossi FKS bindings were showing their age, and are not WTR compatible.

    So I slapped on a a set of Look Pivot Duals (WTR) Sunday after a pleasant afternoon ski with my wife.

    Skied them today. It was all "Sand on Glass" or worse.

    MAN! Do I like those skis! Sort of like slipping into the sheets with an old girl friend.

    Light and snappy, Kicked me out of some hard bumps. Nimble and grippy.

    What is old.... is new again.

    We might get a foot of fresh tomorrow starting after noon. 100 under foot will shine!

    I'm quite please with the resurrection!
     
  2. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @Andy Mink did this with his Volkl P 50(?) last year.
     
  3. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator

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    Yep, took them out for a few giggle runs and ended up skiing them for a couple of days.
     
  4. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Spending some time with ok friends is always time well spent.
     
  5. RickyG

    RickyG Getting on the lift Skier

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    Gang...like Detroit in the 50's and 60s' I some time wonder if "change for the sake of change" is a good thing? Also have we been programed to think anything the labeled "new" is just better? Side cut change is a big deal...my old right knee and my new ti & plastic left knee like this addition, but how many ways can you pile up foam/metal/resin/wood/composite and call it new and "improved"?
     


  6. Scruffy

    Scruffy Getting off the lift Skier

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    I don't know, but is @Andy Mink still skiing his P50s? Or has his trip down memory lane been satisfied :)
     
  7. Philpug

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

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    There are many times there is change for the sake of change and cases where that change fixes what isn't broken. Let's look at each change/evolution/revolution on a case by case basis.
     
  8. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator

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    Haven't pulled them out this year but the season is young.
     
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    ARL67 Invisible Airwaves Crackle With Life Skier

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    CalG

    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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    By the way.....

    The Canadian Mountain Holiday (CMH) Heli Ski Top sheet graphics add to the sex appeal...

    Street cred and all that donchaknow

    eta

    Do these babies shine! What fun and confidence in the 4 inches of new snow that puked out of the sky above between 1 and 4 o'clock this afternoon!
    And they were no slouch when the fresh was only two inches over ice flows.

    Say's something, considering they were NOS when I got them in the late 90s. ;-)
    It must be the new bindings......
     
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