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How they used to ski

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Apologies if this has been posted before, but I found this fascinating. I love the way he comes down through the trees and then walks off cross country style.

I always wondered if the older bindings clasped the boot firmly or just at the front, and if the latter I assumed it would be more like a telemark style - turns out I was wrong.


http://youtube.com/v/s1eAojauLmM
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
did you see those screw on edges!!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Sack the Juggler, From what I could see the bindings looked to be Kandahar cable type bindings which were used for many decades.
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Bob wrote:
did you see those screw on edges!!


Screw on metal edges were patented by Austrian Rudolf Lettner in 1926, and by the 1930s were widely used. Madeye-Smiley
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Alastair Pink wrote:
@Sack the Juggler, From what I could see the bindings looked to be Kandahar cable type bindings which were used for many decades.
many decades before my time Laughing Laughing Laughing (although to be fair I didn't start skiing until my early 40's)

Thanks for pointing the name of the binding though, and how long there were used for. I've seen those bindings on a few alpine lodge walls and wondered about how they would be used.
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The funniest thing is that this is filmed in Duinrell, in the dunes near The Hague, South-Holland!! Very Happy Cool Very Happy
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Bob wrote:
did you see those screw on edges!!

I have used skis with screw on edges, plus cable bindings and leather boots. The rental stock at Glenshee in the early 70s was all like this.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@Sack the Juggler, This is the one you need to watch;


http://youtube.com/v/HbxGkikglc8&list=RDKOH1Mvy0nfA&index=2

& yes, I too started skiing on similar skis from the school stock to use at Glenshee (early 1970's). There was always a rush on Friday to get to the ski shed to try to claim boots that weren't lace-up affairs.
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Ski lacquer..... Now we're talking...............!!!!
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@McKenzie, fantastic video. I realise what I have been doing wrong with my ski prep. I do not have a ski press. Crying or Very sad
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@McKenzie, that's a cracking video, I wonder what it was used for, army skiing instructions or recruitment?
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Instruction film for skiers training new skiers I would guess.
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These were in the ski room rack in my hotel in Saas-Fee 3 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure they weren't being used Toofy Grin

Plenty of tip rocker in evidence Very Happy

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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I'd love to have a go with some of that old fashioned ski gear, if only to stop me moaning about what I have
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