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Didier Couche


http://youtube.com/v/a3T5buoT0wk

and back in the day


http://youtube.com/v/BlYPjKqdHnA

and some nice skiing back in Paris in 1941, faute de mieux


http://youtube.com/v/2o1jmcwTo5A?feature=shared
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I believe, as the Austrians say, "schetshee aus fucht!"
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Laughing Laughing @davidof, is the portentous commentary in that last video clip the French equivalent of the "Pathe News" voice of the same era? In Saisies some years ago there was a splendid Christmas Eve spectacular with local ski instructors, and some of the kids in the ski club, demonstrating old gear, and dressed accordingly. It was very entertaining. Our family's memory of it is indelibly linked to a shout of "nice bum!" on the video I made. The ESI had an uphill skating race on XC skis, in modern gear and the bums were, indeed, splendid. The voice, though she tried to deny it, was my daughter in law's. There were very few English speakers around.....

I learnt to ski in Norway on skis as long as my upstretched arm. As a complete beginner. With stretchy trousers which went inside the boots and had a stirrup under the foot. We thought we were the bees knees.
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@pam w, I learned to ski in Austria in 1964 in leather laced boots and ski pants that went inside the boot. We thought we were the kippers knickers!
Was looking at my old 205 P20s the other day and thought I might give then a try. OTOH... what for?
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Origen wrote:
Laughing Laughing @davidof, is the portentous commentary in that last video clip the French equivalent of the "Pathe News" voice of the same era? .


exactly that
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Last week of the season at the Grand Montets I used to turn up with a pair of mid '90's vintage straight skis and challenge my buddies to doing one run on them. A good many couldn't make them behave. So resorting to walking some parts. As I here up with hand me down junk in the late 1970's and early 1980's I have no problem with old school ski gear.
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I remember skiing on hired "proper" carvers for the first time in 2001, the same day after a binding had broken on my older comparatively straight skis.. They seemed amazing in comparison - you just put them on their edges and they turned. Why would you want to go back?
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
My first ski trip to the US was back in 1987. I am 6'0" and the sales guy assured me that 220's Fischers would be ideal. Armed with these, I skied for 4 or 5 holidays in Vail, Breckenridge and Aspen as a complete novice. I managed to get down everything without a scratch albeit not pretty "skiing". After laying off the sport for 20+ years, I tried my first set of hired carving ski's (160's) and hated them. I am sure its an age/stupidity thing but I loved the old, straight skis. I have now got used to carving ski's but I still have very fond memories of the "old" kit.


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“The older I get, the better I was”.
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Arguably the best skier in the world, strong as two oxen, looking like a rookie. I just looked at my great grandfather‘s 7 1/2 foot-long skis. No metal edges. And for most skiers in those days, no lift either. We were born at approximately the right time!
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Scooter in Seattle wrote:
Arguably the best skier in the world, strong as two oxen, looking like a rookie. I just looked at my great grandfather‘s 7 1/2 foot-long skis. No metal edges. And for most skiers in those days, no lift either. We were born at approximately the right time!


I imagine he could have adapted to them a bit better with more training but still quite an eye opener.

The oldest skis I tried were some 201cm 9S. I never understood the longer is better crowd back in the 80s as I started on straight 180s which I found worked pretty well, even in powder.

https://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/generation-gap/index.html
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Every now and then I put on my old leather boots and dig out some old Tuas with cable bindings. The last time I did this a Hemel, literally no-one noticed!! Laughing Laughing
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Just before it went to a collector, I went up the road on my then-state-of-the-art titanium 1991 race mountain bike.

Terrifying.

My 2022 Cotic and Stantons are light years better. Safer, faster, just … better.

I look at the antique skis in the back of the garage.

The bindings look…

Terrifying

My 2022 Ripsticks and Mantas are safer, faster, just …. better
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You know it makes sense.
When I got my Bandits I skied on them a few days and then one afternoon switched back to my Super Force 9's and I looked just like Cuche in that opening video. Very weird.
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