Ski Wall: 1976-1977

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The big news for the upcoming ski season looks like “long softies” – something everyone seems to have produced at least one ski model intended for fast bump and powder skiing. The popularity of short skis now begins to fade. Other innovations that hit the scene for 1976-1977 were asymmetric sidecuts (GS on one side, SL on the other), groove less bases (“Hart and Olin have been conducting tests which show that the groove is unnecessary on hard snow even for the skier who likes to carve his turns.”), and P-tex top skins which can be refinished easily.

Looking at Skiing Magazine’s official photo of the 1976-1977 skis a few models completely jump out:

  • Atomic’s ACS Leader ($ 180) – ACS (which stands for Atomic Compact Ski) is just just a step away from the great ARC.
  • Fischer C4 Competition ($200) – Did you see the Olympics?
  • Hexcel Hexcelerator ($220) – Arguably last year’s hottest new compact ski (1975-1976)
  • K2 255 Soft ($235)
  • Kastle Asymetric ($255) – GS sidecut on one side, SL sidecut on the other?
  • Superflex Carbon ($245) – Not as much about the ski as the beginning of the greatest graphic series ever, at least one of them for the time.
  • Lange Shortstyle ($150)
  • Molnar ($200) – Called the softest ski you can buy (73mm waist).
  • Olin Mark III Series S ($208)
  • Rossignol Freestyle ($195)
  • Sarner Vision ($235) – asymmetric shovel ski.

How about a look at all of them:

Atomic AR Leader
Atomic ARC Comp
Atomic ACS Leader
Atomic ACS Drive
Atomic AR Crack
Atomic ACS Spurt
Atomic ACS Golf
Atomic Compact
Atomic Rookia KS
Atomic Trick
Authier Competition
Authier Competition Downhill
Authier A-2
Authier C-5
Authier Fury
Authier 0-6
Authier Trial
Authier Corona
Blizzard Prototyp
Blizzard Firebird Racer
Blizzard Super
Blizzard Firebird
Blizzard Secura Top
Blizzard Secura Medium
Blizzard Racing
Blizzard Fan S
Blizzard Fan 3003
Blizzard Secura Light
Blizzard Polo
Blizzard Polo Short
Blizzard High Life Short
Blizzard Wizzard Short
Blizzard Hot Dog Short
Century 4
Century 3
Century 2
Dura-Fiber XR-2
Dura-Fiber Enduro (196, 200cm)
Dura-Fiber Rallie (196cm)
Dura-Fiber Rallie (170, 180, 190cm)
Dura-Fiber Enduro (170, 180, 190cm)
Dura-Fiber Short
Dynamic Equipe
Dynamic VRM
Dynamic VR 17
Dynamic TM 1000
Dynamic TM 800
Dynamic Hourra
Dynamic Hello
Dynamic HPS
Dynastar Acryglass
Dynastar Omegiass
Dynastar FPS
Dynastar Laser
Dynastar Quasar
Dynastar Compact
Dynastar Tempest
Dynastar Acrypact
Dynastar Pulsar
Dynastar Freestyle
Elan RC
Elan TC
Elan MC
Elan Ranger
Elan CR
Elan Grad
Elan TL 705
Elan Fun Short
Elan Swing Professional
Erbacher TC 88
Erbacher GP 60 Short
Erbacher GP 601
Erbacher FG 30 Compact
Erbacher FG 30 Short
Erbacher Sunrise
Fischer C4 Comp
Fischer C4 Racing
Fischer Cut 70 Nair
Fischer Cut 70 Prime
Fischer Futura Super
Fischer Cut 70 Azur
Fischer Futura Rounder
Fischer Cut 70 Joy
Fischer Futura Glass
Fischer C4 Free
Fischer Futura Boss
Fritzmeler Super Cup 660
Fritzmeler Super Cup 560
Fritzmeler Super Cup 360
Fritzmeler Super Cup 260
Frltzmeler Joker 80
Frltzmeler Joker 60
Frltzmeier Filou 8
Frltzmeier Filou 7
Fritzmeier Filou 5
Fritzmeier Joker 30
Fritzmeier Filou 3
Fritzmeier Joker 50
Hagan Can Am Turbo
Hagan Can Am Racing
Hagan Can-Am Aero
Hagan Select LS
Hagan Alu-Glas
Hagan Alu-Glas Short
Hagan Select
Hagan Spoiler
Hagan Hot Spoiler
Hagan Cup Spoiler
Hart Honeycomb
Hart Supercomp
Hart Express
Hart Shortstyle
Hart Freespirit
Hart Freestyle
Hart Ballet
Head XRC
Head Comp SL
Head Cruiser
Head Fox
Head Cruiser
Head Honcho
Head Snobird
Head Hot Head II
Head Shorts
Head Sunburst
Head Yahoo 2
Head Yahoo
Hexcel Supercomp
Hexcel Sundance
Hexcel Competition
Hexcel Firelite S
Hexcel Hexcelerator
Holzner: Alpha RS
Holzner Racer RS
Holzner Matra CP
Holzner Caravella
Holzner Rasant
Holzner Spectral
Holzner Spectral Short
Holzner Alpine Short
Holzner Astral
Holzner Astral Short
Holzner Compact Supercomp
Holzner Compact Powder
K2 255 Soft
K2 255
K2 Five
K2 244
K2 233
K2 233 Short
K2 222 Short
K2 244 Short
K2 244 Ballet
Kastle X-11 National Team
Kastle X-11 World Cup
Kastle Asymetric
Kastle Newstyle Champion
Kastle K-53
Kastle K-41
Kastle Freestyle Pro
Kazama National Team
Kazama VTQ
Kazama Winter High
Kazama Sun Rider
Kazama Free & Easy
Kazama Smoker
Kazama Ski Fever
Kazama Bugaboo
Kazama Freestyle
Knelssl Downhill
Knelssl Super Star Carbon
Knelssl GS
Knelssl Formula S
Knelssl Slalom
Knelssl Super Flex Carbon
Knelssl Super Compact Carbon
Knelssl Compact FormulaS
Knelssl Short Formula A
Kneissl Formula A
Kneissl Compact Formula A
Kneissl Short Formula L
Kneissl Freestar
Kneissl Bump Rider
Krystal Foamcore Short
Krystal Foamcore Green
Krystal Foamcore Yellow
Krystal Foam SS
Krystal Olympic
Krystal Exhibition Short
Krystal Foamcore Freestyle
Lange Competition
Lange Softstyle
Lange Prostyle
Lange Shortstyle
Lange Freestyle
Miller Downhill
Miller GS
Miller Slalom
Miller SGS
Miller My Ski Model ” B”
Miller New Dimension
Miller My Ski Model “C”
Miller Hot Shot Model “F”
Miller Hot Shot Model “K”
Miller Standard Fiberglass
Miller My Ski Model ” A”
Miller Hot Shot Model ” FM”
Miller My Ski Ballet
Miller Soft
Miller Snowbird
Miller Short Soft
Molnar Prismatic
Olin Mark V
Olin Mark VI
Olin Mark III S
Olin Mark III
Olin Mark I “M”
Olin Mark I “K”
Olin Mark IV
Olin Ballet
Pale Rubin 2002
Pale Glass R5
Pale Short 55
Pale Foxi/Racer
Rossignol Roc Comp
Rossignol ST Comp
Rossignol Strata 105
Rossignol L TO
Rossignol Snowbird
Rossignol Sunbird
Rossignol Salto
Rossignol Elite
Rossignol Corcorde
Rossignol Olympique S
Rossignol Olympia
Rossignol Cobra
Rossignol Freestyle
Rossignol Smash
Rossignol Exhibition S
Rossignol Ballet
Rossignol Choucas
Rossignol Haute Route
Sarner Ace
Sarner Up
Sarner Crac RS
Sarner Fly
Sarner Vision
Sarner 2002
Sarner Go
Sarner Swing Pro
Sarner Tip
Sarner In
Sarner Kick
Sarner Rodeo
Sarner Daffy
Spalding Alta 450
Spalding Alta 380
Spalding Alta 120
Spalding Action
Spalding Carrera
Spalding Impact
Spalding Era I
The Ski The White Ski
The Ski
Trucker Canyon Cruiser
Trucker Mother Trucker Compact
Trucker Compact Trucker 2
Trucker 2
Trucker Trucker
Trucker Mother Trucker
Trucker BCP (Back Country Powder)
Trucker Mountaineering
Tua Bora Comp
Tua Bora VIP
Tua Turbo Nova
Tua Daffy
Tua Turbo Comet
Tua Turbo Lady
Tua Cross
Tua Acrobat
Volkl Honeycomb
Volkl Super Renntiger
Volkl Renntiger
Volkl Carbon
Volkl Sapporo Competition
Volkl Dingo
Volkl Compact Reflex
Volkl Super Short
Volkl Compact Driver
Volkl Easy Short
Volkl Compact Happy
Volkl Methodic
Volkl Freestyle
Yamaha Custom
Yamaha Camp
Yamaha Racer
Yamaha Exemplar
Yamaha XL
Yamaha Hi-Flex
Yamaha Catch Sight
Yamaha AR-S
Yamaha AR
Yamaha Freestyle
$225
$200
$180
$160
$75
$140
$130
$120
$120
$170
$240
$240
$210
$185
$155
$145
$225
$185
$250
$210
$190
$175
$175
$150
$160
$150
$125
$125
$100
$100
$175
$145
$130
$225
$215
$195
$265
$235
$185
$185
$235
$200
$375
$280
$275
$145
$195
$155
$135
$235
$250
$240
$200
$165
$165
$130
$115
$215
$185
$145
$175-$158
$133-$125
$192
$93-$82
$100-$93
$80-$75
$82.50
$108-$88
$142-$125
$225
$135
$135
$100
$100
$175
$200
$170
$185
$160
$160
$135
$135
$110
$110
$195
$185
$250
$215
$190
$175
$195
$180
$150
$135
$120
$108
$105
$160
$229
$199
$169
$159
$139
$139
$139
$129
$169
$149
$250
$195
$175
$165
$145
$185
$185
$250
$195
$200
$175
$200
$150
$150
$135
$135
$135
$185
$165
$265
$255
$240
$190
$215
$225
$200
$175
$160
$135
$120
$115
$110
$99.50
$95
$150
$125
$235
$210
$185
$190
$165
$165
$145
$190
$190
$200
$200
$255
$165
$140
$125
$185
$200
$200
$160
$120
$99.50
$99.50
$200
$180
$180
$245
$245
$215
$200
$200
$235
$225
$185
$185
$160
$155
$150
$195
$165
$115
$86.50
$86.50
$84
$78
$175
$125
$195
$210
$175
$150
$185
$250
$250
$250
$225
$195
$165
$175
$155
$129.50
$119.50
$185
$175
$185
$195
$160
$175
$200
$228
$208
$208
$188
$168
$148
$188
$188
$125
$100
$96
$70
$210
$210
$185
$255
$160
$145
$235
$135
$135
$135
$125
$115
$195
$175
$150
$150
$160
$160
$400
$240
$225
$200
$235
$210
$160
$170
$150
$130
$170
$160
$190
$265
$200
$180
$140
$100
$100
$195
$260
$245
$199
$195
$180
$175
$125
$190
$175
$135
$229
$199
$139
$119
$119
$119
$139
$159
$350
$320
$260
$240
$195
$180
$190
$180
$175
$145
$140
$120
$185
$280
$250
$160
$280
$280
$199
$149
$129
$109
$199
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Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
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Racing Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
High-Performance Recreational Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
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Mountaineering / Deep Powder Skis
Mountaineering / Deep Powder Skis
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Racing Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
High-Performance Recreational Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
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Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
Freestyle / Mogul Skis
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Mountaineering / Deep Powder Skis
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Racing Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
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Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Freestyle / Mogul Skis
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Racing Skis
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Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Racing Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
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Mountaineering / Deep Powder Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
Intermediate / Advanced Recreational Skis
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Novice / Intermediate Recreational Skis
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High-Performance Recreational Skis
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