Fischer RC4

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This advertisement from Fischer really brings things together for 1976. There’s the man, the Kaiser, in the yellow suit with the red helmet and white stripe; it’s the Olympic downhill…Read More

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.…Read More

The Full Monty: Fischer

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The November 2015 Fischer Ski website presents 41 models (not including race stock, junior and touring) in 7 categories: RC4 SERIES (not race stock) RC4 World Cup RC Pro, $1050 RC4 World Cup…Read More

Strapless

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Introduced by Scott for the 1975-1976 season, the patented strapless grip was available as an option on many poles in the line. “safer, easier to use, and it will teach…Read More

Josef Fischer

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  From SKIING Magazine September 1975: John, Robert and Franz were returning home from a day of skiing when they had a fatal car accent on the interstate. On their…Read More

Movie: The Ultimate Thrill

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  Although reviews are far from encouraging, this 1974 cinematic gem was advertised to skiers everywhere as “the greatest ski movie ever made”, in both of the ski magazines. The…Read More

Ha ha ha ha ha

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“Yes, I can outfit you for under $200. Unless, of course, you want accessories, such as skis, boots, bindings, poles…” By Tony Saltzman    

Oh boy . . .

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  While researching the September 1977 issue of SKIING Magazine I bumped into this little jewel on page 16. Now its all about finding one, size medium.    

September Time Machine

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  1974 SKIS: Trends for the season move away from technology and move toward what the ski model can do for a particular skier type. Rather than simply offering racing and…Read More

Rear View: 40 Years

Burt bindings, K2 boots, Volkl uses carbon, the Salomon 505, K2 Threes, Fives and Bermuda Shorts, Wayne Wong, hot dogging and Jean Claude Killy returns to competition.