One of the skis I had as a kid growing up was a Daiwa. It like my first Blizzards were hand me downs. The Daiwas were my moms at 195 and I skied them for 1 or 2 years and then switched to the Blizzards at 210. were purchased in the late 60's or early 70's just after we came to Canada.
Ski skill in those days to be good, required you learn it all, and at about 100lbs give or take the 210's required you had to really dive into you skis to get them to respond.
In part this still drives my skill set to this day and one of the reasons I find non race skis and boots too soft and floppy.
Slight thread drift. It seems that back in those days companies made more side ventures quickly and rode the waves of trends, when the tend died so did the off shoot venture. In some cases the off shoot became the main stay and the founding main stay died off.