Fixing the tips would require a flexible adhesive not a rigid adhesive like most epoxy. You will also need several clamps once you apply the adhesive and give plenty of time to cure the adhesive, maybe longer than the label says is enough. Just a side note about the color scheme of the skis, in the downhill models the black and yellow would be a SL ski and the pink would be a GS ski not sure if that has any carry over to the cross country models. Good luck and enjoy your skis.Hi everyone!
I'm writing here to see if anyone can give me some info about these cross-country skis. I looked around the web all night and can't find anything, although, in this thread, the Dynamic vr27 looks awfully close color-scheme-wise. They are Rossignol made for Dynamic in Austria.
I am curious about the year.
The black/yellow is a classic waxable, and the pink is a skate. They are both 200, which seems super long for a skate, although they are both rated <65Kg! Their tips are delaminating, but they are otherwise new and have never been mounted. I would also welcome tips for how to properly fix the tips.
I am looking forward to mounting bindings on them because, I mean: who doesn't love neon pink and yellow? They are so rad!
Fixing the tips would require a flexible adhesive not a rigid adhesive like most epoxy. You will also need several clamps once you apply the adhesive and give plenty of time to cure the adhesive, maybe longer than the label says is enough. Just a side note about the color scheme of the skis, in the downhill models the black and yellow would be a SL ski and the pink would be a GS ski not sure if that has any carry over to the cross country models. Good luck and enjoy your skis.
Most epoxy dry in a rigid state and each flex of the ski will stress that rigidity and it will break down with enough time. BTW it is not the glue that makes plywood strong, it is the fact that the grain of each layer is turned 90 degrees from the next layer.Fix the tip with good epoxy (JB Weld?). I have repaired cross country skis split tip to tail with epoxy and recovered all the spring and camber after the clamps were off. Skis are not made with flexible adhesive, they are glued up solid, and derive their characteristics from the laminated materials. Imagine plywood glued up with rubber cement.
PS Great skis. Thought I had seen everything in Dynamics!
Nice VR 17's, I recognize the Marker toe but the heel I don't remember if I ever saw that combination. What is it?Bought the VR17's spring '70, closeout, Hechinger's lumber yard in DC. Heard they were ice skates, that's about all us kids ever saw in southern PA night skiing. Changed boots over the years, but kept same skis until i kind of faded away from it 12 or 15 years ago. No one i knew after college skied. Wife never skied, but went along a few times taking our son out with his friends. He hated it and gave up. Then last year, a friend closer to my age here in upstate NY who never stopped, got me motivated again. I threw myself at the hands of a kid at the re-use sports store and got a pair of Atomic Vantage 83's. But still like to strap the VR's on for some runs. It's like learning to ski all over again swapping between them. But "either" style on groomers has its own level of fun once past the falling on face stage of transition.
(Head & Dynastars were from local $5 barrels. the Dynastars were a mistaken attempt to get "modern" bindings before learning on here that those Marker heels actually have a bad rep for expolding. The Head Masters were a save for the wall because of the history. I'd actually like to ski them but leery of the bindings.
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recognize the Marker toe but the heel I don't remember if I ever saw that combination. What is it?
Back in that time frame it probably would have been the Nevada I toe that had to be notched. When they came out with the Nevada II toe they did away with the notches. Years ago I had a pair of NOS Nevada I toes in the box. I figured that I was never going to use them and I was tight on storage space so in the trash they went. That was just before I found that other ski community.Those heels were generically called 'suicide heels' as they didn't release. There were a variety of them. They were popular with Nevada toes.