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Are those 2000’s era Atomic bindings on the Mark V ?
The looked like tele bindings. On the Mark III S were some basic Salomon Quadrax track binding.
 

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Poles are prolly worth more than the planks. Opening weekend on the strip of death.
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Sightings are definitely down. Just got back from A Basin for the week and I didn't see a single other pair of straight skis while I was there. I guess the powder day didn't help.


The 1996 Volkl Presto 186cm. Graphics so bad you can't help but like them. Touted as the "go anywhere" ski that was 15% shorter, fatter, and softer than other skis of the day.
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It really does do everything, but it does everything 15% worse. You're better off just getting 2 pair of skis (or 20 pair :cool:)
 

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Sightings are definitely down. Just got back from A Basin for the week and I didn't see a single other pair of straight skis while I was there. I guess the powder day didn't help.


The 1996 Volkl Presto 186cm. Graphics so bad you can't help but like them. Touted as the "go anywhere" ski that was 15% shorter, fatter, and softer than other skis of the day.
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It really does do everything, but it does everything 15% worse. You're better off just getting 2 pair of skis (or 20 pair :cool:)
Does the Molly Hogan lift have electronic gates now??
It’s like 40ft vertical.
 

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Does the Molly Hogan lift have electronic gates now??
It’s like 40ft vertical.
Yeah. I guess it's nice practice for how the real lifts work.

Still no gates on the upper mountain or Zuma lifts. I always wonder how many people have hiked up and snuck in that way.
 

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Yep, Olin Kinetics. I'm not sure they're strictly under the '95 cutoff.

Do note the boots tho.
I got my similar vintage Olin Sierras in the mid - 90s. I concur, may not be strictly pre-95.
 

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Why pre-95??
I have a pair of P20sl Volkl that are 1996 and quite straight.
 
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Thread itself is 5 years old. I think that bumps the requirement up to pre-2000

Nope... it stays at '95.
It's not about the time since they were new, it's about where ski evolution was in the mid nineties.

Side note, this has become a BIG problem in our 'vintage' class of dirtbike racing (Hare Scrambles). They are letting the newest class (Pre-Modern) stay a 25 years old. So now they have bikes running that were made in '98 and there ain't nothing Pre-Modern about that! It should have been frozen at 1990.
 

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Nope... it stays at '95.
It's not about the time since they were new, it's about where ski evolution was in the mid nineties.

Side note, this has become a BIG problem in our 'vintage' class of dirtbike racing (Hare Scrambles). They are letting the newest class (Pre-Modern) stay a 25 years old. So now they have bikes running that were made in '98 and there ain't nothing Pre-Modern about that! It should have been frozen at 1990.
Why not “straight skis”? My P20’s are 1996! Nothing shaped about those! Except the pre-cambered core, which well predates Blizzard’s “flip core”.
 
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