View Full Version : What are these skis called? Vintage

College Kid
10-14-2012, 12:19 PM
I am in the process of tracking down some vintage ski's for a project and found a seller with a whole pile of them.

I can't find any info on these cool little ski's (the tiny red ones). Anybody know anything about them, or ever used them?

10-14-2012, 12:29 PM
cool - they look like barefoot trainers..IMO

88 PS190
10-14-2012, 12:30 PM
They're a variety of "foot ski"

You'll see them used in show skiing, its almost like barefooting.

10-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Those are shoe skis!

College Kid
10-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Anyone ever used them? Are they fun, or more just a novelty?

10-14-2012, 03:29 PM
They're shoe skis. A bit of a novelty, but fun. We made a pair of our own back in the day and had a lot of fun on them.

10-14-2012, 03:51 PM

10-14-2012, 04:02 PM
When we were kids we used to make skis out of all kinds of thing. Here we were 10-14 years old driving boat on our own on summer weekdays skiing on old wood skis cut the size of shoe skis seeing whoe could jump the furthest...best!!!!

10-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Like other people have said they are shoe skies, the white ski they are propped up against looks like a single vintage jump ski from a pair like a Cypress Garden.

10-14-2012, 10:04 PM
We had a pair of shoe skis when I was a teenager...the only way I could get up on them was off a piece of plywood cut in a circle. I would sit on the plywood with my feet hanging off the front and stand up when we reached a good enough speed. I was never strong enough or talented enough to do 360's on them. I remember a slow speed with them, also.

10-15-2012, 06:58 AM
Wanted to find video of hall if famer Skip Gilkerson on his, but no dice. Skip was a great showman and truely an and truly an ambassador if our sport. He was the guy who taught me how to wax a ramp. At the time I was 16 and he was busy prepping a ramp for a pro tour stop at a site I worked at, so there was a lot going on. He seemed to figure he's doing it anyway, might as well teach someone while he's at it. Hope he's doing well still, he deserves to be.