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eurosysytem0
04-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Ive just seen the thread where a guys wife has an old ski still in use.
I have an 1968 Mike Amsbury edge to edge concave slalom ski with stainless steel binding mounts ( still pristine). The ski itself is made up of many many small sections of wood about 6" x 1" X 1/4" .
Was and is a lovely ski.

Pickwick
04-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Had to send my Connelly Concept off to have a boot reworked. Pulled out my 1994 Jobe 1600 Double High Wrap with the globe and hand print design. Filled in nicely. The boots on these were ahead of their time...big zip pulls in the back.

skitilldark
04-14-2014, 02:33 PM
1968 dick pope jr combos
1976 EP superformer 2 slalom ski

jraben8
04-14-2014, 02:37 PM
1986 Connelly HP

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jk13
04-14-2014, 02:49 PM
1991 Kidder Pro Tour Graphite.
1970s Cut 'n Jump wood combos.
1960 woody combos that my Uncle pressed and made in HS shop class. White Drake rubber bindings.

eurosysytem0
04-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Good to see this is getting responses. It would be good if we could include photos of these veteran skis. Will do mine at weekend

Miss Rita
04-14-2014, 03:00 PM
1976 O'Brien World Team Comp - I tried it once last summer, just for fun; it was AWFUL

zamboniman
04-14-2014, 05:28 PM
These are old my dad bought em used in the 50's

bturner2
04-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Let's see.....

Wood Connelly Hook - retired, now a wall hanger. Excellent condition.
Wood MAHA - retired, now a wall hanger. Excellent condition.
1977 EP Comp 1 with orange top and blue running surface - retired
1984 MasterCraft Radius (left) - retired, MIA at this time. I'll have to go play "in search of" in the attic.

We took both the Hook and the MAHA out 2 summers ago just to see what they were like. Very scary. The Hook is beautiful but was always twitchy. I remember the MAHA being a lot more stable but it certainly wasn't the day we took it out.

The Comp 1 was my first real ski and I used the heck out of. I would love to take it back out but the binding is toast and I'm afraid I've out grown it (apparently I've put on some weight over the years).

I was last out on the Radius about 5 years ago and it seemed fine. From there I moved to a Connelly Concept then to my current Radar Senate. The difference is amazing between the old wood skis and my Senate.

Pickwick
04-14-2014, 05:53 PM
I thought it had to be ride qualified...

ski_king
04-14-2014, 06:20 PM
I have a late 60's Northland Shark. It was a nice wooden ski in its day. It got retired to a barefoot kickoff ski. I also have a 74 Obrien World Team, also retired but the kids were using it to learn on a few years ago.
5 Maheraja's from late 60's and early 70's. A couple of them still need restored.
Up in the rafters of the shed are a few more including a pair of Obrien trick skis.

madcityskier
04-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Skied a couple of the old wood slalom skis in the last couple summers. The Lil' Monster was ok, one a buddy gave me almost killed me. Never heard Nordicron laugh so hard in my life. Fat guy/ small 66" ski, and a vdrive wake = 1.75 front flips and thank God for modern life vests.

skitilldark
04-14-2014, 08:17 PM
I have a late 60's Northland Shark. It was a nice wooden ski in its day. It got retired to a barefoot kickoff ski. I also have a 74 Obrien World Team, also retired but the kids were using it to learn on a few years ago.
5 Maheraja's from late 60's and early 70's. A couple of them still need restored.
Up in the rafters of the shed are a few more including a pair of Obrien trick skis.

Loved the majerajahs.

atihanyi
04-14-2014, 08:19 PM
early 70's saucier

ttu
04-14-2014, 08:28 PM
[QUOTE=skitilldark;1033556]Loved the majerajahs.[/QUOTE

^^ agree 100%. I had a uncle who had a wooden majerajah and my aunt who is still with us had one of the first fiberglass or graphite models. they were so freaking heavy to ski on but great skis.

I always remember a whip out on a maja was the ski would sink except for the tip!

we also had a honeycomb jobe then I still have my ole jobe professional! need to find new bindings for that one.

ttu
04-14-2014, 08:32 PM
oh forgot we had a taperflex, hated that ski! my dad who is no longer with us also had a wooden Connelly that he thrashed one rock.

my first trick skis were ep fiberglass.

SkiDaddy
04-14-2014, 09:00 PM
1985 Connelly Shadow hanging on the wall in the garage. Also have a EP 360 trick ski from about the same time. Before the Shadow I rode a Cypress Gardens Tech1, but I can't remember what ever happened to that ski.

bturner2
04-14-2014, 09:03 PM
I had a pair of the Connelly wide trac tricks.

SP Maristar
04-15-2014, 12:17 AM
Bturner2: it looks like i have the same EP ski. I bought mi e used from Wiley's in '

SP Maristar
04-15-2014, 12:20 AM
Darn phone. Bturner2: it looks like i have the same EP ski. I bought mine used from Wiley's in '85 and skied it through college when i too was a bit lighter. It was the ski i rode on my first ski behind a mastercraft. Good memories!

SP Maristar
04-15-2014, 12:20 AM
Pic for proof!109310

DonB
04-15-2014, 12:36 AM
I have a Connelly Hook from about '78 or '79. Haven't ridden it in a long time.

bturner2
04-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Pic for proof!109310


I loved that EP, had a great flex pattern. The Senate I'm riding now has a very similar feeling, at least from what I can remember.

SP Maristar
04-15-2014, 08:28 AM
I bought a Senate last season and i agree on the feel. Great minds apparently love the same skis. Ha!

aquaman
04-15-2014, 08:29 AM
Pic for proof!109310

wow :D.....just like my old EP Comp I.....likely the best ski I've owned. great flex pattern and amazing turns. I learned a lot on that ski.

had a Maherajah.....more beauty than performance but still have a couple of wallhangers in the house.

next was a Kidder Redline, very fast but not so good in the turns.......then a Connelly that was a good all around performer.

eurosysytem0
04-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Sorry guys I started this thread and said I had an '88 Mike Amsbury. This was a Typo it is actually a 1968 bought in Cyprus when I was over there in the Military (Royal Air Force).
Remember the deal is IN USE and WITH PICTURE. I'll do my photo at the weekend.

Good response so far

neil.anderson63
04-15-2014, 10:47 AM
I have an old Stinger, probably from mid 80's I'll find it and shoot a pic

bturner2
04-15-2014, 02:39 PM
All of mine shown are "in use" next to my bar and are "used" to start conversations based on inflated memories as we drink!

81powerslot
04-15-2014, 02:47 PM
still have cypress gardens dick pope jr pair and a lil monster in good shape. strap on the first o'brien ocassionally but still prefer my Jobe pro.... at 60 i gotta start taking it a little easier!!

Sammy5222
04-15-2014, 03:26 PM
I have an original skurfer.

rek
04-15-2014, 08:15 PM
My Dad gave me these Kimball Concave ski's. They were used in dunedin, FL around the time I was born. I'd say 1970-1973 or so. I suppose they work well in the ocean because i had them on the lake a couple of times and it's like a couple of canoe's on your feet crossing the wake. :D

virginmastercraftowner
04-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Cypress Gardens Concave Little Monster

eurosysytem0
04-16-2014, 04:23 AM
I have an original skurfer.
Let see a photo. I have also got an early one but I am not sure what it is. Will photo at weekend

eurosysytem0
04-22-2014, 12:13 PM
This is my 1968 Mike Amsbey Freyre ski. Bindings are originals. Ski is made of small sections of timber approx 6"x1"x1/4".

I resprayed it in the Formula 1 Grand Prix Colours for the Lotus John Player Special Team in the mid 1970s.
The other is an OBrian Banzai board. One of the first wakeboards on the market in UK