Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 80
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Posts
    5,691

    What is the oldest ski you actually like and still ski.

    Rocker 2 100. In my 30 or so years of mediocre skiing, this is my most reliable ski. I think mine are about 15 or 16 years old now.

    2nd place to rocker 2 122.

    I know skis are amazing now and I love trying them too... but I still ski these old skis more than a lot of new offerings.

    If I still owned them I think the sickle would also be on that list but they got stolen so I can't remember.

    Sent from my SM-A536W using Tapatalk
    Goal: ski in the 2018/19 season

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    No longer somewhere in Idaho
    Posts
    1,990
    ‘94 neon yellow Explosiv. Still super fun, 30 years out of the press….


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    Gravity always wins...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Posts
    5,691
    Quote Originally Posted by riff View Post
    ‘94 neon yellow Explosiv. Still super fun, 30 years out of the press….


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    I had a pair of those too!

    The first time I fealt weightless on skis... didn't know where my feet were.

    Sent from my SM-A536W using Tapatalk
    Goal: ski in the 2018/19 season

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Aloft
    Posts
    4,084
    Spatulas

    Gold buddha Gotamas. No longer have them this year, but wouldn't hesitate to get another pair if I found them.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Posts
    5,691
    Quote Originally Posted by Soups View Post
    Spatulas

    Gold buddha Gotamas. No longer have them this year, but wouldn't hesitate to get another pair if I found them.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Yes!

    Sent from my SM-A536W using Tapatalk
    Goal: ski in the 2018/19 season

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    BLDR CO
    Posts
    969
    4frnt EHPs, 3 usable hoarded pairs, circa ~2010 - pretty go-to mid winter ski still

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Posts
    5,691
    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    4frnt EHPs, 3 usable hoarded pairs, circa ~2010 - pretty go-to mid winter ski still
    I always wanted to try those in a 186 but never did.

    Sent from my SM-A536W using Tapatalk
    Goal: ski in the 2018/19 season

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    beaverhead county
    Posts
    4,625
    2005 k2 public enemys. gifted to me circa '12. my first pair of real skis. still break them out every once in a blue moon, but mostly to look at the topsheet.
    swing your fucking sword.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,828
    Circa 2006ish. 1st gen Lotus 138s, Flex 3 rocker 0 with the narrow shark nose and the carbon splinter topsheets. Just retired my first pair to rock skis status and mounted up the minty pair I'd had in the closet for 10+ years.
    Three fundamentals of every extreme skier, total disregard for personal saftey, amphetamines, and lots and lots of malt liquor......-jack handy

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Golden B.C.
    Posts
    625
    2008 salmon Rocker, 2011 Rossi Sickle. Timeless designs.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wasatch
    Posts
    7,273
    2014 billy goat or Pon2oons


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16, 24, 32, 35

    2021/2022 (13/15)

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    SW, CO
    Posts
    1,611
    Sickle for me too. An all time ski.

    And I guess some 1988/89 Kastle straights. Break them out half a dozen times a year for shits and giggles.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Posts
    5,564
    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    2014 billy goat or Pon2oons


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    Until this year I was still on 2010 Mantras a fair bit.

    Cheating, but I have a ‘92(ish) Republic of Free Surf Highlander GS snowboard that I pulled out a couple years ago.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The greatest N. New Mexico resort in Colorado
    Posts
    2,189
    '04 Stockli Scot Schmidt Pro 194. Still blows doors on what's out there now.

    Most of my quiver is old because they stopped making skis for grownups a while back, but notably these are still in regular rotation:

    '08 Kneissl Tanker 190
    '08 Scot Schmidt Pro 188
    '05 Stockli Laser Cross Pro 188 (still insanely fast, raced on them last weekend)

    The ca. '93 223 Elan RC DH come out once or twice a year, and I like them though they are terrifying. Don't think that counts.

    Though I seem to be reaching for my HL R99 Comp every damn day now.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    7
    2014 Moment PBJ - pretty beat up but living as a sweet rock ski

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    1,131
    2009 Katanas are still used a lot. Still fantastic

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Posts
    596
    180 wizard explosiv - such a fun ski for PNW low tide.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry - Mark Twain

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Squaw valley
    Posts
    4,667
    Katana

    Sent from my moto g 5G using Tapatalk

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    440
    '08 187 dynastar xxl's

    Still stupid good and i still own fl105, fl113, fx104, mantra 102, og bodacious, og devastators, and billygoats. Motherships, og invictus, wren 102ti, og cochise, supernatural 108's have also come and gone. I would still put these up against most of these skis in terms of smashing shallow chop and firm crud, airing soft moguls and slipping through techy chutes in variable snow. These were the skis that first opened my eyes to what a forgiving charger could be when I first demoed them at snowbird in '08. basically every other ski on this list was inspired by my pokemon-esque desire to catch 'em all after seeing what the xxl could do

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kilpisjärvi, Finland
    Posts
    933
    I have lot's of older skis that I some time use. But oldest ski that I actually use often and is actually my goto liftski if I know snow is somewhat soft is 2015 Head Cyclic 115 183cm. Awesome ski! Unfortunately it starts to be so beat up that I need to replace it with something soon.

    Lähetetty minun LYA-L29 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    80
    Rocker 2 122. Learned how to ski on those puppies, taught by an ex-ski racer friend and ski instructor roommate. Still take them out every once and a while

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    FR&CH
    Posts
    365
    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    4frnt EHPs, 3 usable hoarded pairs, circa ~2010 - pretty go-to mid winter ski still
    Same here but got only one, it’s the last one, 2012 I guess ?

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,690
    It's crazy to me how my OG (2003) Gotama is being held onto while I'll be selling my M102. They're basically the same ski while the M102 is a better carver (metal, sidecut) but the Gotama is a more forgiving, lighter, still fun all mountain ski. I'll just put an old FKS on it and call it good.

    Also, it'll be easier to sell the M102, for sure. But I laughed when I first skied the M102. I was like-- This is a fucking Gotama. Slightly refined, kinda, for hard snow performance, but really not at all better in soft snow. And for that slot in my quiver, which is basically skiing with the kids at this point, I can't find any reason for the M102. Every time I'm on trying to perform, I wish I was on the K108... but then HL released the R110 and now I completely get it.

    The R110 will replace my M102 as my DD while my OG Gotama will become my dad ski. Only because it'll be easier to sell the M102.

    Either that or I just don't have the heart to sell my OG Goat. I don't know if it's nostalgia, but it's weird that I'll sell my M102 in a heartbeat but have to think twice about selling my Gotama. They're 20 years apart in technology and design. WTF? Why did the M102 both stoke me out and fail to win my heart at the same time?

    Look, the M102 is a Gotama & a front-side carver combined. But I don't really front-side carve anymore. And if I want to front-side carve, I should probably focus on a front-side carver.

    So, there's that. The M102 is a Jack-of-all-Trades, Master-of-None. While the Gotama is a lighter, more forgiving, Jack-of-all-Trades, Master-of-None.

    Oh, and by the way, if you want a real next gen Gotama, I believe the HL FL105 is what you seek. Wood, fiberglass, rubber, no metal, no carbon. On paper it's a more-doable goat but a less finicky M102/K108 variant. Honestly, if we're gonna talk about the oldest ski we still ski, we should probably talk about what ski we'll probably ski forever. And for this genre of all-mountain that I'm discussing... fuck carbon and fuck metal. All those bonds break down over time. Carbon starts off noisy, and just becomes noisier. Metal bonding to wood eventually fails and the dampness is gone.

    Have I typed too much yet?
    Last edited by gaijin; 03-01-2024 at 05:46 AM.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North,NorthEast
    Posts
    3,575
    2007 Scott p4’s. They still rail groomers and are super fun to ski. Just threw a fresh pair of pivots on em. And the retro top sheet is still rad
    Name:  Image1709296825.091266.jpg
Views: 772
Size:  44.4 KB

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Driving2VT
    Posts
    4,598

    What is the oldest ski you actually like and still ski.

    Quote Originally Posted by Power_Sauce View Post
    180 wizard explosiv - such a fun ski for PNW low tide.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    x2 on loving their fun-ness. Haul ass and so stable at speed. Just had them out Monday for ec “spring” groomer zooming. From like 1995? Also:

    2007 og 186cm “soft” BGs but haven’t touched them in a couple seasons.

    2009 (?) 184cm Hybrid Lotus 120s

    2011 (?) 178cm Casair 85s Pure3 that I continue to be impressed by (tele groomer zooming). Also some 178cm Wailer 105s in a P3 construction but hardly ski them. Similar time frame. Carbon feel of the P3 is funky unless you’re skiing smooth snow. Hence the groomer focus and the lack of motivation to ski the 105 in typical ec variability and like my Wren quiver more in the 102-108 range.

    2012 183cm Stormrider 110 tts

    All else more modern I believe.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	73068045115__908D4C85-1369-49AE-A41F-A4EE31E51F52.JPG 
Views:	128 
Size:	197.1 KB 
ID:	488800
    Last edited by Doremite; 03-01-2024 at 07:23 AM.
    Uno mas

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •