_ _ 10/21/12 - Hello. From the middle of the 1920s until the 1950s, many ski jumpers selected Hovde skis. Wooden, and with red paint and Rex Golden Crown in gold. I bought them as far as I can remember between 19At that time I could not find cross country ski available in Canada. Hand-Crafted Skis in Minnesota, jim. Purchased 1974 in Liverpool NY where I learned the sport. I got them with clap trap cable bindings, but put some troll 3 pin bindings. My first ski was a pair of Bonnas, 2400's in 210. The skis were wonderful to have for a year and my team will be very happy to be able to use them next year. Im still skiing on my first pair of X-county skis purchased in the mid 60s, a much beloved pair of Asnes tur langrenns. Please let me know if you are capable to collect such a wooden ski.
Its beautiful country out there! Hells Bells, I still lament that ascent that day, but I sure as hell was proud of that kid. Click here for photo of skis.Norm Thanks so much for your website. My questions are, anyway to determine the year?
Is this a tradition thing fly oslo dubrovnik or is there a practical reason?.Gerald Gerald, Thanks for the comments. 2/22/09 - Back in the days when the 75mm, 3 pin was the state of the art boot/binding system, the holes in the boots which would accept the binding pins would eventually deteriorate. I have worked on plenty of thrift store bought wood skis in all these situations, but with this amazing pair I want to be careful. Would really appreciated your input wih this! 8 April, 2017 "Greg, I just wanted you to know that Viking Nordic Ski Center did a beautiful job on the skis pine tar for a most reasonable price. You can get as many as you like of them for a few dollars on a flea-marked. Can you give me any information about the brand, dates (over all) or whatever you like? They are blue like the ones in your picture, with two numbers engraved on them. Your site is a vast array of excellent information on one of my favorite subjects. When it comes to the wax, I've done some research, but all the cross country skiing I did as a kid was on waxless skis so have little experience. You mentioned an artist friend painting the names and dates, instead of engraving. I will be on the look-out for next year for another pair to back them.
They have a few knots in the wood. When I switched to fiberglass waxless skis, I was so thrilled that I could go skiing on a moments notice I lived in Vermont where one day could be purple klister and the next day special green. I always ski 'haul'in the freight' ie, about a. My wife has been given an unused pair of 1980's wooden cross country skis, and I managed to find a new set of Kaby bindings which seemto be similar to kandahar bindings pictured on your web site.