I ordered a pair of blemish Ostnesses years ago. But... and here where the story turns to absolute SHIT... I was living in Ontario and Line would only ship to the U.S., so I got them to ship themto my mom who was living in California. So Naturally I was physced, as I was getting some brand-new Line Ostnesses for only 150usd, plus shipping. But then my Mom called and told me that she got the stuff I ordered, a couple shirts and a backpack as well, and that she had send them to me, but that she sent the skis back to Line! I was fucking pissed, my long, twin-tip, Ostness-influenced, and one day lengendary skis where gone because my mom, who skis about once every three years, thought they were of poor quality! Ski thought that since cap constructiopn was the new big thing in 1990, all new skis used it, and so sent back the Lines because they were sandwich contruction! Of course, what she didn't realize was that all skis that don't totally suck cock are built with sandwich construction. And... line never paid the money back... so no money, so Lines, no first Line Skis ever made, no Ostness skis (who was on of my favorite skiers then), no piece of newschool skiing history to use and abuse, no 193cm skis (I'm 6'4'')... no nothing at all but this shitty story... JACKSHIT
And yeah, I'm still raw about it, three years later.
Although, I'vebeen thinking about contacting Lebvintal andmaybe seeing if I can get some blemish Prophets.
''Independence is for the very few; it is a privilege of the strong. And whoever attempts it even with the best right but without inner constraint proves that he is probably not only strong, but also daring to the point of recklessness. He enters into a labyrinth, he multiplies a thousandfold the dangers which life brings with it in any case, not the least of which is that no one can see how and where he loses his way, becomes lonely, and is torn piecemeal by some minotaur of conscience. Supposing one like that comes to grief, this happens so far from the comprehension of men that they neither feel it nor sympathize. And he cannot go back any longer. Nor can he go back to the pity of men.'' -my buddy, Fred
''The possibility of physical and mental breakdown is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.'' -Raoul Duke, and his good friend, Mr.Jim Bean