Jan. 22 1919, just for fun I used my 1975 vr17's today. 1970 vr17's (bought in France 1970) were retired last year ( I think).
Both sets still ski well and I use them occasionally to confirm I can still ski old-school.
And my move up to a newer ski is Atomic Redster s9 (non FIS) purchased in 2017. Atomics are a bit more skittish then the Vr17's
especially on ice which we have a bit of in the Northeast.
I'm happy to hear that people still occasionally ski on the old VR-17s. And thanks to Donzzo and Tokowax for their insights. Dynamic was the only manufacturer that I know of which stamped the tip and tail flex numbers on the tip of the ski for skiers who wanted softer or stiffer skis. I see that there's an unmounted pair advertised online for only US $85,000
I still have a pair of 1970 VR-17s in my closet, but haven't used them for a long time. I grew up on midwestern U.S. ice and never found a demo ski since then that held ice as well as the VRs, but thought perhaps it was my deteriorating technique or their edges weren't as sharp as I would have liked.
Is it coincidence that the skis I have enjoyed the most in recent years are Atomic Redsters? Or is there some underlying reason that they appeal to skiers who liked VR-17s?
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