It’s the mid 1960’s and you’re riding a chairlift over an intermediate trail. You hear a metallic “thwangzzzzzzzz” on the trail below you. What brand of binding just released?
February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 at 11:02 am
cubco bindings. loved those springs!
February 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm
You are correct! Thanks for contributing.
We used to make fun of Cubcos, but in some respects they were ahead of their time!
February 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Cubco it is. The terrifying thing was when you pounded into a mogul and you heard that dreaded sound….. you know what was coming next ….!!
On another subject I seem to remember an all Aluminum ski with a wood platform for binding mounting. This was right after the war…probably 1946. I saw it at Snow Ridge ski area on the tug hill plateau in NY state.I had assumed this was an early Head . What do you know about it.
Russ King (81 and still enjoying Skiing THE MOUNTAIN.
February 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Thanks for your contribution! And it’s great that you’re still on the mountain!
As for the aluminum ski, there was the ALU-60 which came out in 1947, but I’m not sure that it had a wooden binding-mount. I’ll have to check with a couple of my sources to see if they recognize the description.
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