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1970's Rossignol Olympique Vintage Skis
1970s Rossignol Olympique Vintage Skis

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1970's Rossignol Olympique Vintage Skis

As noted by Seth Masia's article, "100 Years of Rossignol", published in Skiing Heritage Magazine:
"In 1961, the engineer Gaston Haldemann had begun working on a hollow-core slalom ski he called simply the Rossignol Fiberglass, and in 1963 Duvillard took that ski to America where he raced on it successfully on the early pro circuit. Even at this late date, the company had no special race department. Instead, Allais and Abel, Jr. went through the annual production of Olympique model skis and hand-picked the best pairs to give to racers. In 1964, Allais set up a special atelier, under an expert Italian woodworker named Angel Nocente, just to make skis for racers. He also hired a young racing coach named Gerard Rubaud, the son of one of his friends, and they set out to match ski flex and performance to what individual racers needed. Duvillard took charge of the on-snow testing program and Roger Abondance managed relations with active racers and teams."

200 cm long
  • Box Info: 79 x 11 x 7 inches Boxed Weight: 16 lbs

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