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On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Alfred Eisenberg <[log in to unmask]>
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> 8 years later  with the hanson slalom racing team Naster at Crotched
> Mountain east...I'm amazed at my fashion sense in those days...
>
> I remember having to massage the flow packs between the neoprene and shell
> quite often to avoid some pressure points, but otherwise loved those boots.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alfred Eisenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 4:22 PM
> To: 'Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports'
> Subject: RE: [SKIVT-L] Rear entry ski boots
>
> Wow, it's been so long since I heard someone mention Hanson I almost
> forgot....I think I had three pairs
>
> First pair I was bumming at Alpine Meadows 1975, I'm pretty sure it was
> the ones with a narrow spoiler in the back and the 3 either silver or red
> screws on the shin to adjust stiffness....skied barefoot in the neoprene
> liners all winter....I was told they smelled real good
>
> Can't remember the order but I think I had the citations (red?) and the
> slalom (dark blue with slalom written on the boot)
>
> They were comfortable...and had a pretty high raised heel which helps an
> anatomical issue I have in one ankle.....
>
> Skied Solomons SX 90 and 92 equipes too and loved them....raichle flexon
> comps in between hansons and solomons....and one miserable season (comfort
> wise) racing division III in new England with lang banshees...
>
> Attached is a fuzzy pic from Alpine in full hot-dog style, I think mid
> april 1975 (last day before heading home for the season) and the first day
> we had super hard bumps on sunny aspects all year.
>
> Hansons and 207cm strato 102s....fun in shoulder deep pow....
>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Skip King
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:43 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Rear entry ski boots
>
> On 12/9/2016 3:27 PM, Iski Stowe wrote:
> >
> > http://retro-skiing.com/2015/12/rear-entry-ski-boots-the-impossible-dr
> > eam/
>
> Interesting article.
>
> I had a pair of the Hanson Exhibitions my first year as a pro patroller
> (1977) and really liked them until a ski instructor convinced me (rather
> easily) that the design of the boot was really having a negative impact on
> my skiing. I switched to Cabers and my skiing immediately improved.
>
> I did like seeing them on patients with lower leg fractures, though,
> because you could literally unscrew them and take them apart in the first
> aid room. Made removing the boot a lot easier on the patient. We even kept
> a "Hanson Boot Removal Kit" in a drawer in the aid room at Stratton - it
> consisted of a Philips head screwdriver and an Allen wrench.
>
> I stayed with conventional design boots until the Salomon SX 92s came out
> - and skied in them for a number of years. For a working patroller, they
> were great - they performed well enough, they were reasonably warm, but the
> thing I liked best about them was that you could partially unlatch them so
> that you weren't locked in with forward lean. This made them far more
> comfortable for sitting around in a top shack than any boot I've had before
> or since. They really were a great patroller's boot, and I'll admit to
> being disappointed when Salomon decided to get rid of that concept and go
> with a more or less conventional overlap design.
>
> No question that they skied better. But they weren't as comfy when you
> were riding pine.
>
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