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Friday, December 11, 2020

Photos by My Father: Ski Jumping, Salisbury, Connecticut, Early 1960s

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16 comments:

  1. Very cool. I grew up skiing in the '60s and '70s and had a matching White Stag sweater and parka.

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  2. Superb photos! What a wonderful time! Thank you so very much!

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  3. I can feel the chill and the anticipation both. Thank you for these. Beautiful.

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  4. The woman in the leopard print coat. Perfection.

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  5. I was at school very near, in Lakeville. I remember those great winter sports. Wonderful days!

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  6. "Look, Ma -- no helmet!"

    I guess heads were harder back then.

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  7. Terrific photographs! And how much ski gear and technique have changed since. I once went to a few ski jump competitions just outside Trondheim, Norway. Great fun, but COLD in the stands even when bundled up against the elements. The thermos of hot chocolate helped, but only just.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  8. I love your father's photos. He had the gift of an artist's eye in these shots, not to mention the snipits of time... And those wonderful ski sweaters! Thank you for posting these. These photos are my favorite thing on your page! More please.

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  9. Thanks for these photos. My dad jumped for the Denver East High School ski team during the early '60s. Because to my knowledge no photos of him skiing or ski-jumping for his high school team exist, it's nice to see these photos. They give me an idea of what his school's competitions looked like.

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  10. These charming and nostalgic photos remind me of one of my favorite things from the 1960s..John Jay's tours of American cities. He would show films of both inspiring and courageous as well as comically disastrous performances at ski jumps as well as downhill events. He was priceless. I wonder if any one remembers his wonderful shows. Here's his biography http://www.johnjayskifilms.com/john-jay-biography.html

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  11. Salisbury inaugurated a new steel tower jump about 7 or 8 years ago. Jumping and clothing styles aside, the scene has little changed since the ‘60’s. More people, even, now attend the “Eastern States
    Championships” held every February.

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  12. Drone shots of the jumping there now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFe7HhaPFiQ

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  13. Lakeville/Salisbury CT is one of my favorite locales. You've got the ski jump, Lime Rock Park, Hotchkiss.

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  14. And... you’ve got big fat lake trout, the AT traversing highest terrain in Connecticut, and the finest grass-fed beef in New England.

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  15. Head skis, Raichle boots, cable bindings, skiing in jeans... I still have the leather mittens I bought in fall 1966, and they're in great shape, thanks to Limmer boot grease.

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