- Aug 8, 2018
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When I was a teen and I had outgrown my first singe ski, this Velmar was passed down to me by a friend of my Pops. A beast of a ski at 72”, it was great for long ski runs and I could still get in some good cuts! At some point I ruined the rear binding finger holes and eventually bought a new HO from Endo’s. I have meant to restore this Velmar for years, but never really knew what to do about the bindings. This was until I got comfortable with swapping bindings out, like I did with the Wiley’s I put on my Maha 360. I’ve gone ahead and ordered the same set of Wiley’s for the Velmar. Although they’re not exactly nostalgic looking, they’re comfortable to ski in and that’s what will get me out on this ski more often. I plan to seal the ski with a good coat of polyurethane gloss resin, that I can wetsand and polish into a mirror finish. It will also help to fill some of the chipped areas. More than a varnish would. I spoke with my dads friend about the history of this ski and all he could recall was that it was made custom for him in ‘83 or ‘84 and that Velmar’s shop was off of Firestone Blvd behind a car dealership between Lakewood Blvd and Bellfower Blvd. He couldn’t recall Velmar’s name and I can’t seem to find any more history. If any of you could share any recollections, it would be much appreciated! I’ll post more progress photos soon. Thank you!