These beautiful nordic wooden skis are made by Norwegian company Troll.
Landsem Små-Ski A/S was a small company formed in 1969 to make children's skis and perform ski repairs for Landsem ski factory in Rindal, Norway. Eventually, the independent, small ski making company, also located in Rindal, lost their licensing rights from Landsem. Once that happened in 1972, a new company was formed with the name of Troll-Ski Factory. It was managed by former Landsem ski factory foreman Ingolf Røen and ex-production manager for Madshus, Lief Løseth. The likenes of Troll and Madshus Birkebeiners was the result of Mr. Løseth and his experience with Madshus Birkebeiners. At the peak of production, Troll ski factory had 40 employees and produced 40,000 pairs of skis per year.
Nordic Ski Imports, from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA was acquired by Normark Corporation in the mid seventies and was the original importer of Troll skis to the USA.
Normark Corporation was founded in 1959 by Ron Weber from Duluth, MN and his customer Ray Ostrom. Weber was an avid fisherman and venture capitalist and he acquired the rights to be the sole International representative of Rapala fishing lures. In the mid-1970s, Weber imported Troll skis from Norway and had his company's name "Normark" placed on them. Through Normark, Ron helped to introduce cross country skiing to the United States. Troll ski factory went bankrupt in 1983 and Weber sold Normark Corporation in 1990.
The 196cm pair of skis is mounted with a pair of vintage 3-pin Rottefella bindings. The 197cm pair is mounted with vintage 3-pin Villom bindings.
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These skis are in good used vintage condition.
Dimensions: see individual Skis.
Height (including bindings) 6.5cm, Width 11cm, Length 197cm
*This item is a "Local Pick Up" only product due to its size and weight. Australia Post will not post items over 120 cm in length.
**Please be aware at checkout you will be directed to an email, to find out if you wish to pick up or have the skis couriered to your address. This allows me to quote on the freight cost for the skis to be couriered to you in addition in the cost of the skis if Local Pick Up is no possible.
Not_For_Sporting_Use Disclaimer: Please note this item is sold as a decorative item only. It is not sold for sporting use. Every effort has been made to accurately describe this product.