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HENKE PRO SPECIAL
Aluflex, Fischer skis for youngsters are built lighter than adult models. Inexpensive Fischer Quick (left, $22.50) is laminated, has steel edges and a full plastic bottom. Flexible Aluflex Kinder-Ski ($47.50) is made entirely of aluminum.
Nelson Edge for experts (above) is a continuous strip of steel, mounts at a 20� angle, exposes only the cutting edge, keeps drag at a minimum. Price: $20 installed.
Tavi Tru-Trak Anyflex ($100) has adjustable wire running through both sides of ski. By turning screw at end of wire, racer can adjust stiffness to suit snow conditions. Easily replaced one-piece edges fasten by screws set in from top.
Hart, Dynaglas recreational skis were designed for long wear. In Hart metal (left, $69.50), single sheet of spring steel runs across bottom, juts out to form tough edges. In Dynaglas ($75 to $80), fiber glass sheath surrounds core.
Belleayre ski rack (left) has small locking crank at end of lower section for tightening steel straps onto the rain gutters of car. Price: $16.95.
Anderson & Thompson Safety Flex heel binding (above) gives safety factor of fixed release without keeping heel clamped flat to ski. Tension can be adjusted by turning wing nut to provide lift favored by some skiers: $12.95.
Tavi Automatic release allows skier to get into and out of binding without stooping. To close, skier sets boot in binding, uses ski pole to push down disk in front of toe. To open, he pushes pole into oval fitting in front of disk. Price: $13.95.