Guy was an ex-racer (I don’t remember if he was World Cup or NASTAR, probably the latter) who went on to rep for ski companies. He told me these Vampires were limited and not available to the public, and given to “Heads of State and Ski Industry Big-Wigs”.
For what its worth, the guy seems to be painfully honest. I have no reason to doubt his word. And he’s given me lots of very cool shit over the years. We met on the chair when I was skiing old K2 KVC’s. He looks down and says, “Hey? You like those skis?”
He hooks me up with a pair of K2 KPS, which he tells me are the factory prototype for the KVC. He got them while still racing. I have NEVER seen another pair of them in 30 years of skiing. Another phenominal ski. 8.3 sidecut, wood core, metal skins, stiffer and harder than I could ever hope to be. I’ve done Millions of verticle on them. Blew out an edge a couple years ago and they sit, looking at me to get them back on the snow.
I was gearing up in the parking lot and a couple of young dudes walk by and one says, “Dude! You are Old-School.”
I did my best Steven Wright impression and replied, “Dude. I’m the Superentendidt of Old School”
It didn’t hurt that I was driving a '71 BMW with Barrcraffter racks and putting on SX-91’s. Still use those boots till this day.