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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:16 pm

I'm looking to buy skis...boots, pools, the whole package. I don't have much cash, so I'm looking to buy used. I'm also no expert - but I'm not a beginner either. I'm going for a week this winter and don't want to rent.

Any skiing afficienados out there that can suggest a certain brand or model? I don't mind them being a few seasons old, I'm looking for a relatively cheap but durable pair of skiis. Also, any particular store that sells them cheap? Anyone have any experience buying them online (I'm definitely apprehensive in buying used sporting equipment over the internet)?

Anyways, anything you could tell me would be great... ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:21 pm

My Speciality!! Give me a second i'll find you some ski's.

I've bought all my ski's online.. Its the way to go.

I bought a pair off Ebay which I just sold on Ebay for a profit

I bought a pair from the Barking Bear forums Gear Swap
http://forums.epicski.com/forumdisplay. ... 12c5b&f=10

And I bought a pair from the Teton Gravity Forums Gear Swap..
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9

Both pairs of ski's with bindings cost me a total of 350 bucks!

First pair was a K2 Public Enemy Twin Tip and the Second was a K2 Seth Pistol Twin Tip

Ok Some questions for you though:

1. 1-10 Scale how good are you. Think of this as how aggressive are you as well.

2. Where are you sking?

3. Do you like skiing bumps, trees, powder, Groomers?

4. Do you stick to blacks blues greens? Double Blacks? Back Country

5. Do you go in the park at all

6. Whats your price range.

7. How tall are you and how much do you weigh? This is really importnat.

Give me some honest answers and I can find you some awesome ski's for your level for super cheap.

or if you are skiing in colorado I can probably hook some demo's up free
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:46 pm

acsguitar wrote:My Speciality!! Give me a second i'll find you some ski's.

I've bought all my ski's online.. Its the way to go.

I bought a pair off Ebay which I just sold on Ebay for a profit

I bought a pair from the Barking Bear forums Gear Swap
http://forums.epicski.com/forumdisplay. ... 12c5b&f=10

And I bought a pair from the Teton Gravity Forums Gear Swap..
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9

Both pairs of ski's with bindings cost me a total of 350 bucks!

First pair was a K2 Public Enemy Twin Tip and the Second was a K2 Seth Pistol Twin Tip

Ok Some questions for you though:

1. 1-10 Scale how good are you. Think of this as how aggressive are you as well. Hard to say. I'm no pro, that's for sure. This is my third yearly ski trip, this time it is for a week, the last 2 times it was only for 3 days. I'd say right now I'm about a 5, but I get more agressive each time out.

2. Where are you sking? I'm skiing in Vermont. Killington, Mt. Snow, Stratton, Okemo.

3. Do you like skiing bumps, trees, powder, Groomers? No moguls for me, yet. We are going to try and do some forest skiing (trees and the like, but I'm not overly concerned with getting something special for that - it will likely be a one time thing. Powder - might go to Magic Mountain in VT, which touts the fact that they rarely groom their trails. But for the most part, it's going to be groomed.

4. Do you stick to blacks blues greens? Double Blacks? Back Country Last year it was 90% blues, but I started doing blacks. No double blacks yet, but this year I will undoubatedly see more blacks. So it would be fair to say 70/30 blue to black ratio, but with a fair amount of black runs.

5. Do you go in the park at all No? Not sure I understand the question.

6. Whats your price range. I'm looking to go relatively cheap. I don't know how realistic my price range is, but I suppose I will find out. My gf is an avid skier, but has always rented so she really isn't proving to be too helpful here. So...maybe 300 bucks for the whole package? Again I don't know how realistic that is. I could go a little higher if that's necessary, but I'd like to stay around there for Skis/bindings/polls,boots.

7. How tall are you and how much do you weigh? This is really importnat. I'm a big guy...I'm 6'0" 215lbs

Give me some honest answers and I can find you some awesome ski's for your level for super cheap.

or if you are skiing in colorado I can probably hook some demo's up free


Thanks a million, ACS. I actually thought about going directly to you with this question. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:33 pm

Some Ski's I'd Recommend for you:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Line-Darkside-Carbo ... dZViewItem

Line ski's are really good. The darkside here is a great all mountain ski. You can use it in powder or in the tress/groomers. I've never skied it but almost bought one on ebay last year. The people I've talked to who have skied it say its awesome.

Line Ski's are really good and have great prices.

Check out evogear.com They usually have a good selection of them.

Also, I'd make 80 mm at the waist your maximum.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:29 pm

Nice. Thanks for the tips. Are those skis that you linked me to new? How much do you thik it would cost to get everything else I need...bindngs/boots/polls...etc.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:03 pm

pokerplaya wrote:Nice. Thanks for the tips. Are those skis that you linked me to new? How much do you thik it would cost to get everything else I need...bindngs/boots/polls...etc.


Hmmm boots 40-100

Poles you can get for like 5 bucks

Bindings like 25 bucks used...It matters... My cousing runs a bunch of rental shops around here. I'll see if I can find some cheap bindings/ski's for ya.

Let me do a little more research for ya.

Those ski's are new.

Used ski's are sweet though
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:14 pm

acsguitar wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Nice. Thanks for the tips. Are those skis that you linked me to new? How much do you thik it would cost to get everything else I need...bindngs/boots/polls...etc.


Hmmm boots 40-100

Poles you can get for like 5 bucks

Bindings like 25 bucks used...It matters... My cousing runs a bunch of rental shops around here. I'll see if I can find some cheap bindings/ski's for ya.

Let me do a little more research for ya.

Those ski's are new.

Used ski's are sweet though


Awesome. I appreciate all the help ACS.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:31 pm

Rossi B2's are good...Heres a good deal on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-Rossignol-Bandit ... dZViewItem

K2 enemy is a good ski

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-K2-ENEMY-TWIN-T ... dZViewItem

Volant Chubbs, Old School But Awesome More of a powder Ski
These are fattys

http://cgi.ebay.com/Volant-Chubb-skis-1 ... dZViewItem

THESE SKI'S are really good!! Salomon 1080!! Great Ski...Under 175 right now and totally worth at least 200. I'd recommend these ski's for you!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Salomon-1080-TenEig ... dZViewItem
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:46 pm

I like those Salomon 1080's....might be the pair I target...question...I'm new at this, so I'm not totally up on all the terminology...

When it says DIN range 4-10, what does that mean?

Also...anyone else with any suggestions, feel free to chime in. :-)

The K2 enemy seem like a good ski too, especially brand new for that price...180 is that a good size for me? In the past I've rented no bigger than 170's, but with my height/weight I assume 180 is what I need...?
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:48 pm

pokerplaya wrote:I like those Salomon 1080's....might be the pair I target...question...I'm new at this, so I'm not totally up on all the terminology...

When it says DIN range 4-10, what does that mean?

Also...anyone else with any suggestions, feel free to chime in. :-)


Thats the range of how well you will stay in your ski when you wipe out jumping off a cliff

Basically set it to 4 and you will pop out easy but save your legs from snapping

Set it to 10 and your ski's will stay on but your knees might not!

The Salomon 1080 is sweet! I also recommend the K2 Public Enemy
or the Pocket Rocket. The Pocket Rocket is expensive though.

Look on those forums above they usually have great deals

The 1080 is a twin tip so alot easier to turn and you can play in the terrain park if you want
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