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Just bought supersport volkl's, any ideas for boots.

post #1 of 17
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Just bought some volkl's, They are 2006 5 star SuperSports 161cm. Got em at kinda a steep price but whatever. I was looking at the Tecnica Ski boots. I wanna spend 200-250. Lemme know what you guys think. Thanks alot

post #2 of 17

Nobody can recommend you boots, because the best boot for you is the one that fits.

 

If you tell us a bit about your foot shape (wide/narrow, big calves etc.), we can point you in a direction as to what manufacturers and models to try on.

 

Boots are one of those things that make it difficult to buy on a budget. You really have to go to a GOOD bootfitter (not your local big box store), find the shell that fits, and then find the model within that manufacturer's shell that best matches your price and performance desires. Usually, a manufacturer will make several models with different features and flex ratings (performance level, in a nutshell) of the same shell, each of which will fit almost equivalently.

 

For the budget conscious, I recommend finding the good local bootfitter, finding the boot, and then doing research as to what models are out there, and what they cost. Sometimes you can find a previous year of the same boot shell for much less, or the like. Once I have found the deal, I return to the person that fit me, present what I have found for a deal, and if they can get within $50 of it, I buy from them.  That way I can make sure they get the sale while also satisfying my need to limit the budget impact. What is not cool is having a bootfitter doing the work of getting you into the right boot, just to have you buy from a big box shop that can't be bothered to staff knowledgeable people. Some would say that my way is not cool either, but...

 

Where are you located? I'm surprised there is a market for those skis to the extent that they would be "steep."

 

Ironically, I just picked up a pair of Supersports too, but mainly for the bindings. I actually got the Volkl's on the left and the Heads on the right for an Andrew Jackson. Any idea what year the five stars are? 

 

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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

They are 2006's man, they look pretty sharp. Probably paid too much for em, just over 400 but whatever im just sick of renting crap.

 

Im in mass, usually ski in new hampshire and maine. Been to snow summit in cali that was legit.

 

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

They came with marker bindings, hopefully i like the ski.

post #5 of 17

Welcome. What I think is that you did this backwards. Boots are key, lot of great skis out there you can find later. But assuming what's done is done, you bought a great last generation ski that some folks still enjoy for good reason. Not cutting edge, but a very classic cross design that'll do a lot of things well, bombproof construction. I know this because my wife owns the same skis, same length. That said, hope you didn't spend much over a coupla hundred for skis + bindings. These are not exactly hot items right now...

 

You won't get much of anything in boots for $250 unless you buy something lame for beginners online, probably Head or yep, Technica at SAC, and hope your feet fit. Which is purely luck. Then you'll spend another $100 to get them dialed in at a shop to where they're OK, and they'll still be something you outgrow in a few seasons. For the same outlay, or another $100, I'd suck it up and go to a reputable boot fitter, ask for last season's version of something with a moderate flex. Assume that although you bought a short ski, with a hook like yours you're a guy, so say a flex of 90-100. Your feet - and your skiing - will thank you. 

 

Edit: just read your post about the $400. OK, well, hope they are truly mint. Nice eastern skis, FWIW. In your next life, spend $400 on boots, $250 on skis...biggrin.gif

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Ironically, I just picked up a pair of Supersports too, but mainly for the bindings. I actually got the Volkl's on the left and the Heads on the right for an Andrew Jackson. Any idea what year the five stars are? 

 

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The T50 is a 2003 vintage. Not 2006. Used to own a pair. Those skis also seem to be the motion rail system which is not going to be useful unless you have another motion ski kicking around. Still the skis were a very nice carver in their day and should still be fun ski for groomed runs. Worth $20.

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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 

Ironically, I just picked up a pair of Supersports too, but mainly for the bindings. I actually got the Volkl's on the left and the Heads on the right for an Andrew Jackson. Any idea what year the five stars are? 

 

IMG_9942.jpg


 

The T50 is a 2003-04 vintage. Not 2006. Used to own a pair. Those skis also seem to be the motion rail system which is not going to be useful unless you have another motion ski kicking around. Still the skis were a very nice carver in their day and should still be fun ski for groomed runs. Worth $20.


 

My brother is the expert, he indicated the bindings would be of use, but didn't specify what I would need to do to remount them. What the heck, I know plenty of people that wouldn't mind skiing a carver if it doesn'
t work out...

post #8 of 17

The giveaway is the T50 designation.  That was the model number for the first year (2003-04 IIRC).  After the first year they dropped the T50.

 

5 stars were/are great carvers with exceptional edge hold on firm.  Lively with lots of rebound.  Tend to get knocked around in the crud and junk, but handle smooth fresh snow fairly well as long as it's not too deep. 

 

I can't tell from the picture if they are motion bindings or not.  Volkl offered the five star in both motion and flat mountings.  Mine were flat.

 

As for what they're worth, $20 is too low and $400 is too high. I'd price them somewhere in the $100 to $200 range depending on condition.

 

As for boots, good advice above. If you're really in a hurry to get out on the hill in your own gear you can pick up used boots at consignment shops (e.g. Play it Again Sports) for about $50.  They won't fit well and you'll want to replace them asap, but it might be better to get out on the hill in crap boots right away  than rush a decision and be stuck with expensive boots you don't like. Which is just to say: take your time buying boots and do it right.

post #9 of 17

I think it is worth pointing out that the market for skis are hugely dependent on where in the country you are.  The bunch of skis above are in Aspen Colorado, where 7-15 year old carving skis have absolutely no market- everybody is looking for powder skis. Hence the $10 supersports.

 

I doubt the market is really $400 elsewhere though, because it is hard to spend $400 on ANY used ski.  Still, whatever gets you on the mountain...

post #10 of 17
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I was bidding on it on ebay, i know i didint pay the best price, but i really don't care. They don't look like that at all. Yeah, its this one http://www.ski-review.com/ski_reviews/review/volkl_supersport_5_star_2006/. I got a pair of Tecnica Diablo Magnesiums, 27.0, lets hope they fit. I think it will be a nice combo.

post #11 of 17

$445 plus $25 shipping for a pair of 5 year old skis?  And then you only want to spend $200-250 on boots and you buy a pair of Tecnica Diablo Flames and "hope" they fit?  Does anybody else smell a troll?

post #12 of 17

Or just someone who realized they got screwed and is trying to blow it off
 

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Does anybody else smell a troll?

post #13 of 17

Troll for sure. You can buy like, new skis for that much just about.

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

Dude what? Yeah i got porked, i dont need you sittin here tellin me im a troll.

post #15 of 17

Dude- Most people here are well-meaning and helpful, even when they tell you that you goofed up, so no need to get all defensive.  The advice on boots by anachronism is spot on.   You should have bought boots first and then used whatever you had left over for skis.  Hope that you can find a boot that fits your foot and your budget.   

post #16 of 17
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Pinnin me as a troll, what? So what is i bought sub quality equipment at a crap price. Now im a troll, sweet. I like gettin kicked when im down. Right in the face, yeah wow what a great feelin. Thats like the icing on the cake. Hell yeah i made a mistake, Hell yeah. I made a mistake. Im the first one to say it. Should have, could have, whatever. The skis i bought were a high price. I am very sorry for making members upset. Last time i checked it was my 445 bucks and my 25 bucks for shipping. Nobody but myself needs to worry about that. Seriously, don't worry about it at all. Like legit, i don't know why you would worry.

 

I'm not mad, neither am i a troll. This is like getting pulled over thinking you ran a stop light and getting thrown in jail for murder.

 

Anyways, to the people who did help me. Thanks alot, this forum is filled with a bunch of knowledgeable people. Good stuff, i could read stuff on here for hours. I love skiing, and i truely hope you guys don't look at me as a troll because im not. Trust me im going to need plenty more help down the road.

 

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Pinnin me as a troll, what? So what is I bought sub quality equipment at a crap price. Now I'm a troll, sweet. I like getting kicked when I'm down. Right in the face, yeah wow what a great feeling. That's like the icing on the cake. Hell yeah I made a mistake, Hell yeah. I made a mistake. I'm the first one to say it. Should have, could have, whatever. The skis I bought were a high price. I am very sorry for making members upset. Last time I checked it was my 445 bucks and my 25 bucks for shipping. Nobody but myself needs to worry about that. Seriously, don't worry about it at all. Like legit, I don't know why you would worry.

 

I'm not mad, neither am I a troll. This is like getting pulled over thinking you ran a stop light and getting thrown in jail for murder.

 

Anyways, to the people who did help me. Thanks alot, this forum is filled with a bunch of knowledgeable people. Good stuff, I could read stuff on here for hours. I love skiing, and I truly hope you guys don't look at me as a troll because I'm not. Trust me I'm going to need plenty more help down the road.

 



 Don't worry about it. Consider the source and ignore it. It takes one to know one. Right? They just outed themselves. Probably yet again.

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