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Binding wanted: Blizzard world cup gs

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

I bought a pair of used blizzard world cup gs magnesium skis, now I need a binding. I am not looking to spend more tha $100. If anyone has anything laying around let me know

post #2 of 26

If you can go a bit more, I have some 18DIN Markers? 150 shipped. 

post #3 of 26

Fischer  18 din free flex   $100 shipped

post #4 of 26

All depends on what plate is on the skis.

post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

All depends on what plate is on the skis.



good point Phil.  2011 on (orange/black topsheet) is marker piston plate so markers only.  Prior years (09 and 10 - black/red/white top surface) have the vist plate that can take most bindings 

post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 

it is this ski http://www.epicski.com/t/104051/fs-blizzard-gs-world-cup-magnesium-168cm-with-plate-sold#post_1346356

 

I am not sure exactly what plate it is, I would have to inspect it once I get home. If anyone can tell from the picture let me know that would be great

post #7 of 26
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it is this ski http://www.epicski.com/t/104051/fs-blizzard-gs-world-cup-magnesium-168cm-with-plate-sold#post_1346356

 

I am not sure exactly what plate it is, I would have to inspect it once I get home. If anyone can tell from the picture let me know that would be great



looks like a junior ski to me with that plate.  Requires some form of marker binding I suspect

post #8 of 26

Yes, that is a junior ski with a plate that requires a Marker non-Royal binding.

post #9 of 26

I've got a set of Marker Titanium 12.0 bindings that I'd let go for $100 + shipping.

post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 

SOB I didnt do much research when i bought this ski. I am a 155lbs advanced to expert skier, am I going to be able to get any use out of this thing

post #11 of 26

If my 135-pound daughter skis 175cm GS, and my 85-pound son skis 161 GS Juniors, you're not going to be happy on a 168.

 

I'd suggest selling them to a junior racer and buying the right skis for you.

post #12 of 26
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If my 135-pound daughter skis 175cm GS, and my 85-pound son skis 161 GS Juniors, you're not going to be happy on a 168.

 

I'd suggest selling them to a junior racer and buying the right skis for you.

 

What The Dad said....

 

if you are looking for a GS ski, I have a 181 Salomon race stock that would work very well at your weight.
 

 

post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 

Great, So does anyone want to buy this ski? Paid 100 bucks for it

post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 

Or a possible trade? I  would be willing to trade the skis plus some cash for a ski that would suit me

post #15 of 26

You should probably put up a separate "for sale" thread.

post #16 of 26
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You should probably put up a separate "for sale" thread.

 

probably put it in the kids gear section to get the right audience

post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 

I am not looking to race, just to make sure turns on an icey hard pack east coast day. Its still a no go? I could not find this ski exactly but the research i have done lists the ski as a teen ski? Thanks for the help. The more I post on here the more I realize how little I know about skis

 

 

http://www.skiessentials.com/browse.cfm/09-blizzard-magnesium-world-cup-gs-skis/4,5040.html

 

 

post #18 of 26

Where do you ski, how old are you, what's your height and weight and ability....

 

That said, these are adult GS skis, and will not be terribly easy to turn without strong technique.  They would not be my choice for an East Coast recreational groomer ski.

post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

I am not looking to race, just to make sure turns on an icey hard pack east coast day. Its still a no go? I could not find this ski exactly but the research i have done lists the ski as a teen ski? Thanks for the help. The more I post on here the more I realize how little I know about skis

 

 

http://www.skiessentials.com/browse.cfm/09-blizzard-magnesium-world-cup-gs-skis/4,5040.html

 

 



 

The race-stock Blizzard GS is a great ski, but there is a huge difference between the 185 (>27m) and the 182 &177 (>23m).  All are pretty beefy skis though!

 

I have some GS skis available that may meet your requirements.  Shoot me a PM with your email

 

post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 



 

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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

Where do you ski, how old are you, what's your height and weight and ability....

 

That said, these are adult GS skis, and will not be terribly easy to turn without strong technique.  They would not be my choice for an East Coast recreational groomer ski.


I am 5'7 155 lbs aggressive leve 7-8 skier. What specifically makes it a bad rec groomer, I am just trying to gain a little more knowledge? I have never race, but love speed, I have only skied one gs ski in my day. It was a HEAD gs ski from about 8 years ago around 170cm, I do not remember the exact model, and I had an absolute blast on it, I know it is not an every day ski, but I am just looking for something to make some big turns with on a bullet proof hard pack east coast day
 

 

post #21 of 26

The critical missing information remains where you ski.

 

I love a good GS ski for western recreational groomers, because we generally have more vertical and fewer crowds, which allows you to open them up and let them do what they do best.  Where the vertical isn't as great and there are too many people, it's harder to get a GS ski up to speed, and I think most people would be better off on a slalom ski or recreational carver like a Fischer Progressor.

post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

Valid point, killington unfortunetly is where i ski the most

post #23 of 26

So some longish runs, but total meat slalom.  Probably not the place to use a ski that doesn't really wake up until you hit 30mph or so.  (My guess.)

 

Not sure exactly what your budget is, but the Blizzard GS you pointed to run $300, so I figure the $400 range with bindings is probably within shooting distance.  I saw a couple of potential prior-season options on Evo's current sale, with the caveat that I haven't skied either:  the Head Peak 74 for $360, and the Dynastar Contact Cross for $400.

post #24 of 26

I have 2009 ones with the white race plate.

do you know if they would take Salomon S914 bindings?

post #25 of 26
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good point Phil.  2011 on (orange/black topsheet) is marker piston plate so markers only.  Prior years (09 and 10 - black/red/white top surface) have the vist plate that can take most bindings 



I have 2009 ones with the white race plate.

do you know if they would take Salomon S914 bindings?

 

post #26 of 26
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I have 2009 ones with the white race plate.

do you know if they would take Salomon S914 bindings?

 



Yes, the 2009 and 2010 with the white Vist plate takes almost any binding.  I have mounted Marker, tyrolia, salomon and Atomic bindings on it

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