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Purchasing Head C140 Lightning Skis with Tyrolia SL100's for $120 - Good deal?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am thinking about purchasing the following set used from another poster for $120.

 

Head C140 Lightning Skis used ~30 times over the past 5 years.

There are a few scratches on the top coat.

The bases and edges are still in good condition and were only used once after they were tuned (base grind, wax and edge sharpen).

Tyrolia SL100 bindings and have a max din setting of 10.

My specs:

 

6' 170lbs

Beginner/intermediate skier (Level 5)

Mondo 28.5
DIN 6

 

No boots yet - I'll be buying them seperately after purchase.

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post #2 of 6

Only if you plan on losing some weight, staying a beginner, staying on the greens and not skiing over 10 mph, just my opinion, based on my daughter's experience with Head Lightening skis, and the fact that the 140 is an entry level ski.

post #3 of 6

Go get some boots then come back to shop for skis.

 

The C140 was a good ski to learn and take lessons on while progressing into carved turns.    It even had decentish ice grip, at low speeds.

 

As an intermediate all-mountain ski, it has long been surpassed.

post #4 of 6

I 2nd the recommendation to get boots first.  Shop for a boot fitter near you.  There's a list kicking around here somewhere.  Where do you hail from?

 

The "Lightning" C140 is the Women's version of the C140.  By Women's version I guess they mean easier to flex and more forgiving  (less torsional and longitudinal stiffness), less able to provide turning forces and with a lower speed limit. 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone. I'm based in Toronto so I'm open to suggestions. It sounds like the pair is more suited to a beginner.

 

Since I only ski a few times a year (2-3 at most), having the latest and greatest isn't that important to me.. just want to find a pair with bindings that are still indemnified.

Any suggestions on a set of skis/bindings?

 

I heard there's a ski and snowboard show in Toronto coming up, too.

post #6 of 6

You should also check out consignment sales at ski shops. If you happen to pass by Waterloo, give Select Sports a look ( http://www.skiselectsports.com/ ) I've seen some decent used deals there.

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