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post #1 of 22
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As the title states, I have a pair of Blizzard Magnum 8.7's in 174 for sale. They are the 2009 vintage and have less than 20 days on them. They have a core shot as shown, and could probably use a base grind, which has not been done to date. Asking $250 shipped CONUS, as long as the shipping does not cost over 50 bucks.

 

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post #2 of 22
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Does no one like these skis anymore, or is my price too high?

 

If someone wants them that can pick them up in Rhode Island, they can have them them for $200.

post #3 of 22

Its a great ski, its just that the people who love them already have them :)

You may want to bump your price down a bit tho... I had a core shot that looked like yours and the entire ski delaminated... Blizzard was great about replacing it tho.

post #4 of 22

I love those skis - my every day on-piste ski.  Don't see very many of them at Tahoe.


Greg 

post #5 of 22

TAJ- I would suggest getting them repaired and tuned up and then sell. Without the buyer knowing what their in for on these, its a bit of a risk.  great ski!

post #6 of 22
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^^^ I understand this, but the problem I have is living in Rhode Island I don't have a shop to go to that I trust. Hell, I do my own mounts because of this. Although, this was not an issue with these skis.

 

I'm moving back to California in a couple of months, maybe I'll have them fixed there and try to sell them again. Or give them to someone in need.

post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

TAJ- I would suggest getting them repaired and tuned up and then sell. Without the buyer knowing what their in for on these, its a bit of a risk.  great ski!



every grind on a ski shortens its life.

 

If the ski skis fine with the core shot why take life of the ski just to make it looks pretty. Basically the average consumer is dumb.

post #8 of 22

hmm, so you really think a patch, a possible base grind and tune would make this ski less desirable or skiable? that hole in his ski which is to the core needs to be patched.  Whether they need a grind is dependent on how it comes out and the condition of the ski. I did not say they needed a grind.  I guess we should all stop tuning skis, its obviously a conspiracy by those evil shop people.....  I am thinking you fell off your bike during the race this weekend and are just a little dizzybiggrin.gif

post #9 of 22

Do you have any idea how many grinds it takes to kill off a pair of skis???

 

Worrying about ski life and allowing your skis to perform well below their capability is dumb.

 

Do you need a base grind every time you want your edges sharpened or a little wax? No, you don't but you aren't going to need to replace your skis any sooner if you do. I had a boss who used to have his skis fully tuned after every day he skied, he skied 4 days a week all season long. Sure he needed new skis after the season, but do the math. He was having his skis ground at least 70 times a year and they didn't run out of base or edge.

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post



every grind on a ski shortens its life.

 

If the ski skis fine with the core shot why take life of the ski just to make it looks pretty. Basically the average consumer is dumb.



I agree with this, except that I don't want to call the average consumer dumb, even if they are.

 

If I keep the skis I'll have the core shot fixed, which only constitutes about .062 inch diameter of the overall gouge, and tune as needed (I gots tools, just no base welder. Something I need to look into).

post #11 of 22



why since patching core shots is unnecessary?

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I agree with this, except that I don't want to call the average consumer dumb, even if they are.

 

If I keep the skis I'll have the core shot fixed, which only constitutes about .062 inch diameter of the overall gouge, and tune as needed (I gots tools, just no base welder. Something I need to look into).



 

post #12 of 22
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My main point was to agree that people are too quick to base grind skis when a less offensive cure, like hand file, could bring the skis back to life. Whether a core shot needs to be fixed or not, it's hard for me to say.

 

I'm no slouch at skiing, but in most cases, I can't tell the difference whether the ski has a core shot or not. For me, poor edges, or a concave or convex base have a much larger influence on how a ski skis.

post #13 of 22

Just sayin', but,

 

I'm surprised these have not sold. The Core shot does not appear to be that much risk, not a lot of $$ to repair. For $250 shipped someone will get a ski/binding with some of the best reviews in the 88 mm waist carving ski category. If I recall correctly, the bindings can be readjusted without a redrill? There has to be a value shopper somewhere to jump on these as they can be used both east and west.

post #14 of 22

TAJ, to me the core needs to be repaired not because you will notice it, you most likely won't; but letting moisture repeatedly into the core can destroy the ski.  I am the first one to say most pay waaay toooo much attention to tuning. Nothing wrong with tuning but especially on soft snow, few can tell if your edges are sharp or burred or what angles on your skis; even if you need a wax or not. I used to be caught up in that camp and realized I couldn't tell the difference.  Its part of "that" whole anal-retentive ski cult that debates whether or not put .5 or .7 base angles for recreational skiing......biggrin.gif
 

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My main point was to agree that people are too quick to base grind skis when a less offensive cure, like hand file, could bring the skis back to life. Whether a core shot needs to be fixed or not, it's hard for me to say.

 

I'm no slouch at skiing, but in most cases, I can't tell the difference whether the ski has a core shot or not. For me, poor edges, or a concave or convex base have a much larger influence on how a ski skis.



 

post #15 of 22

Where are you moving in CA? Military? (I ask because of your use of the word CONUS.) My husband LOVED these skis last year as demos. If you'll be near L.A. he might be interested. But I'm sure he'll want to see them in person.

post #16 of 22

Ya, even with bindings I wouldn't go over $150 delivered for an 09 ski with an un-repaired core shot.  I don't care if there's only one day on them.  These are now 3 years old.  Doesn't bother me a bit to ski a 3-5 year old ski, but it does bother some. 

Fix the core shot and the perceived value goes way upwink.gif

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by contesstant View Post

Where are you moving in CA? Military? (I ask because of your use of the word CONUS.) My husband LOVED these skis last year as demos. If you'll be near L.A. he might be interested. But I'm sure he'll want to see them in person.


Cameron Park, which is on 50, 70 miles west of South Lake Tahoe.

 

Edit, Oh, and not military. Do consulting and work in software development.


Edited by TAJ - 11/5/11 at 7:25pm
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Ya, even with bindings I wouldn't go over $150 delivered for an 09 ski with an un-repaired core shot.  I don't care if there's only one day on them.  These are now 3 years old.  Doesn't bother me a bit to ski a 3-5 year old ski, but it does bother some. 

Fix the core shot and the perceived value goes way upwink.gif


Not likely. Using your suggestion I'd be lucky to net 50 bucks. I'd rather use them as rock skis.

 

In the end it's no big deal. I don't need to sell them. I just thought someone my want them for a price that makes it worth my while to go through process.

 

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by TAJ View Post


Cameron Park, which is on 50, 70 miles west of South Lake Tahoe.

 

Edit, Oh, and not military. Do consulting and work in software development.



I know the area well. It's fantastic--enjoy it, especially the close proximity to Tahoe and the Sierra. Would love to move back up there after his Air Force career.

post #20 of 22

TAJ,

 

PM sent.

post #21 of 22
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Sale pending.

post #22 of 22
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Skis are sold.

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