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Elan Integra X 5.0 for a beginner man?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I have an option to buy a 5 years old skies,

Elan Integra X 5.0., 160cm, 103/65/90, with Solomon S711 binding.

 

They were used by a women, but I was told that they are unisex skis.

Is that correct? How do I check whether the binding were mounted in a "women position"?

Are these skis good for a beginner (doing greens, and starting the blues)?

 

If it matters, I am pretty skinny, 5'8" and 130 lbs, and will be skiing mostly in the East.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 4

 

 

Older than 5 years.   

 

It is a unisex ski, but the design is from 8+ years ago; you can buy more modern, more versatile skis for what it will cost you to remount the bindings on those. 

 

The Integra X series lost camber fast.   If these were used at all I would be surprised to find any life left in them. 

 

 

Oh, and you will only be a beginner at the strart of ski season.    Don't buy skis just for those 10 days.  

 

Do buy boots that will fit for the next 4 years.

 

 

 

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Are you sure I'll have to remount the binding?

The ad says that they weren't used so much, and were bought new about 5 years ago.

 

I also found a deal on K2 Force A.M.P 2011, but the price is more than twice as much (~215$).

 

P.S. according to the advices I saw here, I first bought boots from a professional store. I am now looking for a cheap option to buy skis.

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Are you sure I'll have to remount the binding?


I'm not sure you'll have to remount, but you will definitely want the binding looked at for adjustment and release, which is still going to cost you money.

 

 

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Originally Posted by postai View Post

P.S. according to the advices I saw here, I first bought boots from a professional store. I am now looking for a cheap option to buy skis.


Good.   You should know that Craigslist prices are usually not very good at all.   Look for ski swaps.   The Mon Valley Ski Club (MVSC) organize one at Seven Springs each year.

 

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