EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Need help with used skis + OLD boots
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need help with used skis + OLD boots

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

I'm hoping I don't get laughed out of the forum for this, but I was hoping that people could help me with a couple of questions.

The first should be relatively easy. I'm looking at these used skis http://galacticsnowsports.com/used-k2-apache-white-skis.html

Galactic says they are a 2010 K2 Apache model. I can't find any record of these though, especially since the Apache ski models I find online all have a designation after them, such as Recon, Force, Raider etc. Can anyone confirm what model they are? Also, I find it strange that they have sizes from 146-160cm is this a junior or women's ski?

Ok, and now for the laughing part. I'm currently using a pair of ~195cm Olin race skis and very outdated boots that I bought off of craigslist for $30 years ago. I have taken them off of jumps, through moguls, and even through powder as best as they could. I am a level 7 intermediate-advanced skier according to here http://activebynature.com/paratings.html

I was wondering if the boots I have will fit into modern bindings. Here are some pictures of the boots.

IMG_0234.jpg

IMG_0235.jpg

 

I realize that the overwhelming advice in this forum is to buy a pair of properly fitting boots before buying new skis, but I only ski 1-4 times a year, and am mainly looking just to get out of these 195cm sticks for now. I will probably buy a better boot in the future.

 

Thanks for reading!

-Matt

post #2 of 6

 

The reason you can't find a model is because they're ex-rental skis.

 

Those boots will fit modern bindings, so long as you haven't worn out the sole lugs by walking.

post #3 of 6

The skis are from a rental fleet as ctmch says.  Looks like the bindings are probably adjustable to fit most boot sizes.  I recommend you have a shop set the bindings up and test them.  Don't be surprised if they try to sell you new boots.  But, as long as the old boots aren't cracked and actually fit well they should be OK for now..

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help guys. Does anyone have an opinion on the skis themselves? Is this '10 rental ski comparable to retail Apache models from the last couple of years or are they totally different? I had a chance to grab some '05 Apache recons for only $75 locally but that fell through.

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 808matt View Post
 
. Does anyone have an opinion on the skis themselves? Is this '10 rental ski comparable to retail Apache models from the last couple of years or are they totally different?


Comparable, yesss.   Cheaper and hopefully more durably built, yessss.   With clunky heavy low-DIN rental bindings, yessss, preciousss.

 

With those boots you'll never know the difference.

 

I hope you have good snow for your ski days.    Any gear is usable on hero snow; good gear really shines on nasty snow.

 

Do you know how to adjust the forward flex feature on those boots (blue sliders in front of cuff hinge)?

 

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi cantunamunch,
No, I am not familiar with the forward flex adjustment. I'd love to learn though! At about $200 shipped, do you think the skis are a good value or should I be looking for more deals locally?

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Need help with used skis + OLD boots