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Should I buy these used Rossingnol 10.4 cut Super L Model Skis?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I am going over to check out a pair of these used skis today and was wondering if it would be a worthwhile purchase: http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sporting-goods-exercise-ski-Rossignol-Downhill-Skis-W0QQAdIdZ343245447

 

The guy is selling them for $75 and I am wanting to purchase some skis, but without spending too much cash. I go skiing a couple or few times a year to the mountains and want a pair that would be suitable for this. I am not a begginer skier, but also not a pro of any kind.

 

Another concern of mine was that I was reading some product descriptions of these skis online saying that these are women's skis, and I am a male. Does this really matter?

 

Thanks to anyone for your input!

 

Corey

post #2 of 10

 

No you should not.   

 

They will be significantly worse than any rental ski you get and  ski shops will not touch the bindings.

post #3 of 10

Forget skis, buy boots from a boot fitter.  Well fitted boots will help your skiing a lot more than any particular ski will.  Your feet will be warmer and more comfortable in properly fitted boots.  Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology.  Then check the "Who's Who" for a fitter near you - I know there is at least one in Alberta, near Banff.  Then buy boots from that person.

 

And welcome to Epic.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the information guys much appreciated. I will not purchase the skis and do also want to find a nice boot so thank you as well mtcyclist. 

post #5 of 10

The Rossi 10.4 Cut was one of the first mass-marketed "shaped" skis, which means it came out sometime late last century.  Ski technology has come a long way since then and I've seen much better, newer used skis at the $75 price point.

 

So, I'd say buy them if you're interested in opening a ski museum, otherwise keep looking.

post #6 of 10
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The Rossi 10.4 Cut was one of the first mass-marketed "shaped" skis, 


Were these before or after the 9.9 CUT model?  My wife's old 9.9s are still in the garage, along with my P30 Racecarvers and another pair Olins that are hers.  A couple more pair and I can make a ski chair.yahoo.gif

 

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Were these before or after the 9.9 CUT model? 


 

Well after.    These were in the middle of the line during the T-Power Viper/ 9X years, the P40 was already out.

post #8 of 10

The Cut 10.4 came out in 96 or 97 according to the article below.  Right after Bode shook things up by winning on the K2 Fours.  No idea about the Cut 9.9.  Is it a "shaped" ski?

 

http://www.skiinghistory.org/index.php/2011/08/evolution-of-ski-shape/

post #9 of 10

Out of curiosity are these skiis harder to ski for a novice? Would it be a noticeable difference for a beginner? I have an old pair of semi-shaped cut's and I am wondering if I would enjoy skiing more and find it easier to turn etc with a newer ski...Thank you. :)

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Originally Posted by TaraG View Post
 

Out of curiosity are these skiis harder to ski for a novice? Would it be a noticeable difference for a beginner? I have an old pair of semi-shaped cut's and I am wondering if I would enjoy skiing more and find it easier to turn etc with a newer ski...Thank you. :)

 

For a 20+ year old ski they're relatively easy for novices during the novices' first 2-3-4 days of skiing, if that novice also has well-fitting boots.    What they're bad for is progressing, both in 1997 terms and in 2017 terms   

 

So yeah, they'll do a gliding wedge just fine, but, beyond that, you really want new gear.    If you have properly fitting boots (again this is not a trivial matter) the difference in skis will be very easy to notice.

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