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What's a pair of lightly used K2 Escape 2500 skis + Diamir Titanal 3's worth?

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Hi all,

 

I'm looking for an entry level AT/ski mountaineering set up, and found a pair of K2 Escape 2500 skis ($175) with Diamir Titanal 3 bindings ($75) locally advertised for a total of $250.  This seems a bit steep, but as I'm pretty new to AT skiing, and there is minimal info online, I'm not sure what a fair price is.  I found similar skis used for $100 online, so I was thinking $175 for the total package might be fair.  Too much?  Too little?  Bad skis?  Great skis?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9
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Nothing?

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Nothing?



It's worth whatever he can get someone to pay for it.  

 

post #4 of 9

Doesn't seem to be much feedback forthcoming, so here's my $.02...

 

A pair of Titanal II's went on eBay a few days ago for $137.50, so I'd say if they're in good shape and you could get the bindings separately for less than $100 snag em. You could always sell them yourself on eBay later.

 

The skis could be serviceable, (if you can and like to ski skinnier skis in differing conditions), but even at $100 they are overpriced. Shop online for new old stock (NOS) skis of a more recent vintage (and maybe wider). There are some pretty good deals out there, and if you can hold off a bit they will likely get even better in about 2 months.

 

If you haven't come across it already this you might want to read this...

 

http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/fritschi_binding_faq/fritschi_binding_faq.html

 

If you're just looking to get some experience safely going uphill then back down, you might consider doing something like this.

 

Of course if you're doing anything outside of a resort you need avalanche training and gear - beacon, shovel and probe at a minimum. 

 

Happy skinning!  ;-)

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......If you're just looking to get some experience safely going uphill then back down, you might consider doing something like this.........

 



Not only cruel, but there should be laws against suggesting someone use Trekkers.

 

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Not only cruel, but there should be laws against suggesting someone use Trekkers.

 



I remember hearing about those awhile back when I was toying with the idea of an A/T set up.  $180.00 for a fake and whimpy A/T "workaround"????  Really?  Geez for that price why wouldn't anybody just purchase REAL A/T bindings???

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I remember hearing about those awhile back when I was toying with the idea of an A/T set up.  $180.00 for a fake and whimpy A/T "workaround"????  Really?  Geez for that price why wouldn't anybody just purchase REAL A/T bindings???


C'mon, Dood. When's the last time you paid $1000 for a pair of skis?

 

I included a link to the product page so anyone interested could see what Trekkers are/how they work. I got mine for $60 off CL after just missing a pair for $25. They pop up on eBay and CL from time to time. I know you know how to shop judiciously.

 

Trekkers serve a purpose - to let someone get a taste of going uphill before shelling out money for dedicated skis and AT bindings. Plus you don't get a "whimpy downhill workaround" because you're actually skiing downhill on your regular alpine setup. That's why.

 

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Not only cruel, but there should be laws against suggesting someone use Trekkers.


Tony Bourdain gives you a icon14.gif for your snarkiness, but I think CRG really oughta give you a lesson you on the libertarian principle of choice, even if it's a wrong/bad one.

 

In the opinion of the Skierati, that is.

 

post #8 of 9

Chuffed that Mr Bourdain liked it (he does ski......... badly).

 

There is no easy way to put this, Trekkers are shyte and it amazes me that BCA still make them.

 

If you are unsure if you want to commit to AT, get a Marker Duke/Tour or similar.  They work in AT mode much better than Trekkers and are pretty much as servicable as any alpine binding if AT isn't your thing.  But it is guaranteed, go out for a day's foot slog with Trekkers and you hate them, yourself and anyone and anything within cooee.

 

And if you get serious about AT, you will end up on Dynafit/tech anyway.

 

And I'm about to drop over $1k on a pair of Kastle BMX 108 with Vist Sppedlock plates and 614 bindings.  My next AT rig will cost more as I'm going Dynafit/tech and will need new boots.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Taxman View Post

 

And I'm about to drop over $1k on a pair of Kastle BMX 108 with Vist Sppedlock plates and 614 bindings.  My next AT rig will cost more as I'm going Dynafit/tech and will need new boots.


Guess you told me how it will be.

 

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Cause you're the Taxman. Yea, you're the Tax...ma..nnn.

 


Edited by jc-ski - 2/23/12 at 7:43pm
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