I'm a 43 year old man who's getting back onto the slopes after a 20-year hiatus. I grew up in Maine skiing Sugarloaf and Tuckerman Ravine, but moved to Chicago for years and then suffered a spine condition. Both incidents prevented me from skiing but now I'm back; and, now I have a family.
This means I have to re-equip on the cheap so I can make sure I can afford to bring the whole family. I've been lurking on eBay looking for cheap equipment.
Question... how old is too old? I understand the indemnity issues inherent to purchasing old bindings and have been checking the various indemnification lists to make sure my potential purchases feature bindings ski shops will actually service. My other concern is, when it comes to skis, how old it too old?
Also, I'd like to get some advice on bidding for this item... what's the highest you would go?
Additionally, there seems to be such a greater range of specialized skis than the last time I was in the market for boards. I'm looking for something I can use to get back up to the pitches I was used to skiing. 50°. I'm 5'10" and 190 lbs. Lengths? Ski types? Brands? Any advice would be appreciated.
Stoked to be back on boards.
Edited by Viddiewell - 4/1/12 at 9:47pm