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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post

 

I'm sure they are great skis, the quality of Volants wasn't lost when their marketing emphasis changed, it was just the majority of the American market that was lost.

 

Did you ever manage to score any of the recent Volant lite-fats like the Silver M?

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post #32 of 44
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BTW super score on the White Golds, usually they cost ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

 

 

 

 

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DAMMIT, I was just thinking of this and then you posted the ONE MILLION DOLLARS picture.

 

But you are RONG -- you forgot they are both SHINEY and touched by a TV personality.  So I believe the correct demand is TWO MILLION DOLLARS. 

 

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post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

Did you ever manage to score any of the recent Volant lite-fats like the Silver M?

 

No, partially because they are always priced out of the range I will spend on skis, and partially because I really don't have much use for another pair of 81mm waisted skis. I already have Machete SIN which is where the dimensions for the Silver M were first applied; they are great skis, but my FBs are so much better for the type of freeskiing I do, that I only use them for race league.

post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by jaw709 View Post

@ Garry,

 

I am in the luxury hospitality industry. And why yes! You can put an Epicski sticker on my car, you guys have been great.

 

Before I throw these Atomics up on Ebay, does anyone want to make an offer:

 

(I will take more pictures upon serious request)

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Hey jaw by us bumping this thread it rises in frequency and leads to more search results on the internet.

 Any bite on those Metrons ?    First we should have a confessional for how many here bought those skis ?  I know quite a few. 

 Do a search on Metrons in this forum and you'll see some interesting discussions relating to this ski. 

post #35 of 44
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Garry,

 

I haven't received any offers via this forum and have not yet posted the Metrons on Ebay. The Volant auction ends in a few hours, so if I don't get any action on that, I will take all reasonable offers.

 

I am about to leave for a game, but when I get back I will search the site for feedback, what is your take on them?

 

 

 

Thanks!
 

post #36 of 44

They're not worth as much as the Volants but are functional skis. as used skis get older they lose relevance . Sometimes the bindings become worth more than the skis they are mounted on.

 

  They look to be in nice condition so 100 to 150  would be my guess if they are lightly used.

 

There are people here that could use a good deal on a used ski. A big guy or gal could work these  as a beginner- intermediate  other wise a smaller  intermediate who wants to learn how to edge a solid groomer ski. They are a tip and turn ski and need to stay connected on the snow to work the best

. An East coaster could find use for these at a good price.

 

Expecting a big windfall from these skis would be foolish but passing them on at a nice price would be considered more of paying it forward.   

 

 

If I can get a sticker to send you would you mount it on a car , preferably your own  and take a picture for us to appreciate  ?  I think I have one or might get someone here to offer another

post #37 of 44

Here is the current market at ebay on Volants.   http://www.ebay.com/sch/Downhill-Skiing-/16059/i.html?_nkw=volant

 

Metrons- http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Atomic+Metron+Skis

 

 

This is a good indicator of the value of a given ski model. Yes I was a former Metron owner,about 3-4 pair as I recall.

post #38 of 44

Them Metrons he has s look like an 05 model, 

post #39 of 44

Has it been that long. rolleyes.gif You are right Gary. Link to a review of said model.

http://www.snowrental.net/ski-equipment/atomic/2005/atomic-m-9-puls.html

post #40 of 44

I have to check further on the Volants, not 08's  Look to be 08/09 but the picture is so blurry you can't see it well enough to discern the differences


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post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post

 

OMG!  HOW DID YOU CUT THOSE HOLES!

 

I mean it's hard enough just to drill a hole through the cap, and it burns up drill bits. I can't imagine a hole saw being hard enough to cut it. confused.gif

 

 

 

 

 

BTW super score on the White Golds, usually they cost ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

 

 

 

 

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I thought they were worth ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!!

 

it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be to cut through. A hole saw is usually made to cut wood so it wouldn't work on two layers of metal! The cap was the softer of the two metal sheets. I used two drill bits, jig saw, cutoff wheel and grinding stone wheel on my dremel to smooth the holes. It took about two hours for all four holes. We (my buddy and I who made it) even managed to engrave our names on it.

 

 

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And the real test...
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post #42 of 44
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input(s) people..

 

 

Unsurpringly the Volants did not sell... haha They have since returned from the stratosphere at which they seemed to be priced (rookie ebay mistake, I suppose.) If anyone wants either pair, the Metrons or the Volants, just make me an offer.

 

I would certainly appreciate a sticker and will take a picture in kind, I will PM you my address.

post #43 of 44
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Thanks for the input(s) people..

 

 

Unsurpringly the Volants did not sell... haha They have since returned from the stratosphere at which they seemed to be priced (rookie ebay mistake, I suppose.) If anyone wants either pair, the Metrons or the Volants, just make me an offer.

 

I would certainly appreciate a sticker and will take a picture in kind, I will PM you my address.

Have you every thought about taking up the sport? Then you could hang out here with all these nice folks and drink too.biggrin.gif

post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by jaw709 View Post

Thanks for the input(s) people..

 

 

Unsurpringly the Volants did not sell... haha They have since returned from the stratosphere at which they seemed to be priced (rookie ebay mistake, I suppose.) If anyone wants either pair, the Metrons or the Volants, just make me an offer.

 

I would certainly appreciate a sticker and will take a picture in kind, I will PM you my address.

Shoot me a PM, I may still have an EpicSki Sticker.  I'll check when I get home later today. 

 

 


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Have you every thought about taking up the sport? Then you could hang out here with all these nice folks and drink too.biggrin.gif

 

Great idea!

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