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just bout some skis for 25 dollars and dont know if it was a good idea or not.

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so i live in bermuda where it never snows and for some reason the salvation army was selling a pair of skis. i am not familiar with ski gear as i dont get to ski very often. i do however know that 25 dollars for a pair of skis and pole is not a bad deal. can anyone tell me if they are any good. they are Salomon spaceframe crossmax 700. the number on them is 160 so im guessing thats the size. i am about 6ft. will these skis work for me.

 

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usually they want 2 weeks paid vacation and healthcare in addition to a competitive salary. 

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so i live in bermuda where it never snows and for some reason the salvation army was selling a pair of skis. i am not familiar with ski gear as i dont get to ski very often. i do however know that 25 dollars for a pair of skis and pole is not a bad deal. can anyone tell me if they are any good. they are Salomon spaceframe crossmax 700. the number on them is 160 so im guessing thats the size. i am about 6ft. will these skis work for me.

 

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they are my bitches. they dont get vacation time.
 

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they may work very hard then. 

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Seriously....

 

If you only ski a couple of times a year and the bindings are still considered "current" then 25 bucks was a good deal if perhaps a tad short for your height.  From memory that ski was a intermediate level ski. From the pic I can not say for sure, but it appears as if your binding is a fixed binding as opposed to a system binding.  A system binding that is integrated to the ski is much easier to adjust to different boot sizes.  A fixed binding may need to be removed, plug the holes, re-drill new holes and remount to the proper position.  That can cost upwards of $50-75 as opposed to $25-35 for a system binding.  If you are renting, you are paying $35+ so after 2-3 days you are ahead of the game assuming you already own properly fitted boots for your ability level.  If you will still be renting boots IMHO you are better off just renting the whole package from the same place.  Bringing boots and just renting skis is a better way to go. It will give you the opportunity to try different types of skis.

 

Good Luck,

 

Rick G

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PS  Welcome to Epic Ski the place for sarcastic skiers.  LOL

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PS  Welcome to Epic Ski the place for sarcastic skiers.  LOL

 

that would make such a great sticker, should we start a thread? biggrin.gif

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