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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

So I've been tryin to read up but there is so much information out there. I am 174 lbs, atheltic build 6'0 male. I've been skiing on and off here and there and am trying to get more into it. I went skiing about 15 times last season and hope to do about the same this time around. I was renting everytime. I consider myself intermediate. I have fulltilt booters from last season. I had a brand new pair of Volkl Motion 22 177cm 105-65-93 18.6R "specifically engineered for women skiers" given to me. They have no bindings on them. I have a slight delima. Should I just buy bindings and make use of these skis, will they be a good fit for me now or should I look into a new pair?

 

Thanks in advance for any help..!

post #2 of 13

You have a few issues with the first being that the "motion" skis from Volkl were system skis intended to be used with a proprietary binding. If your ski has two parallel plastic rails in the mid portion of the ski then this is one of the models needing that specific binding. This binding has not been made in some years and was never sold separately in any case. It is possible but unlikely that you will be able to find one of those bindings laying about somewhere but.....you never know.

 

The second issue is that is a lower level ski and is relatively old. It's probably not a great learning or developing tool for you however, free is better than rentals. I suspect that if you can find a pair of Marker motion bindings of the correct model, they will be very cheap in which case you are more or less in bizness.

 

Assuming of course that you don't have to beat up the bozos in the lift line that might comment on your "girls skis"..................biggrin.gif

 

SJ

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot Jim,

 

I'm deciding to scrape these skis and dish out a few bills to get myself new skis and bindings. From my stats above, do you have any reccomendations that would be a good fit for me? I'll start reading over the break I guess. Just booked in for a whistler trip in march!

 

Thanks,

 

Brendan

post #4 of 13

Hey Bam!

 

Welcome to EpicSki! Your last question is a really hard one, you provided some information but they will probably wanna know where do you ski mostly, what kind of skiing you like to do and this kinda thing! You said you are going to whistler in March... but it will be valuable to people to know where do you intend to use the skis you are looking to buy most of the time and what type of runs you like to do... grommers, off piste, trees, etc... providing that info will help people to help you!

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for the reply. I think I mostly like the normal newbie groomer runs mostly. Going into the trees is pretty fun here n there but I will mostly be doing normal hill runs. I have a pass for nearby blue Mountain in Toronto and plan to make a few trips to Quebec for le Massif and Mont st Anne. My price range is anywhere from 300-800, but I'm more of a best bang for the buck kinda guy. Suggestions appreciated. Also, is a length of about 175-180 good for me? Cheers!
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by bam136 View Post

Thanks a lot Jim,

 

I'm deciding to scrape these skis and dish out a few bills to get myself new skis and bindings. From my stats above, do you have any reccomendations that would be a good fit for me? I'll start reading over the break I guess. Just booked in for a whistler trip in march!

 

Thanks,

 

Brendan

 

Brendan:

 

There are a ton of mid priced skis that could be a nice fit for you. The price of current stock skis of these models is roughly $800 (US) for skis and bindings. Shopping for last season carryover stock right now may be pretty slim pickings but maybe still possible. Listing them all would make a long list so here are just a few suggestions that are good buys at current prices but that you might be able to find from last year. (Note that the Rossi is no longer current hence any that you find will be 2011 or earlier.)

 

There would not be any huge advantage between any of these three.......be looking for mid 170's in length. 

 

Atomic Blackeye Ti

Salomon Enduro 800 XT

Rossignol Avenger 82 Basalt (not the Ti version)

 

Hope this helps.......SJ

post #7 of 13

Do some research, check your local ski shop, see what they recommend, best prices by far on ebay, 1 or 2 year old models that are brand new for a fraction of the price compared to what you are going to pay here in Canada.  I have purchased several things from ASO gear in Ontario, give them a call I am sure they can set you up with something reasonable

post #8 of 13

Hey bam

 

STP has some good deals on the Rossignol Avenger 82 Basalt suggested by SierraJim, although I'm not sure how much would you have to pay for shipping and neither if you would have to pay tax to get the skis from customs.

 

It's currently going for $422 including bindings size is 177cm. They also have Fischer Motive 80 and Nordica Fire Arrow 80 Ti all with bindings, those are more expensive but you can use coupons when shopping those, the Rossi in on clearance so no coupons.

 

Take a look and check it out how much would cost you to get the Rossi shipped to your home.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

Thanks so much guys! I just got back from the holidays so time to get this stuff sorted.

 

I've done a quick search around and found one that was reccomended above:
2012 Atomic Blackeye Ti 174cm ski w/ Atomic XTO 12 bindings

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2012-Atomic-Blackeye-Ti-174cm-ski-w-Atomic-XTO-12-bindings-/190777634015?pt=Skiing&hash=item2c6b3bacdf

 

500 dollars on ebay with free shipping in my province, so no dutys etc.

 

Or from the US:

 

for $450 + dutys.. probably about the same price, maybe a little more.
 
What do you guys think?
 
Thanks again, hope everyone had good holidays and has a good time for the new year :D
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Or.. 

 

Atomic Blackeye TI X Ski Mens 2012/13 - 370+tax 

http://www.sportchek.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=13029642

 

from sports check and get my own bindings? I have a 20% off team assist coupon I can use so I could get these skis for like 300+tax. Are these the same skis? They look alike, but "x". If this is my best option, what bindings should I get? I have about a size 11 fulltilt Booters.

 

Cheers!

post #11 of 13
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Or.. 

 

Atomic Blackeye TI X Ski Mens 2012/13 - 370+tax 

http://www.sportchek.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=13029642

 

from sports check and get my own bindings? I have a 20% off team assist coupon I can use so I could get these skis for like 300+tax. Are these the same skis? They look alike, but "x". If this is my best option, what bindings should I get? I have about a size 11 fulltilt Booters.

 

Cheers!

this comes with a system binding.  So you dont need any bindings/can't use your own bindings.  there is a thread on these skis search on it.  it is a store brand in-between the real smoke and blackeye

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

this comes with a system binding.  So you dont need any bindings/can't use your own bindings.  there is a thread on these skis search on it.  it is a store brand in-between the real smoke and blackeye

Just read the entire thread. Actually it comes with XTO10's, I was mistaken. Looks like a decent if I can grab for 300 with the team assist coupon. Thanks for the reply. Might grab those...

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, so I've still been looking into it. Decided not to grab the sportschek pair. I'm still looking for the rossi avenger 82 basalts. I found this for my local shop:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Rossignol-Avenger-82-Ca-TPX-170cm-ski-w-Axium-120L-TP-12-bindings-/190766119849?pt=Skiing&hash=item2c6a8bfba9

 

They list it as "carbon", is this infact the Basalts? They look like them and the person on the phone told me they are - I just want to confirm. Most of my skiing besides this trip out west will be done in Ontario and Quebec - not too much pow. Will the 170 version be okay for me and just be a little more nimbly? I like to go in the trees and want to do some moogles perhaps.

 

Please let me know, the sale ends in 10 hours online. Cheers!

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