$275 + shipping. The bindings alone are worth $200 so a great deal for someone. Perfect Masters GS ski
Edited by ScotsSkier - 1/13/13 at 4:45pm
yes. I have had both the 23m and 27m in the 183 Fischer and the 27m is a significantly better ski while being just as easy to ski as the 23m.
If you are looking for a 23 m ski, I also have a 23m 182 2011 Rossignol GS
I guess I don't know what I want. I'm trying to venture into the arena of carving groomers. I haven't been on a race ski since my 207 Rossi 4S's back in the late 80's to mid 90's. Switched to boarding for a decade or so and a few years back switched back to skis. Up until the last 3 years I've been a fair weather skier, only skiing on fresh dump days, off piste. Now we ski every Sun - Wed, regardless of conditions. My current ski for corduroy is a 186 ON3P Vicik 106 waist with a 26m radius and about a 155 effective edge. I can ski them very fast on rail, however with other people around I find that I have to skid them to check speed. The radius (or width?) just seems a little too much to control speed smoothly when needed. I've read some testimony to skiing 27m WC GS skis and not being able to really open them up for safety reasons.
I guess what I'm saying is that I want a ski that will go fast that I don't need to skid to control speed when I need to. So maybe a slalom, not GS, but I get the feeling a 23 would be about right.
And I'm on a budget, so I've been looking at older stuff. Trying to stay below $200.
That make any sense at all.
I have a similar experience. My Rossi 4s' were 203's . I had 207 in the 7SK in that same era. I think I weighed 130-140lbs. Crazy.
It was off-piste oriented skis after that. I bough my first new "racy" ski in 2010 when I was teaching my son to ski, Head i.Supershape Speed in 170cm. They are a "cheater" GS ski with 15.9 radius. I still love these skis. It is super versatile. Bumps, powder (up to a foot), groomed, you name it.
This year I added a FIS 165 SL ski and they are SUPER fun, even on green cat tracks. They are great tools to work on your technique. The Heads are far less demanding and can live with a little laziness now and then. The SL skis need to be worked all of the time. They are like a motorcycle with a 2 stroke engine or a race car, there is always a I'm always just a little afraid of them. I can carve really tight turns without skidding to check speed. I'm pretty comfortable on these up to about 40-45mph. If you want to go faster, I would get something with a bigger radius.
I have 2 pairs of 2011 183/27m Fischer WC GS available, both with Fischer Z17 bindings. These have come form my buddy who looks after his gear even better than me. Selling only because he has switched to a 186. Both pairs were purchased last season
The first pair, not new, but probably better than new. 2 mornings on snow, fully prepped and hot boxed, at $350 + shipping
Second pair, less than 10 days, fully prepped and hot boxed @$275 + shipping. Great condition (I got this pair first and looking at them thought it was the virtually unused pair!)
Both of these are great deals for someone, I know the loss my buddy is taking on them
I have a junior racer( 13 y.o 5'9" 145lbs) who is moving up from the Atomic Jr D2 171 GS(18.5or 19m). I am looking for something in the 181-185 range for him but don't want to put him in a 27m ski. do you have anything that you think would be good for him? Thanks