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Tossing the Bone 180cm 2013

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I bought the 2013 Bonafide in 180cm this year. Skied one day, January 9, 2013 @ Stowe Vermont. Ten Runs. Six at Gondola area and Four at Main Mountain. Bindings are Rossignol 120's din 3 - 10. They are mounted for 326 boots.

 

I can tell this is an awesome ski. What I can not do is make them work for my style of skiing. I'm an old school skier. My feet are always together. In fact I lock the knee of my downhill ski behind the uphill knee. These skis are wider than anything I have skied and thus they overlap and trip me up.

 

Minor cosmetic damage at tip surface only, otherwise the skis are (I have to be careful) new. $725 delivered to lower 48 only.

 

John

 

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$725 OBO

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Bumps for a great ski!

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I can tell this is an awesome ski. What I can not do is make them work for my style of skiing. I'm an old school skier. My feet are always together. In fact I lock the knee of my downhill ski behind the uphill knee.

So are you going to get some K2 710 comps?

You are really missing out on some HUGE fun. If you are still skiing like that, you are not really taking advantage of the shaped ski, even (especially!) narrower ones. Give yourself a gift and take a few lessons from a good teacher. Then decide about the blizzards.

Fyi, i learned in 1968. Old dogs can learn new tricks.
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Appreciate the words of encouragement qcanoe.

 

I recognize the tweak is simply to move my feet apart and that is how I skied them after the first time I was tripped up. They are also a bit heavy for my current 158 lb frame in the trees and moguls. Have always prided myself on the ability to make any ski work, but I have to be realistic too. I tore up the cartilage in my left hip 6 years ago, and while exercise and supplements manage pain, I currently can not maintain explosive conditioning and strength without forming scar tissue in that hip. So while feet together (I do prefer to ski that way) was the easiest way to explain my dissatisfaction, there was more to it.

 

I really do have plenty of fun (this old guy started in '68 too) though I will admit my skiing has evolved from plenty of bad habits to the gracefulness, I have been told, that I exhibit today. 

 

Still for sale though I now see that I have a private message swap offer for some 2013 Head Rev85 pro skis in 177cm.

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I'm going to pass on the Head Rev85 Pro Skis.

 

Bones still for sale.

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New price $675 shipped

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Took the Bones out today as I have not had interest. Got them to work for me.

Stronger as the season progresses I assume. Great carver. Had an enjoyable day on them.

 

No longer for sale.

post #9 of 10

Face it.

You can't have too many skis.

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That's a big thumbs up

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