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Low intermediate wanting to buy used skis...questions, please help!

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Would like some opinions on some used skis I'm considering buying.

 

I'm 25, 6'1'' and a fit 175lb.  I ski a couple times a year here in the east (Snowshoe Mtn, WV) but would like to start skiing more, I always stick to trails and I carve pretty well.  Greens here are easy, blues are fun, and I hit the occasional black with hesitation (once I get reacquainted with the high speeds on the first black run of the year, I handle them better).

 

I already have a pair of properly fitted boots that I love.  I just thought I could buy some used skis to save on rental cost because I don't ski enough to REALLY notice the difference in technology, as long as they feel solid and hold steady on turns and at moderate-high(ish) speeds.

 

I was interested in buying some used gear to save on rental cost over time.  After spending some time digging and researching, I've narrowed my possibilities to three sets:

 

Elan X-Carve 5.0, 178cm

Rossignol Zenith Z1, 178cm

K2 Escape 2500, 167cm

 

 

Each would cost $100-120.  They were all bought new, and used only a handful of times by the current owner.

 

Various ski length charts have recommended from 160cm to 190cm, but I don't believe I should go beyond 178cm, if that. 

 

Suggestions?

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Welcome to EpicSki!  Good to see more folks from the Mid-Atlantic.  Can't help with your question but hopefully someone can help you out soon.  Where did you get your boots?

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