Originally Posted by markojp
SS,hate to break it to you, but they aren't mint. Take them in for a tune and a wax. They don't look we'll cared for... Lots of shallow Ptex scrapes, dinged edges, and very chalky looking bases. A round of love, they'll be restored to near mint, and they'll sell. If not, they won't.
I swear there are no real scrapes (maybe 1 or 2 very very very shallow ones), and definately no dinged edges. its just very chalky wax and the sun shining of the metal edges in certain spots. Im definately going to have to give them another wax and might as well tune, and take pictures away from the sunlight. That wax job was how i recieved them, I never did a wax or tune, since I skied them less than 8 hours (8 hours makes lots of shallow scrapes and dinged edges?). But that made the wax look even more blemished and spotty. The wax is almost non existant in some spots and built up in other spots (where its built up, scratches are in the wax)
By MINT i meant the bases and topsheets are free of any minor damage. Pictures arent doing me or them justice, just making me look like liar.The wax is what looks like crap, i have never seen a wax job look like this... Its hard to explain, and everyone's going to think im lying to get top dollar, but im not. I need a better camera so i can show you guys, because its a really weird wax job and a must see. You can see the big blemishes, they span the entire width of the ski, right where the rocker starts on the tips and tails. It looks like it was belt waxed and they didnt get the rocker.
Im getting so frusterated with selling these skis (mostly from TGR, Im starting to hate forums).Im just gunna say screw it. Its not worth all the headaches. Id rather just have a backup set of patrons for Jackson Hole next year, and buy a set of PB&J's without making room. Im going to have 10 sets of skis made after 2012, my friends/family will think im nuts with two sets of Nordica patrons and Surface new lifes. Now thats real overlap to complain about. One lucky fellow in Jackson (cough cough TETONPWDRJUNKIE help me get an interview cough cough) might receive a set a Surface New Lifes for free.
Edited by SkiSafe - 3/9/13 at 10:45pm