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Buying demo Blizzard Bonafide

post #1 of 10
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I had a chance to demo Blizzard Bonafide and decided these were the right skis for me.

 

But I can only get a demo pair. They offer it for $500 with some higher-end Marker bindings  (forgot which ones). They have some minor scratches and a bigger one that needs to be fixed with p-tex (although they are saying it is a minor thing, not very deep). There is a fair bit of scratches on top (especially tips) but I don’t care about that.

 

Do you recommend getting this deal? What should I be looking for when buying demos?

post #2 of 10

Seems about right. About half off retail list (not msrp which is more, but no one pays msrp ever).

post #3 of 10

Buying demos versus buying Bonafides are 2 different stories, as the bonafides are something with limited supply, so beggars can't be choosers.

 

In general, you want to check the condition of the bases and edges.  See if excessive amount of edge has been tuned away.  See similarly if the base has been excessively ground. 

 

In general, you should be able to score a pretty mint demo pair of skis for a couple hundred under MAP.

 

However, given that bonafides sell out, the pricing for these are a bit whack, as the market is small.  You are left evaluating how much of a discount that wear and tear is worth to you over a new pair of those skis (as compared to other used demo skis for sale).

 

If these are this years bonafides with just 1seasons worth of usage, I think $500 for it is a very good price that you won't see very often.

post #4 of 10
I am selling a pair of 2013-180 bones,looking to get 750 I will ship.marker griffin demo bindings on them so I could sell easy if wanted.they have maybe 40 runs on them,3 days I used them.like new condition with minor scratchs on base.can send pics if interested
post #5 of 10

You can still get Kabookies new for a good price and they are the same ski as Bonafides, but without the metal.  If you read reviews on epic it seems that they are just a little bit softer.

post #6 of 10

Supply and demand.  The Bonafides are very high in demand, and VERY little supply left.  $500 with bindings is an excellent value.  Grab 'em, bring 'em to the shop and get a full tune, and enjoy.

post #7 of 10

I am looking for 2013 Bonafides for my son. He is 18, hight 5'11", weight 165 lbs. Do you think the 180s might be a bit long?

post #8 of 10

How good/strong is he?  Assuming he's a proficient skier, 180cm should work.....and assuming he doesn't find the Bones too stiff at his 165lbs.

post #9 of 10
Fifth Season in Mt Shasta, Ca has 2 new 173cm Bonafides. Give them a call
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Originally Posted by Veebz View Post

I am looking for 2013 Bonafides for my son. He is 18, hight 5'11", weight 165 lbs. Do you think the 180s might be a bit long?

I think he can go with either, and it depends on what type of skiing he wants to do more.  If he prefers tight trees or moguls or even some park/trick type stuff, the 173s will be better.

If he wants the extra length for high speed/stability or more float on powderdays, the 180 would be better.

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