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what year are these elan apex skis ?

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The year before mine.  biggrin.gif

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2011

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, I was referred to get a newer pair , but I am trying to spend less ,  The seller is a liquidator and can't tell me the year , I certainly don't want a ski that has the right name but isn't what was referred,  I may have to wait on this purchase if these are not the ones that are close to The MX88   , Which I think if  I wait Ebay out a bit , I may get a used MX88  ,

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THe current Elan equivalent is the 888 Alu. I believe the main difference between the Apex and the 888 is the tip and tail rocker... here's the link: http://elanskis.com/en/product/888-alu.html

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Reading the description of the skis in the ebay listing, those skis sound seriously beat to hell.  They say the bases are in excellent condition, but given how trashed they claim the tops are, I wonder how much life the edges and bases have left.  They probably have been ground and sharpened within an inch of their life in order to get them back to "excellent" condition.

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The graphics are identical to the Apexes I bought for my son a year ago and they were the 2011-12 version, with tip rocker.  The person who is most familiar with the various iterations of that ski is Dawgcatching.

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The graphics are identical to the Apexes I bought for my son a year ago and they were the 2011-12 version, with tip rocker.  The person who is most familiar with the various iterations of that ski is Dawgcatching.

 

Nope, the ones in the OP's post are definitely 11's, not 12's.  The graphics are similar but different.  Here's a link to both side by side: http://skis.findthebest.com/compare/237-598/2011-Elan-Apex-vs-2012-Elan-Apex

 

Or if that link dies (not familar with findthebest.com), there are these links: 

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/elan-apex-2011

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/elan-apex-2012

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From their website: 

PICTURE DISCLAIMER: Normally we take one picture to represent an entire model, however, due to the extent of the scratching and chipping on these particular skis, we have included a picture of the EXACT item you will receive.

 

So you would be getting 2011 model year. 

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Jaobrein Brings  yet another factor with used ski's Consideration for the used bases  ,   Rodpnw sent me a link to a new Apex for a good price , but no Bindings , I Could spend the money, but am trying not to ,Whats the opinion on the likely condition of the bases and edges ?  If I get a couple years , 60 days '   I'll probably find  something else by then any way ,

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

Nope, the ones in the OP's post are definitely 11's, not 12's.  The graphics are similar but different.  Here's a link to both side by side: http://skis.findthebest.com/compare/237-598/2011-Elan-Apex-vs-2012-Elan-Apex

 

Or if that link dies (not familar with findthebest.com), there are these links: 

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/elan-apex-2011

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/elan-apex-2012

 

Good catch.  I just checked my son's skis and he has the 2012 version.

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