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Help identifying skiis I have in the garage that I want to sell :)

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone!

 

I joined this forum in hopes that someone can help me identify the skiis I have, so that I can better add descriptions when listing them for sale.

 

I have three pairs I am looking to get more info on:

 

Hart:

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3331_zps9f7f7a23.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3334_zpseb5daca0.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3332_zps5cbb92e5.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3333_zps5b2e81e5.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3335_zpsbbcb1b01.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Hart%20skiis/IMG_3336_zps3597cefa.jpg

 

Fischer:

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Fischer%20skiis/IMG_3337_zpsab3afa4c.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Fischer%20skiis/IMG_3338_zpsd49bf342.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Fischer%20skiis/IMG_3339_zps4b9eeec5.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Fischer%20skiis/IMG_3340_zps01a373d2.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Fischer%20skiis/IMG_3341_zps6b155e06.jpg

 

Rossignol:

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3347_zps892b9ae4.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3348_zps174eff21.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3349_zps070f1711.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3350_zpsd0cb2031.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3351_zps4b690ec1.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3352_zps6fd2ee0d.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f336/FirebirdStud/Rossignol%20skiis/IMG_3353_zpsacbe7be3.jpg

 

 

 

I am a member of various other message boards, and I have found that they are the best place to go for specific information.. as enthusiasts are very good at what they are passionate about! Im passionate about Firebirds, TV and home entertainment stuff, as well as music. Skiis, not so much. So I am counting on you all! :)

 

Thanks guys and gals!!

post #2 of 20

Short answer is your skis aren't worth anything to skiers.   Somebody might buy it for random reasons

check out this post

http://www.epicski.com/t/112968/value-of-this-vintage-ski-equipment

 

Unless your skis are within last 5 years old, they aren't worth anything.

 

Skis nowadays are more like technology, like computers.  So right now those skis are like trying to sell a palmpilot in the age of smartphones.

Or a wooden tennis racket in the age of carbon fiber.

post #3 of 20

In general, in order to sell skis, they have to be either USEFUL or DECORATIVE.   Aside from maybe being useful to make Adirondack chairs once the bindings are off, they are no longer considered to be realistically "skiable".  The metal edges will make them hard to work with, however, for building stuff.  You don't want to slice the legs of your guests.  Also might be usable as fencing.  

 

As for decorative, most people who want vintage skis to hang on their wall want the old wood ones.  These are currently in the "in between" age of old, but not old enough.  So, take what anyone offers without a quibble and consider yourself lucky.

 

None of that helps you identify them, but there should be sufficient markings on them to cover that item.   

post #4 of 20

Description?  Easy - 3 pairs of garbage.

 

What are they worth?  Dude...you couldn't give those away.

post #5 of 20

- mid '70s intermediate ski - meh - take the bindings off and sell them - skis not worth $shipping

- early -90s carver - meh - take the bindings off and sell them separately for wall decor - skis not worth $shipping

 

 

- late-70s/early 80s bump ski - would be worth $10-$20 to someone with fond memories of that ski but those look like the cores are completely dry-rotted and the tip bend is separating.   Not worth $hipping.

post #6 of 20

overwhelming shipping costs is a good point.


You maybe better off posting to craigslist for localpickup and start the offers at $5.

post #7 of 20

I see damage and delams on both the Hart Freestyles and the Rossi CMs.  Totally unskiable.  The plastic housing on the Salomon heel pieces for both of them are going to blow out.  The Fischers appear to have been stored with the center tied together.  That probably killed all of the camber they are supposed to have.  All of it is wall hanger or novelty furniture fodder.

post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

- mid '70s intermediate ski - meh - take the bindings off and sell them - skis not worth $shipping

- early -90s carver - meh - take the bindings off and sell them separately for wall decor - skis not worth $shipping

 

 

- late-70s/early 80s bump ski - would be worth $10-$20 to someone with fond memories of that ski but those look like the cores are completely dry-rotted and the tip bend is separating.   Not worth $hipping.

 

What good are bindings that old?  No shop will mount or adjust them....for a reason.

post #9 of 20

Pretty sure he's got the drift at this point....

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post

 

 

What good are bindings that old?  No shop will mount or adjust them....for a reason.

 

Retrogrouch market.

post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Retrogrouch market.

roflmao.gif Great word, you need to submit it to OED.

post #12 of 20
Or you could make an adirondack chair out of them and might get $100 or so.
post #13 of 20

Be nice people.

 

 Admit it, those Harts have potential as shot-skis.  

post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 

First, I want to thank everyone for taking the time to post. 

 

I am a little disheartened to learn how worthless they are. I thought they might be worth at least something. 

 

I am interested in listing them on Craigslist, but I still need help figuring out exactly what model years they are, and models? Can anyone help me with that?

 

Many thanks guys and gals!

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by FirebirdStud View Post

First, I want to thank everyone for taking the time to post. 

 

I am a little disheartened to learn how worthless they are. I thought they might be worth at least something. 

 

I am interested in listing them on Craigslist, but I still need help figuring out exactly what model years they are, and models? Can anyone help me with that?

 

Many thanks guys and gals!

The models are pretty self explanatory..

 

Hart Freestyle

Fischer Spectrum

Rossignol CM

 

All the skis are 1981-82 vintage and while the Hart and Rossi's were the best (by the days standard) but they weren't good skis to begin with. The bindings that are on the skis are not good to the point they are unsafe. The plastics of that day are prone to cracking and with the tremendous pressure that the spring is under in the heels, they tend to explode. As mentioned in previous posts, they really have no value ($5-10) and IMHO not worth your time to list, e-mail and meet someone to buy them. The skis (with bindings) really are unsafe and should be kept out of unknowing people. 

post #16 of 20

Someone might be interested in the Retro thread.

post #17 of 20

Firebird, the year and model is not important because none of them are classics. You can go into any thrift store in America and find skis like yours or better or newer. Most sporting equipment has a relatively short useful life, there newer models with newer technology, so who wants the older stuff, no one. Craigslist is full of outdated sporting equipment from all sports, there are tons of sellers and no buyers. In my area the sames old snow skis are listed year after year with price mark downs every year. I know the sellers must think it only takes one person to buy my skis. Most ski swaps will not take skis like yours because they are simply too old and no one wants them. Ski shops will not even adjust or remount those old bindings because their insurance company will not let them for fear of being sued. The window of opportunity to sell used sporting equipment is very short regardless of sport, it goes from used to antique quickly and it is only the Classics that have any value at all (very little in most cases).

post #18 of 20

But...they make great Adirondack chairs....

post #19 of 20

My daughter's gymnastics gym will sometimes take old skis for use as under pad springs for the girls going vaults, etc.  Gives the floor a little bounce so they can do more with less risk of injury...or so I'm told.  You may wish to see if you could donate them somewhere - and who knows, perhaps you'd get a tiny tax write off in the process?

post #20 of 20

Firebird, are you a troll? 

I think you will need to pay someone on craigslist to take those from you. 

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