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FS Dynastar Contact 11 in 178cm

post #1 of 20
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I skied these for 2 seasons 2006 and 2007. They have sat unused since then.

There are a couple of reviews for these on this site if you search.

The skis are in excellent shape with integrated Look bindings.

 

Make me an offer.

John

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Approximately how many days did you put on these skis?

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12 - 14 days at best. After much thinking, I may have gotten the years wrong and possibly the graphic design will confirm the year of purchase. I'm now thinking I purchased them the 2008 ski season and skied them in '08/09. It was easy to say 2006 after I did a search and found 2 reviews for these skis on this site.
 

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Just did the research. 2007 model, skied 07/08

 

http://www.ski-review.com/ski_reviews/review/dynastar_contact_11_2007/

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Getting the feeling that the membership here at epicski is overly polite (not a bad thing) and would rather not offend with an offer.

 

I'm not easily offended ;) and have no difficulty saying no.

 

I remember paying what I thought to be the best price? I could find that year $898 delivered, if that helps.

 

No offers means I'll just have to put these back into service at some point.

post #8 of 20

umm, or it could mean, no one is interested. As someone who sells a lot here, I don't find bears to hesitate to make offers. The vast majority are reasonable and certainly trustworthy.

 

suggestions: post  more pictures including base and set an asking price. I would suggest somewhere ~150-200. 

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umm, or it could mean, no one is interested. As someone who sells a lot here, I don't find bears to hesitate to make offers. The vast majority are reasonable and certainly trustworthy.

 

suggestions: post  more pictures including base and set an asking price. I would suggest somewhere ~150-200. 

 

Finndog is right.

 

My gloss on the situation is as follows:

 

1) Your post has been up during a time when most of the traffic on Epic comes from the obsessesed die-hards. There really aren't THAT many distinct users. Many of them have multi-ski quivers, often comprising quite new skis. Together these things mean that their hard-snow ski (if they're interested in having one) is likely to be a fairly hard-core race or race-carver type ski, and that it's probably less than five years old. These people are unlikely to want to replace one of those with a five- or six-year-old recreational carver. You may start to have better luck as more casual skiers come on line in Oct. or Nov. Or not. I think the casual market for pre-2010 skis that aren't CHEAP is probably pretty soft. Being from the prior decade makes gear seem older than it really is. Remember, it's going to be 2014 soon.

 

2) Five or six years ago, east coast skiers, at least, were still being steered by the retail ski industry toward skis like yours. That was rational, imho, at least at the time. Now things have changed and that kind of ski is seen as a niche offering. Don't shoot the messenger. I don't have religion about this; I'm just describing what I see. The one ski quiver market, even in the east, is all about 90mm skis with rocker. And the two ski quiver market is about one ski in the 80 - 90 range (also with rocker) and one fatty. The customer for your ski is pretty rare at this point.

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I'm smiling and received a chuckle at the same time. Thank you Finndog for your expertise at pointing out the potential obvious (no offense but ribbing intended). Thank you qcanoe for the time you spent to explain ski industry marketing and its effect on current desire and buying habits.

 

I remember these skis as being quick to turn, a blast in the moguls and trees as long as conditions were soft.

While others have reviewed them as above average carvers, (I will not disagree) I never heard anyone mention

their edge hold on hard pack/ice. While I did not have many days on these to make adjustments, that category

was an initial weakness in my limited runs on them.

 

The skis are close to new in appearance top and bottom. I can not find a scratch on the surface of either ski and only a couple of shallow dings on the bottoms.

 

While I truly believe that I have no more than 8-10 days on these, I said 12-14 to be safe. I have always felt that honesty and full disclosure were important traits when offering something for sale. That being said, I'll keep them for sale until the season starts here out east. They would definitely make a good ski for someone with limited funds or getting back into the sport after a hiatus.

post #11 of 20
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One more experience I remember on them. A 16" fresh powder day at Jay Peak Vt.

The skis performed/floated well in powder. One might think being narrow underfoot would cause an anchor effect.

Not true. There is plenty of surface area front and back on these with a balanced approach.

post #12 of 20

dude we explained the obvious because obviously, you don't have a clue! these are old, out of date carving sticks worth about $150.00.  take them to a swap sale or list them locally on CR.  

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Finndog, you are the first person I conversed with when I joined this forum last year and based on that exchange, I like and respect you.

I am in no rush or need to sell these skis, just recognized how many pairs I have and that these have been sitting. They would be more

valuable on the hill. You did offer good ideas as always, more pictures, list price ... but, I couldn't resist, ya did set that up sir ...

 

My goal when I posted a follow up this morning (or yesterday) was to get a reaction. I thank you for that. I assure you that I am more an optimist than clueless but welcome all feedback as collective knowledge is stronger and less biased.

 

There is a local swap meet happening in NJ next month so while that is another good idea, a good salesman would never miss a possible open to close,

so I have to ask, were you making an offer? :)

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I actually owned that ski back in the day!  They are great ski's and would suit someone well on the ice coast. fortunately, I don't need anything that narrow anymore!  put some pics up, price them realistically and they will sell.  

post #15 of 20
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SOLD

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by JSLincks View Post
 

I skied these for 2 seasons 2006 and 2007. They have sat unused since then.

There are a couple of reviews for these on this site if you search.

The skis are in excellent shape with integrated Look bindings.

 

Make me an offer.

John

John, are they still available?

 

Steve

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Skis have been sold

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100

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100

post #20 of 20

whoops...just read all the postings...new to this thing.  I enjoyed your postings...and loved seeing your choice of boots!

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