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What is the cheapest used advanced ski i could get??

post #1 of 8
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I have been skiing for about 6 years and i would like to know if there is any cheap skis you could recommend. I am looking for 170-180 skis for hard snow and I like going to the terrain park a little. do these look like they would be good for what I'm looking for? 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nordica-Hot-Rod-Tempest-Skis-178cm-with-EXP-25-Bindings-D-/151225028724?pt=Skiing&hash=item2335b6d074

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atomic-C-9-18-Beta-Carv-180cm-Downhill-Skis-w-Atomic-Device-412-Bindings-/121214701185?pt=Skiing&hash=item1c38f58e81

 

If so which one is better. Thank you!

post #2 of 8

Never skied the Hot rod, but the Atomic 9-18 was a top tier ski in its day, which was about ten years ago.  Technology has improved since then, and skis do wear out, but for $120 it will probably work OK for you.

 

 

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post #3 of 8

I don't know about the hot rods but atomics seem a bit obverpriced for 10 year old used ski that needs a tune!

 

I'm certain you can find much better deals!

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

is there any recommendations you could give me?

post #5 of 8

Recommendations? Avoid any Atomic ski that has an integrated binding that is more than 5 years old. If you like to ski/ want to ski park a bit then buy a twintip ski, bonus: they tend to be cheaper. Avoid any twintip with obvious edge damage from skiing rails.

post #6 of 8
K2 public enemy, volkl karma or bridge a couple to think on as whiteroom says watch for core shots, delamination or cracked edges.
post #7 of 8

http://www.levelninesports.com/refinement.php?man=48&cat=81

 

Ninthward skis from Levelnine.  If you can get past the thuggish park image to the brand, they're great skis.  All of these models were pressed in Slovenia by Elan, so the fit and finish is top notch.  I've had several pairs of them, and they were all great.  Durable and affordable.

post #8 of 8
Ditto for the Ninthwards and L9.
I have the THA's and my kid has the RDS's.
I would have also liked to buy the Early Rise as my Pow ski but got a better price on the Élan Boomerangs which I suspect are the same ski.
They have a couple of park oriented skis available at great prices.
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