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WTB -- skis for my 68 year old dad

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Hi Gang:  

 

My dad is in desperate need for an updated pair of skis and bindings.  He has been skiing for about 30 years and is a non-technical intermediate skier that likes to spend his entire day slogging through the mogul fields at Taos.  I'm trying to convince him that carving is fun and I think I'm finally starting to convince the old goat. :)  Right now, he's skiing on a cheap Nordia cap ski with very little sidecut and probably around 75mm underfoot.  It's just terrible.  

 

Anyway, if anyone out there has a pair of used skis they'd be willing to part with that may be good for a 68 year old, 6'1" / 180 in moderately good shape for a guy his age, I'd like to know.  Specifically, I'd like to get him something less-than 90mm underfoot (he's never been on skis wider than 75), with a nice, easy flex that would be good in the bumps, and with a sidecut in the 15m-or-so radius range.  If I'm off-base on what I'm looking for, I'm open to suggestions.

 

I'd like to keep under $350 for the set-up.   

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Daniel 

post #2 of 7

I have a pair of Kastle FX84s (length=176cm) in great condition that would probably fit the bill. They are lightweight, carve well, and are great in the bumps. PM me if interested and I can send you pics.

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I have a minty pair of Kastle LX82's 180cm, K11 KTi binding...(adjustable) with fresh tune and wax (I skied them 2 days this season)....
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Thanks for your replies, guys.  NayBreak -- thanks for your post, but I'm thinking that those may be a little too light weight for my dad.  Jekyll -- pm sent.  Once I get pictures, I'll run it by my dad to see if he's interested in these...

 

Anyone else have any suggestions?

 

Thanks! 

post #5 of 7
Yea...I didn't want to poach the FX84s and almost didn't post.

However...my concern was the LX's might be too long fully cambered @ 180cm for the tooling around in moguls rather than not enough ski. I previously owned the 172 LX82 and it's a ski to go a little longer IMO given the light swing weight and construction. It really came alive for me in the 180 and I am close enough to your dad's size for comparison (6'2" 170ish).

Some food for thought if the FX's don't match (that seems a very good match on paper)...this is still a wood core sandwich construction two sheets of metal ski with some weight saving design like the cosmetic cap. It is an effortless cruiser and a good carver, I just hesitate because of the length for moguls.

Anyway, hope that helps. I am only thinking if selling because I mostly ski with my kids, and if not I am working on my 3D snow skillz - the Sollie Rocker2 92 has just been a lot more fun this season so the LX are gathering dust.

Good luck with the search. Maybe Scott The Ski? That got great bump reviews.
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Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post

Good luck with the search. Maybe Scott The Ski? That got great bump reviews.

That's what I was thinking. Maybe a used pair of those. Might be hard to find though. I guess the 175's.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for everyone's responses.  Very much appreciated!  

 

It looks like my brother is going to buy a demo'ed Atomic Theory for our dad.  Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to put the old man on something that wide, but the deal is too good to pass up and my brother is adamant that the ski is perfect for him.  Anyway, it's sure to be a HUGE step up from what he's on now...

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