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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Looking for a 2nd pair of skis to complement my 2014 Rossignol E88's (178).

 

I thought I'd try to find something more groomer oriented, with a more narrow waist.  I'd like to find something used and would also like to practice tuning them. 

 

Anyhow, here are some skis for sale locally.  Most are old.  Would like to find something that's at least decent and has some relatively modern tech.

 

1.  K2 Escape 4500 181 cm.  $60.  New in plastic.  No bindings, so may have too much money in these to make sense.

 

2.  Rossignol Avenger 82 TI Skis w/ Axial 2 TPX Bindings. 170 cm. $185.  Says skied 36 times.

 

3.  K2 GT6 Patriot Skis.  Unsure of the size.  Come with bindings.  $35

 

4.  Rossignol Pursuit 16 ti.  170cm.  $450.  Listed as new.  More than I want to pay, but appear to be the newest of the bunch.

 

5.  Dynastar Anthea 3.1 T160.  Unsure of the size.  Still in wrapper.  $35.  No bindings. 

 

6.  K2 MoD 7/8 All Mountain Snow Skis & Salomon Bindings.  170 cm.  $150

 

7.  Salomon L190 "Cross Max" Skis. Salomon "9/12" TI Bindings.  Unsure of the length.  $95.  Like new.

 

8.   K2 Magic 3.5 188 intermediate/advanced skis with Tyrolia T7 bindings.  $45.

 

9.  Volant Power T3 with bindings.  190 cm.  $50.

 

Any winners here, or are they all duds?

post #2 of 26
I have # 4. A little soft but too much $. # 2 would be a buy if in good shape. Plus the bindings are worth $.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 

Condition on the Rossi Avengers are listed as "good" by the seller.

 

Here are some pics...

 

 

 

 

post #4 of 26

I am with Slider.  I'd add that, even though the Avengers look in decent shape, 36 days (IMO) is a fair bit for a hard-snow, cambered ski.  Others may disagree.

You might well want to scan the Gear Swap area here for other options or even google or ebay.  

I wouldn't bother with anything else on your list. 

post #5 of 26
May be what did to find powder skis.

google the name of the ski and read the reviews.

All the info is out there.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by tch View Post
 

I am with Slider.  I'd add that, even though the Avengers look in decent shape, 36 days (IMO) is a fair bit for a hard-snow, cambered ski.  Others may disagree.

You might well want to scan the Gear Swap area here for other options or even google or ebay.  

I wouldn't bother with anything else on your list. 

 

Yeah I mean GT6 Patriots, really?   Volant T3 Powers?    K2 Mod 7/8s?   Wow.     Y2K called and wants its skis back.    In fact, it's about to call the cops. 

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hey cantunamunch,

 

I can pick up those GT6's and have them shipped to you if you like... (you pay the shipping).  :D 

post #8 of 26

You're too kind.    Isn't CL a hoot?    I've got my own headshake material here:

 

One local woman wants $599 for Nordicas from 2009; another is offering Atomic 737SLs from the 1990s for a super deal price of only $59.

 

:nono:

post #9 of 26

Offer $100 even for the Rossi Ti 82s with bindings.  $125 would also be a fair price, but no more.

post #10 of 26

just posted these here, go check the market place

post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for pointing those out.

 

They're not exactly what I was looking for... almost too nice.

 

Will keep them in mind though.

post #12 of 26

Well...if those are too nice then you're really between a rock and a hard place: any cheaper and the bindings will be suspect or you will have to spring for a newish pair at co$t.

 

hmmm...have you been on a performance, race or semi-race ski yet?

post #13 of 26
Those are good carvers. Skier j won't steer you wrong.
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

Well...if those are too nice then you're really between a rock and a hard place: any cheaper and the bindings will be suspect or you will have to spring for a newish pair at co$t.

 

hmmm...have you been on a performance, race or semi-race ski yet?

 

It's not so much the price as the condition.  Those skis look in a "like-new" condition.  If I get something too nice, I'm not going to want to put a file to it.  I'd like to learn to tune and wax on a 2nd hand set of skis...  A side benefit, if you will, would be a ski that's not exactly like my E88's.  Since I'm on the EC, I thought maybe a skinny piste ski would be the ticket.  They're not terribly popular right now, so the cost might be lower.  

 

I've demo'ed the supershape magnum last year.  Does that count as performance?  I've never been on a race or semi-race ski.  I'm all ears if you've got something in mind.

post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by DirtViking View Post
 

 

It's not so much the price as the condition.  Those skis look in a "like-new" condition.  If I get something too nice, I'm not going to want to put a file to it.  I'd like to learn to tune and wax on a 2nd hand set of skis...  A side benefit, if you will, would be a ski that's not exactly like my E88's.  Since I'm on the EC, I thought maybe a skinny piste ski would be the ticket.  They're not terribly popular right now, so the cost might be lower.  

 

I've demo'ed the supershape magnum last year.  Does that count as performance?  I've never been on a race or semi-race ski.  I'm all ears if you've got something in mind.

I'm happy to run a bastard along the edge.....5 dollars extra.....no change in shipping costs tho.....unless I get heavy handed and take off to much edge in which case it may be a wash.....tuned 2 and 1 and summer waxed. They are like new....plenty of edge but ski them for awhile you will have lots of opportunity to learn tuning cheap and with like new edges and bases to work with

post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by DirtViking View Post
 

 

It's not so much the price as the condition.  Those skis look in a "like-new" condition.  If I get something too nice, I'm not going to want to put a file to it.  I'd like to learn to tune and wax on a 2nd hand set of skis...  A side benefit, if you will, would be a ski that's not exactly like my E88's.  Since I'm on the EC, I thought maybe a skinny piste ski would be the ticket.  They're not terribly popular right now, so the cost might be lower.  

 

I've demo'ed the supershape magnum last year.  Does that count as performance?  I've never been on a race or semi-race ski.  I'm all ears if you've got something in mind.

First, the  TT 50's are not supershapes.   A nice 14 meter ski....yes, but not a suershape.

 

Once a few years ago, I had a nice new to me volkl race room SL in a 155 I got here on epic.  search that ski, its a long running thread that pops up now and then and someone asks if they are still for sale...... (still have then without plate or bindings and they are also for sale)  anyway I didn;'t want to take them out early in the year I got them for fear i'd damage them in low snow conditions.  A mentor said to me....go get them they are only tools of the trade.  they need maintenance anyway.

 

I did and never looked back.

 

2006 Volkl SL 155 race room stocks no plate no bindings, for rock star value only......$1,295.  If you buy that I have a bridge for sale too........but you will get a nice ski to learn to tune with, currenty 1 and 3 with summer wax as well


Edited by skier_j - 11/20/14 at 10:31pm
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

Those are good carvers. Skier j won't steer you wrong.


steer?  pmts would frown eh?

post #18 of 26
Dang. Walked right in to that one. Sorry. You know who you are.
post #19 of 26

As I recall you have the tt80?

post #20 of 26

volkl AC 40  177 cm  skied 20 days (white 2010s?) great shape  200.00  you pay shipping

post #21 of 26

Head iCon TT50's 170 white 2013 175 shipped

post #22 of 26

These are cheap.... and new.    I bought a pair.

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Tecnopro-Pulse-12-Skis-Wkr-Tx-110-Bindings

post #23 of 26

How old is
 

Quote:

 

8.   K2 Magic 3.5 188 intermediate/advanced skis with Tyrolia T7 bindings.  $45.

 

I found a pair of K2 Magic 3.5 178cm skis (today 2015-mar-29) at a local store for $80.00 (skis only). They are in plastic wrap so I thought they were (are?) new and unused.  The retail price was listed about $420-$450.

 

I am trying to find information on the skis, but am having not having much success.  Looking at K2's website did not help, so I am assuming they are at least 2-3 years old.

 

(Are they (K2 Magic 3.5 skis) about 15years old as cantunamunch's post implies?)

 

On another note: How many useful years do skis typically have?  (Is it time based or number of days skied based)

 

Any information would be appreciated.

post #24 of 26
GP- Look here - http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/product-archives/ski-equipment/older-alpine-skis/all-mountain/k2/magic-3-5/prd_14389_6493crx.aspx

If that's what they look like, then yes, model year 2000. I assume they're flat and you'd also have to buy bindings and pay for mounting.
post #25 of 26

vickieh,

 

Thank you for the link.

 

I am not sure if the ski from the link is the same as the one I saw in the store.  (Unfortunately the image does not have enough detail for me to tell if the ski is the same.)

 

It probably is the same since the same store also has K2 Freedom 6^3 (173cm 99/68/88 13mm sidecut) for $100 and a K2 Freedom 6^4 (173cm 100/68/90 14mm sidecut) price unknown. These skis have comments from 2001 & 2002.

post #26 of 26

I helped a lady get her (old, skinny) skis back on on lower Hughes at WP in late day, slushy conditions last week. She commented "My husband is there down below us". I said: "First thing you need to do is get your husband to buy you some modern skis". 

 

Y2K, indeed...

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