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Someones input on this setup I bought would be appreciated

post #1 of 14
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Thanks for anyone's help in advance!! So I went to look at a used ski warehouse and was talked in to this pair of skis with a 30 day money back on them.  I don't know what year or ski model they are.  They are Atomic twin tips with the B4 technology and thats all I know.  The bindings are Atomic Race 614's.  I see that some 614's have had recalls because of the heels blowing out.  I am not sure whether to even ski on them this weekend or go back and buy something else.  I paid 275$ for the skis and bindings.  They are in excellent shape but not sure if the price is right/wrong and if this is the type of ski I want.  I told him I wanted an all mountain ski and that I am an intermediate skier and he told me that all mountain skis are doing twin tips when I remember mostly freestylers using them.  I will ski northeast US terrain from intermediate trails to some blacks but nothing crazy.  A mogul run hear and there too. Thanks again

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 14

Take them back! 

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

I appreciate the advice but can you tell me why? Thanks

post #4 of 14

They look pretty short. What is your height and weight?  How long are they?  Regardless, $275 is a little steep for anything that is pre 2010 even with bindings IMO.  I'm not sure what model year those are so no clue what the fair price would be.

post #5 of 14

I have some Ocean front property in Arizona  that we should dicsuss...:D

 

On a more serious note.  The bindings are prone to breakage in the heel cup.   The 614 was NOT recalled as part of this issue although some were replaced as "goodwill" but I am pretty certain none are now being replaced (even if they were available).

 

So....the skis are somewhere between 5-10 years old and the bindings are suspect.  At best these may be worth $50 on a good day.  If you can get your money back, do so quickly.....

post #6 of 14

They appear to be the Atomic Stomp Freestyle: http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/product-archives/ski-equipment/alpine-skis/freestyle-twin-tip/atomic/stomp-twin-tip/prd_328378_4206crx.aspx

 

Prolly 5-7 years old. This ski and iffy bindings for $275? No thank you.

post #7 of 14
Atomic Stomp. Might be 7-8 years old. Freeride. You paid WAY TOO MUCH.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Already brought them back and gave the guy an earfull...Thanks for your help everyone!!

post #9 of 14

IMO, the main issue with your gear you bought isn't the heel, or the length of the skis, but the fact you badly overpaid for truly antique gear. It is so far out of date that it would significantly compromise your potential enjoyment of the sport. FWIW, suggest you concentrate on used equipment that was made in the past two or three years, max. Plenty online or sitting outside ski shops as demos. Good luck!

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by puremick View Post
 

Already brought them back and gave the guy an earfull...Thanks for your help everyone!!

Does Newschoolers.com have a gear swap section?  I'd think you could find fresher used gear at a more fair price someplace like that.

post #11 of 14
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Does Newschoolers.com have a gear swap section?  I'd think you could find fresher used gear at a more fair price someplace like that.

I'm, not sure that new school is a good assumption CR, OP said he was looking for an all mountain ski. This is what they sold him.

post #12 of 14

LOL, I paid $10 for undrilled Stomps 2 seasons ago.      BTW, those came as a 3-ski set.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

They look pretty short. What is your height and weight?  How long are they?  Regardless, $275 is a little steep for anything that is pre 2010 even with bindings IMO.  I'm not sure what model year those are so no clue what the fair price would be.


i agree,  I would think for another 25 bucks, OP could pick something really nice up at @skiessentials. 

post #14 of 14

Actually, I have a pair of Line Prophet Flite size 178 mounted with Marker Jesters for a BSL of 305 right now on eBay for 350 buy it now price.  Bid starts at 200.  Used ONCE.  Year 2013. My skis for sale are an example of new, yet quality gear.  

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