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Thinking about buying 2011 Volkl AC30 Skis + iPT WR 12.0 Bindings? Good move or keep looking?

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I'm an experienced skier, skied all my life but only 6-8 times in the last 2-3 years and was renting performance gear up until now. Getting ready to ski a few weeks this winter with my kids (in Vermont) skiing at an advanced level (I think), 60 years old, 6'1, 220, athletic/reasonably strong (for a senior citizen lol).

 

I ski mainly on-piste, steep is fine, fast is fine, enjoy carving and try to avoid steep w/bumps. 

 

I have an opportunity a pair of "near new" 2011 Volkl AC30s, 177's, owner claims they have 12-15 days on them. Freshly tuned and edges sharpened. Asking 400, Considering offering 300.00. 

 

My biggest concern is these are reported to be pretty stiff and relatively heavy. At my age I'm probably going to start slowing down a little and being a little less aggressive, I'm concerned about these wearing me out by 1:00 pm,,although to keep up with my 20 year old kids and their buddies I may not have that option, lol. 

 

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated,  Note: if I wasn't paying college for 2 kids I would consider a newer ski, perhaps with a little rocker, but dropping 600-700 bucks right now isn't an option, 300.00 is pushing it, 

 

Thanks in advance, this is a great forum!!

post #2 of 7
At your size, those should be fine for you. Yea, no more then 300. Even that's a little high.

FUn how many people think there stuff is worth a lot but they tell you that you want to much money them if you were selling them.

Chek out my new favorite site, www.skiessentials.com
post #3 of 7

Allo, 

 

I'm 5'9'' 170. I own an ac30 and sold it and bought a Bushwacker 180. The AC30 was too stiff for my taste in bump and glades. 

skiessentials.com hve the 180CM bushwacker w bindings brand new for 445$. 

post #4 of 7

Roadfish --

 

How about the 2011 Dynastar Legend Sultan 85 in 172 with Look PX 12 bindings?   Couple dozen ski days on them; excellent condition.  I haven't skied them in a couple years but they're still in my sports closet.  They are great for groomed, semi-groomed, and steeps.  Not as good in serious bumps, but you said you try to avoid that anyway.  PM me if interested.  

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I'm an experienced skier, skied all my life but only 6-8 times in the last 2-3 years and was renting performance gear up until now. Getting ready to ski a few weeks this winter with my kids (in Vermont) skiing at an advanced level (I think), 60 years old, 6'1, 220, athletic/reasonably strong (for a senior citizen lol).

I ski mainly on-piste, steep is fine, fast is fine, enjoy carving and try to avoid steep w/bumps. 

I have an opportunity a pair of "near new" 2011 Volkl AC30s, 177's, owner claims they have 12-15 days on them. Freshly tuned and edges sharpened. Asking 400, Considering offering 300.00. 

My biggest concern is these are reported to be pretty stiff and relatively heavy. At my age I'm probably going to start slowing down a little and being a little less aggressive, I'm concerned about these wearing me out by 1:00 pm,,although to keep up with my 20 year old kids and their buddies I may not have that option, lol. 

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated,  Note: if I wasn't paying college for 2 kids I would consider a newer ski, perhaps with a little rocker, but dropping 600-700 bucks right now isn't an option, 300.00 is pushing it, 

Thanks in advance, this is a great forum!!

Even $300 is way too much for a 4 year old used ski, imho ... if in fact it's not older than that.
post #6 of 7

Uh, pretty sure Volkl didn't make these in 2011. Try 2009 or so. And they were, even at the time, a fairly meh ski, made during Volkl's heavy metal phase, and a truly unimpressive binding. It's a wasted purchase; for the same money you could do much much better. For that price you can buy a decent new ski, last season's model, then slap on a set of inexpensive new bindings for another $100. Or find a nice demo at a slope side store. 

post #7 of 7

It's a great ski for groomer skiing, a lot softer and easier to bend into a turn than my Fischer WC SCs.  Offer him $300.  Not really a glade or bump ski, more of an "all conditions" carving ski.

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