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How old are these Skis and Bindings / Market value?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

A friend of mine works for a liquidation company and they recently had an auction on ski gear and I picked me some race Head ski's and bindings for cheap. The auction was online and I didn't really see good photos of them but since they were cheap I thought I'd just buy them and worry about them later.

 

Long story short, I've now picked up new ski's that are more akin to my style and ability and would like to sell the ski's in the photo. Would anyone be able to tell me how old they are and what they might be worth together with the bindings?

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much

Marko

post #2 of 18

GS skis with a 21 radius sidecut are not FIS compliant. They are illegal to use in USSA or FIS sanctioned events.  That said they are fun to ski and carve well on ice.  I'd price them at $200 with bindings.

post #3 of 18

How long are the skis? I'm looking for a cheater GS ski and would be interested in buying.

post #4 of 18

If those are railflex II bindings (and they look like it), they will *not* fit that plate.     Sell them separately. 

 

 

EDIT: Skis look like 2005 model year. 

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for this, it is very useful. Although I need to check whether the bindings will fit as per cantunamunch's comment. Where are you based?
post #6 of 18

Skis and bindings do not match. In fact it does not look like you have all the pieces for the bindings, at least they are not shown. These skis should use a Freeflex binding, not the Railflex pieces you are showing. Still a pretty good ski if you get someone looking for a non conforming GS ski. 

post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

Skis and bindings do not match. In fact it does not look like you have all the pieces for the bindings, at least they are not shown. These skis should use a Freeflex binding, not the Railflex pieces you are showing. Still a pretty good ski if you get someone looking for a non conforming GS ski. 

Phil knows bindings, and, I would be very hesitant to argue with him, but...

 

The photo's show the name of the binding is the Head Speedrail. On Level 9's site, they have a video of the model and state that it is to be used on the Railflex plate. I cannot tell if the plate on the Head GS skis is the Railflex, so, I'll leave that to others familiar with that equipment. Level 9 refers to them as Head Railflex RFD Speedrail bindings. The video sure looks like the bindings pictured. 

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-Railflex-Rfd-12-Speedrail-Ski-Bindings

 

Hey, I am not an expert on Head bindings, I'll look forward to what others have to say. Could these be an early version of the Head Powerrail bindings? I can't remember hearing of Head Speedrail bindings.

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 


Thanks so much guys. I'm going to be back home tomorrow and I will take some more pictures of the plate and the bindings. It would be good to know if I can sell them as a kit or not!

post #9 of 18

How long are they?

 

Are they the RD version or the regular i.GS?

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Living Proof View Post
 
 

Hey, I am not an expert on Head bindings, I'll look forward to what others have to say. Could these be an early version of the Head Powerrail bindings? 

 

No, Powerrail is a completely different plate (rail).      Speedrail refers to that thing in the center being a flip-up, integrated into the connecting strap, instead of a separate cover retained by the center screw (regular Railflex II).      Quicker setting of BSL -> 'Speed' moniker.    Same parts otherwise. 

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 

@Utagonian, they are 180cm long and yes, it says RD on them. Please see photos in next post.

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

Here are some close up shots of the gear.

 

I'm definitely keen to find out if the bindings fit the ski's or whether I should sell separately!

 

Thanks again

Marko

 

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 18

No, Marko, sorry.      The skis are very nice, but that plate is meant to go with this binding:  

 

http://shop.head.com/us/ski/bindings/head-freeflex-pro-16.html

 

or, failing that, with any flat mount binding whatsoever.

 

Unfortunately the bindings you have are not exactly flat mount.    They are Railflex (the R in 'RFD')  which means they are meant to sit in a V-shaped channel in their own special plate different from the one that's on the skis.     Like so:

 

Notice that plastic sticking out in front of the toepiece?    That's the front half of the Railflex plate - and the toepiece /has/ to clamp on to it.   Similarly the heelpiece and brake /have to/ clamp onto the rear half.    They cannot be mounted flat - there is no provision for it.

What's been troubling us is that you don't show us pictures of the Railflex plate assembly -  the binding should have come with it - so we're thinking that the binding is incomplete and that whoever decides to ski it will first have to find Railflex plates.     This is not an uncommon want - witness:    http://www.epicski.com/t/118639/wtb-railflex-or-powerrail-bindings#post_1915456

post #14 of 18

From an old realskiers review (2004/5):

 

"Zoom! Dysfunctional below 30mph; not for free skiing. Hard to find. Masters and hard-core GS recreational skiers check out the i.Race."

 

Some more info is buried here:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/22456/review-2005-head-i-race-gs

post #15 of 18

Hey @cantunamunch how would these bindings work on those plates?  I might be interested in the skis if I can easily move my FF14s from my iWorld Cup 12r skis back and forth to a GS ski like the one in this thread.  ... EDIT.  I see they are 180 cm.  I'd prefer a little longer in a GS ski.  Think I'll keep the Salomon Lab GS 185s I already have..

 

 

post #16 of 18

Forth sure, back not quite so much, though it would be trivial  if you were to bond quiver killers into the old holes. 

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Utagonian View Post
 

From an old realskiers review (2004/5):

 

"Zoom! Dysfunctional below 30mph; not for free skiing. Hard to find. Masters and hard-core GS recreational skiers check out the i.Race."

 

Some more info is buried here:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/22456/review-2005-head-i-race-gs


Sounds perfect for someone looking to fill the hole in their free-skiing quiver between Sl and SG.  Too bad about the plates.

post #18 of 18

The plate is excellent. You can mount almost anything on it, just not a 'Railflex II' binding.

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