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Need advice!! Buying used skis!

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Okay so I am going to Colorado for a ski trip at the beginiing of January. Before I paid for rentals I wanted to look into buying some used gear. On Craig's list I found a guy selling a set of 2007 volkl energy alpha skis 167cm with biotech marker m10 bindings, poles and goggles for $50. Seems like a good price. All I would need is boots and I'm ready to go.

I'm a pretty good skier but only get out 1-2 times per year. Would this be a good buy? Are they too old and outdated? Or are they junk skis? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. This is my first post! Thanks!
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Okay so I am going to Colorado for a ski trip at the beginiing of January. Before I paid for rentals I wanted to look into buying some used gear. On Craig's list I found a guy selling a set of 2007 volkl energy alpha skis 167cm with biotech marker m10 bindings, poles and goggles for $50. Seems like a good price. All I would need is boots and I'm ready to go.

I'm a pretty good skier but only get out 1-2 times per year. Would this be a good buy? Are they too old and outdated? Or are they junk skis? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. This is my first post! Thanks!


Welcome to EpicSki!  The short answer is that you should learn what it takes to buy boots that fit correctly and forget about skis for this season.  How many days do you expect? 5-10?

 

Click on Articles in the menu bar to see the First Run Articles.  Read the ones about skis and boots.

 

If you want recommendations for a boot fitter, people need to know where you live.  Or where you plan to ski.  Sometimes better to buy near the resort.

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I would complement marznc by saying:

- I think you would be happier with a modern rental ski. Those skis are very outdated (potentially the state of the edges could be bad), you will miss a lot of technology improvements of recent years.

- To know if the ski length and bindings fit you, you should tell your height, weight, level (as in http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale) and terrain

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