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Beer league ski, cheap, older, still safe to use?

post #1 of 8
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Hi there guys, long-time lurker.  I'm trying to get into to beer league racing this year (PA located) and have found a great (maybe too good to be true deal).  My main concern is if the bindings and if they are still safe to use. I was told they were purchased in 2009 and used until 2012, but they don't appear to match up with models near those years, maybe I'm just missing them.

 

I currently ride the Fischer Motive 86 Ti 177cm, which has really opened up my world and stepped up my ski handling/carving.  Just looking for something even more ice-minded with an occasional race thrown in.  My other option is to get some used one from the instructors at the resort I work at, but $35 is hard to beat.

 

$35 2009? Fischer RC4 SC 168cm.  

 

 

 

post #2 of 8
There should be lists here of idemnified ski bindings. Do a search and check. Suspect 2009 bindings should be fine, unless a factory recall or such.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Ah, you helped spark my answer. I guess my original question should have been how old are these skis, really?  

 

It looks like they have Salomon 900S bindings which would date these skis to 1999-2001 ish (not 2009).  Which were last on the indemnified list in 2006.  So maybe a bit beyond their lifespan.

post #4 of 8

Typically the serial number will tell the tale, but with those bindings I'm guessing early 2000's at least

post #5 of 8
Ah, then you already knew. Which leads to more interesting question. Two actually. 1) Can you adjust and test them yourself, since no shop will, and b) how much are your knees worth?
post #6 of 8
I'll pay someone $35 to take all the old skis out of my garage...
post #7 of 8

Fischers have come with FR bindings for quite some time now.  Those don't look like the original bindings, so don't date the ski by the binding year.   Also IIRC, Fischer WC SCs have had a hole in the tip for a few years, might be able to go on that for a year.

post #8 of 8

Also, you might want to check and see how much metal edge there is left to file.  You have to remove material to keep them race-ready sharp.  My SCs will run out of edge before they wear out, and I don't even race.

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