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50 ways to leave your old skis

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Given that it is Earthday, I’ve beentrying to come up with an environmentally correct way to end my relationship with several pairs of skis. Now I’m a sensitive type of guy, and I can’t just send these sweethearts to the landfill. After all, I’ve had a good ride on all of them at one time or another. Now some of these may look like an undesirable eastern block mail order bride, but that’s just what some of you want.



So here’s the list:

Elan Comprex X – 195

Rossignol 7SK – 198

Rossignol Viper X – 198

Elan MBX – 185 (it was a tele fling)

Dynastar Coupe du Monde Course SL – 207 (oh baby)

Fischer RC4 RS Super Vacuum – 210

Hart Downhill – 225
Salomon Equipeaxe series – PR8
post #2 of 22
After all, I’ve had a good ride on all of them at one time or another. Now some of these may look like an undesirable eastern block mail order bride, but that’s just what some of you want.
We're talking about skis here right.;-O
post #3 of 22
RIP,
Check your PM. I would love to reuse some of that epoxy and petrolium.
John
post #4 of 22
I know a guy who makes lawn furniture out of old skis...Is that too harsh?
post #5 of 22
tief, what is your plan? Epoxy and petrolium? I thought they were wood and fiberglass but I have a few pairs of skis, Dynamic and K2 racing, RD, Kniessel blue star! If you have a good use for them, let me know. Happy earth day!
post #6 of 22
RIP: Make yourself some "ADIRONDACK " style chairs out that old quiver--then you'll have em around forever and with no maintenance
post #7 of 22
I donated some old skis to an organization (I've forgotten the name) that shipped them over to Russia. If they get used over there and create new skiers, more power to them.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Alaska Mike
I donated some old skis to an organization (I've forgotten the name) that shipped them over to Russia. If they get used over there and create new skiers, more power to them.
yes.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by telerod15
tief, what is your plan? Epoxy and petrolium? I thought they were wood and fiberglass but I have a few pairs of skis, Dynamic and K2 racing, RD, Kniessel blue star! If you have a good use for them, let me know. Happy earth day!
No plan but to ski them. P-tex is petrolium based iirc. Just thought they were the least eco friendly components. A happy Earth Day to you as well.
post #10 of 22
Being a designer and a soon to be architect......I suggest just that mounting them on a wall in your recreational in the basement or something they do look good on walls
post #11 of 22
There are programs for the handicapped that can use some of that equipment. Check with your regional adaptive skier organization. In Colorado, contact one of the agencies here:

http://www.sitski.com/pg3.htm#CO
post #12 of 22
A friend of mine has been making a pickett type fence from old skis. I have donated numerous pair of my old skis to his project. The conventional straight skis are perfect for making something like this out of them.
RW
post #13 of 22
I think it is out at Copper, they have a roof section made with old skis. We have about 50+ skis that we still havent decised what to make with them.
post #14 of 22
They make good fences or, at Tyrol, a room divider for the bar.
post #15 of 22
There is a ski shop in Glacier WA., with a fence made of old skis. It looks pretty cool.
I've toyed with the idea of making a hanging mobile out of my old skis and suspending them securely in some fashion from an open beam ceiling. Just putting them on the wall seems a little too ordinary.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lostboy
There is a ski shop in Glacier WA., with a fence made of old skis. It looks pretty cool.
I've toyed with the idea of making a hanging mobile out of my old skis and suspending them securely in some fashion from an open beam ceiling. Just putting them on the wall seems a little too ordinary.
Very cool idea. Think I'd go with a real stout line.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by slider
Very cool idea. Think I'd go with a real stout line.
Yeah, I guess using string wouldn't be very good idea.:
post #18 of 22
C'mon... I thought you guys were going to be creative...

Just build up a fence, Vince.
Make it a chair, Mair.
Give it to others, Mothers.
...
post #19 of 22
I've been thinking of looking up all of the straight skis I can find and using them to completely cover the interior walls of my cabin. I'm going to start by making a few pair I have around into a bench for my front porch. I thought of using them for decking, but it would be too slippery when wet.

Straight skis are shaped, they have cambre, and they flex too much; so they won't work like wood. A caution: Dull the edges before using them. I cut myself on a bench that was made out of a snowboard because whoever made it left the edges sharp. I grabbed the edge of the bench and sliced my hand, not badly, but still...
post #20 of 22
Funny thing I saw a pair of looks ok old model straight Fisher 180 skis with bindings next to a trash can at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in NYC. Near the SOHO area. I was gonna pick it up but that ski looks 1980's and the binding are old model and I thought about this forum and u guys talking about throwing them away so I back away
post #21 of 22
Today I saw a mailbox that was held up by a pair of skis.
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
My first thought was to augment the existing ski fence at the Avalanche Coffee house in Silverton. There are several ski fences around, but this place has a very special connection to skiing and ski mountaineering. My second thought is that skis were meant for gliding over snow, and so it shall be.

One year, at band camp, or was it A-basin we made the 'Turbo Lounger', by attaching skis to some cheap-ass lawn chair from K-mart. The thing had unlimited top end, but no steering. Lots of beer can lead to poor decisions, and I rode that lounger straight into about 20 pairs of skis and poles sitting on the beach. Only two casulties; broke the lounger and one ski pole which just happened to be mine.

So WarpDrive, if your out there, lets build a few 'Turbo Loungers', and see if we can't add that critical steering feature this time.
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