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i said goodbye to my skis today....:(

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
hey guys...
i let my skis go today......i had to sell it to pay for my boots =(


post #2 of 26
wait then what will you ski on. if you dont have other skis its like selling your car for gas money
post #3 of 26
I once tried to ski on the soles of my boots, it didnt work to well...

Barrettscv
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
im gonna...

*gasp*
rent skis
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post #5 of 26
How many days a season do you ski? It may well turn out to be a good financial move.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
it depends,
from 5 days to 20
post #7 of 26
Renting is probably a good option then, especially when you work in depreciation and the constant updating of models factor.
Where are you going to be renting from (what area?).
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
i live in australia
prob cooma if you know about it.

yeah maybe rent for a few years =(
post #9 of 26
Rythem is about the best rental place in Cooma. And in Jindy, check out the Stockli shop, in the plaza behind Nuggets. The rentals are normal Stockli stuff, so you're actually demoing, rather than getting purpose-built rentals. Much better.
post #10 of 26
Strider

Tell us about your ski needs, I might just have something better than rentals for you to use. :

Gender, height, weight, age
Skiing ability, including the type of terrain that you enjoy skiing, how you tend to ski it, the turn shapes that you tend to use, the speed you ski, and any particular areas of focus in your skiing
Where you ski. Name the general geographic regions, the resorts you frequent, the slopes, pistes, and regions of the resorts you enjoy, talk about the conditions you most enjoy and those that you tend to avoid.
Talk about other skis


Mention skis you've enjoyed
Skis that you own that you will keep in your quiver
Skis that you own that you will be replacing with the new ones
Skis that you have enjoyed in the past
Mention skis you have not enjoyed
Anything you believe will make a difference in the ski selection

This is a ski selector from SSH, another epic user.

Barrettscv
post #11 of 26
ummm barrett are you going to send them by airplane or ship?

Can you send me some to Ireland as well?
post #12 of 26
One step at a time...

Barrettscv
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
haha
hey barrettscv, ill talk to you next year. no money for skis after my boots.
keep me updated with what you have thou
post #14 of 26
Well, I wasn't trying to joke...

I do have a few early shaped skis that are not saleable. I would be willing to give them a good home for shipping costs.

For example: 01/02 Volant Gravity Power 185cm, 106-72-97 excellent condition.

something smaller? 00/01 Fischer DRS 102 Ice Pro 166CM, 102-63-90 moderate use.

If you want me to determine postal costs...

Barrettscv
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
i live in australia in sydney, postcode 2158.
as in, you'll just ship them to me?
post #16 of 26
I would consider providing them, if they are a fit, and if you pay shipping & handling.

Tell me about requirements; it makes no sense to send a ski to you that is not a fit with your needs.

Barrettscv
post #17 of 26
Sounds like a great deal for you. Thank you Barrettscv, very generous.
post #18 of 26
I've also got a set of old Atomic Mega Carv (5.24, I think) in a 180cm (radius = 24) that have never been mounted. I've got the Look bindings that I bought along with them. Free to a good home, if anyone is interested.
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
hey
i'm an improving intermediate doing confident parallels down blues and will get on to some blacks. love going at moderate speed but dont mind pushing the pedal to the metal at times.
i ski in australia, we get the occassion powder but mostly crud and ice.
hope that helps
im 5'11" and 85kg(185lb?)
post #20 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider
hey
i'm an improving intermediate doing confident parallels down blues and will get on to some blacks. love going at moderate speed but dont mind pushing the pedal to the metal at times.
i ski in australia, we get the occassion powder but mostly crud and ice.
hope that helps
im 5'11" and 85kg(185lb?)
Strider,

I think you can handle the Volant Gravity in a 185 cm. It's not the most energetic ski, but calm, easy to turn, very good on soft snow and crud, o.k. on hard snow.

The idea will be to use these to improve-on while saving up for new gear. You might also keep them long term for powder and crud, Volants are great in these conditions.

I will look into shipping to Oz by USPS. I hope the costs are low enough to make this practical.

I'll let you know by PM.

Best regards

Michael
post #21 of 26
Remember to mark on the customs card that they are 2nd hand, and worth about $50! Otherwise there'll be a bit of duty payable before they're released by customs. Although if you use the postal service, the customs allowance is double the one that applies through courier companies. Dunno if the post handles long skinny boxes though. Might be forced to use couriers.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
185cm!?!?!

im 178cm tall...........
post #23 of 26
hey I had a pair of >170cm stocklis & I am 160cm & old & fat!

You CAN ski 'em
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
:shock:
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider
185cm!?!?!

im 178cm tall...........
Strider,

This is the only other ski I can offer...

00/01 Fischer DRS 102 Ice Pro 166CM, 102-63-90: moderate use.

This is also a good ski, but strickly on-piste, groomed only.

The Volant is more versatile, and very easy to ski.

Barrettscv
post #26 of 26
I'm 160 cm, and if my next skis are midfats, I'll be going for 170s (if they feel right). Still going shorter with the on-piste-ish race-ish skis though.
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