Took some boots to a ski swap tonight to be sold (I hope) tomorrow. Driving into the parking lot, and again entering the building, HUGE sign: NO STRAIGHT ALPINE SKIS.
So, when they're put out with the trash and they're not taken - what next?
Originally Posted by oboe
That's the question. NOT sell, NOT display, NOT use, NOT turn into a kitch chair - THROW OUT. ... So, when they're put out with the trash and they're not taken - what next?
Originally Posted by Snowbowler
Sawzall! Cut them up , snap them in half and throw them out. I like the sign you mentioned at the ski swap, I imagine lots of ski swaps get stuck with a lot of the old gear and have to pay to get rid of it. I used a old pair and made a ladder out of them to my sons loft but I think once he gets up over 80 punds or so we will have to take it down, time for the Sawzall.
*wondering if anyone has managed to make a random-tile floor out of chopped ski "tiles"*
Give them to your local elementary school's annual year sale. They'll be snapped up by one of the many older lovers of older skis, who will use them once, take a pic, and then store them in their garage, to be sent to their local school yard sale, and so on. Eventually, they'll be old enough that someone on Fleabay who rarely skis and never used straight skis will buy them as a collectible. And toss them when the wife demands the garage get cleaned. It's like M.C. Escher...
100% agree... For free even vinegar is sweet .
6 year old thread but I guess it still applies. At Hunter Saturday I was surprised to find that this season they had many pieces of ski and snowboard furniture outside. Quite comfortable. Many of the skis looked pretty new and of the shaped variety.
Your post left me with a wide grin :) I am still laughing a little a minute later as I write this.
How many of that oldies stack from a while back do you still have?
Throw them out so they can become landfill? Or burn them so they can pollute?
Plenty of other people are looking for old skis for whatever reason -- ski chairs, shot skis, sleds. Freecycle them. (After removing any still-indemnified bindings, of course.)
In the town of Frisco, in Summit County, Colorado, there is a recycling center with a bin for old, unwanted skis. Some people take them and make chairs of them. I rode a lift with a guy who was skiing on the best pair he found in the bin (he saved 100% off retail). If there is a recycling center near you, find out if they will put out a bin for them.
Note to self: never let Mom ski with Prickly.