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2006 Pre-season Ski Sale! Head/Elan/Fischer

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I have finally gotten around to posting my 2006 skis that we have in stock. As many of you know, I enjoy selling skis here at Epic. It is nice to deal with the enthusiastic skiers on this site, as I know that the skis will be skied often and given a good home (unlike many of our walk-in customers!). I try to get you as good of a price as possible, usually at close to or more than 20% off Plus, you avoid tax. One other bonus is that I have actually skiied the models we carry! I can help you with choosing the correct model and sizing. And, if you are in the area (Mt. Bachelor) mention EpicSki and stop on by for a free demo-we have most all of the skis listed below available for a demo, and in multiple sizes!

Below is a list of what I have in stock. Of course, I can order you practially anything, but these are what I have on the wall right now (most sizes still available). Email me for current pricing and availability. I won't post all of the prices, but some current sample prices are: Head iM88 at $559, Head iM77 Chip w/binding $819, iM72 $619, Head i-GS RD w/binding $675, Fischer RX8 w/binding $699, Elan Magfire 10 w/binding $579, Elan 666 w/ELD14 binding $635.

Head:
77 Chip w/LD12
iM72 w/LD12
iM88 (ski is hot and will be hard to find late December, don't delay on this model)
Wild Thang w/LD12
XRC 1200 SW w/FF14 binding
XRC 1400 Chip w/LD12
i-SuperShape w/FF14 (Head is out of stock on this ski-it will be hard to find soon)
i-GS RD w/FF14
i-SL Chip w/FF14

Fischer
RX9 w/FX12
RX8 w/FX12
RX6 w/FX12
AMC 79 w/FX12
Vision 73 w/FX12

Elan
Magfire 12 w/ELD12
Magfire 10 w/ELD12
666 w/ELD14
777 w/ELD14
999 Flat or w/binding
Magfire 8 w/ELD10
Ripstick Fusion Pro w/ELD12 Pro
S12 Fusion w/ELD12
S8 Fusion w/ELD10
Steel Magic w/ELD11
Black Pearl w/EL9


I also carry K2 skis. PM me for pricing and availability info. Thanks!
post #2 of 21
Just bought my second pair of skis in less than a year from dawgcatching. As usual great service and fast shipping. Anyone looking for gear I highly recommend buying from dawgcatching.

Thanks Dawg!!!!
post #3 of 21
I can also vouch for Dawgcatching. He is very helpful and provides excellent service.
post #4 of 21
Interested in getting the Fischer RX8 165cm
post #5 of 21
So what do you reccommend for a fat 250# 5'8" Eastern ski instructor who loves to just put 'em on edge and let them go (13M radius - loved the K2 Hell fires?) sometimes plays in the bumps (1 or 2 runs/day) can and does crank a long string of SR turns on steeps and is always at the mountain for those rare 2-4 Pow days each season??
post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stache
So what do you reccommend for a fat 250# 5'8" Eastern ski instructor who loves to just put 'em on edge and let them go (13M radius - loved the K2 Hell fires?) sometimes plays in the bumps (1 or 2 runs/day) can and does crank a long string of SR turns on steeps and is always at the mountain for those rare 2-4 Pow days each season??
I got some RX8's from him in a 165 last year and they rock. Do everything you mention very well (there are tons of reviews on these skis do a search). BTW, I am your weight but a little taller. Have not used them in pow but that is not what they are meant for and I have powder boards for that.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stache
So what do you reccommend for a fat 250# 5'8" Eastern ski instructor who loves to just put 'em on edge and let them go (13M radius - loved the K2 Hell fires?) sometimes plays in the bumps (1 or 2 runs/day) can and does crank a long string of SR turns on steeps and is always at the mountain for those rare 2-4 Pow days each season??
Our hot "instructor" ski this year has been the Magfire 10, for those who want a freeski and teaching ski all in one. I have sold several pair so far to on-the-hill local pros, just based on word-of-mouth that it is a great ride for local conditions. It is wide enough to ski anywhere (75mm underfoot) with a tight radius (similiar to the B:5, but a little more relaxing). 168cm is nice and versatile. Last year, the hot skis were the RX8 and S12, and that would still be a great choice for an East-Coast Pro. It seems like this season, the West-Coast crowd is looking for a similiar turn radius (12m) but wider underfoot (the B5 revolution). I think any of the three would be a great place to start for you. The highest-energy of the three is probably the RX8, followed closely by the Magfire 10, with the S12 being a little more damp with a bigger turn radius (15m-ish in 168). S12 is most stable in my experience, RX8 and Mag 10 are better in bumps. Another great choice is the Head i-SL, either Chip or non-Chip, as well as the XRC 1400, although the latter can be a bit of a handful in bumps. I didn't ever ski the Hell-Fires, but they had a good reputation. I think they were narrower underfoot (64mm) and any of the skis mentioned above would be a step in the right direction in terms of versatility, but comparable to HellFires in terms of hard-snow performance.

I have skied the RX8 and Magfire 10 back-to-back, but not in deeper snow or variable conditions. They seem very comparable on hardpack, but the Mag 10, with the wider tip, definitely hooked up a little easier and sucked you into the turn. The RX8 felt more "traditional", the Mag 10 more "new wave". If you have ever skied a B5, you can probably relate. I am taking up the Mag10 and RX8 on Friday (my first day on the hill) and hope to get more than a few runs on each, so I can do a better head-to-head comparison.
post #8 of 21

Elan 777's

Hello,
I wanted to know if you had them without the binding. I'm trying to tone down my total race stock stash of elans and I'm looking for the 777 without the binding. I'd like to know your thoughts on putting a world cup piston plate on the 777. I'm still masters racing and love to rip, but the elan race stock stuff at times is just too much work. If you could email me at muskis2@yahoo.com.

Thanks,
a.w.
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by muskis2
Hello,
I wanted to know if you had them without the binding. I'm trying to tone down my total race stock stash of elans and I'm looking for the 777 without the binding. I'd like to know your thoughts on putting a world cup piston plate on the 777. I'm still masters racing and love to rip, but the elan race stock stuff at times is just too much work. If you could email me at muskis2@yahoo.com.

Thanks,
a.w.
I can order the 777's without binding for about $170 less (I would have to double check on the price). A WC Piston Plate would be interesting: it would definitely stiffen up the ski underfoot and dampen it somewhat. What conditions are you aiming toward?
post #10 of 21

elan 777

Well I guess I'm looking for something when I'm at WP in Colorado( and I'm not training, but my gsx, slx's are too much work in the all terrain idea awesome in the course but they use alot of gas.) that can handle just about all I can find and be alittle more softer. Plus powder isn't much fun with those sticks. I'm looking to be able to play in the deep stuff and then be able to use all my 260 lbs on the groomed stuff and make some serious train track marks in the snow with some confidence in the ski. The pistion plate I figured would make it pretty stiff, but since I'm 260ish (before turkey day) bending the ski isn't an issue here. And I also figured that the wc pistion plate could help the 777 in the speed department, since going slow isn't fun at times. I guess in a nutshell a powder ski that can rip in the deep stuff and arc some serious turns at speed in the groomed stuff.

Hope this helps,
A.W.
post #11 of 21
Dawg,

Your mailbox is stuffed.
post #12 of 21
I am interested in purchasing a pair of Elan Magfire 10s in 176 cm. How do I go about it? What about shipping? do you have a website?
post #13 of 21

dawg

Dawg,
umm still there??? Just looking for a price on either the 666 or 777 without bindings.

a.w.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hey, sorry for the delay. My mailbox is now cleaned-out!
post #15 of 21

Elan Magfire 10

Dawg,I am looking for a pair of Elan Magfire 10s in 176cm. Do you have any and what is the price?JBDVM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawgcatching
Hi everyone,

I have finally gotten around to posting my 2006 skis that we have in stock. As many of you know, I enjoy selling skis here at Epic. It is nice to deal with the enthusiastic skiers on this site, as I know that the skis will be skied often and given a good home (unlike many of our walk-in customers!). I try to get you as good of a price as possible, usually at close to or more than 20% off Plus, you avoid tax. One other bonus is that I have actually skiied the models we carry! I can help you with choosing the correct model and sizing. And, if you are in the area (Mt. Bachelor) mention EpicSki and stop on by for a free demo-we have most all of the skis listed below available for a demo, and in multiple sizes!

Below is a list of what I have in stock. Of course, I can order you practially anything, but these are what I have on the wall right now (most sizes still available). Email me for current pricing and availability. I won't post all of the prices, but some current sample prices are: Head iM88 at $559, Head iM77 Chip w/binding $819, iM72 $619, Head i-GS RD w/binding $675, Fischer RX8 w/binding $699, Elan Magfire 10 w/binding $579, Elan 666 w/ELD14 binding $635.

Head:
77 Chip w/LD12
iM72 w/LD12
iM88 (ski is hot and will be hard to find late December, don't delay on this model)
Wild Thang w/LD12
XRC 1200 SW w/FF14 binding
XRC 1400 Chip w/LD12
i-SuperShape w/FF14 (Head is out of stock on this ski-it will be hard to find soon)
i-GS RD w/FF14
i-SL Chip w/FF14

Fischer
RX9 w/FX12
RX8 w/FX12
RX6 w/FX12
AMC 79 w/FX12
Vision 73 w/FX12

Elan
Magfire 12 w/ELD12
Magfire 10 w/ELD12
666 w/ELD14
777 w/ELD14
999 Flat or w/binding
Magfire 8 w/ELD10
Ripstick Fusion Pro w/ELD12 Pro
S12 Fusion w/ELD12
S8 Fusion w/ELD10
Steel Magic w/ELD11
Black Pearl w/EL9


I also carry K2 skis. PM me for pricing and availability info. Thanks!
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Magfire 10 is $569 w/binding. 777 is $495 ski only, or $649 w/FF14 binding. Shipping runs between $12 and $30, depending on location. And, there is no tax. PM me if you have any questions!
post #17 of 21

u got mail

Dawg,
pmed you.

a.w.
post #18 of 21
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post #19 of 21

Head iM72 vs Elan Magfire10

Hi All,
Great forum and this is my first post, so forgive any screwups.

Looking for advice on a new ski after seeing Dawg's price list. Coming to Big White for 3 weeks in ealry January and want to take the opportunity to buy new skis. After reading mnay threads, have in my head that Head iM72 or Magfire10 might be right. I know the demo advice, but Big White don't carry Elan so I'm trying to decide whether to buy first and live with the consequences.

I'm 180cm and 90kg, upper intermediate in skill (all blue and most black), ski mainly piste want to cover Aussie crud and slop, plus venture off piste. Currently on Volkl AX3 170cm.

Also interested if Dawg can ship to an address in Kelowna or Big White?
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Hi All,
Great forum and this is my first post, so forgive any screwups.

Looking for advice on a new ski after seeing Dawg's price list. Coming to Big White for 3 weeks in ealry January and want to take the opportunity to buy new skis. After reading mnay threads, have in my head that Head iM72 or Magfire10 might be right. I know the demo advice, but Big White don't carry Elan so I'm trying to decide whether to buy first and live with the consequences.

I'm 180cm and 90kg, upper intermediate in skill (all blue and most black), ski mainly piste want to cover Aussie crud and slop, plus venture off piste. Currently on Volkl AX3 170cm.

Also interested if Dawg can ship to an address in Kelowna or Big White?
Hi there,

The Monster iM72 is a great choice, and more of a cruiser (larger sidecut) than the Magfire 10, which is more of an all-mountain carver. It really depends on if you like a turnier ski, or a little bit more of a standard-feeling midfat (which would be similiar to the Volkl you are currently on). No problems with shipping to Kelowna (Big White is a great mountain, not that steep, but really nice snow and good terrain choices). For a do-it-all ski, either would be a great choice, although I do think the iM72 has a bigger sweet spot and is a little more stable in big radius, low-energy turns. The Magfire 10 likes to be on edge, and is more rewarding the more it is pushed. It is similiar in feel to the iM77, which is one of my favorite all-mountain skis. It does take about 2 weeks to get skis to you (via USPS, no duties with that service), so if you want a pair, we should get the process rolling. The iM72's with SLD11 bindings are $539, and the Magfire 10's w/ELD12 are $569. Give me a call at 541-593-2453 if you have any questions. Enjoy your trip to Kelowna-you will have a great time up there!
post #21 of 21

Elan Black/White Pearl

Hi,

I am possibly interested in the 05/06 Black or White Pearl Elan women's skis... it seems that in my area (Northeast) there aren't many retailers that carry the Elan brand anymore. Can I get some opinions on these two skis... and also what size I would need, either 144 or 152... I'm 5'3" and an advanced intermediate skiier.

Thanks for all your help!
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