In the same pile was a single pair of Machetes. 183cm. No price. When I took them up to the front the high school kids manning the shop shrugged, then looked them up on the computer and told me they were $699!!!
I would like to figure out what year and model Machetes they are and what would be a fair price to offer for them.
Here's what they looked like:
The steel topsheet only had the word "Machete" at the top with a "blood red gash" underneath. There were no other graphics on the topsheet. I know it said "designed by Shane McConkey" on the ski, but can't remember if it was under the "Machete" name or at the bottom of the ski. It had a red rubber footbed. The bases of the skis were red. The width looked to be between 65-75 (definitely not wider than 80), but I'm just guessing as they looked hella skinny.
I tried looking Machete's up online, but discovered that there were at least 4-6 different models (G, Sin, Chubb, Soul...)
So my 3 questions are:
1. Any guess as to what year and model make of Machete this might be?
2. If we nail down a model and year, what is this ski's strengths/weaknesses (i.e. what is it good for)?
3. $699 is way too much, in my opinion, so what would you offer for a pair of these? ( I was ready to throw down $200, but the kids running the shop couldn't authorize that).