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'06 K2 Fujative vs. '05 Salomon 1080

post #1 of 17
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Hi there,
Just wanted some advice from everyone.

This will be my first pair of twin tips. This guy around my area is selling two sets of his skis. (1) 2006 K2 Fujative 169's with Marker M1100 Free binding (w/ airpad) and (2) 2005 Salomon 1080 171's with the salomon 912 bindings


IIf I had to guess, i'd have to say i'll be skiing half and half between park and normal trails. Which ski would you recommend me to buy? He is selling both sets for $300 - do you think that is a fair price? i was thinking a bit lower, myself. If you had to pick, which would you recommend?

Thanks,
Aris
post #2 of 17
kinda pricey especially if they are used.
post #3 of 17
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I agree. They are in excellent shape, but i wasn't going to offer more than $200.
post #4 of 17
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No one has anything to say?
c'mon
post #5 of 17
I skied ~150 days on some 04 1080's. They held up really well but too soft even for park for me atleast.
post #6 of 17
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right on. i just want something that's gonna hold up a bit more. no way i'll go more than twice a weekend for the rest of the season...
i'm guessing the fuj is even softer than the salomon's....
just want some decent cheap twin tips for the rest of the season...
do you think $150-180 is reasonable for them?
post #7 of 17
The Fujitive is a mediocre ski outside the park. I would avoid it. The 1080 is a very fun all-mountain ski and very durable. It would be my first choice.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
The Fujitive is a mediocre ski outside the park. I would avoid it. The 1080 is a very fun all-mountain ski and very durable. It would be my first choice.

Thanks man, another vote for the 1080.

Some ppl are saying to look at the older Rossi Scratch FS...
is it worth a look?
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
The Fujitive is a mediocre ski outside the park. I would avoid it. The 1080 is a very fun all-mountain ski and very durable. It would be my first choice.

Haha, that is funny, if you are at all serious avoid both of these the Rossi FS is a much much better ski. Look around and I am sure you can find an older verison for cheap.

1080's are noodle's and not worth anyone's time and that foam core is pretty hot too.
post #10 of 17
Oh and avoid the Markers at all costs, there is a reason why some of there bindings go up to a 30 din setting. The 912's are good but you have to remember to keep the toe cup adjustment screw tight.
post #11 of 17
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1080's are noodle's and not worth anyone's time and that foam core is pretty hot too.
I have known numerous very good male skiers in their 20s that have beat the hell out of their 1080s in the park & hucking things without the ski falling to pieces. The Scratch FS might be stiffer but that is only of use to skiers that are heavier or ski at mach speeds. I own last year's Scratch FSs but think the 1080 is more fun to ski especially in moguls.
post #12 of 17
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I have known numerous very good male skiers in their 20s that have beat the hell out of their 1080s in the park & hucking things without the ski falling to pieces. The Scratch FS might be stiffer but that is only of use to skiers that are heavier or ski at mach speeds. I own last year's Scratch FSs but think the 1080 is more fun to ski especially in moguls.

I will have to go check out if i can get some Rossi's for cheap.
Anyone have any places to look online besides ebay?
Is there a possibility of getting the rossi fs's for under $225 with decent bindings?

Rio - if you had to choose, would you take the 1080's over the scratch fs's all-over?
post #13 of 17
Personally, I'd go with the Scratch FS's because I'm 180# and ski at an area where I can ski at mach speeds on the groomers. If I were at my old home mountain which didn't have wide open groomers (plus they really watched your speed) I'd get the 1080s because they are easier to ski and more fun in moguls. I would never get the Fujitives even though I used to give the guy they were named after rides to the mountain when he was a teen.
post #14 of 17
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i mean, i'm in PA... tons of ice, but i do frequent out to vermont once or twice...

I haven't been able to find any decent deals on the rossi scratch fs's...
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
I have known numerous very good male skiers in their 20s that have beat the hell out of their 1080s in the park & hucking things without the ski falling to pieces. The Scratch FS might be stiffer but that is only of use to skiers that are heavier or ski at mach speeds. I own last year's Scratch FSs but think the 1080 is more fun to ski especially in moguls.

A good skier can ski on two 2x4's but that don't make it right. I never said they were poorly made or didn't take a beating I have two pairs myself that could still be skiied today and one pair took a massive beating in Mt. Snow's Park in 99. IMHO they are just too soft, lets just agree to disagree.

cue Simpsons "I don't agree to that"
post #16 of 17
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i mean, i'm in PA... tons of ice, but i do frequent out to vermont once or twice...

I haven't been able to find any decent deals on the rossi scratch fs's...

Where do you ski in PA ? I spend some of the year in PA, ever frequent Bear?
post #17 of 17
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Where do you ski in PA ? I spend some of the year in PA, ever frequent Bear?
no man, i go to school in pittsburgh, so i frequent 7 springs, and then when i'm back home in the east i'll go to blue mt. bear creek is the closest hill though...
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