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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Besides 916s for $75 I know all about those, I was wondering about the skis and the plates.

Picked these up at a ski swap, the price was good enough that I couldn't resist. There aren't really any markings on them, besides the nordica N. They are obviously some sort of race ski, I'm guessing SG based on the flex (stiff, but not uber stiff, about like that of ANTs, maybe a bit rounder) length (204cm) and sidecut (just wildly guessing I would say maybe upper 20s to low 30s turn radius)



Serial number is on the tip, kinda odd. Also kinda odd that each ski has a different (although sequential) number.







So I was thinking that since I prefer pivot bindings (and happen to have a few collecting dust) I would sell the 916s, and replace them with p18s. I would use the skis as rock/groomer ski.

So are these plates junk? Can I mount anything besides salomons to them? I haven't had a pair of skis with plates in years, but since these are so narrow, and I don't want to be booting out, I think I'll keep them, unless they're something high demand.

I'm hoping someone will tell me these are ultra super world cup race stock, and offer me like $1000 for them, but regardless, they were worth it just for the bindings.
post #2 of 12
How much for the dog?
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
The white dog isn't mine, so I'd sell her to you for $50. The heeler, however, is priceless.


So I did some fooling around, and realized there are actually two different lifter/plates. There is the Salomon "power axe" plate, and some sort of lifter integrated with the bindings.

It would probably be bad to just drill new holes the plates for p18s wouldn't it?
post #4 of 12
It's a PowerAxe plate mounted with 916 Lab's and spacer (yellow) in between. The plate is predrilled and isn't likely to accept any more holes. You should be aware of the difference between Lab and Equipe versions of 916's.
post #5 of 12
I was actually more interested in the heeler.

I'm sure those are SG skis. Voltron is right about the plates. You aren't going to get any more holes in there.

How do the bases look?
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
It's a PowerAxe plate mounted with 916 Lab's and spacer (yellow) in between. The plate is predrilled and isn't likely to accept any more holes. You should be aware of the difference between Lab and Equipe versions of 916's.
The labs just have the plate/lifter thing right? I was sort of hoping the plate was metal, underneath a plastic veneer, so I could try and drill some more holes in there, but I guess I'll just ski em with the salomons and sell em once I need some money.

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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
I was actually more interested in the heeler.

I'm sure those are SG skis. Voltron is right about the plates. You aren't going to get any more holes in there.

How do the bases look?
The heeler would probably bite me if I tried to sell him. He would know what I was planning too, he's that smart.


The bases look great, not a scratch and have a very good stone grind on em. Look to be well waxed as well.

Any idea on what the skis might be, or at least how old they are? Just the fact that they were mounted with 916s, and my general gut instinct, I want to say that these are within the last five years, and probably newer.

Any clue as to what the sequential serial numbers mean? I have never seen a pair of skis with different serial numbers before.
post #7 of 12
You should measure tip-waist-tail dims. You might have to keep the binding set-up as is. Can the bindings be adjusted to fit your boots?

Michael
post #8 of 12
Um, why would you even entertain the idea of riding skis that aren't AT LEAST 110 in the waist! Are you some kind of gaper?!?!

BTW, Bozeman obviously has better deals that Missoula when it come to ski swaps. I was first in line at the Missoula SOS swap, and there was nothing even remotely approaching that sort of deal (even eliminating the skis from the equation).
post #9 of 12
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The labs just have the plate/lifter thing right? I was sort of hoping the plate was metal, underneath a plastic veneer, so I could try and drill some more holes in there, but I guess I'll just ski em with the salomons and sell em once I need some money.
With the Labs the heel is sliding and is connected to toepiece with the metal bar. The plate is entirely separate and lift with the binding itself is negligible. Pull the bindings and you'll see the difference as well as why you can't drill any new holes. The plate is plastic / rubber BTW.

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Any idea on what the skis might be, or at least how old they are? Just the fact that they were mounted with 916s, and my general gut instinct, I want to say that these are within the last five years, and probably newer.
By the graphics, they go back at least to 03/04. The bindings are certainly newer than the skis.
post #10 of 12
Since they are SG skis, they MAY have been passed along from racer to racer. I see they are labeled BSSEF (Big Sky team), so I assume that is a race team swap meet you were at. My daughter had some SG skis that Libby Ludlow once raced on for her SG skis. The following year she got some passed down from another racer on the team. Naturally, each time the bindings were moved. Since it's hard to hold SG races and even do much practice, I think that these skis get passed around rather than bought new each year like the SL and GS skis would be.
post #11 of 12
wouldn't 204 make it a womens ski?
post #12 of 12
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wouldn't 204 make it a womens ski?
I THINK I see Chris Coyle's name on it, he's a guy. Now 18 years old. Could have used them when he was younger or pre-FIS.
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