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What to sell? PE, Afterburner, Bridge, Rotor?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
New England skier. Looking for a couple of skis to keep between my 72mm Stockli Laser Cross groomer ski and my 105mm Goat western ski.
I would like to keep the two most usable skis for "powder" conditions and tree skiing in the East. For Stowe mostly.
I have '07 K2 PE 169, '07 Nordica Afterburner 170, '07 Stockli Rotor 169, '08 Volkl Bridge 169.
All are new except the Rotor which is in excellent condition.
Personally, I am thinking that the 76mm Rotor is too close to my 72mm Laser Cross. I am thinking that the 84mm Afterburner would be the best on the groomers.
However the PE, Rotor and Bridge are all twin tips so these would be best in the trees.
Suggestions?
post #2 of 22
What - did you go on a binge last year? I'd ditch the Rotor, too. The PE seems similar to what I would expect from a Karma, but I haven't skied the Bridge, so I'd suggest keeping it. PE can be used well enough for park skiing and it is good all mountain. Overlap is clearly there but hey, if you like them! I'm the last one to disparage someone who has overlap because I'm the poster boy for it.
post #3 of 22
I love my Afterburners, carve nice, great in soft bumps,crud. Much better than the Karmas I sold. Haven't skied the Bridges. A 170 AB is a "longer" skiing ski than a 169 PE.
post #4 of 22
Dump the Rotor.
post #5 of 22
Both Rotor and Bridge.
post #6 of 22
Remember you need an early season ski as well.
post #7 of 22
Gosh, you already own 'em......why ask somebody else? Ski 'em and keep the ones that fit your percieved niche(s) the best.

SJ
post #8 of 22
Q9, I wouldn't be surprised if your goats end up as your Stowe Pow and tree skis. For days when you actually have pow. Not that the 80mmish skis don't have other good purposes. Just saying.
post #9 of 22
If you have the skis already, then you know more about how much you like them then we do.
post #10 of 22
dump all of them and get 179cm PEs
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
If you have the skis already, then you know more about how much you like them then we do.
Actually, I don't. I've skied the Rotors. PE, Afterburner, and Bridge all purchased at the start of this season. (PE and Afterburners were leftovers at a good price.)
Haven't skied them yet. It's much easier to sell new skis that haven't been drilled than used skis so I was looking for some feedback from those who've skied them.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
It's much easier to sell new skis that haven't been drilled than used skis so I was looking for some feedback from those who've skied them.
That would have been my thought but I was recently proven wrong. At least on skis that don't require drilling that are popular a day or two used doesn't seem to lower the price at all. I had a pair of RX8s that my wife didn't take a liking to so I put them on ebay. Perfect shape but skied three days. Got $467. I think you can get them new for that. Go ahead and take the ABs out. You'll not devalue them much and I'm sure you'll want to keep them.
post #13 of 22
I think you'll keep the ABs, too. One of the more underrated skis out there.
post #14 of 22
Ski the Afterburner, if you like it sell the PE the Rotor and the Bridge. Keep the Laser Cross the AB and the Goat.

If you don't like it, sell it and mount the PE.

If you like it, sell the Rotor and the Bridge. Keep the Laser Cross the PE and the Goat.

If you don't like the PE, sell it and mount the Bridge.

If you like it, sell the Rotor, keep the LC the Bridge and the Goat. You could ditch either the Bridge or the Goat due to overlap (I'd keep the Goat).

If you don't like it sell it, keep the LC the Rotor and the Goat.

simple.
post #15 of 22
Awesome!
post #16 of 22
It's the classic 'Wolf, sheep, cabbage and canoe' problem.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stevesmith7 View Post
That would have been my thought but I was recently proven wrong. At least on skis that don't require drilling that are popular a day or two used doesn't seem to lower the price at all.
A really good point and after thinking about it, I have found this to be true. It's once bindings that require redrilling have been added that it can be difficult to sell used skis as easily as system skis.
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
Awesome!
Agreed.
Whiteroom has certainly come through here with some simple, easy to follow advice. I wish all solutions could be as straightforward.
It looks like the Rotors have been sold.
Of course, they were my ski of choice last night, but I went with the Laser Cross which handles pretty much anything even at 72 underfoot.
I'm hoping to get up north after the Nor-easter so I will take the ABs out of the plastic, and wax and hotbox them today.
If I like them, I'll probably sell the PEs.
The PEs and the Bridge at 169 are pretty similar with the Bridge just being wider. Good question between the Bridge and Goat being a good East coast tree/powder ski.
Thanks for all of the advice, especially Whiteroom. I'll try to organize the steps to making a decision in a similar fashion in the future.
What is the wolf, cabbage...thing?
post #19 of 22
I own both the 179 PE and 186 Afterburner. I plan on keeping both.

I really like the looks of bewilderment I got with the 186 at Snowshoe.
post #20 of 22
The 'Wolf Cabbage Sheep' is a thought problem, it goes like this:

A Farmer has a sheep, a cabbage and a wolf, he comes to a river he must cross in a canoe that will only carry the farmer plus ONE item across. He must leave the other two items on the banks of the river. He must be careful because the sheep will eat the cabbage and the wolf will eat the sheep (if left alone), how does he get everything across without 'losing' anything?
post #21 of 22
take the sheep across first leaving the the wolf and the cabbage on the left bank. Come back across to the left bank empty handed. Grab the wolf and take the wolf to the right bank. then take the sheep back to the left bank with you leaving the wolf on the right bank. When you get back to the left bank grab the cabbage leave the sheep there. Take the cabbage across to were the wolf is leaving the cabbage and wolf on the right bank. Go back to the left bank empty handed. Then grab the sheep and take it to the right bank. You know have all three on the right banks and you continue your travels.


BTW what an easy riddle.
post #22 of 22
I didn't say it was hard, neither is deciding what skis to ski on. People make life harder than it needs to be by trying to make really precise analytical decisions that are, in the end, all about feel. Ski more, think less.
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