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Atomic Metron:EX

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I am considering selling my 2005 metron:ex 165s
just wondering if anyone can give me a good estimate of how much to sell them for.
I bought them 3 years ago new; with neox 412 bindings (i think).
I used them for a week at vail and havent touched them since because of my other favorite sport, swimming. They are in pretty good condition.

thanks for your help.
post #2 of 17
here's a little guidance from our esteemed maggot friends: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39772

their rule(s) of thumb, in sum, seem equally applicable here:

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50% of current selling price (not MSRP)
-10% per year old
-10% per times drilled, per core shot, per delam...etc
-10% per marker binding attatched
+10-30% for Rare/High-demand item
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
that really helped
thanks

would any one consider metron ex's rare or in high demand?
post #4 of 17
I had the exact same skis (including length) also purchased around the same time and just sold them last month at the local ski swap for $250. Mine were used about a dozen times. I really liked the ski BTW I just wanted a shiny new pair :-)
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
cant believe skis depreciate so much
i was also thinking about taking mine to a ski swap
gonna have to think now if its worth selling them or not
hmmm
post #6 of 17
I thought $250 was great price actually. You should be happy if you can get that for them.

Most of the swaps are over but some local shops will sell used on consignment for a 15-20% commission. You could try that. Personally I would try Craigslist first and then Ebay.
post #7 of 17
If you want to sell them, about 200 + ship would be a fair price. Maybe a little more if they are pristine.
post #8 of 17
M:EX rare? No. High demand? Absolutely not, especially in a 165cm. Metrons in general are a bit maligned these days.

Take the first offer someone gives you to take the off your hands. They were nearly giving them away on eBay a couple years ago, so they haven't held value well at all.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
M:EX rare? No. High demand? Absolutely not, especially in a 165cm. Metrons in general are a bit maligned these days.

Take the first offer someone gives you to take the off your hands. They were nearly giving them away on eBay a couple years ago, so they haven't held value well at all.
in the 175 or 185 they would be more demand. well at least I would consider at 200.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
M:EX rare? No. High demand? Absolutely not, especially in a 165cm. Metrons in general are a bit maligned these days.

Take the first offer someone gives you to take the off your hands. They were nearly giving them away on eBay a couple years ago, so they haven't held value well at all.
Yes, but these are not typical 'Metrons', they were actually a good ski . Too bad they're not longer.....
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by jdistefa View Post
Yes, but these are not typical 'Metrons', they were actually a good ski . Too bad they're not longer.....
I didn't care for mine much, but at the time I bought them, they were 82 at the waist, and my widest ski. I brought them out west to use for deeper snow - BAD IDEA. They were anything but a powder ski. Absolutely DESTROYED on groomers though - no speed limit. They were, in a word, powerful. They also stretched out the bones in my lower leg about 2" on lift rides - not a lightweight ski.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
I didn't care for mine much, but at the time I bought them, they were 82 at the waist, and my widest ski. I brought them out west to use for deeper snow - BAD IDEA. They were anything but a powder ski. Absolutely DESTROYED on groomers though - no speed limit. They were, in a word, powerful. They also stretched out the bones in my lower leg about 2" on lift rides - not a lightweight ski.
They didn't make me any taller. Maybe I should have skied them more.

They are a good ski though and underrated IMO. I don't think the OP is trying to pass them off as powder boards.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by MattL View Post
I don't think the OP is trying to pass them off as powder boards.
I don't think he was either. I wish I had known that bit o' info when I bought them though...
post #14 of 17
Do you still have the skis? I'd be interested.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by hecti036 View Post
that really helped
thanks

would any one consider metron ex's rare or in high demand?
Selling metrons on tgr would be rare and I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no demand
$200 would be about the best you could hope for imo
post #16 of 17
I sold my wife's 157cm MEX for $185 at the ski swap. Two turns on the Nomad Crimson and she was done with the MEX.

She found them heavy and sluggish.

I have a pair of 175's which I like quite well. A bit boring on the groomed, with about 70% of the grip and rebound of an M:10, they come into their element in chopped crud and spring snow, and I think they are just fine in powder. (I don't fret about powder....any ski is good in nice powder.) I find them much softer and easier than their reputation.
post #17 of 17
I find my M:EXs to be an excellent all around ski. They rip the hardpack, bumps, and crud, and work very well for their size in the powder, although I have fatter decicated powder boards. With the Neox bindings they are heavy with an even flex that takes some game to use if you don't have enough weight. I think they are an excellent choice for a good skier that is above average weight who carves their turns. They are not cheater skis that can be easily thrown around, but if you stand on them they will go smoothly through anything. My M:EXs are what I take when I travel because not matter what the conditions from ice to a foot of powder they are a reliable ride.

At this point, $200 sounds about right. The Atomic size chart for those skis was skewed way towards the short end. According to it you would need to be an expert skier that weighed 240 lbs to quailify for the 185s. At 215 lbs I came in between the 165s and 175s, which I consider ridiculous because my 185s are definitley not too long or stiff.
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