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Hey everyone, Need a little help please..

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey there, 1st time post...have been skiing for a few years, i consider myself intermediate. Anyways, Ive been lookin for a pair of used skis and I got an offer, I dont know too much about gear so I was hoping you guys could let me know if this is a good deal? Here's the info he sent me...

"I’ve got a pair of skis and bindings that are brand new. They go for 850$ + $69 for shipping on ebay.

Skis:
ATOMIC NOMAD CRIMSON (RED) PT 08/09
With TFC (Torsion Flex Control
175 cm long

Comes with Atomic Bindings
Model: K XTO 412 Sport B90
Chrome

Asking 500$ but that price is negotiable"



I asked a couple buddys and they said its an ok deal and to try to get them for 400ish but they are no experts themselves.

Cheers

-wes
post #2 of 15
height? weight?
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
175 CM long

"These skis are very light, high quality all mountain ski, and is the top model in the Nomad Series."

is what he wrote
post #4 of 15
your height and weight. not the skis
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by skibum185 View Post
your height and weight. not the skis
Rex - "Grab my arm.
The other arm.

MY other arm."
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
haha, sorry

im 6"2 190lbs
post #7 of 15
imo, they are decent skis. if your 6'2", i would recommend going to a longer size. 175 is a little to short. my advice, keep looking
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks for the advice buddy,
I am actualy more used to snowblading, and you know how short they are! But in your opinion, whats the best price I should try to get them for if I went with those?
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
whats the best price I should try to get them for if I went with those?
I mean what would be considered a steal? Im going to make my offer tonight
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by waxmastawes View Post
I mean what would be considered a steal?
Uh, nothing? The skis are too short for you, so it is impossible to get a "steal" on them.

I am 5'11 and I have a pair of 177 G3's and they are a little too short for me.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
Uh, nothing? The skis are too short for you, so it is impossible to get a "steal" on them.

I am 5'11 and I have a pair of 177 G3's and they are a little too short for me.

im not going to be picky dude im not a pro skier with 10 years experience...
im lookin for a used pair of skis so i dont have to rent...
ive used skis that were a little 'too big' or 'too small' before without any change in performance...

What would be the right length then for me being 6"2/6"3???

really, I dont think it makes an extreme difference for an intermediate skier..
post #12 of 15
Good deal for this time of year, will be just OK in March. 176 might be short for you if you were advanced and liked to bomb. Probably about right as you are. So all depends on how much of a hurry you're in. Nice skis, BTW.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by waxmastawes View Post
im not going to be picky dude im not a pro skier with 10 years experience...
im lookin for a used pair of skis so i dont have to rent...
ive used skis that were a little 'too big' or 'too small' before without any change in performance...

What would be the right length then for me being 6"2/6"3???

really, I dont think it makes an extreme difference for an intermediate skier..
You don't have to be a pro with 10 years of experience to buy the right equipment. Just didn't want to see you buy something and have to replace it next year when you realize that you bought the wrong thing. Also, you have now gone from 6"2 190lbs to 6"2/6"3, so I really think they are too short for you now, but buy what you want to buy.
post #14 of 15
I'm 6'0 and 174s are too short for me.
Went up to 180 in my latest skis, and my skiing improved.
Remember, a good ski will help you get better, and those will definitely be too short for you when you get better.
Buying GOOD skis, buy them the right length for your height, then get better with them, instead of a shorter length that's more comfortable, which will frustrate you after 10 more days of skiing when you've improved.
post #15 of 15
I recommend going to your local ski shop, you will be sized properly and they will set you up with proper gear to your style.

you will be pleasantly surprised at shop pricing compared to ebay, simply ask for last year model, don't be shy about it. Tell them your budget, don't make the ebay mistake unless YOU are 100% sure you know what you need and the shop can't touch the price.

ebay doesn't care if your stuff isn't for you, it really doesn't care if your ripped off.

This may sound harsh but, you are starting over, you are a beginner until you get back in the swing.
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