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Is any of this old equipment worth using? - getting back into alpine after more than a decade!

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Tore my ACL at Wildcat years ago and just recovered from herniated discs.  Ready to cautiously begin again.  I really don't want to / can't put out $ for new equipment this year and would like to hopefully use something I already have.  I have 3 pairs of skis of unknown vintage:

K2 Triaxial Extreme 8.3 with Soloman 757 bindings - I think this is the oldest set by far.
Rossignol E 550 with Tyrolia 470
Elan FAS 995 with Geze 952

I suspect the last pair to be the "best" of the three, but really would like some thoughts about whether I should use any of these since I have been out of the scene for quite a while.  If I find that I can get back into this successfully, newer equipment will most likely be acquired this summer.

I really appreciate any help I can get with this. Thanks!
post #2 of 4
I suggest you take the skis to a shop and ask the binding technicians there if the skis are safe, particularly since you probably don't want to risk further injury. 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks, Nolo.  Good advice.  There are two small ski areas close to me that I would start out on and they seem to have pretty decent equipment shops.
post #4 of 4
or rent modern stuff that will be lighter, safer, tuned, etc

see if you like skiing again, and if your body can take it?

I dont think that any of the bindings are still "on the list"
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