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Someone who knows what they are talkin about please help.

post #1 of 8
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I am completely new to the world of skiing equipment. Although I have hit the the slopes a handful of times...it has always been with rented or borrowed equipment. Recently I acquired a pair of skis...Elan NRG series Kevlar CR is all that I can see on them and they appear to be about 190 cm. They have tyrolia 540 bindings. I was wondering if anyone could give me more information on these. I gather that they are fairly old but as I know nothing about skis any info would help.

Secondly...I am trying to find a used pair of boots relatively cheap as I am a grad student with limited funds. I found some on craigs list but the guy is only willing to sell everything as a set. They are soloman sx91 rear-entry boots and then Olin Mark III skis with soloman 626 bindings. The asking price is $100. I would also like to know if this is a good deal or just anything you could tell me about this stuff.

Thanks for the help!
post #2 of 8
Wow.

Let's just say all gear you have mentioned are obsolete, like... IBM AT obsolete.  I'm fairly sure that no ski shops are allowed to even service the bindings you've mentioned due to liability reasons.

I had a pair of Salomon SX82 boots when I was a teenager (two decades ago), and that was the successor to the SX#1 series.

Because none of those are really considered usable these days, none of those are good deals, even if free.  Maybe as retro decor for a ski cabin?

post #3 of 8
 With the Olin skis, you could learn to do some ski ballet moves (or was that the Mark IV?).

As DtEW said, don't waste your money. Probably at the end of the season, you could find some deals on rental equipment.
post #4 of 8
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DtEW... Not only did your post make me laugh but it was helpful too. Thanks for the advice. I'll just stick to rentals for a while. 
post #5 of 8
 Yeah, that is antiquated stuff, and not worth the trouble (or possibly risk).
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

 Yeah, that is antiquated stuff, and not worth the trouble (or possibly risk).

The kind of gear you see being drooled over in the More Retro Memories thread.

But $100 for that gear is even too much for a collector.
post #7 of 8
You might check out levelninesports.com  They have some really good deals.
post #8 of 8
At ski areas, lots of shops rent skis. at the end of each season (and somewhat any time) they sell off their rental fleet. cheap. also,  many areas have second hand shops with great deals/.  go to a large ski area and shop around. enjoy and good luck. lucky you already that you passed on those deals mentioned.
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