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Choosing between two older pair of skis

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Thread Starter 

Looking to buy a pair of older skis. I'm 6' and 215 pounds, an expert skier but not a big mountain skier (because I don't have any big mountains around me. Bummer, I know!). I'm a flatlander (sucks) who does most of my skiing at Seven Springs in Pennsylvania and sometimes even smaller mole hills closer to home. 
I have a choice between a 184 Rossi Bandit X and a 185 Salomon X Scream 9. Both pair are the older versions of the skis. They are the same versions pictured below. These are what, 10 years old?
I'm considering these because I can pick them up fairly cheap (Sreams for 40 & the Bandits for 55) and because I spend a good amount of time in the bumps and these seem to be fairly straight skis with a wider tip. I believe they're both pretty close in their sidecut measurments? 
I've heard that the X Scream 9's are a pretty soft ski though (correct me if I'm wrong), so that's probably not good for a heavy skier like me. I do like making high speed GS turns, but how much of that am I going to get in? 4 or 5 good archs and I'm at the the lift line again.
My current main ski is an old school straight 195 Rossi 7S.
So, if anyone has any input about the two skis mentioned above (pictured below), that would be great. 


                                    


Edited by northpo - 1/23/10 at 8:23am
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm adding a pair of 178 Dynastar 4x4 ATV's to the mix. Don't want to make it too easy for you guys, gals. 
Or maybe that makes it easier
post #3 of 9
I haven't skied the Dynastar 4x4, but would be very surprised if it were not better for you than either of the other two.  Those two are way to soft and gentle for your heft.
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I'm 5' 9" and 170 pounds.  I have a pair of Scream 10s.  Despite their poor reputation I like them a lot.  But, the width adjustment screw in those 912 toe pieces rattles loose from time to time.  This is a known issue with that model binding and something you would need to watch and tighten from time to time. Also, the Scream 10 isn't what I would call a beefy ski so at 215 pounds and skiing "hardpack" AKA ice I doubt you would like a similar ski.  You are probably correct on that point.
The Rossi Bandit X is a notorious rental fleet ski.  It is a decent all around performer, but nothing extra special at anything.  Check the condition if it was from a rental fleet.

If you can get either of these for under $75.00 delivered it is probably a fair deal.  Don't pay more for them.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
The older version Dynastar 4x4 ATV I'm interested in is a 178. Is that way too short for me or just a little too short?



post #6 of 9

If your talking about a 2000 ATV 4x4, and that's what it looks like, they came in 160, 170, 178, 186 and 192.
The 178 would be for someone who was middle of the road in terms of weight and speed.  Ergo, too short.

post #7 of 9

I have skied them all, they all would work, my choice would be the ones with lowest mileage, but spent the cash and get them tunned, makes a world of difference
 

post #8 of 9

Unless you do your own binding work, you'll need a shop to remount/adjust and test the bindings.  Many shops will not touch bindings that are no longer indemnified.  Check the indemnification list and/or discuss with your shop before purchasing.

post #9 of 9

reichouse: Welcome to EpicSki!

 

By the way, this thread is a couple years old.

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Originally Posted by reichouse View Post

I have skied them all, they all would work, my choice would be the ones with lowest mileage, but spent the cash and get them tunned, makes a world of difference
 

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