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Thread Starter 
Hi,

Can't find much info online.  I have an opportunity to buy the skis in the attached photos.  They are Atomic R10 Betaride skis.

I am 47, 189lbs 6' tall.  Just getting back into skiing with a long layoff but seems like I haven't lost much ability.  I would say I am an advanced intermediate.  I have 1998 Olin DSTL skis.  The tips are kinda pointy and the parabolic shape is less than what you see today so I am looking to see if newer equipment will be beneficial.  I would enjoy beign able to carve turns better as well as ski big fat  bumps on intermediate trails.  :-)    Oh yeah .. the skis are 170cm and I am not sure if that is a good length for my height, weight, and ability.  Speaking of ability I see here they rate ability on a scale .. I have no idea what I would be on the scale, but I know how to carve a turna dn stay away as much as I can from skidding,  steeps don't scare me but if they are bumpy I get a little out of control.  I may skid too much on steeps too.

Does anyone know about the attached ski?  The owner says he bought in 2007 for around $700, but what I have seen online suggests they are older.  It is really hard to get a good idea as there is so many skis and so little info.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Edited by pfarrelli - 3/5/10 at 8:29am
post #2 of 7
The seller may have bought them in 2007... the ski is from around 2002. It was one step down from Atomic's expert all-mountain ski, the 11.20. This was an excellent ski in it's day, by today's standards it is a little 'planky' feeling, has minimal sidecut for the width and the plate/ binding adds some weight.

it's a better ski than the Olin DTSL.
post #3 of 7
I always liked the R10 and R 11.  It is a great ski, and would be a good ski for you.  At a ski swap it would go for about $125, with bindings.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the information.  Just what I needed to know. 

I may just wait and see what I can find in stores, though the end of season sales don't seem to be so amazing for some reason.

Not sure now what ski I should be looking at or how much I should be spending.

Recommendations welcome.
post #5 of 7
Nice slippers
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by pfarrelli View Post

Not sure now what ski I should be looking at or how much I should be spending.

Recommendations welcome.

 

15 - 18m radius, mid- 70s mm waist.
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... though the end of season sales don't seem to be so amazing for some reason.
 

Whiteroom and Newfydog have these pegged, for what they were in their generation, they were/are a really great ski. When I'm on my betas I get comments all the time on the chairs from others who had them and luv'd them.
and at the right price, would be a great ski, dependin...
did you say where you ski, mostly?
I call em a really great hardsnow ski, good in crud and prolly ok in shallow fresh (less than 8 in). a good eastern, on-trail ski. For a primary ski out west I would (and have) picked something newer.

'end of season sale', considering the conditions throughout most of the country, and all the re-entry skiers (like me) I would be very surprised if much is left over for end of season sales in the meat sizes. which also means there's not gonna be much stuff for the pre-season sales for next yr.
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