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FS: Dynastar Legend 8000 (178) w/Look P12 bindings.

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 Selling my trusty Dynastar Legend 8000 Skis in 178 length.  79mm underfoot, a very versatile mid-fat, an ideal ski for the east coast, or for a west coast skier that spends 50% of his/her time on groomed.    187 length, wood core, metal.  Quick, but still stable ski that is suitable for an intermediate-to-expert skiers.  For those who know, this is a ski that put Dynastar back on the map as a producer of fun all-mountain expert skis and is indeed a true legend.   Look P12 is a pretty safe binding with the pivoting heel with the pivot point right under your boot heel.  Some people think that it is the safest design out there.  In any case, I have never been let down by those bindings (and I have LOOKs on all my skis).  

I have about 30-40 days on them (I have a quiver of skis, and I tend to switch skis often).  Bases has had some dings, but they are all professionally repaired by a ski shop (never mind that they used white p-Tex on a black base).   I will wax, scrape and brush the ski before shipping.  


Price:  $200.  Ski are available locally in the Bay Area or at N. Tahoe, or I can ship UPS (you pay only the actual costs). 

 

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Edited by alexzn - 9/18/10 at 1:46pm
post #2 of 17

What year?  Any pics?

post #3 of 17
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I will try to post pictures soon. These are the first or second year L8Ks, from the lineup that put Dynastar back on the map (I recall the two models: L8K and LPR were the most responsible for that). 

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post updated with pictures of the skis.

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Great skis, I own & use the same exact skis & bindings on & off . Not a big fan of the bindings though.

post #6 of 17
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What don;t you like about the Pivot heel?  I know some people who scour E-Bay for the new old stock of those bindings...

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This style heel here is the one that is in demand...

 

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post #8 of 17
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Phil- these are the tee Pivots (FKS, whatever else they are called). I do know people who go on Ebay for P12 bindings; there was a lot of lament after the introduction of the PX heel. P12 may not feel as solid, but it does have the under the heel pivot point, so you do get the same safety benefits. BTW, all this talk about how the P12 are wobbly is pure BS, if the forward pressure is adjusted properly, they are as solid as anything else on the market, and arguably are safer than most.
post #9 of 17

Alexzn,

I think the pivot wobble people are referring to is with boots not engaged. With boot in, the wobble disappears. The pivots were a replacement for the FKS's which are the highly sought after bindings until the new FKS 14 and above orange FKS 18's. I however still like the FKS 155, solid steel toe with no upward release which can now only be found on the FKS 18.

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OK, this is to return the thread to the original intention: selling a pair of skis to someone who would put them to a good use. 

post #11 of 17
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What don;t you like about the Pivot heel?  I know some people who scour E-Bay for the new old stock of those bindings...



 I have problems getting the heel to lock sometimes, even have to pull it up by hand or ski pole strap on occasion. Never had that problem with other bindings.

 

Those skis look to be in tuff shape. I have a season tune at a local shop & get them tuned every few days. Mine still look brand new.

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I think it happened to me a couple of times, but you just somp your foot and it is on.  Pivot is a safe heel, so it is a small tradeoff.

 

"Tuff shape" is basically white Ptex used on a black base, if the PTex was black, the bases would have looked very nice.  And I took pictures in the light that showed every scratch.  I believe in full disclosure, y'know...   In general Dynastar Legends have crappy bases- they scratch like crazy (at least the black ones).  My new LPro also has the black bases and every rock it managed to meet the two days I had on them left a mark.  My Heads survived the whole season without a scratch, literally.    Season tune is a nice thing to have.  My season tune these days is a cardboard box filled with Ptex, scrapers, files and file guides, wax and clamps, it is fun.  

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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post

I think it happened to me a couple of times, but you just somp your foot and it is on.  Pivot is a safe heel, so it is a small tradeoff.

 

"Tuff shape" is basically white Ptex used on a black base, if the PTex was black, the bases would have looked very nice.  And I took pictures in the light that showed every scratch.  I believe in full disclosure, y'know...   In general Dynastar Legends have crappy bases- they scratch like crazy (at least the black ones).  My new LPro also has the black bases and every rock it managed to meet the two days I had on them left a mark.  My Heads survived the whole season without a scratch, literally.    Season tune is a nice thing to have.  My season tune these days is a cardboard box filled with Ptex, scrapers, files and file guides, wax and clamps, it is fun.  

I got those bindings because they came with the skis I guess they're safe, never really popped out of them, I rarely fall...

 

To me the safest bindings on the market are Tyrolia with double diagonal release in both the heel & toe piece. I have them on my other skis now & have used them for many years on my old skis. They are getting hard to find for some reason, a lot of shops don't carry them.

 

I'm sure your skis are good & would make a great ski for someone on a budget. I've been very happy with my skis, just not the bindings.

 

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Skis are still available, I thought I'd give them a bump as the season is getting closer...  A.

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PM Sent.

 

 

post #16 of 17

These still available?

post #17 of 17
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SOLD

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