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too old to sell?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I have a set of women's HEAD 175 Elegance skis with Tyrolia 470 bindings.  They are probably close to 20 years old, but  only used a dozen times.  They are in great condition.  Are they worth anything?  Or should I donate them to Goodwill.  Don't worry about hurting my feelings - just looking for facts.

 

thanks!

post #2 of 13

Paging Rossi Smash to the day-glo courtesy phone, please. 

post #3 of 13

Sorry, but you've got nothing there to sell. I'm not even sure Goodwill is taking old skis anymore.

 

Display piece?

post #4 of 13

Depending where you are geographically, most thift shops will take them.

 

People try to list similar skis around here on craigslist, but it doesn't look like they ever go.

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post

Depending where you are geographically, most thift shops will take them.

 

People try to list similar skis around here on craigslist, but it doesn't look like they ever go.


Do not even bother bringing to a thrift shop. These are a VHS player (not even VHS Hi-Fi (stereo)) in a world of Blu-Ray. A ski shop cannot even touch that binding for adjustments. There are only two or three Heads from that era that have any sentimental value Yahoo's, Wahoo's and Calgary Olympic Graphics come to mind. 

post #6 of 13

Best uses:

 

1. Make a shot ski out of them

2. Burn them when  you need to make a sacrifice to Ullr

3. Wall art

4. Make a sled out of them

post #7 of 13

Collect 50 or so more pairs and make a fence

 

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post #8 of 13
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4. Make a sled out of them


Bloody good idea, that!

 

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http://outyourbackdoor.com/article.php?id=876

 

For lots of other ideas just Google "homemade snow sled using old skis".

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Bloody good idea, that!

 

134234_sled.becky.jpg

http://outyourbackdoor.com/article.php?id=876

 

For lots of other ideas just Google "homemade snow sled using old skis".


Actually, a reverse rocker would probably be a lot better for that application.
 

post #10 of 13
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Actually, a reverse rocker would probably be a lot better for that application.


Next time there's snow I think I'll try sledding down a hill in an actual rocking chair.

 

"Rocker Revolution" launches the "Geezer Olympics"!  Mikey likes it!  ;-)

 

Also, I have some of those cheap plastic Adirondack chairs like you can buy at Home Depot for $10. Sitting in em you're deep in the back seat, and inherently have a lot of flex. Bet if you mounted old skis as runners you could just twist and get em to edge and turn. Course that would be rotary, and folks round here generally don't seem to think much of that technique.

 

To carry things to an extreme...big old La-Z-Boy recliner...hmm...better have a tow line to get back up the hill.

 

Lastly, for "oops, I crapped my pants" just before the inevitable wipeout...

 

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Note: As the good book tells us, "there's nothing new under the sun", so I suspect all this has been done before. Still, just cause it ain't new don't mean it ain't new to me...and fun!

 

Apologies for thread hijack.


Edited by jc-ski - 9/8/10 at 10:12am
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone, appreciate it!  Anyone needs some skis to fill in a hole in their fence??  Or build your own sled??

post #12 of 13

Wall art or bring 'em out once a year for retro day  - my local resort does a retro day once a year and it's a blast to see some of the old sh** people bring out and have some old school fun  for a day.

post #13 of 13

There is one other thing you could do with them...

 

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