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Steal of the year:

 

Geting my quiver dialed so that I didn't need or really want to buy anythign new.


+1.  I didn't add anything after last September (Elan m999s) and am still really happy with my arsenal.

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+1.  I didn't add anything after last September (Elan m999s) and am still really happy with my arsenal.





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Been there, done that already thread[/end thread]

 

The quintessential "How could I pass up that deal?" ski gear score thread

 

 

 


Thought you were done with this thread.  Thank you for all of your stellar input.  No wonder you have 13,xxx posts, going around telling each thread how much it sucks, then adding your own priceless anecdotes days later.  Awesome. 

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What was your best off season acquisition seal of the year?

 

 

Brand new, never drilled Volant Spatulas from the Los Angeles Craigslist: $200.

 

Hawt red/black/yellow Salomn 997's: $75 shipped.

 

Shipping cost to send the Spatulas from L.A. to Boston $40.

 

Finding the deal, being the first to contact the seller, scoring the perfect binding and having

a maggot I've never met offer to pick them up in person and ship them to me: Priceless.  

 

 

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Edited by JayPowHound - 9/21/10 at 4:56pm
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Brand new, never drilled Volant Spatulas from the Los Angeles Craigslist: $200.

 

Hawt red/black/yellow Salomn 997's: $75 shipped.

 

Shipping cost to send the Spatulas from L.A. to Boston $40.

 

Finding the deal, being the first to contact the seller, scoring the perfect binding and having

a maggot I've never met offer to pick them up in person and ship them to me: Priceless.  

 

 

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I saw all that going on with the spatulas in LA.  What a freak appearance of a perfect pair, then he had 2?!?  Damn, I say you win.  Those are beautiful.  

post #35 of 51

Brand new, never drilled Volant Spatulas from the Los Angeles Craigslist: $200.

 

Hawt red/black/yellow Salomn 997's: $75 shipped.

 

Shipping cost to send the Spatulas from L.A. to Boston $40.

 

Finding the deal, being the first to contact the seller, scoring the perfect binding and having

a maggot I've never met offer to pick them up in person and ship them to me: Priceless.  

 

 

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I cant believe I missed these, in my own back yard even

 

Nice score

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.... Quad cramps up the lift....


Thigh Burn! ... anticipation for the season is increasing at the thought.   But you raise an interesting point.   Upon returning to the slopes five years ago, I was really amazed at how much faster in general people were skiing than when I had last skied in the mid/late 1990's.   I discovered why with my first shaped skis, which were Dynastar Speed 63's.  (Another off season "deal".  Purchased new for $29 at Sport Authority.  And still going strong last season.)   In comparison to the previous "straight" skis which naturally slid around on each turn seemingly as much as they carved, the Speed 63's just want to carve.   It takes real effort to ski slow on these skis:  A lot of tight “on rails” turns = lots of compression = burning thighs.   Instead much easier on the thighs to open up with wide turns going faster and faster down the fall line. 
 

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Thought you were done with this thread.  Thank you for all of your stellar input.  No wonder you have 13,xxx posts, going around telling each thread how much it sucks, then adding your own priceless anecdotes days later.  Awesome. 


And no wonder we have 13xxxx threads with nearly identical titles and topics.  Try using tghe search tool before before starting a new thread.
 

 

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 What was your best off season acquisition steal of the year?

 Looks like 270's was VA's thread

 

The quintessential "How could I pass up that deal?" ski gear score thread


Edited by crgildart - 9/22/10 at 6:30am
post #38 of 51

Oh yea!  A pair of Atomic 614 Race bindings to go with my Atomic Arcs'.  Primo condition with the recalled heal already switched out.  Color matched to the plate on the ski even!  How much?  $180.00!  These are $600.00 new!

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Oh yea!  A pair of Atomic 614 Race bindings to go with my Atomic Arcs'.  Primo condition with the recalled heal already switched out.  Color matched to the plate on the ski even!  How much?  $180.00!  These are $600.00 new!


Please tell me you mean you paid $180 for the whole set-up and not just the bindings... it reads a little funny and I'm getting worried!

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BAAM!  Thanks Philpug and Start Haus.  I just can't wait for this winter to get here.

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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post

 

 

 

 

 

Brand new, never drilled Volant Spatulas from the Los Angeles Craigslist: $200.

 

Hawt red/black/yellow Salomn 997's: $75 shipped.

 

Shipping cost to send the Spatulas from L.A. to Boston $40.

 

Finding the deal, being the first to contact the seller, scoring the perfect binding and having

a maggot I've never met offer to pick them up in person and ship them to me: Priceless.  

 

 

61671_1636240826145_1240443517_31738234_326000_n.jpg      IMG_0492-1.jpg?t=1285113326


I see the hunt for the perfect binding was successful.  That is such a steal, hella jealous.

post #42 of 51

So, did I do OK on this one? $25 for minty 977 drivers mounted on Elan Comprex 205's . Skied them once and crossed the tips, crossed the tails and called it a day. Remounted them on Nordica K12 SLR's I got for free. Oh, the boots, $5 for the Bumble bees, $70 for the new and un-molded Scarpa Intuitions. My $100 set up !!

 

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So, did I do OK on this one? $25 for minty 977 drivers mounted on Elan Comprex 205's . Skied them once and crossed the tips, crossed the tails and called it a day. Remounted them on Nordica K12 SLR's I got for free. Oh, the boots, $5 for the Bumble bees, $70 for the new and un-molded Scarpa Intuitions. My $100 set up !!


Very well played.  I presume that the Scarpa Intuitions were from STP?  The Bumblebees look pretty damned minty too.

post #44 of 51

STP? Oh Sierra. No I search the country for Craiglist and these came from Denver.

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193 Sugar Daddy's with Marker Griffons. Looked like they were skied once, maybe 3 times. Hard to say as there were no scratches anywhere. $80 at Play It Again Sports. In July. In Central New York State.


Asked my "ski big" son what he thought about my new skis. He said they would be great for me. If I was 35 years younger, skied big mountains and learned to like going fast. So I sold the Griffon's for $100 and have

 

A COOL NEW BENCH!!

 

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Please tell me you mean you paid $180 for the whole set-up and not just the bindings... it reads a little funny and I'm getting worried!

There is a sucker born every minute.  I'll be a happy sucker anyway!

 

post #47 of 51
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Just this last weekend, driving down a side street on the other side of the hill, I saw a two pairs of skis up against a house fence.  Garage Sale.  I didn't have much expectation, but I've been looking for some bindings that might still be on the indemnification list.  So I pulled over.

 

Having just returned to skiing a few years ago, I didn't recognize the skis as anything either good or bad.  They were shaped.   Narrow under the foot by today's standards, but quite wide at the tip and tail.  The bindings were dedicated on rails, so they weren't a good candidate for transferring to other skis.  Overall condition of both pairs was very good/excellent.    Couldn't have been used more than a few times a season, if that.  

 

I asked the price.  Response: "How about $10 for each pair?"    Oh, what the heck, I thought.  Same price as a couple of hamburgers with fries at a ski resort.   So I reached down deep and forked over a hard-earned $20.

 

Getting home, I got on the internet to research what I had bought.   Seems that it was a lucky day.  One pair (175cm) is Volkl's SuperSport 6 Star from the 2004/2005 season.   Rated by Ski Magazine as a Gold Medal ski for the year.   Expert ski.   Supposedly does everything great.   Ski magazine said that it is pretty much the same as the previous year's 6 Star which was their ski of the year.   The other pair is Volkl's 2004/2005 SuperSport Gamma (161cm), which was rated very high in the womens' category.

 

I can't wait to try the 6 Stars this season.   I wonder how they'll perform against the 2009/2010 K2 Apache Recon's that I just bought?    Certainly the 6 Stars won't be powder/crud skis, but they might be real tenacious on the groomed part of the mountain.  The Gamma's are shorter and softer than the 6 Stars.  They might be a lot of fun in the moguls.

 

 

 



$10 for 6stars  WOW!  Awsome skis for ice. Stick like sh1t to a blanket

post #48 of 51

New in wrapper Salomon maitais for daughter - $51

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Asked my "ski big" son what he thought about my new skis. He said they would be great for me. If I was 35 years younger, skied big mountains and learned to like going fast. So I sold the Griffon's for $100 and have

 

A COOL NEW BENCH!!

 

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...and I hope this is a joke of some kind.  That bench wouldn't even be comfortable.  It looks pretty sweet, but you should mount those bad boys and ride em.  Don't know anything about 'em but those skis sure are good lookin.
 

post #50 of 51

 

New and undrilled Fischer 186cm WC RC4 SG Jr... full price $1500... racer price $1125... clearance price at the local race shop $600... price paid yesterday at ski swap/sale $200!

Too long for Harald at the moment, but they'll keep.

 

Pretty pleased with a NIB pair of Tyrolia d8 Freeflex Plus (DIN12) for $120.

post #51 of 51

I got some Smith Phenoms at TJ maxx for about 35 dollars... great deal.

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