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What should I get for around $250 used to get out of renting?

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I live in San Francisco, CA and go to Tahoe about 10 days a year. I mostly ski at Squaw Valley, sometimes Boreal. I spend about 65% of the time in the terrain park doing mostly jumps and 35% doing blue, and the occasional black, mountain runs. I'm 5'11" and 140lbs (male), 19yrs, skiing for about 6 years. I guess I'm on an intermediate level. Out of all the rentals I've been through, which were mostly some Atomic models, a pair that kinda stuck out was the K2 Comanche in 160cm. I liked these because they were nimble, but I know I should buy longer skis. So what can I get for around $250 used (for both ski and binding combined) that would be good for the type of skiing I do? Thanks.
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My go-to recommendation in that price range is almost always the K2 Public Enemy/Fujative/Silencer/EXT/Extreme.  Especially since it's a twin tip and you ride the park alot.  You're 180cm tall so a 174 or 179cm should do the trick.  At 140 lbs., probably the 174. 

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What about the Salomon 1080? I see more of those for sale.

 

I also found a pair of K2 Fujative's with Marker 12.0 bindings with Airpad. They look like they're in great condition and the guy says he only used them 3 times. Is $330 shipped a good price? If not, what is?

post #4 of 7

The K2's I listed are all better skis than the 1080.  1080's were feeble and weak.  Small edges crack and come out easy.  And the K2's ski better.

 

$330 is a little steep for a used Fujative.  The Fujative retailed for $299 in stores without bindings.  I'd offer what you're willing to pay.  $200-$250.

post #5 of 7
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One more question, what about the Atomic twins 2009? I can get them for $252 brand new, without bindings. How do they compare to the K2's, especially the 2009-2010 K2 Extreme? Also, is the Salomon Mission RS7 boot any good (it fits me great)? And how much do bindings matter?
post #6 of 7

There are a zillion good demo skis out there that you shouldn't forget about. Demos from a shop should still carry the normal warranty.  We were selling our Watea 78's and Watea 84's off for $275 after a season's use (which, as we live near an "empty on most days" mountain, was 15 days max of groomer skiing).  I think we also got a similar price for our Elan 888's and 82ti's. We were getting more for our Blizzards lineup (expensive skis), which consisted of the Atlas, 8.7, 8.1, Answer but even then, they went away for less than $400 w/binding, and I bet you they had less than 10 days on them, as they are too much ski for most of our customers.  You may want to look around and see what kind of a deal you can score.  Plus, if they are still in the demo fleet, you may be able to try them out and see what works for you.   

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Spend it on boots.
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