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Wanted: 170cm piste performance ski

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Hi dudes

So in a moment of excitement I booked my BASI L1 at Hemel for late November and should probably buy a set of suitable skis for it or I will be attempting it on rentals (I need all the help I can get)

Iíve got £200 to spare (As Iíve spent all my money on the L1 course 😂)

Ideally Iím looking for a piste ski around 170-175cm with a 14-15m radius preferably on the stiffer end of the spectrum as Iím a confident/aggressive Intermediate. But not FIS spec as I probably couldnít quite handle that. Looks and age arenít a massive issue as long as they have a reasonable amount of life left in them.

Iím not sure if Iím expecting too much as my knowledge of the second hand ski market is poor and eBay is a ski grave yard.
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If 163 isn't too short you could borrow my Head Titans for a week.
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I was in the same position last year, although my budget was a little higher. I started a thread on it, with lots of helpful contributors, including @Maireadoconnor. You might find it useful:

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3207095&highlight=#3207095
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@Maireadoconnor Thanks thatís tempting as I really fancy a pair in the future, but Iím looking to buy as whatever I buy I will end up using them all season.

@Chamcham I saw that previous, a really useful read.
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Sure - if you get stuck, the offer still stands
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I bought my Salomon X8s for not much more than that new, last year. I'm sure you would get a used pair for £100.

Great skis. I really love mine.
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bar shaker wrote:
I bought my Salomon X8s for not much more than that new, last year. I'm sure you would get a used pair for £100.

Great skis. I really love mine.


Iíve trawled EBay and Facebook the last few days but Iím not seeing much suitable, unless I go for ex rentals but I feel like thatís a bit of a gamble.
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I have a pair of atomic redster skis, 165cm, 15m radius in pretty good condition, you can have them for £75 if you like


Last edited by After all it is free Go on u know u want to! on Thu 25-10-18 17:10; edited 1 time in total
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Isnít 170-175 a bit long for a fridge?
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under a new name wrote:
Isnít 170-175 a bit long for a fridge?


I know what your saying, I normally use the 160 rentals but Iíve got two trips to France lined up next season that I would want to use them for and Iím 182 cm tall. I donít really want a fridge specific ski.
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@The_catcher, try Ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Salomon-24HR-Max-170cm-premium-Skis/253939928931?hash=item3b1fffcf63:g:5ncAAOSwqClaspEv:rk:70:pf:0
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KASTLE-LX-72-BLACK-EDITION-170-CM-SKIS-SKI-MARKER-K12-CTI-2016-N26/332837196015?hash=item4d7ea490ef:g:pJEAAOSwW09aW574:rk:73:pf:0
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAD-PRESTIGE-ERA-3-0-S-KERS-CHIP-170-CM-SKIS-SKI-HEAD-PRD-12-2016-N6/332833615552?hash=item4d7e6deec0:g:w6wAAOSwiONYLY9z:rk:77:pf:0
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@The_catcher, fair enough
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I have a pair of 175 xrace with a race plate on them
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ajc2260626 wrote:
I have a pair of 175 xrace with a race plate on them


PMed you dude.
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under a new name wrote:
Isnít 170-175 a bit long for a fridge?


nope.
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£90 bargain for a very good L1/L2 ski IMHO

f:0" target="_blank">https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SKIS-All-Mountain-Carving-HEAD-SUPERSHAPE-i-TITAN-170cm-SUPER-CARVER/142970237986?hash=item2149b0b422:g:VScAAOSw--xbvlJH:rk:3Neh Nehf:0
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kitenski wrote:
£90 bargain for a very good L1/L2 ski IMHO

f:0" target="_blank">https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SKIS-All-Mountain-Carving-HEAD-SUPERSHAPE-i-TITAN-170cm-SUPER-CARVER/142970237986?hash=item2149b0b422:g:VScAAOSw--xbvlJH:rk:3Neh Nehf:0


Iím really dubious of ex-rentals though, especially without being able to see them in the flesh first, which rules out 2/3 of the skis on eBay 😂.
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@The_catcher, for £90 you'll be able to sell them on ebay for that again easily I'd guess. The important bit is the base, which if the sellers description is correct sound spot on!

Skis are USED .Topsheet has good/fair condition with substantial scratching on the topsheet surface and nicks along the topsheet edges. Few larger nicks have been repaired with epoxy. Functionally 100%. Bindings will adjust to any boot size without a remount.Bases are in very good condition with light scratching and fat edges.These skis are freshly tuned, waxed, and ready for snow.
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@The_catcher, for £90 you'll be able to sell them on ebay for that again easily I'd guess. The important bit is the base, which if the sellers description is correct sound spot on!

Skis are USED .Topsheet has good/fair condition with substantial scratching on the topsheet surface and nicks along the topsheet edges. Few larger nicks have been repaired with epoxy. Functionally 100%. Bindings will adjust to any boot size without a remount.Bases are in very good condition with light scratching and fat edges.These skis are freshly tuned, waxed, and ready for snow.


If the sellers being honest? Thereís some great looking 2016/2017 ex-rentals around the £200 mark but itís the risk, if the skis turn up and arenít the ones in the photos or damaged then itís the difficulty of getting the seller to refund and posting them back to Europe.

Has anyone had good or bad experiences buying ex-rentals? Iíve heard a few horror stories on the forum.
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@kitenski, do they actually fit in a fridge?
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@under a new name, depends on the size of the fridge Smile
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kitenski wrote:
@under a new name, depends on the size of the fridge Smile


Mines a split fridge/freezer and as such will only fit snow blades. Razz
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@The_catcher, worth checking here if you haven't already http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=139169
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kitenski wrote:
@The_catcher, worth checking here if you haven't already http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=139169


Donít! That lists already a threat to my credit card!
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Thanks for the help dudes, eBay came through in the end with a pair of 2016 Nordica Doberman Spitfire Tiís in good nick for £107. Very Happy
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