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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Ethan Snow
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raisingarizona wrote
It doesn't matter that much in soft natural snow. Skiing on rocks is all part of skiing.
 
You're right but the natural snow is all banged out now. Just classic east coast groomers at this point.

raisingarizona wrote
 If that ski would have you falling over Ethan you need to practice more.
I could ski on it, it just wouldn't be fun. I have multiple pairs of skis. One that looks like yours for the woods,
raisingarizona wrote
These are the skis I've been on all season. My edges are all in tact tho.

And a pair that I keep in close to perfect condition.

BTW, great photos RidgeRun, and Marcski.

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Marcski
For the record, all of those photos were taken by RidgeRun...I was merely expressing my opinion as to the best one!

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

raisingarizona
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Ya, I feel those missing sections of base along the edges on icy hard pack. It doesn't feel good at all, I'm basically fighting the skis to get back to the lift. Luckily it's been a soft snow season here. I definitely need new skis for next season.

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Brownski
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sig wrote
i have always bought used skis on ebay. those were only $125 (volkl bridge)and i got 2 years out of them. enjoyed them thoroughly. i want to go where i want when i want without worrying about whats underneath.
I would love to hear more about this, maybe even a separate thread in gear X or  the wood stove. I've bought kayaks and a cap for my truck off of Craigslist but never any ski gear. What's your process/strategy for judging which ones to go after? You ever use Craigslist or just eBay and why? I spent a lot of time thinking about doing this last year before I went the pre-season-last-years-model-sale route.

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BenedictGomez
Brownski wrote
I would love to hear more about this, maybe even a separate thread in gear X or  the wood stove.
I'm the same way.  I will never buy new skis again....ever (unless it's at closeout).

The below are what I ski on now, the cost with bindings, and age at time of purchase.

Line Prophet 90s --  $225  (2 years old)   daily drivers
Rossignol S7s -- $260 (1 year old)       snow days


The woman only has 1 pair of skis (groomers) and needs something with more float, so last week I bought her


Blizzard Samba w/Marker Squire bindings -- $281 (3 years old) look barely used, and they arrive tomorrow

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Ethan Snow
BenedictGomez wrote
I'm the same way.  I will never buy new skis again....ever (unless it's at closeout).
I don't know about that. I would never pay full price for a pair of skis, but for someone who skis a lot, buying a new pair of skis has its benefits. I typically look for closeouts at Hunter either at the very end of the season or what's leftover from the previous season in the fall. I've always had my best luck there since I started alpine. I can usually get pair of slabs for 2-300 bucks and reuse my bindings. Bindings last a lot longer than skis.

When you buy old skis, you have no idea how much base is still left on them. A thin base is when core shots happen easily. They way I burn thru a base, I need new slabs every three seasons. I might only get one or two out of of a used pair.

Reusing bindings can save money, and buying closeouts rather than the latest and greatest thing can give you a great value for not too much money.

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sig
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Brownski wrote
sig wrote
i have always bought used skis on ebay. those were only $125 (volkl bridge)and i got 2 years out of them. enjoyed them thoroughly. i want to go where i want when i want without worrying about whats underneath.
I would love to hear more about this, maybe even a separate thread in gear X or  the wood stove. I've bought kayaks and a cap for my truck off of Craigslist but never any ski gear. What's your process/strategy for judging which ones to go after? You ever use Craigslist or just eBay and why? I spent a lot of time thinking about doing this last year before I went the pre-season-last-years-model-sale route.
ebay lets you shop the entire country as opposed to craigslist which is local. ebay has way more stuff to choose from. this is a great time of year because ski shops are dumping rentals and demos. i bought a gore ticket on craigslist this morning for $35, it is fine for that. on ebay as long as the seller has a good rating i will buy there stuff. read the description carefully. people who sell a lot of gear , like ski shops, are extremely forthcoming with the condition of the equipment. also email them with questions. i also buy my golf gear on ebay. when i bought my 3 wood a few years ago the seller told me he sells 1500 pieces of golf equipment a year on ebay. he wants to maintain a good rating to continue.  check out some  skies on ebay  and follow the entire sale. it will give you an idea of what you like is selling for

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Johnnyonthespot
You guys might want to try www.searchtempest.com. You can search multiple Craigslist areas and Ebay.

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sig

yesterday someone at gore told me to super glue the edge and push it back again.
i used a vise and cranked it to much. not sure it will hold but worth a try. the separation
is on the side not the bottom. could not get that to hold

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Marcski
Dude, that's a bad one.  IMHO, you're time is better spent on Ebay trying to find a lightly used pair.

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