Wanted To Buy Mens slalom/carving skis

Discussion in 'Phil's Garage Sale and Ski Swap' started by Nelliefj40, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Nelliefj40

    Nelliefj40 Booting up Skier

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    Hello all,

    Before potentially buying new from overseas I thought I'd throw out a want to buy post.

    Im looking for a set of slalom or otherwise very short turning radius skis for use on my local 200 foot hill in Iowa.

    Something like atomic redster, elan slx,...they'd all be a new experience for me!

    Anyone looking to get rid of anything?

    Thanks!
     
  2. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Why would you buy new from overseas? We've got ski shops here.
     
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    I will be selling some Head WC Rebels 156.
     
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    Paging @ScotsSkier , resident speed demon and provider of race gear at ridiculously low prices (when he gets leftovers from his own racing/coaching)
     


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    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Have you looked at Ski Essentials? They are one of the sponsor of this forum.
     
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    Nelliefj40 Booting up Skier

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    Thanks everyone! I certainly don't intend to step on any toes. Only reason I mentioned overseas was because I like the look/specs of some elans slalom skis and I don't see them for sale anywhere here in the US.

    I do have a pair of youth skis saved in a cart from skiessentials and have purchased there in the past.

    Thanks all!
     
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    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    European models only of Elans can be hard to find. I have one, I got it from GS Ski Tunes in Madison. :)
     
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    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

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    Great choice going with a SL type ski. I recommend however that you stick with 13 m radius and not go all the way to 11 m or smaller. The 11-m skis are a pain if you ever get a chance to ski somewhere that allows you to get to higher speeds; the 13-m skis, while not the best for bigger hills can handle it.
     
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    Sometimes we get stuff that you can't get in the US. Check Monod's in Banff. They are Banff's race centre.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I happened across @ScotsSkier post regarding the slalom lite skis from December 2016. Very interesting indeed! The Elans I was considering certainly weren't identified as a favorite but could still potentially be just fine for me?

    To be honest, as I've never skied on a ski like this, I would think any would likely serve me quite well. I'm mostly using them while the kids are practicing with the local ski club. I'm hoping to find a very economical choice.

    I do plan to call Greg and will check Monod's.

    Good advise on the 13m radius, thanks!
     
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    @BillyGoat thanks for hte offer and I'll keep that in mind. Ideally though, given my size, I think a 160 or 165 is preferable?
     
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    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    I have a pair of very lightly used Head RD slaloms available with Head Z16 bindings on Head race plate. These are a real deal Euro (i.e factory) supplied ski, one of several pairs I had when i was on Head. I used them for about 4 races and then sold them to one of my athletes who used them for one race then, after injury, gave up slalom so haven't been used for a couple of seasons. $290 + shipping if anyone is interested.
     
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    completely understand ... I'll review the warehouse. I have another set of used WC's that are longer but I haven't prepped them for use. I really have to stop buying skis! These are in the 170 range. I'll review when I return.
     
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    Didn't you just soak up a bunch of contributors time looking for the ideal east coast ski? You were honed in on a handful of excellent models, and now you are just going to take whatever grab bag item you find?
     
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    No, i do have a different thread and am following the advice i got there. As i noted in that thread, im going with a two ski quiver and am using the advise in that thread (which primarily dealt with all mountain skis) to guide my all mountain ski search.

    I am also using the carving ski information in that thread to help guide me in a search for a front side ski. As money is always a consideration i thought i would see if something was available on the used front.

    I very much appreciate the insight you and others have provided in my other thread and do plan to use it in my buying process.
     
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  19. Tom K.

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    200 foot hill? The shorter radius, the better, IMO. I've got a set of 165 cm Head iSL used less than 10 times. Not the Race Day FIS skis, but the mere mortal "citizens" version.

    PM me with an offer. They are a blast. Sadly, I weigh 200 pounds and my home area is always nice, soft snow. A 65 mm ski just gouges up the slopes.
     
  20. speedster

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    If you're looking for the Elan SLX, PM @Wendy. She may have one.

    Also, look at @James' other thread in this subforum.
     

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