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Ex-demo Blizzard, Nordica, Volkl, Scott, Dynastar & Whitedot skis for sale

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snowsam wrote:
......Will there be any Head Skis coming up, very interested in the new Kore?

Nope
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@snowsam, Head don't support our ski tests.
I suspect they don't like public scrutiny of their products.

We do occasionally get a few Head models at the test but they'll be provided by Ellis Brigham rather than Head themselves.
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@snowsam, Head don't support our ski tests.
I suspect they don't like public scrutiny of their products.

We do occasionally get a few Head models at the test but they'll be provided by Ellis Brigham rather than Head themselves.


Thanks guys. Apologies, wasn't aware of this. Don't get to spend as much time on the forum as I would like Very Happy
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snowfinch wrote:
.......Do you know if Blizzard had any in the 148-152cm range in their testing? I saw you mentioned that you didn't know if they were going to offer the ex-demo for sale...

I'll be listing the Blizzard/Nordica ex-demo skis on Tuesday.
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spyderjon wrote:
snowfinch wrote:
.......Do you know if Blizzard had any in the 148-152cm range in their testing? I saw you mentioned that you didn't know if they were going to offer the ex-demo for sale...

I'll be listing the Blizzard/Nordica ex-demo skis on Tuesday.


Great - thanks!
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Right, good, yes. Have been away, just got back - are all the skis listed on page one still available? @spyderjon, has it all been updated? Do I have to make a decision today? Is there a 21st October deadline for everything? Am nearly asleep and, while some of my most memorable purchasing decisions have been made in worse states, this might not be the best time...
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kittya wrote:
Right, good, yes. Have been away, just got back - are all the skis listed on page one still available? @spyderjon, has it all been updated? Do I have to make a decision today? Is there a 21st October deadline for everything? Am nearly asleep and, while some of my most memorable purchasing decisions have been made in worse states, this might not be the best time...

kittya, yep, the lists are up to date and anything not marked as SOLD is still available.

There's no deadline on the sale of the ex-demo skis but the brands will soon be offering the skis to the trade (who'll then offer them to their customers) so they'll soon go.

The Blizzard/Nordica ex-demo's won't be listed for a day or two so snowHeads will have first dibs on them next week.
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Hi@spyderjon,

I am predominately a piste only skier, at a good intermediate level and I wanted advice on which skis and bindings to get. Normally I will hire and do find whatever I get given is fine for what I do which is moderately quick piste skiing. I am 183cm tall and weigh 200kg and I was looking at the legend W80 as an appropriate pair. I don't want to spend silly money as I would also need to get poles and a bag as well, do you have any recommendations for me, of any make and can you please lead me on the best value for money set and indicate the size I need to get.
Thanks
Russ
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@Russ, somehow I don't think that you're really 200kg (ie over 31st)?
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Ha ha, sorry I meant 200lbs, although it feels like more lol 😆
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@Russ, Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti 182cm c/w SPX 12 Konect rail bindings. Poles and bag from Decathlon.
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They do look fab, do you have anything else you rate perhaps a little cheaper?
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@Russ, there's the 175cm Speed Zone 10's with the same bindings at £370 but they're only £30 cheaper than the 12's which is a better flex/length for your stats.
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Ok thank you, I will have a weigh up and consider things
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Hi Spyderjon
Anything for the vertically disadvantaged? I'm a measly 157cm and 50 kg, ski anywhere and currently have Nordica wild belles at 88 under foot, thinking of something a little wider....
I have tried Rossignol Sky which were a blast in the soft stuff and I was pleasantly surprised about their performance on piste too
Thanks
Linda
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Sprootlet wrote:
Hi Spyderjon
Anything for the vertically disadvantaged? I'm a measly 157cm and 50 kg, ski anywhere and currently have Nordica wild belles at 88 under foot, thinking of something a little wider....
I have tried Rossignol Sky which were a blast in the soft stuff and I was pleasantly surprised about their performance on piste too
Thanks
Linda

Thanks for your enquiry Linda and welcome to snowHeads. How's this for a bargain: 2016 Director CL 161cm. List price £789. Offer price £250 in the flat or + £85 if the Marker Squire Demo bindings are included.
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spyderjon wrote:

I'll be listing the Blizzard/Nordica ex-demo skis on Tuesday.


Any particular Tuesday? Toofy Grin

I'm also looking at the SpeedZone 12 @182. Im just worried it's too long. On the Dynastar website, there's a matrix between height and ability which puts me @182, but in the responses to questions, they ignore both those measures and just use weight which puts me @174. Then there's the question of which would serve me better, the Nordica Spitfire if available in a 174. Then there's a good offer ive seen on a Kastle all rounder.... Puzzled

Choices, choices....
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@spyderjon, would be interested in a 180cm Rustler 11 if you’ve got one? Would be good with those Shifts!
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Could somebody please do me a favour and buy the 2016 Ragnaroks? I expected the temptation would have been removed by now. I just can't resist the Rules.

I'll give you until Friday. Toofy Grin
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@Val Desire, put those on the top of the vx and it'll take off.
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Penry wrote:
spyderjon wrote:

I'll be listing the Blizzard/Nordica ex-demo skis on Tuesday.


Any particular Tuesday? Toofy Grin

I'm also looking at the SpeedZone 12 @182. Im just worried it's too long. On the Dynastar website, there's a matrix between height and ability which puts me @182, but in the responses to questions, they ignore both those measures and just use weight which puts me @174. Then there's the question of which would serve me better, the Nordica Spitfire if available in a 174. Then there's a good offer ive seen on a Kastle all rounder.... Puzzled

Choices, choices....

Penry, Got the Nordica & Blizzard lists through last night but they're missing some lengths & other info so won't be posting them to this evening at the earliest - but there are three model Spitfires on the list, all in 174cm Cool
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BobinCH wrote:
@spyderjon, would be interested in a 180cm Rustler 11 if you’ve got one? Would be good with those Shifts!


There's one pair of ex-demo Rustler 11's coming on the Blizzard list in 180cm
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spyderjon wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
@spyderjon, would be interested in a 180cm Rustler 11 if you’ve got one? Would be good with those Shifts!


There's one pair of ex-demo Rustler 11's coming on the Blizzard list in 180cm


Cool. Let me know the price and condition when u have them
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@BobinCH, Going for the girl's length in your old age or are those for the missus?
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@BobinCH, Going for the girl's length in your old age or are those for the missus?


Haha yes guilty as charged! Tried the 180’s in JH and enjoyed them. And this would be my touring ski so more nimble / less weight a bonus.
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FWIW I skied a 185 Cochise rather than the 193 for a week once and thought it was fine in the shorter length and certainly easier in tighter terrain.
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I’m on 185 DPS 124 A’s and not missing extra length. With Blizzard it’s between 180 and 188 and having tried the 180’s and enjoyed them i’m happy to stick with them for a touring ski

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=136067&start=40
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@spyderjon, we spoke earlier about the Scotts and I will await to hear from you, however junior has been weighing up the Blizzards as well. Have you got a Rustler 9 coming as a comparison with the Scrapper we were talking about?
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A review of the Rustler 11 - rings true from my experience on them

https://freeskier.com/stories/top-30-big-mountain-skis-2017-2018
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@spyderjon, I'm about to take the plunge on a set of Salomon XDR 80 Ti's (169cm) -- do you have something similar in the line up you've posted (or that may be coming in your upcoming post?)

Sorry to be one of those annoying ones (about to make the jump to owning my first pair of skis!). 5'8 / 70Kg / 10 weeks exp. I like to ski hard/fast (well, as hard/fast as I can Little Angel ), and typically ski alongside the pistes and enjoy the odd jump on/off piste Smile I'd say I'm intermediate, perhaps on the upper end of it. TIA! Smile
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BobinCH wrote:
A review of the Rustler 11 - rings true from my experience on them

https://freeskier.com/stories/top-30-big-mountain-skis-2017-2018


Cant believe that you are forsaking your old love :

https://freeskier.com/gear/dps-alchemist-wailer-112-skis-2017-2018

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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mishmash wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
A review of the Rustler 11 - rings true from my experience on them

https://freeskier.com/stories/top-30-big-mountain-skis-2017-2018


Cant believe that you are forsaking your old love :

https://freeskier.com/gear/dps-alchemist-wailer-112-skis-2017-2018

Laughing Laughing Laughing


Don’t worry DPS 124 A’s will still be the daily driver but need a skinny for the light weight touring training to get legs back in shape 😉
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marksymoo wrote:
@spyderjon, I'm about to take the plunge on a set of Salomon XDR 80 Ti's (169cm) -- do you have something similar in the line up you've posted (or that may be coming in your upcoming post?).....

Here ya go:

Piste performance: Speed Zone 10 Ti 167cm c/w SPX 12 Konect bindings. List £565. Offer price £370.

Or a bit more all mtn/playful: Legend X80 173cm c/w Xpress 11 bindings. List 399. Offer price £275
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Thanks, I'll check them out Smile
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Nordica ex-demo skis now listed on page 1.
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spyderjon wrote:
marksymoo wrote:
@spyderjon, I'm about to take the plunge on a set of Salomon XDR 80 Ti's (169cm) -- do you have something similar in the line up you've posted (or that may be coming in your upcoming post?).....

Here ya go:

Piste performance: Speed Zone 10 Ti 167cm c/w SPX 12 Konect bindings. List £565. Offer price £370.

Or a bit more all mtn/playful: Legend X80 173cm c/w Xpress 11 bindings. List 399. Offer price £275


I've checked out both of these, thank you for the recommendations. I think what I'll do is stick with my current choice and come to next years Oktobertest event, now I know it exists Smile I'm sure by then I'll want some powder skis, or perhaps to upgrade the XDRs.

Wanted to let you know out of courtesy as appreciate the reply snowHead
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Nordica ex-demo skis now listed on page 1.


You're a very bad man! Mad
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Blizzard ex-demo skis now listed on page 1.

And before anyone PM's me there are no Black Pearl 88's & 98's available.
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spyderjon wrote:
Blizzard ex-demo skis now listed on page 1.

And before anyone PM's me there are no Black Pearl 88's & 98's available.


ha, phew that's saved me buying my missus some new skis. I would have been on the 88's like a pigeon on a chip !
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All of the remaining Scott ex-demo skis have now been sold to the trade.
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