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Some advice on old Nordica T5.1 skis - still any good? Plus Rossignol B3 Bandits

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi there, my first post although I have been browsing here for a little while. 2 part question really:

1. I have some old Nordica T5.1 skis, they are almost completely black apart from the red writing, bought in Canada about 7 years ago, think they were a season or two old then as I got an amazing deal ($5 but spent a lot more on bindings!). Used them for about 3 weeks with no problems, then sort of got out of skiing for financial reasons, which has now happily turned around. They are a bit rusty on the edges but nothing that looks bad and no real damage. Anyway, are they worth servicing and using now? I am a pretty decent standard (skiied for 20+ years, happy on reds and can do blacks carefully!) and would intend to use them for just piste skiing.

2. Follow on question, I now have my own place in Les2Alpes and am looking to get coached off piste with a view to tackling La Grave at some point. So I am looking for skis that will be good off piste but also OK on piste and appropriate to my standard. I want to buy but a reasonable set of second hand, have seen some Rossignol Bandit B3s for sale online at a decent price. Any views on these skis for what I intend to do? They are advertised at 70% off piste but can carve on piste as well, seem about right?

Thanks for reading!

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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
PS also looking at some K2 Four 88 All Mountain skis, rather than the Rossignol Bandits?
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
The B3's would carve, but if you are buying them with the intention of them being your off piste ski then they'll be ideal. The B2 is a great ski for charging around the mountain, but the B3 is a but beefier.

No clue on the Nordica's sorry. What are their dimensions? That should tell you all you need to know if they are in decent shape otherwise.
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