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I looked locally and I can get into a new racetiger with xcel bindings for about $1k, I'm assuming I could get into a nice used pair for less? I'm kinda antsy .
 

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I've seen used Racetigers go $250-400 depending on 'niceness' with some very much dreaming $700 pairs on offer.

Pursuing the notion that one fights fire with fire, I'll start a back burn for that antsiness :)

 
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I looked and nothing I can see in their lineup that even comes close to a plated fis sl. Unless this is a joke that I'm not aware of .

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I've seen used Racetigers go $250-400 depending on 'niceness' with some very much dreaming $700 pairs on offer.

Pursuing the notion that one fights fire with fire, I'll start a back burn for that antsiness :)

I didn't understand a word that guy said:ogbiggrin: but you don't have to. It's skiing.
 

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You don't like ebay?

2024 Atomic Redster S9 SL 165cm Skis w/ Icon 24 Bindings BIN ( buy it now ) $979. SkiYard is a legit outfit, they also have 157s ( used for summer training Mt. Hood )

Another Atomic Redster S9 FIS SL Skis 165, New without bindings for $670
 
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You don't like ebay?

2024 Atomic Redster S9 SL 165cm Skis w/ Icon 24 Bindings BIN ( buy it now ) $979. SkiYard is a legit outfit, they also have 157s ( used for summer training Mt. Hood )

Another Atomic Redster S9 FIS SL Skis 165, New without bindings for $670
Yeah I've been looking. Thanks for that one. Asogear also is corbetts.
 
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The labeling of these skis makes my head spin haha. RD, factory, pro, RP, FIS, WC, Masters. I have a pair of Blizzard GS FIS RD which I love. It'd be nice to stay on the Marker plate for the SL but I'm not sure that's necessary.
 

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The labeling of these skis makes my head spin haha. RD, factory, pro, RP, FIS, WC, Masters. I have a pair of Blizzard GS FIS RD which I love. It'd be nice to stay on the Marker plate for the SL but I'm not sure that's necessary.

It isn’t but you lose nothing if you do. Blizzard/Nordica FIS Sl are very highly regarded here.
 

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You don't like ebay?

2024 Atomic Redster S9 SL 165cm Skis w/ Icon 24 Bindings BIN ( buy it now ) $979.

IDK, haven't seen many reviews on the Icon binding. I much rather go with a pair of Tyrolia Protectors.
Do you think the Protector will fit on the that plate? :duck: :ogcool:
 

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157 or 155 and 12 m will be the best choice if and only if you home hill is less than 250 ft vertical. 13-m radius and ~165 if your home hill is more than 250 ft vertical. 12 m will be too limiting on larger hills IMHO. The shorter ski will be more fun on the smaller hill, kind of like a shorter wheel base on a car, but if you can manage higher speeds and/or more force in the turns you will wish you had the longer one; that shorter wheelbase car also has less grippy tires.
GF is very firm on 155 beeing better than 157 or 165, so I trust her on this!

our local hill is way more than that and she will ski them for hours, even a full day in springtime. I think key is beeing not fat, not old and not in poor physical shape :D

for me its such a workout, even the 165s. but Im older, fatter, and in worse shape then her (she gets paid to walk a LOT during workhours, I just sit still)

@KingGrump most high level athletes here are on the icon now, honestly I cant tell any diff, but.. Im a solid 2/10 when they are 10/10.. soo
 

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@KingGrump most high level athletes here are on the icon now, honestly I cant tell any diff, but.. Im a solid 2/10 when they are 10/10.. soo

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ETA: If a skier needed to set their DIN at 14 or above, shouldn't be asking for equipment info on the forum. Falls under the umbrella of "If you have to ask...".
 
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