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What’s your rule about when to thin the quiver?

ilovepugs

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When do you decide to sell skis?

I have two pairs with 90mm waists that I just don’t reach for - the Faction Candide Thovex 1.0 (snagged them during The House clearance sale- they are the burlier construction) and Renoun Z90s.

The CTs are too aggressive for me, definitely more of a charger ski.

The Renouns are good but I prefer a different (more playful) pair of skis that I own for conditions that call for 90mm underfoot skis.

Do I hold on to them in anticipation of my still developing ski style changing? Do I sell to make room for other skis I’m interested in trying?

If I sell the CTs, is it better to sell with the bindings or without? I assume better to sell with.

The CTs are an odd size since they’re in the high 150s. I’m more inclined to keep the Z90s… had a really great day on them with @skiki at NEG a few years ago, but just haven’t been going for them since then.
 

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My general rule is when I need cash/money…..

This past spring my furnace and hot water heater needed to be replaced…..I sold my entire stash of Moments/Pivots.

I kept my 23’ Kendo88’s and 14’ Katanas…..which I’ll ski this winter along with a 24’ DeaconMaster 72 that is being added.

I always sell mine with bindings on….it’s more convenient to just sell it all for me….albeit harder/heavier to ship.
 
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Do I hold on to them in anticipation of my still developing ski style changing?

What are the odds of that happening?

Are you going to be
- in better shape?
- skiing more overall?
- doing events/things that differ from your usual?
- punching through slush?
- taking a trip to Mammoth/PNW where a stiff ski is a valuable tool?
 

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Asking to merge threads. Already being discussed here..

I dunno about that. She's asking a specific question.
 
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What are the odds of that happening?

Are you going to be
- in better shape?
- skiing more overall?
- doing events/things that differ from your usual?
- punching through slush?
- taking a trip to Mammoth/PNW where a stiff ski is a valuable tool?
Skiing more overall and with hopefully a better skill set — I plan to take advantage of the instructor training at Jay Peak.

And “better shape” is a good question… I have access to an actual gym with actual weights these days so my strength training has definitely gotten more intense.
 
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My general rule is when I need cash/money…..

This past spring my furnace and hot water heater needed to be replaced…..I sold my entire stash of Moments/Pivots.

I kept my 23’ Kendo88’s and 14’ Katanas…..which I’ll ski this winter along with a 24’ DeaconMaster 72 that is being added.

I always sell mine with bindings on….it’s more convenient to just sell it all for me….albeit harder/heavier to ship.
I’m thinking I might sell at least one pair because I want to be able to buy a new pair in serious discount. Heh.
 

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CTs are rated a pretty fun ski. So might deliver when you get to that stage of your development or flip em on while they are still worth something. Secondhand skis are generally worth sod all where I am hence I find it FAR easier to add to the quiver and not really worth selling anything.
 

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I’m thinking I might sell at least one pair because I want to be able to buy a new pair in serious discount. Heh.

Would that hypothetical new pair

1) replace your current DD?
2) do something that your current DD and those other pairs don't?

If yes to 1 or 2, forget discount, sell what you can and get them now. Not kidding.
 

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I'm old and retired, so ski more than I used to. I likely won't get better, probably worse, but the way I ski might change some.

I have space now for skis, and don't really get that much for old ones;
and I prefer favorite adjustable bindings for mount position changes and swapping out with friends and family -
Marker Schizos and specific demo bindings; so I often want to save the bindings for the next skis,
and this means I get less for skis I might want to sell. So I'm not as motivated to sell old skis as I once was.
I'd say I get a few skis each year, and sell about half as many each year.

The rule I've pretty much gone by is, if a ski still does at least one or more things better than any other ski I have,
or know about among current skis, I tend to keep it - unless I don't feel like it. :D
 

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My general rule is if I'm not using a ski when conditions call for it, I "should" try and make myself sell it.

In reality I have 4 in bounds ~100 underfoot skis and could probably dump 2 of them without losing functionality, but one is out of print and the other was a custom job. I also have 5 pairs of powder skis and should probably realistically get rid of (at least) 2 of them, but they are likewise out of print.

I think I am more rational about more easily replaceable skis and apply the "use it or lose it" rule more consistently.
 
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Would that hypothetical new pair

1) replace your current DD?
2) do something that your current DD and those other pairs don't?

If yes to 1 or 2, forget discount, sell what you can and get them now. Not kidding.
Hypothetical new pair is the Nordica Unleashed 90. Marketed as a “tree ski”. Current DD is the JSkis Whippet… no longer manufactured and the specific graphic is super rad (pink and says “I’m a unicorn” on the bases.)

It would probably replace or at least supplement the DD. Would love to be able to keep using current DD for years to come but a chance they might grow too floppy as I advance. They were marketed as a park ski and not overly stiff.
 
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Meh, I’ll get the Unleashed skis. I’m winding down a business and was able to shake some change out of the couch cushions - old unbilled work that the client is gracious enough to pay. Thanks for playing your part as an enabler @cantunamunch - knew I could count on SkiTalk!

@fatbob I just don’t think I’ll learn to love them and can probably get a couple hundred bucks out of them. Off they go, I guess!

I guess I’m keeping the Renouns for at least another season. Good talking things through.
 

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Would that hypothetical new pair

1) replace your current DD?
2) do something that your current DD and those other pairs don't?

If yes to 1 or 2, forget discount, sell what you can and get them now. Not kidding.
Nailed it.

For me it’s does this setup help me hip drag more than I currently do? Or, does this ski offer more stability at speed / crud.

I need to dump my SL ski addiction as most WC skis are too stiff to sink into the trench & just want to return you to center like an inflatable punching toy.
 

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Meh, I’ll get the Unleashed skis. I’m winding down a business and was able to shake some change out of the couch cushions - old unbilled work that the client is gracious enough to pay. Thanks for playing your part as an enabler @cantunamunch - knew I could count on SkiTalk!

@fatbob I just don’t think I’ll learn to love them and can probably get a couple hundred bucks out of them. Off they go, I guess!

I guess I’m keeping the Renouns for at least another season. Good talking things through.

Hello caller. Ilovepugs. We're listening ;)

I don't know the faction you're talking about but the Dancer 2X I have in our test fleet has been quite fun. If you're not jamming with it, then out it goes!
 
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Hello caller. Ilovepugs. We're listening ;)

I don't know the faction you're talking about but the Dancer 2X I have in our test fleet has been quite fun. If you're not jamming with it, then out it goes!
I thought about it some more and I’m going to see how skiing the Santa Ana 84s go as daily drivers. Happy medium (width wise) between the Liberty V76W and the Nordica Unleashed 90s.

The Factions should go while they’re worth a couple hundred dollars though. They don’t spark any joy, sadly. I have the room in my garage, but I just have too many sports toys.
 
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