Before you read this, just wanted to say sorry for the long post!Hey,
So quick background, I've skied since I was about 7 or 8, but being a few hours away from snow, I never skied very many days in a year and didn't go skiing for a period of about 4 years from when I was 13-17. With that said, I'd consider myself an intermediate skier (blue/black runs, not really any off-trail or double blacks). Anyways, now that I've got a car capable of going to the snow and a group of friends who I could go with regularly during the season, I thought it'd be time to finally stop renting skis and by my own. So, I was looking to spend a fair amount on used skis, but saw these for $20, so I figured even if they aren't able to be skied on, I wouldn't be losing much financially. Anyways, here are various pictures of all the damage I could find on the skis. So, sorry for the long post, but are these skis able to be skied on? If not, suggestions on some skis/bindings I could find used (for no more than like $300 together) that would suit my riding level? I do plan on increasing my ability since I'm serious about heading up to Tahoe either every weekend or every other during the season.
On to the pictures...
- Picture 1: Small puncture in the ski
- Picture 2: Seems like a layer of the ski is peeling away from the edge
- Picture 3: Small chip in the ski tip
- Picture 4: Another chip in the ski
- Picture 5: Looks like the ski base has been patched before or something, notice the difference of the color of the base of the ski (one part seems much more glossy)
- Picture 6: Chip in the ski next to the binding
- Picture 7: Again, another chip in the ski tip
- Picture 8: Some weird thing going on with the paint on the top of the ski
Sorry for the long post! Also, for what it's worth, these skis are Salomon Crossmax 10 Pilot's. The guy told me he bought them from Northstar, where they were used as demo rental skis.