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WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby JeffOYB » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:59 pm

I weigh 180 lbs loaded.

I need fresh new/old 207 or 210 waxable classic race skis.

Both my pairs are on their way out.

I'm inclined to a powder pair rather than a klister pair, but whatever.

They don't have to be total race grade. Like SCS instead of RCS. But they do have to be cheap.

They shouldn't be total rock skis.

Maybe just the ones that aren't being used.

I'm still a big fan of 80's/90's candy-stripe Fischer RCS.

No bindings needed but if they had em I use NNN.
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Re: WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby nxski » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:37 pm

You'll be looking for a used pair I take it? You'll have a hard time finding an appropriate camber in a ski that long unless it's been worn in a bit (although some soft camber skis will possible work, but you'll have a better chance finding them with Salomon than Fischer).
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Re: WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby JeffOYB » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:51 am

Yeah, used. Ideally, lightly used and just gathering dust as a 90's-era ski.

Why hard to find camber? I thought that a 6-ft, 180-lb skier takes a 210 classic ski. ...At least from the vintage of ski that I can afford.

Sure, it's possible for 210 skis to be cambered for much bigger or even lighter skiers. I've never skied/raced on anything but 210. I'd think a common, medium powder camber would be fine.

I also wouldn't want some kind of totally minimalist ski or even a javelin ski like the 80's Kneissls were. A ski with a real tip is what I need. I'd think 90's era race skis might still be fine.
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Re: WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby nxski » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:57 pm

JeffOYB wrote:Yeah, used. Ideally, lightly used and just gathering dust as a 90's-era ski.

Why hard to find camber? I thought that a 6-ft, 180-lb skier takes a 210 classic ski. ...At least from the vintage of ski that I can afford.

Sure, it's possible for 210 skis to be cambered for much bigger or even lighter skiers. I've never skied/raced on anything but 210. I'd think a common, medium powder camber would be fine.

I also wouldn't want some kind of totally minimalist ski or even a javelin ski like the 80's Kneissls were. A ski with a real tip is what I need. I'd think 90's era race skis might still be fine.


For the older skis you should be fine, newer skis are being built with stiffer cambers, so a 207 is usually for skiers upwards of 190lbs. It is possible to find them for 180lbs, they're just not as common, so the average skier of that weight is on a 202.
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Re: WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby JeffOYB » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:59 pm

202? Amazing.

So how are the new breed of RCS skis and the like for skiing diverse trails?

I've done 9-hr singletrack marathons on ungroomed hiking trails on my old racing skis and found them to be pretty good for handling, holding a line, even flotation when it got soft. Heck, I've even done decent tele-turning on them in spring corn snow.

Yet even back then some skis, like Kneissls, were made with super-narrow javelin front-ends that would sink in on anything but a hard track and needed a track to go anywhere predictably.

I like race skis that offer good control on a variety of surfaces at various speeds.
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Re: WTB: Looking for 207/210 classic race-type waxable skis

Postby nxski » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:29 pm

The Fischer skis basically perform like they have since the early 90's.
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