Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by bgregoire » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:51 pm

Now that I think of it, has anyone ever made the equivalent of the Madshus Epoch as a wax ski? That would be so awesome. Who really needs fishscales when you are xcDing in cold weather when you got wax anyhow?
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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by MikeK » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:51 pm

I'm thinking there are good deals in Canada too - maybe just harder to find.

It's a terrible time to buy skis now - everything is really expensive.

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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by bgregoire » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:02 pm

MikeK wrote:I'm thinking there are good deals in Canada too - maybe just harder to find.

It's a terrible time to buy skis now - everything is really expensive.
Yeah, well my really good deals have been on the used market.
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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by MikeK » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:04 pm

I was hoping for that too but I just decided to pop on a pair of new e89 crowns for $200.

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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by bgregoire » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:11 pm

MikeK wrote:I was hoping for that too but I just decided to pop on a pair of new e89 crowns for $200.
Good on ya! @GearX?
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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by MikeK » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:19 pm

Thanks - yes Gear X. I hadn't really thought about the E89, but for what I want the skis for, it will be great.

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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by bgregoire » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:27 pm

MikeK wrote:Thanks - yes Gear X. I hadn't really thought about the E89, but for what I want the skis for, it will be great.
I definitely agree. A highly underestimated ski shape for those going XCd offtrack in snow that ain't so deep. Quick and slick. Enjoy!
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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by MikeK » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:54 am

Thanks - this will be my first NNN setup in a long while.

I think we'll both be competing for some E109s :) I want some for next year but I'm unwilling to pay $350+

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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by Johnny » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:34 am

Only interested in my 3p quiver? That's a shame, I had assumed CIMA managed to get you more psyched about NNN BC.
Oh Ben, thanks to CIMA, I'm totally obsessed with NNNBC now. I need two pairs of bindings for next season to put on the Glits and the Epochs...

Hey, I would be more than happy to trade my XCD-GTs for a pair of XCD-Comps... 8-)
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Re: Cheap resort/hardpack setup.

Post by bgregoire » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:30 am

MikeK wrote:Thanks - this will be my first NNN setup in a long while.

I think we'll both be competing for some E109s :) I want some for next year but I'm unwilling to pay $350+
Understood! How about you keep to the US market and I to the Canadian? That should keep the peace. 8-)
Anyways, I had written, I'm more for a trade than a purchase. I shelled out way to many beans on skis this year.
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