Just idly browsing eBay , somebody’s obviously bought up the army’s old skis and is selling them super cheap . ( no connection to me ) . Put in Fisher X treme 165 . I have an old pair of skis for those days where hitting a rock is likely but these would be for “even worse “ days . I have no idea on the quality and can’t vouch for them but if anybody else fancies a pair I’ll order them together , look at the listing , if you buy four pairs they re £20, yes” twenty “ quid . If anybody want to pool an order You would have to collect from me ( north lakes) when the current situation allows frivolous travel once again . I would be happy to stick them in the shed until then . Reply to this post and if / when I’ve got 4 definite s I’ll order . I d hazard a guess these are drilled for Fritschi bindings but can’t promise that .
edit : so I need three more people to make 4
I’m in if you can get 2 more, £20 sounds more sensible than trying to work out how to repair my Nordic Tracs that delaminated last time it snowed, sure I will make north lakes at some point this year.
Very tempted. Been looking for a cheap way to get into touring skiing for ages.
Any recommendations on if these would be suitable for someone about 5'7"/ 68kg?
I'm Kendal based so north lakes pickup won't be a problem.
I’ll take a pair of the 170’s, please. Can you find out what bindings they’re drilled for?
Live in South Lakes so can collect as soon as Boris says it’s ok.
PM me and I can arrange cash transfer or whatever suits.
Thanks all, I'll pm you my Paypal details. Reply to post this when you have them
Do you reckon you could get a Silvretta 404 on these? I have no idea what they've been drilled for in the past. I'm half tempted to try for £20.
Cash fired over, Mike
Got three lots of twenty into PayPal ( thanks Dave and Rob ) , any takers for forth pair ?
I'd be up for a set of the 170s. Let me know payment details and I'll send it over.
They look like the are drilled for Fritschi Eagle or similar model (i think)
got it. thanks neil
thats it . trying to sort the order now .
Great. Just great. Couldn't you have posted that a few weeks before the Brexit? I guess it's pretty much passé right now, adding the shipping and taxes to EU. I'd take have probably taken two pairs otherwise...
But do enjoy it, seems like a nice opportunity to try touring! Hope all works out for your guys and gals.
I reckon by the time you took into account flights , hire car , on costs ( couple of coffees , f and c or similar ) to get to and from north lakes to collect them you’d would still be better off buying yourself a couple of new pairs of black crows from telemark Pyrenees’s .
these look nice
> Great. Just great. Couldn't you have posted that a few weeks before the Brexit? I guess it's pretty much passé right now, adding the shipping and taxes to EU. I'd take have probably taken two pairs otherwise...
Yeah comes in at 67,45€ for a pair to France. Still seems kind of worth it but then there's always the danger of additional custom charges being whacked on to the receiver while everything is a bit of mess.
For the record, here in the Alps (Isère at least) we've had amazing conditions lately with consistently low temperatures since before Xmas and lots of snow. It's getting warmer over the next few days but with the ski lifts closed getting hold of ski touring gear is pretty tough. I managed to rent some for tomorrow morning though.
Edit : this post might read as me being arsey , it was nt meant to be . Nowt to stop you two organising something with the seller ?
> and add on , let’s say £50 per pair to be kind , for me to deal with courier , paper work, packing etc . I’m ordering a few extra pairs to give me and three other people some cheap skis ( charity shop money ) . They going to come to my house , have a brew if they have time , collect skis , go hone . That’s it . It’s not hard .
> Edit : this post might read as me being arsey , it was nt meant to be . Nowt to stop you two organising something with the seller ?
It never crossed my mind to go through you - the cost I flagged was to order direct - £36 for the skis so still peanuts. The seller does apparently ship to Europe for £24 on top - but again - still quite cheap but getting into the 'is it worth the hassle' territory.
I went to buy a pair on eBay since there's nothing remotely that cheap out there - and got a message saying "Some sellers cannot currently accept payment".
Anyone else had that?
Being in Yorkshire and with the dump of snow we have - I'm interested!
ive emailed you all this morning . If you haven’t received it could you reply to this thread pls
to anybody else reading this , if you can get together with 3 other people and organise it , these skis are £20 . I did this via UKC and the skis are sitting in my shed .
I fear I'm too late, as it looks like the ebay listing has ended. Does anyone know if the seller has more in stock? I'm looking for one pair of 165s and another pair of c.155s
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