Hey I was at a local pdx ski/mountaineering shop looking at some of there stuff and they had a older Voile SD for sale at $250 w/ skins. He said it was a 176 and no one hardly rode it (too big) and it was in good shape except for a broken tip/tail hook. The skins looked good but might need reglueing?
I never new they came in a 176 size? I thought 173 then a 181?
Is this right ? How old? Is it hard to reglue skins?
Any info helpful as might pull the trigger? Otherwise Monk151 is splitting one of my other boards.....
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:59 am Posts: 550 Location: Stowe, VT
Oregon Mountain Community? If they say they've got a 176, I'm sure it is. I do know that when I rented a split from them ~3 years ago, it was 2 generations old at that point, so I'm guessing it is pretty darn old, but if it's in good shape, it should be a good value. The skin question is tougher. you might be better off buying new skins instead of trying to regule the old ones if they are in crappy shape. Even w/o skins, that's a killer deal if the board has a good amount of life left in it.
Thanks it was at the Mountain Shop although OMC is great place also. Yes the base is near perfect but the topsheet is a little worn but not bad really. I can replace the top/tail hook easily. The skins are in good shape but since they a rentals there is a lot of pine needles and whatnot stuck to the glue since no cares about rental stuff. Read some about glue renewer?
I will post a pic once I get home to see if you can indentify it.