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d2jp
05-25-2012, 01:13 PM
Found this at Play it Again sports today for $14.99. It's 67" - avg. condition. Anyone know anything about it? Graphics say "KS Graphite", and "Pro Fin" - I'm guessing early 90's era and a decent ski for my kid's friends (180 pounds and up..all free skiing), compared to a slalom from a combo set?
I may remove the 'pro wrap'.....and fin has a wing, keep or toss?
Thanks,
Jack
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp355/d2jp/MasterCraft/kidder3.jpg
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp355/d2jp/MasterCraft/kidder2.jpg
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp355/d2jp/MasterCraft/kidder1.jpg

BrianM
05-25-2012, 01:17 PM
Great boat ski for free skiing. That was a nice upper mid level ski in its day. Much better than a single from a combo set. Just the double boots is a huge improvement. They look to be in good shape too. Nice find for $14.99. I would have bought it. Leave it as is for the guests to use.

jmhjgh
05-25-2012, 01:57 PM
That is a nice find. I would try and get an open toe rear as that will be much easier for inexperienced skiers.

oxberger
05-25-2012, 03:20 PM
Keep the wing on if experienced riders willing be using, otherwise remove it if its going to be for rec use by novice or begginers. Nice find for the price.

d2jp
05-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Thanks guys, I may try and modify the rear by removing the wrap and heel cup to make it a little easier for beginners, might also remove the wrap on the front binding too. Otherwise, for $15 I didn't think I could go wrong.

I have a Connelly Pilot which I bought 5-6 years ago just returning to skiing, and have 'outgrown' it in terms of speed, etc. I hope to demo a Senate and Carbon V later this sumer - I might give this ski a try this weekend!

Both of my girls were able to slalom last year and enjoyed it, now they want to ski and 'show off' for their friends and boy friends. Maybe...just maybe I will pull more skiers than tubers over the next 3 days:)

skibrain
05-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Nice find. The bindings look like in great shape (produced by Wileys) too. This should work MUCH better than the Connelly Pilot for you.

Latin Flyer
05-25-2012, 11:17 PM
OMG, that is still my ski today!!!