Downhill ski equipment

ALL goods must be clean with no dirt, road salt, old ski waxes or other soiling.

We want our customers to be able to go skiing after a safety inspection and adjustment for bindings by a qualified technician,  without major repairs being required before use.

We will reject downhill boots if:

  • There is no DIN number on the sole.
  • The front edge of the boot has been ground or notched.
  • Soles, AFD/LFD areas or heels show medium to heavy wear.
  • Buckles are missing.
  • Shells are cracked.
  • Liners are badly worn or torn.

We will reject bindings if:

  • The model is not on the current year’s indemnified list from the manufacturers.
  • There are missing pieces.
  • Anti-friction devices/Low friction devices (AFD/LFD) are missing.
  • Ski brakes are damaged or missing.
  • Bindings are inappropriate for the skis (e.g. adult bindings on kids’ skis).

We will reject skis if:

  • They are old-style straight skis for adults or kids. (Straight skis are defined as not having an hourglass shape and a shovel width of 95 mm or less)
  • Delamination is visible.
  • Tips are bent.
  • Bends, cracks, or uneven flex indicates core damage.
  • Sidewall is cracked.
  • Edges are damaged or severely worn.
  • Base has bad gouges or is curling. Watch for thin bases.
  • More than two pairs of binding holes are visible.
  • Bindings are inappropriate for the skis (e.g. kids’ bindings on adult skis).

We will reject poles if:

  • Badly bent or creased.
  • Pair is mis-matched as to size or style.
  • Baskets, straps or tips are missing.