THINKING ABOUT BUYING A USED SKIER’S EDGE?
IMPORTANT: Skier’s Edge no longer services or carries any parts for the Original Skier’s Edge, Skier’s Edge II and Skier’s Edge III machines.
If you are considering the purchase of a previously owned Skier’s Edge machine or parts from Ebay, Craigslist or other auction sites, etc., we want to make sure you are well informed about the machine or parts as they may be out-of-date. We want to be able to provide you with this important information. Every Skier’s Edge machine has a unique serial number to identify it and its parts. Before you purchase a used machine: MAKE SURE THE MACHINE HAS A SERIAL NUMBER. We do not support Skier’s Edge machines without serial numbers. Before you purchase a used machine, we recommend that you call us with the used machine’s serial number in order to provide you with the machine’s history including the model, year, and other pertinent information. With a serial number, we can tell you if the machine is upgradable to accommodate out current state-of-the-art platforms and accessories, or if the machine is out of date and unable to accommodate our current accessories.
Tips to Consider when Purchasing a Used Skier’s Edge Machine:
Price: Most of the machines sold online are sold for hundreds of dollars more than the original price! We’ve seen 10-20 year-old machines sell for as much as a current brand new machine purchased directly from the Skier’s Edge Company – without a trial period or a warranty! Buying directly from the Skier’s Edge Company provides you with a 30-day home trial and a warranty on all our products.
Older machines vs new machines: Many used machine buyers don’t realize the used machine they are buying may be of the old vintage that teaches the old ski technique, and not the current techniques! All Skier’s Edge models designated as “Skier’s Edge” – “Original”, “SE II”, and some “SE III’s” were designated around the old style, straight ski. Modern ski techniques require a wider stance and edging with both skis. All current Skier’s Edge machines “S4″s, “QS5″s, “T5″s, and “LT Carvers” are designed to simulate skiing techniques on today’s modern skis.
Older machines labeled incorrectly: Every day, there are machines on ebay that are over 20 years old, but labeled as a current version.
Machines that can’t be upgraded: Many used machine buyers don’t realize the used machine they are buying cannot be upgraded, or is no longer supported. Many older machines cannot be upgraded to incorporate our current platforms and popular accessories. If you’re not sure, call us and we will gladly help you identify these potential problems.
Beware of Skier’s Edge imposters! The Skier’s Edge products are patented all over the world. Many have tried to copy our products, so don’t be fooled by imitations! We do not support these under any circumstances. Do not buy a used machine if it does not have a serial number.
Replace the power bands: Lastly, if you do purchase a used Skier’s Edge machine. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND REPLACING THE POWER BANDS. The power bands wear down over time, just like automobile tires. The Power Bands are crucial to your safety on the machine. We recommend replacing Power Bands every two years. Replacement bands are available only through the Skier’s Edge Company and carry a two-year warranty. Using Power Bands older than two years will be at your own risk. Skier’s Edge will not sell any replacement parts or upgrades for a used machine unless Power Bands are purchased or are less than 2 years old. As a reminder, we WILL NOT sell replacement power bands or any parts for any machine that does not have its original serial number.
We hope this information has been helpful in your search to learn more about the Skier’s Edge products. If you have further questions or would like additional information, our friendly, experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
Please call (800) 225-9669
“Hi. Skier’s Edge for me was the key to success. The result: 20 World Cup Victories, 2 World Cup Championship Titles and an Olympic Medal.”
“Last year I was an intermediate skier. I get to go skiing two or three times a year if I’m lucky. So I figured I wasn’t ever going to see much improvement. Boy, was I wrong! I purchased my Skier’s Edge at the tail end of last year’s season. After a week or two of practice I FINALLY began to understand what all those ski instructors were trying to teach me about edging, rhythm and pole-planting! This year I was able to tackle black diamond runs with confidence for the first time! Thank you Skier’s Edge!”