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Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 18, 2022 08:06PM
Q: How do you make God laugh?
A: Tell her your plans.

Several years ago, a friend brought me about six, used, cross country skis. Apparently, there is a ski graveyard in Whistler.

The long-term plan was to take the skis over to our retirement home (on an island in British Columbia) and build a small platform for jump roping. The idea was to place a square of gym flooring over the skis. The camber of the skis would add an extra bit of spring for jump roping.

Given the recent problems with my knee, I don't anticipate jumping rope while retired. That's okay, there are plenty of other aerobic exercises.

Any thoughts on how to dispose of the never-to-be-used-again skis? My current plan is to just cut them down to size and put them in the dumpster. Any better ideas?

Todd's still-with-a-slight limp board
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 18, 2022 08:17PM
Lean them on the stop sign at the exit at your nearest high school and attach a ‘Free’ sign to them.



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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: July 18, 2022 08:18PM
Use as backs of outdoor seating or as our ski club did up at the lodge to hold stemware over the bar.

Or trash them…
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: July 18, 2022 08:51PM
Craigslist?
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 18, 2022 08:57PM
Free sign near a playground or teen center. Leave them and don't look back.



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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 18, 2022 09:28PM
Sorry, I don't have picture handy, but BIL/SIL cut them down and made them into feet/bases for the outdoor planter boxes near their BBQ island.
BIL cut out the name/logo sections of the skis and attached them to the sides of the planter boxes.... totally cool way to "dispose" of the old skis.
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: davester
Date: July 18, 2022 09:38PM
If they're wood, hang them up in the traditional crossed skis configuration at your ski cabin in the mountains.



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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 18, 2022 10:15PM
Great ideas. I'm not in a position to act on any of them. I'm more in frantically-disposing-things-so-they-don't-have-to-be-moved mode. Plus, these aren't even matched pairs. The skis were given to me from a wall of abandoned skis in Whistler. The idea was always to cut off the tails and tips, remove the bindings, and secure them in a 4' X 4' frame to jump on.

Don't really have the tools, time, or space to do anything creative with them. I'm wondering more what concerns should there be about cutting them up. Will be wearing a mask. Maybe gloves to protect against fibreglass splinters.

thanks again, Todd's Nordic keyboard
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 18, 2022 10:59PM
I've seen Rocking chairs and benches made of skis.

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Lean them on the stop sign at the exit at your nearest high school and attach a ‘Free’ sign to them.

In my old hood, they would go faster if you priced them at $50!



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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 19, 2022 07:16AM
Are they in good shape? If so, contact a local Scout Troop to see if they want them. My son's troop collected a bunch of used Cross Country Skis. They use them every winter.
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 19, 2022 09:07AM
How about as edging for a garden?

Or else just bury them in the yard somewhere.
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 19, 2022 11:12AM
Long tongue depressors? wink smiley
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 19, 2022 01:40PM
Counting time to find a saw, broom, and necessary keys, it took about 1 3/4 hours to cut-and-snap six cross country skis so they fit in the dumpster. That project is done, and I didn't cut myself.

Am revving up for a bout of extreme shedding. Items that were once important are now nuisances. I'm sure many of you have experienced similar situations.

Thanks again for all of the feedback.

Todd's reductio ad absurdum board
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Re: Seeking ideas on how to dispose of cross country skis
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 20, 2022 09:21AM
1 3/4 HOURS? Were you cutting with a dull steak knife?

I’d get a Milwaukee M-18 saw out and be done in < 15 minutes total.
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