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Not sure of what to expect from your used gear? A majority of our equipment has been used in a rental program, so no matter what the rating (except brand new) the equipment will show some signs of use and possibly have rental identifiers such as barcodes or numbers on the product.

Our gear goes directly from the mountain to our warehouse for inspections, rating, and on to our shelves. We do not do any tuning or cleaning of the products in order to keep the costs as low as possible for consumers. If it is within your budget we do suggest getting your used equipment tuned up. However we want as many people out on the slopes as possible, for as little as possible, so this is an optional add on.

We use a 5 point scale when rating our products to help you make an informed decision on your purchase and ensure you receive the level of quality you expect from GalacticSnowSports.com. Please check out the images and descriptions below to see what our ratings are based upon.



We suggest that all used skis and snowboards are tuned up prior to riding in order to get the best performance out of your gear as possible. You can check out our services offered HERE and have them tuned before leaving our warehouse or wait to receive your order and take them to your local shop.

Overall Condition
NEW
Brand new, never used, manufacturer's warranty still applies if specified. May not include original box/packaging. May have VERY minor scratches (cosmetic damages from storage).
Like New
These are new items that have been stored in our warehouse. They are usually past seasons models that have never been used! They will frequently show residual rust from being stored, and cosmetic scratching to the bases. Typically will not come with original packaging. Despite there cosmetic flaws they have never been used and are a steal of a price!
USED
Our skis have been thoroughly looked at and rated as is described further in more details.
BARGAIN BIN
Our bargain bin items are products that are priced to sell! These products will have a considerable amount of wear and tear and may have damage that will shorten the life of the skis and/or require repair. Bargain bin items are perfect for the DIY skier or snowboarder who does their own repairs. Products in this category are still fully functional with bindings that are still serviceable, but a tune up/repair is strongly recommended. We do not accept returns on bargain bin items for any reason.

Some of the most common issues include but are not limited to:
  • gouges or core shots in the base
  • very large sections of damaged top sheet
  • top sheet delamination
  • edge dents or separation especially in non-effective edge areas such as tip or tail
  • missing non-essential parts such as tip protectors or adornments


We enforce a strict no return policy on all bargain bin items!
PROJECT
Project items are items that have reached the end of their life on the slopes and can no longer be used for their intended purpose.

They can however be used for a multitude of other practical projects such as benches, chairs, fences, tables cabin decoration and many other hobbyist projects.

We enforce a strict no return policy on all project items!

Overall Boot Condition
NEW
Brand new, never used, manufacturer's warranty still applies if specified. May not include original box/packaging. May have VERY minor scratches (cosmetic damage from storage).
USED
Our used boots have been used for one or more seasons. Used boots will typically show scuffs, scratches, and standard cosmetic damage throughout the item from usage. They are fully functional and are always at our lowest possible prices!

TOP SHEET
5
Brand new product - Brand new, never used, manufacturer's warranty still applies if specified. May not include original box/packaging. May have VERY minor cosmetic scratches from storage.
 
4
Above average product Most likely used in a performance rental program and has seen a fair amount of riding time however graphics are still vivid and intact. Multiple scratches, nicks, and chips are going to be present of about 1 inch in size with possible slices on the sidewalls.
3
Average product - Graphics are very scuffed and faded from more than one season of use as a rental. Multiple scuffs, scratches, and nicks will be evident on this product ranging from 1 inch in size to 3 inches in size with possible slices on sidewalls. These still have plenty of use left in them; they are our most popular sellers and are a great deal.
2
Below Average product - Graphics are heavily scuffed and/or faded. Nicks, chips, and dings present on entire ski and most likely slices on the sidewall of 1 inch or more. This product has seen quite a bit of use and it is evident. Larger tears on the topsheet are not out of the ordinary, these products are usually priced lower due to their conditions.
1
Damaged/Dysfunctional product - Shows a HUGE amount of wear and tear has likely been used for over 3 seasons and may need significant repairs. Please read the description carefully before purchasing.

**All USED skis and boards may have slight top-sheet delamination, this is a minor cosmetic flaw and will not affect the performance of the ski or board**


BASE
5
Brand new product - Brand new, never used, manufacturer's warranty still applies if specified. May not include original box/packaging. May have VERY minor cosmetic scratches from storage.
4
Above average product Base is clearly used and will still show nicks, scratches and other signs of being ridden. Edges will be intact with minimal wear and tear, may show some residual rust from being stored. Would likely benefit from a quick once over on a base grinder, has plenty of life left and will be able to be tuned multiple times over.
3
Average product One season or more of wear evident, will have multiple nicks, scratches, and dings. Item may have burrs, nicks or dents on the edges especially in non-effective edge areas such as tip or tail. a basic tune up is suggested to improve the performance of the item. May have been P-tex patched in order to smooth out the base from any larger imperfections.
2
Below average product Heavily nicked, scratched and dinged up. Item may have burrs, nicks, dents, cracks, or separation on the edges especially in non-effective edge areas such as tip or tail. Very useable but would need a solid tune up to smooth out the imperfections on the base. P-tex patches or core shots could be evident.
1
Damaged/Dysfunctional product - Major nicks, scratches and dings. Will definitely have core shots or delamination would need some serious work in a tech shop to be brought back to life. Please read the description carefully before purchasing.

BINDINGS
5
Brand New From Factory.
4
Minor traces of use. No significant scratches or nicks, but remember it is used... No performance issues what so ever. Will be in very good shape.
3
Quite a few scratches and nicks. Moderate in overall appearance. Still NO performance issues here. Just cosmetic flaws or abuse.
2
Heavy use, tons of scratches, nicks and dings everywhere. Probably over 3 years of use and quite frankly Ugly in appearance. Still passes All safety checks. Will be priced to move quickly for sure.
1
Awful condition appearance. May have issues listed in the ad so please read carefully. Quite a few years of use have occurred with this product and it will need to be replaced soon. Read ad very close on this one!