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    Digital scales for weighing ski gear

    What are you guys using? My search-fu sucks for this. Hoping for something to accurately measure ~100g to ~4000g, table top, digital, ideally <= $50

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    I rarely weigh gear, but we have one of these in the kitchen.
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/st...-0428554p.html
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    yeah I got a starfrit also from canuck tire on one of their crazy spot sale loss leaders, IME you just wana have enough capacity to be able to weigh a boot or ski
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    We have one of these in my lab for weighing small stuff. Seems to work reasonably well. I can't recall if we calibrated and confirmed the accuracy with calibration weights or not.

    https://www.amazon.com/American-Weig...=postage+scale
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    IME you just wana have enough capacity to be able to weigh a boot or ski
    yeah this is all I want. went with a starfrit for now cuz it was cheap, we'll see how it goes

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    Fish Scale, bucket, tare function = done.
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    I'm so old school I still weigh my ski safeties gear on the triple beam
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    I'm so old school I still weigh my ski safeties gear on the triple beam
    Old school being High school where lotsa them things used ta disappear from the science lab in somebodies gym bag
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    first i was like PARAPHERNALIA
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    then I was like oh ski gear....gotta weigh that ski gear
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    ^lol
    we use a bike scale for just about everything (even the littledog when he was on a diet)

    now that I look them up though they're a bit spendy
    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...yd7xtw61_b_p37
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    first i was like PARAPHERNALIA
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    then I was like oh ski gear....gotta weigh that ski gear
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    lol

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    I use this one for most things, but it can't weigh some heavier ski+binding setups.

    https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Kitch.../dp/B01JTDG084

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    ^^ [Sessions-bag] This. I got a scale that has resolution to hundredths of grams a bunch of years ago, off of ebay. When it arrived with a bunch of itty-bitty ziplock bags too, it took me a minute to figure out why? Since I was going to use it to measure out 1-2g portions of epoxy, I hadn't really considered what else one might use a scale like that for...

    Finding a scale that will have a huge range of mass is going to be expensive. If you need that kind of range, just get two scales - one small, one big. Cheaper than one that tries to do it all. But probably, if you're weighing ski gear, you don't need single gram precision +/- 10g is probably overkill. Ebay or harbor freight. [The plastic "blister" button covers on my harbor freight one are the weak link. The power one, the button we use the most, finally broke off a few weeks ago. Still works, but it's going to be what kills it somewhere down the line.] I think the limit on it is around 10# or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorys View Post
    Finding a scale that will have a huge range of mass is going to be expensive. If you need that kind of range, just get two scales - one small, one big. Cheaper than one that tries to do it all. But probably, if you're weighing ski gear, you don't need single gram precision +/- 10g is probably overkill.
    The scale I linked above claims 55# capacity with 0.01 lb resolution for $20. There are others on amazon with similar specs for similar prices, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42..._t1_B004W7IOV4
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    My starfrit is the nutritional scale

    https://www.starfrit.com/en/nutritional-scale

    It might be mo money but it goes up to 11lbs which has always been enough range to weigh skis or boots individually

    A side benifit is that beside weighing ski gear you could use the nutritional features to become less of a fat fuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    ^lol
    we use a bike scale for just about everything (even the littledog when he was on a diet)

    now that I look them up though they're a bit spendy
    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...yd7xtw61_b_p37

    +1 for a bike scale....spendy but very versatile. I was unaware that retail is over $60. Feedback Sports Alpines are 20% off atm.

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    There are a ton of 5kg kitchen scales out there that are accurate to ~ 1g. <$30 in stores or online. I've an OXO for kitchen use that's fine for measuring other stuff.

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    Check on The Gear Page guitar forum. Those guys are really into weighing their guitars down to the milligram (except none of them use metric weights). And they get completely bent out of shape if someone sells them a guitar an ounce heavier than advertised. It's quite hilarious.

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