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Hi!  I'm looking at getting my husband a set of skis, but since we only get to go about once a year, I am hoping to buy some used.  He is an advanced skier, is 5'9" and weighs around 180lbs.  I have been out of the ski gear loop for a while now, so what recommendations do you have?  Thanks!

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Welcome to EpicSki...

 

To answer your question we neeed more input.

 

Where are you going to be skiing, and what type of skiing does your husband prefer on or off piste?

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Originally Posted by TandCsMom View Post

Hi!  I'm looking at getting my husband a set of skis, but since we only get to go about once a year, I am hoping to buy some used.  He is an advanced skier, is 5'9" and weighs around 180lbs.  I have been out of the ski gear loop for a while now, so what recommendations do you have?  Thanks!



I recommend you let the Advanced Skier pick the skis.  Be they used, or new.  There is too much to chose from to be able to say any type, or brand.

post #4 of 8

Rent, don't buy, but rent the best you can. That way You get to use the latest EVERY year. I own a rental and have many clients who do this, they love it.

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Welcome to EpicSki...

 

To answer your question we neeed more input.

 

Where are you going to be skiing, and what type of skiing does your husband prefer on or off piste?



We pretty much always ski in Tahoe and mostly on piste, but occassionally off piste.  We have both been out of the ski gear loop for a while because we live in Arizona now and don't get to go as much as we use to.  He has been renting the last couple of years, but if we can find a good deal on some skis, he would like to get a pair of his own.  In the past he has had Dynastar's and K2's.

post #6 of 8

 

So you are looking for a 60/40 (60% on piste 40% off) basically. Off the top of my head, the Volkl AC50 is a 50/50 ski with a hard snow bias.

 

If your husband likes k2, he could take a look at this years Charger and Shockwave

 

http://k2skis.com/skis/all-mountain/shockwave

 

http://k2skis.com/skis/all-mountain/charger

 

This seasons most of the new skis at k2 are incorporating some amount of rocker, which is an early rise in the tip in order to ski better in soft snow.

 

If budget is an issue, my general guidelines would be to check out the outlet sections of www.evogear.com and look for a 50/50 or a 60/40 ski. To help narrow that down take the link below.

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet-shop/ski/skis.aspx#/outlet-shop/ski/skis/all-mountain/usedby_mens/rocker_camber/w-width_80-89mm.aspx

 

Link to their outlet, sorted by all-mountain skis > mens > camber > 80-89mm underfoot

 

PS - Found some Apache Crossfires, listed as a 60/40 ski. Its selling for less since this model is from a year or two ago.

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/k2-apache-crossfire-2010.aspx#image=32437.Size.LengthCM_177_Image.jpg

post #7 of 8

Come to think of it, I have a pair of Snoop Daddies that I am contemplating selling. They are 184cm long are considered an all mountain twin tip 50/50 ski. Could be a good size for your husband. Let me know if you at all interested in that.

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Thank you.  I will look into some of these and see what he thinks.  I appreciate your help! 

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