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This upcoming winter is my second season of skiing, and last season I skied about ten days on vacations (renting skis and boots). I started off on groomers, but after a powder day on my fifth day or so I became obsessed and didn't much care for groomed stuff any more. I would say that I progressed to be a level 7 skier. 

 

This winter is gonna be a great one. I graduated high school in May and decided to take a year off. I'll be going to Chile to kayak in December, then Colorado hopefully to ski every day from February on. I've been working full time since June and will be until December to save for the fun. I'll probably get an epicpass so I'll be skiing at Vail, Breck, Beaver Creek, etc.

 

I've had some trouble in deciding on which skis to buy. I'll be skiing probably 60/40 powder and ungroomed to groomed. I know there's no one ski quiver but I'd like something that can at least handle itself of harder snow. I  am 6'2" 155lbs (skinny as hell). I like short to medium radius turns. I can get a good deal on some ski logik howitzers, but I'm not sure if I should go for a ski that fat. Also, I don't know what a good length of ski would be (175?). I'm looking for some boots too, so any recommendations would be nice. Thanks for the help (I'm kinda still a little bit of a gaper)

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This upcoming winter is my second season of skiing, and last season I skied about ten days on vacations (renting skis and boots). I started off on groomers, but after a powder day on my fifth day or so I became obsessed and didn't much care for groomed stuff any more. I would say that I progressed to be a level 7 skier. 

 

This winter is gonna be a great one. I graduated high school in May and decided to take a year off. I'll be going to Chile to kayak in December, then Colorado hopefully to ski every day from February on. I've been working full time since June and will be until December to save for the fun. I'll probably get an epicpass so I'll be skiing at Vail, Breck, Beaver Creek, etc.

 

I've had some trouble in deciding on which skis to buy. I'll be skiing probably 60/40 powder and ungroomed to groomed. I know there's no one ski quiver but I'd like something that can at least handle itself of harder snow. I  am 6'2" 155lbs (skinny as hell). I like short to medium radius turns. I can get a good deal on some ski logik howitzers, but I'm not sure if I should go for a ski that fat. Also, I don't know what a good length of ski would be (175?). I'm looking for some boots too, so any recommendations would be nice. Thanks for the help (I'm kinda still a little bit of a gaper)



I'd say the Armada akjj. its not gonna be the best on groomed, but id can deffinitley handle it. and as for ungroomed performance, good luck finding a better ski.

 

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Yeah I've definitely looked into the JJ as well. What length would you say is best for me?

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Yeah I've definitely looked into the JJ as well. What length would you say is best for me?



Well i am 5'11, and i demoed the 185 last year. It skis REALLY short due to early taper and rocker in the tip and tail.  I am 215 pounds though, you are 155. so you may actually like the 185. Plus the 185 is a lot cheaper. Anyway, you said you like short radius turns, which this ski will do no problem. I actually think this is a perfect ski for what you described. Go with the 185.

 

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If I can find a deal as good as on the Howitzers I'll probably go for those, but can you suggest any boots to get better in? I was thinking maybe 100 flex but I really just want some comfortable boots.

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