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Getting back into it in Ontario - Help with Ski Selection

post #1 of 7
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The local swap is on this weekend and aside from getting the kids some new gear I finally decided it was time to upgrade my own ski's.

 

The problem is I have not followed the gear in the past 6 years or so (since the kids were born).

 

I currently ski on 184 cm Volkl Vectris V30's with Look P10's and Rossignol Salto GTX boots.  I have never liked the boots (not enough performance) but they were one of the few pair that did not kill my feet.  I used to love the ski's when my wife and I would travel to larger hills.  Those were also the days when I could get 25-30 ski days a year in and was at an advanced level.

 

Now I am stuck in South Western Ontario and the kids ski at the local bump each weekend.  My ski's worked last season, but I got quite board since there is only a couple hundred feet vertical at the max.

 

I want something fun for our ice packed, low vertical hill.  A ski that may make it feel larger and allow me to get more turns in.  I am a little slower and not at the level I was 6-10 years ago, but enough ski days will get me there soon.

 

Anyone have any recommendations on what to look for at the swap?  A 'recreastional' SL ski?  I am not concerned if it is a few years old as I don't want to spend a fortune on ski's.

 

Here is the link to our local hill:

http://www.cobblehills.ca/

post #2 of 7

Sorry no suggestions what to ski in Ontario but these guys are based out of Oakville and if the swap doesn't work out they have some pretty good deals tending toward skinny skis. I have bought stuff from them and they are very helpful. Might be worth a phone call.

http://stores.ebay.com/ASOGEAR/Skis-Men-/_i.html?_fsub=7&_sid=118178354&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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Thread Starter 

Thanks Castle Dave...Anyone know if this is an offshoot of Corbett's?  Corbett's was a big retailer in Oakville 10-15 yrs ago when I was acquiring all of my current gear.

 

ASO does have good prices and great shipping rates for me in Ontario!

post #4 of 7

ASO = online store for Corbetts.

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ASO = online store for Corbetts.



+1 for ASO/Corbett's. They helped me big time this spring looking for race skis for a summer camp.

post #6 of 7

HIghly recommend Fischer WC SC from any of the last few years.

 

One step below race in about a 13 m radius is ideal for your purposes.  After a year or two, you will probably want to get back into wider turns on bigger hills, but that should keep you amused for now.

 

 

post #7 of 7
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Thanks Ghost!  That will help a lot - hopefully in a few years the kids will have gone from Learn to Race to Nancy Greene and I will be able to get to some larger hills with them on race days & for training camps.

 

Dan

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