First thing, this will be my second season of skiing where I am actually enjoying myself. I started seriously skiing last fall but I had been skiing my whole life. I have got to a pretty good level in March when I burnt out. I can ski basically all over the mountain and do a few cliffs here and there. I wasn't really focused on tricks much last year but that is what I want to get better at. All I learned how to do is a 180. I ski at Alta and as you know we got a TON of snow, basically all it did was snow last year so I am hoping the same for this year and it looks like it's going to be pretty wet so far. Anyway, last Christmas I got Rossignol S7 junior skis. I got them when I was just getting off groomed and they are 160cm long and 90mm under foot. They don't have any rocker but they are twin tip. I have improved a lot since I got them. I was wondering if I will need new skis this year because I have a goal set for this year is to be able to cork 3 by the end of the season.
But I am wondering, if we have a season like we did last winter, will these boards I am on now limit me in deep powder? I grew a bit since last march too. Like I said the skis are 160cm and 90mm underfoot, I am 135 lbs and 5'7 and I am still growing. I know this would be the last year I could use my skis if I even use them this year. I got the skis with 100mm wide brakes on the bindings and the DIN goes up to 12, it's set on 7 now. I remember last year my problem was I couln't keep my weight steady even on both feet in deep powder and it was really bad when I was going slow, I would go over the bars, also if it had snowed a lot and it was really choppy terrain, my skis seemed a little unstable I know this probably has something to do with skill, but I also was unsure if it could be the ski, based on my scenario what should I do for this year? Should I ride them and see how they feel first or should I set a goal early and try to get some for Christmas and save up for now. I am pretty cheap and I can't go spending a whole bunch on skis. I don't know by budget right now, but a 600$ ski is out my price range. And I also don't know if i should bend the brakes to make them work with a fatter ski if I take that route. Or if I should just sell my skis with bindings and then buy some used skis. because I saw some good deals it looked like on ebay but then I can't decide where to mount the bindings and I don't know what kind of condition the ski is in.
So yeah, that would be awesome if you could give me a reccomendation based off my situation and tell me what length I am going to want, if i get skis I want rockered, and twin tip definately and at least 100mm under foot. I don't know what length i should be looking for either. Here are some good looking deals, that would be sick if you could tell me what to watch out for when i am buying used skis or whether to do it or not at all:
4frnt CRJ, seems a little cheap?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-4FRNT-CRJ-twin-tip-ski-4FRNT-Deadbolt-13-binding-172cm-/140630011377?pt=Skiing&hash=item20be33adf1
of course I won't be buying anyone of these skis but it gives me an idea of what I might see for options later down the road of life (6 weeks).
EDIT: my bindings appear to be mounted with equal distance (toe peice and heal peice) between the line with a 0. there is also a line with a +5, I don't know what this means?
Edited by drainbamage - 11/5/11 at 5:43pm