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I am getting back into skiing, which Ski?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hey All,

 

After a few years away from the slopes, mainly work (dont be a CPA and like to ski) I am finally on a path of time that would allow me to hit the slopes again, and i need some skis. Before i quit, i had been skiing about 15-20 years though late 20's and was probably a lower advanced skier, i did mostly mammoth and preferred in between chairs 3 and  5 and 9 (i think that dated me, not sure if some of those are still there).

 

I am 5'10" and 170 lb. and still surf, but never snowboarded, and wont start either.

 

I am looking for used skis, most likely Volkl, and there are a few around me for sale used.

 

-Supersport superspeed 168CM

-724 AX2

-Vertigo G31

-carver motion 177CM

 - G3 vertigo 184CM

 -Volkl Energy 200 156CM

-P30 RC racing 188CM

 

I am not too up to speed on all the changes in the past few years, and i never made the jump to parabolics, until now.  What do you guys think?  thanks
 

 

post #2 of 6

You are looking at VCR's in the world of DVR's. I am not sure what your budget is but there are skis that are 3 generations newer than what are on your list...and I would look much wider too, yet with the same shape. Post your budget and maybe someone here has some better choices for you, but I would look in the 90mm +/- waist range. Big question...boots, what you doing there? 

post #3 of 6
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Wow. I guess I would have been beta max then. I am hoping to be under 200.  Eek, I hadn't thought about boots. Don't tell me, I used to wear phonograph records.  Seem like with so many advances it is good I came here

 

I would be looking for possible used boots for around 100. I have wider feet so sometimes I have fitting issues on boots

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Wow. I guess I would have been beta max then. I am hoping to be under 200.  Eek, I hadn't thought about boots. Don't tell me, I used to wear phonograph records.  Seem like with so many advances it is good I came here

 

I would be looking for possible used boots for around 100. I have wider feet so sometimes I have fitting issues on boots



At least it is a BetaHiFi you are looking at.wink.gif Rule of thumb with boots...they should be at least 2-3X more than you average lift ticket. Boots are not an area where you shortcut and if there are fit issues, no way to you should consider used. 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Ok, should I be working in reverse order and get the boots first?

 

 

post #6 of 6
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Ok, should I be working in reverse order and get the boots first?

 

 



Yeah . Now yer talkin !!    Read some threads about bootfitting and bring back some questions. This couldn't be more important to your hopes to do your best when you do hit the slopes.

 

As far as skis. Newer is generally much  better than ten year old models. The choices are nearly endless for good, affordable skis and not as crucial as good fitting boots.

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