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New skis, New skier, Volkl Bridge?

post #1 of 9
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Do you think that volkl briges and marker griffons will be to aggressive of a ski for a new skier? I followed all the advice from the boot fitting forums and feel like I made the right choice with my boot fitter. However I bought my skis before I found this website. Thought they would be good skis to grow into, I have a season pass to sqauw and have been boarding for the last three years. I plan on skiing and boarding around 45 plus days this year.
post #2 of 9

Hi and Welcome to EpicSki!

 

That ski may be too much to learn on, (read - not ideal) but it may work.  What I would do if I were you is, go to Squaw, take your lesson, and if you need to use something else then maybe the instructor can help you find a demo, or rental that will suit your learning. 

 

Just a thought.  Hope it helps.

 

post #3 of 9
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thanks for the reply! i really think i'm just going to have to make these bad boys work, dont really want to fork out more money at this time because im in the market for a new board as well. i ve been boarding for the last three years at least 30 plus days a year and am hoping my athletic abilities will carry me through on the bridges. my fiance has been skiing for 15 years and will be giving me lessons, shes no gear nut and was the one who told me to just buy a all mountain ski( nothing cheap, because ill just grow out of them to fast because we ski/ snowboard all winter) well guess ill just let everyone know what happens!

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Originally Posted by jameskni200 View Post

my fiance has been skiing for 15 years and will be giving me lessons, 


RED FLAG!  That is really a bad idea.  Even is she is a trained ski instructor, teaching a significant other or child is just inviting problems.  I had been skiing for nearly 40 years and never even considered the possibility of teaching our son to ski.  I also don't offer advice to my wife, unless she specifically asks for it.  The relationship is more important than that.

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so i should even take basic instruction from her? so i understand how edges work from snowboarding and have been trying  to fill myself with all the knowledge that i can from this site, should i take a lesson the first day i ski or work with my fiance for a couple if days then take a lesson? or do you think that learning from her will just cause us to fight? also will the knowledge i have from snowboarding help me transition to skiing?

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RED FLAG!  That is really a bad idea.  Even is she is a trained ski instructor, teaching a significant other or child is just inviting problems.  I had been skiing for nearly 40 years and never even considered the possibility of teaching our son to ski.  I also don't offer advice to my wife, unless she specifically asks for it.  The relationship is more important than that.



I hate to say it, but this is the best advice EVER!

 

Please save your relationship and take lessons from someone who's not associated with you.  Really!

 

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

cool thanks for the advice.

post #8 of 9

I agree 100% with mtcyclist's advice - do not take (or give) a lesson to anybody you have any kind of relationship with.  Speaking from experience, my wife and I got into a big argument after I made a few "suggestions."  Her frustrations, thereafter, were all my fault.

 

After watching my Son (15 years old) fall during one of his SL races, I suggested he start his turns sooner.  Well, I was barked at and told I don't know anything about SL racing.  (I was a racer in high school.)  So, I suggested that we ask his coach.  The coaches advice: "Start your turns sooner."

 

Given you experience boarding and where you ski, I think you made a good choice with the Volkl Bridge and Griffion bindings.  At first, they may be a little "over kill," but you'll soon grow into them and be glad that you didn't buy something that you soon grew out of.

post #9 of 9
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Just wanted to make an update, went skiing in tahoe last weekend for a few days and had a blast! Overall I was very happy with the gear I bought and really injured skiing, should have transitioned long ago from snowboarding. Also just wanted to thank all the guys on this site for all the valuable info they post, it really helps! Also on a nother note I got my brother to go skiing this weekend with me and by the time we left tahoe he had bought a tahoe super pass! I tried to get this guy to go snowboarding with me for years and he never would, after one good weekend of skiing he just trough himself in head first for the long hall.
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