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need help finding skis for my son

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Hi, I'm very confused with everything out there for equipment - if someone can direct me that would be great.  My son is an intermediate-advanced skier - we ski up in NH on mainly groomed, icy trails.   He's 5 ft. 5 weights about 115 so I was looking at 158 Sultan 85 skis - any thoughts on that ski or is there a better all mountain ski that good on ice/groomed and sometimes ungroomed trails?   Thanks

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Welcome to the forum!  There are quite a few skis that would work well, the Sultan 85 would certainly be a good option based on his height / weight and the conditions you describe. Something comparable to the Sultan 85 would be the K2 Extreme which is a little bit more of a freeride / all mountain twin tip ski.

For firm conditions, he may prefer something just slightly narrower under foot, however there are certainly plenty of people out there skiing wider skis in those conditions.  It largely comes down to a personal preference. The Blizzard Magnum 7.6, it is a great all mountain ski that is very forgiving, slightly narrower underfoot than the Sultan, and holds a great edge on groomers and hardpack.  If a majority of his time is spent on groomers with some occasional ventures off trail it would be an option to consider.

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I'm assuming that he's still growing, and that these are therefore unlikely to last him more than a season, maybe two?  In which case, you probably don't want to blow the bank.

 

Evogear has 20% off everything in their outlet through next Monday with the coupon code "superbig."  You can find some options there.  I'd think about mounting the 158 Gotama Jr with the Look PX Team binding, with total damage under $250.

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Thank you!! your information is very helpful and I will check those skis out. 

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