HELP. I don't know what skis to get my husband for Christmas. He is 5 ft 11, weight about 12.5 to 13 stone, learned to ski by being taken to the top of the mountain as a 17 year old in the army and told to get down for supper! He skis black runs with moguls (with instructor and subsequently) and claims to be intermediate but french ski instructor said "non - advanced follow me" and took him on hair raising adventure off piste which he loved. He uses Atomics - Second hand about 11 years old. Last year I bought him new head boots with the fitted lining and moulded sole which he loves. We are going skiing for new year and I really want to buy him some skis but I am at a loss. All I know is his boots are red, his present skis are red atomics! I dont know how lont they are. He says longer is for beginners, shorter for intermediates. I pretended to be asking about me? Help???!!! Also, since I am new to skiing do I have to get bindings separately or can I ask for these to be included? Sorry I know I look like an idiot please help! If someone can tell me how to post in ski gear I would be grateful I guess them I will get more answers?!
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Guessing you are in the UK. Will he be using them a lot on the indoor terrain there or will he strictly be skiing natural terrain?
I'd recommend a slalom or carving ski (designed for quick, tight turns) for skiing indoor slopes.
For outdoors, if this is his first and only pair, an "all mountain" ski would probably be a safe choice. If he skis more off piste/trail then a slightly fatter (wider) choice would be preferable.
There are plenty of folks here with really good knowledge of specific models that would work well for him. Your first post is a very good start. Give us a little more info and I'm sure recommendations will roll in.
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