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Need advice on a few issues! Pls.

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Background - Right now I'm in Philly but have skied and instructed seasons out in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe. Advanced level, not quite expert. Love to carve.

 

Aside from my Armadas, I love my Volkl 5 Stars Supersport from 06! This weekend, one of the front bindings cracked on the side.

 

1st question - Is that an easy replacement? Is it worth investing on that ski? Time to upgrade...

 

2nd point. I bought a pair of 2011 Salomon Mission RS8 boots, that still need breaking in. Is that too inferior to my skill level? How bad? Or hopefully all good?

 

3rd - Given the broken bindings and all, I've been researching a lot today. Looks like this is a great deal - http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/dynastar-speed-course-nx12-fluid-bindings.aspx#image=48170.Size.LengthCM_184_Image.jpg .  Are those bindings really bad? Will these skis be ready to ski on? Or what do I need to do?

 

Any other options you'd recommend I check out?

 

I know my questions are not ideally formulated, I just need some direction.

Thanks in advance!!

 

 

 

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Oh and 172 or 178?? :) I'm 5' 10" and have been skiing the volkls which are short at 168 but can definitely handle longer skis and love to go fast, crazy fast. Will 172 suffice and still allow fun shorter turns or would 178 be best?

 

Thanks!

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Anyone? Please?

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where will you be skiing mostly?  how much do you weigh?

 

if it were me, i'd run the 172's here in minnesota and a 178 in a more western enviornment.

 

if running that ski out west, i'd be looking to swap that nx heel piece for a px if possible.  in playing with my d-star contact skis, i found an nx binding can be slid off the rail and replaced with a px raily type binding.  i currently use an nx binding here in minnesota, and have no complaints with it but i think i'd get something more substantial for the kinda speeds you're talking about.

 

dave

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where will you be skiing mostly?  how much do you weigh?

 

if it were me, i'd run the 172's here in minnesota and a 178 in a more western enviornment.

 

if running that ski out west, i'd be looking to swap that nx heel piece for a px if possible.  in playing with my d-star contact skis, i found an nx binding can be slid off the rail and replaced with a px raily type binding.  i currently use an nx binding here in minnesota, and have no complaints with it but i think i'd get something more substantial for the kinda speeds you're talking about.

 

dave


Thanks for the help, Dave.

I'm 165lbs. I'm thinking 172 as well now. I'll be skiing in PA, and perhaps 2 trips out to CO but mostly Pennsylvania.

Do you think these skis are a great buy? Will they be ready to ski on or will they need binding mountint, base structuring stone grinding waxing etc? The Nx vs Px issue is tough to deal with. I mean of course I'd love to get the superior Px but that's not the deal unfortunately. Are you suggesting just replacing on my own?

 

Thank you again.

 

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Background - Right now I'm in Philly but have skied and instructed seasons out in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe. Advanced level, not quite expert. Love to carve.

 

Aside from my Armadas, I love my Volkl 5 Stars Supersport from 06! This weekend, one of the front bindings cracked on the side.

 

1st question - Is that an easy replacement? Is it worth investing on that ski? Time to upgrade... Easier to upgrade.  Although every now and then a Marker Motion binding shows up on eBay.

 

2nd point. I bought a pair of 2011 Salomon Mission RS8 boots, that still need breaking in. Is that too inferior to my skill level? How bad? Or hopefully all good?  The RS8 is a sport performance boot.  If the boot fits your foot, it will be ok, but not great.  I would fit you in something more high performance oriented.

 

3rd - Given the broken bindings and all, I've been researching a lot today. Looks like this is a great deal - http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/dynastar-speed-course-nx12-fluid-bindings.aspx#image=48170.Size.LengthCM_184_Image.jpg .  Are those bindings really bad? Will these skis be ready to ski on? Or what do I need to do?  The setup is a fine ski and binding.  If you choose to purchase it, take it to a reputable shop to have the bindings mounted properly.

 

Any other options you'd recommend I check out?

 

I know my questions are not ideally formulated, I just need some direction.

Thanks in advance!!

 

 

 



 

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Thank you Denny.

Sucks about the boots. Wonder if I can talk skis.com into taking them back now even though I've used them. I feel like their description was misleading.

 

 

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