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HELP! WHAT TO BUY FROM THIS LIST?!

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I'm 18 years old from England, 80ish kg and ski mainly back country, powder and park (not much piste). I already have technica bushwacker airshells (size 12 UK).

I am going to do a ski season in Whistler next season  and have been told to buy my skis out there. I am planning to become a level two instructor. I was planning to get some Line Sir Francis Bacons out there for general use (I mainly ski park, pow and bock country - minimum slope time), but know I need some groomers to do the course on.

 

However i know a ski shop that is closing down this week and they sent be this price list:

 

 

Hi Jasper 

Thanks for getting in touch today. 

I have had a word with Daniel and we have some excellent alternatives to the Line, Sir Francis Bacons, please see the details below: 

·         Rossignol Sick Bird – 185cm including Rossignol Freeride bindings – 110 XL @ £245 

·         Rossignol S3 – 178cm or 186cm including Rossignol Freeride bindings – 110XL @ £299 

·         Salomon Shogun – 182cm including Rossignol Freeride bindings – 110XL @ £349 

·         Rossignol S7 – 178cm or 188cm including Rossignol Freeride bindings – 110XL @ £399 

·         Armada JJ – 185cm including Rossignol Freeride bindings – 110XL @ £409 

With regards to your on piste skis, we have the following skis available at COST PRICE: 

·         Rossignol Bandit Sc80 – 174cm including bindings @ £149 

·         Rossignol Experience 83 – 176cm including bindings @ £279 

·         Rossignol Experience 88 – 176cm or 186cm including bindings @ £319 

·         Head Chip 66 – 176cm including bindings @ £339 

The first skis would be my choice as they offer unbeatable value for money at just £149 for a £500 ski.

 

These seemed like amazing deals so was thinking about getting some of these and taking them out to Canada...

 

Any advice about whether that is a good idea and if so which of these to consider would be much appreciated. 

 

(AS THE SHOP IS CLOSING DOWN AT THIS WEEK PLEASE REPLY ASAP AS I NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM ON THURSDAY AT THE LATEST!)
thanks in advance

 

 

 

post #2 of 4

Get the JJs and the E83s, you'll be happy.

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Originally Posted by flatlandr View Post

Get the JJs and the E83s, you'll be happy.



+1, exactly what I was going to say.

post #4 of 4

Actually they are all pretty good skis.  I really liked the Salomon Shogun as a good all mountain ski.  However since you're mostly into back country and powder, and you will have a lot of it available at Whistler, I agree the JJ is probably the best option.

 

With regard to a groomer ski, why not go with the Bandit?  I think they're probably older stock from 2009-10;  the E83 and E88 are newer all-mountain skis, but for the groomers the Bandit will probably be just fine.   

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