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Best ski/binding/boots all under 600-700

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I've been skiing for awhile now. As I head off to college I will have more time to ski during the winter and I want to stop using rental skis. I have a couple questions

What is the best binding/boot/ski setup for under 600-700?
What distinguishes a cheap binding boot and ski from a high end one?
Should I invest more money for a higher end setup? I am a casual skier who will probably ski at least 10 days a year.

Thanks.
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The best ski boots are the ones that fit your feet properly and are matched to your body's geometry.  The boots stiffness, the boots angles, etc. are all optimally determined by your height and weight.  You can have the perfect skis, but if your boots suck, it won't matter.

 

With the seemingly limitless options in ski shapes these days, recommending a ski is pretty much impossible without knowing at least where you are geographically and what it is you like to ski.  Skis that work fine on icy hardpacked slopes can be quite a challenge if you're someplace where it snows a lot.

post #3 of 5

Where are you going to college?

Where are you planning on skiing?

What type of terrain do you prefer?

What is your info (height weight age experience etc.)?

What have you skied and liked before?

Where have you skied in the past?

What is a casual skier?

 

Answer those questions and we will be able to help you better.

post #4 of 5

It might be tough to get a full *new* setup including boots for $600 - $700... but a good start would be to check out some of the 2011/12 clearance skis at skis.com, backcountry.com, etc. - there are some great deals out there right now.

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It might be tough to get a full *new* setup including boots for $600 - $700... but a good start would be to check out some of the 2011/12 clearance skis at skis.com, backcountry.com, etc. - there are some great deals out there right now.

 

You could also get a nice full set up used here or at TGR for around that price.

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