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So after many moons of not skiing due to multiple of reason, started skiing again last year with the kids that can and want to ski now.

I have some Atomic RC8 skis I purchased after learning to ski back in 2006. Used season and a half the they just collected dust until now.

I'm looking at possibly getting new skis and any input would be great. Size, type, brand, etc.

Size of the ski are 106-65-95=16; 166. I mainly only ski in the Midwest (MN is hometown, will be skiing in WI as well on occasions). I'm an intermediate skier, usually ski all type of runs around hometown, taken multiple lessons. Also, skied out west last season and did mostly blues and the occasional black runs when forced. Will probably not use these ski's out west on our hopefully yearly planned trips.

Not sure what other info I need to include, but would be happy to provide as needed.

Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where did you go out west last season?  Where and when did you get your boots?  If you want input about ski length, then need to provide your height and weight.

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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where did you go out west last season?  Where and when did you get your boots?  If you want input about ski length, then need to provide your height and weight.

99% of the skiing I do is in the Twin Cities are. So groomed people made snow. If we get any measureable snow all skiers in the area call in sick and it becomes hard packed something or the other before sunrise. Skied in Breckenridge last year and with the kids wanting and needing to ski now, sure we will make a trip out west at least once a year.

Upgraded old boots to the Tecnica Phoenix 120 HVL and purchased them in MN. I have cinder blocks for feet. Old boots were Atomics wide feet model as well don't recall model I bought ~6 years ago. This time went to a really good master boot fitter in area and going for third fitting this weekend.

Haven't explored demo programs in the area but going to look into it. I'm not in a hurry and don't want to show up to any of the shops blind and clueless.

5'8" ~200lbs (and slowly but surly dropping).

Thanks
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Glad you took the smart route for boots.

 

You might ask your boot fitter for recommendations of skis to demo.  A place to start.

 

Are there any ski swaps in your area?  Usually there is someone there who can give advice.  Even if you don't buy anything, another way for hands on learning about current options.

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