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post #31 of 33

Just for a different perspective,I would advise staying out of the middle of the road stuff.  By this I refer to the 70-90 mm club.  These skis really don't float or build a platform under the skier as more wider modern skis do.  Nor do they actually have much carvability. 

 

I would either go high side or low side.  2 great options are a) go to a swap & pick up some racers from last season in a 165 & pull the plate for all mtn skiing or b) source some demo's from last year.  The racers get new boards every season & you will not have to dump more than $100-150 into a used SL ski & every shop took a bath last year & is blowing out demos in the $325 range for mid-fatties.

 

I agree you don't need a quiver, yet should stick w/ the type of skiing you will identify with.

 

What are your boots?

post #32 of 33
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I bought the E78s, its hard to argue with a deal like that.

 

I'm quite curious to feel the difference in ride, I'll be keeping my 69mm around for a while to compare. Lessons aren't a bad idea..

 

Thanks to all for the insight and advice,

 

Cheers, Tim
 

post #33 of 33

Hope you like them. 


Edited by Alex Baril - 10/29/12 at 7:14pm
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