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Why is buying a ski so complicated? - New ski

post #1 of 8
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Hey guys

 

I'm going to give myself the pleassure of buying a new ski, BUT right now it seems like an impossible task. As you know, there are thousands of different skis, and i dont feel like researching every single ski. I just like skiing, i dont care about all the technology in the ski. So i thought the best way to find a new ski was to get other skiiers experience with different pairs of skis.

I'm not sure what information you need from me, to help me find "the perfect skI" for me but:

I ski 70% pist 30 % offpist, i know i cant have a ski there is both good at piste and offpiste, so i think i'll go for a piste ski, but is it possible to get a piste ski there are not completly hopeless off piste?

Im 190 heigh, 72 kg.

I've been skiing for 16 years, average of 2-3 weeks per year.

I mostly ski in the alps.

I would really like to buy my ski from sport-conrad.com and my bugdet is 450 €

 

I've been lookin at the Fischer Progressor 800 and the Atomic Redster ST or LT, how are those?, or do i need to look for a ski with a little wider waist to meet me requirements better?

 

Thank you very much :)

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Originally Posted by sirius View Post

Hey guys

 

I'm going to give myself the pleassure of buying a new ski,

. . .

I'm not sure what information you need from me, to help me find "the perfect skI" for me but:

I ski 70% pist 30 % offpist, i know i cant have a ski there is both good at piste and offpiste, so i think i'll go for a piste ski, but is it possible to get a piste ski there are not completly hopeless off piste?

Im 190 heigh, 72 kg.

I've been skiing for 16 years, average of 2-3 weeks per year.

I mostly ski in the alps.

I would really like to buy my ski from sport-conrad.com and my bugdet is 450 €

 

I've been lookin at the Fischer Progressor 800 and the Atomic Redster ST or LT, how are those?, or do i need to look for a ski with a little wider waist to meet me requirements better?

 

Thank you very much :)

How old were you when you started skiing?  What have you done for boots?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

I started skiing when i was 4-5-6 years old?

I bought the Nordica Speedmachine x100 2 years ago, my local ski shop recommended them for me.

Now when it is mentioned, what is your opinion about that boot for me?

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Originally Posted by sirius View Post

I started skiing when i was 4-5-6 years old?

I bought the Nordica Speedmachine x100 2 years ago, my local ski shop recommended them for me.

Now when it is mentioned, what is your opinion about that boot for me?

 

The Speedmachine is a very good boot, whether it is the right boot for you is impossible to tell without seeing your feet and how it fits you. 

 

As far as skis that you are considering and what you are looking for...the two that you mention are more hard snow biased than your 70/30 initial breakdown. There are 30% skis that will be better on that 70% than that Redster or P800 will be in the 30%. I would suggest skis with a waist in the low 80mm range with still some good shape and maybe a bit of early rise. I understand you being overwhelmed with the choices but for what you want there is maybe really a dozen that will do pretty much what you want and from the shop you listed and your price restriction, I would suggest the following skis...

 

Fischer Motive 84-Smoothest most refined in feel

K2 Rictor-easiest to ski, biggest sweetspot

Dynastar Outland 80- best in the 30% because of shape and rise in the tip and tail

Rossignol Experience 83- turniest, most slalom like

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

The Speedmachine is a very good boot, whether it is the right boot for you is impossible to tell without seeing your feet and how it fits you. 

 

As far as skis that you are considering and what you are looking for...the two that you mention are more hard snow biased than your 70/30 initial breakdown. There are 30% skis that will be better on that 70% than that Redster or P800 will be in the 30%. I would suggest skis with a waist in the low 80mm range with still some good shape and maybe a bit of early rise. I understand you being overwhelmed with the choices but for what you want there is maybe really a dozen that will do pretty much what you want and from the shop you listed and your price restriction, I would suggest the following skis...

 

Fischer Motive 84-Smoothest most refined in feel

K2 Rictor-easiest to ski, biggest sweetspot

Dynastar Outland 80- best in the 30% because of shape and rise in the tip and tail

Rossignol Experience 83- turniest, most slalom like

 

In additon to what Phil said, I might alos reccomened the Blizzard Mag 7.6, 8.0 or 8.5 depending on how much off piste your really do.  All three of those skis are quite versatile and will be able to hold well on hard snow as well as having some softer snow versatility.

 

Good luck!

 

Rick G

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

The Speedmachine is a very good boot, whether it is the right boot for you is impossible to tell without seeing your feet and how it fits you. 

 

As far as skis that you are considering and what you are looking for...the two that you mention are more hard snow biased than your 70/30 initial breakdown. There are 30% skis that will be better on that 70% than that Redster or P800 will be in the 30%. I would suggest skis with a waist in the low 80mm range with still some good shape and maybe a bit of early rise. I understand you being overwhelmed with the choices but for what you want there is maybe really a dozen that will do pretty much what you want and from the shop you listed and your price restriction, I would suggest the following skis...

 

Fischer Motive 84-Smoothest most refined in feel

K2 Rictor-easiest to ski, biggest sweetspot

Dynastar Outland 80- best in the 30% because of shape and rise in the tip and tail

Rossignol Experience 83- turniest, most slalom like

 

So if i understand you correctly the P800 and Redster are more 90/10 piste/off-piste, and therefor there are more suitable skis for the "30%" off-piste, but still good for the "70%"?

 

Thank you very much i'll give the 4 mentioned a look.

 

How do i know if a ski has early rise? something about rocker in the tip right?, but how do i know if the ski got a little rocker in the tip?

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Originally Posted by sirius View Post

 

1) So if i understand you correctly the P800 and Redster are more 90/10 piste/off-piste, and therefor there are more suitable skis for the "30%" off-piste, but still good for the "70%"?

 

Thank you very much i'll give the 4 mentioned a look.

 

2) How do i know if a ski has early rise? something about rocker in the tip right?, but how do i know if the ski got a little rocker in the tip?

1) I am glad you got what I meant. 

 

2) all 4 do have some variation of early rise. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

One last question.. 

The K2 and Fischer seems really nice, but the fischer is only in size 168 cm, isnt that a little too short for me?. So i guess i'll go with the K2 in size 174cm?, 167 will be too short aswell? 

 

Thank you :)

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