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Hello :) I hope some of you experts can give me some buying advice. I haven’t bought a new pair of skis in a long time and figure it is time to catch up with the times.

I have been researching a pair of skis to buy as my old ones are over 5 years old now and too short and narrow for me. I am looking for an all-mountain ski (because I can only afford one pair) in the flavor of around 170-180 (probably more to the shorter end since I favor quick, precise maneuvering) and ~95 w. I prefer a traditional camber and am definitely looking to buy twin tips. I could probably be talked into or out of anything though by the right person. Any suggestions for me?

 

1.       Where in the world are you skiing?

Northern Vermont USA

 

2.       What kinds of terrain do you prefer?

Trees are my favorite place the send the day. I also ski corn/groomed often and powder (when we are lucky enough to have it) but never really exceeding 8-12 in. I also spend some time playing in moguls.

 

3.       How many days a year do you ski?

20-25

 

4.       How advanced are you as a skier?

Intermediate-advanced. I can handle most of the double blacks here in Vermont but I definitely am not the best out there and obviously trail ratings are subjective from place to place. I have been skiing for over 10 yrs.

 

5.       What's your height and weight?

5’11” ~190lbs . 21 yrs old.

 

Thanks for any help.

post #2 of 4
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Liking the looks of the Nordica El Paco. Anyone have anything to say about them? any good in the trees? being nimble is a top priority

post #3 of 4

I would put the Blizzard Bushwacker and Nordica Steadfast on your short list.  If you are hard snow biased, or just like the feel of a carvy ski, the Blizzard Magnum 8.5 is also worth a look.

 

Some good related chat going on here: http://www.epicski.com/t/115317/nordica-steadfast-vs-blizzard-bushwacker-vs-volkl-kendo


Edited by HRPufnStf - 11/26/12 at 7:47am
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If you want twin tips, I would look at the Volkl Bridge or Nordica Soul Rider.  I haven't skied either but have read good reviews on both.

 

Good luck,

 

Rick G

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