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best twin tips, bindings qnd boots (<for the skis) for new england

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I live in massachusetts , I go to wachusett mountain, and ski sundown Hartford ct. I have rented skis since I could ski (9 years this year), I've been going since I was 4 or 5. I would love some twin tip skis that don't only work well but look cool as well, but don't have a clue what ones to get. I am 5'8.5" I would go at least 12 times this year and I DONT want to pay for all of them! I weigh 192.5. I love the thought of twin tips... yes I have ridden them. I need boots and bindings as well. Any suggestions comment or PM me
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First the easy part. Get a quality boot that fits you - your feet, lower leg, your skiing style, and your weight. Every boot company makes a good boot. What is important is that it fits.

Second easy part. Get a quality binding that can handle the use and abuse you plan on dishing out. All the major brands have something for you.

The ski. Are you looking for a park specific twin or a more all mountain twin?

Dennis
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I would like skis that are durable but all mountain that can handle jumps and rails well. I wish their was some kind of medium though.
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

First the easy part. Get a quality boot that fits you - your feet, lower leg, your skiing style, and your weight. Every boot company makes a good boot. What is important is that it fits.
Second easy part. Get a quality binding that can handle the use and abuse you plan on dishing out. All the major brands have something for you.
The ski. Are you looking for a park specific twin or a more all mountain twin?
Dennis
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Sliding rails and stuff is going to destroy your ski edges, and sharp edges go a long, long ways at a place like Wachusett (where "firm" conditions are the norm).  Also, skis that do well on icy conditions tend to be fairly stiff, and stiff skis and jumping tend not to go together very well.  Basically, there's no one ski that does everything well; everything is a tradeoff -- the better a ski is at firm conditions, the worse it is in other conditions.  Park skis are optimized for skiing park...  some do well at other things, but they won't do "as well" as a ski that was designed for doing that other task "best".

 

It sounds like you are still fairly young -- teenage years?  If you are, and if your feet are still growing at the rate most teenagers' feet grow, it's going to be difficult to get the "best" boot for you.  That is, properly fitting ski boots are tight, and if your feet are changing by the week, well, you'd outgrow ski boots quickly.  Some ski shops have various trade-in programs for the "still growing" age group, as they realize this will happen.  It can't hurt to call around to various ski shops and see what's available.

post #6 of 6
What they said: sharp edges are your friend on ice, and your enemy on rails. You'll want fully detuned edges on a soft ski for hitting rails, but you'll also want edge grip and stiffness for all mountain use and jumps. A couple suggestions I have are the Libtech park skis with magnetraction, they'll give more edge grip with a detune. Or, something like the Line Stepup...
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