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2012 Rossignol Sickle 174 for Intermediate skier - advice??

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Hi Guys,

 

I'm need to buy a pair of all-mountain skis with a bias for utah powder. I am a boarder by trade, but have decided to have a crack at skiing. I am a very fast learner, and have picked up skiing reasonably quickly, so I would say I'm roughly at an intermediate level. I'm going to Breck for 2 weeks in Feb and then to Snowbird for another 2 weeks, so I will be doing A LOT of skiing, all mountain at Breck, and Heli skiing in the Wasatch. The skis I'm looking at is the Rossignol 2012 Sickle. Given that I'm an intermediate, will I find them too difficult to begin with? I'm happy for a bit of a learning curve, and as I haven't done much skiing before, I'm going to get used to whatever I buy. So I'm looking for a ski that will handle groomers (comfortably, I'm not a speed skier/aggressive at this stage) and super deep Utah pow.

 

I'm 5'9'', 155 pounds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

Best,

 

Dave

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Welcome to EpicSki!  I see from your other thread that you plan on buying boots too.  Check out the articles about buying equipment.

http://www.epicski.com/atype/9/First_Run

 

There is no ski that is designed for groomers and deep Utah powder.  Since I only get a trip or two out west each season and ski locally on little hills that only have groomers, I bought all-mountain mid-fat skis.  They have a wide shovel so are fine for 6-10 inches.  If I'm lucky enough to catch a powder dump on a trip, I rent powder skis. 

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Since you are doing so much skiing, I would look into 2 pairs. One for powder and another versatile frontsider. Since you are still learning, I would recommend you get something that will allow you to learn and not over your head. Why not get something in mid 80' to about 90 for your frontside groomers?  Lots to choose from and since you are at Breck, demo and then find some used or leftovers. The sickle will be a fine powder ski for you if that's a ski you have found used for a great price. There are still some bargains out there but they are going quick. 

 

Some of the sponsors here like Dawgcatching and Start Haus have some great deals still around. 

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