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Buying skis for the first time

post #1 of 3
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Hey guys, I'm looking to buy skis this year and I'm not sure where to look or what to get

 

I mostly ski in the northeast area (New York and Vermont)

I prefer to ski on powder, in tees, groomed trails, whatever. I'll do the park, but I'm not big on it.

I try to ski as often as I can and I've been doing it for about 14 years, so I considered myself pretty advanced.

 

I'm 5'5" and weigh around 130. I'll probably weigh about 150 by next season (I've lost a lot of weight due to muscular injuries and hopefully will be lifting again soon).

 

Thanks for your help!

post #2 of 3

You are asking for a bit of 'everything'... you will get much better advice if you can narrow down your criteria to what is most important to you it will help you in the long run.

 

For example:

Northeast groomers and powder skiing require opposite qualities in a ski.

Skiing some park requires at least a faux-twintip.

What makes a ski good in eastcoast trees will make it somewhat less fun on groomers.

 

So far what you have described would be best served by a ski like the Rossignol Scimitar, Head Oblivion or maybe an Armada TST. A 90-ish underfoot twintip with a little early rise.

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Thread Starter 

Hmmm ok thank you for the advice.

 

I suppose the majority of the runs would be on groomed trails; I just like to go through the woods if the conditions permit and I would probably only go through powder on the side of the trail or after a big storm. I would personally like a pair of twin tips as well. I'd like the skis to have a bizarre design like LINEs or Lib Techs, but obviously that's last on my list of priorities.

 

Would those suggested skis still be the best fit? 
 

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