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Purchasing first set of skis

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Hi all,

I am looking to purchase my first set of skis in the next 12 months and am a little confused by all the different options. I have been skiing for about 17 years, but only get about a week skiing a year (skiing as much as work allows). I have my own boots, got them fitted and have custom foot beds, really happy with these and would now love to have my own skis. I am 24yrs, about 5'8" and 145lb, spend about 90% of time on groomers. I would consider myself a level six skier according to these descriptions http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale.

Any suggestions or considerations would be much appreciated. Also is it best to purchase skis and bindings as a package?

post #2 of 4

Salomon Enduro xt 850        or a dozen other skis. :) 

post #3 of 4

Welcome to EpicSki.  Where you normally ski is an important bit of information that has a lot of bearing on what skis might work for you.  Also tell us what kind of skiing you plan to do.  You may ski groomed runs 90% now but maybe your goal is to ski 50% off-piste in a year, or something similar.

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Ill be mostly skiing in Australia. Probably will be sticking to 90% groomed. Would love to try some off piste, but it's not really an option in the Victorian ski resorts.
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