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Ski rentals...Premium level or Demo level for advanced bieginner? (also need advice on rental laces in Tride)

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several questions.  I own skis but rather than pay $50+ and worry about whether or not they will fit in the rental care, get lost, etc....I decided to rent.  my skis are nothing speical anyhow (k2 amp force).

 

1.)Should an advanced beginner go for the premium or demo level?  I want something that turns easy....i guess that would require serious rocker.  That's all I really care about, because i feel like I could tackle tougher terrain with an increased ease of turning.  I have no real need for speed, just want to get in practice and maybe take on sime runs that will be a little steep for me so turning and control are the biggest things.  Are the demos going to be too rigid?  I'm thnking there may be some fat rockered demo skis that might not necessairly be associated with someone of my ability level but would work great for what I am describing.

 

2.)We're staying at mountain lodge and there is a christy's in house.  However, ive also seen really good reiviews on ski butlers and know there are other options as well.  Is christy's solid?  do they allow for changing out skis and trying different ones?  Dont all rental places do that?

 

As always thanks for the info errybody!

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I failed to mention we are going to telluride, so I'd like some advice on the rental places there.  

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I presume you are bringing your own boots on the plane.

 

The fun of renting on mountain is that it's easy to switch out skis during the day.  Any good rental shop should be able to recommend skis good for your ability level and the conditions of the day.  As an intermediate, you do not need a "serious rocker" for a ski to be easy to turn.  But definitely worth trying some fatties out to see what everyone is talking about.

 

Premium rentals are usually fine for just having a fun day on the slopes, especially if mostly on groomers.  Demo rentals are good when you are interested in finding your next ski, or want to learn which brands seem to suit your skiing interests.

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Originally Posted by marznc View Post

I presume you are bringing your own boots on the plane.

 

The fun of renting on mountain is that it's easy to switch out skis during the day.  Any good rental shop should be able to recommend skis good for your ability level and the conditions of the day.  As an intermediate, you do not need a "serious rocker" for a ski to be easy to turn.  But definitely worth trying some fatties out to see what everyone is talking about.

 

Premium rentals are usually fine for just having a fun day on the slopes, especially if mostly on groomers.  Demo rentals are good when you are interested in finding your next ski, or want to learn which brands seem to suit your skiing interests.

Yep, bringing my own boots....just dont want to mess around with bringing my ski....esp. when these places out west have good equipment for rent.

 

I'm probably going to go with the premiums...but it would be nice to check out some really nice ones.

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On my trip last week I did a bit of both plus two days on my old skis (really old). One day on demo at Heavenly (Volkl Kendo) and one day on Northstar's rental shop premium rental. I'm going to start another post with my questions, but to give my perspective on yours, I could really tell a difference between all three.

 

In the conditions, hardpack with a bit of soft stuff in the trees, the Kendo's were certainly the most fun. Turned easy for me, but I put myself on the edge between advanced intermediate and expert, just have not skied much lately. The demos were cheaper than the premium rental, but that was a function of competition at the Heavenly gondola vs. not really knowing my way around Northstar. 

 

The premium rentals were better than my old skis, with the shorter turning radius I am after, and were fun for the day (like marznc suggested), but since I am planning to buy, I wish I had demoed something else that I am considering for purchase. 

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