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beginner need help: should I bought this Nordica Dobermann GSJ Plate

post #1 of 4
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Hello, I am a beginner for skiing. and I like it. Just tried 3 times. the first time is in Lake Louise( Banff), the last two is in COP(Canada Olympic Park, Calgary).

 

And, I am a men, 170CM, 60KG, 20 years old.

 

Now, there is a guy selling his old skis: Nordica Dobermann GSJ Plate, 161CM. this is a 2006/2007 Advanced Race skis for Junior, right?  I got these information from http://www.sportsgearguide.com/scripts2006/productVmoreinfo.asp?Product=Ski&ID=537&Value=Nordica

 

the price is 66. he says he used it maybe just 3 or 4 times.

 

so, should I buy?

 

and he also have a Skis boots, brand Lange, size 8, price is 80.

 

I usually just need a sieze 7 shoes. but, I think size 8 skis boots must also work.

 

but, I think the price is too expensive for me.

 

(sorry, I am learning English, so, there maybe have some errors, forgive me)

 

 

post #2 of 4

Unless the junior is signifcantly softer then the regular doberman it will be way too stiff for you and not fun to ride. That aside it's a straight up race ski and unless you never plan on doing anything but perfecting your arcs on groomers you will be much happier with a different ski.

 

The boots are much too big don't bother with them at all.

post #3 of 4

In my opinion, neither the skis nor the boots would be appropriate. Race skis, even those marketed for juniors, are not going to be good skis for a beginner to learn on. Ski boots should be very snug on your feet, buying boots a size too big is not recommended unless you have tried them on and confirmed that they fit. As the ski season starts to wind down, now would be a good time to go to shops to get properly fitted for boots and to look for deals on beginner to intermediate level skis/boots. 

 

Also, I think an option that is not used as often as it should is the season lease of ski gear.  Beginners buying their first set of gear often fall into one of two traps: they buy beginner level gear that they out grow in ability in one season or they buy advanced gear thinking they will "grow into it" and instead have the gear hold them back because it is too demanding/difficult for a beginner to control.  By leasing gear for a season, you don't have to deal with rentals each time you ski, and assuming you go more than a few times, it will be cheaper than renting (and unless you bought all used hand-me-down gear) cheaper than buying.  You also get skis/boots that suit you at your current level, and at the end of the season you won't feel guilty about investing in gear that will serve you once you have progressed beyond the novice stages. 

 

Good luck and welcome to skiing and epicski. 

post #4 of 4

Are you pulling our leg?

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