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Looking for first skis please help! [14yo]

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Hello, I am looking to purchase my first pair of skis and need help. I have only skied a few times and have fallen in love with the sport. In terms of experience I can do black diamonds but often with difficulty. I am looking for equipment to last me a long time that covers a large range of activities. I know I just started but my father just built a house on a ski resort and I plan on skiing a lot. Please give me your recommendations.

I am 14, six foot one, and 160 pounds.

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Welcome to EpicSki!  I'm jealous you are going to get to ski a lot from now on.  smile.gif  Which ski resort is near the house?

 

Be good to check out the Articles about buying gear (top menu bar).

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there was a similar post on here somewhere (can't find it now) and the advice was trying out a few models thru rentals and thru demo ski days. That way you can see what styles/brands you prefer before purchasing a pair. 

 

For myself being a beginner/intermediate I went to a ski swap and bought a used pair of demo skis (Rossignol Bandits) - probably mid-level -  that ended up lasting me 10 years. They were good for me to learn on and were good for many different conditions and now that I know a little bit more, I can start researching the higher end stuff.

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