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In Italy help with buying skis

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Hi I am in Italy. I am seeing good prices on Rossingals (Sp). I Do not recal the model but they were this years touring modles made for women. Is there a big difference with touring and Alpine skis? They were 150s at £269 euro of course so that is about 300 minus a 12% tax back. I also saw Atomic e9s for £399. all with bindings.

I am a new skier who has only been successful on 130s. So I was thinking that I needed to stick with an easy ski that had me looking at womens models. ANY IDEAS? I can not find the Atomic 8.18 that was suggested to me on another thread. I will check back here tomorrow afternoon your time. Thanks in advance, tomorrow is my last day. Should I just buy this state side. Not sure what ski works for me yet. Do not want to spend a ton on demos figuring this out.
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Originally posted by Rebecca:
Hi I am in Italy. I am seeing good prices on Rossingals (Sp). I Do not recal the model but they were this years touring modles made for women. Is there a big difference with touring and Alpine skis? They were 150s at £269 euro of course so that is about 300 minus a 12% tax back. I also saw Atomic e9s for £399. all with bindings.

I am a new skier who has only been successful on 130s. So I was thinking that I needed to stick with an easy ski that had me looking at womens models. ANY IDEAS? I can not find the Atomic 8.18 that was suggested to me on another thread. I will check back here tomorrow afternoon your time. Thanks in advance, tomorrow is my last day. Should I just buy this state side. Not sure what ski works for me yet. Do not want to spend a ton on demos figuring this out.
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PS I ski mainly in Vermont and about 2 months out of winter on weekends hopefully more this year. Sorry for the dup on a very shotty server in Florence.
post #4 of 7
I think you'll be back in VT soon? buy skis there. I'll be up in VT this Saturday in the Okemo area. And every weekend from then on. PM me if I can help.
post #5 of 7
Rebecca, I have Sciare and Montebianco catalogs here with me...
With Touring do you mean Turismo?
These are the easyest skis around and they are Alpine skis.
If it is so, then go for it. They are also called Easy Carve.
If by Touring you mean what here in Italy is scialpinismo
or I read as Randonne or AT, then , it depends on where you stay most of the time, off piste or on groomers?
If you spend all your time on groomers, then to buy an AT specialized ski for it is a waste.
Granted, AT skis are generally lighter than the average, given that people needs to climb with them.
post #6 of 7
From the prices you are showing and I also saw in other posts regarding buying in Europe...the prices don't look any better (in fact slightly worse IMO) than buying last year's model online or from some of the big ski shops here in the States. I'd think you could do better here.
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Thanks everyone you all were right. I just looked up the E9's I almost bought and they are available for the same price in Dollars at home. Thanks for the quick advice. I did not have time to respond but I did wait on purchase.
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