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Need new east coast ski

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am

-20 yrs old

-5'10

-170 lbs

-advanced skier

 

I ski

-20-30 days a yr 100% in VT/NH/ME/MA

-very fast

-mostly black and blue groomers (but wouldn't mind a ski that could handle some crud too)

 

My problem is that I have a pair of 2007 165 Dynastar Troublemakers even though I don't ski park at all.

 

I'm not sure what I want in terms of forgiveness, stiffness, rocker, pop and all those other ski terms.  I also don't know what length I need (and yes I know it depends on the type of ski and whether or not it has "early rise").

 

I am simply a college student looking for a ski where I can put in my headphones, cruise down the mountain and really feel and enjoy each deep turn.

 

Also, I have ZERO clue where to start my binding or boot search.  I am on a pair of look bindings that came with my Troublemakers and I have no idea what my boots are (they are stored up at school).

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Evan

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Thread Starter 

bump

post #3 of 6

Start with new boots if there is any doubt of the soundness or fit of your others, at a place where you can try them on and get them properly fitted.  Then you can demo some skis to get a basic idea of what you might prefer.  Just out of the blue for a casual East Coast skier I'd recommend something mid 80s under foot for a good all around ski for mostly on trail or in the bumps.  If you venture in to the woods perhaps something more in the 90s.

 

Kastle makes great skis for the above scenarios.


Edited by crgildart - 8/5/13 at 12:16pm
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I am simply a college student looking for a ski where I can put in my headphones, cruise down the mountain and really feel and enjoy each deep turn.

 

 

 

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bump

 

evanI93, you were actually getting a lot of great responses but you couldn't hear them because your earbuds were in. biggrin.gif

post #5 of 6

How much money ya got?

 

If you're primarily a groomer zoomer looking to branch out, don't start with a powder ski.

 

Maybe something like this?  http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-2012-Ipeak-84-Pro-Skis-Whead-Pr-11-Bindings

 

Or you could call Phil at the Start Haus and see if he's got anything left from the Nordica blem sale that would work for you.  There's a whole thread on that sale here on Epic or you can just Google Start Haus in the Tahoe area.

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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post

How much money ya got?

 

If you're primarily a groomer zoomer looking to branch out, don't start with a powder ski.

 

Maybe something like this?  http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-2012-Ipeak-84-Pro-Skis-Whead-Pr-11-Bindings

 

Or you could call Phil at the Start Haus and see if he's got anything left from the Nordica blem sale that would work for you.  There's a whole thread on that sale here on Epic or you can just Google Start Haus in the Tahoe area.


i think a ski in 185 would be a little much for his stated mission especially on the east coast and going from a 165 twin- mid 170's would probably be best

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