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After a 10+ year break from skiing I have a question [skis for Mammoth]

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I used to ski for 8 years as a kid (2nd-9thth grade) but haven't gone skiing for 10+ years. I want to get back into it and came across a really good deal on some freestyle skis. I was wondering as a returning skier would freestyle skis be ok?

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Skiing is like riding a bike.  If you could do it well 10 years ago you will be fine on just about any safe equipment.  However, I can promise you that after your first time out on whatever skis you end up with it will occur to you that gear and gear performance has changed so much that you will feel compelled to get more than one pair of skis for different conditions.

 

That said, the general advice here is start with boots, get your boots set up well then demo some skis to figure out which type works best for your skiing preferences.  I did like you and just grabbed a very affordable pair of "decent" new old stock skis to get out the first time after a long lay off.  I ended up only skiing those boards that one time.  I'm much happier now that my feet are tight and I have found several good ski gear deals that better suit my taste since then. 

 

Welcome back and have a blast regardless of what you ride on..

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I used to ski for 8 years as a kid (2nd-9thth grade) but haven't gone skiing for 10+ years. I want to get back into it and came across a really good deal on some freestyle skis. I was wondering as a returning skier would freestyle skis be ok?

 

Welcome back to the snowy slopes!  Where did you ski back then?  Where are you likely to ski this season?  I learned to ski in middle school, then didn't get back on the slopes until 10 years later.  Rented to start with and found that I remembered more than enough to have a very good time.

 
If you haven't already found them, there are good EpicSki articles about buying gear.  Click on Articles in the menu bar.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies so far.  I used to ski at Lake Tahoe and this season I will be going to Mammoth.

 

Also, for the most part I wont be using the skis for the park

post #5 of 7

get nice boots that fit well and don't hurt your feet so it's fun : ).

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Footloose sports will let you demo boots. Call Corty Lawrence before you go and make appointment. He is very knowledgeable. He can also give you good advice on skis.
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Footloose sports is in Mammoth. You can check them out on internet.
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