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post #31 of 36
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The S3 seems great, but I think I would like something with a bit more stability at speed, even if it means sacrificing a bit of playfulness.

I'm going to the ski swap tomorrow, and I've been told to show up at the start as the good deals go fast. Any strategies? This is my first time, and I'm not too ski-tech savy, especially not just by looking at the skis. 

post #32 of 36
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Thanks for the input everyone. After waiting in line over an hour to get into the Swap, I ended up buying the 2013 Salomon Shogun skis with bindings. I paid a lot more than I planned to, but I'm really happy with the skis. I'll feel much better once my old skis and ping pong table sell and I recoup my money!

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Thanks for the input everyone. After waiting in line over an hour to get into the Swap, I ended up buying the 2013 Salomon Shogun skis with bindings. I paid a lot more than I planned to, but I'm really happy with the skis. I'll feel much better once my old skis and ping pong table sell and I recoup my money!


A really nice ski imo and great for soft snow and a bit more of a powder ski and slightly wider than the Rossi S3. Were they new, and how much did you pay?

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A really nice ski imo and great for soft snow and a bit more of a powder ski and slightly wider than the Rossi S3. Were they new, and how much did you pay?

They were new, I paid $525 for them with bindings. Way too much I know. Oh well though, nothing I can do about it now. I've heard good things about the shoguns, especially that they are surprisingly versatile on hard snow and groomers, which is a plus. I've also read that they are stable at speed and will be able to handle chop and crud well. My biggest concern is that they will be agile enough to handle trees and the big spring bumps. Going from a 162cm 70mm width racing ski to these 182cm 100mm will probably be a big adjustment for me. I've only ever skied rentals and my old skis!
post #35 of 36

Yes, it will be an adjustment.  On hard snow.

post #36 of 36

If you're a good skier it will take no time at all to adjust. 

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