Originally Posted by psalm19
My wife and I have been on groomed slopes a couple of times in Arizona, I've not ventured past the green slopes but plan on giving the blues a go next time. We are looking at possibly buying ski's, I like to go fairly fast, but not out of control. I'm 6'1, 210lbs my wife is more conservative and is 5'7, 220lbs. Based on my research the ski's recommended for me range in 165-180cm while my wife is 150-165. I realize this can be a difficult thing to answer but do the measurements seem accurate? Is there a specific binding we should be looking for?
We have a limited budget so we are looking at going used for now, do you know of a good source?
We appreciate your input!
If this is your first gear buying experience, the first thing you need to invest in - Boots.
Go to a good boot fitter and get properly fitted ski boots.
After boots, you'll find lots of great ski options
The length of skis you look for (for both of you) will depend on the type of ski you're planning on getting, and the intended purpose. And...no the way manufacturers measure skis is not consistent.
Your wife may like something in in the 160ish length in general. If you can't find something used, give a peak at the Nordica Blem sale at Start Haus. They have some good deals on some new skis at nearly used prices.
In the mean time, check out the Gear Swap area here on EpicSki