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What to buy [first time shopping for gear, intermediate, moving to Denver]

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Hey guys,

 

I'm pretty new to skiing in terms of buying gear. I ski 6-10 days a year currently but usually just rent gear. I'm about to move to Denver so days skied will increase dramatically. I ski park and pipe the most but love heading up to the bowls or taking a bump run to mix things up. I'm 6'1" 220lbs and a solid intermediate skier. I've looked at the Salomon Rockr2 108 and the Threat and also several pair of Armada skis. Any suggestions on what I should buy as a solid all-purpose ski would be awesome!

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Hey guys,

 

I'm pretty new to skiing in terms of buying gear. I ski 6-10 days a year currently but usually just rent gear. I'm about to move to Denver so days skied will increase dramatically. I ski park and pipe the most but love heading up to the bowls or taking a bump run to mix things up. I'm 6'1" 220lbs and a solid intermediate skier. I've looked at the Salomon Rockr2 108 and the Threat and also several pair of Armada skis. Any suggestions on what I should buy as a solid all-purpose ski would be awesome!

Welcome to EpicSki!  Where have you been skiing so far?  Have you thought about buying boots too?

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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where have you been skiing so far?  Have you thought about buying boots too?
Breck, Copper Mtn., vail, Snowmass, Big Sky, Mammoth Mtn. And yeah I'd need everything: skis, boots, etc etc
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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where have you been skiing so far?  Have you thought about buying boots too?
Breck, Copper Mtn., vail, Snowmass, Big Sky, Mammoth Mtn. And yeah I'd need everything: skis, boots, etc etc

I suggest you find the EpicSki articles about buying gear (under Articles in menu bar).  Also there are links to info about buying boots at the top of the Ask The Boot Guys section.

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Actually the right sequence of buying gear is boots first from a competent and experienced boot fitter, then demo some skis to see what you like.  At the top of this page, actually every page here, there is a blue ribbon across the screen with words in it, one of which is "Articles."  Click on that and read the article about why boots are the most important part of your ski gear package.  Boots are not something you buy online.  A couple of people on here have done that recently, after being told not to do it, and then came back whimpering about the boots not fitting.

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Many choices for you of excellent boot fitters. Do that first, the rest is a far second in terms of importance.
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