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Rossignol Attraxion and Unique recs

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I am new to skiing after years of snowboarding. I did a seasonal rental and was given Rossignol attraxion skis, and after reading more about them, I think they are good for me. I am 37, relatively fit, but not at all interested in ever skiing super fast, super steep...I was never like that in all my years of snowboarding either. I just like to meander along long greens or easy blues.

 

So here are my questions:

 

I do kind of agree that total beginner skis are actually harder to learn on than one or two steps up. I have been told that the attraxion was replaced with the Unique, that they are essentially the same. Is this true? Because I have found some 2013 attraxions for sale online, and they are about $100 cheaper. So if they are totally identical, it seems like a good choice.

 

In the US, there are Unique, Unique 6, 8 and 10. Overseas there is also a 2, 2s, 4, 4s. When I read the info, it actually seems like the 2 and 2s are the same. What does the S stand for? Likewise with the 4 and the 4s.

 

And actually, the 2, 2s, 4 or 4s all seem like a slight step up from the Unique and Attraxion base, and I am considering buying some from overseas. Is there a reason I shouldnt? Is there a similar ski available in the US to these? Why arent they available in the US?

 

Thanks so much!

Amanda

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I am new to skiing after years of snowboarding. I did a seasonal rental and was given Rossignol attraxion skis, and after reading more about them, I think they are good for me. I am 37, relatively fit, but not at all interested in ever skiing super fast, super steep...I was never like that in all my years of snowboarding either. I just like to meander along long greens or easy blues.

 

So here are my questions:

 

I do kind of agree that total beginner skis are actually harder to learn on than one or two steps up. I have been told that the attraxion was replaced with the Unique, that they are essentially the same. Is this true? Because I have found some 2013 attraxions for sale online, and they are about $100 cheaper. So if they are totally identical, it seems like a good choice.

 

In the US, there are Unique, Unique 6, 8 and 10. Overseas there is also a 2, 2s, 4, 4s. When I read the info, it actually seems like the 2 and 2s are the same. What does the S stand for? Likewise with the 4 and the 4s.

 

And actually, the 2, 2s, 4 or 4s all seem like a slight step up from the Unique and Attraxion base, and I am considering buying some from overseas. Is there a reason I shouldnt? Is there a similar ski available in the US to these? Why arent they available in the US?

 

Thanks so much!

Amanda

Welcome to EpicSki!  I have the Attraxion 8 from a few years ago.  Like them a lot.  As a beginner, there is little reason for you to pay extra for the latest model.

 

Have you found the EpicSki articles about buying gear (under Articles on the menu bar next to Unofficial Guides.

 

Paging @Trekchick for more advice.  She knows a lot more about skis than I do.

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