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Beginner skis good for practice mogul with?

post #1 of 10
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I'm beginning to get more serious about moguls and wants to practice. But fall is inevitable and I've banged my ski edges pretty bad when they hit each each other. I'm thinking about picking up a pair of cheap skis to practice with so I don't have to worry about edge damage or otherwise. So far it'll be either a Head icon tt10 from level 9, or something else from local ski swap.

Would this be a good idea, or would I be better off using skis I already have (Head rev80 pro 177 and icon tt80 176)?
post #2 of 10

Your Rev 80's should work really nicely on bumps. If you're super worried, it's same cost to rent a pair of skis and take a couple of lessons than to buy some cheapos that you'll outgrow in a month. 

post #3 of 10

Some skis are too stiff to be ideal for bumps (e.g. my SGs), but beginner skis are too soft.  Don't do it.

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Well I don't know your speck but from the bunch of skis I have for sale, I could suggest you a few that will also be nice on the rest of the mountain:

 

I have a pair of Steadfast (177) from which I removed the bindings or my Outland87 (178) that I could sell you for cheap

Also have a pair of speed cross (177) and rtm81 in 176...

 

I wouldn't go for beginner skis either because you will get bored on the rest of the mountain...

post #5 of 10

What is the objective here? To just ski moguls and enjoy them or do you want to ski more aggressive zipper line world cup style? If it is the latter, skinny and less sidecut if your friend...skis a la the Hart F17 and the K2 244, if it is the former, stick with the skis you got and invest what you were going to invest in skis...in lessons. Either way, lessons will be the best investment. 

post #6 of 10
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Thanks, so looks like I won't go that route. I did use my rev 80 in moguls and they do well (as well I can ski anyway), but I've already lost a couple of cm of edge when I fell and the edges banged into each other, don't want to lose more which is why I was looking for cheap beater skis.
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What is the objective here? To just ski moguls and enjoy them or do you want to ski more aggressive zipper line world cup style?

Just to improve all around, so I guess both.
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Well I don't know your speck but from the bunch of skis I have for sale, I could suggest you a few that will also be nice on the rest of the mountain:

I have a pair of Steadfast (177) from which I removed the bindings or my Outland87 (178) that I could sell you for cheap
Also have a pair of speed cross (177) and rtm81 in 176...

I wouldn't go for beginner skis either because you will get bored on the rest of the mountain...

Man oh man if you were selling them a year earlier I'd jumped on a few you have including that RTM81, but I had to buy new ones last season after a boarder destroyed my old ski so no money for them now. Which is why I was looking at beginner skis since I can get them for less than $150.
Edited by jzmtl - 5/14/14 at 1:38am
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Thanks, so looks like I won't go that route. I did use my rev 80 in moguls and they do well (as well I can ski anyway), but I've already lost a couple of cm of edge when I fell and the edges banged into each other, don't want to lose more which is why I was looking for cheap beater skis.
Just to improve all around, so I guess both.
Man oh man if you were selling them a year earlier I'd jumped on a few you have including that RTM81, but I had to buy new ones last season after a boarder destroyed my old ski so no money for them now. Which is why I was looking at beginner skis since I can get them for less than $150.

 

Ouch! Skis don't seem to last to long with you... you should keep in touch...;)

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Ouch! Skis don't seem to last to long with you... you should keep in touch...wink.gif

Nothing I could've done when little punk jibber jump out of tree without looking and lands on my binding, 30 ft after I got off the lift. mad.gif

How much are you looking for on those, in case I have some extra cash and get the itch. biggrin.gif
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Nothing I could've done when little punk jibber jump out of tree without looking and lands on my binding, 30 ft after I got off the lift. mad.gif

How much are you looking for on those, in case I have some extra cash and get the itch. biggrin.gif

Depends which ones...the steadfast could be 220$cdn...and I guess there would be no shipping fees since we could meet...

outlands: 325$cdn

speed cross and rtm81 about 415$...

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Cool, I'll keep it in mind.
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