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New skis this year for instructor on beginning slopes

post #1 of 8
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Hi all!

I am in the market for a new ski that will allow me to ski the beginner slopes and the greens as well as the remainder of the mountain when I can get a run or two.  I am looking for skis that will primarily be used for mid-atlantic groomers. My current skis that I use for instruction are the Volkl Fuegos which I love, however they are pretty beat up and I have had them for 5 1/2 years.  

 

In the 2015 Ski buyer guide I have seen 2 that have peaked my interest: Rossingnol Temptation 84 (80 would also do) and Head Super Joy. I might be slightly leaning more towards the Super Joy, but I would love to hear some input.  I don't know if I will have the opportunity to demo these models. On a side, it would be fun to take the skis occasionally through the NASTAR course.  I am not looking for these as my all-mountain East Coast West Coast ski, nor do I need it for powder.

 

 

Thanks!!

post #2 of 8
I love my Kastle lx82s. They are light, easy to turn and work for teaching and skiing.
post #3 of 8
Height? weight? Any training for exams in your near future? General ability level?
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Originally Posted by Pandita View Post
 

Hi all!

I am in the market for a new ski that will allow me to ski the beginner slopes and the greens as well as the remainder of the mountain when I can get a run or two.  I am looking for skis that will primarily be used for mid-atlantic groomers. My current skis that I use for instruction are the Volkl Fuegos which I love, however they are pretty beat up and I have had them for 5 1/2 years.  

 

In the 2015 Ski buyer guide I have seen 2 that have peaked my interest: Rossingnol Temptation 84 (80 would also do) and Head Super Joy. I might be slightly leaning more towards the Super Joy, but I would love to hear some input.  I don't know if I will have the opportunity to demo these models. On a side, it would be fun to take the skis occasionally through the NASTAR course.  I am not looking for these as my all-mountain East Coast West Coast ski, nor do I need it for powder.

 

 

Thanks!!


Hi Pandita.  Great to see you here.  Its been a while. 

 

The Head Super Joy will be my choice for instruction because it will be fun to ski when you're not teaching and it has a very nice shape for demonstrating teaching movements.  

The Temptation is fun but may not be as easy to demonstrate for an exam. 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks Trekchick!

 

It is good to be back on forum.  That was my hunch about the Head Super Joy.  I might try the teaching exam for level 2 this year, but not until towards the end of the season. 

 

What I liked about the Super Joy stats was the turning radius and it seemed to sound similar to the Fuegos.

For length, I will probably stay 153

 

I am 5'2 and 160.   In addition to teaching, I would want to take them all over the mountain, in the Nastar course, etc.  I will likely use these primarily at 7 springs

post #6 of 8

From a guy, so take it with a grain of salt, but you could easily ski a Head Rev85 pro or Rossi E/Temptation 88. These are a couple of very common skis on the exam circuit. And it sounds like the S.J. already has your attention. :)  

post #7 of 8

Anything from K2. Honestly, I've found their designs to be exceedingly friendly.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

The S.J did have my attention, but I also want to hear of other skis as well. 

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