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Ideal ski for teaching at the level 1 & 2 levels.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My current skis are Solomon BBR 8.9, which is a slightly unconventional ski and a bit better suited to off piste and powder... perhaps not the best for teaching at the level 1 or 2?
 
For teaching at a level 1 & 2... what do you think would be more suitable for both the short and long-term? 
 
 
 
Thanks!
 
 
post #2 of 6

Greetings.   You are in Canada, yeh?    Which resort will you be teaching at?

post #3 of 6
'Where' is important. When you say 'level one and two', are you talking about beginning skiers, or CSIA cert levels? Of it's the latter and you're in western Canada, the E88 is a nice choice. Long term, for CSIA certification (L3/4), it seems a more technical ski is preferred for testing, though an e88 makes a very nice teaching ski for a broad range of clientele.
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I am a level 1 CSIA; hoping to finish my level 2 this season.  I will be teaching at Whitewater ski resort in BC... I'd mostly just be riding my BBR's for personal skiing time, so the ski I'd like to get is more specific for teaching and piste.

 

The 88's look like a more fun and versatile ski, though they are $100 more expensive and there may be a bit of overlap with my BBR's, which are 89 underfoot and better suited for off piste, powder and trees.

post #5 of 6
I'd suggest the 84. With your level one you're going to be teaching a lot of beginners. Plus, it's a decent carver for your level 2 exams.

It's also somewhat similar to the skis the majority of your students will be on. Which inspires confidence by your students if you're not in some super high end fancy "expert" ski. wink.gif
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Thanks, I'll likely pick the 84's... seem slightly more practical for my level of teaching and plus I already have the BBR 8.9 for my off-pise powder days; probably not much sense in having 2 skis with the same width under foot, despite the BBR being quite different... plus I'd be saving $100 bucks... and the color will match my new Rossingol Alltrack Pro 100's

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