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Anyone have any experience with TechnoPro?

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I'm returning to skiing after a fifteen year break.    I'm a on-piste kind of guy and I like to carve turns on the blue and some black. 

 

These are a fully cambered ski with no tip rocker.   Ski dimensions 122-78-108 with a R-15.5 and they are supposedly made in the Elan factory.   I was going to pull the trigger on the 170 cm.

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Tecnopro-Pulse-12-Skis-Wkr-Tx-110-Bindings

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Forgot to mention.... I'm 5'7 185lbs.   

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Never heard of them but a little googling reveals they might be made by Elan and are well known in Europe.  Could be a good deal.

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Yea.... I don't think I'm going to get many first hand impressions.       I was looking for input on the dimensions, sidecut, stiffness and general suitability.   

 

I've been our of the sport for many years.   The last ski I bought was an Olin Mk V so I'm not familiar with how all these new-fangled things ski.   I've got to start somewhere though and the lower price of admission is attractive.    

 

Boots are another issue.   I went to a local boot fitter and he put me in a snug boot or two.   I've not pulled the trigger on that but I was going to buy a boot locally where I could try on more varieties.   

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You have come to the right place.  Check out the used ski section here.  You will end up with better resale value sticking with a known brand, which may or may not matter to you.  NOTHING wrong with used skis to save a buck.

 

The 'new' skis work best when you learn to put them on edge and carve.  Take a lesson or two after you get a few days under your belt and lean those new skis over, it's a blast.  

 

As far as boots go, you may have heard 'you marry your boots and date your skis'.  Boots are the most important item in your ski gear.  Be sure to get some that are properly fitted closely to your foot.Tight without being uncomfortable or causing numbness.  Sounds like your boot fitter has the right idea if he has you in a snug boot.

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You have come to the right place.  Check out the used ski section here.  You will end up with better resale value sticking with a known brand, which may or may not matter to you.  NOTHING wrong with used skis to save a buck.

 

The 'new' skis work best when you learn to put them on edge and carve.  Take a lesson or two after you get a few days under your belt and lean those new skis over, it's a blast.  

 

As far as boots go, you may have heard 'you marry your boots and date your skis'.  Boots are the most important item in your ski gear.  Be sure to get some that are properly fitted closely to your foot.Tight without being uncomfortable or causing numbness.  Sounds like your boot fitter has the right idea if he has you in a snug boot.

 

That is good advice. I'm going to spend a lot more time/money on my boots.   I figure these are a low-risk investment.   If I have to sell them on Craigslist someone will take them off my hands and I'm out less money than I would be on the big dollar investment.   Once I've skied more I'll probably move onto the second date.   

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