Originally Posted by Crystal Mtn
What would you recommend for buying rock skis?
(Not looking for particular brands, but general information, like "get the same length" or "find a cheap pair at Goodwill" or other general information. I'll be buying used so won't be able to be brand/model specific.)
My CL trolling got a bite on these if anyone in CO needs some rock skis (@Jason Robertson?):
I have a dozen days on my AC30 rock skis I got for a little less than that on CL. Couldn't be happier, and here's why...
General advice for rock skis:
- Pick something you skied and loved in the past. FInd them really cheap on CL. It might take a while, but the deals show up eventually. Jump on them quickly! Look through the summer too.
- Go skinny: Groomers and bumps are where the fun usually is early season when you need rock skis . A skinny ski does better in those conditions.
- Go short: Likewise, a shorter ski does better on groomers and bumps too. Big mountains are much smaller early season, and a shorter ski makes a smaller mountain more fun.