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Wondering about what skis and what boots and poles to get. I'm 5/10 185lbs I have the option to buy some 2006 rossignol carves for 40 dollars I'm not sure what to buy so I have just been looking for what kind of boots and what kind of skis and what style and size. Any help would be great full

 

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I'm from South Dakota and have only skied around here but am going to start going with some friends to like Montana, salt lake and Colorado but a majority of my time in SD

I am 23 and I have only skied for a year but I am aggressive and quick learner and idk if it makes a difference but I am athletic
Would like to spend prob around 6-700

Sioux Falls has a good shop owned by jay dodge they r very helping

I would say I'm and average skier more on the aggressive side I have only been renting skies so for size I can't tell u I do know they have been rossignol skies will prob ski a couple times a month
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And I will mostly be skiing groomed some powder mostly would like something that I could be comfortable skiing groomed and and if I get out and run into some fresh powder I'm not up a creek
 
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mod note: I've moved this thread from the ask a pro forum to the gear forum because this is a pretty standard question that our general forum members can handle pretty efficiently and usually in a more timely manner. The redirect from the ask a pro forum means the thread will be viewable in that forum for 30 days so the pros can reply if they see a need to.

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Hi - Could you tell us a bit about where you ski, what level you are, and what kinds of skis you've liked so far? More generally, 9 year old carvers probably aren't as great a bargain as they might seem. A lot has changed in ski design since then. You can find good used equipment online or at ski shops, often called demos, that would probably get you started for $100-$200. I'd invest my money in boots, actually. Lot of good skis out there, but only a few boots that will fit you. 

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Originally Posted by kloss View Post

Wondering about what skis and what boots and poles to get. I'm 5/10 185lbs I have the option to buy some 2006 rossignol carves for 40 dollars I'm not sure what to buy so I have just been looking for what kind of boots and what kind of skis and what style and size. Any help would be great full

FIRST, Welcome to Epic, glad to have you.

 

 

kloss, there are a lot of people here to help you out getting started but if you can supply the following information the answers will be better suited to you.

 

1.  Where are you from and where will you ski?

 

 2. Age roughly and how many days have you skied?

 

3. What are you interested in spending monetar

 

4. Do you live or are you close to a ski shop who has a good ski boot selection and boot knowledge.

 

5. What kind of skier are you and what size skis have you been skiing on

 

Alittle information on your goals, experience and how often you'll ski will also help.

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I'm from South Dakota and have only skied around here but am going to start going with some friends to like Montana, salt lake and Colorado but a majority of my time in SD

I am 23 and I have only skied for a year but I am aggressive and quick learner and idk if it makes a difference but I am athletic
Would like to spend prob around 6-700

Sioux Falls has a good shop owned by jay dodge they r very helping

I would say I'm and average skier more on the aggressive side I have only been renting skies so for size I can't tell u I do know they have been rossignol skies will prob ski a couple times a month
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And I would like to thank all of u this has been a huge help so far
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And I will mostly be skiing groomed some powder mostly would like something that I could be comfortable skiing groomed and and if I get out and run into some fresh powder I'm not up a creek
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A couple things.   The most important thing you can do for your comfort and skill development is to buy good boots.  Spend some time here on Epic and research (go to search bar on top of page under listing of different forums,i.e.  HOME  GEAR RESORTS FORUMS ..................................................................... and search under boots, beginner boots, skis etc. If you have a good shop let them recommend some ski's for you/onsale ones.   Boots are the most important gear item you will buy.   Don't spend a lot of money on skis because as you progress you will want a better pair or a pair more fitted to how or where you ski.

 

There is a ton of info. here on epic just do the searching and you will find all types of info.   For example goto GEAR and scroll down and you will find all kinds of info. on buying skis.

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