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Volkl AX3's 724 177 cm OR Salomon Crossmax 09's 185 cm

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These are my options for the skis i have narrowed my search down to. I am 5 ft 9-10 in or 170 cm approx and buying my first set of skis. I have skied every year for at least 5 years on rentals (so much money wasted) and have become an advanced skiier, live on east coast ( new york), read lots of reviews on salomon/crossmax and people say they are shit but they look nice (buying online), short and to the point answers thanks everyone :)

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The time machine is working again? :eek 

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Hey i cant afford 2015 2014 new skis im limiting myself to ebay skis that people are getting rid of unless you know of some for under 100 dollars, 150 max if they are really good your funny tho
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You're not really doing yourself a favor by buying either one. Both of them are too long for you. The Crossmax is pretty easy to ski, but a 185 is too long. The Volkl is a pretty demanding ski if I remember right, so the shorter length may actually feel longer. Better off to keep looking. Buy something in the 170 length, you'll be a lot better off in the long run. A ski that makes skiing harder is no bargain, no matter how cheap it is.

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The most important issue is what have you done about boots?  If you haven't been to a knowledgeable and experienced boot fitter, as opposed to some schlock who works in a store that sells sporting goods, and purchased boots that fit your feet instead of someone else's , feet, there really isn't much point in buying skis.  Boots first, skis later.

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OP, go to sierra trading post and see what they have... maybe even Evo's close outs. You can get something more modern for pennies on the dollar. 

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Thanks guys, i have bought volkl vertigo motion length skis at 177cm as they seem to do everything i need them to do, i think i will visit a ski shop to try on boot sizes and then go from there.

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