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post #1 of 4
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Hi,

I am new here and also new to skiing. I have started learning last year. I took a couple of classes since I am not a fan of the idea of throwing myself on the slope unprepared.
I got to the point where I don't need to break in "pizza" style anymore, but I am not totally in control of my turns. The main issue being, I lift my down ski and I do have a bit of a tendency to lean backwards.
I am from Romania and last year I have lost a lot of time with renting equipment. Can't quite tell if the renters have anything that good.
So I decided to buy boots and skis.
The boots I chose are Salomon X Pro 70.
As for skis, that's where I lost myself in all the research. I found a Black Friday offer for Atomic Affinty Storm with XTO 10 bindings. I bought them because they seemed to have features like: wood core, sidewall under foot and capped on tip and tail, a turn radius of 14.7 for a size of 151. All Atomic skis have 15% rocker, 85% camber. Not to forget that I am 5.6 and 95lbs. For that reason I thought I should choose a shorter ski.
The big problem is that everywhere they recommend these skis for intermediate to advanced skiers.
What should I do? I can return them. How would such skis affect my learning?
Thank you a lot!
Oana

Mod note: moved to separate thread in Beginner Zone
post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by BiscuitpeDunare View Post

Hi,

I am new here and also new to skiing. I have started learning last year. I took a couple of classes since I am not a fan of the idea of throwing myself on the slope unprepared.
I got to the point where I don't need to break in "pizza" style anymore, but I am not totally in control of my turns. The main issue being, I lift my down ski and I do have a bit of a tendency to lean backwards.
I am from Romania and last year I have lost a lot of time with renting equipment. Can't quite tell if the renters have anything that good.
So I decided to buy boots and skis.
The boots I chose are Salomon X Pro 70.
As for skis, that's where I lost myself in all the research. I found a Black Friday offer for Atomic Affinty Storm with XTO 10 bindings. I bought them because they seemed to have features like: wood core, sidewall under foot and capped on tip and tail, a turn radius of 14.7 for a size of 151. All Atomic skis have 15% rocker, 85% camber. Not to forget that I am 5.6 and 95lbs. For that reason I thought I should choose a shorter ski.
The big problem is that everywhere they recommend these skis for intermediate to advanced skiers.
What should I do? I can return them. How would such skis affect my learning?
Thank you a lot!
Oana

Mod note: moved to separate thread in Beginner Zone


Welcome to EpicSki!  Since you're question is quite different from the other thread you originally posted in, I moved your post to a separate thread.

 

You are pretty lightweight.  How old are you, if you do not mind me asking?  I would not worry too much about the fact that the skis are listed for intermediate skiers as making sure they are a good length.  Let's see if someone who knows skis will give you a little advice.

 

Paging @Trekchick 

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

I am 27. The website I bought them from suggested that for a 5.6 height I should choose a size around 153. For this model they only had 151 and 159. As you said I am really thin for my height so I went for the 151.

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Originally Posted by BiscuitpeDunare View Post

Hi,

I am new here and also new to skiing. I have started learning last year. I took a couple of classes since I am not a fan of the idea of throwing myself on the slope unprepared.
I got to the point where I don't need to break in "pizza" style anymore, but I am not totally in control of my turns. The main issue being, I lift my down ski and I do have a bit of a tendency to lean backwards.
I am from Romania and last year I have lost a lot of time with renting equipment. Can't quite tell if the renters have anything that good.
So I decided to buy boots and skis.
The boots I chose are Salomon X Pro 70.
As for skis, that's where I lost myself in all the research. I found a Black Friday offer for Atomic Affinty Storm with XTO 10 bindings. I bought them because they seemed to have features like: wood core, sidewall under foot and capped on tip and tail, a turn radius of 14.7 for a size of 151. All Atomic skis have 15% rocker, 85% camber. Not to forget that I am 5.6 and 95lbs. For that reason I thought I should choose a shorter ski.
The big problem is that everywhere they recommend these skis for intermediate to advanced skiers.
What should I do? I can return them. How would such skis affect my learning?
Thank you a lot!
Oana

Mod note: moved to separate thread in Beginner Zone
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Originally Posted by BiscuitpeDunare View Post
 

I am 27. The website I bought them from suggested that for a 5.6 height I should choose a size around 153. For this model they only had 151 and 159. As you said I am really thin for my height so I went for the 151.

In general, having your own gear is better.  Having skis that you can use as you improve as an intermediate is a good idea.  Many people who buy skis designed for beginners end up buying another pair after one season.

 

Have you looked at the EpicSki Articles about buying skis and boots?  Click on Articles in the menu bar to see the list.

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