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Alright so I am looking to buy my first set of real skis but don't really know what to get. I previously owned a set of atomic junior skis but those no longer work for me. 

 

so basically i am 18, 5'4", 140 lbs. I ski primarily in the Northeast at places like Stratton, Hunter, Bromley, Kilington, Gore, etc. I dont really have a home mountain...just go to different places for changes of scenery. 

 

I'm comfortable on blacks and can go down double blacks with control as well. i stay mainly on groomers and like to go reasonably fast. when i was at stratton i rented a pair of Volkl skis with wider tips, not sure of the measurements, and liked them. I was still able to go fast but felt the wider tips helped me while slowing up and turning on the hardpacked snow. I would be interested in getting something similar. 

 

Money isn't to big an issue....jsut let me know what you guys think. I appreciate any help as i enjoy sking but don't really kniw much about the technical/equipment aspect of it. 

 

-Thanks

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I'll assume your a women. Sorry if I'm wrong.

 

http://www.skiessentials.com/outlet/clearance-skis/2015-volkl-women-s-yumi-skis-w-marker-m-11-0-tc-eps-bindings.html

 

Or check out other skis on that site. If you tell them the sole length of your boots they can mount the bindings for you too

 

The Kenja might be a ski for you too, it would serve you for a long time as you progress.

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I'll assume your a women. Sorry if I'm wrong.

 

http://www.skiessentials.com/outlet/clearance-skis/2015-volkl-women-s-yumi-skis-w-marker-m-11-0-tc-eps-bindings.html

 

Or check out other skis on that site. If you tell them the sole length of your boots they can mount the bindings for you too

 

The Kenja might be a ski for you too, it would serve you for a long time as you progress.

 

Thanks @Max Capacity for the referral!  

 

OP, it sounds like you are a relatively aggressive skier.  Would you agree?  The Kenja has metal in its construction so is a bit stiffer, heavier, and more stable than the Yumi.  If you like skiing at high speed, you might prefer the Kenja.  Not to take anything away from the Yumi, however.  It's a great ski.

 

I'd also point you towards the Blizzard Black Pearl.  It's pretty similar to the Kenja, but maybe a touch more forgiving.  Hard to find previous year Black Pearls as it's a pretty popular ski:

 

http://www.skiessentials.com/2016-blizzard-women-s-black-pearl-skis.html

post #4 of 4

Wow, that was quick.

 

OP I have bought 3 pairs of skis from them and bindings. Great place to deal with.

 

 

One other question is going to be about your boots.  The boot is the most important part. It's hard to describe to a lower level skier how great fitting boots feel. But once at that level, one size smaller boot, fit by a great boot fitter is what you want. I have taken naps in my boots, they feel that comfortable being one size smaller.

 

The boot feels snug but not tight or pinching. If you've ever had a good sock that fits your foot, you can feel the it touching every part of your skin with no wrinkles in the material, that is how the boots should fit.

 

When you hang your feet and skis from the chair lift, you should still feel the whole bottom of your feet touching the custom foot bed.

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