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Which ski would be most suitable for a returning skiier?

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Hi all, I have not been on skis since 2006 having spent the last 10 on a board. Now looking at doing a bit of skiing with a school group I'm taking to Austria. Thing is I have no idea about todays tech. I used to have a pair of Fischer RC4 supercarves at 183cms back in 2006 but I appreciate time moves on. To be honest I'm not looking to spend a fortune, just need something for on piste cruising but with the option to enjoy a stable ride at some decent speeds. Back in the day I was comfortable carving black runs and enjoyed getting a bit of speed up. They will be for mostly on piste with I know it looks like one of those " what skis should I buy" threads but I would really appreciate some thoughts on this. I'm 6f1 and about 16 stone... Any advice very gratefully received, thanks in advance.

 

PS I have a pair of Nordica boots from 2003 that were heat moulded at the time, tried them on for a little trundle at the dry slope, still feel comfortable. I'm thinking that boot technology has moved on a long way as well. Are new ones necessary or will I get away with a comfy classic?

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I still ski on a pair of 2006 vintage ski pretty regularly but they only have about 50-60 days on them.  As for gear more than 10 years old, whether or not they are skiable mostly depends on how they were stored.  I'd hesitate to use gear that spent 10 years on a hot/cold attic, shed, or garage all that time.  If the gear was stored in a climate controlled indoor environment the boots are probably fine.  But, that shouldn't stop you from shopping anyway.  Plastic and foam do weird things over time so they may fail anyway.  If a close inspection, and binding checks are fine I'd ski them but bring enough funds to rent gear at the resort if something fails under duress of skiing.

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Thanks, yes I have had the boots indoors all this time so I'm hoping that they will be find...if not its an excuse to buy some gear.Sadly I sold my old Fischers a while ago, wish I hadn't though loved them. If I could find a pair off 99/00 RC4s that were still serviceable I'd probably still use them  

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