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Help me choose some new skis [in Canada, first ski purchase]

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Hello there, been a long time skiier since i was young and looking to purchase some new skis as i have been running on rentals for the past couple years. Id say im an intermediate/advanced skiier and looking for a jack of all trades type of ski, though I am mostly on groomed trails. The local sport check in canada has some great end of year sales, but Im torn at what to look at, Im 5"10 in height and usually hover around the 175-190 mark.

 

In terms of the type of skiing I definitely prefer going on the faster carving side.  Ive heard ideal length for someone like me would be between nose and head length?

 

Currently the best deals ive noticed are for these brands

 

salomon enduro rs 800ti

volkl rtm 75 IS

Atomic nomad Ti 14/15

K2 rictor 82 xti 14/15

atomic nomad blackeye ti

 

Any advice on these would be great. Thank you!

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Hello there, been a long time skiier since i was young and looking to purchase some new skis as i have been running on rentals for the past couple years. Id say im an intermediate/advanced skiier and looking for a jack of all trades type of ski, though I am mostly on groomed trails. The local sport check in canada has some great end of year sales, but Im torn at what to look at, Im 5"10 in height and usually hover around the 175-190 mark.

 

In terms of the type of skiing I definitely prefer going on the faster carving side.  Ive heard ideal length for someone like me would be between nose and head length?

 

Currently the best deals ive noticed are for these brands

 

salomon enduro rs 800ti

volkl rtm 75 IS

Atomic nomad Ti 14/15

K2 rictor 82 xti 14/15

atomic nomad blackeye ti

 

Any advice on these would be great. Thank you!


Welcome to EpicSki!  The usual question when someone has been renting gear is what about boots?  There are always skis at sale prices at the end of the season.  But if you don't have properly fitted boots, then that should be the priority purchase.

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Oh and 'properly fitted' is quite unlikely to happen at a box store like SportChek.

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Canada is a big place.  Where are you located?

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