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Intermediate Skier - East Coast - Blizzard Magnum 7.3(174) vs Voli RTM 8.0(165)

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Hi

 I am a new poster but I have read a lot of the posts. Thank you for all the great info. I am looking to buy my 1st skis for skiing in the East Coast (I live near Boston MA).

 

I mostly ski Wachusett Mtn and New Hampshire. I have snowboarded for 14 yrs (a lot out west and East Coast - Advanced) and started skiing last year.

I am a level 5 intermediate skier - comfortable with all cruisers (ski parallel - no wedge). I will mostly be only skiing groomed trails for the next couple of years since I ski with my son. I have good boots that I got at Strands, Worcester (Dabello Blaze) - they fit well and don't pinch anywhere as long as I spend time get my feet adjusted when wearing them. I currently ski on  2008 Nordica Gransport 12 with XBS binding (168 cm), that I got from a friend. They are comfortable and ski ok with some chatter.

 

edited: I forgot to mention that I am 6ft and weight 190lbs.

 

I see a sale for the following skis and I am thinking about buying one of these: Any recommendations or reviews would help.

 

1. 2015 Volkl RTM 8.0 Skis w/ Marker 11.0 TC Bindings - 165

2. 2014 Blizzard Magnum 7.3 IQ w/ IQ 10 Bindings - 174

 

Thanks you for your time.

-h


Edited by lswswein - 2/25/16 at 7:20am
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Of those two, if the 7.3 IQ is cheaper go with that.

 

I will say you'll want to make sure the ski is torsionally stiff so it will hold on firm snow.

 

Grab the ski just below the tip and just ahead of the binding mount, now try and twist the tip. You want very little twisting of the ski.

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Thread Starter 

Thank you. I am buying the magnums.

 

-h

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