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So I've been skiing for a very long time now and am 14. I race GS for my local ski team and currently have Völkl racing skis. I've been doing this for a few years now and I've decided to add a new element into my skiing which is tricks. My currently skis are difficult because they're obviously not made for tricks so I want to find the best trick ski and boot binding for the cheapest price. I'm currently saving up to buy trick but I'm not sure I'll have enough money to buy an expensive pair and bindings. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated! My budget is in between $50-$275 for the skis. Then 100-250 for the bindings.

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Hi K. - my oldest kid is a couple years younger than you and in a similar situation - though at 12 it's harder for him to earn enough to pay for skis.

Since I'm always on the lookout for both spring bargains on gear and future birthday presents (don't spill the beans😎), here's what I did a couple weeks ago:
1 - evo.com had some look px team bindings (3-10 din) for around $80 and at the time had a 20% off sale so around 65 bones - http://www.evo.com/outlet/alpine-ski-bindings/look-px-team-80mm-brakes-youth.aspx#image=58971.Image.1.jpg&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&utm_campaign=58971

2 - skiessentials.com also had some screaming deals on park skis flat (without bindings) so I picked up some k2 twin tips for approx 140 bucks - they are what's called new old stock, meaning they are new but from a season or more ago - hence cheap - and they still ski like new😆.

Now, I mount my own skis so that's my total cost but even if you have to pay a shop to mount them for maybe $40 you are still only at $245 for a brand new pair. If you want to save even more, look online (here, tgr gear swap, ebay, etc) and you can score - but might be hard to find the length you are looking for, plus I assume used park skis are more likely than race skis to be beat up.

Squirreljam
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So I've been skiing for a very long time now and am 14. I race GS for my local ski team and currently have Völkl racing skis. I've been doing this for a few years now and I've decided to add a new element into my skiing which is tricks. My currently skis are difficult because they're obviously not made for tricks

 

 

Well, that shouldn't stop you.

 

 

 

 

Seriously though, a center mounted twin or bump ski is good fun.  Adding that dimension will also help your racing as well.

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