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realskiers.com really appeals to the geek in me. Thanks for that.


 
That would be awesome, I'll definitely send you a message when I make plans. 

Quick question about boot budgets. I'm guessing there are a lot of variables at play here so I'm only looking at ball park figures at this point. But what do you reckon a good beginner budget for bootfitting would be? Or do you recommend just going all out because it's not like I would want to change? I'm assuming that paying more upfront means paying less on the long run, similar to how it is with good quality clothes in general, but I may be wrong in this instance.

$400-600 for current year sounds about right. Less if you get previous year models.
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Keller View Post

Paragon Sports, while not my favorite place, has some knowledgeable boot fitters. Plus it's more convenient than Hunter. If I recall correctly, I was helped by Aaron. Older guy, instructor at Bellearye on winter weekends.

I only have experience with Hunter's tuning shop, and I don't like it.

By the way, I'm based in Queens, and try to ski every weekend of the winter (when there is good snow), let me know if you want to hit up some mountains.

 

Skiing when there is not good snow is a good idea, by the way.  If you were a writer, artist, dancer, musician, would you write, paint, go to dance or music practice, only when in the mood?  

Do you go to work only when you can predict it's going to be a good day?

There's good snow, and there's snow that's good for you.  Hit them both, as often as possible.  Just providing some cheerleading fro the sidelines here, since there's NO snow at all right now.

post #33 of 34

It's all good snow!

post #34 of 34

Don't let my good snow comment make you think I didn't ski a lot last year. 33 days, and I live in the northeast. My closest mountain (Mountain Creek doesn't count), got ten inches of natural snow last season. 

 

Good snow would be any snow ;)

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