I am an intermediate skier, or at least I think I am. Skiing blues pretty well. A few weeks ago during our ski vacation a friend let me try her snow blades. They were "magic blade" with the little adjustable (non-releaseable binding) and about 90 cm long but I am not sure of the manufacturer and I had a lot of fun on them. They really made going down the mountain a lot less work since I was constantly edging on the regular skis. The conditions skiing weren't great - it was kind of icy and gritty so I think that is why enjoyed these blades so much. Anyway, I traded in my rented skis and got a pair of blades with releasable bindings made by Head. Even though they were parabolic (which my friend's were not), somehow it wasn't the same. I think the bindings made them so much heavier that it didn't seem as much fun anymore. I've got the opportunity to purchase some blades, both Salomon, but never having dealth with them much before I am not sure which is best. My choices are either 85cm ones or 95cm ones. Both parabolic and are supposed to be very stable. Does anyone have any feedback/suggestions/comments? Is there any material or lenght that is better than another? I understand that blades would not be good for powder over 6 inches, which we did get by the end of the week but I figure blades are so light and small I can kind of take them for kicking around. Please help! Thanks!!!!!
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3/24/05 at 8:15pm