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Need womens beginner skis

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a pair of womens beginner skis for my wife. She is 5'5" 122 lbs. and has never skied before. I'm looking for a cheap pair of used (shaped) skis to get her started on this year and I'm wondering if anybodies wife ( or any ladies out there), are upgrading this year and want to get rid of the old pair.

She will be skiing mostly east coast, on piste conditions so decent edges are a must. I've looked at a lot of the ski shops in my area and they want premium prices for pretty beat up stuff. :

I'm looking for function and forgivness for her, a few scratches and normal wear is cool as long as the price is right and the edges and bases are in good condition.

Blue Skies,:
post #2 of 15
Rent skis, poles, and boots from a ski shop for the season. If you get them now it should run you like $100. I think it would be pointless to get her equipment if she has never skied before. If she decides that she hates skiing you are out the couple hundred you spent on equipment for her. On the other hand if she likes skiing and progresses this season you can get her all hooked up with some equipment next season. Just my 2 cents.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Good idea. I never realized you could rent from a ski shop. I always rented from whichever mountain I skied at before I had my own equipment. Doing it that way adds up quickly which is what I wanted to avoid by getting her some cheap gear. Ive planned a full week ski vacation at Sunday River which, if I rented her stuff there, would be well over a hundred anyway!:

Thanks for the tip! Ill call the Ski Shoppe and see what they can do.
post #4 of 15
I have a pair of Atomic C9Ws in 150 length.
Used less than one season. Great shape.
PM me if interested.
post #5 of 15
You're very welcome!
post #6 of 15

I'll say it, then

Got boots?
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
I want to get her new boots to be certain of a perfect fit. I dont want uncomfortable boots to ruin her first impressions.

Wife comfortable = Wife happy = More skiing = I'm happy
post #8 of 15
Excellent Plan.

The question was actually a bit of a leading one- are you going to do that anytime soon and are you working with a specific local shop?

(From the Ski Shoppe reference I assume you're near Reisterstown- how do you like their fitting services?)
post #9 of 15
Got pair of Atomic BetaCarv 9:18's in 160 w/binding. Bases/edges in great shape. May be bit long for her.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex
Excellent Plan.

The question was actually a bit of a leading one- are you going to do that anytime soon and are you working with a specific local shop?

(From the Ski Shoppe reference I assume you're near Reisterstown- how do you like their fitting services?)
I definitely will go through the Ski Shoppe. I am just getting back into skiing after a ten year break and had no idea about all the changes in technology. I went to the Ski Shoppe looking for used gear for me which, turns out, they didnt have.

The general manager, Van, helped me out big time. I got a deal on 04/05 Fischer RX8s and Dalbello boots. Even though they were very busy while I was there, Van took his time to make sure my boots were the perfect fit. He definitely knows his stuff. If you havent been there its worth the trip. They blow Play It Again Sports, and Snowtime out of the water as far as customer service, fitting, prices and most importantly friendliness are concerned. I did however find it strange that they didnt have any used gear for sale.

I will definitely go through them for all my gear needs unless I'm looking for used stuff, find a steal on ebay, or get a deal here!
post #11 of 15
I will try to drop in. Do you know if they've had their ski swap already?

Blast: It looks like they had it on Oct. 15th.

Skier31's gear sounds pretty good; but I think it might be a good idea to get your wife those boots first.
post #12 of 15
ROCKET82ND

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! ( Don't show her this)

Rent this year, and have her take part in the free demos if possible... the thrill of the hunt, the feeling that someone cares about what kind of stuff she has will go along way to getting her into the sport...

If you've already bought skis, you lose the seductive journey of finding her "the perfect pair".

But she may not be like that....
post #13 of 15

womens skis availabe

hello i have a great pair of rosignol womens last years model axiums 150 slightly used with matching bindings my fiance skied on them 5 times for $250 and i have a brand new pair of atomic b7 divas 150 with device 310 bindings for $300 if your interested email me at fman95@optonlie.net
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thankyou all for your postings. However, I think I will take Atown and BigE's advice and rent her gear this season. She is really picky and since I dont have a crystal ball, buying her gear this year may not be the best choice. She is a woman which means she loves to shop ( no offense to any of the ladies here). Being able to shop and choose her own stuff will definitely spark her interest in the sport more than her "idiot husband" getting her stuff which she may end up hating and thus hate skiing.

I am taking her in December. When she knows what she wants I will repost this thread and give more specifics as to what she wants. Thanks again.
post #15 of 15
sounds good dude but you cant rent anything good usuely shops rent you used equipment tnats beaat up and new stuff is expensive to rent if you look around you can get skis and boots cheep
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