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Hi, my girlfriend is just starting to learn how to ski, and she can now wedge down easier immediate trails w/o too much trouble. Now she wants some skis since spending too much on rentals just isn't a good deal. However, she really doesn't have much money to spare on skis, so she wants something really cheap, she has already got a pair of boots (the Atomic B3 to be exact), where and what kind of skis should she be looking at?? She is 5'3" and around 105lbs so even Junior skis might work (the boot fitter almost gave me Junior boots anyway).

I myself is looking at the Atomic Izor 9:7; I know that's might be an overkill for because I am an immediate skier as best, but I did demo a pair of Head XRC1100 and I really liked it because it was really quick and responsive except it was a bit heavier than I'd like them to be (and very expensive too!) I would like to keep the skis I am going to purchase for a quite a while I guess, so I am looking for something that would last, is getting the Atomic Izor 9:7 just a extremely dumb idea?? should I look at something rather different?

Thanks in advance!~
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Go to cupolosports.com. They have a sale going on with ridiculously low prices. You can buy a nice beginner or intermediate ski, with bindings, for very cheap. Like this one - http://www.cupolosports.com/dynolaskibis.html - for $109. I just bought my skis there.
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Originally Posted by toattett
Hi, my girlfriend is just starting to learn how to ski, and she can now wedge down easier immediate trails w/o too much trouble. Now she wants some skis since spending too much on rentals just isn't a good deal. However, she really doesn't have much money to spare on skis, so she wants something really cheap, she has already got a pair of boots (the Atomic B3 to be exact), where and what kind of skis should she be looking at?? She is 5'3" and around 105lbs so even Junior skis might work (the boot fitter almost gave me Junior boots anyway).

I myself is looking at the Atomic Izor 9:7; I know that's might be an overkill for because I am an immediate skier as best, but I did demo a pair of Head XRC1100 and I really liked it because it was really quick and responsive except it was a bit heavier than I'd like them to be (and very expensive too!) I would like to keep the skis I am going to purchase for a quite a while I guess, so I am looking for something that would last, is getting the Atomic Izor 9:7 just a extremely dumb idea?? should I look at something rather different?

Thanks in advance!~
Hey I have a pair of Volkl energy 220's. in really good shape 105 -65-93. These are 163's. With Marker M10 bindings. I used them for approx 25 days. 03/04's. I will probably not use them again due to the fact that I have 2 newer pair. They are I think good skis for groomers. I would be willing to let you have them for shipping costs + $25. Send me a pm if interested.
Mark
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I have a pair of 150 cm K2 ModX Jr's that were my son's a few seasons back. 97-68-87, a bit skimpy by today's standards, but still usable for a beginner. Marker M19 bindings (still indemnified) that are probably set for boots about size 24.5. Your girlfriend can have them for $20 plus shipping if you cannot find something better. The bases have a few minor scratches, but are overall in pretty good shape, and I'll wax and do a quick tune on them.
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