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Replacement Skis for Rossignol EMs

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I’m skiing on a pair of Rossignol EMs (180cm) that I bought back in the early 80s. They did a fine job for me all through the 80s skiing the bumps & for a hand full of trips in the 90s.

Just started to back skiing last year and noticed all of the funny looking skis that people were using, I have never skied on shaped skis before but would like to start demoing some.

I’m 48, about 5’9”and 175 lbs and I guess I’m a skill level 8, no problem with most of the Black Diamond in the Midwest and New England. Like to always ski in control and love to turn a lot, not a big speed freak.

Bought a new pair of booths last year to replace my old Solomon SX 90s replaced them with a pair of Solomon X Wave 9s.

The Volkl AC 2 & 3 has grabbed my eye. Looking for opinions on the Volkls skis or any other skis that would be a good fit for my ability.
Thanks!
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Oooof. EM's? From the EARLY 80's...like 80-82. The EM's were past of a 3 ski series EM, FM and CM. They replaced the Exebition II, Smash and Freestyle. All were part of their performance line. With that said, you could get a basic beginner ski from any of todays lineups and it would be superior to any of those skis I mentioned. If the AC2 &3 cought your eye, go for the 3 and invest any further time in researching boots.
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Solomon booths

Don’t care for the Solomon X Wave 9s?
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Don’t care for the Solomon X Wave 9s?
Oooops. Sorry, I missed that you had boots. What bindings did you have on the EM's? I am surprised that they were still indemnified to be ajusted to your boots, or did you replace them somewhere along the line? I would say 75% of EM's were mounted with Salomon 626's.
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Geze

No 626s but Geze for my EMs. The ski shop said no problem on re-adjusting my bindings.
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Originally Posted by wanting-to-ski
No 626s but Geze for my EMs. The ski shop said no problem on re-adjusting my bindings.
WOW, that is very surprising. Geze stopped supporting shops about 8 years ago, I am shocked a shop would touch them. With that said, be ready to buy new bindings for your new skis.
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If a shop adjusted your Geze's they had NO IDEA what they were doing. Run away. Run, run away!! If youre Geze bindings haven't broken yet they will in the immediate future. I would suggest not letting it happen while skiing.

Any modern ski is better than what you have. ANY.
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Looking for some suggestions

I know my stuff is old and in need of replacing, that we all agree on, how about some suggestions on what would be a good brand and model of ski for someone with ability. The big thing is the length, my old skis are 180s, and how does that relate to these new skis? If I’m comfortable on a 180 length in my old EMs should I be looking at a new ski in that same length?

48, about 5’9”and 175 lbs and I guess I’m a skill level 8, no problem with most of the Black Diamond in the Midwest and New England. Like to always ski in control and love to turn a lot, not a big speed freak.

Looking for some suggestions
Thanks!
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