What I'm looking at today...
You probably read my other posts so you know I am an out-of-shape beginner. (5'4", 110lbs, skiing the bunny runs). I've read the posts that suggest reanting is an option, but the last time I rented I was so miserable, I will never do it again.
There are no ski shops near here and I'm not planning on making skiing my full-time hobby (I've got a job, kids and school for that)
My friend that would like me to go skiing with her is giveing me a set of Look bindings that are a couple of years old but have only been used a couple of times (she has several sets of skis and doesn't like the ones the bindings are on).
So here's what's on ebay at present:
2004? Dynastar Exclusive 8 142cm 104/67/93 $80 (too short? too narrow?)
2005 Volkl Energy Gamma 320 149cm 105/65/93 w/ Marker M1000 $199
Atomic Beta Race 9 16 150cm $99
2005 Dynastar Sweet Trouble 148cm $199 (probably more than I want to spend without bindings)
2006 Dynastar Team Trouble Jr 148 cm 103/68/92 with Look Nova 7 Max Plate $179
2005 Atomic C 8 150 cm with Atomic Device 310 binding $190
2006 Volkl Attiva S 149 cm 112/66/99 with Marker Motion bindings $249
What do you think - any keepers here?I'm leaning toward the Exclusive 8's because the folks here seem to think shorter skis will be easier to learn on and if I outgrow them in a year or two they are cheap enough that it wont matter.
Thanks for your input!