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How about a Rossignol 5 SV

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Y'all talked me out of the skis I found yesterday. Today I found the Rossignol 5 SV in very good condition. Again, I don't know if these fit my abilities, size etc. and want some opinions as to what these skis are made for. They are 188's and have Salomon 977 bindings. There is also a 193 set with Salomon 997's. These may be too long though. Again, your opinoins help me a lot. Thanks again.
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The 5 SV is from the late 90s. It was an okay intermediate ski for its day but lags far behind the shaped skis of today. If you are looking for something to build a fence with they will do fine. If you are planning to ski on them forget it.
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Recommendations?

Might you or anyone else here have any recommendations? I am intermediate skill level without the desire to go a lot faster anytime soon, strickly recreational. I am 6'0 and weigh about 190, 41 years old (and I mean old). I am on a real tight budget and will likely only ski 1-3 times a year. I'm not looking for top level gear, I just don't want to rent anymore. Will either by used in Play It Again or maybe on ebay.
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Might you or anyone else here have any recommendations? I am intermediate skill level without the desire to go a lot faster anytime soon, strickly recreational. I am 6'0 and weigh about 190, 41 years old (and I mean old). I am on a real tight budget and will likely only ski 1-3 times a year. I'm not looking for top level gear, I just don't want to rent anymore. Will either by used in Play It Again or maybe on ebay.
Do you already own boots? If not, I'd suggest that you make those your first purchase - find something you can afford at one of the chain sport stores (maybe from last year's stock) and find someone that seems to have half a clue about how they should fit. Your first clue that you have a decent fitter is that they take the liner out and have you stand in the shell.

If you have boots already, I would still look for a more modern recreational ski. Again, something from last year or the year before, but not back to the '90s. While you're on a budget, I can't imagine it'll be a good investment of any dollars in something that might (will?) limit your enjoyment of this great sport.

I hope that helps. If not, ignore me and keep posting - there are lots of knowledgeable folks here.

Cheers,
Bryan
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