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Poll Results: What is the first aspect of a ski that you look at?

 
  • 27% (18)
    Waist
  • 6% (4)
    Sidecut
  • 0% (0)
    Tip
  • 12% (8)
    Graphics
  • 1% (1)
    Flat/system binding
  • 13% (9)
    Flex
  • 12% (8)
    Manufacturer
  • 16% (11)
    Other
  • 10% (7)
    Price
66 Total Votes  
post #31 of 44
Are we still talking about ski gear?
post #32 of 44
Hey, you talked about your waist first...

And there is an other choice in the poll.
post #33 of 44
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I screwed the pooch on this poll
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Sorry, I screwed the pooch on this poll
How so:
post #35 of 44
Well, for instance, he forgot the "I check that cute salesgirl in the swimsuit section" box in the options.
post #36 of 44
Flex because I prefer a softer ski since most of my time is spent in bumps and / or woods and because I'm not that good. Waist would be the second criteria.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Brand
Model
Price

The rest you might already know.
You got it. And by brand, that doesn't mean that I am limited to a particular brand. It's just the first place. It's the point of reference.
post #38 of 44
PhillippeR:

you aren't Phillippe Royer, ski photographer, are you?

http://www.zagskis.com/
post #39 of 44
resale value.
post #40 of 44
Hopefully, the hot model in the ad.
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Actually, the 1st thing I look at depends on why I’m looking for a ski and the 1st thing probably does not out weight the 2nd and 3rd thing in the buying decision by that much.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I picked grahics because 'color' wasn't an option. I like to coordinate, is that bad?
Only if you buy inferior gear...


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post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
PhillippeR:

you aren't Phillippe Royer, ski photographer, are you?

http://www.zagskis.com/
I wish I could make money out of skiing...
post #43 of 44
Picked flex - when I buy skis I know what I will be doing with them so I need to know the flexness
post #44 of 44
I picked sidecut because my last two purchases were made looking for a particular turn radius (sl and gs), but really it's a combination of flex and sidecut. If I'm looking for a ski to rip on I want one that's not a noodle. If I were looking for a powder or bump ski I would want a softer flex. I also want to match the turn radius to the turns I plan to make. Ripping high-speed large-radius turns on a sl sidecut isn't a good idea. Sidecut and flex together along with damping properties pretty much define the ski.
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