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What skis to buy for strong soccer player?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
My good friend is in dire need of a new pair of skis for this season on the West Coast. He is a 5'9" 200 lb intermediate skier. He really only skis with me and I take him on all the difficult black and double black diamond runs which I frequent. He can ski pretty much anything, but it is not pretty. His form is in need of work. He needs an all mountain twin tip that is forgiving enough for him to handle and learn on while being stiff enough his tree trunks he calls legs.

Thanks
post #2 of 20
I've no sound advice to offer, but I'm to state that this thread's title rocks !
post #3 of 20
After blowing out my knee skiing in high school, my soccer coach suggested that if I was serious about soccer, I should not have been skiing.

So while I also have no sound advice, his would probably be: 'None'.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
I've no sound advice to offer, but I'm to state that this thread's title rocks !
I have to admit, I clicked on this thread because of the title...

Sorry for hijacking the thread a bit, but I was actually wondering what would be a good soccer ball to buy for a strong skier?
post #5 of 20
Consider the Head MOJO 90 in a 186cm size.

Cheers,

Michael
post #6 of 20
Bandit B1 something in the 170s (I think a 186 of anything is long for a 5'9" intermediate skier).

Foam Core shouldn't worry someone who only skis 10-15 days a year; Very forgiving all mountain ski,
post #7 of 20

ski for strong soccer player

I have a Head MOJO 90, 176, with Tyrolia RFD 12 binders, all new setup, for sale in GEAR SWAP forum....

For an intermediate skier, even tho he's 200#, the 176 length would be easier to handle than the 186, then later when he's world class........

The Head Mojo is BURL...
post #8 of 20
What ever ski you chose, it will have to be VERY short. It is hard to kick the soccer ball with long skis on.....................
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by ami in berlin View Post
After blowing out my knee skiing in high school, my soccer coach suggested that if I was serious about soccer, I should not have been skiing.
that's funny. I blew out my knee playing soccer, and everyone told me if I'm this serious about skiing, I need to stop playing soccer (haven't of course).
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post
I have a Head MOJO 90, 176, with Tyrolia RFD 12 binders, all new setup, for sale in GEAR SWAP forum....

For an intermediate skier, even tho he's 200#, the 176 length would be easier to handle than the 186, then later when he's world class........

The Head Mojo is BURL...
mojos hardly burl...especially at 200lb. I like it last year because it was pretty easy to bend and I was only 165lb

a physically strong 200lb inter should have no problem on the 186
post #11 of 20
We need more information.

How is he at hockey?

Football?

Baseball?

Curling?

Synchronized swimming?

Calculus?

Quantum physics?

Chess?

Google?
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
all that is irrelevant if you play soccer. that's all that needs to be said. soccer trumps all.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by straightfromthepitch View Post
all that is irrelevant if you play soccer. that's all that needs to be said. soccer trumps all.
One of my kids would agree with you as long as you acknowledge that it shares equal billing with skiing.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
o of course. thats a given
post #15 of 20
definitely make sure that whatever ski your friend gets that it has Stainmaster topsheets so as to repel any potential grass stains.

also the bases should be tough enough to withstand the wear and tear of astroturf should your friend eventually ski on artificial grass.

i'm sure cleat damage would be something to consider, as well. i can only imagine what the topsheets will look like after the entire team has run over them with their cleats.
post #16 of 20
Topsheets? I'd be more worried about the bases.
post #17 of 20
^^Sprinkler heads can leave nasty coreshots
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by straightfromthepitch View Post
all that is irrelevant if you play soccer. that's all that needs to be said. soccer trumps all.
It is usually called football except by rugby players.

Cleats are usually called studs.

That's all that needs to be said.
post #19 of 20
speaking of injuring yourself playing one sport and then being unable to play another, in a recent issue of SKI they had a news blurb about the basketball player who injured himself snowboarding and then lied about it to the NBA since he had a contract clause prohibiting him from the sport. he was eventually fined. But the lame thing about the story in SKI is that they inferred that if he'd been skiing he would 1. not have gotten injured and 2. not have been fined.

i'd be willing to bet that his NBA contract forbids him from engaging in ANY snow sports, whether that's snowboarding, skiing or luging and maybe even curling.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Latchigo View Post
It is usually called football except by rugby players.

Cleats are usually called studs.

That's all that needs to be said.
interesting tidbit of information : Soccer comes from "Association", as in Football Association. (real name of football).
In southwestern France, where (football) Rugby is a huge tradition, and Football (association) less popular, they used to call football (soccer) "asso" and Rugby, football. My grandfather insisted all his life to use those names, and, thus, kept confusing all those he was talking to.

Oh, and I've still no idea about a ski for your friend.
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