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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone.

After few hours of browsing the internet and getting nowhere I joined this community to ask for help.

I haven't been skiing for 15 years and now my friends are going to Veil on a ski trip so I said to myself let's get back on the slopes and ski once again.

Now I was looking for the right skis and boots for me but since skiing is now something completely diferrent then in my times I'm lost in choosing the right equipment.

I was strong intermediate skier back then.I'm 6' and 170lbs.

I'd like to have all conditions skis, forgiving skis. I don't want to fight and pay attention to them all the time.

I guess I'd be skiing groomed slopes and might try some bump ones as well. I loved bumps back in my skiing times.

Thanks for any help.

post #2 of 6

Wow!  you're going to be surprised at how different the equipment is now.  In a good way.  Maybe it would be best to rent at the mountain?  they'll have some high performance skis along with the regular skis they offer.  This will at least give you a taste of just how different the skis now feel compared to the days of the old straight and long sticks.

post #3 of 6

WOW.   ME TOO!!!  AFTER BEING GONE FOR 20+ YAERS, THIS WAS THE YEAR I JUMPED BACK IN.  COMPLETELY NEW BALL GAME.  TODAYS NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS ME FEELING LIKE I'M 18 AGAIN!  TODAYS SKIS AND BOOTS LET YOU DO THINGS EFFORTLESSLY THAT USED TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND TRAINING.  IF YOU CAN'T CARVE A TURN WITH TODAYS EAUIP, TAKE UP KNITTING!!!  NOTHING BAD ABOUT PULLING G'S AT 65+ MPH AND HOLDING ON TO IT.  JUST ONE WORD OF CAUTION.  TODAYS SKI'S HAVE NO BACK SEAT!!!  SO STAY UP FRONT, AND GET OUT AND FEEL A LITTLE SPRK'N ARC'N!!!

post #4 of 6
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Wow!  you're going to be surprised at how different the equipment is now.  In a good way.  Maybe it would be best to rent at the mountain?  they'll have some high performance skis along with the regular skis they offer.  This will at least give you a taste of just how different the skis now feel compared to the days of the old straight and long sticks.

 

I second this.  I was in your shoes not long ago (skied for 20+ years and took many years off).  I would seriously consider demo-ing some skis, it really helped me with my new equipment purchase.  

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Yep I've heard the technology is like from another galaxy compared to the one 15 and more years ago.

Anyway back in my days I was a fan, a big fan of Volkl ( do you guys remember those reflex yellow skis? i loved them) and Atomic. So I'm thinking getting Volkl skis and Atomic boots. Tomorro I'm going to drive to our local ski shop and see what they can offer.

Thanks all.

post #6 of 6

Hi Jarpil,

Welcome back to the sport.  Yes, ski equipment has changed radically since you last skied.  Here are some pointers.

1.  You will want to take some lessons.  Skiing on modern skis has a different technique compared to old school skis.

2.  Don't get hung up on name brands, especially, when it comes to boots.  An Atomic boot may not have the correct shape to match your foot.  Hopefully you have a good bootfitter who can match a boot to your footshape.

 

Good luck with your search.

 

Dennis

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