After an 10+ year break, I am getting back into skiing. I know it's May, but I am ready to go skiing right now. The real reason to get back in, is that my daughters are 5 and 7 now and we need a winter hobby and it is the right time for me to get back into skiing. The reason I got out of skiing is that once you ride a set of skis with a motor inbetween them, the andrenalin rush enslaves you. I'm not letting go of that, just not going as much any more.
I'll give you a little ski background on myself, I used to ski a lot in my twenties, it was a short while before I smartened up and bought a ski pass. I had a night ski pass to Jiminy Peak for a number of years and joined the SUNY Buffalo ski club for 4 years, what a bargain that was! I think it was called the Schussmiesters??
I skied 65 times one season, 45 times on the night pass at Jiminy Peak and the other 20 around northern NY and VT. Shape skis were coming out when I stopped skiing.
A couple weeks ago, I bought a set of Nordica Supercharger boots because they fit unbelievably good. I thought I was just window shopping, but they fit so well, I couldn't leave them there.
I am having a tough time picking out skis for myself. My favorite skis were a set of wood core Tyrolia GS skis that were stiff as hell and took all the abuse I could lay on them for 3 hard years. Now they don't even make GS skis as far as I can tell. Whats the new name for GS skis? My one friend tells me that the skis are now designed very wide under the foot and are designed to be skied at shoulder width and you aren't supposed to ski with your feet together. I was thinking later, Huh?? How are people supposed to ski moguls with their feet apart???
Any suggestions?? I still want a stiff ski, I think??
I have a lot to relearn. I hope I can still carve a turn,
I should add that after reading a boatload of reviews, I am very overwhelmed with a lot of the ski info. I still can't figure out what ski length I should go with. I always skied 200 cm old skis, what should I be looking for now?
Edited by unclejoe900 - 5/21/2009 at 02:34 am GMT