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New Skis on the first day of the season?

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As an aside to Nolo's post: I bought new skis for the season, a more traditional carving ski. Last year I was on a mid-fat K2 Axis X (which I still plan to use). For the sake of getting my ski legs, Should I go out on my old gear the first day, or is it safe to take out the new boards? All depending on the snow conditions, of course.
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I would think that after 6 months off the snow, you will spend a couple of days getting the feel back and reviewing some fundamentals-you won't probably notice a difference much from ski A to B. It is like getting on my road bike after having neglected riding all winter-any relatively decent bike will feel fast and good (at least until 2 hours into the ride, when I have lost my legs). But, come August, that $1300 steel bike with Shimano 105 is going to feel like a POS if I have been on my Fondriest all summer. Back in March I would not have been able to tell or appreciate the difference-I would think it is the same with skis. So, if you really want to appreciate your new skis, spend a few days on your old boards first.
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I think Dawg is probably the wisest on this, but never being accused of wisdom nor prudence,--I just love getting on the new skis. It's like when I was a kid, and used to put them by my bed. If I got 'em and the snow's good, there is no chance that I won't use them. I want to talk to them, find out what they know, learn their stuff. I probably would have skied better had I used the old ones, but who cares. I got my new decks!
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