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post #31 of 41
Thread Starter 
These pretty much sum it up:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

you want skis that you can ski powder, you can race, is good for the bumps on Outer Limits (snicker), is good for carving, and costs less than $300.
 


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Originally Posted by incognito View Post

 You're looking for a Ferrari with a high ground clearance and a large cargo capacity.


 

 .... 

For me this will be the Season of the Demo: "medium" skis as proposed by SJ, and hardpack skis as suggested by several others.  Should be fun. 

Thanks to all.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by OldEasternSkier View Post




Coincidentally, quickk9 is selling a pair of last year's IM78 in your size for a very reasonable $400.

(Please ignore the fact that quickk9 and I both live in the same town, it would be highly inappropriate to shill for a fellow townie ... just bringing it to your attention )

 

level 9 has some IM 78's for ~300
post #33 of 41
Thread Starter 
Hey, quick question, since I haven't demo-ed before.  Can I call/e-mail ahead of time to the resort ski shop and reserve specific skis, or is it generally first-come-first-served?  Here are the choices:
A.  Most places will allow you to reserve ahead of time.
B.  Some will, some won't.
C.  You've got to be kidding!
D.  Ski demo places operate on the "car rental" principle: you can reserve any kind you want, but more often than not they won't honor it once you're there.

Thanks.
 
post #34 of 41
I vote for D.
post #35 of 41
E.

SJ
post #36 of 41
Thread Starter 
OK, I'll bite -- what's E?
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by Jimski View Post

OK, I'll bite -- what's E?

None of the above??
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Jimski View Post

OK, I'll bite -- what's E?

I'm not sure about common practices for reserving particular skis, but I would find one, like the one in Vail Village, that lets you apply the $65 per day/exchange as many times as you want demo towards the purchase of your set of skis.  Although, I'm not all that sure that the 195 bucks in Vail would cover half of the markup.  If I had the money, I'd do it that way.
post #39 of 41
With baggage fees of $25/bag, and the only occassional trips out west, don't waste your money.  Keep your AC20's for hardpack... rent for the very occassional deeper stuff.  Or, take #3 and move out west.  That is what I'm doing next summer.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Coach13 View Post




None of the above??

Yeppers............

SJ
post #41 of 41
I agree with the statement from "qcanoe".

I've lived and skied in Pennsylvania, Mass, Vermont and NH all my life and 90% of the time in the East you will be skiing on Hardpacked powder, ice and groomed choppy crap, that is the nature of the NorthEast, period.  If your lucky enough to hit a powder day, then fine, but it will still be heavy, wet powder in the east.  If you primarily ski in the NE then you don't need a 50/50 ski, mid-fat or powder ski.  I ski my Atomic GS race ski's in all conditions in the East with no issues.  Out west, in powder over 4" deep, they are totally useless, so I take my AFT Sugar Daddies, since I'm 80% off Piste out there.  I'm out there about 30 days total during the season since I have relatives in Colorado, so the powder ski's were a good investment for me.

When you go out west, RENT, if it's only 4-8 days a year.  It costs you $25 a bag now on all the rapist airlines except for SouthWest.  A good rental shop will offer a demo package for around $85, where you can try a different ski each day if you want.
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