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First Skis on a Budget

post #1 of 6
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Hey all,

I just got into skiing this winter -- I've been skiing 4 times, hitting the intermediate trails, renting everytime. I'd like to buy some skis to save on rental costs (and skip the rental line!)

I've been looking at eBay for 150cm intermediate skis with bindings, and I found these two for cheap:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170452342987
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360239263200

Do you guys know anything about these skis? Are these a decent deal, or should I just skip these cheap used rentals? The prices are very nice I'd like to get at least 2 seasons out of them...

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
Whats your hight weight and skier type. Roc x's are really soft skis, and if you wanna pull any speed theyre gonna chatter.
post #3 of 6
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I am 5'5", ~135lbs.. I say I'd ski at a medium speed -- I like short turns. "Recreational" all-mountain kinda skier, I'd say is my type. I ski mostly groomed stuff, but I don't want to "lose control" if I hit some powder or bumps. Thanks for the help :-)
post #4 of 6
You've likely heard this already.  Have you already invested in a good pair of boots ?  Moving from rentals to owning gear think boots first, skis second.
post #5 of 6
for skis, consider levelninesports.com, great prices, good service and decent skis at really good prices.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by WWF-VT View Post

You've likely heard this already.  Have you already invested in a good pair of boots ?  Moving from rentals to owning gear think boots first, skis second.

Yeah, I've heard that before... I want to buy them at about the same time.. a package deal would be sweet :-) I think I'll visit some places local to try on boots, though, while waiting for the skis to come in the mail.

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for skis, consider levelninesports.com, great prices, good service and decent skis at really good prices.

I'll keep an eye out here.. but can't seem to beat eBay prices, although the quality of the end product needs to be considered!

Another question.. is 68mm width to thin for me? I almost always will be on groomed / packed powder... but I'm sure I will run into powdery conditions, and I don't want to feel too disadvantaged.. is there a big difference going to 72 or 74mm width?

Thanks!
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