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Is this ski appropriate for a beginning skier? ( Salamon Equipe Pilot)

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Thread Starter 

I purchased these skis at a ski swap this october and am curious if they will work well for me to learn to ski?

The ski: 2005 Salamon Equipe Pilot 175cm

The boot: Lange Concept 7

The beginner: Male 46 210lbs 6'1"

 

I skied this past saturday and had a blast. Most of my time was spent on the bunny hill. I think it went well, but turns seemed to be more skidding than carving. I felt like I did not have the control that I would like when skiing on the blue runs. I do intend on taking lessons but wanted to get out there so i did.

 

John

post #2 of 7

Ask your instructor to evaluate the skis suitability for you.

post #3 of 7

I'm not sure exactly which "Eqipe Pilot" ski you are referring to, but Salomon's Equipe was one of thier Good line of skis (the other being LAB).   Some may consider them too advanced for a beginner, but it depends on your attitude.  At 210 lbs you should err on the side of a more advanced ski, so it will have the power and edge grip to turn you.

 

It sounds as if the skis might have been "detuned" by their former owner.  I suggest you check and make sure they are sharp from tip to tail, and go play with them some more (after sharpening them if they are not).  Try to tip them a little further onto their edges without trying to turn them and allow them to turn you and see what happens.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the responses. We shall see how the season progresses!

 

John

post #5 of 7
How tight are your boots?

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Most of my time was spent on the bunny hill. I think it went well, but turns seemed to be more skidding than carving. I felt like I did not have the control that I would like when skiing on the blue runs

could be only due to the skis (Ghost had fair points above, and Salomon did have funky base bevels), could be due to operator inexperience, or it could be due to loosely-fitted boots, or (likely) some combination of all three.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I suspect two of the above operator inexperience and loosely fitted boots. I fear I may be a size too large. I wear a 11 -11.5 us shoe and purchased a Lange ski boot 29.5 mondo.

 

Thanks for the help!

post #7 of 7

For reference, I wear a size 11 US and my boots are Salomon  Crossmax 10.0 size 27-27.5.

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