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Regular skis to high performance

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Good evening on my up coming ski trip to BC I prob be renting skis as I don;t like lugging skis into airports.

 

Regarding at rental shops, there are regular skis and then high performance package.

 

What is the main difference in using skis of high performance to regular skis.

 

What use or benefit would a recreational skier gain from higher performance skis and is the difference noticeable?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10

Standard skis are really cheaply made. The bindings usually cost more than the ski. They should only be used by small kids and first time beginners.

post #3 of 10

The standard sks  are typically beginner/novice skis.  The "high performance" skisat at most rental shops are maybe intermediate to advanced.  For an advanced to expert level ski you have to go to "demo" level ski.   

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

For skiing at Revelstoke last year, i use the standard ski for there. I am good skier and experienced. Would i be better with the high performance ski?

 

What difference would i notice skiing with a high performance ski vs the standard one?

 

Is it speed? or what u suggest?

post #5 of 10

You're a good experienced skier but you're willing to trust your luck with rental skis?  Simply amazing.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well reason for renting. Is that I am flying to BC from Ontario and it's a pain in the ass bringing skis onto a plane.

 

Plus i have newer boots, but my skis that i do own are like 20 years old. the old school straight skis.

 

So thats the reason.

post #7 of 10


OK, then you are right, the basic rental skis will be better than what you own. But if you call around to different shops and find some coupons or multi day packages, then renting demo level skis should not cost all that much more and you get to push yourself as far as your skiing can take you without being limited by a cheap and probably poorly maintained ski. You will probably also have the option of trying different skis if you like.

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Well reason for renting. Is that I am flying to BC from Ontario and it's a pain in the ass bringing skis onto a plane.

 

Plus i have newer boots, but my skis that i do own are like 20 years old. the old school straight skis.

 

So thats the reason.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well demo skis be neat idea, but where in Revelstoke would i find that option?

post #9 of 10

For the price of your trip to Revelstoke, probably quite a bit less, you could replace your old skis with new ones.  Unless of course you only ski once a year for a few days.

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