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Ok so my dad is currently looking into buying skis he's about 6 feet tall, 185 weight, size 11/12 boot size (he already has them tho.)

 

He is currently looking for some skis but don't know where to start i would say he is a moderate (skill II) skier we rent skis but he wants his own. we are looking for cheap price but durable, if there is any other information that i can tho out to help you guys help us then just lemme know please get back to me.

 

Sincerly - Mystical VoRTeX

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Boot size is immaterial to choosing a pair of skis, but if he just walked into a store and bought some because they were comfortable, they're too big, at least one size and probably two sizes.  And if he walked into some place and they asked his shoe size and handed him a pair of boots they are still too big.

 

What kind of runs does he ski:  groomers only, bumps, powder?  Where does he ski?  Does he have hopes of improving or is he content to ski the way he does now?  Is he a good solid parallel skier or does he stem one ski out to start a turn?

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I forgot he also uses 130 cm skis if that helps

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Boot size is immaterial to choosing a pair of skis, but if he just walked into a store and bought some because they were comfortable, they're too big, at least one size and probably two sizes.  And if he walked into some place and they asked his shoe size and handed him a pair of boots they are still too big.

 

What kind of runs does he ski:  groomers only, bumps, powder?  Where does he ski?  Does he have hopes of improving or is he content to ski the way he does now?  Is he a good solid parallel skier or does he stem one ski out to start a turn?



Sorry i ment to quote and add something but i guess it didn't register He is looking to improve and his turning is both skis go the same way and the boots idk how well they fit i will have to ask him i don't think he was having any trouble skiing tho btw how can you tell if they are too loose or tight while skiing? is it like shoes they are wierd feeling or kinda rubbing>? did i miss anything if soo lemme know


Edited by Mystical VoRTeX - 1/6/11 at 5:19pm
post #5 of 7

130cm? Is your dad skiing on childrens skis?

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In seriousness though, I own this ski and recommend it as a mid-fat all mountain 50/50 ski.

 

http://www.evo.com/skis/atomic-snoop-2011.aspx

 

Probably a 184 would be a good size for your old man.

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130cm??  Those are tiny and they almost have to be kids skis or possibly some women's skis are that short.  He needs to rent some 150-160cm skis so he can get an idea of what it feels like.  I know an instructor who's about 6' tall and weighs around 220 who skis on 155cm race skis so 150-160 is not too short for him.  If he wants decent skis he needs to forget about skiing those midgets.  Seriously.

 

Go to the boot fitting forum and read the wikis, actually have your dad read them.  He should really be asking the questions to eliminate the translation issue.  Have him take the liner out of the boots and test the shell fit.  I'm betting he will be able to put several fingers between his heel and the inside of the shell.  Ski boots do not fit anything at all like a street shoe.  If you live near one of the boot fitters listed go have the fitter check if the boots fit properly.  If the boots don't fit properly he will have difficulty controlling his skis.

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