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Old 10-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a good quality ski that is right for me.

I am a male, 5'5, 110 pounds. I ski almost all on piste, but i would like to have the option to ski off piste. I am an intermediate skier who is looking to find a ski that will help me advance to a higher level. I ski out west mostly in utah. I am not looking to spend a fortune, but all opinions are welcome. Good bindings would also be nice to know.
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I know this is easier said than done but demoing skis is the best way to find what is the best ski for yo. After all you wouldn't buy a car without driving it first. That said, it sounds like you need an All Mountain ski for what type of terrain you are looking to ski. I'm partial to Rossignol so that's what I own myself. So, I suggest looking at the Rossignol Avenger 72. My other suggestions are the Apache series from K2 and the Raider, and the Atomic Smoke. All three are all mountain skis that would fit what you're looking for. As far as size my recommendation would be 165-170cm.
As far as bindings, I have used Marker for years and have had them on all my equipment. I would recommend the M10.0 CC SI bindings.
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Thanks, that helped me a ton. I'll do a little more research on those skis and see what i can demo this year.

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Take a trip down to your local ski shop and tell them what level skier you are, and what conditions you like to ski. They should be able to show you skis & binding that fit your experience level...as well as your price range. Otherwise you're paying for features and/or options you may not need or use. Little things like custom foot-beds will make a hell of a difference when it comes down you longevity.

If your equipment isn't working with you...it's working against you.

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Look for consumer demo days this fall. Here in Colorado you can find a demo day at places like Loveland and Eldora throughout the fall. Most are affiliated with the local shops. Ask around and find the dates. Usually you can apply the demo fee to the ski purchase.
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I'll do a little more research on those skis and see what i can demo this year.
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