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Returning skier, need ski advice
i was a skier until i was 10. snowboarding became more popular and commercial so i gave it a try....for about 8 years. im now 18 and have decided to go back to skiing. while i was snowboarding i did a fair amount of park riding and hope to do the same with skiing. im 6ft 260lbs(and going down), size 12 shoe/boot. i need a ski and boot that will be able to perform in the park while still be able to handle my size outside it. any suggestions will help greatly. NS ftw!!
do u like soft or stiff skis
well like i said, im a big guy so a stiff ski will probably hold up better but until today, i hadnt been skiing since i was 10 so im not up to date on the equip yet.
Considering his weight, I think he would want something pretty stiff.
o and by the way, im more into boxes and rails than big air so i hope that helps
you said you wear a size 12 shoe/boot
im in a size 12 shoe but a 27.5 boot which is a 9, so my suggestion to you would be to go and get fitted for boots because if your boots aren't comfortable or way too big, then you won't have fun skiing
moment reno jibs, they are medium stiffness, which i would say is perfect for you because you want a jibbing ski and a stiff ski, and jibbing should be a little bit softer, so it all makes sense to get the moment reno jibs....
steezy-e(e for ERIC)
go here for 30 reasons why lake tahoe
"Stiff!? yeah like Michael Jackson when women are around."- Milton_Skis
thanks stezzy i'll take a look at the jibs. if anyone else has a suggestion please feel free to throw it out there
any other suggestions?? can't make a good decision based on one pair or skis
line chronics181, k2 public enemies179,rossi ghettos 181 all are med-stiff and all solid skis
Im surprised no one has mentioned any Head skis... from what i understand they are stiff skis that are bombproof
your just lucky your not me. i forget what i'm talking about mid sentence..... it's entertaining... - bombin_baker*
thanks lineskier, im considering a pair of recent year Chronics cause im kinda broke right now with these damn gas prices
I'm 5'9 195 and I ski fischer addicts and line invaders. The only problems I've had are my bindings ripping out, but that could just be a shitty job by my shop. They are look px12 jibs.
06-07 172 Fischer Addicts
06-07 171 Invaders
thanks man, im probably gonna get a pair of chronics cause i like to break out of the park to take a few trail runs.
if anyone is selling any skis let me know as well, that way i dont have to search pages to find ur stuff =D
someone wants to sell me a pair of Atomic Triplets with bindings, a wax and sharpen for 150, good deal??
did they tell you the condition that they are in (topsheet, any core shots, cracked edges, missing parts of edges, how they were maintained, who set them up, etc.) make sure that they won't break on you like mine did. mounting eggs out and both bindings broke which I'm still pretty pissed about, but they were second hand skis used by an aggressive rider so I'm sure that if you get some pics and ask the guys about the stuff I was talking about in () then you should be fine. good luck man and have fun skiing!
Don't hate just bate...
ya ive got some pictures if u want i can send em to you and you can give me your opinion on their condition, i think they should be fine but second opinons are always welcomed.
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