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Beginner, need skis, need tips!
As it says im a beginner to skiing, used to be able to ski a bit (that means just able to parallel) broke arm, never could make the effort to start again (live in UK- dryslopes....)
Want to get back into skiing and i have the dedication to advance as fast as i can possibly manage. Im wanting to get some twin tips once im up to a decent standard so was just wondering which skis would you recommend out of (im about 5'11 if not a little more and 70kg/11stone):
Pocket Rocket £..
Scratch FS £275
thats all without bindings, my friend has a pair but about 2-3 years old- should they ok, do i just check their DIN settings?
im guessing ill be skiing park, piste and off piste.
Also any help on getting started and building up technique etc (good parallel skiing, advanced turns eventually, riding switch etc)
Anything would be great thanks,
Don't pay that much for Mad_Trix. Find out how to get em from Corbetts for 229 CDN, or 99 pounds. shipping may cost a ton, but you'd still save a shitload.
before you start freeskiing, i would recomend getting better at skiing. dont become a park rat.
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i dont intend being a park rat it just seems like the obvious preferance to me, use to rollerblade so... and yeah i will take ure advice cheers :)
corbetts an american store then?
Canadian. My local sport chek still has 1 pair of the 03 madtrix for 199.99, im tempted.
^Right now SportMart has them for $149 CDN. You can order them online too. sportmart.ca
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^They dont have any on there site and they said they dont have any mad trix in the store cuz i emailed them
There is no such thing as shitty snow only shitty skiers
If it was easy they would call it snowboarding
^^Hehe I already bought em.
get the k2 PE's or armada (even tho thats not on ur list)
I have Armada AR5's and they are glorious
click on the d-structure link, they have teneightys for like $350 USD!
i'm not canadian, duhuhuhuh i'm just a little slow.
as far as generally getting better on your skis, if you are gonna ski in the UK or Europe, take a couple lessons from someone who is ISIA certified (the ski school should know who is and who is not). If you ski in the states, look for a lesson from a Higher level PSIA instructor (level II minimum, III or higher prefferably), and the same goes for Canada (level II or III or higher CSIA). Now there are the instructors that are really good, that are not certified, I'm just trying to give you a guideline.
You want to work with someone (because its next to impossible to generally work with someones skiing over the internet) that can see what you are doing, and the proper way(s) to fix/teach your skiing. Remember skiing is made up of 5 things , Balance, Edging, Rotation, Pressure, and the appropriate blending of the four skills.
LINE........ simply said.... save your money and it will be worth it
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arent LINE a bit too much park orinentated, as in they dont handle out of the park as much as PEs/ScratchFs/1080s??
oh and as for line id have the choice of (im wanting to buy in the UK):
Skogen Sprang Pro
Pro Model skis - rrp. £309 (EUR 489)
Mike Nick Pro
Pro Model skis - rrp. £309 (EUR 489)
Park/Halfpipe skis - rrp. £279 (EUR 439)
Freeride skis - rrp. £239 (EUR 379)
Im guessing the first two would be the best choices tho (the prices are without bindings and LINE skis are pretty hard to get hold of in the UK, 4RNT and ARMADA are unheard of even tho im not interested in em) liking the look of the Skogan Sprang.
Looking for a 50% all mountain, 50% park ski which is what the first two are described as..... should have bindings sorted (friend has an old pair) all i have to do is learn to ski good now and then get into freestyle :) looks more unlikely that ill consider snowboarding now!
I really don;t know how skis would perform on dry slopes and have no idea how to convert the euro to the canadian dollar but from riding on my mad trix they are quite stiff maybe to much for a beginner, the Lines have skis that are more flexible, have more pop and are meant more for the park than all mountain.
its probably the worst idea ive ever heard of..no joke..if u like broken bones and like..fucking Death then hell..have fun -Naturalbornskier
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i also have a snowdome about 10 mins away, not perfect conditions but its snow..
thats way too much to pay for lines.
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It would porbly be cheaper to buy them over here and have them shipped across the pond, I would think.
id DEFINATLY recommend (depending on money situations)
Rossi Scratch ( i havnt ridden them) but i've only heard good things (FS) OR
Enemy and if youre 5 11 im 6 or so and im skiin on 175's so like, yea around that would be good, 173 to say 179 which most companies do, dont forget the smaller the easier to handle.
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TMs seem veryyyy highly recommended but might be hard to buy here, according to a friend theres a rossi shop nr me which MIGHT stock Scratch FS but i dunno as the biggest chain in the UK only sells the scratch eco. PEs are quite common but sell out.
The PE's are sweet skis, and you can get them for around 300 dollars whether on Ebay, or even off the net you can good deals on them.
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i would also go for the PEs because they are a lot cheaper than most skis and ski really well, go for the 179s
^ or any line ski... i dont know who said they were park oriented but i ride mo'fuckin'ships everywhere.... absolutely everywhere
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i can get 168 scratch for £269.99 without bindings, so say thats £400 in total. PEs are £420.
I can get last seasons MadTrix (without snakeskin topsheet) for £300 WITH bindings. Are these any good? Also they come in plenty of sizes.
there on that page so you can see which they are.
Im quite interested in the TroubleMakers for £369.99 with bindings. Will i be able to use these out of the park on piste, off piste etc? i.e. are they any good all mountain? Or are scratches / those madtrix or even the quite a big more expensive PEs better.
PE is awesome..i love them...but keep looking..theeres much better prices
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