whatever tom wallisch rides
is that really all we look for in a set of skis? Cheap ones that pros like? no one looks at the construction of the ski? What about design how does that effect your decision?
For me buying a new set of skis in an adventure, I do the research, I look at the construction to make sure the ski won't snap when I'm bombing down the hill.
you obviously are new to ns. welcome to the style capitol of the internet, where no one cares how things perform and only how it looks or who rides it. or everyone is just gonna give you ridiculous answers, like they are now.
personally, i look for the best value that satisfies my needs, plus i ski as many skis as possible, so i have a better feel for what im diving into.
So, if I am reading this correctly, the most important thing in deciding on a new set of skis is the look. Because of the nature of skiers, who all want to be cooler then the guy next to them in the lift line. The ski needs to preform well, and be liked be pros. What I wonder is how important brand is? Or does that just guide skiers to where the best designs are?
Also, what is the average price you would pay for a pair of skis? for around 500 bucks I should be able to get a good pair of skis right?
i enjoy a ski that is around at least 85 under foot, around 169 cm, with very little rocker in case i feel like hitting powder on a good day, light weight good reviews, the graphic not so much good solid construction with tappered edges. and i refuse to ride a ski with carbon fiber in the core because of an issue i had. pretty much what i look for is mystical one ski quiver one of the best skis i found for it are line blends and seth pistols, line 100 profit, and some skis that were designed buy some guy at steam boat i think he called them the helions or something like that.
Also, who do you think are the most respected venues that review skis. Are they all pros or do you read review in magazines and on the web as well?