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Time to retire the 720's
I've had a pair of Solomon 720's (160cm) for probably getting close to 15 years now. I'm itching to get something new and pass those down to my son until he outgrows them in a year or 2. They have served me well getting out a few times a year. I ski on the East Coast on our baby hills mostly, which consist of groomed ice more often than not.
Now, my question is do I go with another twin tip or a more traditional ski? Most of my time is spent on the trails with ocassional runs in the trees. I'll play in the park a little but definitely not much anymore.
I saw a pair of Volkl Walls (177) for sale locally and they got me thinking about finding something new. I've attached a picture of these.
I'm 5'8 at around 140lbs. Just looking for a good all-round ski. Got any suggestions for skis, boots and bindings?
If your gonna be skiing on mostly small hills I don't think you need to switch to a traditional ski, a stiffer twin tip should be fine. I think Armada Ar7's with tyrolia attack 13 bindings would suit you well. I've found my Ar7's to be very competent outside of the park on New York hills. Tyrolia bindings in general tend to match well with Armadas, but if you will be spending most of your time out of the park the attack series might not be necessary. The best advice I can give as far as boots go is to simply go to a bootfitter and try on as many pairs as possible until you find the best fit. If your current boot shells are alright simply getting a new liner and a custom footbed would probably just as good as new boots. Congrats on getting so many years out of your 720's by the way.
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure there's a shop in town that allows demos. I'll check them out in the next month and see if they carry those. I'll take them out and give them a whirl.
I would go by the mentality that it is better to have and not use, then not have and need.
Stick with twin tip skis. If you still want to play around get a nice symmetrical ski with the tail and tip being the same size.
If you aren't going to be slaying powder and just want to run groomers and ice that we have on the East Coast, you should try to stay under 100mm underfoot with the sweet spot being anywhere from 80mm-95mm (depends what feels best for you).
Boots always come down to which fits and feels the best on your foot. Before everyone else says it, Go to a boot fitter. You don't need pro model boots to feel like a pro.
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