I'm finally getting back into skiing after recovering from two knee surgeries over the course of two years. I was never into park skiing, but a buddy of mine got me started on it. Wondering if there's anything I should know when going shopping for skis?
If you're looking to do mostly park, go with something on the stiff side, like Walls or Addict Pros. If you want to do a decent amount of all mountain stuff as well, maybe the Bridge? Obsethed might not be a bad choice either, although you may be on the heavy side for them (no offense).
181cm, but close enough. I'm 6'4" 190lbs; the 181s should be a fine length for you unless you want these to be a pure park ski. If that's the case, then get something soft, around 186cm, and center-mount it. Otherwise, the 181 in the Chronic or AR6 would be money.
thanks for all the replies, i appreciate the help.
Pow Ninja: no offense taken on the weight issue, it's part of being a tall guy. i'm not fat by any means, just a big, heavy guy like you said. seeing as my family takes trips to colorado each year to mountain ski, i'll probably be better off with a more versatile ski like the bridge or obsethe.
drumbumocpd: is it worth it to go with a short ski for the sake of money? i am a college student and cash is tight. what would i sacrifice by going with a shorter ski?
again, thanks for the replies everyone.
another question, are there any benefits of going to a ski shop over ordering online?
also, i read the boots sticky too, but is there anything i should look for when getting my boots?
When you buy from a shop, you get to actually feel/flex/see the skis, which is nice, but online you don't have to pay taxes and it's almost always cheaper. If you can, look at them in a shop and then order online.