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Skis stolen , but needed new ones anyway
I am trying to make lemonade, one might say, as my skis, Fischer Pro MTN Fire, where stolen , which is part of a slope rage story for an other time. I got back into skiing after a long hiatus, due to a serious injury, but after my son showed a serious interest I was back at it. I made a good choice with the Fischer because I wanted to limit anxiety, rebuild skills, and last all day, I am 50. The Fishers had me carving again and bombing down the mountain without falls , and getting a good idea of what I want next. I want a ski that can handle a far amount of speed when I want it. A ski that is also forgiving and does not demand a ton of strength. A ski for typical Northeast conditions(front side) , and that will help continue skill building. I have been thinking about the Fischer Pro MTN TI , Nordica Navigator, Rossi hero, Volk Kango, and Liberty V82. I am also 6' but feel like I want to keep it on the shorter side of the size spectrum because all day longevity is important to me. I am willing to slow down when necessary. I just need a bit more damp feel for the rough patches , but not to stiff, because again they need to forgive me as i break on through to the other side, yea. Any ideas? Thanks
It seems you know what the pros and cons of a longer or shorter skis are. If you're really opposed to the possibility of falling and you're confident enough on your mountains terrain a longer ski is safer. But, because you said you are skill building, and the skis you've suggested are not really chattery, perhaps you would be more happy with a shorter length, as the extra maneuverability is generally more useful than the little extra stability gained from the length.
And props for getting back into the sport! Enjoy
What kinda dick steals someones pair?
Navigators are a solid way to go. The libertys are going to be a blast wherever you take them. for a young company they put out a damn good carver. I would also recommend the armada invictus or invictus ti line. if youre looking for a air of sticks for short money evo.com has them for $399 in a 185 as art of their last chair sale and those things are a blast to carve.
I would demo around the ones youre interested (if you can) and see which one works for you. I also think you should give the black crows camox a good look. Though it is a twin tip the thing is a monster when it comes to frontside riding. ive never had more fun race carving on a twin tip ski.
good luck with your search. i hope i didnt ramble and confuse you too much. hope you get back out there soon!
Thanks for the input everyone. It fantastic to be skiing again, this being the third after the long hiatus , and this year I saved and planned so I could take my son for a full week during this past Presidents Day school break. It ended on the most sour note, short of injury, but I wont let that bastard steal my zeal along with my skis.
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