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Need suggestions on buying Ski equipment

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DinhRose, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Last time i was on skis was 18+ years ago. I just got into boarding instead. I wanted to try out skiing again but have no either what a good beginner set of ski should have. I am 5'8" and 160 lbs. General sizing chart suggested skis from 160cm to 180cm so i don't know what i should get? Brand and length suggestions?
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That's about the last time I skied too but if you are renting I would recommend tuning up with some shorter skis before diving into longer skis.
     
  3. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Save time....go straight to an inflatable cast...... :D
     
  4. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I've found that sizing charts based on weight worked beeter than sizing charts based on height. I agree with Trlsmn about starting off shorter...they will be a bit slower. I don't have a brand preference, but the parabolic or "shaped" skis are easier to turn.
     
  5. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    When I went back to skiing, I hit up good will. I grabbed everything for 50 bucks plus they had the older gear I was familiar with.
    Long skis truck, short shape skis suck. :)
     
  6. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Yeah i just bought a set of k2 skis off of craigslist. They were 40 bucks and in awesome shape. It's so much more affordable than my snowboards.