Which Skis?? //

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  Topic Started By:  TheBoyRiley    On:  Tue 27th September, 2005 at 14:07
TheBoyRiley
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Manchester
#1  Which Skis??  27 Sep '05 at 14:07
Hi, am new to website so hello all!

i am heading off to do my first season this year and am thinking of investing in some planks! Have been skiing all my life but never done a season before so now is the time to but. However do i trust these people who claim to have created 'all-mountain skis, or do i need to get some hardcore carvers for the piste and maybe find something for the rougher stuff later on??

All advice welcome.

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bonzai
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Squamish, Whistler & Vancouver
#2  Re: Which Skis??  27 Sep '05 at 14:54
There are some genuinly great all-mountain skis around ... the best that I have tried recently were the Nordica Hot Rod ... at first I wondered about them in the bumps, but after 2 runs I was used to the slightly different pivot point compared to my Heads. I tried them on a GS course and they were amazing ... held an edge even better than the Head XRC. Having said this I mainly ski on a slalom race ski unless I know it's going to be a mainly powder day in which case I have a pair of fatties.
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arno
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#4  Re: Which Skis??  27 Sep '05 at 16:53
If you've got the cash, I'd go for a pair of dedicated on-piste skis - slalom or skier-cross type things - and a proper pair of fat skis.
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layzeeboy
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#5  Re: Which Skis??  27 Sep '05 at 20:58
I've gone for the 2 pairs of skis approach as well and it is fully worth it, I thought I was fine with just twinnies but a piste ski just feels so much better (on piste, obviously).
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bonzai
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Squamish, Whistler & Vancouver
#6  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 10:40

Originally posted by Dinosaur

What you REALLY need is a pair of 193cm Rossignol 9S's. Which I just happen to have right here.

He isn't going to fall for this, is he.

I gave a pair of 195cm Rossi 4M's to the estate agent who found a new tennant for the place I was renting in Englandshire ... not sure that was very kind of me or not ... he didn't seem to realise that there are such things as carvers these days
My old Erbacher RS Turbo 205's went to the local recycle depot though ... along with a rather sad pair of Fischer RC4's.
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TheBoyRiley
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Manchester
#7  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:00
cheers for all the info, what a fine collection of generous sorts you all are!

Dinosour, nice try, but i didn't come down with yesterdays snow!

Will probably buy something when i get out there and will bare in mind all the info!
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mista
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The sticks
#8  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:05
I would have helped but I'd advise you to get yourself a snowboard...
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TheBoyRiley
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Manchester
#9  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:10
somebody once gave me that advice before and i broke both my arms, cool!
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mista
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#10  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:12
Quick tell everyone - snowboarding breaks your arms! Thanks for the advice I'll remember never to go snowboarding again.

f^%k what am I going to do with myself in France this winter!
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TheBoyRiley
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Manchester
#11  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:15
don't let me put you of dude, maybe i just have the co-ordination of llama! would recmmend not flying straight into a fence though!!
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WTFH
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Surrey
#12  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:43

Originally posted by mista

what am I going to do with myself in France this winter!

With two broken arms, not very much. You may end up having to get a REAL girlfriend...
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bonzai
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Squamish, Whistler & Vancouver
#13  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:46

Originally posted by WTFH

Originally posted by mista

what am I going to do with myself in France this winter!

With two broken arms, not very much. You may end up having to get a REAL girlfriend...

Wooosh ... what was that?? Oh yes it was the level of the conversation falling again
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mista
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The sticks
#14  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:47
I reckon having 2 broken arms might be detrimental for getting a girlfriend too...

Anyway if I'm not snowboarding, which was the obvious implication, I obviously wont have broken arms
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veeeight
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Cheshire, UK & Whistler BC
#15  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 15:50
As bonzai has already stated, the 2005/06 Nordica Hot Rods are perhaps the first "all mountain" skis I've tried that actually live up to their name, note there are 3 versions of Hot Rods available.

As a good all round ski for an intermediate to advanced skier level, I can reccommend the Head iXRC 800.

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bonzai
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Squamish, Whistler & Vancouver
#16  Re: Which Skis??  28 Sep '05 at 16:11

Originally posted by veeeight

As bonzai has already stated, the 2005/06 Nordica Hot Rods are perhaps the first "all mountain" skis I've tried that actually live up to their name, note there are 3 versions of Hot Rods available.

As a good all round ski for an intermediate to advanced skier level, I can reccommend the Head iXRC 800.


Congratulations on your 1st post ... and what a pleasant post it was too young man
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