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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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buying snow ski's

okay,

A few of you my remember back about 2 months ago I posted that I was going snow skiing for the first time. Well I had a blast. I have decided that after spending $30 a day, I would like to consider purchasing a set of my own ski's. However, I know NOTHING about them... So I am curious to know a few things with links. I am not interested in purchasing any ski's right now, but I am just doing some research. I am by all accounts a new skiier, you know the type who goes down the blue square hill with a look of utter terror on his face, the guy who when he makes it to the bottom of the hill is happy that he is still dry, or mostly... If I decide to buy ski's I would be doing it purely as a cost factor. But the little research I am able to do, leads me to believe that you have to SKI an aweful lot before you can justify the purchase of ski's...

new vs. used - if you buy used what should you look for?

side cut, DIN, what does all this stuff mean? last weekend we were up at cascade and the guy tells me that I was a 6 skiier when I got my ski's, I just nodded and asked what size pole I should be using...

what kind of bindings, boots, polls? I am not a racer, I am a new skiier, and keep in mind that I have been quite happy using rental ski's up to this point (don't know anybetter I guess)

what does a complete package run? ski's boots, bindings polls? The way I look at it it's like this, a quick weekend getaway costs about $50~$60 in ski rentals alone, if ski's only cost $500 for a set then it's paid for in about 10 weekends (or a little over 2 years of skiing, guessing that I will hit the slopes about 10 times a year) but if it costs like $1000 then maybe rental ski's are better for me because I won't ski enough to justify the costs...

Also, what is the maintence required when you own ski's? anything?

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