HELP: which skis to buy?

HELP: which skis to buy?

Post by John Tayl » Wed, 15 May 2002 21:54:33


I have recently purchased a boat and want to now buy a pair of skis.
I can ski well on 2 skis, but hope to be able to slalom by the end of
the summer.  I would like to spend around $150 or less if possible.  I
don't know if this makes any difference or not, but I am 5'4, 165 pds.

In general, will buying from a website online be less expensive than a
retail store? Do they make a ski that is easier to get up on for
slalom? Also, what difference does the width of a ski make?

Thanks,
John

 
 
 

HELP: which skis to buy?

Post by Bria » Thu, 16 May 2002 21:23:55

Quote:
> In general, will buying from a website online be less expensive than a
> retail store?

Try to find a ski shop or boat dealer that will let you try out (demo)
a few skis so that you can pick the one you like the most.  Some may
charge a small fee to do this, but they should refund it back to you
in the purchase of a new ski.  This is the best way to find a ski you
will be really happy with.  Things have really changed over the last
5-10 years and different skis will be very feel very different from
each other.  By buying on line, you won't really know what you are
getting and a good ski shop or dealer should be priced very
competetively with on-line or mail order.

Quote:
> Do they make a ski that is easier to get up on for
> slalom? Also, what difference does the width of a ski make?

Wider skis will be much easier to get up on, but also have their
limits as far as performance.  I think a wide ski would be a very good
choice for you to start out on.  If you get to a point that you really
like to cut hard and ski the slalom course, then a wide ski will start
to hold you back, but they are best to learn on.

Try out both types and see what works best for you.  Good luck.

Quote:
> John