Newbie question: LL Bean skis any good?

Newbie question: LL Bean skis any good?

Post by kleeREM.. » Fri, 16 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Newbie XC skier finds inexpensive skis & boots in LL Bean catalog.  Any
opinions?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Newbie question: LL Bean skis any good?

Post by Lawrence Obe » Fri, 16 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I bought their Boreal package (Karhu skis, Alpina NNN II boots and Rotefella
bindings) this fall after twenty years on woodies.  It's my first pair of
waxless skis and I wanted to test them on the cheap ($200 skis, boots,
bindings and poles).  With some glide wax, Swix F4 in my case, they behave
reasonably well.  Let me qualify things by saying I'm a "hacker" who just
like to get out and ski - not too fast.  The waxless skis are definitely a
bit slower which is fine for me.   The only downside is the foam core seems
to make for a thicker ski which requires two ski pair slots on the rack.  A
friend bought a similar wood core ski and they were much thinner.

Quote:

>Newbie XC skier finds inexpensive skis & boots in LL Bean catalog.  Any
>opinions?

>Thanks.


 
 
 

Newbie question: LL Bean skis any good?

Post by Michael J. Do » Tue, 20 Jan 1998 04:00:00

: Newbie XC skier finds inexpensive skis & boots in LL Bean catalog.  Any
: opinions?
:
: Thanks.

I'm a newbie too.
I was considering purchasing one of the LL Bean ski setups
for approx 200 dollars because it seemed easy and cheap.
I did some web searching and found out that all the mail order
companies have a ski set in the 200 dollar price range.
Do a web search for x-c ski mail order companies and request their
catalogs from the web pages. I have learned a lot just from looking
through the catalogs.

 
 
 

Newbie question: LL Bean skis any good?

Post by loco » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> : Newbie XC skier finds inexpensive skis & boots in LL Bean catalog.  Any
> : opinions?
> :
> : Thanks.

> I'm a newbie too.
> I was considering purchasing one of the LL Bean ski setups
> for approx 200 dollars because it seemed easy and cheap.
> I did some web searching and found out that all the mail order
> companies have a ski set in the 200 dollar price range.
> Do a web search for x-c ski mail order companies and request their
> catalogs from the web pages. I have learned a lot just from looking
> through the catalogs.

Mike:

        L.L. Bean does not manufacture the skiis they sell.  Someone makes them
for L.L.Bean.  You could probably do better elsewhere.  Go to a ski shop
and let them know what type of skiing you anticipate doing.  In a few
weeks, you can get end of the season package bargains.