On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:54:41 -0500, "Yann Nicolas"
>Well, kinda newbie... I used to ski about 8 years ago and started again last
>Friday (at Hunter Mountain). I had forgotten how much fun it was. :-)
>I consider myself a decent intermediate...
>Now I have some questions regarding skis (I'm considering buying some)...
>What are those new "shaped" skis all about? Are they better than the
>"normal" ones? What lenght would be recommended (I'm 5'7", 180 lbs)? I used
>to have 180 cm back then ('89)...
>Is there any brand that recommended? What price range should I be looking
>at? I just need something average and I don't want to spend too much (maybe
>Thanks in advance.
Try a pair of Dynastar Big Max 2's. Good ski at a good price. I have
a pair of them for rock skis. I am 5'8", 170 lbs and ski them at
185cm. I rate myself a good intermediate to LOW advanced skier (
nothing extravagant due to terrible knees) and like them in most
conditions. I ski East and West and they seem to hold up nicely every
time I use them. I don't know if they are making them this year or
not. You should be able to get them for ~ 200-250???
If you want to go higher in price, stick with the K2 fours. I think
there is another version of this ski called Merlin IV. Maybe someone
else can help you on the comparison of these two skis...
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