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    HELP!

    hey, im kinda new to skiing, in other words, i just started this season. i used to snowboard but im sick of it (no offense), i just like to ski more. well, i've been renting POS skis from sport chalet or using my dad's old dynastars which are at least 25 years old. im looking to buy some good twintip skis, i do mostly all mountain skiing with a little park and not much pipe. im a big guy, 6'2 and 200lbs so like a mid fat ski? i really dont know what the difference between a regular ski and a fat ski is.. well i've been looking at the line assasinMTX's and they seem good, i'd just like some input from people who actually know what they're doing. thanks a bunch.
    Last edited by hungryhank; 12-26-2004 at 07:25 PM.
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    what state do you live in and what terrain do you ski on?

    Check out the buyers guides too.

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    oh, well i live in california, i ski mostly groomed snow, a little bit of park, but i want something that can hold its own when i go to mammoth or colorado (i'll be going to UCBoulder next year) so i need something i can ski there too. thanks.
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    Hmmmm...

    K2 Seth Pistol or Public Enemy
    Rossi Scratch BC
    Head Mad Trix Mojo
    Volkl Karma

    If you're a true beginner, then the last two might be a bit too much ski for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhank
    hey, im kinda new to skiing, in other words, i just started this season. i used to snowboard but im sick of it (no offense), i just like to ski more. well, i've been renting POS skis from sport chalet or using my dad's old dynastars which are at least 25 years old. im looking to buy some good twintip skis, i do mostly all mountain skiing with a little park and not much pipe. im a big guy, 6'2 and 200lbs so like a mid fat ski? i really dont know what the difference between a regular ski and a fat ski is.. well i've been looking at the line assasinMTX's and they seem good, i'd just like some input from people who actually know what they're doing. thanks a bunch.
    Kinda new to the board, too. Use the Search feature. You will find plenty of discussion and opinions about skis. You will read that most have a quiver and why they do.

    Read. Pick up a book and learn about racing, carving, sidecut, flex in the shovel and tail, boots, etc. After learning the basics and understanding the lingo/jargon, then...

    Hang around the shops. When they are not busy you can engage the shop sales and techs in discussion. You will learn a lot about what they sell and why this way.

    Demo, demo, demo. Rent. Most shops around Tahoe allow u to rent for a week and each evening you can exchange what you tested and pick up a new ski for the next day. You will find a huge difference in skis. They are matched for specific terrain and conditions.
    when not on the snow what else do i do...

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    how about bindings, i've been looking at the look stuff. the look p7-8-10, i like em all, i just dont know if getting the 10's would be a little overkill, i am new, but i dont wanna have to go out a get new binders in a year. oh yeah, boots, a question about boots, i have ginormous feet (size 13) so boots are tough, i've been looking at some nordica/soloman stuff, any tips on boots? or as long as it fits right.. thanks again guys, you're really helpin me out here.
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    ^where in orange county do you live? i'm located in irvine and have a pair of last seasons armada AR5s that i'm selling, and am waiting to get a pair of rossi scratch 140s back from the factory for some replacement stuff (pretty much the exact same binding as Look). it'd be that much easier to sell since neither of us would have to worry about shipping.

    edit: i also have a couple pairs of boots lying around that might fit you. you'd be able to actually try them on, too
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