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  1. #1
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    Good ski for an old beginner?

    Iím looking for skis for my dad. Heís 75 and not a very good skier but wants to go out a few times a year with the grandkids.

    Whatís an easy forgiving ski for an old timer? What size? Heís 6í 180lbs.

    Thanks!

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    Praxis 9D8, 179 on sale now
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    I would look for some old twin tips in decent shape.
    Why? They can be lightish, widish, straightish (compared to an old carver), softish, and cheap. Perfect for skidding around with the kids. 175 to 180.
    YMMV
    Sorry, I don't actually have anything to offer, but someone or your local used market, might have something not totally beat to shit.
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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Pinnacle 105 fits the bill nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerlane View Post
    I’m looking for skis for my dad. He’s 75 and not a very good skier but wants to go out a few times a year with the grandkids.

    What’s an easy forgiving ski for an old timer? What size? He’s 6’ 180lbs.

    Thanks!
    I'd take a good look at the Nordica Navigator series.

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    Soul 7 is the pinnacle of ski development....

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    I send old guys and beginners out on the Icelantic Pioneer 96 all the time and they seem to always like it.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    I would look for some old twin tips in decent shape.
    Why? They can be lightish, widish, straightish (compared to an old carver), softish, and cheap. Perfect for skidding around with the kids. 175 to 180.
    YMMV
    Sorry, I don't actually have anything to offer, but someone or your local used market, might have something not totally beat to shit.
    This is along the lines of what Iím looking for. We donít want to spend a lot. So, something thatís a few or several yeRs old but in good shape. Any suggestions on old twin tips to look for? 1080ís? Karmas?

    Thanks for the suggestions so far!


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    Definitely not 1080s. Those are garbage. Also, they'd be ancient by now.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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