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Buying ski gear

Jojobling

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I have been skiing for about 10 years now and I have been using rentals. I now decided it would be easier to get my own. So I did some research and I need some help finding the right gear.

Ski
- 135-145cm
- Beginner/ intermediate/ advanced
- Waist width 100-120mm
- Turn radius 18-22m
- Rocker/ flat/ rocker
- Alpine/ big mountain/ powder/ all moutian
Bindings
- Brakes 100-120mm
- Din 1-5
- Strong
- A medium elasticity
- AFD
- No riser plates
- Flat skis
- Maybe variable mounting positions systems
- Maybe demo ski bindings
- Manufactures recommended mounting positions
Boots
- 25 mondo
- Medium to wide (width)
- Medium (flex)
- 95 (stiffness of flex)
- 1/2 to ¾ foot space
- Little growing room
- Should come close to touching edge of the liner
- Dual durometer shell
- Ski/ walk or ski/ hike feature
- Footbeds
- Micro adjustable buckles
- Built in boot heaters
- Maybe custom fit boots
- Maybe moldable liners
Maybe custom fit footbed
Extra
• Jacket/ Coat
- Insulated with shell
- 75grams
- 10,000mm (waterproof)
- 5,000g MVTR (breathability)
- High durability
- Fully taped seams
- Front zipper cover
- Powder skirt
- Detachable hood
- Wrist closure
- Cinch cord
- Electronics pocket
- Goggle pocket
- Additional fabric lining
• Helmet
- ASTM certified
- Half shell
- Active venting
- Wireless Bluetooth link system (audio)
- EPS foam or Brock hardhat foam
- Semi-hard shell or double shell or hybrid shell or zip mold
• Poles
- 42in
- Basket
- Grips and straps
- Carbon fiber
• Gloves
- Breathable
- Water proof
- Insulation
- ¼ in of fabric
- Flexible
- Short cuff length
- Regular style fabric
- Pockets
- Grips
- Reinforcements
- Soft thumb nose wipe area
- Clips
- Glove liners


Thanks
 

skiNEwhere

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Yes, it is.

I think you need to narrow down your criteria, I don't know even know where to start, and some of the criteria seems to cancel other criteria
 

ScottySkis

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Do you live anywhere near a Potterbrothers ski shops I highly recommend them the services has been great to me. They have several in Mid Hudson Valley NY, and one at Jiminy Peak, and a new one at Killington. Also backcountry.com steepandcheap.com are very good online shops.
 

Puck it

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I am surprised that they are not requiring BD Whippet poles for self arresting. These definitely should be on the list.
 

Puck it

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What is a whippet?

This

 

skiNEwhere

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I feel like some how this thread is going to turn out to be a marketing ploy
 

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I'll take this seriously ... spend some money on good boots. Go to a boot fitter and they can guide you to good boots. Don't worry too much about the other stuff.
 

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- Turn radius 18-22m

Outside of racers, does anyone actually pay attention to the listed turn radii on skis?

I guess it could be useful when differentiating between very similar models, but if they're that similar, than the turn radius would be similar too. There are so many other aspects that are more important, turn radius is pretty much inconsequential.
 

dlague

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I think for any one to better help you out, I think height, weight, skier type, east cost vs west, where do you spend you time on the mountain etc. Listing equipment makes it sound like you already know what you want, therefore want other people to research it for you in terms of what fits those criteria. Most websites have filters that will let you pick and choose based on certian criteria.

As someone posted earlier some of the criteria seem like an odd combo. Just the ski alone sounds like you want a short fat ski that is stiff - are you under 5 feet and heavy and ski powder?

Does seem like an odd post!
 

Puck it

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Pretty radical ski this person is looking for.

The Icelantic Shaman may come close to it.

Published length (cm)Estimated effective edge length (cm)Tip (mm)mid (mm)tail (mm)tip-mid (mm)tail-mid (mm)tip-tail (mm)Est. area (sq cm)Avg sidecut (mm)Avg Width (mm)Est Radius of Curvature (meters)
145128140.0120.0140.020.020.00.0183710.0130.020.4
 
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