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      11-28-2016, 01:25 PM   #23
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I'm an avid skier/snowboarder, started skiing at 6 snowboarding at 15.
Strictly a snowboarder now but here's my advice:

1) Go to a resort like Park City, Killington, Vail, Aspen etc. and rent their demo equipment, you'll get a feel of what type of ski's you like (shape and size)

2) Never buy equipment before or during the season, you're better off renting a season and picking up gear toward the end of the season (around march) at ski resort shops, or some online retailers. (places like the-house.com have awesome return policies and sales) You'll save hundred if not thousands of dollars by just waiting. Ski resorts usually have to get rid of their inventory toward the end of the season to make room for next years stuff. I picked up "Thirty Two" boots (snowboarding boots) for like $40 in Park City last March.

3) Comfort! Boots are the single most important thing you can buy. Most avid skiers that I know have them bake molded to their feet.

The reason why I mentioned the resorts above? They're image resorts with huge turnouts and get the highest variety of demo equipment.

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Don't go skiing. That's my tip :P But I hate skiing.
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When I used to ski, I had Salomon gear. But then I got into snowboarding and haven't looked back since! Good luck!
Same here, once I started snowboarding, I've never gone back to skiing
Snowboard=slow
Ski=fast

I wish the snow boarders would get the hell out of my way.
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I'm an Elan and mostly Head brand guy.

Get some demos, rent what you have an eye on.

Also, try a local ski swap. I got a sweet pair of twin tip Elan's for cheap because they were a last year model.
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Speaking of skiing....anyone going over the Presidents day weekend?
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Snowboard=slow
Ski=fast

I wish the snow boarders would get the hell out of my way.
that's odd its always the skiiers that get in my way lol.
I've easily hit 60 mph on my board
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Speaking of skiing....anyone going over the Presidents day weekend?
yea back to shitty east coast snowboarding
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that's odd its always the skiiers that get in my way lol.
I've easily hit 60 mph on my board
Then you are one of the few. Its Taos for me next month.
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Then you are one of the few. Its Taos for me next month.
Every time I pass a skier going fast they always curse me or say something smart. I think skier just don't see a lot of snowboarders bombing down the mountain.
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