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Ski noob - what do I buy?

Dec. 8, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
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I have my 180 cm Salomon Scream10 pilots for sale at North Shore Sports swap. They're old (~2003)but if you want them I can pull them out for $60 for you if they haven't sold yet.

Dec. 8, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
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They're skinny groomer skis.

Dec. 8, 2014, 4:08 p.m.
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If you are not too fussy on graphics I have a great deal on Movement Akoma.

180cm
132mm -102mm -122mm

They were the tele version of the Movement Baggy and are a touch softer in flex.

$75 new unmounted still in the wrapper.

http://www.skipass.com/guide-matos/movement/akoma.html

Dec. 8, 2014, 4:11 p.m.
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How good of a snowboarder are you?

I bought 188 Sin7's because they had them for $399 at the WB outlet shop in Squish last winter. I bought them for my second time skiing. If I'd had known what I know now, I would have gone stiffer as the transition to skiing wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be.

I'm 5'11/225-210ish depending on how far into the ski season we are fwiw.

Dec. 8, 2014, 4:41 p.m.
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Shirks deal is way better.

I have demo bindings from Gothams wife I'm trying to unload.

Dec. 8, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
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http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/spo/4750031358.html

Dec. 8, 2014, 6:35 p.m.
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If you are not too fussy on graphics I have a great deal on Movement Akoma.

180cm
132mm -102mm -122mm

They were the tele version of the Movement Baggy and are a touch softer in flex.

$75 new unmounted still in the wrapper.

http://www.skipass.com/guide-matos/movement/akoma.html

Does it matter that they're telemark skis? Can I mount with the bindings from heckler?

Sounds like I have a ski setup now and just need to find boots.

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Dec. 8, 2014, 6:42 p.m.
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If you are not too fussy on graphics I have a great deal on Movement Akoma.

180cm
132mm -102mm -122mm

They were the tele version of the Movement Baggy and are a touch softer in flex.

$75 new unmounted still in the wrapper.

http://www.skipass.com/guide-matos/movement/akoma.html

do you have more than one pair of those? looking for something cheap to mount gifted g3 tele bindings on…..they are hideous, but that price is in the range I want to spend!

Dec. 8, 2014, 6:58 p.m.
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Meet me at whistler re-use-it center this saturday and i'll get ya set up for less than 100$ all in .

what the xxxr sed about boots is right . if yer gonna spend real money on anything , boots is it . if yer feet hurt , nothing else matters .

i got some old atomic heli daddys downstairs with fritschis on 'em if you wanna walk uphill . prolly 100 $ .

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:16 p.m.
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what the xxxr sed about boots is right . if yer gonna spend real money on anything , boots is it . if yer feet hurt , nothing else matters .

+1. Two hours at Destination on Marine dr to get boots that fit will outweigh cheating out on the skis.

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
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I could be lightened of my 179 EHPs
kinda hard to turn for a beginner though they have not much sidecut… with tyrolia bindings

Dec. 8, 2014, 7:44 p.m.
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I have heard of crazy deals in whistler … maybe skid can help you get set up cheap

300 ain't much, I spent that just on bootliners

Dec. 8, 2014, 8:42 p.m.
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Go buy the best fitting , most comfortable boot you can afford…. about 100 flex for your weight . and then beg,borrow, steal any pair of skis you can get yer hands on .steal a set of rental poles from the local mountains . poles are disposable and in the beginning YOU WILL FALL DOWN and bend your poles

The boots are important . you can ski on any old pair of beat down sticks . but the boots are key.

Did i mention you should get a pair of boots that fit?

Further , depending on where you plan on making most of your turns this season . go cheap on a set of 180-188 cm 90-100mm wide with lots of sidecut cruisers you will have more fun , and your skill set will progress quicker. thinking GS style carving ski. get used to some speed and initiating good comfortable turns . Next season spend some money on new or newish skis.

a soft ski for your first real season will be fine . it will be easy to ski . easy turn and light weight . they will chatter at speed and on ice . But dump em if you become better and stick with this rad ass sport.
Narrower skis (90mm-100mm) will provide a little less float and will be more work in the softer pow of whistler and the interior MTs . But on the locals with the grouse goop , cypress cement and seymour slush they will be easy turning and build a platform for your skills.

My seven cents

Dec. 8, 2014, 8:47 p.m.
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Snowsliding equipment don't give a fuck how tall you are!

FYI I skied once two seasons ago, bought a set of skis last year, just cuz I want to become better at sliding on snow.
Facts:
~145lbs
Line Sir Francis Bacon 178s

When in knuckle-drag mode I ride a Salomon Sick Stick 160cm board

Spend the money on proper boots. Destination or Fanatyko in Whistler are my choices.

How good of a snowboarder are you?

I bought 188 Sin7's because they had them for $399 at the WB outlet shop in Squish last winter. I bought them for my second time skiing. If I'd had known what I know now, I would have gone stiffer as the transition to skiing wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be.

I'm 5'11/225-210ish depending on how far into the ski season we are fwiw.

Told ya so!

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 8, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
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+1. Two hours at Destination on Marine dr to get boots that fit will outweigh cheating out on the skis.

+3,288. This is what I did. My boots are tight, fit incredibly well and most importantly, feel great. Destination is a great shop.

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