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Old 20-12-08, 09:49 PM   #1
 
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What should I know about twin tip skis before buying some used ones?

I'm looking on ebay right now, not sure what to aim for.

I need to know if there's anything special about sizing these types of skis

I'm 6'2" and 190-200 lbs

Would 170-180cm be ok for me? Are there other measurements I should worry about aside from length?

I don't mind a little short, since I'm used to ski blades

I'm really inexperienced when it comes to any of this technical stuff about skis of any sort. I just want some decent, nicely priced skis (that don't look ridiculous, by the way, the simpler design the better in terms of aesthetics)
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Old 21-12-08, 02:21 AM   #2
 
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Well I just bought a pair of K2 silencers (2008) off ebay for $180, in new condition.

Hopefully that was a good buy. The size was 179cm so that seems good

Any input appreciated

No bindings yet, I'll have to get those.
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Old 21-12-08, 12:58 PM   #3
 
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Its gonna be very light, very flexy and very forgiving....

I would say if anything it's a tad short for you... with twin tips you're always gonna be losing ~10cm of ski, but.... for $180 you can't really go that wrong.
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Old 21-12-08, 02:13 PM   #4
 
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what does forgiving mean with regard to skis?

and will i be able to get some halfway decent bindings for $100?

what's the difference between cheap bindings and expensive ones?

thanks
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Old 21-12-08, 02:31 PM   #5
 
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Pick your poison, there is a LOT of difference between top end stuff and bottom.

I would say just go for some low end Head bindings. Head are usually good quality...

Forgiving.. easier in and out of turns mainly. A soft ski is easier to float about and make those turns a touch smoother. A piste carver will be stiffer and want you to be more aggresive, therefore it will push you back out of your turns harder and faster.
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