|24-01-08, 03:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Seeking some Advice (New Skis/Boots)
Hello--thanks for looking.
I'm looking to buy a new set of skis, bindings, and boots.
I've been skiing for 10+ years but would consider
myself an intermediate. Female, 5'9'' 185lbs
I ski the East Coast; VT, NY, PA so trails are mostly groomed and ice is
I enjoy skiing more aggressively on green runs and less
so on blue and black. I use longer turns and wedge when
I am not that confident.
I'd like to push myself further and ski with more
short quick turns as I become more comfortable and ski
Right now I am using an old pair of Rossignols 173 -
V2 C's From 99' or so and I am looking at an upgrade.
I have been looking at the following skis:
K2 Apache Hawk (They may be "too" beginner though)
K2 Apache Crossfire (May be too advanced)
Rossignol Zenith Z9
Rossignol Bandit B83
Rossignol Bandit B78
Rossignol Bandit B2
Rossignol Bandit B3
I am open to any suggestions though on brand, type and length.
I generally look at men's skis because of my height/size but if
women's would be better suited for me - I will also consider them.
As for boots...I am slightly "duck footed" with a low
instep, flat feet, and average width...may be a little
wider by the toes. I notice the boots I have currently
start to really hurt my ankles, toes, and shin by the end of
the day after several hours of skiing (I even have bruises!) so I know it is crucial
to get a pair of boots that are right for me. I plan on going
to get fitted but I'd like some suggestions prior as well.
Any help would be really appreciated!