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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Anybody here ski?

    I haven't in years, but I'm looking to start up again this year, so I'm looking to buy some skis. Does anybody know a good ski forum where I can ask equiptment questions. I searched Yahoo for "ski forum" and it pulled up nothing really usefull.

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    Evil Genius capsicum's Avatar
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    When I can afford the lift ticket....

    Telemark, nordic(XC), or alpine(downhill)?

    telemarktips.com "telemark talk" is good for telemark and heavy backcountry XC.

    Nordic seems to be served best by scandinavian forums, but I only really speak english.

    Alpine forums I don't know, but I do know a bit about alpine past and present so shoot.
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
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    Warrior Cyclist cycle17's Avatar
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    I ski 6 to 10 times every winter. But lift passes are getting a little out of hand. I've been skiing a long time and I love it. It's one of the few things that makes winters in NEw England tolerable.
    Just Do It..

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    Warrior Cyclist cycle17's Avatar
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    I have Rossignol "Energy" skis with Marker M9.1 Kevlar Bindings (from 2003 I think) and I use Dalbello Carvex Extremes for boots. It's a good all mountian ski for someone of my size and ability.
    Just Do It..

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    telemark, ski, snowboard, rollerski and also own a freebord (which I haven't used yet - bwuckbwuckbwuckcheeeken)

    +1 on telemarktips for telemark and alpine touring

    try newschoolers for jib/park/pipe crowd

    lots of nordic skiers in N America so you should be able to find http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=nordic+ski something here
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Alpine skiing. Just looking for a good all mountain intermediate ski. I'll be skiing in New England and maybe in Colorado. I was actually looking on Ebay. They have some used demo skis for some pretty good prices, I don't mind a few scratches but I'm not sure about the Demo adjustable bindings though.

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    i ski


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    x country skiing, you dont need to buy lift tickets,
    http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net.../bios/bike.gif about to start winter quarter , enjoying school so far

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    Evil Genius capsicum's Avatar
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    You can get new bindings to mount on the old skis, it's generally not a problem unless it's been done several times already.

    Where are you? The snow makes a big difference.

    I use the K2 mod-X which was the last of the USA K2s, and a few years old now, but they tear up the cascade crud very much like the Rossignol Bandit XX that I demo-ed a few years ago.
    "Data is not the plural form of annecdote."
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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    This forum covers downhill pretty well, it was suggested last year by my good friend Telenick.
    http://www.epicski.com/
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