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Old 11-04-06, 01:44 PM
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Old 11-04-06, 03:25 PM
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x country skiing, you dont need to buy lift tickets,
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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.
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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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