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Ski "Logic" and the second pair of skis...

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Old April 1st 05, 11:31 PM
Lisa Horton
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Default Ski "Logic" and the second pair of skis...

Okay, coming at my questions from a different angle, since ski
marketingspeak doesn't seem like it's going to yield the answers I need

Pretty soon it will be, of course, the cheap time to buy skiing gear.
My underlying question is should I consider buying a new pair of skis
now, or wait until next cheap season.

My current skis are Rossi Saphir Snow 2, from a year or two ago. Cheap
beginner skis. Radius 12M, 106/67/95. I bought them to be at least as
good as rentals, and to be the same skis each time, the idea being to
remove a variable, or if you prefer, to introduce a constant. They've
paid for themselves already in terms of rentals not paid for, and
they've been the same skis each time.

I don't think that I've outgrown them yet, but I think that I am likely
to before next summer.

My logic was that buying a cheap pair of beginner skis for my first year
would save me money and help me learn. I feel that that logic has been
proven. Onward...

I figure that when I get good enough, I'll need/want a GOOD pair of
skis, and I probably won't be getting them for $200, so I'd like to make
a wise choice. The logic question is if this pair of skis will be the
second, or third pair.

On the one hand, I could get a pair a bit better than what I've got,
considering them an interim pair, figuring that I might outgrow them by
the end of next season. Or I could just keep using what I've got,
knowing that by the end of next season I should outgrow them.

In any case, I think that next season I'll begin demoing skis, starting
to get a feel for what I might be looking for in that hypothetical
"GOOD" pair of skis.

In order for the interim skis idea to work out, they would have to be
relatively cheap. Mid or lower mid range skis, on summer clearance, are
cheap enough.

I ski easy and middling blues now. I don't, and don't intend to ski
really fast. I ski mostly groomed, but some ungroomed, which I'm
finding myself liking. I doubt if I'll be seeing much if any powder in
the next year, and most likely no bumps. My main focus is having fun
and increasing my skill level so I can have even more fun.


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