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WelshMoth Sun 15-Jan-17 21:09:14

I'm trying to sort out ski hire now. DH and the DD's are all having 'bronze' ski's - versatile ski's to give them confidence.

I've skied a lot - never owned my own ski's though because of cost, storage and skiing just once a year. I'm torn between hiring the intermediate (what I usually get) and the Gold ("•Side Cut : 127/76/103
•Sizes: 156-166-176 - A allround ski for cruising fast on reds or steep turns on blacks. But equally fantastic spraying through the powder.").

Any ski instructors out there that can advise me? I'm 5'3".

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Aftershock15 Mon 16-Jan-17 17:26:06

I can't advise on if the skis are suitable but will just observe that when I upgraded to 'performance' rentals I was amazed at how much better they were. Are you committed to a single pair all holiday? With the performance I was always able to change them for a different ski if I wanted to try one out. When I found one I loved I bought a pair.

WelshMoth Mon 16-Jan-17 19:13:29

Aftershock thank you for that. That's really helpful.

Out of interest, where did you see the most difference?

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Aftershock15 Sun 22-Jan-17 12:58:42

I think for me it was the quality of the edges and the pair I have have a natural turning range that seems to suit my style. I like to cruise and they have quite a long turn. So I could turn easily and then not skitter on the end of the turn - just push the snow out the sides rather than the bottom of the turn.

WelshMoth Sun 22-Jan-17 17:35:44

Thanks Aftershock. Im definitely going to ask about upgrading for the day just to see.


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