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Old 11-16-2010, 12:23 PM #1
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Intermediate Ski Help

Hey guys looking to buy my first pair of skis. I've been skiing for the past three years and I absolutely love it. I am an intermediate skier looking to go advanced. I usually stick on black diamonds and the occasional blue square.

I like a quick snappy ski, but I'm absolutely lost on what to look for.

I have looked at:
K2 Apache Raider
Salomon X-Wing 8

I'm looking to keep it around under $600. Preferably lower though.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:34 AM #2
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Evogear has the apache raider for under $550.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:04 AM #3
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depends on location
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:22 AM #4
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you stay on runs mostly or do most of your skiing off trail
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:16 PM #5
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Check out volkl skis and line skis, I ride k2 press skis but in the past volkls have been my favorite ski I ever owned. Lots of my park friends ride and swear by line skis too. Goodluck mate!
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:44 AM #6
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Do you want twin or traditional?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:23 PM #7
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you cant go wrong with lines
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:11 AM #8
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The thing that I would like to add is that shaped skis strip you of turningabilities that you can exploit and/or develop. If you like to make the same basic turns every run or run gates I guess this could be good.

As stated above it depends on location. Whether I'm skiing in Colorado or Michigan, I want a stiff, straight edged ski so I can carve as I desire not what the factory has determined with the hourglass shape that they chose. Free skiing should in fact feel free not restricted.
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