Key to success
Choosing the right skis is a key issue. And if you choose the best ones that you will love and plan a future with them, soon there will be many more necessary pairs in your collection. Checked info!
The first question: are they supposed to be recreational / learning skis or are you an advanced rider who wants something more from the equipment? E.g. park skis, off-piste, or hard and razor-sharp that will allow you to develop amazing speeds?
Rent or buy?
One option is to rent skis on site, e.g. at SkiSets popular in France at a discount with SNOWEE. Rental staff will help you choose the best pair of skis. And if you want to own your skis because your tops are your tops, then & #8230;
Step by step
1. It's best to start by buying used equipment. However, remember that the skis have a thick edge (this decreases with every sharpening) and that the glide is in good condition (especially avoid holes near the edges!). Also remember that you will have to fasten your boots for skis, so make sure you have good bindings.
2. Choose skis, taking into account your real skills and intentions & #8211; will you rather ride on gentle blue routes and enjoy your eyes with the views, do you want speed and adrenaline?
3. If you're a beginner, it's best to choose all-round skis that should reach the chin. If you're a heavier player, they can be a little longer. Generally not higher than you.
4. If you are an intermediate player, think about slalom skis or skis from another fairy tale & #8211; all-mountain. The length of the former should be similar to all-round skis, while all-mountain skis should be higher than you & #8211; up to approx. 5 cm.
All-mountain allows you to enjoy riding on unprepared routes (e.g. after a whole day of driving) and are suitable to go on them off route. They should also give you joy of riding on the prepared route & #8211; narrower models easily initiate edge entry.
All-mountain skis are generally a little wider (mm under the boot), softer and more forgiving than others. Newer models also have a rocker who lifts the ski beaks in deeper snow and allows fun after rain. Compared to classic skis, they are like a jeep at Formula 1. This is a great option for people who are planning to take care of freerides in the future.
5. Advanced skiers tend to know what they need. Wide shovels are added to their collection, in which they ride off the slopes, giant or downhill skis speeding at the speed of light.