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Which Ski and Size For Old, Weak, Heavy Newbie?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:51 pm

5' 10"
270 lb
Age: 62
Physical Condition: Lousy
Skiing Experience: None
Use: Resort
Main Goal: Stay uninjured while I learn to telemark.

What kind and size and telemark ski would be suitable for someone like me?
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Re: Which Ski and Size For Old, Weak, Heavy Newbie?

Postby RobRox » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Rentals and take a morning lesson every time you hit the resort
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Re: Which Ski and Size For Old, Weak, Heavy Newbie?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:40 pm

I should have mentioned, I would like to do a little backcountry on my own too, so I'd rather buy.
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Re: Which Ski and Size For Old, Weak, Heavy Newbie?

Postby flyingcow » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:27 pm

All depends on what your mean by "a little backcountry."

I agree with Rob, but rentals are getting harder and harder to come by. If you're skiing the east coast and going to buy new, then really, without knowing anything else, I'd say Voile Vectors with either Outlaws or a nice 75mm binding of your choosing. But if you have never skied alpine or nordic, I'd find a decent pair of skis with releasable voile hardwire bindings and don't worry about buying new until you're ready for a longer ski (you'll probably want to start substantially shorter than you'll wind up with, which will be in the 180-190 cm ballpark)

I'm a bigger dude than you, so one thing I learned is... If you haven't started doing box squats and reverse lunges, start today. Your knees will thank you.
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Re: Which Ski and Size For Old, Weak, Heavy Newbie?

Postby lowangle al » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:50 am

Tom, I think you'd have a lot of fun on a wider no wax ski like the vector with a light plastic boot at the resort. I would stay on thr green slopes and work on snowplow turns and learning how to kik and glide. Pa has a lot of good terrain with a lot of forest roads that are good for skiing. The only thing we lak is snow.
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