I'm seeking an expert opinion concerning a possible ski purchase. I'm in need of an all mountain ski that is good in bumps. I tend to spend about 40% of my time on the mountain in the bumps. Good advice would be appreciated. Thanksasked by David Stokely 3 years 28 weeks agoHi David, take a look at the Gear Finder on this site: you'll want a ski that's not too wide in the waist (80-something mm's underfoot), and you might want to consider a ski with rocker: the early rise in the tip will help the ski turn easier and more quickly. Take a look at some of these: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/gear/skis?width=81-95&gender=Male&awards=5. If you can, make it to a demo day at your local hill so that you can try out your top choices. Good luck!
- asked by zaxsos 3 years 28 weeks agoHi zaxsos, Take a look at your boot sole length, a three-digit number on the bottom of your ski boot, usually located near the toe. This will inform how far apart the toe and the heel are. Another measurement involves the width of your ski, which informs how wide of brakes you'll need. But, take your boots and bindings into a ski shop, and the technician can mount them on your skis easily. Hope that helps!
- asked by led 4 years 28 weeks agoFunny you mention it, the women's model is called the VJJ.
- asked by manger.i 4 years 31 weeks agoTry the K2 Hardside (http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/k2-hardside-2011) or the Volkl Mantra (http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/v%C3%B6lkl-mantra-2011). Both of these skis will take your skiing to the next level— they'll carve like maniacs but float through powder if you're lucky enough to find some (the Hardside even has a slight bit of rocker). For boots, head into your local ski shop and try a few brands on— they all fit everyone's foot differently, and each brand will have a model that will fit your ability. Good luck!
- asked by Gareth 4 years 33 weeks agoThe Konflict (http://www.skinet.com/skiing/products/gear/full-tilt-konflict-2011) and the Hotdogger (Tom Wallish's pro model, http://www.skinet.com/skiing/gear/full-tilt/full-tilt-hot-dogger-2011) are great boots this season. Go for it!
I subscribed to Skiing Magazine in Feb and I have not received an issue. Are you no longer publishing this magazine ?asked by cfmcmillan 4 years 37 weeks agoThis year, we'll have two print issues on newstands (including the Gear Guide). Check out Skiing Interactive: it's our new interactive magazine, coming soon. http://www.skinet.com/skiing/fondue-party/ski-culture/2010/06/skiing-interactive-a-new-way-to-live-and-view-the-sport
- asked by llamaloveburrito 4 years 38 weeks agoThere's no September issue- there's a gear guide, which will be on newsstands October 26. Keep an eye out for Skiing Interactive- check it out here! http://bit.ly/d1yuwc Let us know if you have any more questions! Thanks!
- asked by asajets 4 years 42 weeks agoSKIING Interactive is a desktop platform, so you don't need an iPad to use it. Regarding subscriptions, SKIING subscribers will receive SKI Magazine for the remainder of their SKIING subscription. If a SKIING subscriber is also a current subscriber to SKI, their subscription will be extended for the number of copies owed to them on their SKIING subscription. If a SKIING subscriber prefers to get SKIING Interactive instead of SKI, you can definitely do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you have any further questions!
- asked by goody1333 4 years 42 weeks agoHi Goody, The first tip is to keep your weight forward- don't get in the back seat. Really try to press your shins against the front of your boots. Also, always keep your hands where you can see them- out in front. For more tips, see this article: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/how-to/how-to-ski/2009/12/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-skiing-powder. Good luck!!