Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Pick Your Sticks

It's that time of year where you realize you need to ditch your old boards and take the dive into a new pair of skis. The wall-o-skis can be a little overwhelming at your local ski shop. It's best to learn a little about what you're looking for and what's available before you go to the shop. Then you can talk with one of the pros more in-depth to get a perfect fit.

If you're any kind of regular skier, picking out your skis is like entering into a relationship. Choose wisely...otherwise you'll experience pain, frustration, and an expensive divorce when you have to switch to another new pair.

Here is a compilation of the Best of the Best. This list consists of the Editor's Picks from Skiing, Freeskier, and Backcountry Magazines.

Volkl- Grizzly
Fischer- Watea 78 Railflex
Volkl- Bridge
Scott- Punisher

Big Mountain
Nordica- Blower
Rossignol- S6
Atomic- Pimp
Movement- Goliath

Powder Specific
K2- Pontoon
Line- Sir Francis Bacon

Park Specific
Nordica- Ignition
Volkl- Wall
Salomon- Suspect

Women’s Specific
Volkl- Kiku
Scott- Sheela
Roxy- Shazam
Rossignol- W Scratch BC Team

We'll have the Best of Snowboards soon!

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