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oldensign - DCSki Columnist
December 31, 2007
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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I havent rented at a ski area in a while. Recently I did. I was very please to see 4 buckle boots and side cut skis. Is this the norm at most area these days?
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
December 31, 2007
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
1,527 posts
Yes it is. I can't think of a place that still rents out what has rapidly become substandard gear. Gather too that since the advent of parabolic/side cut skis, the old "sticks" are now museum pieces, so much so that I will be putting a pair on my wall. And virtually all the bindings that used to be coupled with sticks are no longer maintained by the manufacturer, meaning that unless they are owner-maintained, no repair shop will touch them.

Boots is another story. Seen some real garbage out there. However, with competition becoming keen among resorts, customers have the option. As a result, most places now have better equipment than ever before.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
January 1, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
437 posts
Yes sidecut ski are the norm for anywhere these days. Stright skis are for walls and Glen Plake. It was the 4 buckle boots that impressed me.
comprex
January 7, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
 Originally Posted By: oldensign
It was the 4 buckle boots that impressed me.

Why? Rear-entry was pretty much dead in the water more than ten years ago.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
January 7, 2008
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
437 posts
you havent been sking where I ski....!
comprex
January 7, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts

Probably true. I'm a critter of habit.
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