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17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 2:54:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
My arms are dead. Dead.

Planning for the future kinda sucks. Especially when the idea of being a landlord makes you feel like a class betrayer. But whatevs daddy's gotta make property tax payments.

Have you skied before? If so, you should give me your recommendations on bindings and boots for in piste and cross country skiing. I have acquired some older skis from the early 70s and want to use them.

I'm gonna be in Reno for five days next week! Any recommendations for anything to do there at all?

17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:03:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Planning = adulting and I am NOT okay with that.
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:04:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can plan forever it's the application of said planning that I am not good about lol.
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:06:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ha. I think a lot of people have that problem.Tho I think you probably have to follow thru if you're a landlord...
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:08:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not yet! Just planning on being one.
I'm helping my gram with her money now that she's forgetting things and part of that is dealing with her tenants and getting one of her houses rented. It's all gonna be mine one day so I need to know what the eff I'm getting into.
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:13:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ooohh...good luck with that. I work with a lot of landlords.
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:20:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
She lives out in the middle of fck all nowhere so I had a hard time finding a damn plumber last week. I FINALLY found someone who would come out but they would have to drive two hours each way and it was over $100 an hour for their service! Eff that noise.
17 days ago - Sunday 11/5/17 - 3:27:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Holy sh*t, that's crazy. O.O
16 days ago - Monday 11/6/17 - 8:09:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 11/5/17 - 2:54:24 PM FoolsConvert wrote:
recommendations on bindings and boots for in piste and cross country skiing. I


For your 70s skis get the cheapest bindings that will fit a modern boot. Alternatively, spend a lot on vintage bindings because you like the way they look. They won't be your go-to ski.

For downhill at resorts, I'd say don't spend a ton of money on your first pair. If you're going to spend money, spend it on the boots. Get a pair that fits well and is comfortable if they're new, expect to pay several hundred. For skis and bindings, I'd go with a good all-mountain ski. If you're not a great skier, don't worry about rocker tip/tail; you won't be skiing powder your first season anyway.

For cross country, what sort skiing are you looking to do? Tromping around in the woods (shorter, wider, maybe metal edges), classic, or skate?
16 days ago - Monday 11/6/17 - 7:06:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was looking at bindings from the folks who made the skis. Fischer. I don't own any other skis at all so these are gonna be my only skis for the time being. I just don't know what to look for in bindings at all but I found a nice guide on backcountry.com I'm definitely gonna get good boots, you can't use snowboard boots for skis, right? That'd be too easy lol.

As for cross country I am looking for something to tromp around with, I've already got the skis (again old 70s ones) I just don't know what shoes to buy.

I bought a nice snowboard and all that gear this summer so maybe by next year if I like skiing I'll buy some new skis but for now it's all my old stuff from grandparents.
14 days ago - Tuesday 11/7/17 - 10:22:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
What sort of downhill skiing are you planning on doing? And no you can't use snowboard boots. Way too soft. Unless they're the super aggressive plastic racing ones and even then the bindings won't work.

If your XC skis and bindings are from the 70s they're probably 3-pin bindings so you'll need boots that fit the specific pin size and spacing. Some of that has changed in the last 40 years so be careful. For instance New Nordic Norm may be the norm now, but it wasn't back then. I'd get a fairly comfortable boot, not full plastic, warm and waterproof. Maybe with a plastic upper buckle. Comfortable and steep roof are the important parts
14 days ago - Tuesday 11/7/17 - 10:23:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Water proof
14 days ago - Tuesday 11/7/17 - 10:29:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
The downhill skis were never actually used so they haven't had pins drilled in them yet. I think that means I can get any kind of binding? The cross country ones apparently came with some boots (lol) they're just on this side of snug. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use them or not.

I plan on learning how to ski in these this year (never done it before! even though I grew up right outside of Telluride) so the downhill I'll be doing isn't anything crazy at all. Just regular stuff for a beginner.
14 days ago - Wednesday 11/8/17 - 6:33:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Cross country is pretty easy. At its most basic it's like really awkward snowshoeing. Once you get better at it, it's a lot faster and more fun than snowshoes.

Yeah you could probably get whatever binding in the downhill skis. Just know that it's probably going to be a lot harder to learn on the old skis than modern ones and if you like it you'll want to get a different pair. One thing to be sure of is that the downhill skis aren't too long. They used to be stupid long and that makes skiing pretty difficult. Especially the turning and stopping parts.



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