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Every skier should invest in their own set of skiing gear. Having your own gear is not only more economical than renting but, it will help you improve your skill level faster. It is nearly impossible to guarantee that you are renting the same ski gear each time you take to the slopes; therefore you need to adjust to the differences in the equipment. Not all ski rental shops take the time to ensure you are using the best gear for your ability or physical stature, which can make skiing more difficult than it needs to be.

 

A complete set of ski gear includes skis, ski boots, ski bindings, and ski poles. Some skis are sold with ski bindings to make shopping easier. The skis which are sold with bindings are often called system skis. Basically system skis are designed by the manufacturer as a system, so the skis and the ski bindings work perfectly together. The shaped designs and integration of rocker technology into skis are making skiing easier and reducing stress and strain on knees and the legs in general. If you haven’t purchased new gear in a while we recommend getting new skis and ski boots to take advantage of the improved technology over the last few years. 

 

While often playing second fiddle to skis, ski boots are the most important piece of ski gear to invest in. Getting a pair of boots that fit well and are comfortable are the keys to having fun on the slopes. Ski boots are sized in a system called Mondo Point. Ski boots are the only products that use the Mondo Point sizing system. Mondo Point sizing is not gender specific, so size 25.5 ski boots are the same length for men, women, and kids. For more information on ski boot sizing please consult our ski boot sizing guide. To provide skiers with a more appropriate fit, ski boots are also measured in width often called last measurements. Skis.com allows you to sort ski boots by widths of junior, narrow, medium, or wide in addition to providing you with the exact measurements in the product specifications. 

 

If you purchase an entire set of ski gear including skis, ski boots and ski bindings from Skis.com you can have the ski bindings mounted for a fee. 

 

Ski poles are not a required piece of skiing gear, however they are beneficial to most skiers. Ski poles help beginner and intermediate skiers maneuver at the bottom of the hill or on flat terrain. Advanced and expert skiers use poles as part of their skiing technique to help with the timing of their turns. You may find a wide range in price when it comes to ski poles. The pricier poles have ergonomic grips and are typically constructed with carbon shafts which are lighter weight. Many kids want to ski with poles. It isn’t necessary to add poles to their ski gear until they have progressed past skiing in a wedge or pizza the entire run. 

 

Hopefully this and the rest of the buying and sizing guides on Skis.com will help you pick out the right ski gear for you. If you need a hand please use our Live Chat or contact customer service to speak with one of our ski gear experts.

 

 

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