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 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi all I need some urgent advice on purchasing my first set of skis and boots. I have a very serious head condition that means I have to be extreme careful when skiing. This works out fine normally but I find that when I do fall its normally due to my ski's not being adjusted correctly or maybe poorly maintained.

To stop this I feel I need to get my own equipment. However, now I want to buy the skis/boots I don't actually know anything about them. I'm a reasonably good skier and normally select advanced on the settings machine at Chillfactore Manchester. But on the slopes I'm not as good but still have the higher setting.

With this in mind can anyone advise on what would be good ski/boots? I'm size 5 and normally use a 140 ski. So naturally my biggest concern is safety.

Thanks in advance
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Find a good boot fitter. Got mine in Bicester, excellent service. Where do you live? snowHead
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@alexb123a, There's quite a lot going on there. Notwithstanding your head condition, your boots need to fit properly and your skis need to be at the right setting for you and probably not be too aggressive. You say that when you fall its normally due to your skis not being adjusted correctly or maybe poorly maintained. How do you know this? You go on to say you are not as good on the slopes so is it possible it could be your technique? When you say you have the higher setting - do you meant the DIN setting? Do the skis come off when you fall? What DIN setting do you use? What is your age, height, weight, gender? What do you mean by a reasonably good skier - in other posts you say you have only skied once in Andorra, and when you went to Les Coches you hardly skied.

Getting good boots that fit is a good idea, but no-one on here can tell you what would be good for you - you need to got o a boot fitter who will decide. You will get some recommendations for skis - 140cm are very short, and that may well be a good length for you as you do do not want to be aggressive, but depending on answers above longer might be more stable.
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@SnoodlesMcFlude, must be an early start this year.
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You need to read the guy or gals posing history. Either they are a troll or completely whacko or suffering from the brain injury they said they had/have.

Either way I wouldn't waste your time.
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@alexb123a, I suspect you are overestimating the role of the skis and boots in your tumbles however if you are keen on skiing having your own kit is a great idea as the boots will fit properly and you’ll get used to the skis and be sure they are set up right for you. As to whats best, as stated above a good bootfitter is the best place to start. Having got them sorted look for some skis that suit your skill level and be sure the bindings are set bang on for your stats.
Good luck.
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@alexb123a, do you think that it's your equipment that's causing the falls or that it's making the falls more serious? If you think the equipment is causing the falls, specifically what aspect of it?
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