Volkl - Skiing
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Tue Dec 04 00:00:00 MST 2012sawzaw Rating:4.0
Rolls well. Stays strapped on. Good Idea for People that can't carry their skis on their shoulders, like my wife. She is a small lady. Could use a better pull string. I'll come up with something.
Thu Dec 27 00:00:00 MST 2012retailtherapy0 Rating:1.0
The Ski Amigo is an excellent idea, if only it were made of something stronger than cheap plastic.The wheels did not turn properly. When I tried to use the feature to buckle/unbuckle the boots, it broke off. I threw it away after the first use.
Mon Mar 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014robalb Rating:5.0
Boots are great - superior performance. Need breaking in, there are a lot if adjustments to customize to each persons needs.
Fri Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2014birminghammimom Rating:4.0
These are great to slip into with regular snow boots - a minimal investment for a beginner toddler skier. They fell off my daughter a couple times, but the straps are adjustable and can be tightened, both around toes and ankles. We didn't use the poles, so I can't comment on them, but the plastic on the baskets is very flexible, not rigid - just a minor observation. Also, I think it would be tough to use edgy-wedgies with these to keep the tips together because they are so round. Overall, I would say these serve the purpose and are worth the money. We will use them again several times this winter. I would recommend them.
Although you might think that skis are your most important piece of ski equipment, ski boots have more to do with performance than the skis or bindings. Ski boots that aren't right for your feet can prevent the transfer of pressure to the ski and contribute to a lack of control. While your boots will never be as comfortable as sneakers, the correct boot will be a lot more comfortable to wear for a full day on the slopes.
When purchasing ski apparel, it's best to think in terms of layering. Layering helps keep out the cold and wet of the winter environment while keeping perspiration off of your skin, so you stay warm and comfortable. Layering snow apparel also gives you the ability to adjust your warmth to fluctuating environmental conditions while participating in snow sports.
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Your active outdoor lifestyle doesn't have to come to a screeching halt when the snow starts flying. It's time to get geared up in ski accessories and hit the slopes. If you're an avid skier, winter is the best time of year for outdoor action. Besides your skis, you will need a few ski accessories to enjoy your snowy adventures. Whether you're a downhill or cross-country skier, you will need to stock up on ski accessories, such as ski poles, ski boots, bindings, helmets, goggles and ski clothing. This ski accessories buying guide will show you how to buy ski accessories that will offer top performance, durability and value for your money.
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