I'll take all the help I can get motor or not!
Here's my scenario:
I grew up skiing and then did some tele skiing until my knees gave out. I still have a pair of Excalibur Magnums 181 I think, BD 3 pin bindings/no cables and a first-ish generation T1-men's too big and too stiff for me. For the last 14 years I have been boarding and always looking at the skiers with envy and regret. My knees are better cuz I gave them a break and I want to get on skis again. I will use whatever I get probably 90% resort since I have the old Tuas so I want something that is workable for hard pack and speed. My last regular skis were 200's-staraight cut so that will date me for you and let you know where I am coming from in terms of technique.
I found the Magic boots for really cheap and being a boatman, didn't want to pass up a deal even though I know nothing about AT skiing. So, sure, let me know what you have; at this point I am pretty up to try anything that comes in twos. I did always like the feeling of having the ski free at the heel so that is making me a little leery of committing to the AT-even with the great deal. Also the AT bindings are ridiculously expensive.
I am new here so don't know how to do the PM thing so send me an email
hilde at internet49 dot com
We just got through some sweet flooding so I haven't even been skiing this season-it rained up until last week but now we are at 100% with one storm. The boating has been unreal though so I am not too jonesing for boarding.
For that matter, does anyone want to trade a pair of women's Magic, used 4 times for some equivalent tele stuff???