Choosing your skis
For training we recommend that students use skis within the Piste Performance category. Race skis are generally far too specific and tend to be very narrow underfoot, restricting versatility. A few race carvers are ok such as the Salomon 2v, Dynastar Speed Course and head Super Shape. In the same vein All Mountain Skis would benefit students during mountain safety training and off-piste but generally are too wide underfoot and too long for piste performance skiing. *****Students should be looking for skis that are 70-80mm underfoot and have a turn radiusof between 14 and 20 meters*****
For training we recommend that students use skis within the Piste Performance category. Race skis are generally far too specific and tend to be very narrow underfoot, restricting versatility. A few race carvers are ok such as the Salomon 2v, Dynastar Speed Course and head Super Shape. In the same vein All Mountain Skis would benefit students during mountain safety training and off-piste but generally are too wide underfoot and too long for piste performance skiing.
*****Students should be looking for skis that are 70-80mm underfoot and have a turn radiusof between 14 and 20 meters*****
Students are reminded that their skiing is analysed on shorts and medium/longs on piste as well as slower demonstrations at more basic levels. The ski should be sufficiently shaped to allow carving skills to be easily learnt but not too radical as this makes them unforgiving to skidding and rotation skills or having fun anywhere other than on bullet proof piste. Ideally, they should have a ski they are happy to take off piste or into the bumps but this should be of secondary consideration.
Skis we would recommend to BASI Level 1 and 2 Trainees
- Atomic D2 VF 73 Black
- Atomic Nomad Smoke TI
- Atomic Nomad Colt
- Atomic Vario Carbone
- Atomic Redster Edge GS
- Atomic Redster LT
- Blizzard G-Power FS IQ
- Blizzard Magnum FS IQ
- Elan Waveflex 10 Redfusion
- Fischer Motive 74 or 76 powerrail
- Fischer Progressor 900 Racetrack
- Head Supershape Titan
- Head Supershape i Speed
- K2 Velocity
- K2 Force
- Nordica Doberman Spitfire EDT
- Dynastar Speed Pro
- Rossignol Experience 78 X TP12
- Rossignol Experience 78
Female specific Piste Performance Skis
- Atomic Affinity Air
- Atomic D2 VF 73
- Atomic Affinity Pure
- Blizzard Viva 7.7 TI
- Elan Amphibio Insomnia Fusion
- Head Mya No7 PR Pro
- K2 SuperBurnin
- K2 Superific
- Dynastar Exclusive Elite
- Rossignol Attraxion I WTP 12
- Rossignol Attraxion 8 Echo
When should you buy your kit and equipment?
When booking on to a New Gen course you will gain access to all of our instructor deals and offers. New Gen work closely with companies such as Atomic, Ellis Brigham and The Bootlab to guarantee our trainees great equipment at reduced prices. Some students like to have their kit and equipment purchased and sorted well before the course starts and take advantage of the Atomic deal which offers up to 40% discount off of selected lines. Other student prefer to wait until they are in resort to purchase their kit from places such as The Bootlab, this way, if they have any problems at all and need things adjusting there are people on hand to help.
Would it be ok to rent skis instead of buying them?
You will probably find that renting skis and kt for the 10 weeks you are on your Gap course will work out very expensive and it may work out around about the same cost, or cheaper to purchase your own equipment which you can make sure is suitable for the course.
Can I oder Atomic kit to got straight to resort?
If you are ordering any kit from the Atomic deal you will need to have the kit delivered to a UK address. Please make sure that you order early to make sure your kit is ready for you buy the start of the course. Towards Christmas they get very busy and ordered can be delayed.
How will I know that The Bootlab can offer the skis and kit that I want?
We advise all students that are looking to purchase kit and equipment form The Bootlab to contact them prior to coming to resort to make sure they have everything in stock that you require. On the Sunday after after arriving resort the guys from the Bootlab will collect you from you chalet and take you to either their shop in Courchevel or Meribel to fit you out with you kit.
You can contact the guys at The Bootlab via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone on: +33 (0)6 52 04 24 42
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We are available 7 days a week and will be able to guide you through all steps of the BASI system, at every level. So contact us today and find out more.
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