skate skiing in the *freshiezone* Posted November 8, 2004 when getting skate gear i advise: boots, make em fit right the first time, these will decide which bindings you will get. skis, have someone that knows what you are looking for help you out, fitted to a ski for recreational use or for a low end race ski etc. make sure the ski flexes properly for your body size/weight etc. poles = $$, the more you spend the more you will like them. most local stores are happy to return broken poles (if you keep a receipt) you will probably break a pole or 2 or 3, particularly if you buy the pricey ones it seems. wind briefs are your friend, so is a head band (you will sweat like mad, but your ears get cold, and tunes (when skating by yourself, or if you hate your friends) trails are already groomed here, heading out tomorrow!