Gears

I recently discovered that I have been wearing wrong shoe size all my life. Since I preferred to have some room in my toes, I had always pick size 8 (US), but my actual size is 6.5 (US). Now that I am used to skating shoes, my regular shoes feel weird. A few weeks ago, I bought a new pair of Adidas running shoes size 7 to replace my size-8 pair. Even then it still feels roomy. I took an audit of all my shoes and put together this page as a record for me to refer back.

Shoes

Skates

Skis

  • 2020 Rossignol Experience 88 TI Men’s Skis 159cm + Look SPX 12 Dual WTR Bindings ($255). Bought this new pair on December 24, 2023)

Snowboards

Protective Gears

Protective gears are very important for safety. I love these sports, but I can’t afford to take the risk.

Ex-Gears

  • 2023 Fischer RC Fire SLR Pro Skis (155cm) with RS 9 SLR Bindings: ($215) Bought this brand new. (I left and lost this pair at Stowe Mountain Resort on December 17, 2023 after just 4 runs total.)
  • Flying Eagle Aggressive Skates: 39-40 EU ($93). This pair fits perfect. Despite the tiny coping, I love it to blade around skateparks. (Retired this pair on December 16, 2023)
  • Rollerblade Zetrablade: 8 (US). This was my first pair to learn rollerblade. I had a lot of fun with it even though size 8 US was a bit too big for me.
  • Head XENON Xi 5.0 (2008): 149cm. I loved this pair. Despite its used condition, it took me from green all the way up to double black diamond in winter 2021-2022.
  • K2 Apache Sabre 2008 (119-72-103): 153cm. I also bought this pair used. It works perfectly. It was my go-to pair for winter 2022-2023
  • Capita Indoor Survival (2006): 156cm. This was my learning board in winter 2022-2023.
  • Lange Comp 80 Team Ski Boots: 7-7.5 (US). I used this pair to learn skiing in winter 2022-2023.
  • Nordica Doberman WC EDIT 130 Race Ski Boots: 8 (US). Bought this used, but way too stiff for me and my son.
  • Atomic Vantage 97 Ti Skis (2019): 172cm. This pair was way too long for me.
  • K2 Escape Jr. 136cm Skis with Marker M450 Bindings. This was a junior pair. Bought it used and never used it.
Bonjour Vietnam