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Quick question on ski sizing:

post #1 of 7
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A friend is buying a pair of Head Mojo 94s (Sweet Ones) as a one-ski quiver, she is an intermediate skier and 167 cm in height, 150 lb, and she is between 166 and 159 size.  What should she get?  My gut says 166, but I am worried that it may be too big.    Thanks!

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FWIW, think your gut speaks the truth. My wife is and inch or so taller and 10 lbs lighter, high intermediate-low advanced, more power than finesse, skis unisex midfats in the 163-168 range. If your friend is athletic, planning to improve, the 166 seems like a slam dunk. 

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Yepp, she went for the 166.

post #4 of 7

The John/Mojo 94 and the Sweet One are totally different skis, although they fit the same category niche for men (John/Mojo 94) and women (Sweet One).  The men's John/Mojo 94 is a 19m radius, 132-94-119 ski.  The women's Sweet One is a 14.9m radius, 129-92-117 ski.  Head categorizes both as Big Mountain skis, but if your friend is a woman she'd probably be better off with the Sweet One rather than the John/Mojo 94.

 

FYI, the Mojo 94 name was dropped from the Head lineup two years ago with the intro of the John 94 (same ski, different name and graphics), which has since been renamed the Johnny 94 for 2011.  Head doesn't seem to have a comparable ski to the Sweet One in their woman's lineup anymore.  The only ones that come close are the Wild One and Great One, but they are both considerably narrower than the Sweet One, with All-Mountain geometry.

post #5 of 7

Level Nine Sports "guarantees" that the Sweet One is the same ski as the John 94.

 

I don't know enough to know for sure, but I tend to agree with exracer in that they are indeed NOT the same ski.

 

Interesting.

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Originally Posted by elduderino View Post

Level Nine Sports "guarantees" that the Sweet One is the same ski as the John 94.

 

I don't know enough to know for sure, but I tend to agree with exracer in that they are indeed NOT the same ski.

 

Interesting.

Then that's a big red flag to never buy anything from Level Nine Sports if they aren't knowledgeable enough about what they sell to know that two skis with completely different specs, one from the men's line-up and one from the women's, are in fact different skis.
 

Maybe Level Nine thinks that because the women's ski is almost as wide as the men's John 94, that makes it the same ski..... Red Flag, Red Flag.

post #7 of 7

I am 110 lbs and I grew out of my 140's into 160's. I would definatly say the 166's unless the person is going to do a lot of tree skiing because mine aren't the best for that but they can do it. I love my 160's though. I can handle very high speeds a lot better with them.

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