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HELP HELP Quick Advice Needed - Mythic Rider Length

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I found a great deal on a pair of '08 (I believe) Mythic Riders in a 172....

 

I'm 6', 230 (and trending down, shooting for 190) and I need something to replace my Atomic Crimson Ti, which I currently ski in a 169.

 

I'm pretty good - I've not come across anything that I can't ski in the East and love my Crimsons.  

 

I know everyone advocates longer skis and would probably put me on a 186, but I love the trees and have never managed to overpower the Crimsons.

 

How do the MRs compare?  If I'm happy with the 169 Crimson's, are the 172 MRs comparable?

 

Thanks for the input!

post #2 of 5

No, you will need at least 178 in the Mythic.

 

P.S.  You still have 40 lb to loose, that does not happen overnight, so get yourself some boards appropriate for your weight. 

post #3 of 5

I'm 180# and have the Mythic Rider in 172cm and 178cm.  178cm is the ideal all-mountain, all-purpose length for me.  I use the 172cm length for days I'm planning on skiing tight spots & moguls or just when I feel like screwing around.  I enjoy skiing the 172cm length but never feel secure enough on them to bomb a groomer.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Alright - that's the input I was looking for - needed it to keep me from pulling the trigger on an otherwise perfect deal.

 

If anyone else is interested, they are up on the ebay for $160 and the auction ends in just under 3 hours.

 

Agreed that 40lbs does not go away overnight....  Didn't put it on that way, and don't expect to lose it that way.

 

Gonna keep loving the Crimsons until the edge rips all the way out!

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Originally Posted by Rio View Post

I'm 180# and have the Mythic Rider in 172cm and 178cm.  178cm is the ideal all-mountain, all-purpose length for me.  I use the 172cm length for days I'm planning on skiing tight spots & moguls or just when I feel like screwing around.  I enjoy skiing the 172cm length but never feel secure enough on them to bomb a groomer.


I am 200lbs and use 184 Mythic Riders for when I want to haul a$$ on more open runs. Use a 178 Sultan 85 for the tighter stuff. So really, IMO you need at least a 178.

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