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Any recommendations for a good all mountain ski for a big guy 6'5" 230 lbs? Intermediate skier
post #2 of 19

hello question are you a: a big guy planning/working on getting better or

b: a casual 6-12 day a year skier who is comfortable to remain the same ?

post #3 of 19
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B. Could stand to get better but in pretty good shape overall.
post #4 of 19

Not enough information......what are your goals?

 

Will you ski primarily groomers and have that as your priority with off trail/soft snow a secondary concern?......(or no concern for off trail?)

Will you ski a mix of terrain and conditions with a roughly equal priority toward groomers vs. soft snow?

Will you ski a mix of conditions but with softer or deeper conditions a higher priority than groomers?

 

SJ

post #5 of 19
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Sorry for being so vague in my request.

 

 

Will you ski primarily groomers and have that as your priority with off trail/soft snow a secondary concern?......(or no concern for off trail?)

Will you ski a mix of terrain and conditions with a roughly equal priority toward groomers vs. soft snow?

Will you ski a mix of conditions but with softer or deeper conditions a higher priority than groomers?

 

I would say B probably would be the best desription for me but I do go off trail from time to time. I ski primariliy in the midwest under all types of conditions from ice to powder. SB

  

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Sorry for being so vague in my request.

 

 

Will you ski primarily groomers and have that as your priority with off trail/soft snow a secondary concern?......(or no concern for off trail?)

Will you ski a mix of terrain and conditions with a roughly equal priority toward groomers vs. soft snow?

Will you ski a mix of conditions but with softer or deeper conditions a higher priority than groomers?

 

I would say B probably would be the best desription for me but I do go off trail from time to time. I ski primariliy in the midwest under all types of conditions from ice to powder. SB

  

Given that answer, I would start the discussion with a Blizzard Magnum 8.7 for a hard snow biased ski or the Rossi Experience 88 as a mixed condition ski. Both skis are 87-88mm wide at the waist and both deliver good all around performance. The Magnum will offer better grip and stability when the snow is hard (hence the hard snow bias moniker) while the Rossi will give up a little bit of grip and dampening in order to be better in mixed soft/hard conditions or in the off trail. Look at skis in the low to mid 180 range.

 

SJ
 

 

post #7 of 19
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Thanks for the input much appreciated. Wonder where a guy could get a good deal on either of these skis? Sb
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Thanks for the input much appreciated. Wonder where a guy could get a good deal on either of these skis? Sb


http://shop.starthaus.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=4754 

 

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post #10 of 19
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Too short I belive I need a 180+. Thanks though. SB

post #11 of 19
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174 long enough? Pete thought maybe a 180+/-??? SB

post #12 of 19

At your size I'd say you'd have to be in the 180's. When shopping for skis make sure you spend the money to get the right size. $100 less for a pair of skis that are entirely too short doesn't make it a "good deal". 

post #13 of 19

I'm not so sure. He is an intermediate skier who would primarily be at small midwestern ski hills. The 8.7 is a pretty burly ski.

The 174cm might be a good call. Even at his size.

post #14 of 19

ya i agree with rossi. a 17x cm ski might be right for him if he only skis it here and on smaller hills (300ft vert).
 if your hill is 600+ vert, the 180 range might make sense.

 

post #15 of 19
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I could just split the difference and probably be good right? Thanks for all your input. SB
post #16 of 19
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I could just split the difference and probably be good right? Thanks for all your input. SB


174cm and 181cm are the choices. Either way, I think you'd be OK.

 

The 3" won't be a deal breaker either way.....but that's just me.

post #17 of 19
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Any opinions out there on the bindinings on these skis?

2012 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 88 SKIS W/TPX-AXIUM 120 L BINDINGS
[RR102EHF11]
These skis are priced at $900 sale price $799. Good deal? Free shipping and a helmet for 2 cents.
post #18 of 19

The Axium is Rossignol's "package" binding. Among that type, it is pretty good. However that is no "special deal", just the rack price. IAC....the rack price of the flat ski is $599 and you could get an Axial 120 which is Rossignol's better binding for $200. You could also get a top notch LOOK or Salomon for between $200-$250 so you pay your money and you take your choice.

 

Of course that helmet is probably pretty sweet and worth at least 2-3 times what you'd pay for it.

 

SJ

post #19 of 19

I also do most of my skiiing on smaller hills in the midwest.  I find the Nordica Firearrow 80's to be a great fit for me I am 6'3" 260 I demoed them last season (for several days) at 174cm and they were a TON of fun so I just got them on sale for this season at $699 shipped at 180cm and I am also going to be taking them to Breckenridge and Vail in Feb.

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