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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I have the opportunity to grab a pair of Movement Jams for close to cost.  Only catch is that they are in 182cm length.   I am not sure if these might be too long for me to be optimal.  I'm 5"10" and 155-160lbs in very good shape.  I am a strong skier...I guess a level 7 or 8, and would be using these skis probably for snow 6" and deeper.  I ski black and blue trails mostly in Colorado, but also Utah, and Wyoming.  Thoughts anyone?   I was going to get 173cm if they had it.

Thx!

 

I will not have the opportunity to demo this length.  It's a now or never deal.

post #2 of 8

If your going to get a freeride ski then you should go longer. It's not like your buying a carver, and if you are as strong a skier as you suggest then you should have no problem skiing a 182. I'm shorter than you, and won't even touch anything under a 186.

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Thread Starter 

Was more a concern because I'm light at 155. I think I read somewhere you are 190.  Thx for your input.

 

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Several of us here have skied the 173. I'm 5-11 190 and found them too short where as others nearer your size thought they were great.

post #5 of 8

Go West Skier I own the Movement Jams in a 173cm length and weigh 175lbs. The 173cm length at  your weight and advanced 7/ 8 skiing level would be ideal. The longer 182cm length (at your weight) might reduce the stellar versatility this ski offers. As you have discovered the 173cm size is already sold out for this season at many retailers. PM sent.


Edited by JMD - 10/11/11 at 9:56am
post #6 of 8

And for a level 7 male skier of 1,82 m and 85 kg? The 182 seems to be the way to go if I'll be 80% on groomers in Europe and the rest of the time in powder and crud. Am I right?

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And for a level 7 male skier of 1,82 m and 85 kg? The 182 seems to be the way to go if I'll be 80% on groomers in Europe and the rest of the time in powder and crud. Am I right?

SInce this thread was current I've spent more time on both the 173 and 182. In my experience they ski like two completely different skis. The 173 is playful and quick to turn while the 182 skied was not. I was not a fan of the longer ski although being a little bigger than you thought the shorter model was a little too small for me as well. 

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And for a level 7 male skier of 1,82 m and 85 kg? The 182 seems to be the way to go if I'll be 80% on groomers in Europe and the rest of the time in powder and crud. Am I right?


I have had the Thunders and presently ride the Source in the 185 length.  I am about 179cm and 95kg.  If your a good skier, the 182 sounds like the way I would buy them.

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