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looking at buying skis for powder/all mountain

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Gday all,  new here for posting have been an interested bystander for a while.

 

need a little advice if possible,  I posted below in another forum and it seems to be not something I could get an answer on hopefully the pros here can help?

 

 

I am looking at a pair of Surface LiveFree skis that I might be able to pick up at a good price.

It comes in a 184 and 191 length, the one I can get is 191. Sizing charts I have looked at suggest I should buy the 184 though!  But on the flip side I see a lot of people posting how these new skis need to be longer than conventional piste skis.   So I am getting a bit lost!


I am 180cm or just under 6 foot tall, and weigh 97kg

the bindings are mounted 3 cm back, which I have read in some reviews of the ski as being recommended position (any thoughts on that welcome)

Do you think 191cm will be ok?

Ski level intermediate/advanced, off piste one trip to Japan but did not get a lot of powder on the trip last year to be honest.

purchasing for trip to Utah so hoping to be powder piste/off piste, and will then use for my next trip to Japan in 2013.


any advice would be appreciated?

cheers

Richo
 
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post #2 of 10

I'm not super knowledgeable about Surface skis, but hopefully this bump will help you get your answers.

 

 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Trekchick,   but I seem to asking the wrong question.

 

They must be unheard of skis or something,  Ill let the opportunity go,  it will  cost me the same to demo ski's for the trip  and this might be smarter???

 

cheer Richo

 

post #4 of 10

There was a guy at the ESA Aspen Snowmass who had some Surface skis.  I just don't know much about them.  Sorry.

 

post #5 of 10

Were those the skis Jay had at Highlands? Those were wacky!!

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

wacky doesnt sound very good?

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by keniski View Post

Were those the skis Jay had at Highlands? Those were wacky!!



Yup!

 

post #8 of 10

Sorry just tuned back in to this thread. I don't know much about them either other than watching the guy who owned them and standing next to them on the shuttle. I do remember that they had a very short running surface and a lot of tail and tip flap in anything that wasn't deeeeeep.
 

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wacky doesnt sound very good?



 

post #9 of 10

Here's a pic of Philpug holding one of them, next to a...........ummmm...........previous generation ski.

 

IMG_5673.jpg

post #10 of 10

Nice! Is that Bazzer's left foot? Might be!
 

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Here's a pic of Philpug holding one of them, next to a...........ummmm...........previous generation ski.

 

IMG_5673.jpg



 

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