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and yet another request for ski guidance..the particulars.... age 63...5'5" about 120 lbs...advanced skier who hasn't skied in 2 years... ski New England w/ an occaisional foray westward... ski mostly front side now (minor knee issues and a bit slower than in  my youth!!) Any thoughts???

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I am right about your size. For eastern front side skiing, my current favorite is an Elan junior gs race ski in 170. It has good flexibility even at my light weight, it has excellent hold on ice and it is lots of fun. Jr. race skis are also a bargain, especially last year's models. I also tried the Atomics Jr. GS also in 170 which are also excellent. It is not an all mountain ski but it is more versatile than you might think. I also have a Dynastar exclusive Legend in a 75 waist that was good - not the hold of a gs but better in ungroomed and bumps. I just got fat skis but haven't tried them yet.

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Thanks for the advice.. Actually I thought junior ski length was capped at 150.  (shows you what I know!)  Back in the day daughter raced w/ Atomics and liked them.

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The 170s are geared to something like 13 or 14 year olds and every ski company that does race skis makes them somewhere around that size

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