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Did I buy the correct length ski?

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I just purchased Rossignol Avenger 76 Basalt Skis, thanks to all the input from this great site!

 

Anyhow, I bought 176 cm's and am now wondering if they are going to be too long for me. I'm 5'11" and weigh 200lbs. I'm an andvanced intermediate and only ski in Michigan. Should I stick with the 176's or go with the 170's? 

post #2 of 7

If you are really an advanced intermediate, stick with what you have. Nice ski for its price BTW.

 

SJ

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Thanks for the response, Jim. I guess calling myself "andvanced" intermediate is subjective. Most may think I'm just intermediate. I'm completely competent on the blues and just starting to venture onto the black runs. Again, this is Michigan skiing with the majority of my time spent in southwest Michigan on smaller hills and trips up north a few times a year.

 

The skis were delivered on Friday and they seem quite long compared to the rentals I'd been using!

 

On a side note, the skis were delivered without bindings!?! I'll have to call skis.com and see what the heck is up with that.

 

Still questioning if I should go to 170's...

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Originally Posted by jpc1966 View Post
 I'm 5'11" and weigh 200lbs. I'm an andvanced intermediate and only ski in Michigan. Should I stick with the 176's or go with the 170's? 

You can get Advanced only skiing in Michigan?   6 cm is maybe a 1.5 inch difference. Your likely 180ish cm tall.  Either way, it should not really matter.  Me, I would go 176.

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Thanks for the response, Jim. I guess calling myself "andvanced" intermediate is subjective. Most may think I'm just intermediate. I'm completely competent on the blues and just starting to venture onto the black runs. Again, this is Michigan skiing with the majority of my time spent in southwest Michigan on smaller hills and trips up north a few times a year.

 

The skis were delivered on Friday and they seem quite long compared to the rentals I'd been using!

 

On a side note, the skis were delivered without bindings!?! I'll have to call skis.com and see what the heck is up with that.

 

Still questioning if I should go to 170's...


If your worried go 170, but for your height and weight, the 176 is a better ski for an improving intermediate skier IMO. Your turns will just be a bit larger.

 

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If you are skiing competently in the sense of making proper linked turns then it's the right length for you. If you are kind of pushing the skis around then it will be easier with a shorter ski.

 

(When you're on the phone with skis.com tell them to stop posting their ridiculous video reviews)

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Thanks for that input. I guess I need to push myself and get out of my comfort zone if I want to improve. And I do want to improve so I'm keeping the 176's. Thanks for the encouragment!

 

 

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Originally Posted by aschick View Post

If you are skiing competently in the sense of making proper linked turns then it's the right length for you. If you are kind of pushing the skis around then it will be easier with a shorter ski.

 

(When you're on the phone with skis.com tell them to stop posting their ridiculous video reviews)


Well, I'm not carving so I guess you could say I do "push" the skis around. I want to start carving properly this season and plan to take a lesson or three.
 

 

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