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new ski advice required please

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello All,

I've just signed up and i'm in need of advice. I've been off the ski scene for a few years now. Not skied for 6 years. I'm 5'8" 13 stones atheltic and strong,I'm a good skier, can carve fast flowing gs turns and short fall line turns, have dabbled skiing off piste, have had lots of tuition in a ski racing club,

i currently have a pair of soloman equipe 10 3v's slalom racing skis at 160cms theyre about 7 years old, i love this ski, its great on the piste and i can carve all day long in them. However i'm looking to do and learn more off piste but still want a ski that will hold up well when i'm skiing fast and hard on piste. i'm not after buying a new ski, i'm looking for something off ebay, so any ideas people??

oh yes, what is this rocker thing all about? is it just a gimmik?

post #2 of 11

You could look into used K2 Rictors or Aftershocks.  Kind of an all-purpose ski.

 

I'd look into something like a 167 for length.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

167 in length, do you think this would be long enough? seriously i'm so out of touch with ski bumf, i also have a set of old rossi gs race carvers in a 185cm, they were hard to drive when things got tight but fantastic sweeping long fast turns, i could often feel the extra length of them when changing from my 160cm 3v's

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

one more thing, what are peoples view on the Line Prophet 90's? they seem to tick a lot of boxes

post #5 of 11

Volkl AC50

post #6 of 11

13 stones = 182 pounds.  I looked it up.

 

For an everyday all mountain ski, you will need a much longer ski than a 167.  For a K2 Rictor or Aftershock that was mentioned, you may want the 181 if you are an aggressive riding skier.

 

The Line P90 is a fun ski with a fair amount of energy.  It is user friendly. It favors medium to long turns, but it can be turn short when it needs to be.  It skis well in variable kinds of conditions, but I can't say it excels in any specific one.  You would probably like the 179.  The 186 may feel long.

 

If you want a detailed review of some other skis in the high 80 something category, click here.

 

Dennis

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

so you think the 172cm will be to short for me then if i go for the line p 90's?

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by rossymcg View Post

so you think the 172cm will be to short for me then if i go for the line p 90's?



Yes.

post #9 of 11

Well, I'm 5'9", 13 stones, and ski a 163 Head Titan.  It all depends on the ski... I probably could handle 170, it just depends on whether you prefer nimble quickness over flotation and better stability at speed.


Definitely demo before you buy if you can.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rossymcg View Post

167 in length, do you think this would be long enough? seriously i'm so out of touch with ski bumf, i also have a set of old rossi gs race carvers in a 185cm, they were hard to drive when things got tight but fantastic sweeping long fast turns, i could often feel the extra length of them when changing from my 160cm 3v's



 

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by rossymcg View Post

167 in length, do you think this would be long enough? seriously i'm so out of touch with ski bumf, i also have a set of old rossi gs race carvers in a 185cm, they were hard to drive when things got tight but fantastic sweeping long fast turns, i could often feel the extra length of them when changing from my 160cm 3v's



I was responding to the the length of your last pair of skis, and the fact you've been away from the sport for 6 years.

 

If you're a strong skier than mid-170s would be fine.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Flyboy, how do the 163 hold up in the softer powder snow? Do you really have to work them hard? A good few years ago I had k2 fours, they were good all over, any one remember that ski?

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