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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

I suppose I will try the 180.

 

 

Does this thing talk back if you lay down high-speed GS arcs?

 

Also, when on edge, do the tip and tail rocker engage, thus making it a full-length ski when turned?

 

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Not really a reply as much as an elaboration and a question. I bought 180 bonefides today and am 5'7" and 160#. Will ski mostly us west and Europe and like to ski everything including trees and bumps. Did I buy too long? Never skied on rockers before only GS.

 

 

 

First, Welcome to Epic, nice to have you here.   Bonafide:  I am 190, old guy but ski ok and really love my 180's skied them 70 days last year for almost everything.  Bring out my Rossi S7's when powder goes over 6 inches or I am Heli or Cat skiing.  Had a great time on these skis.  They do everything the motor tells them to do and surprisingly sometimes very well.  Nice sweet spot, comfortable, stable, run good at speed perform well in the trees.

post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Hart View Post

Not really a reply as much as an elaboration and a question. I bought 180 bonefides today and am 5'7" and 160#. Will ski mostly us west and Europe and like to ski everything including trees and bumps. Did I buy too long? Never skied on rockers before only GS.


This cannot be answered definitively but....yes, there is some chance that the 173 would be plenty of ski. The thing you have to consider about ski length is whether you are prioritizing the 20% or the 80%. If your are prioritizing the 20%, then yes, the 180 is the call. OTH, if you are prioritizing the 80% then you might be better off with the shorter ski.

 

Decisions about your priorities can be tough but nobody can make 'em but you.

 

SJ

post #33 of 37
Depends on where you usually ski. If it's steep and a bit technical, downsize. If it's wide open, keep the 180.
post #34 of 37
Thanks all. Glad I joined this group in time. Called the store and switched them out for 173. This makes sense for me. Love trees and bumps too much. I can hang on on the hard stuff (learned to ski on the frozen slopes off of Georgian Bay) and am comfy in powder. I'll let you know how they go. Thanks again.
post #35 of 37

You'll do fine with 180, but you can also go to a size down probably with very little penalty.  If you are former racer, you will appreciate the longer ski a bit better.  Rocker skis are very deceiving, because rocker makes the ski turnable in almost any size.  If possible, demo the two lengths and then decide.  Im 6 and 190 and ski the 187, but could ski the 180 just as well.   Bones are quite turny, so the general advice is to go longer if you are in-between sizes and a strong skier.  

post #36 of 37
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Thanks all. Glad I joined this group in time. Called the store and switched them out for 173. This makes sense for me. Love trees and bumps too much. I can hang on on the hard stuff (learned to ski on the frozen slopes off of Georgian Bay) and am comfy in powder. I'll let you know how they go. Thanks again.

I think 173 is the right choice.

Granted this is not exactly a great analogy, but here are my thoughts on it.

 

Instead of thinking that longer means more expertz; let's just think from a product marketing perspective: 

They offer 4 sizes 166, 173, 180, 187.

At 5'7" 160# (which is just about my size too), let's face it, we're not in the tier of big and tall people.  So does it make sense to get almost the largest ski offering?

 

If I had the thought 180 or even 187 was the right size for me, then what's the 6'2" 230# guy going to be skiing?

 

So, I instead think of this just as shirt sizing: small, medium, large, xl.

I don't have an inferiority complex about small or medium clothes; it's what fits.

I think you can apply the same here, I am not in large or XL bucket.  I'm OK being sized in the small or medium bucket.

post #37 of 37
Exactly my thoughts too. Thanks. Hart
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