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Volkl RTM 84 for big and tall.

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Hi everyone;

 

Question for anybody that might know.  I'm looking at the Volkl RTM 84.  It seems to be the perfect ski for what I do - Colorado groomers and some powder if it happens to snow on a weekend...

 

I'm looking for a ski that can handle a big and tall guy - 6'6" 240.  I'm an expert skier that has been skiing since childhood, with a long break in my 20's.  I grew up hitting ice moguls in Michigan on 0 sidecut, 210cm Olin Extreme Comps...  Boy that ages me...

 

I'm currently on 185 Armada ARV's without rocker.  I could keep em' for snowy days...

 

Question:

 

Can a guy my size ski on 181cm ski's?  The Armada's are, by far, the shortest skis I've ever had, but they seem to be just fine.  Another member suggested that I pay more attention to getting a ski that fits my purpose, rather than getting a long, wide, powder ski for groomers just because they are the only ski's "long enough" according to sizing charts.

 

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  I noticed that Kastle makes something called the rx with 72 waist, 184cm...  I've also been wondering about the Scott Crusade.  92 under foot, 189cm, and short radius...

 

Thanks,

Ryan 

post #2 of 6

I have the 176cm RTM 84 and I'm 5'11" 185lbs.  It sounds like you're mostly skiing groomers and I think it's a great ski for that.  IMO, it's very good in chop and crud too, stable.  Manageable in powder, but it's a relatively stiff, heavy ski compared to other powder skis.   I'm an advanced skier, not expert so it probably skis better in powder than I experienced.  So, for an all around ski I think it's right up there.  At your size, at least 184cm. 

post #3 of 6

It's full rockerd (reverse camber) so you might want to demo it first to see if you like it.   You most likely will but some people don't like full rockered skis.  

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

They only go up to 181 bronch...

 

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Originally Posted by Ryan Rosenthal View Post

They only go up to 181 bronch...

 


Didn't even think about it, I have 176. My bad...
post #6 of 6
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I'll forgive you...  This time....  :)

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