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What size to go with? - Nodrica Hot Rod Jet Fuel Skis

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I am 5'10 and 170 pounds. I am an Advanced skier. I just got back into skiing a few years ago and I have always rented 165s and found that they are quick turning but a little slow. I just bought a pair of Nodrica Hot Rod Jet Fuel I-Core XBi CT skis. I bought 170s but was thinking about taking them back and getting the 162s for the purpose of being able to make easier quicker turns on steep terrain. Do you think the 170s will be a good size for me to go with?


Edited by jason20 - 2/18/12 at 8:39am
post #2 of 9

Jet fuels are heavy but very maneuverable.  I would say that the 170 at your size is a good choice, and will offer you more stability in varied snow and at speed.  It may take a little getting used to, but once you do you will likely be glad you did. My $0.02

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I agree.  They are going to be just right at 170 IMHO.

post #4 of 9
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Thanks for the advice. I am going to skiing with them on Tuesday. I will let you know how it goes. 

 

post #5 of 9

I'm about your size and use the 170.  The ones I have are built with 2 layers of metal.  Yours might be the Carbon version?  I've also skied that ski in the 178 and had no problem with it.  My general thought on length is to go with the shortest ski that will do what you need it to do.  I think the 170 should be right for you.  IMO the 162 will be too short.

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Thanks tetonpwdrjunkie. I think mine are the metal version as well. How do you like the skis overall? Do they perform ok on moguls?

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I haven't used them in a long time.  They were the first ski I bought on Pro-Deal and were a one ski quiver for me my second year of teaching in JH.  They are great on hard pack and crud, OK in powder, and a bit challenging in bumps.  They work pretty good, but I have other skis I like better now.  In bumps I had to get more accurate and proactive with the flexion/extension or I would get bounced around and pushed back.  The JF is a bit stiff for bumps as is my current ski, the Rossi E98.  The two skis are a bit similar with the E98 being better overall with the more modern design elements.  I ski the E98 in a 180.

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The Jet Fuels are a bit stiffer than the Nitrous I had (which were my bump skis) but should still be ok in bumps.  If your struggling a bit, maybe a few hour lesson to refresh your bump skiing talents is in order. And I agree that the 170 is a better call for you.

post #9 of 9

The Jet Fuels are considerably stiffer than the Nitrous.  The Nitrous was the Carbon version of the Top Fuel.  The Top Fuel was a similar build to the Jet Fuel, but was 78mm to the Jet Fuels 84mm.  The extra width in the same build stiffens things up and the build with 2 sheets of metal is always beefier than the Carbon option.  I skied the Top Fuel and really liked it.  I passed my level 2 ski test on it in a 170 on a powder day.  The Jet Fuel is burlier than the Top Fuel.

 

I agree that a few lessons should help.  I skied lots of bumps on the Top Fuel and even more on the Jet Fuel.  Neither ski is ideal, but both will work fine if you are a solid skier.  I probably have about 125 days on my Jet Fuels.
 

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The Jet Fuels are a bit stiffer than the Nitrous I had (which were my bump skis) but should still be ok in bumps.  If your struggling a bit, maybe a few hour lesson to refresh your bump skiing talents is in order. And I agree that the 170 is a better call for you.



 

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