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Would K2 obsethed fit me?

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I am 5,10 but ill probably end up being 6 foot in a couple years. I weigh 160 pounds but also still growing and will prob weigh 180. I am an advanced skier but still developing. Some help would be greatly apreciated.

post #2 of 6

I've seen some light weight skiers on the Obsethed.  How much you get out of it all depends on how aggressively you ski.  See if you can find a demo somewhere.

 

 

post #3 of 6

Well, you're the same size as Seth Morrison right now.

 

Or do you mean would it fit with how.what you can/want to ski?

post #4 of 6

Could do Obsethed, but you'd be much happier on the K2 Kung Fujas.

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Originally Posted by btbenjo View Post

Could do Obsethed, but you'd be much happier on the K2 Kung Fujas.



i love my kung fujas as my all round ski... but i am 230lbs ish athletic build(i guess thats how you describe me) but OP what do you want to do with these skis???

post #6 of 6

Need a lot more information, mainly, where you ski and what you intend to ski.

 

I'm 6'1" 230.

 

My 2 primary skis are 189 Kung Fujas and 189 Obsethed (the earlier versions with 95 and 105 waists respectively).

 

I'm reading "advanced but developing" as "I'm young and can cheat and muscle my way down, but am lacking a lot of form." That's not a putdown, its simply an observation of where I was in my teens and where I see a lot of young people that still have a body that will rescue them when the lack of grace on skis should leave them hurting.

 

I wouldn't recommend the Obsethed as an everyday ski for a developing skier- a 115mm waist is just too wide on hardpack for somebody that doesn't have a good understanding of how to leverage a good edge.

 

Kung Fujas, either the earlier 95 waist models or the newer 102 waist, are a lot more forgiving and still offer a lot of float and ability to handle crud.

 

If I was a developing skier looking for a ski in this general class, I would look at a ski that would be decent in soft snow, yet really be a good carver to allow me to develop technique. In my eyes, that ski is the Volkl Kendo. 

 

Big fat rockered skis make it a larger harder to actually learn how to carve and effectively use edges. You miss the feedback from the tip, because the tip is flapping off the hard snow.  Better to have technique down, then graduate to the big sticks.

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