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I have a store voucher that was given to me ages ago, and it is due to expire in a week, so I have to buy something, and the only thing that springs to mind is a new flat ski, as i have some bindings to go on one.
The store has an end of season sale at the moment, so these are what i can buy within the value of the voucher
Rossignol e88, or e83, watea 94, watea 84, volkl kenja, salomon suspect
I am 48 years old, 168lbs, 5 foot 8inches, reasonably fit (racing cyclist), level 7 to 8, ski 40 days a year in europe. Like off piste, (hike for turns at times), trees as long as not too tight, reasonable bumps as long as not too icy or tight, zipper line in fits and starts. Slightly old fashioned technique (feet a bit close at times) and slowing down a little bit now I am getting older......Technique is more finesse now than power. Still do guided off piste classes (its more guided than a class to be honest, but usually my short turns get a bit of work)
I have a quiver already which is older watea 84 (no rocker) 176cm, Fischer misfit twin (92mm centre) 177cm do it all ski, salomon 3v 155cm, k2 coomback (174cm) main off piste ski.
so out of Rossignol e88, or e83, watea 94, watea 84, volkl kenja, salomon suspect what do i buy?, they are all within budget or may have to put $50 towards them
I can't demo any of them!!
I am drawn to the rossi e88 as it could be a slushy groomer ski for the end of this season but 170cm or 178cm
the e83 may be a bit wimpy, a friend in france skis them and he has said in the past they are rather like his old b2's, i hated B2's!
Watea 84 in 176cm would just replace what i have (but would have a rocker...???)
Watea 94 in 178 crossed over with comback and misfits a bit
Kenja is a womans ski, but they have it in 170cm (however its the most expensive) no idea what they would be like??
Suspect is a jibby twin in 176cm, that would cross over with my misfits a bit?
they also have some BBR's that look weird
and just ntoiced some nordica firearrows in 172cm which seems to be a groomer ski, but never skie a nordica before.....
so suggestions would be good.............. as leaning towards rossi e88 but no sure which size, do they ski long?
Have read lots of reviews on here, but not many discussions on length of them.
Edited by Bergerac - 3/12/12 at 6:19am