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Should I go for 174 or 167 ?

post #1 of 7
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I normally ski on 170's and have decided on a pair of Atomic Blackeye Ti's.  These come in 174 lengths and 167 lengths and I'm not 100% sure which length to go for.  I am relatively light (10 stone UK) and know that the Ti's will be challenging to ski on, but, I am looking for a ski to help me improve and be a better skier, and ones that I can improve on and grow into.

My thinking is that the longer skis will easier to bend as it is always easier to bend a longer plank than a shorter plank, but 167 is closer to my height of 169 cm. I am an advanced skier who is most comfortable on red pistes but can handle most blacks (European rartings)

 

thanks

 

post #2 of 7

Forehead height (the 167) for you being a lighter skier will be good. 

post #3 of 7

If you will spend more time on rough terrain at higher speed, go longer.

If you will spend more time on smooth terrain or at slower speed (unless deep snow), go shorter.

post #4 of 7

If I were you, and I weight slightly more than you and slightly taller, I'd say 167 of the blackeye ti is definitely enough ski, unless you are also still in the process of physically growing and may put on more pounds and height.

 

If you say you are an advanced skier though, I question why you are asking random people on the internet, as you should already have a "feel" for this ski is not long enough for me and my style of skiing, or it is too long for me.   

 


Edited by raytseng - 3/20/12 at 6:18pm
post #5 of 7
Demo, demo, demo.

Absent that possibility, since the ski has an early rise tip, I'd go for the 174 if you've ski a 167 routinely in the past.
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

If I were you, and I weight slightly more than you and slightly taller, I'd say 167 of the blackeye ti is definitely enough ski, unless you are also still in the process of physically growing and may put on more pounds and height.

 

If you say you are an advanced skier though, I question why you are asking random people on the internet, as you should already have a "feel" for this ski is not long enough for me and my style of skiing, or it is too long for me.   

 


I'm asking "random people on the internet" as this is what this formum is all about.  I have confidence in my own ability but as I'll be spending around £350 on the skis, I was just interested in other people's opinions about this particular ski. Also as was already mentioned, this concept of rocker and early rise tips is new to me and leads me to belive that 174's might be better. At the end of the day, I know I can ski both, but I'm just curious as to what others think, hence posting on the forum.


 

 

post #7 of 7

The early rise tip on this ski means nothing for a length change, this is not an S7 not a DPS 112 that has a huge tip. HE is 140lb and the 167 is basically a head height ski for him...a light expert.  

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