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Head i-Peak 78 PR Pro Skis 2012 sizing

post #1 of 6
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I'm looking to buy head i-Peak 78 PR Pro Skis With PRD 11.

What size of this ski I should buy?

I'm 5.6 155 pounds...I've been skiing Alps as well as Colorado and Snowbird/Alta almost any of those slopes...don't know my PSI but I've been skiing with instructor in clubmed in the low advanced  group last time for 6 days... At the same time I'm looking to be easy on my knees...

 

Thank you in advance.

post #2 of 6

An excellent choice as long as you are looking at the 11/12 Peak model. The 10/11 Peak model got very poor reviews. I'd recommend the 171cm length for your height and weight. The 165 will not offer enough softer snow float and the 177 will be stiffer and harder to control.

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Thanks. I was looking first on blizzards 8.1 ti 2012. what is my best choice?

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I've owned three pairs of the Head Peak/Monster 78's and 84's, as well as the 2012 Blizzard 8.1's. What type of terrain do you usually ski the most? Do you prefer groomers, or do you spend more time off piste? Are bumps a consideration? How often do you encounter deep snow? What would you consider to be your ideal ski, in terms of what you want it to be able to do?

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Thank you.

"What type of terrain do you usually ski the most?" - probably groomed or ice...

"Do you prefer groomers, or do you spend more time off piste?" - I like off piste, but for the last ten years I skied only few times  from 1 to 2 foot deep...using my old Rossi cut 99 energy...

" Are bumps a consideration? " - not much ...may be one or two slopes just to maintain my shape...

"How often do you encounter deep snow?" - only when I ski west or Alps may be once a year for 6-7 days...

" What would you consider to be your ideal ski, in terms of what you want it to be able to do?" -

be durable, easy to turn to save my knees and enjoying skiing west once a year as well as east skiing few times a year (no longer enjoy skiing west as it was 10- 15 years ago...)...

 

Thank you again.

post #6 of 6

Thanks for the feedback. The trouble with asking for ski preferences on a forum like this is that everyone has their own ski types and favorites, so you're bound to get a lot of varying opinions. That being said, I am only going to offer you an opinion on skis that I have actually owned, as I tend to buy a lot of them. It seems as though that you are looking for a relatively easy going hard snow groomer ski with at least some off piste capability. As I mentioned before, the Elan 78 Waveflex Ti would seem to fit what you are looking for. Very capable ski in everything except really deep snow. But my first choice would have to be the Kastle MX 78. A complete no brainer, IMO. Best hard snow do everything 78mm waisted ski on the market, while still being easy to handle. And the price of the Kastle's has seemed to have leveled off lately so they are more affordable than ever. Both the Elan and the Kastle both come in 160 and 168 lengths. The 168 will be about your head height, the 160 will be about your eyebrow level. Personally, in anything other than a deep snow specific ski, I prefer to have my everyday ski somewhat shorter than head height, but that's a personal preference.  Either one of those lengths would probably work for you. But  unless you are a very aggressive skier, or tend to encounter a lot of deep snow where the extra surface area would be an advantage, then I would tend to error on the shorter length. Good luck. 

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