Since I have the Rossi T-Power shorty slalom in 160 cm and the K2 Mod 7/8 [alled Axis this year] in 174, I am thinking of finding a middle ski, or one "do it all" ski. The 160 shorty slalom is great on groomed and a whole lot less useful to me in natural snow. The 174 cm K2 is great in everything but hard snow, and I would probably be happier if it were 167 cm, especially in trees. I have settled on a ski length of 167 to 170 cm for that middle or do-it-all ski. I am a mediocre skier, 140 to 145 pounds, 5' 8" tall, 60 years old, ski mostly in Vermont [sometimes ONLY in Vermont, as I will this year]. I most wish to ski windy trails, preferable on natural snow, but I also ski a lot on groomed. Considering that the length will be from 167 to 170 cm, which would be the best bet for me - the new Rossi Bandit X or the K2 Axis?
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11/7/01 at 6:48pm