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Which length Gotama's?? Advice please

Poll Results: What length gotama's?

 
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    178cm
  • 100% (7)
    186cm
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    194cm
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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm looking at "investing" in a pair of 2012 Gotama's and I'm struggling to decide what length to go for.

 

I am 6ft and 82kg / 180lbs. Generally I will ski the powder within resort and will therefore need these to ski well on piste as well as offpiste. I'm not a particulairly aggressive skier and at the moment I'm edging towards the 186cm?

 

Any advice greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 6

I've skied both the 194 and 186. I'm 6'2 190lbs former ski racer. Personally prefer the 194 but I lean towards longer skis. The 186 is a little turnier and easier to manage. Considering you aren't particularly aggressive I think the 186 would be a better fit, its a lot easier to ski and still pretty awesome in everything. Either size would be fine for your height and weight.

post #3 of 6

For my .02, if you are only looking at the Gotama, the 186 would be my choice.

 

I spent a season using the first gen rockered Gotama in the longer length. I sort of regretted my size choice. The extra length costs some nimbleness and IMO does not give all that much back. From my perspective, the rockered Gotama is better on firm snow than many think and is a weaker powder ski than I prefer (and expected). Both effects are largely due to the length and nature of its sidecut (as best I can tell).

post #4 of 6

I'm basically the same size as you and really enjoyed the 186. It's a good balance of stability and nimbleness.

post #5 of 6

I'm your height but a bit heavier and I have the 186. Works really well in anything soft and still short enough to make it through the tight trees. If not for the tree factor I'd probably lean towards the 194 if I had to buy them again.

post #6 of 6
Without knowing your skier type, besides inside he resort, I would recommend 186, have them, love them , powder, trees, west bumps does it it all. Tell us more about where and what you ski and what you want to ski and we could help you more.
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