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Want to try a fully rockered ski and 2012 Elan chainsaws are at a web shop here for not much money but what size to get?

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An on line shop here in GB has a sale of elan skis and have some elan chainsaws that are not very much money at all $275 and even though i do have a few skis, i don't really have a fully rockered twin, and would like to try one. Rental here is rather expensive and getting anything like a fully rockered ski is unusual, so never tried anything with rocker as big as this.

 

My powder ski is a rather old (6 years) now 177cm Fischer Kehua, a 92mm waisted twin (it was considered fat then!) and also have a newer watea 94 in 178cm (with a bit of rocker in the tip) to replace them. I am tempted to try a fully rockered twin...and as these are not very much money and i have some bindings that would go straight on......

 

They have a BC rocker?? so a fully rockered tip and slight rocker  tail,  but i can't find any reviews of them anywhere or much about BC rocker (and the new seasons model has grown quite a bit so elans site is not much use), the 2012 i am looking at  is 130 105 122  They seem to be a rockered renamed pogo stick that was made in 2011

 

The area I ski in europe, tends to be a bit tight at times as lots of trees, narrow chutes, rocks and not many very wide open spaces, i also don't tend to ski very fast

 

So 175cm or 182cm??

 

about me

 

I am 48 years old, 174lbs, 5 foot 8inches, reasonably fit (racing cyclist, but do time trials hence i am a bit heavy!)), 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)

 

 

Thanks for any help

 

 

 

 

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I am looking at the Elan Chainsaws as well. Elan's website says if you are skiing these, you should purchase +5 to +20 cm, which I assume means 5-20cm taller than you. You are 68" tall which = 172.7cm. So 175 would be a moderate choice, and would be a bit of a lighter ski. The 182 falls right between the +5 to +20 range and you would really be able to rip on those. The 182's are going to be fast. If you are more of a moderate and finesse skiier, I would go with the 175's.

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