I would like to try a rockered twin for powder days this up coming season and some elan chainsaws have appeared at a very good price, but i am not sure of the length to choose.175 or 182 (the longest is 187 , but i have not skied anything that long for 15 years)
My powder ski is a rather old (6 years) now 177cm Fischer Kehua, a 92mm waisted normal cambered twin (it was considered fat then!) but i started using them last season as my everyday ski and i 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 chainsaws are not very much money and i have some bindings that would go straight on......
They have Elans BC rocker which apparently is low rise, same as the Boomerang so a fully rockered tip and slight rocker tail, but i can't find any reviews of them anywhere or much about BC rocker other than it is low rise (and the new seasons model has grown quite a bit in width so elans site is not much use), the 2012 i am looking at has dimensions 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, but thre are a few, i also don't tend to ski very fast these days, but still like jumping off the odd thing (knees don't like it much!)
So 175cm or 182cm??
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)
I have posted this before but worded the thread title very badly..........sorry for duplicate but can't delete it or edit the title....ops
Thanks for any help