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Question about Atomic Blackeye Ti

post #1 of 3
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Hello everybody,

 

First time poster so be gentle :)

I got a question about Atomic Blackeye Ti and it's sizing. I already read all info about sizing on this site but nonetheless I'm interested in your opinion. 

I'm 194cm 70kg (6'3 154lbs?), advanced skier I may say so. I have Atomic Smoke (non Ti) 178cm and recently got Blackeye Ti 174cm. While I found Smoke to be pretty descent skis, lack of power was something that troubled me so I went for Blackeye Ti. I still didn't test the skis (there is no snow here yet) so I wonder did I went for the right length, 174 that is? I mostly ski on well prepared tracks and ice being welcomed early in the morning. Also, going off piste being desirable option.

So, what do you think? 174cm should be ok or I should wait for another deal and get those 181cm (those 174 I can get really really cheap)?

 

Thank you very much for you time,

Igor

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post #2 of 3

You need to think over and try to remember what the smoke @178 felt to you cause this is basically in the same product line.

 

You are tall and skinny, so weight wise, the 174 length is "correct", but your extra height may allow you to lever a longer ski.

 

 

If those ever felt like the smoke was too long a ski for you, then the 174 blackeye will be fine.   

If the smoke@178 seemed fine length wise, or were always feeling too short, then that can push you to get the 181 blackeye.

 

If you have the skis now at a good price, and can't necessarily get the same price on a 181; I would just enjoy the purchase and not second guess.

 

 

The blackeye will be adding quite a bit of "power" compared to the smoke, it will be 

+5mm width

wood core (instead of fiber)

2layers of metal 

post #3 of 3
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Thanks a lot for an answer! Smoke was a bit longer then I would wish for thats why I immediately considered getting 174 blackeye but just wanted to check with you people ( and to be honest price is really nice to miss the opportunity).

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