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Rossi Avenger 76 Basalt - 176 vs. 170

post #1 of 5
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Hi All

 

I have posted here, in the recent past, regarding a few specific skis.  I'm hoping to get another piece of advice.

 

I have settled on the Rossi Avenger 76 Basalt.  I am 6' 210 lbs. and will likely ski only the Midwest for the next few years. 

 

A beg-intermediate, I selected the 176 length thinking that it will accommodate my weight better and will stay with me longer as my skills progress.  It is a frontside ski measuring 127 - 76 - 108.

 

My question is this:  with the 176, have I selected a length that is too long?   Will the 176 be harder to learn on or am I splitting hairs?  This ski also comes in 170s, which are still available.

 

Thank you for any advice and help.

 

-B

post #2 of 5

Far from it.  I'm 170 lbs and skied the 170 last year in Utah and found it just fine on the kind of front-side skiing you're talking about.  With your added heft, I'd definitely go 176 at least.  It's an easy ski and the length will be desirable as soon as you move up in skill. 
 

post #3 of 5

good advice. I am 190@5'10" on a 170 Avenger 76 Ti Rossi. Go big.
 

post #4 of 5

At your size, I think the 176 will be the better ski.  As others have said, the Avenger 76 is a fairly easy ski which isn't to say that it doesn't have performance because I have skied the 170 and it does.  I am also a bit smaller at 5'9" 190. I found it to be a fun ski that I thought I could live with where I ski which is simiilar terrain to what you have in Michigan.  Think about it the difference is about 2 1/2 inches.  You might like the 170 better this year, but you will definitley like the 176 better next year as you get better.   It will give you better stability as you learn to engage your edges and the extra length will help in variable conditions.

 

Good Luck,

 

Rick G

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the info.  Can't wait to get out there! 

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