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volkl kendo length???

post #1 of 9
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Hi guys I'm an aussie who trys to get across to the west coast every year. At about 6 foot 150 pounds (yes a featherweight) what length do you suggest? i had been tossing up between the 177 and 184's

post #2 of 9
Depends how aggressive you ski. I'd think that at that weight the 177 should be fine.
post #3 of 9
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Depends how aggressive you ski. I'd think that at that weight the 177 should be fine

I'd like to think I'm a relatively aggressive skier. i am more of a power skier than finesse. I skied the 184 model from 2 years ago last season in about 6 inches of fresh and found it to float really well but it did tend to throw me around in the bumps.

post #4 of 9
177 should be fine for your weight.
post #5 of 9
The new model has tip rocker, but I haven't skied it. The 184 without it I thought was a bit much for big hard bumps, but fine for small to medium soft ones.
post #6 of 9
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I tend to agree with you I did find the overly hard work in the hard bumps. My main thought is how much shorter the tip rocker will make them ski?
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Originally Posted by dugs45 View Post

I tend to agree with you I did find the overly hard work in the hard bumps. My main thought is how much shorter the tip rocker will make them ski?

If you put 2012 and a 2013 Kendos next to each other, the 2013 model is actually longer by two or three centimeters. Basically both skis have the same initial edge length, but the 2013 model has more stability once the edges are completely engaged.

I did not notice much change between the 2012 and 2013 models until I was skiing choppy snow conditions. The newer ski seemed more stable.

If it means anything, I am 170 pounds, and I prefer the 177.

D.
post #8 of 9
The reason to bump to the 184 would be stability, which is needed more if you are heavy or very fast/powerful. But relative to many other skis, Volkls are inherently stable skis. IMO at 150 lbs the 177 is the pick. The 184 is more suitable (IMO) to someone about 35 lbs or more heavier than you. Or someone who only skis wide open spaces with more room to let 'em run.
post #9 of 9
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As an update on this I ended up going with the 177s mounted +1cm absolutely ace hardpack or small amount of soft stuff ski

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