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I need help picking up a new pair of skis. My current ones have gotten way too old (8+ years) and I have decided to finally get something for the groomed runs and something for slush/small powder.

 

I'm 5'6" (168cm), 130lbs, high intermediate to advanced skier, skiing 20-30 days a year for the last 5-6 years, but have been on skis since I was 13.

 

Groomers:

I don't like going crazy fast and prefer to make quick turns, I was thinking of getting carving skis something like

- Stöckli Spirit Motion 157cm (or something similar that is cheaper)

I tried my friend's K2 Lotta Luv over the weekend. They were great as far as shape but probably too heavy and too fast for me

 

Thanks!

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I think one of the greatest groomer cruiser skis ever made was the Blizzard Magnum 7.6.  It can be skied fast or slow.  It's not at all stiff.  It has enough width to be helpful when conditions aren't perfectly groomed, but still fast edge-to-edge with tons of edge grip.  It has only a 15m turn radius (don't have mine in front of me), so it comes around pretty fast.

 

I'm 6'2", 170, and I skied it in the 170cm length.  You're obviously a lot smaller then me though, so maybe try it in the 156cm length?

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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

I think one of the greatest groomer cruiser skis ever made was the Blizzard Magnum 7.6.  It can be skied fast or slow.  It's not at all stiff.  It has enough width to be helpful when conditions aren't perfectly groomed, but still fast edge-to-edge with tons of edge grip.  It has only a 15m turn radius (don't have mine in front of me), so it comes around pretty fast.

 

I'm 6'2", 170, and I skied it in the 170cm length.  You're obviously a lot smaller then me though, so maybe try it in the 156cm length?

 

Ditto.  I know at least one Ed Staff type and some other skilled skiers who ski the 7.6 regularly because of it's versatility and it's value price.

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Awesome! Thanks much for the advise. Going skiing next weekend so I'll see if I can demo them.

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