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Rossi 83 the right choice for me?

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Sup all, Im about to take the plunge on the Rossignol Experience 83 and just wanted a bit more reassurance.

 

90% east coast, 10% midwest/west skier

 

Advanced intermediate(east coast blue square/ black diamond), but YOUNG athletic skier. 

 

By "young" I mean self-taught, and historically casual (1-2 ski days per year).

 

I am buying skis because I realize I love skiing, intend to increase how often I ski, and consider it an wise investment over continuous rentals for the next 10+ years.

 

I've chosen the Rossi 83 because I expect my skill to advance quickly as I ski more and take advanced lessons.  I fear the Experience 88s will be too advanced, plus they are an extra 100 bucks.

 

The guys at local ski stores were reccomending the K2 AMP Impact, Atomic Smoke ti, and Rossi Experience 78 -- they were concerned the Rossi Experience 83 would be too advanced.

 

I need a ski that I can take out this year and learn to stay stacked/body alignment at higher speed turns, tune my carving technique and test out mogels.  Over the years I hope to nail down precise controled carving and quick turns/change of direction and advance in mogels.  I also need a ski that will be fun if I ever go out west or get off the groomers.

 

On another note, Im just shy of 6'3" and steady at 170 lbs.  What length shall I choose?

 

Thanks,

Peace~

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I went with the Blizzard Magnum 7.6 IQ - got a decent deal for $560 at the local shop.

 

Peace~

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I did not like the Experience 83 at all. I found the tip just annoying, too wide / odd shape and catchy. Got in the way of the skiing really. The Blizzard you picked seems like an awesome on-piste ski.

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