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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

Looking for some info on what size would be most recommend for me on the Mr Pollard's Opus. I'm 5'11" and about 150. I'm currently on a pair of Line Prophet Flites at 172 but looking to switch to the Opus. I like to ride in the trees and bumps the most so I was thinking about just going with the 178s but I've heard they ride short so I didn't know if the 185 or 192 would be better. Any advise is great appreciated.

 

Also looking for advice on binding. I was thinking about going with Marker Griffons because I don't really huck any cliffs or anything. But may be moving to CO in the near future so might go with Dukes or something along those lines.

 

Thanks in advance smile.gif

post #2 of 20

Mr Pollard provides this sizing chart:  http://lineskis.com/skis/mr-pollards-opus-1213#sizechart  rolleyes.gif

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Do you think tweeting Obama would work like they say? smile.gif
post #4 of 20

They do ski short, I am 5'10" & 160, and have the 178's, I would have probably gotten the 185's if they weren't over $300 more expensive at the end of last season. You would probably be fine with either, but all else being the same, I'd probably go with the 185's.

 

I am loving my Opus', I am sure you will love them either way.

 

You might also consider the 185 Sir Francis Bacons. My son has them in 178 (he is 5'9" & about 135), they are lighter and more playfull than the Opus', but don't float quite as well. But they are easier/better in the bumps. 

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yea I demoed the bacons last year @ 172 and loved them but I've found a great deal on the Opus in 178 and 192 but thinking 192 is way too long for me. And all the reviews I've read you can throw around the opus as well.

What binding do you have on yours?
post #6 of 20

Ya, if your choice is between 178 or 192, I would probably say the 178s. I got mine at the end of last season for $490 shipped to my door. I got Marker Squire bindings from my local ski shop. I am not particularly happy with the bindings, they work, but feel/sound kind of cheap & "plasticy", and they are very hard to click into.

 

They are a nice color match though... :)

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yea I've found them for 729 shipped with marker griffons and mounting
post #8 of 20

Not bad. I really don't dislike my Squires that much, I think part of the difficulty I have clipping in, is an adjustment issue. My daughter has them and she click in fine, and my son with boots about 2-3 mm shorter than mine clip into mine fine. Griffon looks like a nice step up. Your probably paying about $550-$580 for the Opus' and the rest for bindings/mounting. Good price for this time of the season.

post #9 of 20

Get the 185's.  If you don't like them, I'll probably buy them from you... or someone else will.  If between the 178 and 192, get the 178...

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Well I found last years model for that price but since the only difference is the top sheet I don't really care that much. Probably going to go with the 178 Opus or maybe the 185 bacons if I can find a deal on bindings
post #11 of 20

One other option is if you go with the 178s is, have the bindings mounted 1 or 2 cm back from the recommended line. Mounted 2 cm back you would have almost the same amount of ski in front of the boots as the 185. There is not agreement on deviating from the recommended line with the Opus' or the Bacon's. Supposedly, Eric Pollard is very adamant that they should be mounted on the recommended line.

 

When I get new boots, if my bindings need to be redrilled I am probably going with 2 cm back.

post #12 of 20
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Well I found last years model for that price but since the only difference is the top sheet I don't really care that much. Probably going to go with the 178 Opus or maybe the 185 bacons if I can find a deal on bindings

 

 

As much as I am loving my Opus', the ONLY thing they do better than the Bacon's is float. If you aren't in deep pow a lot, it would be hard for me to choose the Opus'

post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Are they pretty similar to the SFB on groomers and such? Or does the bacon hold an edge a lot better? I've found the SFB (last years model) in 178 for 549 without bindings
post #14 of 20

I realize you are on a budget but what's a ski worth to you if it's not the right one?

 

Go 185. Its the right length.

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

Yea I've done some more research and thinking I may do the Bacon's in 184cm cause I can sell my prophets to a store here in town for store credit and save a little bit a money that way. And yea I think I can do the little bit extra money and get the right size for me and make them last longer.

 

Plus I live in Missouri so its always hit and miss on if it dumps while I'm on my trips so if its dumps a ton and the bacons can't keep up then I can always go demo a pair for a day anyway.

post #16 of 20

I just realized I typoed my last post, should have ended with "Bacons" but I think you figured that. They hold an edge about as well, but being wider, they are a "little" more cumbersome on the groomers (not that they are cumbersome, just more so than the Bacons). The Bacons feel lighter and are more lively and "poppy" off jumps and such. 

 

Of course in the powder the Opus' are better. 

 

I had issues with my Opus' at first, but I have determined my problems to be related to my 20+ year old Raichle Flexon boots, I need new ones, but can't get them right now. When I get new boots, I am very curious and excited to try both the Opus' and Bacon's out more for some A/B comparisons. But my son also felt the same way about the 2 pair of skis.

 

Good luck in whatever you choose, If you do choose the Opus', let me know how you feel about the differences between the 2. Also let us know how you enjoy whatever you get. 

post #17 of 20

Get the 185 Opus if you can find it.  I've skied a lot of Line skis and I think the Opus and Bacon both ski very short.  I'm skiing this year's 178 Opus and Bacons and I think both ski as long as my 172 P98s and 115s... the MPO and Bacons ski short.  For reference I'm 5'5 on a tall day and 130lbs during non-girlscout-cookie season, and I ski a lot of trees.  And by the way... the Opus is a freaking awesome ski.  Definitely my new favorite ski.  I like them more than the SFB... but to be fair I have the SFB mounted with Dynafits and I've been skiing them "gently" in-bounds so can't say it's been an apples-to-apples comparison for me.

post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by tam View Post

Get the 185 Opus if you can find it.  I've skied a lot of Line skis and I think the Opus and Bacon both ski very short.  I'm skiing this year's 178 Opus and Bacons and I think both ski as long as my 172 P98s and 115s... the MPO and Bacons ski short.  For reference I'm 5'5 on a tall day and 130lbs during non-girlscout-cookie season, and I ski a lot of trees.  And by the way... the Opus is a freaking awesome ski.  Definitely my new favorite ski.  I like them more than the SFB... but to be fair I have the SFB mounted with Dynafits and I've been skiing them "gently" in-bounds so can't say it's been an apples-to-apples comparison for me.

I PMed you, but figured why not ask here. Could you elaborate on why you like the Opus' over the SFBs? I assume it is more than just "float".

 

Thanks.

post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yea I'm curious about why the MPO over the SFB as well? I'm just trying to get all the info I can. Starting to think its one of those you'll be happy with either so that's making the choice a little tougher.
post #20 of 20

Aside from float, I found the Opus to have a bit more pop and a little more stable and smoother flex.  Not a huge difference but I'm just liking the Opus better.  They're both soft skis, but the SFB felt like it was reeeeally soft whereas the Opus flex felt smoother and a bit more responsive for me.  Just my opinion though, I'm sure others have differing feedback.

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