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Bonafide length

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I bought a pair of bones about 6 weeks ago. They were last years model and I picked them up for $350. That fit my budget better than $800 for a new pair. The down side is they are 180 length. I'm 6'2" 195 lbs and strong skier. I just love these skies. I've never skied any ski that was easier and more fun. What I'm wondering is what I would get out of the longer length. I've never owned a ski this short. I believe I would get more stability and float. I don't feel like I need more float. These skies are amazing in powder and I have powder skis when it gets deeper. So, I guess I'm really talking about stability at speed. I've probably skied them 10 or 12 days. Most of it fairly soft or I was skiing slower with the family. Tahoe has been getting pretty firm some days and I find that on higher speed carvers, I want something more. I have a pair of gs race skies, but between too large of crowds and their limitations, I don't ski them but 3 or 4 times a year. If I bought longer bones, do you think I would be more satisfied on these super firm days or should I add a carver that allows more flexibility than a full blown race gs ski? If I had longer bones, do you think they would turn almost as easily? That's really what I like about these.
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I think the 187 would turn just as easy, but be more stable.  You are not going to get hurt selling the 180's you got but might not be as lucky with getting the 187s though. 

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It's still probably than adding another ski.
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You should be able to make a profit on your 180's and then will have to wait until next year for the 187's I think,

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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

You should be able to make a profit on your 180's and then will have to wait until next year for the 187's I think,

better yet you could sell them to me for a loss

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