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Fischer Watea 84 - Which Size?

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I was skiing some Rossignol Power 9 Pro 160cm that were I think about 7-8 years old and tried some Fischer Watea 84's in the 176cm size.  I loved them and they made skiing this past weekend at Mammoth a whole lot of fun.  I found some deal online for the Watea's in a 184 for $199.  Would the difference between the 176's and 184's be a huge deal?  The price seems like a really good deal for a ski model I know I liked.  I'm 6'2" and about 225.  We were skiing blue/blacks in soft snow at Mammoth but I'd probably be skiing mostly blues around SoCal.

Thanks,

 

~S

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... tried some Fischer Watea 84's in the 176cm size.  I loved them and they made skiing this past weekend at Mammoth a whole lot of fun.  I found some deal online for the Watea's in a 184 for $199.  Would the difference between the 176's and 184's be a huge deal?  The price seems like a really good deal for a ski model I know I liked.  I'm 6'2" and about 225.  We were skiing blue/blacks in soft snow at Mammoth but I'd probably be skiing mostly blues around SoCal.

Thanks,

 

~S

 

difference? yes

how much? depends on you.

Watea is not one of the more demanding skis in the Fischer lineup.

how big a deal is the $199 (tax & Shipping & mounting & bindings) if it isn;t quite as much fun as you hoped....

If you decide to get something else, then selling and taking a hit - Big Deal?

you can prolly spend 4 bills on the Watea 84 in 176 and still call it a good deal...

if you were 150 lbs, I'd say 'tough choice', but @ 225, that 184 should not overpower you, but likely less of a swizzle stick than the 176 prolly is...

that you weren;t slidin all over the place shows how good a ski it really is...

 on blues, especially SOCal, you may 'turn' them a bit less often... or they may be moe betta!

 

I did demo a pr of Watea's in 176, last season, and wished I had the 184... I'm 168 lbs

but that 's me, and i don;t matter...

only you matter

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Sounds like I wouldn't have too much of a problem with the longer length then.  I think shipping was $7 and if I want bindings w/free mount for another $120 the shipping is free 3-day and no tax due to out of state sale.

 

Thanks!
 

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I owned last seasons 84's in 184 and they are quite a damp dead skis most of the time they are not the most responsive of ski but they are not a bad either their ideal conditions are powder, soft side country and fresh groomers, they tend to fall to pieces when they have to work against a hard surface,when the snow is fresh and they can lock in they are a great ski they rail like a GS ski given the right conditions but they do not much like a solid surface, nor do they much like it in spring snow conditions as I found in Europe at the end of last season when I swapped to my slalom skis for the week.

 

I was the right height and weight for the at 6'4 and 200lbs and Ive skied them on pretty much every surface you can think of from knee deep fresh powder right through to artificial indoor snow and plastic slopes.  The bases on the old models are also very slow and dont hold wax too well, they were much slower on the bases than my liberty morphics, although the bases are very strong having survived skiing in Scotland late in the season where theres as many chunks of granite as there is snow.

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