Originally Posted by soporific
... 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.
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