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Ski Advice Bandit XX vs Nordica 9.1MF and length?

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I'm looking to get one of these guys and have been trying to decide b/n a number of things... first of all... aside from length, which ski is better, I know the nordies haven't been out for a number of years, but i found a good offer for them so now its and issue. I was originally set on 177s in the bandies but no the nordie issue is at hand, but they come in 170 or 180. I'm 5"6 and 160... west coast skier (mainly tahoe) and would be considered aggressive, looking to become more of a natural in the bumps and at the same time rip up the powder this season. On the other hand... is my intention of 177 in the XXs even reasonable or should I stay small at 170? So its down to which, and how long?!

One more issue... salomon s900 bindings or the Rossi Axial 140?

Comments?

Thanks!
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Nordica skis and I have never been together, so I can't help you there . . . Now, as to the Rossignol Bandit XX . . . yes, I can offer a few thoughts on those.

As a truly mediocre skier who skis mostly in Vermont, I ski the Bandit XX in 170 cm length. I have demoed both the 170 and the 177. I really do not like the 177, but I absolutely love the 170. I weigh 150 and and stand 5'8". If you weigh ten pounds more than I do, ski aggressively, and ski at Tahoe, the 177 may be your length. For myself, if I received a free gift of the 177, I'd try to swap it for something else, because it isn't any fun for me to ski.

The only way to be sure is to demo, so, if can, demo.

By the way, what do you ski on now?

EDIT: Almost forgot! If you get Rossi skis, get Rossi bindings - I understand it extends the warranty for another year, and they're great bindings.

[ December 18, 2002, 05:08 AM: Message edited by: oboe ]
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