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X scream series help

post #1 of 11
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Hi
I need some help with picking the right size of the series ski. here's my info
5'7"
220lb
expert skier

I'm having a hard time deciding between 187 and 195. Wondering if salomon had any guidlines for sizing.
thanks in advance
post #2 of 11
welcome perrijon;
The screamer's still a great ski; I weigh 175 and replaced my old 195 series edition one with an '01 model in 195.. it's a bit stiffer than the original and not as easy to ski in bumps.. so at first I thought I'd gone too long{old habits} but the more I ski it, the happier I am. I'd think by your weight the 195 would be it; Salomons website is practically unnavigable so thats no help.. I'm sure someone out there has a sizing chart..Look for last years model; should be some good deals out there. And, of course demo both sizes if you can.
post #3 of 11
yep, 195
post #4 of 11
I'm 5'8" 155 lbs and I ski the x scream series in a 187. It's plenty long. You keep them on edge and they are stable. I've skied them in the next size shorter (178?) and can still move pretty damn fast with no stability problems. Just food for thought.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 03, 2002 03:50 PM: Message edited 1 time, by dchan ]</font>
post #5 of 11
187 should be long enough, it will still be over your head a fair bit.
post #6 of 11
I,ORIGINALLY WENT WITH THE 195.I'M 5'11" ,190LBS. AND SKI VERY AGGRESSIVELY.I WENT LONG BECAUSE I SKI FAST.I'M NOW ON THE 187 BECAUSE THEY TURN FASTER AND ARE BETTER IN THE TREES AND CHUTES.I DON'T REALLY GIVE UP ANYTHING ON STABILITY.THE SKIS MUST BE KEPT ON EDGE.THE'RE NOT MEANT TO STRAIGHT LINE.
post #7 of 11
Search for my posts on this. I'm 6'1", 190 lb, 23 yrs old, expert. I chose the 195 X-scream because it was the most versitile ski I demoed this year, and due to the soft flex I could ski it effectively in the 195 length. If they made 200-203 I would seriously consider it. The 195 is very effective in a super-G sized turn or straight run at 60 mph (this weekend at cannon NH), but is still light enough to whip around in the trees/chutes because it lacks a heavy plate underfoot, and the swing weight is reasonable/just right. I skied the very similar 185 crossmax 10 and thought I was WAY over skiing it. There is no way I would chose the 187, but I am very aggressive. In some skis I would ski shorter length, like a 180 atomic 11.20, a 184 Volkl G3, or a 181 K2 Axis Pro, however, I didn't chose to buy any of those.....I chose the 195 X-scream........

Kevin
post #8 of 11
A lot of the length issue is dependant on how you ski. Remember that if you are trying to Rotate the ski on a pivot, the "swing weight" will be a big factor but if you are tipping and edging the ski without trying to "drive" the ski, a shorter ski will do fine.
post #9 of 11
I'm 5'9" 155 and have ski'd the X-Scream in a 195 for 3 years. I like the stability of the longer ski when haulin' the groomers and I can still crank the quick turns in the steeps or trees when I need to. Great in the pow too!!!
They felt a bit long the first couple runs after being on XXX 188s for a few days but I've logged lotsa great days on those 195s, I'm a satisfied customer!
We got a pair of the 187s in the shop I work at but I haven't tried 'em yet. Really wasn't too impressed with the 192 Pilot 10s either, too noodly!
post #10 of 11
You weigh 225, so get try the 87 first to see if you even like the ski. I just tried it this past weekend for the 4th time ofr fun, and I still love this ski, but it does work best with a more subtle technique. I would imagine that either the 195 or a different ski (191 XX, 188 AX-Pro, 191 G3) would be better for your weight.
post #11 of 11
I'm 6'0", 175 lbs and ski on the 187. There are times when I find it unstable (fast groomers)where the 195 would have been better. The 187 is more versatile for all other conditions. Given your weight, I would definately go with the 195 or something stiffer in a shorter length, as suggested by Bandit Man.
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