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About me: 27 years old, 5'9", about 140 pounds in Winter, currently live in Vermont. I moved out here last year after living/skiing on the West Coast since I was a kid. Advanced skier, but lack some finesse. I used to be better, but this was my first season back after not skiing for about 7 years (college+grad school). I've skied ~12 days this season and will hopefully triple that next year (injured for the first half).

 

I currently have a pair of line prophet 90 172s mounted at center. I got them unused from an old ski friend, but they're from a few seasons ago (no rocker as I understand it). I like the prophet a lot most of the time out here, but would like to get something a little wider for the bigger days. The couple days where there was over a foot of fresh snow I had a hard time staying on top and getting the ski around was a bit of work. I've been skiing a lot in the awesome glades out here, and that's where the fatter skis will get most of their use. 

 

All of the new features found in modern skis are making my head spin. I've been looking at 105-115mm wasted skis that seem to be good for all-around use (Gotamas, Rossi S7s, Line Sir Francis Bacons and MP Opus, Salomon rocker 2s and probably something else) even though I think of my prophets as my 'all around' ski. Is this the right line of thinking? Any other recommendations? I'm looking to Compliment my current skis, not replace them. Also, the prophets are the first twin-tipped ski I've been on and sometimes the back end feels a little soft. They almost like pointing backwards when stopping hard. Is this a function of the twin tip design, mounting point, this particular ski? Will rocker give the same sensation? I guess it could also just be my general lack of awesomeness.... Thanks!

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About me: 27 years old, 5'9", about 140 pounds in Winter, currently live in Vermont. I moved out here last year after living/skiing on the West Coast since I was a kid. Advanced skier, but lack some finesse. I used to be better, but this was my first season back after not skiing for about 7 years (college+grad school). I've skied ~12 days this season and will hopefully triple that next year (injured for the first half).

 

I currently have a pair of line prophet 90 172s mounted at center. I got them unused from an old ski friend, but they're from a few seasons ago (no rocker as I understand it). I like the prophet a lot most of the time out here, but would like to get something a little wider for the bigger days. The couple days where there was over a foot of fresh snow I had a hard time staying on top and getting the ski around was a bit of work. I've been skiing a lot in the awesome glades out here, and that's where the fatter skis will get most of their use. 

 

All of the new features found in modern skis are making my head spin. I've been looking at 105-115mm wasted skis that seem to be good for all-around use (Gotamas, Rossi S7s, Line Sir Francis Bacons and MP Opus, Salomon rocker 2s and probably something else) even though I think of my prophets as my 'all around' ski. Is this the right line of thinking? Any other recommendations? I'm looking to Compliment my current skis, not replace them. Also, the prophets are the first twin-tipped ski I've been on and sometimes the back end feels a little soft. They almost like pointing backwards when stopping hard. Is this a function of the twin tip design, mounting point, this particular ski? Will rocker give the same sensation? I guess it could also just be my general lack of awesomeness.... Thanks!

 

 

whatever you get just get it 180 to 185ish. All of the skis you mentioned could be good.

 

My personal favorite is the Patron a ski you could probably use in a 177 but considering I know of a 120lb 5'2 girl skiing the 185.... i think you can handle it.   The Soul 7, Worth Magics, Rocker  2 108s, blizzard Gunsmoke, On3p wrengades/billy goats all could great options as well.

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