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Help with New Skis [Steamboat]

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have a set of skis for Snow days. I'm looking for a set when the weather is nice and the runs are mostly groomed.

 

I am:

 

178cm Tall, 5'10

230lbs

Intermediate Skill

Live in Colorado

 

I like a ski that turns relatively Fast and Easy.

 

At my size I'm not sure what length and width to get? I skied a 168/76 and I had fun on nice days, but got killed when it snowed LOL. Also, I keep reading where 168 is to short for my size?

 

 

Thanks
 

post #2 of 10

A ski doesn't know how tall you are but can feel how heavy you are so I can see why you felt the 168 not enough, stay closer to head height in the upper 170's. Will most of your skiing be in Steamboat? if so where are you skiing there? Staying on the groomers? The trees? Pony Express area? Bumps? 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yes, I ski in Steamboat mainly. I stay inbounds on the trails. I had fun on the 168's as long as the weather was good and the trails were good. That's why I was wondering about getting 168's again. Or maybe I just don't know what I'm doing LOL

post #4 of 10

Something in the 90-100mm range would be a good option. If you are looking local, see Harry at Steamboat Bike & Ski, they are a great shop. If looking on line Start Haus has some good deals on Nordica's right new HERE

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have a pair of 186 Prophet 100's. The are fun when it is deeper snow. But on groomed trails, not so much. I feel like I'm driving a tank? I feel beat up and worn out after skiing them. It has kind of put me off going when the weather is nice

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Originally Posted by Malazan View Post

I have a pair of 186 Prophet 100's. The are fun when it is deeper snow. But on groomed trails, not so much. I feel like I'm driving a tank? I feel beat up and worn out after skiing them. It has kind of put me off going when the weather is nice

 

MAybe look in the mid to upper 80's underfoot. When you said you had something for deeper snow, I assume what you had was wider. 

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

What bindings would you suggest for skis in the 83-88mm range

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

What about something like this in a 176mm

 

Elan Amphibio Waveflex 82 XTI

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Or this:

 

Rossignol Experience 83 Skis @176

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Any suggestions fellows?

 

Thanks

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