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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Here is the deal, I'm 6'7" tall, a pro ski patroller and weigh 255 lbs. I can't stand any 191cm ski I have tried and so I am still skiing a 13 year old pair of 200 mm Atomics. I really want a new pair of skis this year and am looking at a pair of Head World Cup Rebels SG Skis- 200cm. Please give me some feedback. Any other big guys out there?
post #2 of 15
Where? It matters a great deal. What skis didn't do it for you and why?
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
I rented some K2 and atomic and Rossi's, but I couldn't tell you the exact model now. Basically the don't hold and edge for me. I spend more time than I would like on hard pack and groomers, but like to dive off trail every chance I get.
post #4 of 15
Where are you patrolling? Without that, I don't think anyone can say if an SG ski would work or not.

IMHO, even at your size, there are particular all mountain and big mountain skis offered in longer lengths that should work very well for you if you're in the west.
post #5 of 15
We should have something for you. Have you tries any 191 FIS gs skis? We have some that tame in for the consignment same. Cheap.
post #6 of 15

You sure you are not 'trolling? 

 

Nothing that skinny can be practical for a pro patroller. At least not west of Denver...

 

Plenty of the strongest skiers on the planet feel pretty comfortable on modern skis in the low to mid-190s. Not all of them are midgets. And all of them can bend a ski more readily than any of us mere mortals.

 

Of course I'm not a patroller, so what do I know... 


Edited by spindrift - 8/17/13 at 8:08pm
post #7 of 15

I'm 6'3" 230lbs and am perfectly comfortable on skis that range from 165cm to 215cm, it's not your size it's your technique... and that 200cm SG ski is the minimum length for women, so it was built for a much smaller human than you.

 

Skis have evolved radically over the last 13 years (and I'll bet your skis are even older than that), you need to update your ski technique, sorry if that sounds harsh but it's the truth.

post #8 of 15

Where do you ski?

 

I'm no where near your weight, but I do know a bit about ski characteristics.  If you ski on the west part of the continent, you would probably enjoy some old offerings from Volant, like say Machete Hucksters.  I own some Machete G skis and their only problem is that you can't put a 3 degree side bevel on them; they have a stainless steel cap.  Torsional rigidity is on a par with race skis. 

 

You should also try some "hard-charger" modern skis, not what you typically find in rental shops.  You probably demoed some wimpy noodles. 

 

You might also consider just changing you technique a bit and keeping the new skis on edge.

 

What was wrong with the skis you did try, just lack of grip or stability issues, or hunting for turns?

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Good feedback and my technique may be old school... My primary skis are 200cm Atomic BetaCarve. I do have a pair of Powder Cruise for the deep snow days. I've been doing a lot of reading and think I should try the Atomic Ritual 190cm.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
I live in Idaho, so ski a mix of powder and concrete. My biggest issue with skis I have tried is the tip holding in a carve, it breaks loose when I have my weight on it.
post #11 of 15
Don't know why a 193 Cochise or 194 Bodacios wouldn't work, or a 198 Katana, or...


(If you don't like early rise, I've got a pair of the first generation BD Zealots with about 5 days on them in the garage I'd part with for $100 plus shipping from SEA.smile.gif They're plenty stiff, around 112 underfoot, and not much side cut. )
post #12 of 15
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Here is the deal, I'm 6'7" tall, a pro ski patroller and weigh 255 lbs. I can't stand any 191cm ski I have tried and so I am still skiing a 13 year old pair of 200 mm Atomics. I really want a new pair of skis this year and am looking at a pair of Head World Cup Rebels SG Skis- 200cm. Please give me some feedback. Any other big guys out there?
post #13 of 15

That might be the 2ND funniest thing i have seen on this website.
 

post #14 of 15
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That might be the 2ND funniest thing i have seen on this website.
 

 

Now you have me curious...

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bob55 View Post

I live in Idaho, so ski a mix of powder and concrete. My biggest issue with skis I have tried is the tip holding in a carve, it breaks loose when I have my weight on it.


Try concentrating the COM under your arch instead of toes or ball of foot at the peak of your carve.  It sounds like you are trying to work the skis too far forward of the optimal point.

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