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Height/ weight ski choice question Head Rock n Roll or Inferno?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

At the end of last season I demoed some Head Rock n Roll skis in 173cm length and had a lot of fun on them, and now am considering purchasing a pair.

 

I am male, 6ft tall, but am only like 160lbs, I usually ski blues or blue/blacks. This year I am hoping to learn to ski powder better and maybe bumps. Up until last season I used skiboards and the last one I used was 130cm long and 112mm at the waist.

as I say I was all ready to purchase the Rock n Roll's then I saw the Infernos and was wondering if they would be that much better in powder? Having said that, would the extra width make them a lot harder to initiate a turn on regular snow?

Also length wise, at my height/weight would it make more sense to stick to 173cm or move up to 180cm?

 

With apologies for all the questions :o)

 

Oh, I live in Colorado and will likely ski Winter Park/Mary Jane this year again, maybe Copper, also might make a trip down to Wolf creek if I ever get the hang of this powder skiing lark!!

 

Thanks a lot

 

Dave

 

p.s. oh yeah, if anyone has recommendations for any other skis then I am all ears

post #2 of 5

As I am clueless what "Skiboards" are, so I am going to guess you have not been using skis.  At your height I would normally say 180+, but your light and likely not skiing well???  So go for the next size down for a piste ski.  I would stick with the rock and rolls and take as many lessons as you can afford.  Once you have the on piste technique pretty wired, buy another pair of skis for deeper days.  How about boots?  Do you have a pair that fits correctly and is dialed in yet, as boots are likely the most important piece of ski gear.  Have a great winter.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply

 

They are like fat, short skis, it's kind of a similar technique, I guess. I have some of he Rossignol softer boots, regular skiboots on the base but with lacing instead of the last buckle.
 

post #4 of 5

I say go with the Rockn'Rolls in the 180. The Inferno is more of a big mountain expert level ski, you'll find the R&R's more playful and user friendly. The 180 will be slightly shorter than your head height, which would be a good length for an entry level powder ski. I have skied the R&R in the 180, although I am 200+lbs. But I found it to be enough ski for most situations.

post #5 of 5

I haven't skied the R&R, but think the Inferno doesn't turn tight enough on piste to be a satisfactory one-ski-quiver.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/111283/a-wide-ski-for-the-hard-charger-cochise-influence-105-115-sidestash-legend-pro-rider-105-katana-girish-inferno-104-olympus-mons-and-kiss-of-death

 

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