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Icelantic Pilgrim & Ski Length

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Hi all, new to forum here.

 

Have been looking all around the internet to find some info on Icelantic Pilgrims, but there isn't a great deal of reviews out there. I am looking to get a new pair of skis and was wondering if anyone out there had any info to share.

 

I am a fairly new skier, as I just moved out to Colorado last June and have only been through one ski season. Last season I used a friends old K2 skis (Mod 78, 167 cm) and by the end of the season I was feeling confident enough to tackle any blue and just starting to get into blacks. I am looking to purchase a new pair of skis that I will be able to continue learning and be able to grow into. Friends have been pushing Icelantics on me and I have found a relatively cheap pair of 12/13 Pilgrims (179 cm). I was wondering if anyone out there had any reviews or comments on the ski and any thoughts on if they'd be a good match. I am 6'1" and 175 lbs, and I am a bit concerned that these may be a little bit too long for me given my ability, but was also thinking that it may be a good pair to grow into. Thanks in advance!

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Hey welcome,
Do you have boots ? If not that should come first.
I don't know much about Icelandic skis, but speaking in general I'm about the same size as you and prefer a longer ski as my daily driver is 186. I think as you progress you will want a ski longer than the 167 you've been using so the 179 might serve you well for a little while.
Before you get to far into shopping for a specific ski or price range and if you want more info here, you will need to answer more questions like what type of terrain do you plan on skiing as you progress, groomers, moguls, trees or maybe mostly in the park etc...
IMHO based on your ability level you might be better served on a more traditional cut ski and take a few lessons. Use the resources from the lessons to guide you to skis. I'm a big advocate of lessons, an instructor will get to watch you and and help you progress faster than just skiing on your own or with friends.
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