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Rossi Soul 7 - Length for me

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I have one more question regarding the soul 7. I am currently skiing on Volkl RTM 80 166cm and Rossi Experience 88 162cm. I am close to 5'9", 146 lbs and I am considering  myself an intermediate (maybe advance, I can ski blacks and some moguls), I do like to carve a lot. 

 

I am debating if I should go for the 172cm or 180cm for the Soul 7, all the online calculators are recommending the 172cm. I just feel the 180 cm might feel a little bit too long for me.

 

I really appreciate the help.

post #2 of 6

It depends on where you ski and what you want to use it for.  You're a bit lighter than I am, I am about 170, and I found the 180 to be the perfect ski for me.  My carving skis have been 165, 170 and 172 over the last few years.  Level 8 skier.

 

I ski in the East where it will be my soft snow ski,and when I go out West for vacation will be my only ski.  It's a very nimble ski.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I ski mostly in the East coast and maybe 3 times a year out West.

post #4 of 6

I think you'd enjoy the 180 and it has the upside of more float and stability and that float not only helps in deep powder but in the trees, keeps you off the bottom more where the rocks are!

 

It's such a turny ski that the length shouldn't intimidate you.  As long as you have decent technique.  It's an easy ski to ski.  I haven't skied the 172 and I'm sure it would be fine too.  180 is not a long ski.

post #5 of 6

more open and more powder= 180 tighter terrain and less powder=172.  That said I didn't ski it so take that into consideration (meaning its nearly worthless)  

 

"close to 5' 9" means under 5' 9"?   

 

I still think the sizes are off..  175/183

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all for the advices. Finndog: yes

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