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post #1 of 6
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A friend of mine has a pair of Sir Francis Bacons he wants to dump to me for a low low price as he is going back to boarding (failed experiment on his part i guess).

I am only 2 seasons into skiing myself and started with k2 recoils 169s and have recently purchased the k2 kung fujas 179s for this upcoming season.

I can get these ridiculously cheap 250$ but they are 172s.

I rode the recoils the last two season and did not have too many issues besides flotation when I got into about 1.5-2 ft of snow I kind of just sunk but still kept chugging along lol.

I am 32, a semi athletic 5';8 218pds ex hockey player so I kind of have tree trunks for legs still. I mostly stick to the groomed (my local area only has short groomed) but this last season I kind of ventured out into light trees and light powder this past season as I visited four different resorts out west last season (will be doing 3 trips this coming season)


I was considering buying them just to have a playful ski for the groomers and kind of just to try them out as they are so highly reviewed but I also read that they are a very thin/light ski....my question is would I be to heavy for them based on the length and construction of the ski? or am I really thinking to much about this purchase when I should just be adding another ski to the quiver?
post #2 of 6

At 172 you wouldn't be giving them a fair chance as they are too short for your size. If you were 5' 8" and 140 lbs then maybe. Perhaps save your $250 and use part of it to demo some powder skis (110 +) if conditions permit while you are out West. The Castle pro shop and Top Shelf in Fernie have a great variety to choose from.

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At 172 you wouldn't be giving them a fair chance as they are too short for your size. If you were 5' 8" and 140 lbs then maybe. Perhaps save your $250 and use part of it to demo some powder skis (110 +) if conditions permit while you are out West. The Castle pro shop and Top Shelf in Fernie have a great variety to choose from.


 



good points.

I think I just have some kind of a ski fever going right now lol.

I will probably pass on the purchase...the price made me want to jump all over them though. a few of my friends will be happy to have a crack at buying them.

wait..........what?! did you just call me fat!!!!!?? LOL jk
post #4 of 6

Just a tease.  Save your cash for some skis that will match your size.

post #5 of 6

The KF in 179 will be a better choice than the Bacon in 172. Both are relatively soft skis for your weight but when light and playful is part of the agenda, either is a reasonable choice. I test skis as part of my livelihood and weigh roughly the same as you (skiing 45 years). While neither is my personal fave I think the KF is a pretty good ski and I don't think you need to start chasing skis right now.

 

SJ

post #6 of 6

Great ski, but reiterating what others said they are too small for you. I'm 5'10", ~150lbs and ski the 184 and would go longer if I didn't live in the east, they ski pretty short. They are probably too soft for you as well.

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