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Looking for a good powder ski...I am 5"2" and 103lb., the Rossi S7's only come in 168 and 178.  Wondering if the 168 would be too long for me.  I am an advanced aggressive skier, but don't ski tight trees much.  Any fellow small women out there who have had experience with the S7's?  Also, looking at the Nordica Nemesis.  Thoughts?

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They make a womens version that comes in a shorter length.

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Originally Posted by kbsinger View Post
 

Looking for a good powder ski...I am 5"2" and 103lb., the Rossi S7's only come in 168 and 178.  Wondering if the 168 would be too long for me.  I am an advanced aggressive skier, but don't ski tight trees much.  Any fellow small women out there who have had experience with the S7's?  Also, looking at the Nordica Nemesis.  Thoughts?

Welcome to EpicSki!  The Nordica line is getting rave reviews on TheSkiDiva.com .

 

I'm also petite and advanced, but not particularly aggressive.  My experience on when renting demo skis or on demo days at Alta is that lengths over 160 are generally too long, even with a tip rocker.

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These are women specific I am talking about, the Rossi website says the only sizes are 168,178. My feeling is that they would be too long, even though they ski short....bummer, people love them and they sound like a fun ski.  Any other recs for powder skis?  Tried Volkl Kiku, Solomon Geisha and Nordica Nemesis, like the Nemesis the best out of the 3.

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I assume you're talking about last year's models.  Rossignol puts out a size chart every year, and I think weight is the most important column.

Here is last year's stored info on powder7
http://www.powder7.com/rossignol-ski-size-chart-and-sizing-guide

It says S7W 168 is designed for a weight of 120-149lbs

Here's another chart for the new skis

http://www.rossignol.com/tzr/scripts/downloader2.php?filename=LABELS/PICTO/f5/30/US.4jwtr9igynv9&mime=application/pdf&originalname=sizing_chart_rossignol_12-13_English.pdf

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These are very easy skis to maneuver; keep in mind that if you're talking about last season's models, they had a lot of rocker at both tip and tail, so the running length was well below what you'd expect for a 168 cm ski. Also, remember that the force you generate is not just your weight, but a product of your weight and your speed. 

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^^
I agree. I think you'd be fine on the 168.
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vjj 165 could be another option... but 115 underfoot might be overkill depending on where you ski. another one is the solly rockette 115, I think it's 108 underfoot in 164 also comes in 156, not sure the waist width...
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FWIW The 168 has huge rocker and should be fine. If you like the Rossi concept, at your weight you could also go S3. 

What about K2 Missdirected (117 mm waist) in 159?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-K2-MissDirected-159cm-Womens-Skis-w-AXL2-120-Bindings-/190971015002?pt=Skiing&hash=item2c76c26f5a

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They make a womens version that comes in a shorter length.

What he said. 

Also if you're getting options for different skis, take a look at the Nordica LaNina. 

Honestly, at your size, you could go with something a little narrower with some rocker.  

Consider the Rossignol Saffron 7.  Its narrower under foot and may be a solid powder ski for someone your size. 

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Originally Posted by kbsinger View Post
 

Looking for a good powder ski...I am 5"2" and 103lb., the Rossi S7's only come in 168 and 178.  Wondering if the 168 would be too long for me.  I am an advanced aggressive skier, but don't ski tight trees much.  Any fellow small women out there who have had experience with the S7's?  Also, looking at the Nordica Nemesis.  Thoughts?

 

S7w comes in a 162.  It might be too short for you.  The 162 was too short for some of the strong petite skiers I know.

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