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Looking for something different

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Looking to demo something more forgiving than the volkol kendo , looking for something around the same waist but not as stiff , only have one season under my belt 6-1 -275 49 years old just looking for soemthing for the groomers 

post #2 of 5

Easy enough to find something less stiff than the Kendo however, a guy your size should not go too soft. There are other factors to consider as well and generally, with one season of experience, you would probably want to avoid extremes in width and sidecut as well as the flex.

 

Personally, I think that give or take a little, you are in about the right width category. A very good ski in this category is the Dynastar Outland 87. This is a medium flex ski with a forgiving shape and IMO an impressive array of turn shape capabilities. The O-87 has a very small amount of tip rocker and that is balanced by small amounts of taper at both ends. This enables the ski to turn more easily at medium speeds than a stiffer ski like a Kendo. You will get a little less grip but probably have more fun.

 

SJ

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the great info will be on the lookout for this ski
post #4 of 5

Only 1 season? and on the Kendo? Fully understandable that you would want somehting more forgiving... But at the same time, you weight 275 so you need something stiffer than another skier at same level but lighter... Also, if you ski regularly, you would want something that you could progress on and keep for more than one season ( you could keep the Kendo and retry them in 2 seasons?)

 

Hummm... At 210pounds, I find the outland 87 very soft...same for the rev 85... They could be nice for you for maybe 1 season if you progress nicely...IMO...

If you want to stay around 88 mm underfoot, there is the:

  1. Elan 88 xti: very easy ski with good grip and a really nice carver!
  2. the fx84 is also an easy ski with good grip that you can bent in different turn shapes but less of a carver than the  Elan 88. The 2014 version should be better for you with the extra thickness of titanal over the precedents versions.
  3. there's also the enduro...You could go for the 800 xt. I find it a bit too soft for me but still nice skis.
  4. There is also the 2014 Crimson ti ...
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Thank you for the great info I will be looking to try some of these I will keep the kendo and progress into them but at the same time I will be on the lookout for some these
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