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Need to buy a new pair of skis, please help

post #1 of 9
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Hi there,

 

I currently own a pair of Rossi S80 and thinking of picking up a new pair. I live in Vancouver BC and mostly ski on groomers and occasionally off-piste. I am 184 ibs and 6' tall. I am thinking off Rossi E83 168cm. I am CSIA L1 and might try L2 by the end of this season...Any suggestions? Thanks alot.

post #2 of 9
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Can someone give me some advise? Thanks.

post #3 of 9

Given your body stats you should be 1size longer.

 

But go for it.  e83 should be pretty good for what you're talking about.  But so are a lot of other skis.

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post
 

Given your body stats you should be 1size longer.

 

But go for it.  e83 should be pretty good for what you're talking about.  But so are a lot of other skis.

Thanks raytseng!

 

I asked one of my friends and he is L3 and he suggested 168 for length...I was riding elan Xti 82 fusion not very long ago and the edge grips perfect, but I dont have $630 plus taxes set in my budget...The reason why E83 comes up and they are on sale for $319 with bindings from Sportchek...what are the other options? I am thinking of get my S80 tuned up and try them again because they are terrible on ice....(Might be because I have not tuned my skis for a year and half?)

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I have not tuned my skis for a year and half

:nono:

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

:nono:

haha. I know! I did do a quick tune up earlier this season by myself, but I think I suck at it...

post #7 of 9

No ski will hold on ice if the edges are dull.

post #8 of 9
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No ski will hold on ice if the edges are dull.

I agree! I guess my question will be how big is the difference though?

post #9 of 9

Just take them to a shop and have them tuned, probably 1/3 for angles will suit you.  Then try them and see how they work.

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