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I think I'm to big for my skis help me decide

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I am 6' 210 and currently on a pair of line chronic cryptonite 173s.

I feel like my skis are to short for me and ive been thinking about getting wider skis for a couple years now.
I live in the south and usually do a few long weekends a year to Colorado. (2 down and 3rd booked for a couple weeks from now)

I rarely ski groomers. In the bowls of vail or tbar at Breck most of the time.

I demoed the sick day 110s my first day of the season but my boots were in such bad shape I was literally falling out of them. I bought new boots that evening but went back to my chronics.

My question is the sick day 110 in 179 a good setup for me?
I've considered the soul 7s because my buddy has raved about his set. At this point I can save a couple hundred on the sick days and but the reviews on the soul 7s is really good.

Please he'll me recommend a ski



Open to other suggestions. I want the best ski for me but if all is fairly equal I'd rather go Witt the better value.
post #2 of 17
Way to short for your size. Go with 186 cm according to the Blister review they measure 182.3 cm and that is on the shorter scale for your weight.
post #3 of 17

I am 5'10 155 and I ski on nothing shorter than a 176 Salomon suspect, I too would suggest looking for something longer than a 179 based on your height and weight.

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Will it be a lot harder to turn skis of that length?

Also would the sick days be a good match for what I ski?
post #5 of 17

With rockered skis, the effective length feels short, and a 184+ ski is what I'd want in deep 3D snow.  Deeper snow generally benefits from some speed, and the longer ski is more stable.  Short turns should be no problem.  I really can't see where a shorter ski would give you any advantage given the conditions you describe for this ski from powder to crud.

post #6 of 17

186 in the Sick Day for you.  You'll be fine at that length.  It is not a burly demanding ski and at your weight, if you ski strong you'd fold up the 179.

 

If you like that kind of ski, a softer, snappier ski in the 110 range, it could work well as a ski for off piste skiing in CO.  Maybe more width than you necessarily need every day, but the shape is directional and it isn't too wide to ski in any softish conditions.  A good friend of mine who is a strong skier uses his SD110s pretty much any time there is 1" + and he likes them as an all mountain option - recognizing that his 86mm skis are quicker on the hardpack and better in the bumps so those get about equal play as well.

 

Soul 7 is a similar idea to the SD110.  Different flavor and feel but comparable skis.  I found the Soul 7 to be more crisp and glassy.  More Rossi-like.  You'd want the 188 in the Soul 7 for sure.  But they are both aimed at the same skier, the same purpose.  Which is better for you?  Only way to know for sure is to try them - but if you like one, you'd probably like the other.

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Excellent.
Can't tell you guys how much I appreciate the input.
I think I'm just going to go with the sick days in 186

As far as bindings does weight matter much? I was eyeing Rossi axial2's.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by stallion114 View Post

Excellent.
Can't tell you guys how much I appreciate the input.
I think I'm just going to go with the sick days in 186

As far as bindings does weight matter much? I was eyeing Rossi axial2's.


Cool.  Go for it.  As for bindings, it really doesn't matter unless you are super particular.  Go for whatever is appropriate for your DIN level, is priced well and looks cool with the ski (seriously). 

 

After that, everyone has their preferences, but it is just that.  fwiw, my current preference (and I have Marker, Solly and Tyrolia all "in service" on various skis) is that I am done with Marker's Royals on anything remotely soft snow/powder oriented.  Both the Jesters and Griffons require too much downward pressure to engage at higher DINS (10+) and that makes losing a ski in deep snow or on steepish terrain a bit of a drama.  But that is just an anectodal observation and my current preference, which always subject to adjustment and update.

post #9 of 17
I like solly/atomic bindings and they are not that hard to be found at sale prices...

Think you nailed on the sick day 110 if you usually ski in colorado!

line skis are really easy to handle you will have no issues with the 110@186
post #10 of 17

I agree with everyone on here suggesting a 186, if your out West longer sticks are always the best depending what your looking for. I just picked up a pair of much shorter skis for Slalom turns because in the Midwest it's about how many turns you can get in on the short runs in my mind! LOL  Out west I ski, 185+ depending on snow conditions, right now the only think lacking in my arsenal is a good pair of powder skis, which I would also most likely get in a 186+. 

 

Experience 88 186cms

Dynastar SkiCross 10 186cms

Rossignol Slant Nose SL 165cm

Dynastar Course Ti 185cm Soon to purchase

Open to suggestions on good Powder Ski, but the E88 does well in about 1 to 1 1/2 feet. 

 

186 in the Sick Days were be spot on. 

post #11 of 17
The FX94 186s.
Period.
post #12 of 17

There are a ton of ski too choose from, so I am not sure a Period should be used..... lol   However hat ski is a killer ski as most of the Kastle line that is under ratted. Most of there skis are great and tend to hold up very well under major abuse! 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kastle-FX-94-Skis-2014-186cm-/261413022153?pt=Skiing&hash=item3cdd6e29c9

post #13 of 17
My purchase philosophy is know what I'm doing, buy a few but the best at a best deal available, and cherish them for a long time for a high ROI.

I picked up my 2011-12 FX94's for $350 after a demo last year, maybe little too high a price of admission for a 1.5 years old demo. It's my only >70mm throw-everything-at-it ski in my quiver and still going strong.
post #14 of 17
Just came across an auction for '14 Kastle FX94 186s, with just one more hour to go. I think it's a steal at $650.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/261413022153
post #15 of 17

Nochaser: LOL that is the same Ebay Post I put up! :D     No the deal was the one you got $350, now that is a killer deal! 

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well I finally made my purchase.
Ended up getting the Rossi soul 7s 188cm with axial2 bindings for 657 mounted and shipped.
Price was hard to pass up. I was split on the sick day vs soul 7.
Reviews said soul 7 but I already have lines and like them.
I was willing to do either but the soul 7 was a really nice price.
I will be in breck Saturday to try them out.

Thanks again for all the help.

I still have my chronic cryptonites in 173 and debating whether to hold them for crappy late season conditions when rocks are plentiful so I don't ding up my new pair to bad.
Is it worth keeping them for that or are they so short on me I should dump them and get something else?
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by QuickTurner View Post

Nochaser: LOL that is the same Ebay Post I put up! biggrin.gif      No the deal was the one you got $350, now that is a killer deal! 
I would buy yours if they were 176's. What a deal.
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