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Buying Race ski size

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

Im new to this epicski. I just signed up.

 

I'm very excited to ski this year. I'm interested in buying either Atomic Redster FIS SL or Atomic Redster D2 SL.

 

Currently, 173 cm tall ,   150 lb weight.

 

1. Which ski will be better for me to try?

2. What length of ski should I buy?

 

I have been skiing for 25 years now. 

 

Thank you for advice.

 

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post #2 of 5

165 cm

post #3 of 5
are you still growing? 160 non-FIS, 158 FIS would work well for your height/weight. You will not come close to overpowering them. 165 will be okay, too, but you may have better luck finding a deal on last year's model in the shorter lengths if that interests you.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you ghost, docmartin.
Epicski is awesome! I'm glad that I joined. Im pretty much stop growing. 165 or 160/158 sounds good but Is there big difference between non fis vs fis? I maybe don't have enought strength to bend 165? Hard to decide.
post #5 of 5
the non-FIS is a very capable ski and a lot of fun. I don't find you miss much at the top end unless you are a very serious slalom racer. most amateur racers are weak at slalom and the non-FIS would be plenty for them (that includes me). They actually would be slower on the FIS in a slalom course. The non-FIS is also more versatile e.g. you can actually have fun skiing bumps with it. Not so with the FIS version.
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