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Atomic Automatic 109 length question

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I'm 5'9", 165lbs (a bit more now), intermediate.

Will  Automatic 109 175cm be too short for me.

I have Rossi S3 in 178cm which feels just right for the most part (sometimes too short).

My carving skis are in lower 170s.

 

Thank you

post #2 of 13

I think it depends on what you plan on using this for. But 175 doesn't look too short, but I'm guessing you could also go 182 if you usually ski a big mountain.

 

No time to demo both?

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Not easy to test them, I'm on the East Coast.

I think I have perfect East Coast quiver (167 Blizzard Slaloms, new 175 Fischer Motive 86, and 178 Rossi S3) but I'll be going to Utah this year (maybe more than once) and feel that I need something wider and stiffer than my S3 but still easy to ski.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

also, maybe I should take Motive 86 and S3 to Utah and forget Automatics ....?

post #5 of 13
I'd sell the S3 and get something in the 112 to 119mm range. The take the 86's and the fat ski with you to Utah
post #6 of 13

get rid of the s3, take the motive and demo some skis in Utah. You are talking 2015 skis that you probably gonna pay full price, there is no reason to skip demo if you are paying full price! Do some demos, store will use the demo money towards the purchase price!

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

$599 for Automatics 109 - I guess it's full price.

I thought they would be fat enough for my weight as powder skis + OK when snow is less than perfect.

I love to demo skis but not when I fly West - I want to spent that few days on skis I feel comfortable and confident - I remember loosing too much time in the past trying to figure that out while there.

 

S3 on the other hand I got for half price and really like them for eastern trees.

Will there be too much overlap between S3s and Automatics 109?

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by skimrg View Post
 

I love to demo skis but not when I fly West - I want to spent that few days on skis I feel comfortable and confident - I remember loosing too much time in the past trying to figure that out while there.

 

 I'd say it's better to loose time on demo skis than to end up with the wrong ski. If you are planning on keeping the 3 skis I think it's a waste to buy the Auto 109.

 

Get something ~115mm to take to trips with your motive if you are able to bring more than one pair.

 

If you are set on the Auto 109, I'd go 182cm for what you are describing. 

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

"I'd say it's better to loose time on demo skis than to end up with the wrong ski. If you are planning on keeping the 3 skis I think it's a waste to buy the Auto 109."

 

I hear You - $600 for not tested skis (+ bindings) is a bit risky.

post #10 of 13
Havent skied the Autos but I would most definitely go for something wider and longer if I had that quiver. If you like the S3 then maybe check out Rossis super 7? have only skied the soul 7 but they are easy and fun. Or the wider autos if you prefer. But yes demo is a very good idea. And I think even if you only can demo them on hardpack you can still get a feel for the general characteristic of a ski, at least better than just handflexing and googling reviews.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

I guess I want Powder/West-AllMountain, not just dedicated powder skis :-)

I don't know, I cannot get 109 Autos out of my head - I think I agree that 182 makes more sense than 175.

Also, I've been thinking a lot about Rossi Sickle 181cm.

post #12 of 13

I skied several of the fatter Atomics, Alibi, Ritual, Automatic, Bent Chetler, a couple of years ago at Big Sky and the only one I didn't like was the Automatic.  I loved the Ritual and Bent Chetlers and bought a pair of Rituals because I thought they would be more useful than the Bent Chetlers.  After about mid-January last season, I skied only the Rituals because we had such great snow.

 

If you haven't skied them, don't buy them.  Just demo some skies.  If the demo shop isn't right at the base area, just demo a different ski each day.  But, if you money to throw away, help yourself.

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks.

Decided to take smaller risk and buy cheaper Rossi Sickle.

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