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BD Carbon Megawatts in 178cm issue

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

HI yall,

So i ride a Rossignol S7 169cm for years. I got a super great deal on BD's Carbon megawatts for the backcountry with their Vipec binindgs, but the shortest length they sold was 178cm. So when I tried to sue them in the bc, I felt I was in the backseat and just couldn't pull myself forward at all. This has not happened twice. So then the next time I went out, I took the S7s inot the bc instead, and riding was fun and easy and I was able to stay on top of them. My assumption is that the skis are just too long for me. I stand on them and it looks like ski for miles in front of me! 

 

My stats:

female 5'4" 150 lbs. Not an aggressive skier in the powder. 

 

can anyone provide me with their thoughts? I had planned to take them to the resort to test further but we have not had a powder day while I have been in town. Soon hopefully.

 

thanks

Nicole

Big Sky, MT

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

sorry my typos. The megawatt issue has happened at least twice in the bc. 

post #3 of 7
That's a big ski. If you're not an aggressive skier that's too long for you I think. I think the megawatts are a fairly stiff ski too. It should be easy to sell at least.
Edited by clink83 - 2/9/15 at 5:35pm
post #4 of 7

Check ramp angle.

Thats the angle of the boot sole relative to the ski.  

A significant difference in ramp angles between the two could throw you off.  

Same boots?

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

yes same boot.

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Nicole Kramer View Post
 

yes same boot.

 

Then ramp angle needs to be checked.


A too long, too big, too stiff ski can feel like riding a runaway  truck - but you would be able to balance on top of the runaway truck.

post #7 of 7
Carbon Megawatts are pretty soft. The (old?) regular ones are much stiffer. Black Diamond cut most of the weight by cutting out material. They don't have much carbon in them.

The length may indeed be too much if you are used to turning in soft snow by pivoting around the tail.
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