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looking for a comparison between the Head Venturi 95 and the Nordica Nrgy 90.

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Looking for a comparison between the Head Venturi 95 and the Nordica NRGy 90.

I am new to the site, lots of great info here, I hope someone can give me some guidance. I am looking for an all mountain ski, I am 6" 1" and 210 lbs, I am an intermediate to advanced skier, more on the advance side. Looks like both skis have decent reviews but I am unsure what length I should be skiing. If I go with the Head, lengths are 171 or 181, is 181 too long for me and 171 too short. Should I be skiing a longer ski if it has more rocker like the Head? If I go with Nordica, lengths are 169 and 177, that ski has less rocker, is it better to go with a shorter length and is 169 too small? I like skiing groomers, mild bumps, back bowls and moderate powder. 

Thanks for the help.

post #2 of 18
At least the 181 Head, and 177 Nrgy for your size and weight.

Another ski you should consider is the Dynastar Powertrak 89.
post #3 of 18
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will look at the Dynasty also.
post #4 of 18
The Head is a rubber band compared to the Nordica.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

So you are saying the Head ski is too soft? If the NRGy 90 is the better ski for me is 177 the right length for what I ski?

 

Thanks

post #6 of 18
Based on your size, yes. But, I cannot tell you it's the right ski for you. You really need to demo some skis to find the right one. There may be skis that are better suited for what you want to do, but I don't know what you mean by "back bowls" and "moderate powder." The only place where I have ever heard the term "back bowls" is Vail and last I knew they weren't groomed so that's probably more than "moderate powder."
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

You nailed it, I refer to back bowls based on my experience skiing Vail. I am more looking for an all mountain ski, unfortunately I have very little ability to demo living in Southern California now. Just based on reviews of all mountain skis, the Venturi, NRGy and Rev 85 get great reviews for what I want to ski. Sounds like Venturi might be too soft for my size. The Nordica NRGy has decent reviews and a local shop has a good sale on them so I want to compare them to a few other strong all mountain skis. 

Thanks

post #8 of 18
Forget all of those and just get the new Nordica Enforcer, seriously. 90mm is not enough for the back bowls at Vail, plus it has a pretty strong frontside bias. The Enforcer will do it all.
post #9 of 18
Bryce, you're a fairly big, tall guy. Neither ski would be what I'd necessarily show you on the ski wall if you want to stay under 18o-1cm... For your size, , I'd look at a 179 Dynastar Powertrack 89 I mentioned, but you could easily ski the 186. Its really a fun, versatile ski and handles chundered up off piste conditions quite well. The Venturi IMHO will be too soft even in the 181 unless you're a very slow skier. You'd need the 191. You could ski a 181 Collective though, but at 105 underfoot, it might be wider than what you're looking for. For what you're talking about, the Nordica Nrgy 100 is much better than the 90. You could get away with the 177 as it's in fact around a 181-2. It rips on firm piste, and offers better float for your back bowls.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks for the help!!
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Started looking into the enforcer, sounds like the ski I am looking for, anyone know of a release date? Price point?
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by bryce6946 View Post

Started looking into the enforcer, sounds like the ski I am looking for, anyone know of a release date? Price point?

Here is some new information on the new Enforcer. The ski is actually in racks at this point with an early release. MAP is $699 in line with most of the 98/100mm models offered. 

post #13 of 18
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I am in Southern California so most "racks"are empty or transitioning back to surf gear. Can you please recommend a retailer? I went to Nordica's web site and nothing on it, not seeing anything on backcountry or evo. 

Thanks

post #14 of 18
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I am in Southern California so most "racks"are empty or transitioning back to surf gear. Can you please recommend a retailer? I went to Nordica's web site and nothing on it, not seeing anything on backcountry or evo. 

Thanks

I know True North at Northstar has them in stock. I am not sure if they ship though. If you are near any Any Mountain Sports (all of these are under the Vail VRR retail network), they should be able to transfer them in. If not, worse case, call Tricia there,@Trekchick  here and do the purchase over the phone, I would be glad to box and ship them to you for whatever the actual UPS cost would be. These are worth the effort. :yahoo:

post #15 of 18

We have some in stock, 177cm even.  PM sent.

post #16 of 18
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We have some in stock, 177cm even.  PM sent.

Go for it. Thumbs Up

post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the help!! 

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by bryce6946 View Post
 

I am in Southern California so most "racks"are empty or transitioning back to surf gear. Can you please recommend a retailer? I went to Nordica's web site and nothing on it, not seeing anything on backcountry or evo. 

Thanks

I know True North at Northstar has them in stock. I am not sure if they ship though. If you are near any Any Mountain Sports (all of these are under the Vail VRR retail network), they should be able to transfer them in. If not, worse case, call Tricia there,@Trekchick  here and do the purchase over the phone, I would be glad to box and ship them to you for whatever the actual UPS cost would be. These are worth the effort. :yahoo:

We do have them in stock and can take orders over the phone. ....However, it looks like mtcyclist has hooked you up. 

Enjoy!

 

 

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We have some in stock, 177cm even.  PM sent.

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