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183 30m FIS GS skis vs 188 30m

post #1 of 5
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My daughter is a 2nd year U18 and we're not sure whether to order the 183 or 188 for next season. She's pretty confident skiing on the 183s at the moment, though they did take her a while to get used to them. 

 

I've heard that the 188 skis better, does any one have any opinions or experience of this?

 

Its worth noting thats she only weighs 110 lbs at 5'4 ands skis at around 150 points.

 

Thanks for any help!

post #2 of 5

I am not sure this is the case. 

 

I think what folks were saying is that the 30M skis in a 188 or a 183 skied better than the older  the 183 or 188 23M or 27M

 

My son weighs 215 and last year I weighed 185 (now 175) He is about 6' and I am 5'11" and are on a 188 30.5 M. It make NO sense to me your daughter @ 5'4" daughter & 110 Lbs. should be on the same ski. 

post #3 of 5

Amberb, I have  experience with (and own) both the 183/30 and the 188/30s.  Not that much noticeable difference between them.  The 183 tends to be slightly stiffer than the 188 since the lay-up of the ski is basically the same although the length is cut down.  It is not as pronounced as the mens FIS skis where the 190 is stiffer and less user friendly than the 195.

 

We find there is a mix among the U18s here between the 183 and the 188.  The top girls are normally on the 188, but they have been on it from first year.  In your daughter's case, since this is her second year and given her points profile and lighter weight, I would recommend staying on the 183 that she knows rather than trying to switch to the 188 now.

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
 

I am not sure this is the case. 

 

I think what folks were saying is that the 30M skis in a 188 or a 183 skied better than the older  the 183 or 188 23M or 27M

 

My son weighs 215 and last year I weighed 185 (now 175) He is about 6' and I am 5'11" and are on a 188 30.5 M. It make NO sense to me your daughter @ 5'4" daughter & 110 Lbs. should be on the same ski. 

 

Why is he not on the men's spec skis?...

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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
 

 

Why is he not on the men's spec skis?...

He's 29, and racing Masters, why would he be. In fact he Just got the Saturday Master's head Coaching job for CMAC

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