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05 stockli laser GS 171

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Found a beautiful pair cheap with Technica Cyber FreeFlex Bindings, Would that be a good ski for a level 7-8 very poor Nastar skier for a 300 ft vertical hill. Would the bindings be indemnified?

I am 200 lbs

 

Trying to find a inexpensive GS Nastar ski for our little hill or to old? 

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Found a beautiful pair cheap with Technica Cyber FreeFlex Bindings, Would that be a good ski for a level 7-8 very poor Nastar skier for a 300 ft vertical hill. Would the bindings be indemnified?

I am 200 lbs

 

Trying to find a inexpensive GS Nastar ski for our little hill or to old? 

Just an educated guess, but, since the term "free flex" is in the binding name, the bindings are probably rebranded Tyrolia/Head Free Flex Bindings. This is common practice with the Tyrolia bindings, I've got a pair labeled as Elan. Can you take picturs of the bindings and then compare them with the Tyrolia/Heads which should be still indemnified. 

 

If the skis are in great shape and the price is right, they could be a good fit for what you want. The caveat is GS skis come to life at 30mph and on a small hill you get top to bottom pretty quick.

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Most suggestions for a small hill have been to stay around 17 or 18 radius. I really do not know the difference or if I could tell it. 

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171 seems a little (2 sizes 2) short for your weight, unless you can drop 50 lbs before ski season starts:D

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171 seems a little (2 sizes 2) short for your weight, unless you can drop 50 lbs before ski season starts:D

Thanks, what size and radis do you recommend for my hill?

post #6 of 7

200lbs, 300 ft hill, assuming you know what to do with a ski,

   Lazer SX at 178

Older skis,

 

Lazer Cross 176 cm, or Lazer Cross pro (if you really know how to get the most out of a high performance ski)

 

171 is is about the right length in a SL ski, you need a little longer for GS.

 

It is true that you will need to waste a bit you your hill getting up to speed with the longer radii, but there is no helping that if you want to make some good gs-ish turns as opposed to SL turns.

 

Getting a gs ski that is too short is not the way to go.  Neither is getting a softer flexing gs ski (been there done that).

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Thank you
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