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ISO advice on ski length and questions about Nordica NRGy 100

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Looking for some advice on ski length and binding choice.

 


I am 5'7" and 153 lbs (age 43) - 

(I am relatively aggressive, but not expert skier - will go on any trail, or off, but prefer fast groomers and open trees).  



First - Skis.  Torn between the Nordica NRGY 100 in either 169cm or 177cm.

 

My current skis are old (2003) Volkl 724 AX3 skis in the 170cm length (108/70/96).

 

I ski both East Coast and West --  Steamboat and Mont Tremblant yearly as well as occasional southern Vermont trips.



I've demoed the NRGy 100 in a 169cm length.

 

Have opportunity to purchase almost new 177s with either Marker Jester Pro or Marker Griffon bindings.

Also have opportunity to pick up a set of Rossignol Soul 7 in 172 cm length.
 

 

Questions:

1.  Is the 177 too long for my height/weight, etc. ?

2.  My current skis/ bindings are set at an 8 DIN.  That is the low end of he Jester Pro.  Is that a problem to be at the bottom end of the binding DIN range ?  I don't know if I need the crazy strength of the Jester Pro versus the Griffon (more plastic ) ?

3.  Knowing there won't always be powder (especially in VT and East Coast), is a narrower ski (like the K2 Amp Rictor 90xti or Head venturi 95) a better choice ?

something else ?

 

AND WHAT ABOUT THE NEW NORDICA ENFORCER ?!!   That throws a wrench in the works....
Thanks

post #2 of 4

I am uncertain if the NRGY runs long like my Vagabonds did.  I am 179 cm tall and bought the 185's which guys stated were closer to 188 and I love them, but, I do like longer skis.  My point is, this is a personal decision for you.  What did you think of the 169 demo?  Feel to squirrelly, then the 177 could be the ticket for you??  What are you going to use them for?  If more wide open bowls or groomers, then the 177 could be the way to go.  On tighter terrain, maybe the 169.  It really just depends on your needs.

post #3 of 4

Just a data point.

 

I'm 5'9" 180 pounds and really like my 177s.

post #4 of 4

I'm one of the few on Epic that is nearly the same height and weight as you (5'7", 148#). I've been on the Soul 7's, found they skied short, and liked the 180 cm length.  However, that doesn't necessarily mean you wouldn't like the 172, because we still might prefer different ski lengths (we might be at different levels; if you click on my avatar 3 times you will be able to look through pics of my skiing) (not a triple-click -- click and wait for the new page to open, x 3).   I haven't been on the NRGY or Enforcer, but I prefer the Vagabond in a 177 (don't know how it skis vs. those others).

 

I put together a long post  (http://www.epicski.com/t/119277/ex-racer-demos-modern-skis-titan-rev85-rtm84-kendo-proph98-finds-himself-delighted-and-confused/180#post_1732539) in which I give capsule reviews of 25 different skis, in each case specifying the length that worked for me (unless it didn't, in which case I say so).   My suggestion would be to take a look at it, and see if you have demoed at least a few of those skis; if so, you will be able to calibrate your length preference vs. mine, in which case that list could be a helpful resource for you.


Edited by chemist - 11/17/15 at 8:27am
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