Been browsing for awhile, just joined right now. I could use some advice.
I just bought a pair of the skis in thread title for extremely cheap, new. I narrowed down choice to these and a few others around 193 and deal I got was superior so jumped at the El Capo.
I'm 6'4" 225, 34 yrs old and still workout a lot, play a lot of bball and will ski like 10 times this year.
These El Capo seemed like the perfect fit, and probably are for what I want. Primary ski to use on trips out west, and also in Midwest occasionally, and skis big enough for me.
Any ski south of 185 is too small, I've skied 188-189 (Rossi 7 series, others) that could have been bigger.
I wanted 193 but I'm posting here for assurance. I've looked over tons of threads here with El Capo and clearly they ski larger than size. One thread and poster even said he's never seen anyone on 193 El Capo except for one USST guy.
I consider myself an expert, love steeps and powder, and love going fast in control.
So for a guy my size these will be okay right? Or do they really ski so large that I may not be a fan? Any advice is appreciated before I go and mount my Salomon bindings (STH2 16 if anyone curious).
Thanks guys, enjoy the season.