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post #31 of 37
Footloose=Kastle
Kittridge=50 days
??

I think in general a 85-95 ski is a good choice for Mammoth. Its very versatile.
post #32 of 37
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Footloose=Kastle
Kittridge=50 days
??

Umm.... Not saying. 😎
post #33 of 37
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Umm.... Not saying. 😎


Don't worry, we know ;)  and I agree.  Give your self some time on the Kendos.  If your a good skier and are like me, you will like pretty much any ski with a good tune on it.  I think your Kendos are to short for you, so in your shoes I would likely sell them at some point (in Gear Swap, Ebay, etc) and move up to something 170ish + per that Atomic chart.

Great deals can be found starting in late February, so just do a bunch of reading and try and score a second pair for 50% or more off down the road.

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Well, the OP is 167cm light weight intermediate, his Kendo is 163cm length. That's only a -4cm. I think the length could work, especially since he declared himself as intermediate.

 

The tip chatter could be just a matter of technique adjusting?

 

Only issue is that the ski could be too stiff, but I can see that ski working, its very good in variable conditions, imho

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 I did take some lessons a few weeks ago, they placed me at 7 and 8, and I have lots of tips to be getting on with. I certainly won't replace the Kendo - more and more I am realizing that it is a great ski. Thanks for those 3 suggestions, I will try and get on them.

Ice Cookie, it was early and reading the above, I thought he was an advanced skier.  With that in mind, I thought a 170 would be better.  But whatever works for him.  Some people go a little short and others (like me) go a little long.  It is just personal preference.

post #36 of 37
Well, I'm skiing Mammoth tomorrow. I'm taking my LSD 95 out with me. Unfortunately, I think they're too big for me at 179. I tried them once last year and I felt that way. I hope tomorrow I'll feel different. I probably should have gotten the 172 😣. I'm 5'8" 150 and most 170-176 seem to be the ticket. I hope 179 isn't too big...
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Well, the OP is 167cm light weight intermediate, his Kendo is 163cm length. That's only a -4cm. I think the length could work, especially since he declared himself as intermediate.

 

The tip chatter could be just a matter of technique adjusting?

 

Only issue is that the ski could be too stiff, but I can see that ski working, its very good in variable conditions, imho

 

Yes, the tip chatter was technique. I should have updated this. I had no idea you can't actually go fast and straight with the skis. You have to roll from edge to edge when attempting to go any good speed. Well that's what I found anyway, and I am clueless of course.

 

And yes, I like the size, the ski is stiff enough I think.

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