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Looking to get the Rossignol Scimitar 167 after a broken femur.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey guys!

I'm looking to get back into skiing after a broken femur. (Snowboarder forgot to remove his boot from the binding when getting off the lift, he twisted his board which was stuck between my skis.) Long story short, I have a pair or carvers but I'm now looking for a nice pair of skis to be some what versatile but fun in the park. I want to get excited about skiing again!

I am 5'11 155lbs and would consider myself intermediate. Would a 167cm rockered ski be a good to start with? I'd like to get comfortable skiing backwards and want a forgiving ski that would be easy for learning.

I'm considering the Rossignol Scimitars 167cm

http://www.skis.com/Rossignol-Scimitar-Skis-2013/274597P,default,pd.html#ReviewHeader

Waist Width: 99mm
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 129/99/122
Tail Profile: Twin
Rocker: Full Rocker
Turn Radius: 21-29

The Scimitars are fully rockered so I'm wondering if they might be too short. I'd rather start shorter and get comfortable.

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 6

Not a park guy, but these seem pretty short for someone your size. They have serious rocker. 

post #3 of 6
Seems a little short to me. Are ther Any other skis on your radar?
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

I have a chance to buy these locally, unmounted (Still in foil) for $200. So, I don't have anything else on my radar in that price category.

 

My thoughts are... I really want to start exploring the park but I'm afraid if I get skis that are too long, the learning curve will go up severely rather than a short ski that might be easy to learn on.

post #5 of 6
Then go for it. For that price you can learn and still sell the skis when you're ready to take the next step
If you want some tips and tricks, take a look at deans thread here thread here
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks! At the same time I'd rather not be itching for a new pair ½ way through the season.
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