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Ski suggestion for big guy [in Colorado]

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I'm 6'5" and run between 205 and 210 lbs.  I'm currently on a 15 year old tele rig (Piste Stinx w/G3 bindings and Crispi boots) that I love, but I'm fat and old enough that I'm cooked by lunch and end up making alpine turns, so I'm switching to an alpine setup.  I live near Denver and mostly ski Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail and will probably get in 15 or so ski days this year. Am looking for suggestions on a good all-mountain ski. This is my second season back after about 8 years away due to hip and shoulder injuries from a bad car wreck.  They're repaired, so no long term issues that will affect my skiing.  I'm skiing greens and some blues and am hoping to start hitting blacks by the end of the season, so a rig I can grow into is valued.  I'm thinking something in a 100ish mm width, but am less sure about length, stiffness, or anything like rocker that's modern.  Picked up a set of Lange RX100 boots this weekend, so I'm set there.  Any suggestions are appreciated!

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Being a little guy, I can only suggest you demo before laying down the dough. 95-100mm is a good width for an all mountain here in Colorado though and I wouldn't go with a length shorter than say 188. For a guy your size wanting to get into advanced terrain in Colorado, that is a decent place to start your research. Geography plays a big role in the advice you get on this forum so try to be aware of where replies are generated from. The east and west can have much different opinions of what an all mountain ski should be.

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Ski recommendation  Nordica Enforcer S, probably 193 or maybe 185

 

Do yourself a favor and return the boots and get an RX 120 or even 130.  At your height and weight you'll fold the RX100 in half, just too soft.

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I thought about the 120s, but was able to talk my way into the 100s for $299. I'm a social worker, so the price meant I could buy boots.
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Giving this a quick bump.  I'm considering a set of Line Sick Day 110s in 186cm.  Too wide a ski for average use in Colorado?

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