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Sick day 95's or...... first time ski buyer help

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
How much does your height matter when buying skis. 
 
I’m basically set on the line 95 ski days. Unless someone convinces me other wise and suggest another pair. There are great all mountain skis can handle the ice and on and off powder days and groomers of the east and rip it up in the powder out west when ever i can get them out there.
 
i’m 5-7 and half and weigh 135 pounds a 20 year old man.
 
 

I was raised at jay so i am excited to take them there for spring break

post #2 of 20
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Bump?
post #3 of 20
How long are your old skis?
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

I have been renting for the past 15 years. they usually were in the 150-165 range.

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I'm 5'8" 150 upper Inter/adv and I bought the LSD 95 in 179. First off let me say I like the skis BUT I think I should have bought the 172. The 179 are just a little too long for me. Overall, I like the feel of the skis but I think I'd like shorter better. I usually only take these out on my Blue/Black "cruiser" runs because through thicker snow or where I need to turn quickly I feel I tend to cross tips a little. I'm sure it's technique but for me at my level I think 179 is just a tad too long.

post #6 of 20
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I was going to buy the 172s. Which bindings did you get with yours.

post #7 of 20

Can't remember but it was a cheaper pair through REI. I'm sure any binding will do but you probably don't need anything to hardcore.

By the way, in case you need a "80" type ski, I love the Blizzard Magnum 8.0 ca. I have one pair and I just bought another pair(used) off eBay for 170 with bindings..I haven't gotten them yet so I don't know what condition they're in...

post #8 of 20
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 Blizzard Magnum 8.0 how are those out west. I'm going to park city in 3 weeks. Perfect timing to get my first pair.

post #9 of 20

These are great for groomer zoomers. Anything steep and groomed and they're great. I ski a lot of Blue/Black out of west and I love them. They're light weight, easy to manipulate and keep a good edge too. I have NO affiilaition with these people but the price seemed to good to pass up. I should have my pair by Friday night... 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141694682879?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


 

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
How do they handle powpow. Plattikill and jay are my home bases. I rather spend 299 or 350$ then 599$
post #11 of 20

Are you talking LSD 95?? I didn't take them through too much powder. Maybe it's the size of the skis or my lack of skill but I've been on groomers most of the time. They're definitely light & playful and I think they'd do well on the powder..

post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
The other pair you suggested that makes my Wallet happy.
post #13 of 20

They're mainly groomer skis but I've taken them out(172 length) in 4-6" of powder just fine. Any deeper than maybe a 95 would be better. Here's a "monkey" wrench too. I also have a 88 Blizzard Bushwacker in 173. It's kinda of a 50-50 ski. It doesn't hold an edge as well as the 80 but I feel more confident in the powder with them. If I rank my skis its

 

1. Magnum 8.0

2. Bushwacker

3. LSD 95(I think if I got the 172 it might be my #2 ski)

 

but then again I'm a 80-20 groomer skier. Give me the steep and the speed!!

post #14 of 20
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I don't know what i prefer but i got 4-9 days a year. So which is the better all mountain out of the two.

post #15 of 20

What level skier are you? If you're doing well skiing Jay, I would definitely grab the 179. I'm 5'9, 170lbs and I gained a ton of stability and comfort going up to the 179. Just much more solid on edge imo. The 172 got a little sketchy going faster through crud and such. Maybe a little bit less nimble in the tight areas, but well worth it for the stability. The SD skis the same as my 165ish volkl RTM 84's.  Either way, you'll like either size. Super fun and playful, just not a groomer ski. 

post #16 of 20
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anything out east, besides bumps out west not sure.

post #17 of 20

I'm always reading for "east" skiers they want more of a "carving" ski so the Magnum is the better choice. If you REALLY think that you're looking for powder at least 50-60% of the time then the LSD 95. I only ski 15 times a year and when I do ski with other people who only ski about the same, they're mostly on groomers with 4-6" powder

post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 

so considering my main home mountain is plattikill is should get the 95s right.

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by zrander View Post
 

so considering my main home mountain is plattikill is should get the 95s right.

Unfortunately, I only ski out West. I know Mammoth or my local hills. I've never skied on East coast 

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Originally Posted by eastskier27 View Post
 

What level skier are you? If you're doing well skiing Jay, I would definitely grab the 179. I'm 5'9, 170lbs and I gained a ton of stability and comfort going up to the 179. 

The OP is only 5'7" 135. I think the 172 is the better choice

post #20 of 20

Probably 172 is better for you because you are shorter and lighter weight. If you charge out west get the 179. I'm 5'9" 145 and ski the 179 SD 95.

 

For Plattekill the ski will be ok when there is snow, ski does everything except quick skiing in bumps and not for groomed icy stuff. Try more narrow ski such as the new Supernatural 92 or the 86 coming out for next year with metal and dampening sidewall, you won't be disappointed for hard snow with those 2 skis.

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