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Blizzard Latigo.... Ski Length help

post #1 of 8
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Hi all, long time lurker.

 

So Ive been looking to add a new primary ski to my collection, my 70% ski if you will. I ski primarily in the Catskills of New York now but had a long 4 year stint at Whiteface during college and grew on on mostly twin tip mid fat (80-92mm) skis, a mix of All Mountain and park skis. 

 

I had narrowed it down to the Brahma, alittle wider than I wanted but the reviews are great. Went to demo it but they were down to 2 skis left in 180cm and didn't want to mount a demo, which I don't blame them for. They did have a size run of the Latigo's and I was offered to demo it in 177cm. 

 

I had a near perfect day to demo due to the wide range of conditions from heavy rains the day before and then snow that fell on the tail end. From true boiler plate underneath to some great soft runs.

 

Wow. 

 

What a blast, the thing just did everything. Short to Long turns, groomed to 2-3inches of beat up snow, it just moved through it. Suddenly the Brahma seems unnecessary as I will have a second wider ski in the 90's.

 

The question I have is the length. Im 6ft and 160 pounds (but really should be 170lbs in the future, I lost a lot of weight due to some health issues).

 

The 177cm seems a hair bit short, and the next size up is 184cm and Im not sure what to do. In the past most of my skis have been about 179-181cm, some full camber others with early rise.

 

Feel free to chime in

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 8
I'm 5'8" 150 upper int/adv. I ski other Blizzard in the 173 range. I think for you 177 is correct
post #3 of 8
If you liked it you liked it. Don't borrow trouble.
post #4 of 8

I have a pair of 177 Latigos that I've skied about a dozen days on and have returned to other skis in my quiver.

 

I am considering selling them.  Griffon bindings mounted for 296 BSL, might sell with or without the bindings if you're interested.  I'm in Massachusetts.  As I said I'm not sure I'll sell them, but make me an offer.

 

I'll be offline most of the day today.

post #5 of 8
177 is your length; I'm 6', 165.
post #6 of 8

Don't know if your PM is working Evantful, but I replied to your message last night.

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Originally Posted by Evantful View Post
 

Hi all, long time lurker.

 

So Ive been looking to add a new primary ski to my collection, my 70% ski if you will. I ski primarily in the Catskills of New York now but had a long 4 year stint at Whiteface during college and grew on on mostly twin tip mid fat (80-92mm) skis, a mix of All Mountain and park skis. 

 

I had narrowed it down to the Brahma, alittle wider than I wanted but the reviews are great. Went to demo it but they were down to 2 skis left in 180cm and didn't want to mount a demo, which I don't blame them for. They did have a size run of the Latigo's and I was offered to demo it in 177cm. 

 

I had a near perfect day to demo due to the wide range of conditions from heavy rains the day before and then snow that fell on the tail end. From true boiler plate underneath to some great soft runs.

 

Wow. 

 

What a blast, the thing just did everything. Short to Long turns, groomed to 2-3inches of beat up snow, it just moved through it. Suddenly the Brahma seems unnecessary as I will have a second wider ski in the 90's.

 

The question I have is the length. Im 6ft and 160 pounds (but really should be 170lbs in the future, I lost a lot of weight due to some health issues).

 

The 177cm seems a hair bit short, and the next size up is 184cm and Im not sure what to do. In the past most of my skis have been about 179-181cm, some full camber others with early rise.

 

Feel free to chime in

 

Thanks!

 

Hi there,

 

I think if you demo'd them and loved it, no reason to go longer / shorter. Seems like it should be right.

I ski the Latigo primarily in 170 and am 5'9

 

Cheers

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