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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post

OP is 5'-7" & #140 lb, front side skier and like bumps. With the 177 he will just be floating along. The 177 will definitely be more stable than the 169 when he is floating along. 
However I believe skis are meant to be driven.    

I'm 5'-6", #165, decent skier. I would have no issues skiing the 169 Enforcer as my DD.   
IMHO, way too many skiers get longer skis looking for stability. Stability comes from within.
Anyway, stability is not one of the traits I really want from my skis when I'm in the bumps. 

If you really want a stable front side ski, go with a cheater GS. 

I'm just your size and weight (give or take 5 lbs.), and I found the 169 & the 177 to be different skis entirely. I could ski the 169 just fine, but for me it seemed to have one (short) turn shape in it. The 177, which I bought, is more versatile for me.

I'm not in the OP's weight class, though. I urge him to demo and see for himself.
post #32 of 38

Agree on the demo part. 

 

The enforcer is fairly soft and easy to engage in both the tip and tail. That said, still think #140 is a bit light to drive a 177.

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

Agree on the demo part. 

 

The enforcer is fairly soft and easy to engage in both the tip and tail. That said, still think #140 is a bit light to drive a 177.


Yeah. That's the crux of the matter.  At his weight, he might not like the Enforcer in any length.

post #34 of 38

I'm 140 lbs, but a little taller than OP at 5'10". No problem driving the 177 Enforcer. I will say that the 177 skies very short and I didn't feel any need to ski the 169. More than anything with the Enforcer, be sure you want a hard charging ski. This ski wants to go fast!

post #35 of 38
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Appreciate your advise!!
post #36 of 38
You could grow 6 inches and get the 185 as it was meant to be
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by neonorchid View Post
 

Interesting, I haven't looked at it from that perspective. As I had said, I didn't get the chance to ski the Enforcer 177cm in bumps, only the 169cm (different demo days, different mountains). I was basing my experience on how the Volkl Kendo 177 felt long in the tails in bumps (more me needing to pick better lines and being more relaxed, not holding back so much), compared to the Enforcer 100 169cm. 

 

Have you heard what the buzz is on the Enforcer 93 in a 169cm length, is it the same short changed deal as the Enforcer 100 in a 169cm?

 

I'm thinking about picking up the E93 this year.  I have the same question here.  is the 169cm length noticeably different or worse than the other longer lengths?

post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by neonorchid View Post
 

Interesting, I haven't looked at it from that perspective. As I had said, I didn't get the chance to ski the Enforcer 177cm in bumps, only the 169cm (different demo days, different mountains). I was basing my experience on how the Volkl Kendo 177 felt long in the tails in bumps (more me needing to pick better lines and being more relaxed, not holding back so much), compared to the Enforcer 100 169cm. 

 

Have you heard what the buzz is on the Enforcer 93 in a 169cm length, is it the same short changed deal as the Enforcer 100 in a 169cm?

 

I'm thinking about picking up the E93 this year.  I have the same question here.  is the 169cm length noticeably different or worse than the other longer lengths?


Yes — but only from what I've heard. Some people have even preferred the E93 185 over the 177 — people who had liked the 177 E100.  

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