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this is my first day on Epicski and first post. I'm not sure exactly how it works but here goes. I am 49 years old and a solid intermediate who skis 25-30 days a year in the mid atlantic(whitetail pa, ski liberty pa and wisp md). i'm 5'6" tall and about 158 lbs. i am going to buy Dynastar power track 79's and want to get 159 cm but have a chance at a good deal on 166 cms. i tend not to go longer on skis and have been riding Elans that are 156 cms (a little too small). I've been told that you should go longer on these skis but concerned 166 is too long. Any thoughts? thanks 

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this is my first day on Epicski and first post. I'm not sure exactly how it works but here goes. I am 49 years old and a solid intermediate who skis 25-30 days a year in the mid atlantic(whitetail pa, ski liberty pa and wisp md). i'm 5'6" tall and about 158 lbs. i am going to buy Dynastar power track 79's and want to get 159 cm but have a chance at a good deal on 166 cms. i tend not to go longer on skis and have been riding Elans that are 156 cms (a little too small). I've been told that you should go longer on these skis but concerned 166 is too long. Any thoughts? thanks 


Hey b-rad, welcome to Epicski!

 

I'm also 5' 6," about 12 lbs. heavier. My skis range from 165 cm to 177 cm. The 165 is full camber, the 177 has tip and tail rocker (so effectively it skis shorter). I've skied the PT89, but not the 79, which I understand is a softer, beginner/intermediate ski. It does have tip rocker, though, and it'll ski a little shorter, so I think the 166 would be great for you. You'll probably like the extra stability that length gives you.The PT is a pretty turny ski — 14 m radius, which I believe was measured at the 173 cm — so a slightly longer ski isn't going to seem that different.

 

That's my take, but I don't fit skis for a living. If you're a solid intermediate, I think you can go longer than 159 cm. 

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Thanks man, appreciate the insight
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