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What ski should I get?

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Thread Starter 
I'm 5'9" or so, weigh 157 pounds, probably high intermediate to expert skier, but aspiring expert. I like to ski powder and moguls the most, but ski it all usually. The ski I'm looking at most and like the most is the Machete Sin 165 cm. It comes with the marker 1400 comp piston control bindings and the machete poles for $550. That is by far one of the best deals I have heard for a ski I'm looking at. The only hold up, and a slight one, is the ski length for my size. I probably only have an inch or so to grow at most (I'm 17 years old) though, and hopefully ont many more pounds. And worst comes to worst, I'll have to buy another ski in a couple of years but still keep the awesome bindings. The length also doesn't bother me as much because it is a really stiff ski, and a really fat ski, and I heard you size down for those.

The other skiis I'm looking at are the Rossi Bandit XX and XXX, but haven't found near as good of a deal on any of those skis as the Machete. Are these good skis? Which one would yall go for? Thanks alot for any and all help.
Happy Skiing!
post #2 of 5
Don't buy Markers!
post #3 of 5
I would agree Powpig, the 1400 Comp doesn't always look that good on the Machetes, but it is an excellent binding (contrary to all the nay sayers out there who complain about them releasing properly).
As for length, 165 sounds about right. Maybe a bit long now, but you'll grow into them!

post #4 of 5
Don't be afraid to try something in the 170-175 range, based upon the stats you gave. Just make sure it's not too stiff, or you'll struggle with it as if it were a much longer ski.
I agree with WTFH, the Marker is as good a product as is on the market. You'll find many people on this site have very strong biases about bindings, with no real support for their claims. Whether you get Marker, Salomon, Rossi/Look, or any other top bindings, you'll find something which will handle your needs.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. So is the Machete Sin a good ski for what I'm wanting?
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