Why is it that all the ski tests and testers are geared toward skinny people? I weigh 215 and from what I see at the lift lines and such I'm not an aberration. Ive bought skiis in the 180 to 185 length and hated them. They wre soft no stability, no snap, etc. Ive looked at the specs of the testers in the magazines, and its the same thing. Skinny people. This year I bought some Atomic Rex skiis at 191. You know what, They're just right but the common recomendation was get a 180. The 180 Big Stix 84 Ive got have a speed limit that makes them not as versatile as I would like. I do get to ski at Mammoth Mtn frequently where it is mostly above the tree line. I also ski at Kirkwood a lot. The Rex worked great there also in the tighter chutes and tree runs. I just wish that there could be some way to get more Clydesdales like me in the ski testing game. I really think we're needed. Sorry, but I just had to vent a little.
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1/26/04 at 12:37pm