I LOVE THESE SKIS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just spent a week on them at Thredbo (Australia). Fine Sunny days of around 10 degrees (celcius) with overnights of -3 gave us hard fast slopes tending to heavy at the bottom where the man-made stuff was turning to sand/slush. Lots of nice bumps dveloping on the drier, upper slopes and also some chopped up, windblown crap to navigate in areas as well. And these skis were really quite cosy on every condition.
Not to mention every turn type. Zip 'em in quick snappy shorts, practise technique in perfectly rounded mediums and scrape your hip on carve turns that cut like butter. The front edge was super responsive, millimeter adjustments changed the turn radius dramatically. No mucking around. Be on top, in control and drive the front like a shiny red Jaguar.
Wide tips floated to the top of heavy slush and sand like conditions resulting from melting man made snow on the lower slopes.
Narrow waist made it seem like you just cruise down the fall line of a bumps run.
Torsional rigidity allowed super stability at mach speeds.
In short they just rip!!!!!!!!!
As for length, I have no idea about inches and pounds, remember when uskin' us yokels down 'ere you need to provide metric unless you want response from the over 55's. I am 168cm, female (heavy set but sorry you don't get my weight
I used to ski on 190cm straights, moved down to 185cm for my Lacroix shaped skis (though now looking at them I am hard pressed to find a curve at all on these match sticks), then after much convincing moved down to 178cm for my K2 Fours. Salomon Equipe Series 10 3V I had for a week in 178ish something but thought they were too long. I am an ex-instructor and tech who prefers fast technical turns but of course wants the dit it all ski.
So what did I get? Well the sales assistant was trying for 154 but that was just tooooo bizarre, even 161 I had to be talked into but I think that was the perfect choice. Other reviews I have read of this ski mention it being nervy at the tip and maybe too short, all I can say have you ever seen someone who thought they were a bit of the shit but were actually in the tails relying on the length of the ski to keep them up, take a ride on snow-blades and can't understand why the tips wobble around so much. As I said earlier you must be on the tips of these ALWAYS, and remember that every millimeter adjustment translates as a huge adjustment in turn radius. I read about some people saying that they should de-tune the front of the skis. Yeah right. Buy a Jag then put some bald tyres on the front, alternatively buy a Honda and stay under speed limit.
Anyone with anymore questions about these skis I am happy to gabble lots more.
Oh, and also love the binding system that you can change in about 3 minutes. My partner bought the Vertigo Motions with the same binding system and we kept talking about swapping all week. Problem was we were both just too much in love with our own skis and they suited our styles so much we didn't want to waste a run. Maybe we'll head up this weekend and give it a go.
From the Extremely blissed out one.