I am confused, to say the least. As I have reported elsewhere on this forum, after a demo ride or three on the new Dynastar Intuitiv 71, I feel that this will be THE go everywhere, do everything ski of the year - at least for me. I demoed this ski in 175 cm length. At the on-snow trade show, the Dynastar folks said that this also is the favorite ski of a certain ski magazine editor. Of course, I contacted him and shared my views. I also asked what he would see as the best length for me. I told him that I had demoed the ski in 175 cm, that my weight is 145, and that I am a mediocre skier. He said that he himself is a good 190 pounds, and the 175 cm length in that ski is plenty for him. He advised me to go a length shorter [that would be 167 cm, quite a difference]. In addition to the Intuitiv 71, I also had skied the Dynastar Intuitiv 69c in the 175 length, and both models at that length skied equally well for me. So I looked at the Dynastar brochure to find my recommneded length in the 69c. According to that chart, a person of my height and weight would be on the 175, not the 167. Also according to the chart, the ski mag editor at 190 pounds would be on the 182, not the 175. For me, the ski would be that "one quiver ski" - on piste, woods, powder, crud, bumps - you name it. Any thoughts on this?
post #1 of 21
2/16/02 at 6:16pm