It is said in many places that the perfect choice of a ski includes the skier's weight. What is the effect of too much (or too little) weight on a particular ski's performance characteristics? In my case I am 5' 10" and last year got 165 RX8's (Fischer.) They were fantastic. I now weigh 200lbs. What would the 10-15lbs I've gained since then do to the way they respond to me? In the more hypothetical area, what would an additional 25 lbs of skier weight do? What disadvantages would a 170lb male on the same skis have over a heavier skier, or advantages?
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11/18/05 at 7:07am