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6'1", 185lbs Volkl Karmas - what size

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
skiing a 175 in Fischer big stix 7.6. thinking that a 177 Karma would be ideal.

the next size down i think is a 169

i'm a very agressive, hard charging, jumping, moguling, lots of steep and wild skier. kind of like a bode miller type of style for a shittier, more off piste skier. i'm 6'1" and about 185lbs (i'm usually 178 in summer, around 180-188 in winter).
post #2 of 7
Don't go for a 177, u should have the longer one! It's the 185 right? I'm not so very good with the non-metric system since i'm european, but since ur like 185cm long yourself, you should go with that one. Espcially if you have any plans of powder at all!
post #3 of 7
Billd, 177 for all-around use. 185 for pure powder use.
post #4 of 7
Go for the 177. Owned it, 6', 170 at the time, plenty of ski for me in a foot of heavy pow. Reviews I trust said that the 184 is slower to turn but not more stable, so all you gain is a bit of float.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
yeah and float is probably the least of my concerns skiing almost exclusively in the east. I'll definitely use this ski as my "west" ski in the quiver, it'll certainly float much better than my 175 fischer big stix 7.6 (the karma is fatter, longer) but really want to take this twin tip into the park, the bumps, and yes, occasionall the pow!

in other words i favor manuverability over float.

thanks everybody for the response tho!
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Billd
.....thinking that a 177 Karma would be ideal. .....

.....i'm a very agressive, hard charging, jumping, moguling, lots of steep and wild skier........I'm 6'1" and about 185lbs.....
You can't be serious.

177's if you can't ski.

185's if you know how to ski.
post #7 of 7
Im 5"6 and getting the 177cm dude.
Take 10cm off the actualy lenght of the ski as it is a twin tip, so on the piste this wont be touching the snow.
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