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Just found this top site. Good stuff! After reading & hearing various reports, am having trouble deciding on which escape model. I'm intermediate, like a challenge but my knees are geting a few twitches as the years roll on. Is the 5500 too stiff? Are titanium laminates really the go? The 4500 a little softer, but...? The 3500...? I'd appreciate greatly any advice re all of this. I can get a good price on all of these models at the mo' here in Japan - but once sold out, I'll have missed out. So I've sort of gotta act soon. Thanks.
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Konichiwa (spelling?) sno-sushi: I can't really answer your question, but I know those who can will want to know your height, weight and whether you are an upper or lower intermediate, and where you like to ski (groomed? off-piste?). From what I've read the 5500 is very forgiving but also high performance so I'm 'guessing' you couldn't go to far wrong with it.
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Both the 4500 and 5500 are really versatile all mtn skis. They definatly perform very well at a higher level than they are marketed. The 4500 is actually the same shape as the Mod/Axis X. K2's literature states other stats, but it is 107-70-97, and comes out of the Axis X mold. It is a real steal that could be mistaken for it's big bro at less than mach (pun!) speeds.
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Thanks. In all honesty, I guess I'm a mid-intermediate?? wanting to improve and enjoy more of the mountain, but as a late starter I'm probabaly not going to be pushing all out. Cruising is cool. I'm 173cm & 68kg. From some reviews I've read, I sort of guessed that the 5500 could be pushed to the max. I can get a great price on the 3500, but don't want to update again for a while so was leaning to the 4500, but not sure. Shop staff said I should go for a 167cm model as over that will be toooo long for me on these skis. Thanks for any suggestion.
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