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Is there much performance difference between a 170 cm and a 176cm ski?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
After much searching, I found a set of Rossi Viper STX skis in a 170, but I think I tested a 176, which I loved. Would there be a noticaeable difference between the 2 sizes? I am 5'9" and 175lbs and consider myself an advanced skier, though far from an expert. Would a 170cm ski work for me?
post #2 of 8
the 6cm difference is pretty irrelevant.

does Rossi even make a Viper these days? last I remember a Viper in the lineup was '99
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
They are a demo pair from 2003. I tried a freind's recently and they were perfect for me and my current set is some cheap Rossi 200cm straight skis.
post #4 of 8
There was a Viper STX in the 2003 lineup. It had the same sidecut as the 9S that year.

Cheers,

Michael
post #5 of 8
they should work fine. the 6cm difference would be pretty meaningless in a Viper.

in modern skis that top out at around 170cm, the 6cm difference would be more important.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by barrettscv
There was a Viper STX in the 2003 lineup. It had the same sidecut as the 9S that year.

Northeasterner, Why the Viper? There are better skis & many bargains available.

Cheers,

Michael
I skied them a few weeks ago and they were great for my style of skiing. The set I found is from a ski shop demo program in great shape for $199. I was going to demo at an upcoming Alta trip and for the price of demoing I will have a set of skis that I know I like. Thanks for your help.
Gregg
post #7 of 8
you're welcome. have fun on 'em.
post #8 of 8
On the large majority of todays ski's, 6cm can be huge, incl varying radius's and different behavoirs of the ski.

In old straights, though not as huge, there is a difference....ski um first...saying it wont make a diff. is wrong....
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