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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by slinder
I'm 5'11, 200 lbs, I believe a solid Level 6 (moving toward 7) skier. Age 57
I ski 20 days a year (60% in Vermont and 40% out West).

Now...I am a one ski person (I realize there are tradeoffs and there is no one ski for all situations).
I am deciding between the Volkl AC4 or the AC3.
Also not certain between the 163 and the 170.

For the past 10 years, It seems when I purchase skis, I tend to "overbuy" in terms of length, that is I seem to keep coming down is size.
I've skied on a 195 K2, a 190 Atomic (beta carve 626) and most recently on a 180 Atomic (10.20).

Any comments, recommendations, suggestions. I realize Demo is the way to go, but I find that a couple of hours on skis and the variable conditions one might encounter on the demo day may not tell all.
So ....

AC4 in 170cm w/PCOS, that's what I'm on. 100% east coast. Ski 65+ day's a season, 5'11" 188lbs. 30 day's so far this season.
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Yes, close... but I think the skis are the correct length so I guess that doesn't apply huh...
Trust me, the query was not directed at you
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by hrstrat57
here's a way to check some video images to see if you are using your new toys properly....many, if not most of the required movement patterns for advanced skiing on the new gear is crystal clear here.....

www.amsao.it

-click on video lezioni(this is italian demo team videos)
-view argento avanzato(intermediate) and oro base/avanzato(advanced)

If your skiing does not resemble the images....
-visualize and learn the movement patterns and / or take some lessons on how to use the new gear....
No disrespect to you, but the skiing in those videos is OK, but not where things are going over here in the U.S. That skier used tons of up movement, a bit of old school A-frame, and no early edge engagement with quite a bit of skidding/J-hook style turns (and I watched all of the vids).
post #34 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by slinder
I'm 5'11, 200 lbs, I believe a solid Level 6 (moving toward 7) skier. Age 57
I ski 20 days a year (60% in Vermont and 40% out West).

Now...I am a one ski person (I realize there are tradeoffs and there is no one ski for all situations).
I am deciding between the Volkl AC4 or the AC3.
Also not certain between the 163 and the 170.

For the past 10 years, It seems when I purchase skis, I tend to "overbuy" in terms of length, that is I seem to keep coming down is size.
I've skied on a 195 K2, a 190 Atomic (beta carve 626) and most recently on a 180 Atomic (10.20).

Any comments, recommendations, suggestions. I realize Demo is the way to go, but I find that a couple of hours on skis and the variable conditions one might encounter on the demo day may not tell all.
So ....
AC3 in a 170.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by Noodler
AC3 in a 170.
Can I piggyback onto this query? You recommended the AC3 to a Level 6 5'11" 200lbs skier with a 60%/40% East/West skiing ratio. What would make you recommend an AC4 to someone instead, is it a higher proficiency in skiing and/or more ungroomed/off-piste skiing?

I am 6'2" 210lbs and Level 7, ski mostly East for now and have 175cm Volkl 4-Stars that I bought recently (great deal) when I got back into skiing after a 6-year hiatus. I'm now wondering if a 5-Star or AC3/AC4 might be more fun, and would love to hear opinions comparing these. I'm trying to get to a demo where I can try all these, but options are pretty much non-existent right now.

I do like like the 4-Stars, I've taken two lessons already and am carving pretty well, just want to take things up a notch
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Noodler
No disrespect to you, but the skiing in those videos is OK, but not where things are going over here in the U.S. That skier used tons of up movement, a bit of old school A-frame, and no early edge engagement with quite a bit of skidding/J-hook style turns (and I watched all of the vids).
thanks Noodler

I posted a thread with request for MA of the oro avanzato in the technique forum....be interested to read your detailed observations. If you can compare movements to PSIA demo team that would be awesome.

Thanks again!
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