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what length for rossi B4?

post #1 of 8
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I'm buying a new pair of Rossi B4's and I'm stuck on what length I should buy.I'm 48 y.o.very athletic and very experienced skier,6'0" 190 lbs.I've noticed my skiing has slowed down a little bit as I get older but I think I still charge pretty hard for a guy my age.I think I've ruled out the 178's so I'm leaning towards 185's,but more length means better float right?So what about 195's.Any ideas?
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by las olas
I'I'm 48 y.o.very athletic and very experienced skier,6'0" 190 lbs.
i would say since your a "very experienced skier" that you would be able to choose without question. So since you don't personify the aforemetioned I would tell you to go shorter than longer. my .02
post #3 of 8
I agree, the 178 is plenty for me. Got all the float I want and the shortness provides quickness for trees and moguls.

I'm 190 right now and a level 8-9

If you have the chance to demo, do so. If not, I'd be comfortable buying the 178.
post #4 of 8
178s are way big for a short ski, 185??? maybe.... 195, no f^&king way...

Just got a pair of B-squads(next years B4) 100MM underfoot in a 184 length... Way too big for me, I talked with the Rossi rep today and downsized to the B-squad-W in a 174....

I mount them as tele skis....
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by las olas
I'm buying a new pair of Rossi B4's and I'm stuck on what length I should buy.I'm 48 y.o.very athletic and very experienced skier,6'0" 190 lbs.I've noticed my skiing has slowed down a little bit as I get older but I think I still charge pretty hard for a guy my age.I think I've ruled out the 178's so I'm leaning towards 185's,but more length means better float right?So what about 195's.Any ideas?
get the 78's, they'll float wonderfully and still be easy in the bumps and trees.
post #6 of 8
Have the B3's in a 166. 5'7" 170, but ski a lot heavier than that. Have liked them in east coast powder (this year defined as a day that it's cold enough to make snow). I would imagine that if you are going for the b4's, its stictly a deep pow thing, so I would go for something bigger, say the 178's (if that's the number).
post #7 of 8
I plan to get the B4s in a few weeks when the prices come falling down and I'm leaning towards the 185s. I'm 6'3" 230 lbs and an aggressive, expert skier with a bad right knee. This year I downsized from a K2 ModX Pro in 188 to a Rossignol Z9 in 170 and I was amazed! So much control and carving yet so much stability at speed. I was told by the same shop owner who recommended the 170s that I should go for the B4 in a 185 because it's a nice soft ski and it will float and turn well. I think I'll take his advice.

Regardless of what you do I hear the B4 is amazing. Enjoy it!
post #8 of 8
185 (184?). They are light noodles.
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