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What size Volkl AC2 is right for me?

post #1 of 15
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I probably going to pick up a pair of these really soon. What size is right for me?

5'11''
165 lbs
Ski Salt Lake resorts(mostly Brighton)

Beginner learning quickly.
post #2 of 15
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any help guys?
post #3 of 15

Volkl Ski Size

You haven't gotton an answer because l)all those guys are on the slopes or still in the bar telling stories or 2) give us some more info, i.e.,: how long been skiing, style, what ttype of terrain do you like to ski, what goals have you set for your skiing this and next year. what don't you like to ski. Don't give us your level # but describlehow you actually ski.
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
You haven't gotton an answer because l)all those guys are on the slopes or still in the bar telling stories or 2) give us some more info, i.e.,: how long been skiing, style, what ttype of terrain do you like to ski, what goals have you set for your skiing this and next year. what don't you like to ski. Don't give us your level # but describlehow you actually ski.
I am a beginning/intermediate skiier looking for a ski that will help me to progress, yet at the same time not be one that I will have to upgrade anytime soon.

This is my first season skiing, and I hope to have many to come. I am a farily athletic individual, and I think this has helped me to progress a little quicker than others. As it stands, I can ski the blues just fine. For maybe the first few times out, I was doing the whole snowplow turn thing. But the last couple of times I started to get the hang of turning on the outside ski and bringing the inside ski in parallel. Not sure that I am actually carving yet, not sure how to tell.

I have been skiing on borrowed equipment and need something of my own to use. After some research, I decided Volkl AC2s would be good for the varied conditions here in Utah. At this point I am more comfortable on the groomed runs, but I would like to learn to ski off piste as well. I am under the impression these skis are good for both applications.

I am now just wondering what size I should get, and actually whether they are the best choice for me at all.

Here's my info again:

5'11''
165 lbs.
Ski mostly Salt Lake Resorts (Brighton, Canyons)
post #5 of 15
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Is this a better post for getting help? I was hoping to buy these in the next couple of days...
post #6 of 15
177s
post #7 of 15
For a 165 lb beginner, albeit learning quickly? I would say 163, maybe 170.
post #8 of 15
Off piste ain't happening with 163s.
Blues+Intermediate=170, +

What size have you been using?
post #9 of 15
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Old Rossignol 9.9 Cut. I don't know what size they are, but they seem small.
post #10 of 15
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Just went and stood them up next to me and they are taller than I am.

I am 5'11' which is 180 cm.

So I guess these are 180++??
post #11 of 15
If you are skiing Brighton, go wider than an AC2...Can you afford the AC4? that will be much better for the deeper snow you cet out there. I would say 170 on length.
post #12 of 15
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Would that ski be too stiff/advanced for me?
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Originally Posted by eysikal
Would that ski be too stiff/advanced for me?
Are you adiment of a Volkl? If not, try to find something in a solid advanced ski that has a big sweetspot that you can grow into. If you were in the east, i woud say to go for teh AC2, but west, look wider.
post #14 of 15
"The AC4 is Völkl's new flagship all-conditions ski for expert skiers."
post #15 of 15
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I am slighty partial to those skis because I think they look good and have been recommended a lot. But I am open to other suggestions. Would having a wider ski like the AC4 be bad for the days without any new snow?
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