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post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by oboe
Good point. The S12 in 160 reaches my chin. The All Star in 161 reaches just under my nose.

While the All Stars are easy, as you say, they do "ski longer".
Yeah, but please consider that all Elans ski shorter than the published length since Elan uses the "material" length and not the chord length. Their chord lengths are always about 3-4cm shorter than their published length.
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by oboe
Good point. The S12 in 160 reaches my chin. The All Star in 161 reaches just under my nose.

While the All Stars are easy, as you say, they do "ski longer".
Yep...

Out here (west) a lot of shop guys told me the Allstar was just alright... the same guys were suggesting head height on for that ski. In Utah I talked with a guy at Cole Sport that loved the ski... he said the Volkl rep told him to size the ski from chin to nose height.

I am just under 6' 180lbs level 8 and he recommended a 168cm... which comes right to the tip of my nose. I hadn't previously riden a ski that short. I was very skeptical after what the guys said at my local shop, Mammoth and Tahoe. After riding the 68 1 day I was convinced it was perfect for me. Now, if I could find a soft snow/pow board that works equally well.

When I say the Allstars ski long, I am referring to their ability to draw long lines at speed with great stability and confidence... all in a shorter length ski. The Allstar is also capable of turns that most dedicated slalom skis will do and everything in between... a need little trick IMO.

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