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Ski size help; Atomic R11:20; Me = 5'11" comming from 190s

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am getting the Atomic R11:20 skiis and need help with sizing. I am about 5'11" and I ski agressive/free/advanced/expert/whatever. Used to 190cm slalom/bump skis (rossi 4S). I guess I should go for the 180s?
post #2 of 16
If I recall correctly, the Rossi 4S's ranged from 205 to 180 or so. The 11.20's range from 190 to 160. The 190 cm 4S's you are on now are actually closer to the short end of the range for that ski. The new skis feel way longer than older skis of the same length. Get the 170's, especially if you want to do short turns and bumps.

John
post #3 of 16
Demo the 170 cm and the 180 cm then you will have a better idea of which ski is best for you.

Mark
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Really? I know you are supposed to go shorter with the new skiis but 170 seems too short. If it helps I ski at Tahoe and like the chutes/crud/drops. I have a bump background but don't ski them that much anymore.
post #5 of 16
I have the 11.20s in 180cm. I just tried them for the first time this past weekend. I'm 6'1", 220lbs. I found the skis to be incredibly stable. I didn't have a chance to try them in bumps, but at speed on groomed slopes, I was quite happy. I'd suggest going no higher than 180--and definitely try the 170 length.

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Originally posted by amorgan0001:
Really? I know you are supposed to go shorter with the new skiis but 170 seems too short. If it helps I ski at Tahoe and like the chutes/crud/drops. I have a bump background but don't ski them that much anymore.
post #6 of 16
Hi,
Try to demo them.
I have a pair of this season's Atomic 9.22 at 180.
I'm 5'11" and 165[lb]. I love steep and therefore aggressive
skiing. Before buying the ski I demoed them at 170 and 180.
At 170 I felt less stability at high speeds. But the
difference was miserable. What really made difference was
skidding at steep slopes. 170's had tendency to skid at
steep slopes. That was my impression at least.
post #7 of 16
I'm a bit shorter then you 5'8" But I do Have a few Lbs on me. I found the 170 11:20s to be vary stable. The 170s were also pretty good in bumps. I wouldn't worry that the 170 will be to short. It's an amazing ski.
post #8 of 16
If you're used to a rossi 4S in a 190, the 11.20's are going to be a huge shock for you in how they ski. The 11.20's are a slightly toned down modern GS board made a little wider. Please demo them, please. You might be happier on something like a R9 (9.22), which is a lighter feeling ski.

Kevin
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I realize that the new ski tech is going to be weird for me, but I want a wider more bomb proof ski for the Cali Sludge-Snow-Crud-Stuff. I have a buddy that has them, and came from the 4S, and skis just like me, and he loves them so that's a good enough rec.
post #10 of 16
I ski the 11.20 in a 190 and would say they are probably the most versatile ski I have tried . I'm 5'10" and run a svelt 220lbs.
The biggest difference for me between the 180 and 190 was stability , I found myself wanting more ski in crud and powder on the 180 . On groomers you won't see a huge difference in 10 cm.
If you looking for quick changes in direction and your on the lighter side stay shorter. Note my straights where 207's and 210's.
post #11 of 16
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Originally posted by amorgan0001:
I am getting the Atomic R11:20 skiis and need help with sizing. I am about 5'11" and I ski agressive/free/advanced/expert/whatever. Used to 190cm slalom/bump skis (rossi 4S). I guess I should go for the 180s?
Amorgan0001, I"m 5'10 weigh 190 lbs and ski last years 11.20 in 180 cm. this is the most versital ski I've ever been on. People talk about it being hard in the bumps, but that's not been my experience. It will definetly put a smile on your face. Of course you should demo different lengths. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #12 of 16
Another 2 cents....

I'm 6' 170 lbs and chose the 11.20 in 180. At this length, the ski has all the float and stability I would want.

When I asked Atomic for advice on length, they recommended 180 or 190 for western deep snow, or 170 for skiing mainly groomed.

Steve
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. Just made the order for 180s. I can't deal with the demo process so I am just going to wing it. Got the 4-12 bindings also.
post #14 of 16
aamorgan:

An exciting ski...buying without demo'ing eh? letus know what you think! (I would say 180 anyhow).

...did you get much of a deal on it??? i'm in the tahoe area and wuz thinkin of getting this yr's model too. just waitin for some more sno.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
steve_s,

Yeah I guess it is sketchy to not demo, but whatever, I am sure they will be fine. I paid 799 for the Skis and Bindings at proctorjones.com. That was the best deal I could find. Not the best time to get skiis. 6 days and counting!
post #16 of 16
amorgan:
You won't regret your choice.. the 11.20s are best front side / back side all around ski I've skied on in long time. I'm 5'10" and weigh 200 and ski the 11.20 in a 180. You picked em right! I'm sure you'll be back on Epic to share your delight after you've riden them! I have powder boards for the "big" days but ski the 11.20s 90 % of my ski time.

Enjoy your new boards!!!
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