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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by bsather View Post
FIS GS race speeds far exceed normal recreational speeds,
Really? What is the average speed on a FIS GS course? I was under the impression the speeds were in the 30 to 55 mph range? What are the typical average speed on course and max speed in the typical FIS GS?

K2Josh,
I don't know what model of K2 you have, but if it's an upper level slalom ski you will be fine on it, though it's far from perfect for you. If it's a lower level ski then you should trade it in on something that's about 170+ cm.
post #32 of 45
Thread Starter 
i wasn't bashing, just being honest...i wans't getting the answer i was after...this has been cleared up on SkiNC...
post #33 of 45
Josh, you are a wuss, SKINC rocks...
post #34 of 45
I can't quite see the problem here. If you don't think they are long enough then sell them and buy longer ones. Simple as that. Not trying to be rude but its not that hard to sell a pair of skis. You will most likely not lose anything as prices are higher now then they were in Oct. 160s will work but ideally they are too short. Get what you really want or you will always be second guessing. Theres a ski swap forum here or sell them on Ebay. Put your price on them and see what happens.
post #35 of 45

...entering into this...

So just what skis(brandname is 50% of needed info) did you buy and what are the dimensions?
post #36 of 45
Thread Starter 
k2 apache blackhawks in a 160...112/70/98 i think...didn't go downstairs to check....but they're mounted up and i'm gonna ski them...and see what happens...got some good advice from the guys from SkiNC...
post #37 of 45
A narrower ski would be my choice for Sugar Mountain, but they should serve you well. The length is fine. Enjoy!
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by bsather View Post
In general, 160-170 is the sweet spot. Others may disagree
Only people who are right will disagree with that...........

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but the best ski shop in N Conway loads up on that length and has little much longer, so that might say something.
Where exactly is N Conway?

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post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by k2josh View Post
i wasn't bashing, just being honest...i wans't getting the answer i was after...this has been cleared up on SkiNC...
It seems you came here wanting people to tell you that the ski you bought was ok, many said it was too short, and a few said it would be ok, so you are going with them. That's fine, just from my point of view you had already made up your mind that you were going to keep them, so why did you ask the question?
post #40 of 45
Hi Josh. I'm about the same size as you 5'8" 190 lbs and ski 165's. I demoed a pair of 155's at suger last year and had a great time. If your going to ski the south east the 160's should be ok. They may be on the short side but with all the ice they'll be fun. Buy another pair and have a 2 ski quiver.Next time you go to NC check out Beech mtn. It's just down the road from Sugar. It's a pretty good size ski area and just about as nice as Sugar.
post #41 of 45
Thread Starter 
we have a 3 day trip comin up with a day at beech, sugar, and the third day is a wildcard...i'm gonna ride these 160s and then next season prob pick up some twins ina 174...maybe a Rossi Scratch, or some Lines...hopin to get out west maybe in the spring...if we make it i will demo some fatties out there...
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
If they haven't been drilled yet, put them back on-line and get out of them now. No, a shorter ski does NOT do better on ice, the more edge you have, the more control on ice.
Phil,

I really can't agree with this :

Sorry to be contrary, but have you thought about the length of a slalom ski????

they will out- hold and and out-carve a longer ski with ease on hard snow!

As you know I own the 162 & 172 B5. The 162 holds on ice and hard snow much better then the 172!

Yes a longer ski has may have a longer edge (although usually less sidecut, so the actual ineal edge may be closer then you think) but you cannot get the same pressure per linear mm. it is similar to a narrower and wider snow tire.

You always use narrower snow tires. Less surface area with the same weight applied = more pressure/traction.
post #43 of 45
I'm thinking of going up this weekend. Probably sunday night. I have a set of trouble makers that are also 165's. I really like them. Hawks Nest is pretty nice but smaller than Beech or Sugar. I would like to go out west and have been looking at Big Sky in Montana.Sugar is open from the top but Beech is still closed but planning on opening up soon.I'm really looking foward to going to Beech because they have added new snow making equipment on the Oz run on the other side of the mountain. Have fun.
post #44 of 45
Thread Starter 
Beech is opening this thursday...
post #45 of 45
I saw that I'm going to wait until saturday night and see who has the most slopes open and head up there. We will probably go to Beech or Hawksnest because we've already been to Sugar a couple of weeks ago befor it got so warm.
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