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Hoping I can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and insight that gathers here.
I bought new boots this year, Went to the shop to try on the Kryptons because of the comments here and I did used to ski Flexon Comps. Wife ended up with a pair of women's Kryptons, I forget the model name and I got Salomon Guns replacing seven year old Tecnica Icon Carbons. (Haven't tried them yet. With all the snow we've had here in Vancouver in the last two weeks, what am I waiting for? I know, I know but I've had other commitments, next week for sure (fingers crossed!)
Well I figure I might as well get new skis too. The last two pairs I've had have been and still is - Bandit X's. The first pair were 191cm, I was transitioning down from 210cm. Current pair about three years old are 184cm. Liked the first pair of Bandit X's way better than the second. The second seem much stiffer in the tip. My ski history includes Volkl Explosiv Comp, K2 710 Comp, Dynastar Omeglass, Dynamic VR17, Kastle ??machine? See a trend?
I am a level 7-8. 5' 11", 165 lbs. 45 yrs old. I ski mostly Whistler (transplanted after 30 yrs of skiing in the east, mostly Quebec and Vermont) with usually one visit to BC Interior or Banff area per season. I ski mostly on-piste, probably 75-80 of the time although I try not to be on the groomed stuff as much as I can.
I love moguls, lots of short radius turns and skiing the fall line. I ski at medium-medium fast speed. I don't generally like to cruise. I don't huck or do anything extreme. I'm not very good at skiing powder but I still like to get in there and try to improve. I am an old style feet together, weight-unweight, edge the downhill ski skier and a little hesitant to jump into the new age of skiing.
I looking for suggestions as to what skis I should be considering and lengths. What length I should be skiing is probably the most confusing aspect for me.
I am interested in Atomics - B5, looks good but the weight comments I've read make me leery of them.
Atomic Metron 9 or 10
Salomon Tornado
Any other suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks.
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Hoping I can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and insight that gathers here.
I bought new boots this year, Went to the shop to try on the Kryptons because of the comments here and I did used to ski Flexon Comps. Wife ended up with a pair of women's Kryptons, I forget the model name and I got Salomon Guns replacing seven year old Tecnica Icon Carbons. (Haven't tried them yet. With all the snow we've had here in Vancouver in the last two weeks, what am I waiting for? I know, I know but I've had other commitments, next week for sure (fingers crossed!)
Well I figure I might as well get new skis too. The last two pairs I've had have been and still is - Bandit X's. The first pair were 191cm, I was transitioning down from 210cm. Current pair about three years old are 184cm. Liked the first pair of Bandit X's way better than the second. The second seem much stiffer in the tip. My ski history includes Volkl Explosiv Comp, K2 710 Comp, Dynastar Omeglass, Dynamic VR17, Kastle ??machine? See a trend?
I am a level 7-8. 5' 11", 165 lbs. 45 yrs old. I ski mostly Whistler (transplanted after 30 yrs of skiing in the east, mostly Quebec and Vermont) with usually one visit to BC Interior or Banff area per season. I ski mostly on-piste, probably 75-80 of the time although I try not to be on the groomed stuff as much as I can.
I love moguls, lots of short radius turns and skiing the fall line. I ski at medium-medium fast speed. I don't generally like to cruise. I don't huck or do anything extreme. I'm not very good at skiing powder but I still like to get in there and try to improve. I am an old style feet together, weight-unweight, edge the downhill ski skier and a little hesitant to jump into the new age of skiing.
I looking for suggestions as to what skis I should be considering and lengths. What length I should be skiing is probably the most confusing aspect for me.
I am interested in Atomics - B5, looks good but the weight comments I've read make me leery of them.
Atomic Metron 9 or 10
Salomon Tornado
Any other suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks.
That was a Kastle Speedmachine.

The Metron 9 won't be enough ski. The 10 is a nice ski. What might be the best balance in the Metron M11 B5. It is lighter than the regular B5 and IMHO much mer versatile. The 170 would be the optimum length.
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