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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am 155 lbs and 5'11
Is 177 too long for these skis?
Should I get the 169?
post #2 of 18
Rumour has it, these ski real short. Go the 177.
post #3 of 18
It ain't a rumor!

177.
post #4 of 18
U. P. Have you been talking to volklgirl?
post #5 of 18
I talked her into those Karmas! You know Chet's Racetigers were my wife's skis right?
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
I talked her into those Karmas! You know Chet's Racetigers were my wife's skis right?
So you're saying I can say, "chet's on girls skis"
In his present company, it shouldn't bother him to ski like a girl.
post #7 of 18
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So you're saying I can say, "chet's on girls skis"
In his present company, it shouldn't bother him to ski like a girl.
Actually, I'm not 100% certain that Kris didn't commandier those for herself. They were originally supposed to be for Chet!

Yeah, I don't think he would mind skiing like you girls! Or, like the girl that used to own them, for that matter.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
So 177's are the way to go huh...?
post #9 of 18
I'm 5'11' 180 and demoed both the 177 and 185 last year. The 177 skiied very short and I bought the 185.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Actually, I'm not 100% certain that Kris didn't commandier those for herself. They were originally supposed to be for Chet!

Yeah, I don't think he would mind skiing like you girls! Or, like the girl that used to own them, for that matter.
I'm 5'6" 130lbs.
I'm on my way to pick up my Karmas right now 169cm.
I'm sure Kris and I will be skiing in the slop this weekend, and we'll have a good idea between the 177 and the 169 based on the skier mass and ski length.
post #11 of 18
5'11"
190
demoed the 177 last season.
bought the 177 last season.
rode it 4 days straight in Colo @ Breck and Keystone on a variety of powder covered ice, windblown pow, and ice. Loved it.

have ridden it 1 day this season on 2" fresh covering rocks and shrubs. Loved it off-piste in the narrows, but wished for more length on the groomers.

wish i'd demoed the 185 and put it head-to-head with the 177 before buying, but hindsight is 20/20, eh?

it does ski short!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

binding

Should I throw the Tyrolia Railflex's on these?

Or what binding would u recommend?
post #13 of 18
After bugging countless folks on these boards and over at TGR about which bindings to mount on which skis, I've more or less learned that bindings are a matter of (strong) personal preference. Some folks are partial to Looks/Rossi's others are partial to Salomons. Still others are partial to the Mojo series from Tyrolia.

I have Rossignol Axial2 Ti 120's on my Karmas and they work fine (this is the same binding as the Look PX12).
post #14 of 18
I have 185cm Karmas and they are a good size for me (185lb, 6'1"). I'd say 177cm is probably OK for tonyallen.

I put LD-12 RailFlex bindings on my Karmas for versatility. These would be fine for all mountain use. For dedicated powder or park use, I would go with flat bindings though.
post #15 of 18
im 165 5'10" and i went with the 169. Its short, but its my east coast daily driver and tree ski, so im happy with being able to turn them sharper and faster, i dont like eating sawdust
post #16 of 18
Man am I late to this conversation

And yup, I commandeered the Racetigers ! Chet got brand spankin' new P60 GSs last year.

I got on my SLs today and spent the entire time wishing I was still on the Karmas!! 177 was most definitely the right call for me.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Last minute decision...
any other people have suggestions
i know these ski short
i am not really looking to go fast, i am looking more for a bump/park/fun ski
169 or 177?
post #18 of 18
177!
I'm 5'6" 130 lbs and the 169 is a sweet ski for me. If you go that length for you, you will not be happy.
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