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Atomic IZOR 3:1 - 9:7

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I'm new here and I'm starting out with many questions
First, I'm about like 5'10"-5'9", 145 lbs. 17years old, ski 5 times or so a year (not as much as I would like ), and upper-intermediate skier. I ski in the east, mainly in lower-PA and WV. I mostly stick to my blues / single blacks doing pretty good carves. Although I can do muggles decently, I don't like to all that much (not very "outgoing").

-What is the difference between the 3:1 all the way to 9:7?
-Which type should I get?
-Should I get a previous year model?
-I should get a 170ish right?
-Where can I get them the cheapest?
-What bindings are good?


Thanks in advanced
post #2 of 6
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Oh my god, I spelled moguls wrong.
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Specifics?

Mostly, they get stiffer as they go up. I will say that I skied a 5:3 at a demo and had a real hoot on the groomed. I would think it would be a great ski to improve on. Super ice performance is probably out, but otherwise, it would be nice. I'd say don't get more than the 7:5 given your current ability, and I'll also say that I believe there are a lot more people like you that are held back by too much ski than not enough...

They all come with a 4tix binding, and the Nanoframe platform. The 9:7 has a glossy topsheet that will scratch a lot easier- the others will look newer longer. 9:7 has a magnesium shell, the 9:7 and 7:5 have magnesium power rods (stiffer).

Again, the 5:3 is not as stiff as the 7:5 (no magnesium), but otherwise is identical, except the color is better- a cool gold thing. If it were me, I'd get this years 5:3 before an older any-izor - I like the binding better, but that's just me... 5:3 better forgiveness, 7:5 more performance. 9:7 probably more than you need, really.
post #4 of 6
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thx, but would the 9:7's be good for getting better on moguls for? I can carve down pretty much anything very well except going down moguls consistently. (i always loose my path going down them and then loose control and i have to stop then start up again)
post #5 of 6
I just ordered a pair of SX:B5's from skiersoutlet.com for $299 w/free shipping. They have 9:7's for the same price. Check out the closeouts at the bottom of the page.

I have the 9:7's that I purchased from my local ski shop a few weeks ago for twice the price, and I like them very much. I just couldn't pass up this deal so I got the SX:B5's for back up.

I would say my skiing ability is about the same as yours, at least I would describe it the same. Go for them!
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Originally Posted by SorRy View Post
thx, but would the 9:7's be good for getting better on moguls for? I can carve down pretty much anything very well except going down moguls consistently. (i always loose my path going down them and then loose control and i have to stop then start up again)
I have no doubt the 9:7 would perform well in moguls, although I haven't tried them there. They are the stiffest of the line though, and stiffer is not better in bumps. I won't say they are stiff- a race ski would make it look noodley, but it's stiffer than the rest of the Izor line. Stiffer skis do better on harder/flatter snow, generally. No great answer here, but for $299, that's a good arguement for them.
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