post #31 of 46
11/23/07 at 10:47pm
Hi every one,
I really enjoy my 06/07 Goats.
I am considering a pair of Goats in 168cm for my daughter. age 21, 5'4 115 lb, level 7-8. 25/75 groomer/off-piste. Also comparing with the Rossigno scratch girl BC in 160 or 170cm??? any suggestion will be highly appriciated. Thanks.
yep, really short, bushwacker is right.
I'm a little fixated on contact length right now, since there's so little consistency w/ turned uptails etc... So, i measured the gotama today in a 176 (i was considering it), it was @58in. my 170 nordica JF is 60 inchs while my coomba in a 174 is 63. the got is short. i think maybe the "ski bigger, longer skis" guys like this since they can ski a 191 and feel good holding it on the tram, while only really skiing a 175...
Skied the 07 gots today after a 20cm dump @whistler. had chance to ski them back to back with the 07 sollie guns. The gots are money on a powder day. The guns didnt even compare, way too forward mounted & hooky in the pow despite it's width. The gots were more floaty, more stable at speed, better edge grip and still were easy to smear short turns tight quarters.
I was worried about the rear mounting on the gots but in the pow, you wouldn't want it any other way. There was too much tail on the guns, I found I had too keep sitting back to keep the tips up in the deep. The gots in comparison felt very balanced, didnt feel like i was going to go over the handlebars like on the guns.
Now I know why everyone loves the goats.