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Going from 72mm to 84mm ski...what to expect...

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am going to demo some Watea 84 skis 176cm..
I currently ski on a head im72 170cm...
What should i expect, is there anything i should be aware of ...
Other than being a little slower edge to edge maybe...?
I have never been on a ski fatter than 76mm...
I look forward to trying this ski, I have always been an equipment junkie in golf, why should skiing be different...
post #2 of 12
Depending on the rest of the cut expect beter edge to edge transition,smoother feeling and better control all around. 76 is very narrow these days even. 82-130 at waist is more the norm. Average is Ill bet in the 90,s even for a slolom ski,80,s at least. try to demo a ski that has some real width to the waist like at least a 85-90 and a tip in the high 120,s with a tail 110-115 you will love how a shaply ski like that will make everthing easyer!
post #3 of 12
A little more to get the ski over on edge but will but up much more control in the crud/cut up/junk snow.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by whipper View Post
even for a slolom ski,80,s at least.
Utter garbage. Slalomn skis are all sub 70.

There is no way the average is in the 90's.

This forum is not the average.

In answer to the OP, I just went from 67mm to 85mm, the difference is allot less than you think. The ride is easier, powder and crud is less effort, and they are less fun on hardpack.

About it really.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that input...
Don't ski on hardpack, unless we don't get snow for several weeks...
Than I will just use the Head im72...
I live in Colorado, so these should work just fine...
I will still demo to be sure...
post #6 of 12
Well if you truly know how to carve skis versus skidding, other than your first two or three runs you won't feel much edge to edge difference. The Watea is a great ski, you may even want to demo the 94 also, especially since you'll have the IM72 in case you go out on a hardpack day.
post #7 of 12
As said, there's a lot less difference then you would think. I ski a 82mm waist Volkl as my everyday ski here in VT. I have over 100 day's them.

I have a 90mm waist ski for powder day's.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Cant get my hands on the 94 but I can demo the 84, better than nothing...
I am really looking for that ski to go all over ungroomed, groomed, but we have mostly soft snow most of the time...
Pure uncut powder can be only had the first part of the day, I wont be seeking anything more than 18" deep with this ski, deeper than that and it's time to rent...
post #9 of 12
Most here know I love my AC4's, I ski them in most every condition we get in VT.

You'll do fine on a midfat.
post #10 of 12
You shouldn't notice much of a difference at all except for stability in crud etc. It isn't until you hit the upper 90's that you detect the "plank" feeling underfoot and notice a difference putting it on edge. I now use a 104 underfoot as my daily ski. I recently took my Volkl 724 EXPs out for a spin the other day. That was an odd feeling. Heh!
post #11 of 12
Basically, with a wider and longer platform you will find skiing to be a lot easier in most conditions due to the increased ease of balance. Obviously, they won't be as quick as your narrow skis, you will be expending a bit more effort to get them on edge, and transitions will take a bit longer.

The negative side to wide skis is, just as with speed, they have a way of hiding flaws in your technique, such as balance and fore/aft issues, especially if you ski mostly on groomed terrain.

Going from 72 to 84, however, isn't going to be a big jump.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Powder Puppy View Post
Utter garbage. Slalomn skis are all sub 70.

There is no way the average is in the 90's.

This forum is not the average.

In answer to the OP, I just went from 67mm to 85mm, the difference is allot less than you think. The ride is easier, powder and crud is less effort, and they are less fun on hardpack.

About it really.
OOOPs your right sorry about that I ski on 67,s some times as my slalom ski and my GS is a 205 with a 79 waist. I just tried some fatties for the first time and got fat on the brain!: comp slolams are very narrow waisted and the Bump skis even more with less side cut tip and tail. I will add I was refering to rereational slolom skis or carving skis as they refer to them now in the above post. A real comp SL are very shaply with a real narrow waist as you brought up.
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