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Need answer quickly! Lenght Rossi b3?

post #1 of 13
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Hello

I'm off for Sölden in 10 days so I just bought rossignol bandit b3's (06/07) on ebay. Now I just have to figure out what lenght I should choose. 176 or 184.

I'll need them for powder and bumps.

I'm a very good, aggressive powder and bump skier, but I'm very light.
I'm 18 of age and weigh ~145pounds with gear (I think).

What should I chose?

FWIW: I can ski 180cm Atomic gs12pb and fischer rc4 wc rc even though I'm light..

Please help me quickly since I need to let the ebay shop know tonight..

Thanks in advance

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Kasper Pedersen
Denmark
post #2 of 13
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bump help me please :P
post #3 of 13
I'm the same weight as you and I'd say 176. Most of the Mags would say 184...
post #4 of 13
I'd recommend the 176 cm, although I don't ski Rossi's anymore. I formerly skied on 184cm Bandit X's, which were probably a bit too long as I am 5'8" 155 lb and can turn em left & right. I now ski on 170cm Volkl AC4s. I would never have considered anything bigger than the 177s. And you will appreciate the shorter length in the bumps.
post #5 of 13
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fudman22: Yeh I know about bumps but what about pow? I wanna float Will I flot on 176cm?
btw. Lonnie: What's a Mag?

I'm thinking 176 will probably be quicker as well, and more versatile. Only thing speaking against it would be powder performance. How do they perform at high speeds?
post #6 of 13
I'm 5' 11", 180# and ski the B3 in a 176cm length. I have had no problem with them being too short except in deep powder. At your size I won't go any longer than 176cm.
post #7 of 13
I've got the B3 in a 176, I'm 185 lbs and it gives me all the float I need in powder. Not bad in bumps either.

drawback, kind of squirrely at high speed on groomers. I doubt the 184 would be better.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Okay thanks guys Sorry for rushing this, but now I got what I came for I'm getting the 176cm.. It's with axial2 140 binding mounted at a little less than $450 I love ebay :P Now I'll just hope for powder when I get there..

Again. Thanks guys
post #9 of 13
I haven't skied this years B3, but I got a few days on last years, and have a buddy who had a couple pairs. I found them to be too soft in the tip for the type of skiing I was doing, (hardpack to chopped up day old 10 inches) but can imagine that this would help flotation in the deep and untracked. My friend who had some broke THREE pairs in one season! He is an agressive skier, a little bigger than you are, but he does not usually go through skis so quickly! They were replaced each time, but after the third he gave up and moved on. Although the 176 will turn quicker in the bumps, I would go with the longer boards for the type of skiing you will most likely be doing. The 184 will be stiffer than the shorter legnth, (a GOOD thing with this ski, methinks ) and will also be more stable at high speeds. In my opinion, however, the B3 is too big for an ideal bump ski, and it is too narrow for the truly deep stuff. Ideally you may want different things for these two conditions, but if you decide to go with the B3's I'd get the longer ones!

By The Way.. Mag = magazine.
post #10 of 13
Wow... three replies while I was writing the last one... guess I took too long.
post #11 of 13
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Sorry Magazines and sorry JPH I've already chosen 176..

It'll definitely perform better in bumps than my Elan WC SLX 168cm and my Fischer rc4 wc rc 180cm..

I'm glad I chose what I chose. If I want a real powder specific ski I will get a longer one, this one is for powder and bumps, so lenght will be okay.

Next ski will probably be something in the +110mm for real pow.

But that'll have to wait for next season..

Thanks again for all the quick answers
post #12 of 13
It's not the wand, it's the wizard! Your technique will will play a greater role than the size of the ski. : Enjoy the boards!
post #13 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fudman22 View Post
It's not the wand, it's the wizard! Your technique will will play a greater role than the size of the ski. : Enjoy the boards!
Nah

I'd like to see you ski gates at 50mph on snowblades.. The skis does matter
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