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dynastar legend pro, right for me?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
hi, i am trying to decide if the legend pro is the ski for me.
i am 5,4' and 115 pounds.my curent ski is a pair of pocket rockets that are way to soft for what i do. i am an expert skier.
post #2 of 17
Demo a set and find out.

It also helps if you give a little where, when, how & why about your skiing.
post #3 of 17
You could probably ski the 176....I have a female friend that is about 105lb and a bit shorter than you that could probably ski them...but she's a true expert.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
i have bean trying to demo a pair but i cant find them for demo in 176.
also i am a very fast skier and am planing to go compete in some extreme comps. i am just wondering if i am to small for the ski.
post #5 of 17
I haven't skied Taos but from what I've heard its steep and often covered in moguls. The Pro will be a huge step up from your Pocket Rockets in stiffness and difficulty in turning quickly. You might find them too unwieldy for Taos. If you are looking for a one-ski quiver or all-mountain ski you'd probably be better off on the Mythic Rider.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by chillen View Post
i have bean trying to demo a pair but i cant find them for demo in 176.
also i am a very fast skier and am planing to go compete in some extreme comps. i am just wondering if i am to small for the ski.
Nope....you'll be fine.

Just get some lighter, burly bindings like the rossi FKS 120....assuming you don't need a din over 10...though you might....if so, FKS 155.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
I haven't skied Taos but from what I've heard its steep and often covered in moguls. The Pro will be a huge step up from your Pocket Rockets in stiffness and difficulty in turning quickly. You might find them too unwieldy for Taos. If you are looking for a one-ski quiver or all-mountain ski you'd probably be better off on the Mythic Rider.
Doesn't sound like he is asking for a bump ski.......

The 176 is pretty mellow. We're not talking about the 186.

IF the OP wants a big, high performance ski, the mythic isn't going to cut it.

He's a 14 year old kid - get the LP's. You'll grow into them.

ALso, get the FKS 155's.

When I was 14...and about 125 lb, I would have slayed it on 176 LP's.....
post #8 of 17
For your weight Volkl KAtanas in 197 seem to be better.
Seriously I dont think you need Legend PRos. And we still know nothing about your skill.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
For your weight Volkl KAtanas in 197 seem to be better.
Seriously I dont think you need Legend PRos. And we still know nothing about your skill.
you are funny:
post #10 of 17
I totally agree with HS the 176 LP sounds like th ski the kids wants. If he skis really fast he should have no problem turning this ski.

One thing I would like to add is that I think the Look PX12tis are kinda of junk for aggresive skiing, I am much heavier but would imagine at comp skiing speeds and intensities even a light weight will blow it apart. The PX15 would be much more bomber.
post #11 of 17
PX 15s for someone who is 115#???? According to the DIN chart his setting should be between 5 & 6 for a Type III skier and between 6 & 7 for a Type III+ skier. The PX 15 has a minimum setting of 8.

Even though chillen might not be looking for a mogul ski reality is where he skis he will need to take his ability to handle his skis in moguls into consideration. The 176 LP will be a challenge for him and could limit the runs and conditions he'll be able to ski at Taos.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
PX 15s for someone who is 115#???? According to the DIN chart his setting should be between 5 & 6 for a Type III skier and between 6 & 7 for a Type III+ skier. The PX 15 has a minimum setting of 8.

Even though chillen might not be looking for a mogul ski reality is where he skis he will need to take his ability to handle his skis in moguls into consideration. The 176 LP will be a challenge for him and could limit the runs and conditions he'll be able to ski at Taos.
where i ski i really try to stay away from moguls and you can really do it. there is a lot of steep terain that does not have bumps year round and thats wat i ski all the time. and for the binding i am currently skiing on a salomon at 9. i kept poping out on rough landings and still ocasionally do. so i would want a higher din binding especially for comps.
post #13 of 17
Taos can be skied without hitting lotsa bumps and ice, agree that 176 is a good length for your weight and needs. OTOH, unless you plan to ski fast in open terrain (which at Taos means that you hike to), there are better choices.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Taos can be skied without hitting lotsa bumps and ice, agree that 176 is a good length for your weight and needs. OTOH, unless you plan to ski fast in open terrain (which at Taos means that you hike to), there are better choices.
thats all i really ski is the ridge. the only time i ski the low angle bump runs is on big powder days. i am a very fast skier so i think im going to go with the Lp's. and im not looking for a one ski quiver either. i ski race so when the steeps arent good im either training or just ripin groomers as fast as i can.
thx for the help the guys.
post #15 of 17
The 176 LP might be a good ski for you.

Also I think the 174 Bro Model might be an even better ski for you.

BTW the Bro is on sale right now. You will never out ski a Stiff Bro, and the Bro might be less likely to out ski you then the LP/

As for bindings I think you should look at the light weight Solomon Z12. @ 120 LBS you are not going to have issues breaking them. Solid light weight binding
post #16 of 17
Wait get the LP for 2008/9 in 176 and wack a PX14 on it. You'll be fine son.
post #17 of 17
I was skiing the LP last week, and it did decent on soft bumps, as the ski is pretty soft in flex (176cm). With that said, I would probably prefer something with a little more sidecut, like the Nordica Enforcer. You will probably be fine on that length, I would want more ski at 5 foot 9, 155lbs.
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