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post #1 of 19
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ok I don't know if any of you saw my post under the general forum titled spring back to vail followup but I got some free skis from johnny moseley and the sponsors (head and Bacardi). I received a brand new pair of head worldcup irace skis (170 length). Johnny even said that if I was planning on skiing mostly in Colorado I would do even better on some mojo 90's. My question is, should I sell these and buy mojo 90 or should I get some bindings and try these out??? I'm an intermediate skier 6'2 285 lbs (see thread "intermediate ski for a big guy"). These race skis retail for 850 dollars but I saw them on sale for 449, while the mojo 90 I can get on sale now for 350. What should I do?
post #2 of 19
ooooooooooooooooooh... the ultimate question! Well I have Mojo 90s and wouldn't trade them for the world! World cups are sick, but for Colorado I'd seriously listen to him, I mean he's Johnny feakin' Moseley! I can promise you one thing- if you get the Mojo 90s, you will never regret it. They are truly an awesome set of skis. It all depends on what type of skiing you like to do- if you're a strictly on-piste guy, stick with the WCs, if you like the backside or hunt pow like you're Ted Nugent, get the Mojos.
post #3 of 19
I think you should start out on those raceskis and when you become a better skier and want to try some serious offpiste you should add another ski to your quiver.. If that's not an option, start with what you've got and sell it later on to get a wider one.. You need something quick and rewarding at your level.. Just my 2cents..
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
...I'd seriously listen to him, I mean he's Johnny feakin' Moseley!
LOL
post #5 of 19

Jonny practices what he preaches

That's funny. I saw Moseley at Squaw earlier this year and he was sporting a pair of Mojo 90s, so he speaks from personal experience (the advice also seems to make sense to me, especially since the WCs are 170s and you're 285#).

BTW: Moseley seemed like a nice guy; I saw him thoroughly explain how to adjust forward pressure to another guest who was having trouble with his bindings.
post #6 of 19
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well i just don't know, it seems like i cant lose either way but guess i should also look at what bindings i would buy with the wc skis vs the ones i would buy for the mojo 90's . are the wc skis good for all mountain??? I just dont know how would i be able to sell them , i dont know who would be interested in these skis that would be willing to dish out the 349 i need for the mojos.
decisions decisions decisions!!!!!
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
I think you should start out on those raceskis and when you become a better skier and want to try some serious offpiste you should add another ski to your quiver.. If that's not an option, start with what you've got and sell it later on to get a wider one.. You need something quick and rewarding at your level.. Just my 2cents..
Grook dont you tink they might be too short for me or will it make little difference? thank you for the response too i need all the advise i can get
post #8 of 19
I think 170 cm IS too short for your weight.

If you are going to stick to the groomed, then the i race ski is the way to go, and you could probably make do with a too-short ski, but if you are going off the machined groomed trails, you will need something either wider or longer or most likely both wider and longer.
post #9 of 19
170 is too short for 285 lbs. I'm 185 and my carvers are 170.

I'd go wider and longer for 285 lbs. in Colorado.

Mike
post #10 of 19
At 6'2" 285 lbs, those 170s may as well be banana peels.
post #11 of 19
Remember the fact that he's an intermediate when commenting the length of those skis... Short skis are good for an intermediate so he can learn to carve easier.. They probably wont go unstable since he won't go very fast.. I think it's a great choice of ski for a guy like him.. (sorry for making this 3rd person)
post #12 of 19
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ok so looking at both scenarios i don't know how i could find someone that want these skis and would be willing to pay the 349 i need for the mojos.

if i dont find anyone, what bindings should i put on these skis??
post #13 of 19
Some high-din Tyrolia?
post #14 of 19
I couldn't imagine EEEeeeehhVER selling a pair of skis or anything else given to me by a hugely famous skiing celeberty. I would have tried to get them signed too and used them only on VERY special occsions.

But sell them?:

:WTF are you thinking?
post #15 of 19
crgildart: right on!
post #16 of 19
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ok im not selling them , im jst going to ski them and i can always buy some mojo 90's or any other wider ski later. I bought some tyrolia free flex plus 14 bindings for 99.00 . They were the only bindings they had that fit this ski. I figured what do i have to lose??? 99.00??? I mean the skis were free.
post #17 of 19
I think that you will enjoy skiing on them a lot and if they are slightly short for your 6'2" height they will certainly help you get your fore and aft balance sorted.

I am 6'2"/ 200 lbs and I ski a 169 cm Rotor which is fine for most snow, most speeds and therefore most days. I guess that I am not an intermediate though.

enjoy being a progressing intermediate on these skis (ie get some more lessons) and then buy a longer & fatter pair of skis that make all mountain/ off piste skiing easier for the same amount of effort and good technique.
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