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I am 5'4" and 130 lbs, considering those skis. What lengths for me ?
post #2 of 14
I'm 5'8" 170# and I had the 169 Rotor 76 and I currently have the 170 Stormrider XXL.
If I were you, I would go with the 159cm Rotor and the 162cm Stormrider XXL.
Note that although the Rotor has a turned up tail, it skis long.
Hope this helps.
post #3 of 14
I am 5'4" and 130 lbs, also, and have quite a few Stocklis. When not on my Sls or GSs I ski the XL in 164 and the original snake in 170. Demoed the Rotor (last year's) in 168 and thought the length was perfect. I demoed the XXL 162, but I think I would have preferred the 170 more. As a matter of fact, if not for the fact that I always seem to find myself in tight trees on hard snow, I'm sure I would love the XL's in a 174 too. Hope this helps.
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Thanks guys! If only one, which one do you prefer for broad range of conditions?
post #5 of 14
Skis are both excellent and versatile, but different. XXL will feel more powerful in junk and Rotor will overall feel somewhat easier and more willing to change turn shape.

Lou
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Lobo, What kind of skiing and conditions do you plan to encounter most? Often I find that even on the same ski a lot of times I wish it were a little longer or a little shorter depending on what I have gotten myself into.
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Skis are both excellent and versatile, but different. XXL will feel more powerful in junk and Rotor will overall feel somewhat easier and more willing to change turn shape.

Lou
I've heard about XXL, that it is " easy on knees ", did not demoed them yet but, knowing the ski is very flexy I hope that opinion is exact.Don't know nothing about Rotor, only some reviews.For sure I will demo them both this January in Gardena.
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Originally Posted by JTripodi View Post
Lobo, What kind of skiing and conditions do you plan to encounter most? Often I find that even on the same ski a lot of times I wish it were a little longer or a little shorter depending on what I have gotten myself into.
I ski in Alps and from time to time in Carpatia. Usualy on my Lasers SL (FIS 156 cm) in the morning hours. I need other set for afternoon junk and fresh, powdery conditions ; 70% slope and SL course ; 30% terrain. I hope XXL will do well as GS-like ski for high speed arcing. I am with Stoeckli 10 seasons and want to stay with ( quality ) and I belive that XXL or Rotors are not so demanding as racing skis. Is that a good idea?
post #9 of 14
Lobo, IMO the XXL is fairly easy to ski. I'm 185cm/90kg and ski the 178cm (XL @ 174 and Laser SC at 170cm). The XXL rips and is very versatile. I have it mounted with Dukes and use it as a side/slack country rig as well as for in-bound intracked and crud busting. Given that I've even skied the Laser SC off-piste, the XL is now almost redundant.

Given your height and weight you should be able to manage the 170cm, but demo first if possible.
post #10 of 14
Lobo, I think Taxman is right on the mark. XXL in 170. Although I never demoed a Stockli, I just bought them. There isn't one that I don't want!
post #11 of 14
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Thanks guys!
I send two orders, XXL 170 cm and Stormrider 76 169 cm and have a deal that after demoing will pick what like most.
post #12 of 14
Now that is a deal! Don't forget to let us know the outcome.
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I am 5'11" @ 155#s, 8+ or 9 level skier, and ski the XXLs in a 170. I like to ski very fast; frequently at Sun Valley(very fast) and Alta(varied packed and crud) and find my 170s perform very well in a variety of conditions. I have skied the 178s and like them a lot but for my home mountain the 170s are fine. For your size I would recommend going no longer than the 162s. These skis are very stable and do not "fight back." (For an "obscure reference," I worked in the ski business for 20+ years and have dealt with a lot of skis and skiers.)
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I am 5'11" @ 155#s, 8+ or 9 level skier, and ski the XXLs in a 170. I like to ski very fast; frequently at Sun Valley(very fast) and Alta(varied packed and crud) and find my 170s perform very well in a variety of conditions. I have skied the 178s and like them a lot but for my home mountain the 170s are fine. For your size I would recommend going no longer than the 162s. These skis are very stable and do not "fight back." (For an "obscure reference," I worked in the ski business for 20+ years and have dealt with a lot of skis and skiers.)
Thanks Tricky..
Hm... can't imagine going realy fast on 162, even if I am on wide ski, well, I always realized that better bet is to have 5 cm more then 5 cm less.
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