Suggestions on ski length for Watea 78? 5'10", 165 lbs. advanced but not expert skier. Also, any binding recommendations for these from folks who have skied them?
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11/23/08 at 4:30pm
We're similar in weight and described skiing ability. I ski in the east and got the Watea 78 in 167cm. I'd recommend you consider 167cm or the next size up (174cm?). I suspect many of the other folks on this forum will suggest the next size up.
I mounted Tyrolia bindings on mine. Check Level Nine Sports for good deals on the Head or Tyrolia LD12s. Look PX12s or the Rossi equivalent would also be a good choice. Should be able to find 'em at a reasonable price with the 80mm brakes.
IMO the Watea is not the tool for what you appear to be looking for in the East, it's more of a Western midfat. If you want a wider, longer radius ski for the East would suggest you look at the Fischer Cool Heat, Volkl AC20 or 30, Head Monster 78 or other more groomer oriented midfats.