Originally Posted by Tog
Well hrstrat57 ("one-niner-bravo"),
You have confused me with your experiments by selecting a shorter length, 170, then the results seem to indicate.
I guess I agree with y'alls comeback length recco, the only thing would be isn't the hill like 250 ft. vertical?
RossiSmash had a good recco about starting off with a 2-3 yr. old ski. God, you can pick a pair up for 150$ with bindings.
Good call Tog!
Actually 2 reasons.
1/ I promised my bride, as we are seeking to simplify our lives by getting rid of 2 much stuff that I would reduce my extensive inventory of guitars, tennis racquets, golf clubs, photography equipment, road bikes and skis. My goal re skis was create a perfect 2 ski quiver, all I really need here in the east. Volkl Explosivs with Rossi turntables cover the fat end and I convinced her that I would clear out all the shorter, skinnier skis if she let me buy the dream carver.
2/ my first choice was Volkl Tigershark 10 w switch or Volkl Racetigers but my source for those went dry. I then enlisted the support of dawgcatching who after a long back and forth via email(bless him, Scott is a patient man
) directed me firmly to the i supershape, suggesting the 170 vs the 175 promising me the ski was more damp and stable than my previous 168 Allstars or the 165/170 RX 8. He insisted that the 170 SS would be able to cruise as well as the 175 RX 8 while delivering much higher shortswing performance.
Thus the 170 i supershape vs a 175.
Dawg was spot on.
Oddly enuff, I've played Head tennis racquets for years(current weapons of choice 3 i prestige mp's) but haven't owned a Head ski since I had 7' Head standards w/Look nevada's in high school. I'm glad I have liquidmetal on my feet now as well as in the tennis bag
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I guess to summarize if the op can find a pair of 175 RX 8's used in good shape I agree that might be a good place to start......dial those in to learn the new technology then search out the perfect steed. Frankly his search might end right there......
OP, make sure you have high end, perfect fitting boots first of course.....
semi thread poach off