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Big difference between 78 & 82/84 under the foot?

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I've been shopping for skis & unfortunetly haven't been able to get any demo time in. Thinking of Watea or Monsters at this point based on the reviews but am struggling between 78 - 84 waists. Currently ski Atomics that are 70mm and am concerned if I go to an 84 it may be to much of a change for what I like.

 

Although I ski probably 50/50 on/off-piste, I love rippin down a bump run and playing in the trees. 6', 180lbs adv to exp terrain. Westerner & ski Sunshine, Kicking Horse, Fernie, and Kimberly mostly.

 

Looking at mid to high 170's for length

 

Being in my later 30's I also want a somewhat forgiving ski that doesn't kick my butt after a long day.

 

Does it exist? Can anyone provide me with any recommendations?

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The Dynastar Legend 8000 sounds like it'd be a good fit. It's got a 79mm waist, gives good performance, yet is very forgiving. I own this ski and really love the way it skis.

 

Here's a good review recently written up in the Member Review forum here. 

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If you're really 50/50, definitely go as wide as you can and look for a softer tip. I'd be thinking of a responsive mid to high 80's like a Fury, 8.7 (if you're heavier), Cronus (if you're lighter), Scott Mission, Crimson (non Ti), maybe the Nordie wood version Hellcat; K2 Extreme, Volkl Wall, or Prophet 90 (if you like twins)

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