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I am 5'10, 150#, 39years old.  Level III skier.  ski approx 1/3 groomers (short-medium turns), 1/3 bumps, 1/3 steep.

 

looking at:

Nordica top fuel

Nordica nitrous

solomon tornado ti

dynastar legend 8000

rossi cx80

 

I'm kinda hesitant to go over an 80mm waist, as it then seems too hard for quick turns...

 

please give any advice...

 

 

 

 

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I am 5'10, 150#, 39years old.  Level III skier.  ski approx 1/3 groomers (short-medium turns), 1/3 bumps, 1/3 steep.

 

looking at:

Nordica top fuel

Nordica nitrous

solomon tornado ti

dynastar legend 8000

rossi cx80

 

I'm kinda hesitant to go over an 80mm waist, as it then seems too hard for quick turns...

 

please give any advice...

 

 

 

 

Keeping your weight in mind, here's how I'd rank your list for each terrain category.

 

Short quick turns on groomers:

 

1) Tornado

2) Nitrous

3) L8K

4) Top Fuel

5) CX 80

 

Bumps:

 

1) L8K

2) Tornado

2) Nitrous

4) Top Fuel

5) CX 80

 

Steeps: (assuming you mean off trail/soft snow)

 

1) L8K

2) Nitrous

3) Tornado

4) Top Fuel

5) CX 80

 

SJ

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Thread Starter 

SJ-

Thanks.  Good stuff.  Are you suggesting nitrous over top Fuel due to my weight?  Any other ski you can add that I may be missing?

 

Thanks in advance. 

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SJ-

Thanks.  Good stuff.  Are you suggesting nitrous over top Fuel due to my weight?  Any other ski you can add that I may be missing?

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Exactly right! You weight is the reason for leaving the TF near the bottom. Also, no one should take from this that the Cx 80 sux. That's not the case at all. It's just not real good at what you are asking for or for your weight in general.

 

As far as other skis, there are tons of good ones but your list is great and if you select from one of those, you won't be missing out on anything.

 

SJ

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