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post #1 of 11
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I was at the local shop and they have a pair of these for $312.50 and it seems like a good deal after researching it some. The skis are 172cm. I'm 5'8" and about 200 lbs upper intermediate skier. I would like some feedback from someone that is close to my weight about the legnth? I ski mostly in the south east and will use these skis on the few powder days we have and in slushy spring conditions. I'm surprised by the 17m turn radius on these skis. Does this ski turn to much for mashed potato slushy conditions? Would I be better off with a ski that has closer to a 20m turn radius?

 

Thanks ahead of time.

 

Bryan

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I was at the local shop and they have a pair of these for $312.50 and it seems like a good deal after researching it some. The skis are 172cm. I'm 5'8" and about 200 lbs upper intermediate skier. I would like some feedback from someone that is close to my weight about the legnth? I ski mostly in the south east and will use these skis on the few powder days we have and in slushy spring conditions. I'm surprised by the 17m turn radius on these skis. Does this ski turn to much for mashed potato slushy conditions? Would I be better off with a ski that has closer to a 20m turn radius?

 

Thanks ahead of time.

 

Bryan

 

thse skis rock at 200lb dont get the 172 get at elast the 179.

post #3 of 11

Agree, the 172 is way too short for you.  I have a friend who's a little taller and about the same weight as you, and he just picked up the 186's for skiing here in the PNW.  He's really happy with them so far.  The 179's would definitely be more nimble and would work for you I think, but I think the 172's wouldn't be a good idea.

post #4 of 11

I agree as well... 172 is too small for you.  Yeah it's a good price, but you'll definitley want one of the longer lengths.  You could probably make either the 179 or 186 work for you, depending on what terrain you primarily like to ski.

post #5 of 11

have them in 186cm (5'11''; 185).  like them, but ski real short.  172 is WAY too short.

post #6 of 11

172 is why they're on sale, y'know. 3/4 of the likely buyers (male, younger) would want a longer length. 

post #7 of 11

Sierraskis.com still has 186's in stock. Same price, free shipping.  I picked up a pair of 179s, probably should have gone longer, but wanted them more for east coast trees.

post #8 of 11

I don't mean to whore in here but I didn't want to start a new thread about the same thing.  Would you recommend the 172 or the 179 for a 5'11" male 160lbs advanced/ expert skier?  I like to ski all types of terrain fast with the ability to make quick turns through the trees and moguls. I mostly ski in the mid-atlantic area with an upcoming trip to Mt. Hood.  The P90 would be a compliment for my Volkl Supersports which I use for ice/ hardpack.  My local shop has these and the volkl bridge in a 177 which I'm torn between.  Who knows, these both might be bad skis for myself but I'm eagar to add a compliment to my collection.   Could one of you pros give me some advice?  Sorry Bryan, but hopefully this helps to clear things for both of us.      

post #9 of 11

I own some P-90s in 179s, the 172s would be much too short.  I almost wish I bought the 186s as I like a longer ski to begin with.  

 

I'm 5'8" and weigh about 195.  

 

 

 

post #10 of 11

I have the next ski up in the line (no pun intended), the Prophet 100 in a 179.  I'm 5'7", 135# (cyclist!) and a strong skier / racer.  I enjoy these skis a lot, but there are times when I wish I could get them to come around a little faster (tight chutes, bumps) and sometimes wish I got the 172's.  These are very stable at race speeds on groomers and fast in the pow / cut up.  You're a little bigger than me so I think you could definitely do the 179's if you wanted to.  My .02.

post #11 of 11
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Thanks everyone. I have two pairs of carving skis . I'm looking for something with less shape than the Profit 90. Thanks for confirming that they're too short. I suspected they would be.

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