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Those of you who are close in size to myself. Couple questions (150lbs 5'10" male)

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
5'10"
150lbs
Level 7-8 skiier

1.  What length of ski do you ski on?

 

2.  What type of skiing is it made for? ( Pow, groomers ice ect)

3.  Is it a twin tip

4.  Is the length of the ski the ski-able length or is it the tip to tail length.

Thanks :)
post #2 of 15
Just shy of 5'9".  165 lbs.
Currently active Quiver...
Ski Fischer WC SC (13m-slalom type ski) in 165 cm.
Ski Vollant Machete G (about 22 m radius ski) in 190 cm  - needs a bit of speed at that length to feel good.
Ski old Kästle SG (Sixty something m radius) in 208 cm -  needs a lot of speed at that length to feel good. 

All lengths are tip to tail, no twintips, though I think the SGs are turned up a tiny bit in the last 1 or 2 cm.


Edited by Ghost - 7/10/2009 at 01:00 am GMT
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by CanehdianJ View Post

5'10"
150lbs
Level 7-8 skiier

1.  What length of ski do you ski on?

 

2.  What type of skiing is it made for? ( Pow, groomers ice ect)

3.  Is it a twin tip

4.  Is the length of the ski the ski-able length or is it the tip to tail length.

Thanks :)
 
5' 9"
170 #s (up from 140 in my youth)
Level 8+ but waning

1. Skied on 195s and 190s until 2006.  Now rocking 179-186 cept on retro days.  I'd use a 190 if I had one I still liked.
2. I ski mostly on carvers and race skis around 70mm waist or thinner.  Mid fats or bump skis when conditions apply.
3. Some are twins, but I only go switch when watching my 6 year old from below.
4. Both, I have one pair of labeled 179s that is shorter than my 175s.  The rest appear to be tip to tail. 

J:
Welcome to Epic eh?
post #4 of 15
 5'10"
165 lbs
Level 9 skier
176 cm
All mountian (Gotoma)
twin tip measured whole length
I also have this ski in a tele set up that I cut the tail off
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

I also have this ski in a tele set up that I cut the tail off

 shame on you. destroying a perfectly good ski.            
post #6 of 15
5'9", almost 5'10"
145-155lbs
Level 9/R

1) The length that I ski on for "freeskiing" is a 175 (Volkl Tigershark). But that is for "freeskiing". I commonly take my 202 Nordica SG skis and late 187 Volkl Racetiger GS skis out for free runs (202s on dead days), and used my late 165 Volkl Racetiger SL's for ripping on steep and icy groomers, and for dicking around underneath lifts at Loon. I rarely bust out my 216 Nordicas when I'm off the course, even though I have a handful of times at Crotched Mountain when the place was completely diserted (Moonwalk-Milkyway-UFO-Equinox-Pluto's-Shooting Star, my technical DH playground).

2) The Tigershark is "made" for everything, but I primarily use it when there is fresh pow (up to 4 or 5 inches), crud, hardpack, and courdory. I rarely take them off piste.

3) Non twin.

4) Full length of the ski.
post #7 of 15
5'10"
150lbs
Level 7

I tend to ski shorter skis than most:

Atomic SL12 in 160

Mythic Riders in 172 as they are a fairly burly ski and 178 may have been too much

Plan on getting some BROs for next season in 179
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
this thread was to help me figure out what length of ski i should be on.  I currently ski a head monster im70 177cm and i felt like it was too long for me and too heavy this past season.  i was going to try to find something around 175 with a tip to tail length. 

I heard the gotamas ski short.  That true Tetonpwdrjunkie?  i found a line on some 09's  and since ill be skiing in the west i figure i could get away with those most days.
post #9 of 15
yo,

I'm 5'-7, 155, level 8-ish, older but still aggressive...

My current 1-quiver ski is the 08 Dynastar LP, 176....great ski for the west, except glare ice, and deep powder where it is a bottom feeder, i.e. doesn't float but planes below the surface...
Other skis I've liked are: 174c Blizzard 8.7 Magnum, 177c  Head iM 78, 173c Blizzard Argos....

I found the LP to ski like a combination of the 3 skis above at Lake Tahoe...smooth, powerful, and versatile...
post #10 of 15

CanehdianJ,

 

I am 160#

5'10"
level 9 skier

I teach on B1Bandit in a 170
ski on the watea84 in a 176
and also use a Volkl P50 platinum in a 168

The bandit is a great all around ski
watea is great for crud and pow
volkl is great on ice and bumps

all are material (cord) length

RW

post #11 of 15
I've also heard that the Gotoma skis short.  I like the 176 because I can easily do all of my PSIA type demos on it and it doesn't feel unstable when I'm free skiing.  I was going to go a size larger, but decided I didn't need the length after demoing.  I cut the tails off the other skis so they would fit in the gondola ski holder and take skins better.  I don't think it skis any different and I got them for $50.  In fact it looks a lot like the Mantra tail now.  So I don't think I ruined them.  I took my Nordica Top Fuels over to Snow King and use them to patrol on now.  I haven't skied any thing but the Gotoma at The Village since I got them around the first of the year.  I think you would like them in any condition.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
well you got 15 lbs on me.  so keeping that in mind im willing to bet the goat in that same length would be perfect.  I think we have a winner :)

they have been ordered :)
post #13 of 15
At your weight, considering the general demeanor and purpose of a head monster, I would think 170 cm would be more appropriate.  If you're sticking to groomed runs 165 might be even better for you.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
im going to ski swap my monsters for a similar ski of about 170cm or a 168.  the monster was way too long and heavy, sure its fast but it wasnt nearly as fun as a shorter ski would be,
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/canehdian_J/IMG_1172.jpg


those are my replacements for the monsters.  and the sick part is, they are at least 2lbs lighter. 

gonna replace the monsters with a 171 or 172 with about a 75mm waist.  That should just about cover everything :)
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