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What skis to buy?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am looking to buy a new set of skis for this season. Right now I'm running 120cm twin tips. I would like to go up to a 140cm with twin tips. Also I do not like a lot of flex in my skis. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks
post #2 of 21
 Matt,

Need a little more information about you and where and what you like to ski. 
post #3 of 21
Get red ones. They're the best.
post #4 of 21
I really think blue is the fastest IMHO
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 Matt,

Need a little more information about you and where and what you like to ski. 
Read  Phil's post and give us something to base a recommendation on. Your body shape and size has much to do with a good choice  As does where and what kind of skiing you do and where you go to ski. Do you like the park ? Learning to carve ? Or skiing  for fun occasionally  and not worrying about doing it perfectly ?
Otherwise ,it being July 4 in the USA ,make them red, white and blue.
post #6 of 21
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Otherwise ,it being July 4 in the USA ,make them red, white and blue.

OHH! K2 PBR's sound like just the thing!
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm around 150lbs and about 6 foot. I usually ski more difficult hills. I really don't go in the terrain parks mostly just down hill.  
post #8 of 21
I do ballet on 140s. They're useless for actual skiing. For that you need something longer, at least 160 and probably more like 170 to 180, for your size. Now that we have you on the right size, someone who is up to date on the latest twin-tips (why d'ya need those anyway?) can steer you closer.
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
I like to ski backwards thats why I like the twin tips. I like the smaller size because its easier to do sharp turns.
post #10 of 21
Wow!
Why don't you demo some longer skis?
How about some 180 to 190 twin tip, or 175 to 180 regular skis?
Try it, you might like it!
post #11 of 21
At 150 lbs you should be on at least 150 cm.  Those snow skates won't turn you as well as a pair of 150 cm skis once you learn how to use the skis. 
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
OK so if I was going to buy a 150-160cm ski what would you recommend?
post #13 of 21
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OK so if I was going to buy a 150-160cm ski what would you recommend?

http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/outlet/SAL1408/Salomon-Czar-Ski.html
post #14 of 21
What part of the country do you ski in?

For the record, my 12-year-old daughter -- all 95 pounds of her -- skis 153 Line Celebrities.  Tele.
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
North east.
post #16 of 21
At 150 lbs and 6', you need to start inhaling some serious cheeseburgers....
Then think about skis after...
post #17 of 21
For the record, I was 6'1" and 125 pounds once.  Empathy abounds.

If you're looking for a one-ski-quiver, at your weight, I'd think about the 169 K2 Extreme/Public Enemy (same ski, different graphics), among various skis in the high 70mm or low 80mm waist range.
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post

At 150 lbs and 6', you need to start inhaling some serious cheeseburgers....
Then think about skis after...
 

Hahahaha I get that a lot.
post #19 of 21
 Get the Volkl Bridge.  It is great for groomed snow and carves great!!!!!!!
post #20 of 21
volkl bridge is a great ski
post #21 of 21
I did not like the volkl Bridge......very boring lame ski.......but then again I am not big on twin tips eithers....But Armada makes some decent stuff. I have a pair 06/07s Armada Pipe Cleaners that I enjoy. Go with at least 170 cm ski if your 6 foot. I am 5,10 155 lbs and I ski a 171 for my twinies.
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