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Which length of Salomon Lord is right for me?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey Everybody!

Ski season is fast approaching, and I've decided that the Salomon Lords are the skis for me.

I'm 18, about 5'7 and weigh around 170. I'll be using them out west (Vail) and they'll be for a combination of off piste powder/crud (60%) etc and family groomer time (40%).

I'm torn between the 161 and the 169. I'm feeling the 169 for the growing room (the dr's said I'm done though) and also because of the shorter running surface of the twin tip.

How much shorter does the rocker make the 169? I'm an advanced skier (not expert) I learnt to ski in Vail as a youngling.

PS Any runs in Beaver Creek I should check out? I've been to Vail for about 15 christmases, and I've never skied Beaver!

Thanks!

David Munro
Toronto, Canada   
post #2 of 7
I would say the 169 for sure or maybe even the 177.   I'm 5'11", 200 lbs and ski the 185 and it's not close to being too long.  There's not much of a rocker at all but the twin tip does shorten the running length compared to a non twin tip ski.
post #3 of 7
I am 5'10" at 165. I am skiing the 186. I only have three days on it in about boot deep powder. So far I love it. Today I really let them run and they were stable as could be in tracked out powder.
post #4 of 7
 I wouldn't go shorter than the 169.  Probably the 177.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
 thanks for all the advice, I think the 169'll be perfect!
post #6 of 7
Overall excellent ski, 5* on all catagories and truly backs up all the hype and the awards. 210mm of rocker technology actually is noticeable (wasnt buying the whole idea at first buy I decided to buy them, and its all there and can feel it)

I have Marker Griffon Schizo bindings, which allow me to move it either center, regular, or back depending on conditions, and found sweet spots for all conditions.

Park =(Center)
Hard Packs/ Groomer = (-1 from manufactures suggested mounting position)
Powder = (+2 from manufactures suggested mounting position)

I have the option of moving it, but if you get a standard binding and have to mount it once, then I would say the manufactures suggested mounting position is the way to go.

Im 5'10 155lbs and got the 169's

Trust in the LORD!
post #7 of 7
 Don't you mean +1 for all mountain and -2 for Powder?
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