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post #1 of 9
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So I just bought a pair of BD Joule skis (which have the same dimensions as the Kilowatt). The only difference I have gotten out of people is that the ski will be "softer". This will be my first AT ski, and have only been skiing a few years, weigh 160 lbs. Got the 175 (the sized recommended for the Kilowatt). I don't think I ski very aggressively. I plan on mounting a set of Rossignol AT bindings.

Does this seem like a good idea to anyone? Do I risk breaking the ski or anything?

Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by davemess View Post

Does this seem like a good idea to anyone?

That depends, do you have the matching boot/coat/pant outfit? 
post #3 of 9
How much do you weigh?  If you aren't on the larger size, just ski them if you like them.  If it bothers you that others might know they are targeted at female skiers paint them or cover them with stickers.
post #4 of 9
I ski on what I assume is a womens race stock SL ski (160cm), no problem for me.  I weigh less than some of the WC women, & certainly don't ski with the same strength or dynamics so it makes sense.

At 160 lbs. in a 175cm IMO that's probably a good choice.
JF
post #5 of 9
160cm Slalom ski is probably designed for Masters Racers or smaller non FIS racers. Unless it was a custom build for one of the bigger gals on the World Cup.
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Originally Posted by NordtheBarbarian View Post

160cm Slalom ski is probably designed for Masters Racers or smaller non FIS racers. Unless it was a custom build for one of the bigger gals on the World Cup.


Could be, I don't really remember.  They are a few years old now, but I was under the impression they were a woman's ski.  Lindsey Vonn skied on mens SL's on Saturday.
JF
post #7 of 9
John Oates of Hall & Oates fame skis on woman's skis.  He's a little guy and he rips it telemark. 
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Originally Posted by Johnny Style View Post

John Oates of Hall & Oates fame skis on woman's skis.  He's a little guy and he rips it telemark. 
I'm not surprised that he's on a ladies ski. 
post #9 of 9
Rossignol makes a B-Squad / womens. It could be a fun ski if it is the same waist and sidecut as the B-Squad with a softer flex, (and on sale). It's that yellow green flame top sheet model.
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