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is this ski suitable for me?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
hey guys and girls I have the opportunity to by a set of rossignol s3 168 (the caia koopman ones 2009/2010) for mega cheap and i'm wondering if they are a suitable ski for me.
i am : 70 kg (154 pounds)
172 cm (5 feet 8 inch)(the tip of the ski is at my eye height)
intermediate level skier - want to ski everywhere/anything.
will be useing in australia and overseas
are these the skis for me? any advise/help/comments will be helpful
thanks.
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

by the way. my main concern is the length of the skis. are they too long?

post #3 of 8
They are a rockered twin tip so they will probably ski a little shorter than 168. Shouldn't be to big.
post #4 of 8
 you wont progress as fast on a rockered ski like S3 but its not too short for you and should work perfectly. 

What is the deal with rockered skis coming on every size twin these days? 
post #5 of 8
These will not be too long.  I looked at the S3 last night with my son as something I may want to demo and ecimmortal is right, rockered twin, tip and tail.  The running length is really short and I decided that 186? (I think that's right) is what I would try.  I'm 5'10" 165lbs.  Check it out, you may even consider the next size up.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

wont progress as fast on a rockered ski? why is that?
i'm getting back into skiing becoz after 8 seasons on a board i'm not progressing anymore
the last thing i wanna do is slow my progession on skis

post #7 of 8
Define your definition of "progress." It would be helpful to know what type of terrain you ski the most, and what you're looking to accomplish.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
i will be skiing mainly australian resorts with the odd trip to japan. as for the terrain i am skiing atm, on and off groomers  some green runs, mainly intermediate runs and a few easier black runs. haven't spent any time in the park on skis yet but i inevitably will. in japan i'll be searching for powder in any terrain (trees, bowls, at the bar :) , anywhere)


in terms of progression, i'm looking to improve all aspects of my skiing - as all aspects of my skiing need improvement. but i particularly want to work on skiing more aggressively/improving my control at speed on varying terrain and on groomers, get more confident in the air (small kickers less then 25 ft and small natural jumps/drops) and improve my powder skiing (when i get the chance to ski some decent pow - which, if your not familiar with ozzie conditions, doesn't exist)
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