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GS-Ski length recommendation

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey,

im looking to buy one or two new pairs of skis:
I am right now skiing a Head Cyber 24x1 at length 200. This ski must be from 1995 or something but is still fun to ski for swing turns and in off track in powder. However its to flexible and flappy for higher speeds.

When im on piste, i like to go fast and do big turns. For that i also sometimes use a Rossignol 9x from the 2004 season length 174 with a 19m radius. I feel however that for my 162 pounds (without gear) and 183cm height (6 feet) this ski is to short and the radius is to small, so i am looking to replace that ski. A 27.5 fis approved radius sounds about right for me. But what should the length be? Im 23 years old, athletic and have been skiing for 19 years so i consider myself a very good skier, maybe level 8. Should i go for a 185 or even 191?Stability at high speeds is most important to me.

Thanks in advance,

Dave
post #2 of 7
You will be hard pressed to find a current GS ski over 188cm.  These skis are very stiff!  See if you can find a 183cm GS race ski.  The really strong male racers seem to be using 183 - 188.

Mike
post #3 of 7
Or go to a Super G.
post #4 of 7
Atomic and Head both have a 191 GS. Fischer have a 193. I'm sure the others have them too. Whether you really want to go that long on a modern full blown race ski is another question though.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
 ok, no im not saying that I have to go that long, im more asking what lenght i should go given my size, weight and ability
post #6 of 7
Forget the 27.5 meter radius. I've been a Masters racer for 20 years, and last year I decided for GS to go with an Atomic GS12, 27.5 meter, 186 cm.  I had two pairs, struggled to get them through training courses two days in a row, then I tried one of my teammate's 183  cm. 25 meter sidecut skis...case closed.  I sold both pairs of my 186s, and dropped down to the 183, which is basically a women's world cup ski.  This year, I'm on the 184 cm Atomic D2 GS, which is a 26 meter sidecut, and it's all I need.  I dunno what your definition of high speed is, but we're getting up to 45 mph in GS these days.  If you need more stability, as somebody mentioned, skip right on up to something like an Atomic Super G, 201 cm.  I have two pairs, and they're great if you want to cruise...



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Hey,

im looking to buy one or two new pairs of skis:
I am right now skiing a Head Cyber 24x1 at length 200. This ski must be from 1995 or something but is still fun to ski for swing turns and in off track in powder. However its to flexible and flappy for higher speeds.

When im on piste, i like to go fast and do big turns. For that i also sometimes use a Rossignol 9x from the 2004 season length 174 with a 19m radius. I feel however that for my 162 pounds (without gear) and 183cm height (6 feet) this ski is to short and the radius is to small, so i am looking to replace that ski. A 27.5 fis approved radius sounds about right for me. But what should the length be? Im 23 years old, athletic and have been skiing for 19 years so i consider myself a very good skier, maybe level 8. Should i go for a 185 or even 191?Stability at high speeds is most important to me.

Thanks in advance,

Dave


 
post #7 of 7
Forget length, it all depends on the ski. Most 176 GS skis built now will have a top end far exceeding your 200cm Heads. Demo...
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