I'm 6', 165 lb, level 7+ and still improving, Tahoe 50/50 skier.
Hello all, new member here - love the site and appreciate the great information and wealth of knowledge available.
I just got back into skiing this past season after a 10 year hiatus and was able to demo some skis with the intent of purchase. I narrowed down my selection finally to the volkl ac50 and the dynastar legend sultan. I was able to demo both in the 170/172cm length. I loved the stability of the volkl but found it one dimensional, great for ripping through crud and groomers, but thats about it. On the other hand, the dynastar legend sultan was much more versatile and left a better impression on me. I ran across a great deal on the 2011 dynastar's, and am here to ask your advice on length. I am 6', 190lbs and am planning to really ramp up my skill this next season with the goal of skiing at least 50 days. I got out about 10 times this season, and built up my confidence, and by the end of the season, I was very comfortable skiing black diamonds, glades, and a few bumps here in the east where I live. I am planning to take quite a few lessons next year and go to ski camp out west to further refine and improve my abilities.
So my question is, should I go with 172cm or 178cm in length? I loved how easy the turns were on the 172s i demo'd, but since I didnt get a chance to get on the 178s I was hoping some of you could provide some insight. From comments here on the site it seems like the consensus is to go with 178s, but i dont want to get skis that will feel too long from the get go. Is the dynastar 178 more comparable to the volkl 170 or is the dynastar 172 more like the volkl 170?
Thanks in advance.
a buddy of mine is 5'8" or so and skis the 178cm, really rocking it. good ski. I am 6'0" skied it once and thought it was about right, although i could see it being nicer in a longer length but it doesnt come in any longer.
The Fluid include bindings as it is an intergrated binding system. I always buy the Fluid system, as it is easy for me to adjust the bindings to different bsl's.
Huh, try 184.
So my question is, should I go with 172cm or 178cm in length? I loved how easy the turns were on the 172s i demo'd, but since I didnt get a chance to get on the 178s I was hoping some of you could provide some insight. From comments here on the site it seems like the consensus is to go with 178s, but i dont want to get skis that will feel too long from the get go.
Thanks in advance.
At your size, definitely buy the 178. If you were ripping it, you would likely want the 184.
Go to my home mountain, Mammoth CA. Snow is good the first 2-3 hours before it warms up to much.
I think heading west is a bit of a stretch for a few hours in the mornig...might head down to chile however...