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Salomon lord's - a bit of advice needed!!

post #1 of 7
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I've recently demoed the Salomon Lord and have decided to get a pair but not sure whether to get them in a 169 or 177.

 

I'm 170 weighing 60kg and consider myself an advanced (not expert) skier and am looking to get a ski that I can advance further with in offpiste / park (although still enjoy carving it up on the piste).

 

The reason i'm a bit unsure of what size to get is i've had some mixed advice from the shop assistants - I've been told that I should go for the 177's (even though they're taller than me) because they're twin tips and I can get away with the extra length for off piste, but also been told that I should stick with the 169's as they are not a big mountain ski?!?!

 

Would be very grateful for all your feedback!

 

Cheers

post #2 of 7

i would definiately go for the 177's especially because the Lord isn't a super advanced ski. but how tall are you?

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Originally Posted by skiboy55 View Post

I've recently demoed the Salomon Lord and have decided to get a pair but not sure whether to get them in a 169 or 177.

 

I'm 170 weighing 60kg and consider myself an advanced (not expert) skier and am looking to get a ski that I can advance further with in offpiste / park (although still enjoy carving it up on the piste).

 

The reason i'm a bit unsure of what size to get is i've had some mixed advice from the shop assistants - I've been told that I should go for the 177's (even though they're taller than me) because they're twin tips and I can get away with the extra length for off piste, but also been told that I should stick with the 169's as they are not a big mountain ski?!?!

 

Would be very grateful for all your feedback!

 

Cheers



170 cm, ~5'6"

post #4 of 7

I'm 6'0, and fairly thin, and I have the Lord 185's after demoing them last Spring. With the design of these skis, they ski shorter than the length would have you believe, so I'd go with the 177's as well. They are definitely an all-mountain ski. Although they aren't the best in the powder compared to fatter alternatives, I found them to excel at everything else. I too was kind of initially worried about using such long skis, but I was quickly reassured when I hit the slopes. Definitely one of my favorite skis.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2HOXnN4k8

 

You ever see the movie, Claim? At a little past the 1 hour mark, there's a great scene with a French skier at Chamonix speed-riding down some sick terrain with a chute. What's he skiing on? Salomon Lords. Awwwwww yeah. I just noticed that the last time I watched it. :D

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Definitely will have to check out Claim, sounds sweet!

 

Thanks for the advice, think i'll probably be going for the 177's then, most people have said better to go with the longer ski in the Lord's.

 

(for reference 170 = 5'7")

post #6 of 7

I bought my lords last year, 177cm with Marker bindings and I absolutely love them! I have used them in all conditions, blue and single black, on Mt. Baker, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Heavenly and Kirkwood and have never been disappointed. Never skied any powder over 10" or any double black but as long as I kept my speed right and tips together they did great. Never ran into much ice, a little at Kirkwood but just like driving a car on ice, don't do anything too drastic when turning and you are fine. I like the control in the crud, the snap coming out of carving turns and they handled the mid to high speeds just fine on the corduroy. I feel like I have a one ski quiver with these, although I still have my old 2003/04 Dynastar Intuitiv 69C's for early and low snow conditions. The only negative I have is they don't have a protective tip and the tips are getting chewed up a little but nothing bad or that effects the performance. Hope this helped and have fun with them they are a great looking and performing ski!

post #7 of 7

Definately go for the 177. Demoed this ski about a month ago and I seriously loved it, almost bought a pair.  So easy to ski on, just flies over any crud and I was pleasantly surprised with its performance on the ice..just ripped right through it and felt very stable. I feel this ski is a bit underrated.

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