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post #121 of 126

I'd think Rossi would have afforded a more fluent and less confrontational spokesperson -- though maybe not a more enthusiastic one.  

 

Zokinjo, vous êtes français, non ?  Je le dis parce que vous avez mentionné "ski shoes," chausseurs de ski.  En anglais, on dit "bottes de ski", ski boots.  Voila un petit leçon en anglais, une langue dans laquelle je suis plus à l'aise.

post #122 of 126

Uh, you realize the gentleman in question posted this thread over a year and half ago, yes? Doubt he's still replying. 

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Uh, you realize the gentleman in question posted this thread over a year and half ago, yes? Doubt he's still replying. 

 

 

Nope!  Don't know what I was thinking -- except that I wasn't!  The conversation was just too amusing to pass up.

post #124 of 126
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sounds like a great ski for you, but buy the 178cm for sure. also, mount (-) 2 for soft snow and crud. then, don't lean back when you ski. you're good. check the Tahoe area for them, as many places have put them on sale, 2012 model, black/green.

Appreciate your knowledgeable advice.   Why you are advising the 178 instead of the 168?  Of course it is difficult to provide advice for someone on the web that you haven't actually watched skiing.    The S7 with its floppy ends and firm center will of course ski short so I've been considering that all along however with all the more surface area I'd expect it is going to float well even at 168.   As noted I'm 140# 66" and unless gradients get above 50%, tend to ski powder long distances rather relaxed in my old midfats making lots of short popping S turns at modest speeds.  A longer ski is going to float more and also pick up more speed.

 

I have an opportunity to buy some 2012 178s with demo bindings that have supposedly only  been skied 10 times for $570 including shipping which is about $130 less than  new  2012 S7 168s/Auxiums/mounting.  

 

dave

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Appreciate your knowledgeable advice.   Why you are advising the 178 instead of the 168?  Of course it is difficult to provide advice for someone on the web that you haven't actually watched skiing.    The S7 with its floppy ends and firm center will of course ski short so I've been considering that all along however with all the more surface area I'd expect it is going to float well even at 168.   As noted I'm 140# 66" and unless gradients get above 50%, tend to ski powder long distances rather relaxed in my old midfats making lots of short popping S turns at modest speeds.  A longer ski is going to float more and also pick up more speed.

 

I have an opportunity to buy some 2012 178s with demo bindings that have supposedly only  been skied 10 times for $570 including shipping which is about $130 less than  new  2012 S7 168s/Auxiums/mounting.  

 

dave

 

I'm 69" and 140#, skied the 178s, and they were too short. They'll be perfect for you. These things ski REALLY short. If you do feel like they are too long, put the bindings a little bit forward ... with those demos, that's great to have the ability to move around your boot on the ski until you know where you are most comfortable. 

post #126 of 126

Thanks segbrown!   As a thin gal at my size, that is all I needed to read.  

 

Called up the ebay seller that is an established Vail rental shop and got a bit more input on the exact condition of the used skis which sounded fine.  With low snow last year they did not get used much.  So I just made the ebay buy.    I've bought skis with demo bindings before and they do add some flexibility both in adjusting for my own use and allowing friends to borrow em.

 

I will be painting over the graphics.   The dark Rossignol graphics are not at all annoying but for a ski I will be using at times during storms, I'm thinking of something fluorescent because I like how fluorescents look while skiing in storm or flat light.  

 

My 2011 Twisters had an elaborate punk ski graphic I did not want to see at all haha, so spray painted the whole top with a white base coat then applied an enamel layer of a decreasing cloud-like gradient of fluorescent blue down from the shovel and also up from the tails to about half way towards boot center.  

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