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 Post subject: Ski Recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:36 am 
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A co-worker friend of mine (6ft, <190lbs, 63 years old, fit guy, former military officer) is looking to replace his first set of ski’s. He has ridden Nordica Hotrod Nitrious 170 cm’s for the past 4 or 5 seasons.

He is mostly on the groomers, but does venture off slightly into places like Dry Creek, etc. Wants to ride steep and deep stuff but has a hard time with anything less predictable than Cornice Bowl.

Our last trip to Mammoth he rented some Kastle 178’s which he claimed to like, but when he tried Scotty’s for the first time it was heavy deep windpack, and things didnt go so well (caught a ski on one of his turns and got flung into a faceplant). He obviously wants to go a bit bigger than his 170’s but I am tentative to recommend a larger ski, knowing they will help him in the deep stuff and when he picks up speed on the groomers, but I'm concerned about manueverability down steeper technical runs. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, but beyond that I’d like to see some discussion as to how a larger ski will affect him compared to his current 170 cm’s with a 16 m turning radius..??..

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 Post subject: Re: Ski Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:50 am 
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Taking a serious look at these.

http://www.rei.com/product/805311?prefe ... erralID=NA

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