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Should I retire my skis?

Nov. 7, 2010, 6:23 p.m.
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Everyone is saying I should retire my current skis and get ones more suited for me. Am about 6'3"-6'3 1/2" running 170cm skis, I mostly do back country, what do my NSMB buddies think?

Nov. 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
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not enough information but you always need new skis

Nov. 7, 2010, 6:32 p.m.
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What information do you need m8?

Nov. 7, 2010, 6:36 p.m.
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what are you on now ,what do you weigh ,what kind of boots do you have what kind of skier are you ,how much money you got?

Nov. 7, 2010, 6:56 p.m.
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Atomic something, 185lb, dont know, love the back country, whatever I want for x-mas. You dont really need this info. I was just wondering if ill have more fun skiing, more control, and overall be better if I get skis more suited for me and my style?

Nov. 7, 2010, 7 p.m.
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yes

Nov. 7, 2010, 7:29 p.m.
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Atomic something, 185lb, dont know, love the back country, whatever I want for x-mas. You dont really need this info. I was just wondering if ill have more fun skiing, more control, and overall be better if I get skis more suited for me and my style?

Actually it kind of info that would be handy.

If you are a weight weenie, rando-race guy that is trying to bag peaks you'll want a different ski than a someone that hunts out powder fields.

170 is kind of short for your height and weight but what do I know: I'm 6'2" 200lbs and have 174cm Saloman Scramblers as my ligtherweight backcountry skis with Fritchies.

My big sticks are 193 Fischer Watea 101s with Barons.

Both are for different kinds of skiing.

Nov. 7, 2010, 8:03 p.m.
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Buy these

Tip: 136 Waist: 115 Tail: 133

Lengths: 175, 185
Stoke: 18.4

That's all you need to know.

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Nov. 7, 2010, 8:07 p.m.
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I was just wondering if ill have more fun skiing, more control, and overall be better if I get skis more suited for me and my style?

well that's a no brainer the answer is pretty easy ,its yes unless of course you enjoy the process OF … being a luddite

come back and ask more questions when you have better questions

Nov. 7, 2010, 8:10 p.m.
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Stoke: 18.4

really ?

Nov. 7, 2010, 8:29 p.m.
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really ?

would freeskier.com lie?????

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Nov. 7, 2010, 8:46 p.m.
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well that's a no brainer the answer is pretty easy ,its yes unless of course you enjoy the process OF … being a luddite

come back and ask more questions when you have better questions

M8 Ive been skiing for 1/2 a season, give me a break. Am thinking am gonna get size 190's, or should backcountry skiers run longer skis?

Nov. 7, 2010, 8:47 p.m.
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so, what if your current skis are purrfectly suited for you? how would we know?

Nov. 7, 2010, 9:47 p.m.
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M8 Ive been skiing for 1/2 a season, give me a break. Am thinking am gonna get size 190's, or should backcountry skiers run longer skis?

Pretty sure I have a set of 223's kicking around that i bought off Plake back in the day,if you feel you need bigger skiis.

Nov. 7, 2010, 10:25 p.m.
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so, what if your current skis are purrfectly suited for you? how would we know?

if there was snow, this world would be a better world.

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