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    longest pair of boards you ever used?

    just wondering what was the longest pair of skis you ever had. I was talking to the owner of a sporting goods store where i used to work and she got on my case for using 175's. She knows her shit and was telling me i should drop down to a 165 or less. Got me to thinking about this subject and how far we've come. I used a pair of 205 atomic ARCs for one season. The banana yellow ones. damn they were big AND ugly.


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    I still have a pair of Salomon F9 203cm.
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    I have a pair of 210 K2 ELC in my shed but don't use them anymore have skied 224 DH boards

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    I skied on 203's in 2000. Last pair of non shaped kneissl (SP) I got them from a pro form deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    just wondering what was the longest pair of skis you ever had. I was talking to the owner of a sporting goods store where i used to work and she got on my case for using 175's. She knows her shit and was telling me i should drop down to a 165 or less. Got me to thinking about this subject and how far we've come. I used a pair of 205 atomic ARCs for one season. The banana yellow ones. damn they were big AND ugly.
    165 or less?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    165 or less?


    How much do you weigh?

    If that's not too personal a question. Or answer.
    140-145.

    from what i undestand, its common for people still to buy too long a ski. not that i have a clue as i'm not a gear head in any way shape or form.

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    205 cm Blizzards. The had the "turn control system" which was actually more dramatic sidecut than what was prevalent at the time (mid 90's). I skied these throughout my intermediate years. They were big and heavy and probably good to build skill. Once I got on my first pair of shaped skis (190 cm Dynastar Max Ones) around 1999, it seemed like I immediately jumped up a few notches in skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    140-145.

    from what i undestand, its common for people still to buy too long a ski. not that i have a clue as i'm not a gear head in any way shape or form.
    Ooh, ok. I was assuming you were heavier. That makes sense. I'm in the 165 neighborhood and of all the demo's I've done I feel most comfortable on ~175 cm.
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    Spent alot of seasons on 205's. Several skis. I remember when I first got on 188's looking at them riding up the chair and thinking how short they looked, then came 177's and now 170's. I won't go shorter then that. I'm 5'8" and 190 lbs.
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